Covered Outdoor Waiting Areas for Healthcare Practices

Many healthcare settings such as doctor and dentist practices have fairly small waiting rooms which can only hold a handful of patients at a time given the 2-metre rule. This would have been fine during the summer months as some patients could wait outside however, as we are now in the colder, rainier months, more patients will be looking to book appointments; and they won’t be so keen on sitting outside whilst bearing the wintery elements. It’s important that patients … Continue reading

School Drop Off and Pick Up Canopies

Many parents across the UK (and most of the world) have been very patient and accepted the rules and regulations that have been put in place in schools to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As requested, they are happy to collect and drop their children off at the designated points, and the systems appear to be working great. Until recently… The month of October seems to have brought a bucket load of rain with it each day, I can only … Continue reading

Eastbrook Secondary School Increase their Dining Capacity into the Outdoors

Eastbrook Primary School who are an existing customer of ours, having installed two Coniston Wall Mounted Canopies at the school last year, required another canopy at their secondary school which is on the same site. The Director from Living Architects who we have also worked with in the past, contacted us asking for a quotation for a large timber canopy to provide a covered dining area at the school in Dagenham, Essex. The canopy the architect chose for the project … Continue reading

If You’re Quick, You Can Still Bag a Summer Canopy Installation

If you’ve recently received a canopy quotation from us and you would like your canopy installed in the summer holidays, there is still time but hurry, we’re almost fully booked! The cut-off date to place your order is 17th July, this is so that we can get your canopy components delivered well in time for your installation to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you have any questions regarding your installation, or would like to give us some feedback, please contact … Continue reading

The Increasing Demand for Alfresco Dining

How Architects and Contractors can help their clients make the right choices when it comes to cover from the weather In recent years, alfresco dining has become extremely popular with UK residents opting for an outdoor lifestyle, particularly in the warmer months. This has seen an increase is demand for restaurants, pubs, café’s, hotels and holidays parks to provide outdoor spaces where their visitors can relax and enjoy spending time outside with family and friends. It’s a familiar picture; on a hot summers’ … Continue reading

Feedback Friday: Contractors and Architects that Would Recommend us

We rarely approach the contractors and architects we work with for feedback as we know you’re all extremely busy however, we are sometimes lucky enough to still receive some fantastic comments which I wanted to share with you today. If you haven’t worked with us before, please do have a read through hand hopefully when you next have a project that includes a shade and shelter structure, we will be top of your list for a quote. If on the other … Continue reading

Play & Learn Outdoors | June 2020 | Issue 1.9

As I’m writing this, the sun is shining and it feels like summer has well and truly settled in. The last few months have been tough for many of us across the world and we’re here to try and offer some lighter content and positivity. In the June edition of Play and Learn Outside, you will notice a couple of appearances from our very own superhero Shade Man and his latest offer which is exclusive to schools and nurseries. We have been very busy … Continue reading

Hand Sanitation Canopies for Schools, Colleges, Universities and Nurseries

The general public’s hygiene has improved significantly since the beginning of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak which can only be a good thing. However, encouraging, or reminding others to wash their hands is still necessary, particularly in educational environments with children from a young age right up to their teens. That’s where our hand sanitation canopies come in; if you’re having outdoor hand washing stations installed to ensure all students, teachers and visitors wash their hands before entering the school building, … Continue reading

3 Ways a Canopy Can Help with Social Distancing

Canopies for Social Distancing

I’ve been thinking about ways that the human race may change once this pandemic is over and how we will view things differently. I think most of us have decided to appreciate the little things that it turns out are really the big things, and I also think we’ll all be a little more hygiene conscience along with a lot of other things. So, from this, I feel like we may want to keep a little distance from strangers because … Continue reading

Outdoor Spring Activities From Your Recycling Box

These are challenging times at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that education can’t be fun or interesting for children. With the arrival of spring, it’s an exciting time to be learning outdoors. There’s so much to see and do and it’s a great time to explore minibeasts and start growing vegetables. It’s amazing what you can do being creative with your recycling, both at school and at home. Here are some great ideas that are low-cost and can be … Continue reading