Calculating the ideal installation

Shane Jerram, Operations Director at Able Canopies discusses the importance of site-specific calculations to ensure each canopy meets all the relevant performance and safety standards.   There are a range of canopy products on the market to upgrade outdoor spaces into usable, safe areas in all weather conditions. The requirements for each job can vary depending on the end user needs – and to ensure the most suitable solution is installed, the specific site and potential weather conditions should always be … Continue reading

Able Canopies Receives Third ‘Perfect Delivery’ Certificate from Morgan Sindall

Here at Able Canopies we are extremely pleased to have secured yet another ‘Perfect Delivery’ certificate from Morgan Sindall. It’s our third Perfect Delivery certificate that we’ve received from them which was awarded for the works carried out at Ashmole Primary School in London in July 2018. What’s a perfect delivery certificate? On the Morgan Sindall website, they declare that in order to deliver focus to their philosophy, they have recognised five evident measures which they call their ‘Customer Commitments’. … Continue reading

Play & Learn Outside | May 2019 | Issue 1.5

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Welcome to the May edition of Play & Learn Outdoors. Spring has settled in and summer is on it’s way, so put the kettle on and have a quick read through the inspirational articles inside. In this issue we have listed some fantastic national dates coming up that your school can take part in, a host of outdoor learning ideas and it wouldn’t be an edition of P&LO without our popular fundraising ideas and tips. To view our latest newsletter, please see below or click here … Continue reading

Outside Comfort Zone – Spring 2019

It’s been a while since you last received an edition of OCZ and I can assure you, it’s been worth the wait. After our love with timber in the last issue, we have restored normal service with a good mix of installs and guidance to help you design and plan your next canopy installation. There is a bit of a ‘back to basics’ feel with this edition. It’s easy to lose sight of the core purpose of canopies as we … Continue reading

Able Canopies Receives 2nd Morgan Sindall Perfect Delivery Certificate

At the end of last year, we were very pleased to receive our second Morgan Sindall Perfect Delivery certificate. The certificate was awarded to us for our contribution to the project at Home Farm Primary School in Colchester, Essex. Morgan Sindall state that to provide focus to their philosophy, they have identified five tangible measures which they call their Customer Commitments. The commitments are applicable to all their customers, both internally and externally and identify five goals: to deliver safe, … Continue reading

Able Canopies Feature in Campus Estate Management

Campus Estate Management is a cutting edge and informative magazine that is targeted at staff within education establishments from primary schools through to universities and colleges. We are really pleased that they chose to feature our case study about our innovative installation of a solar canopy at Bournemouth University. In 2017, we installed a bespoke Kensington Dual Pitch Solar Canopy at Bournemouth University to provide shelter to students and staff waiting for the buses at the university as part of … Continue reading

Play & Learn Outdoors Issue – 1.3

Welcome to the third issue of Play & Learn Outdoors of 2018. Your source of fun ideas to expand a safe learning environment for your school. Inside our latest issue you will find outdoor learning activity ideas, dates for your diary, fundraising ideas and much, much more! To view our latest newsletter, please see below or click here to download and save a PDF version: Play & Learn Outdoors | November 2018 In this month’s edition: Put the fun back into fundraising Making your outside space … 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

The latest edition of Outside Comfort Zone is available now

This edition of Outside Comfort Zone (our informative newsletter for all those interested in transforming outside space with high quality weather protection) has a bit of a theme running through it. It wasn’t until we sat back and looked at the layout that we realised we have gone a bit crazy for the timber installs. It’s all by circumstance rather than by design (it just happens that a lot of timber projects have finished at a similar time), but it … 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