Covered Outdoor Waiting Areas for Healthcare Practices

Many healthcare settings such as doctor and dentist practices have fairly small waiting rooms which can only hold a handful of patients at a time given the 2-metre rule. This would have been fine during the summer months as some patients could wait outside however, as we are now in the colder, rainier months, more patients will be looking to book appointments; and they won’t be so keen on sitting outside whilst bearing the wintery elements. It’s important that patients … Continue reading

School Drop Off and Pick Up Canopies

Many parents across the UK (and most of the world) have been very patient and accepted the rules and regulations that have been put in place in schools to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As requested, they are happy to collect and drop their children off at the designated points, and the systems appear to be working great. Until recently… The month of October seems to have brought a bucket load of rain with it each day, I can only … Continue reading

Play & Learn Outdoors | October 2020 | Issue 2.0

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We’re over halfway through the year already with winter and dare I say Christmas well on the way. That means it’s time to start thinking outside of the box when it comes to planning lessons and play sessions outside. The cold, drizzly weather doesn’t have to stop you and your pupils from enjoying the fresh air, which you can enjoy all year round. This edition of Play & Learn Outdoors is a little late this year however, the wait has … Continue reading

Feedback Friday: Contractors and Architects that Would Recommend us

We rarely approach the contractors and architects we work with for feedback as we know you’re all extremely busy however, we are sometimes lucky enough to still receive some fantastic comments which I wanted to share with you today. If you haven’t worked with us before, please do have a read through hand hopefully when you next have a project that includes a shade and shelter structure, we will be top of your list for a quote. If on the other … Continue reading

Play & Learn Outdoors | June 2020 | Issue 1.9

As I’m writing this, the sun is shining and it feels like summer has well and truly settled in. The last few months have been tough for many of us across the world and we’re here to try and offer some lighter content and positivity. In the June edition of Play and Learn Outside, you will notice a couple of appearances from our very own superhero Shade Man and his latest offer which is exclusive to schools and nurseries. We have been very busy … Continue reading

Tips For Holding Classes Outside

Social distancing and schools sound like a challenge that is hard to solve. Especially as classes are being told to be limited to just 15 students in each. However, utilising outdoor spaces effectively can be a simple solution that allows more children to return to your setting and social distancing to be observed. So, here are some tips for holding classes outside. 1. Tailor The Learning Outdoor teaching isn’t going to be the same as learning inside a classroom. You’re … Continue reading

Extending Dining Space with Canopies for Social Distancing

With the prospect of children gradually being introduced back into schools, Headteachers are looking for ways to extend specific spaces such as those where children will gather. One of those places is the school dining hall. You may think the most obvious option to achieve this would be to extend your school building however, that would be extremely costly, and the timeframe would too slow. A much more cost-effective option that will work perfectly with your time frame is a … Continue reading

Hand Sanitation Canopies for Schools, Colleges, Universities and Nurseries

The general public’s hygiene has improved significantly since the beginning of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak which can only be a good thing. However, encouraging, or reminding others to wash their hands is still necessary, particularly in educational environments with children from a young age right up to their teens. That’s where our hand sanitation canopies come in; if you’re having outdoor hand washing stations installed to ensure all students, teachers and visitors wash their hands before entering the school building, … Continue reading

Our Service from Design to Completion with Contractors & Architects

At Able Canopies Ltd, we have a simple mission – to provide safe and stylish weather protection that transforms outside spaces. Our high-quality structures create new areas for use as dining, waiting or learning in the fresh air. They provide shade and shelter from the worst of the weather, allowing movement between buildings or generally making the outside space more comfortable. We can control the canopy design, manufacture and installation process and attend site meetings as often as required to … Continue reading

Able Canopies Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Following the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Able Canopies Ltd. are doing everything we can to ensure the wellbeing and health of our colleagues, customers & suppliers. We are following Government guidelines and regularly reviewing our operations, ensuring our colleagues and stakeholders are supported and that we minimise any impact on the supply of our goods & services. Although the scale of this uncertainty remains difficult to predict, at present we will continue to provide a service until we … Continue reading