Making an entrance

Entrances to commercial buildings and industrial sites are often difficult spaces to cover. The balance between practical weather protection and aesthetic fit make for a design challenge. The examples shown here from recent installations demonstrate how our canopy systems can be used to meet the needs for shelter at distinctly different sites. The Hilton Hotel in York commissioned our Kensington Mono Pitch free standing canopy to provide a clear focal point for the hotel entrance. This canopy is a robust … Continue reading

New Range of Small Entrance Canopies

Able Canopies Product Development team have had an extremely busy year already and have launched an impressive 14 canopies since the start of January! We have introduced a new range of cost effective door shelters that are, despite their low cost, extremely robust high quality structures. All of the new canopies within this range have been designed to create cover to entrances, however they can also provide shade and shelter above windows and external walkways. There are many designs to … Continue reading

How to Maximise the Potential of Your Sports & Leisure Site with Outdoor Cover

1. Make an Entrance – Ensure your entrance area is welcoming, attractive and spacious – this will create a great sense of arrival, making your visitors feel welcoming and giving a great first impression of your establishment. An entrance canopy can help enhance this sense of arrival, creating a defined entrance, and the addition of signage can also help add to the welcoming effect. An Entrance canopy also helps to prevent water and debris being walked into your building, keeping … Continue reading

My Favourite Retail Installation So Far…

My favourite installation that we have installed at retail business has to be the Kensington Wall Mounted Entrance Canopy that we installed at the Lidl supermarket in Waterloolville, Hampshire earlier this year (February 2014). I chose this as my favourite retail installation because I think the canopy looks like it was made for the building, it fits in seamlessly with its surroundings and looks fantastic! What do you think? The Kensington Wall Mounted Entrance Canopy was 4m x 2.5m and … Continue reading

Providing Covered Disability Access to your building

If your organisation is open to the public it is important that provision is made to enable anyone who has a disability to enter the building. This is also the case if you have a private building yet have members of staff who have disabilities which prevent them entering the building easily. Adapting your building to provide means of entry for all levels of mobility often involves installing a ramp – particularly if you are modifying existing buildings. As using … Continue reading

Entrance Canopies – The Benefits

It’s well known that first impressions make lasting impressions and so the opinion a new customer or visitor makes when visiting your store or organisation for the first time is vitally important. A customer’s view of a shop is not just made from their experience inside the shop; the exterior of the shop also has an impact in their overall view of your establishment. This is also the case for visitors to hotels or restaurants – if the outside doesn’t … Continue reading