Walking into Winter the Right Way, with a Walkway

As a nation we seem to all have at least one thing in common – we hate the rain and will do almost anything to avoid getting wet. Which is funny really, because the UK isn’t exactly the driest of countries and good old mother nature does love a downpour over here. So, when it comes to designing a new build or a renovation, please consider the end users and keep them dry when visiting different buildings onsite. One way … Continue reading

The Coniston: Not Just a Wall Mounted Canopy

If you’ve been following us for a while, you will have noticed that the Coniston is by far the most in demand canopy within our range. We supply and install the Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy every single month to our customers and it’s most popular within schools and nurseries due to the versatility, value for money and long-life expectancy, not the mention the alluring 10-year guarantee. What’s not to like? Well nothing of course… The Coniston is the ultimate canopy, so … 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

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

Featured Installation: The Centre for Engineering Manufacturing Excellence.

My favourite installations are not always chosen for the product type or the colour of the product, it can quite often also be for the environment that the canopies are installed in and the use they will acquire. ITM Power contracted Able Canopies Ltd. to supply and install a number of free standing canopies over their hydrogen fuelling stations at various locations across the UK. This was a first for us as we had never installed over any of these … Continue reading

The Melbury – A Shelter for all Requirements

The Melbury shelter is the latest addition to our range and like the Darcy Shelter, it can also be used for a wide range of applications such as storing bikes and shopping trolleys. It can also provide weather protection to customers, visitors and staff, keeping them dry whilst waiting outside or whilst smoking. But it doesn’t stop there, the Melbury is so versatile that it is also perfect for use as a free standing canopy and an entrance canopy. The modish design … Continue reading

My Favourite North Yorkshire Installation So Far…

Able Canopies have installed a range of products at different schools and organisations across North Yorkshire including Wall Mounted Canopies, Shade Sails and Bespoke Canopies; however I do have one favourite installation so far – Springhead School in Scarborough. In February 2012 my installation teams installed our first canopy at Springhead School which was a 14.7m x 3.6m Devoke free standing canopy this stunning structure was installed on their raised decking area in front of a Portakabin. The school chose … Continue reading

Product Launch: Junior Canopies and Walkways

Here at Able Canopies, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new Junior canopies and walkways. Our Junior canopy and shade structures are ideal for many organisations that have small budgets but who would like to obtain the same great quality and stylish appearance that Able Canopies products are renowned for. Able Canopies produced these junior products in their range in order to offer customers a choice of canopies that suit all budgets and requirements. They are … Continue reading

Intake Primary Takes The Heat Out of The Classroom

Case Study: Intake Primary School, South Yorkshire Product: The Grange Free Standing Mono Pitch Size: 25m x 5m Additional Options: Powder Coated Traffic Red Intake Primary School required a canopy for their school that would be adjacent to the classrooms and to utilise their outdoor area. They contacted Able Canopies and requested a site survey as they had viewed their product range online and were impressed with their extensive canopy range. Able Canopies arranged for a site survey to be … Continue reading