Perfecting the Delivery

Receiving positive feedback from our customers is something that we always strive for and love to receive. However, when it comes to projects we work on for contractors, we rarely receive feedback due to the nature of the job and the number of people involved. That’s why we are always so proud when we receive a Perfect Delivery Award from Morgan Sindall. This month we have received not one, but two Perfect Delivery Awards. The first award was for the … Continue reading

St Giles Hospice

In Spring 2018, we were specified by IDP Architects for a free-standing canopy and a cycle shelter at Burntwood Retail Park in Staffordshire. The location was previously a factory site and was in the process of being renovated for various retail units including a new store for St. Giles Hospice. Our products that were specified included the Kensington Mono-Pitch Free Standing Canopy which features a contemporary 200mm x 200mm x 6mm steel box section frame that is covered with a … Continue reading

Selworthy School – Hazelbrook Campus, Somerset

End User: Selworthy School – Hazelbrook Campus Customer: Somerset County Council Contractor: Willmott Dixon Products Installed: x7 canopies, x2 umbrellas and x2 shelters Last month we completed our portion of the extensive £9m works at the all new Selworthy School’s Hazelbrook Campus in Taunton, Somerset for Willmott Dixon and we’re thrilled to show you the photos. Through the Scape Major Works Framework, Somerset County Council have expanded Selworthy School with a brand new campus that will cater for their Secondary … Continue reading

£7.8m Renovation for Derbyshire School

Murray Park Community School in Derbyshire were undergoing a huge £7.8m renovation which included a new school building featuring 15 new classrooms, a reception area, office space and canopies to the exterior. Able Canopies were invited to tender for the works, and we were more than happy to, particularly because we had recently completed a number of successful jobs for Wates Contraction who were managing the new project. These projects were at Westbury School, Bluecoat Primary School, Poplars Farm Primary … 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

New Product Launch – The Sheldon

The Sheldon is the latest product to be added to Able Canopies’ range of high quality shade and shelter structures. It has a simple yet stylish design that offers protection from the elements and is available as a bin shelter, cycle shelter and storage shelter for commercial settings. The frame is made from galvanised steel for extra strength and the roof is covered with corrugated steel sheets that are also galvanised. This gives it a lovely industrial appearance which is … Continue reading

What to Consider When Choosing a Cycle Shelter

Having a cycle shelter installed at your school or college is a great idea as it provides a safe and sheltered place for your pupils and staff to park their bikes on your premises. However, there are certain factors that you need to consider when choosing a cycle shelter to ensure you get the best possible product and service. I have listed below the three main areas you should look into to help you choose the ideal shelter for you, … Continue reading

Case Study: Heights Leisure Centre, Isle of Wight

Case Study: Heights Leisure Centre, Isle of Wight Product Installed: Wall Mounted Witton Cycle Shelter Size: 4.1m x 2.2m Additional Options: Frame Powder Coated Yellow Green, RAL 6018 The Isle of Wight Council identified a need for a sheltered cycle parking area within the grounds of their Leisure Centre in Sandown, Isle of Wight. The Commercial Services Manager for the council contacted Able Canopies requesting a quotation for the Witton Wall Mounted Cycle Shelter which they had viewed on their … Continue reading

My Favourite Birmingham Installation So Far…

Another week is here already! Today I am going to tell you what my favourite installation so far in Birmingham is. What  do you think of it? I’d love to read your comments. Motorway Patrol Group in Birmingham, West Midlands – Jay Cycle Shelter In March this year (2012), Able Canopies South installed a Jay Timber Cycle Shelter at the Motorway Patrol Group in Birmingham, West Midlands. The Motorway Patrol Group was in need of a sheltered cycle parking area on their … Continue reading