Setting up shop

There has been a fair bit of distressing news for the UK retail sector in recent months. We have seen profit warnings, store closures and well-known brands being wiped off the high street. As an antidote to that doom and gloom we have been pleased to be involved in a new retailing project that has seen us design a new canopy structure that will add practical, flexible retailing space to a commercial site. We based the design of this new … 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

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

5 Reasons to Have an Entrance Canopy

There are many reasons why an entrance canopy will enhance your building and your school or company. However, today I have gone through what I think are the top 5 reasons why you should invest in an entrance canopy to help you see how you really could benefit from one whatever industry you are in. 1. Highlight Your Building’s Entrance – An entrance canopy will lift the appearance of your building and highlight the area in which people should enter … Continue reading

The Coniston – Ideal in any Setting

The Coniston canopy is a real favourite amongst our staff and customers alike. Here at Able Canopies we love how versatile it is and how it can help our customers create their ideal outdoor area at a reasonable price. Our customers love it due to its versatility as well – due to its design it can easily be fixed around corners, or cover uneven ground and incorporate alcoves and other building design features. Our Coniston canopy is very popular with … Continue reading

Protect Your Outdoor Sales Area with a Canopy

For businesses such as Car sales, Garden Centres and Builder’s Merchants an outdoor sales area is essential to your business – giving you a large area to show your products in situ, display them fully, or simply to allow you to have more room to display your entire product range. By installing a canopy over your outdoor area you can allow this area to be used all year round and enhance your customer’s buying or browsing experience. For garden centres … Continue reading

Making the most of your retail space

As any shop owner is no doubt aware, every square metre of retail space counts. One way to get more out of your space is transform part or all of your outdoor space into a retail area too. This can be done quickly and easily with a permanent outdoor canopy; this can provide much needed shade in the summer months, to protect both your customers and your products from the sun, and it will also provide shelter from wet weather … Continue reading