Hitting the Big Time

We are immensely proud of all our installations but there are always the unique ones that stand out a little more than the others. They might be the one where we get to use a new material for the first time or have had to overcome the challenges of a difficult site, or maybe we’ve had to develop a unique fixing to finish a job successfully. And sometimes it’s just because the project is big. In the world of canopies, size … Continue reading

What Could You Do Under Your Canopy?

There are many different activities that our canopies can be used for however in this blog post I go through just a few of what our customers have gone on to use their canopies for: Outdoor Learning Canopies The majority of our education customers use their canopies as outdoor classrooms to offer them an extended workspace that can be used all year round and still benefit from an outside environment. Primary Outdoor Classroom: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Haywards … Continue reading

Ten signs your school or nursery should invest in a canopy

1. You have a great playground or outdoor area, but when it rains the area can’t be used as there is not enough shelter 2. As soon as the sun come out your building becomes stuffy and uncomfortable as sunlight streams through the windows. 3. Parents often complain about waiting outside to collect their children – this is particularly the case in bad weather, to combat this you have allowed them to wait in the reception/hallway; however this can cause … Continue reading

Secondary School Canopies

Canopies can be valuable assets to secondary schools as they offer a wide variety of practical uses for day to day activities such as….. Walkways Covered walkways provide your students and teachers with cover from the weather when they frequently walk to and from lessons. This helps stop a build up of students waiting indoors until the rain stops and also deters students from turning up to lessons late due to avoiding walking in the rain. Oakland’s Secondary School in … Continue reading

3 Key Considerations When Planning an Al Fresco Dining Area

With the rise in popularity of “cafe culture” in the UK many eateries and bars are finding customers are looking for attractive outdoor areas to socialise and enjoy food and drink. An outside eating area at the front of your cafe or restaurant can have many benefits, providing extra space for the lunch time rush, providing customers with the choice to eat whilst enjoying the outside and it can also be a free advert promoting your establishment’s goods by displaying … Continue reading

Flexible cover from the weather when you need it most….

We have just launched another exciting product which has been added to our ever growing portfolio of commercial shade and shelter structures. The Blenheim Umbrella is the junior version of the Ulverston Umbrella. As well as it being a cost effective version of the Ulverston Senior, it also offers a variety of different benefits. For example, the Ulverston Junior is our first collapsible umbrella, this means that you can open and close the umbrella as and when needed – this is … Continue reading

Winter News 2013

Welcome to our Winter 2013 Newsletter! Welcome to our Winter 2013 Newsletter We have had a busy and exciting Autumn with some great installations completed, including a wonderful wall mounted Timber Tarnhow canopy at Redriff Primary School and two Welford Dome Junior canopies installed at Highgate School in London. As the cold weather approaches our fitting teams are digging out their thermals to keep them warm over the next few months. Our installation slots of December and January are getting full, … Continue reading

My Favourite Timber Tarnhow Installation So Far…

The products in our Tarnhow range are stunning timber canopies that consist of wall mounted and free standing canopies. They are constructed from curved or straight Glulam timber which has a contemporary look and is aesthetically pleasing. At first I thought that choosing my favourite Tarnhow installation would be tough but I realised there was only one main contender when it came to it and that was… Carshalton High School for Girls in Surrey Carshalton High School for Girls had … Continue reading

Increase your restaurant’s dining space on a budget

Do you find your restaurant sometimes needs an extra area to accommodate a lunch time or evening rush, yet you don’t have the budget to extend your dining area? A covered outdoor area can add another dimension to your establishment and create a versatile eating or drinking area for your customers, whatever the weather. Big or small, an outside area can really be an asset to your establishment. Offering shade and shelter in these areas will not only improve the look … Continue reading