Filling in the Gaps

Lakes Meadow, a care home in Coggeshall, Essex had an area that was an awkward shape within their grounds which they wanted to utilise by storing mobility scooters and keeping them sheltered from the rain. The area in question was in between two buildings and was 7.19m in length, 1.98m at the smallest opening and 6m at the largest opening. Because of the odd shape, the canopy would need to be bespoke to be able to over the whole area … Continue reading

Cranfield C of E Academy Gets A Canopy

Cranfield C of E Academy has recently had a new school canopy installed at their site. There was a new school built in September 2016, but they lacked the cover that can be essential in hot weather, especially in hot weather like the UK has experienced this year. Therefore, the school contacted us to supply them with a canopy. Originally, the school’s leadership team were interested in the Shade Sails for the area. However, after consultation, explanation of the benefits … Continue reading

Able Canopies Ltd. Deliver Covered Outdoor Spaces for New Totnes Primary School

As part of a £7 million construction of the new Dartington Church of England Primary School, Able Canopies Ltd. designed, supplied and installed a number of bespoke timber canopies to provide versatile outdoor spaces for pupils and teachers. The new £7 million school in Totnes, Devon, replaced the previous eco-school which opened in 2010 but vacated in 2014 due to serious and persistent issues with the roof. The new development, which consists of 12 classrooms and a range of modern … Continue reading

Product Update: Ullswater Apex

The Ullswater Apex Free Standing Canopy is a long-standing product that has been in our range since the beginning. It is a robust structure that provides effective weather protection and fits in particularly well with more traditional style environments, while still looking great in modern settings too. We are always looking at ways to further improve our products and we have decided to give you more choices when it comes to the faithful Ullswater Apex. You can now choose from two … Continue reading

Sweet 16 – Our lighter, cheaper Coniston option does the job

At Able Canopies, we pride ourselves on the quality of our products and our service, that’s why we may not always be the cheapest, but you will always find that our products are made from the highest quality materials that follow all required regulations such as CE marking. We also hold many major certifications including ISO, CHAS & Construction Line Gold. We also understand that budgets are tough, particularly within schools and nurseries. That’s why we have developed a product … Continue reading

Great Outdoor Learning Activities For Springtime

This week was the official start of spring, and this is one of the best times of the year for outdoor learning. Not only are outdoor areas starting to get more colour, the improved weather makes it easier to plan learning activities for outside. There are several options for you to create excellent, fun and educational experiences this spring. Here are a few of our favourite ideas for you to consider. A Fairy Garden Little children love fairies, trolls and … Continue reading

Quick And Easy Fundraising Ideas

Do you need to raise funds for your school, but don’t know how to get started? Raising funds can be challenging, especially if you want to host an event that will engage the students. Many of them might be reluctant with traditional ideas. If you want some ideas, look at our suggestions below: Pop-up Parlour Food is always a best seller and apart from the traditional cake sale, you could try offering ice lollies in warmer weather, or themed food, … Continue reading