Forget Tasting the Rainbow, You Can Build a Rainbow

As we supply many of our structures to schools and nurseries, we therefore offer a range of colourful canopy upgrades to make the outdoor areas bright, cheerful and fun. One of our favourite upgrades for schools most definitely has to be coloured polycarbonate. These roof sheets completely transform canopies, even with a standard white frame, they brighten the structure immensely. However, my most favourite feature is not only do they brighten the structure, but they brighten the area underneath too; … Continue reading

Able Canopies Ltd. Deliver Covered Outdoor Spaces for New Totnes Primary School

As part of a £7 million construction of the new Dartington Church of England Primary School, Able Canopies Ltd. designed, supplied and installed a number of bespoke timber canopies to provide versatile outdoor spaces for pupils and teachers. The new £7 million school in Totnes, Devon, replaced the previous eco-school which opened in 2010 but vacated in 2014 due to serious and persistent issues with the roof. The new development, which consists of 12 classrooms and a range of modern … Continue reading

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

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

Tarnhow Length of Installs

We recently showed you the total length of Coniston Wall Mounted Canopies that we have installed, and now we’re about to enlighten you of the total length of Tarnhow Timber Canopies that we have installed. We first launched our timber canopies in January 2012 and since then, they have become once of our most popular canopy ranges, particularly within the education, MOD & healthcare sectors. It is clear to see from previous installations that the most popular uses for our … Continue reading

Where Timber Canopies Can Be Placed At Your Location!

If you’re looking at having a timber canopy installed within your premises, then you might wonder where you are able to install one. Timber canopies are very versatile and can be placed in a number of locations depending on what you want to use it for. So where do we recommend placing your timber canopy at your property? Near Your Entrance One of the most used areas of your building will be the entrance. People may conjugate here to talk before … Continue reading

Able Canopies Have Got It Covered!

In 2001, scientists predicted the Earth would warm by 1.4-5.8 degrees centigrade by 2100, yet despite a mild autumn we’ve already experienced unusually cold weather. We all know how unpredictable the great British weather can be, so how do we cope with this ever-changing climate? Here at Able Canopies, we specialise in providing quality outdoor cover systems to every business sector whether it be canopies, walkways, shade sails, dome canopies, cycle shelters, cycle compounds, waiting shelters or tensile fabric structures. Schools … Continue reading

My Favourite Clwyd Installation So Far…

I really love the canopies and shelters we create and it’s always great to see these products come to life and make a difference to an organisation. Over the years we have installed thousands of canopies and shelters and here is my favourite Clwyd installation so far… what do you think of it? I’d love to read your comments.   Park Community Primary School in Wrexham, Clwyd At the start of this year (2012) we installed four Timber Tarnhow Mono Free Standing … Continue reading

Shade & Shelter the Natural Way

When it comes to choosing an ideal canopy or shelter for your premises, it is important to consider the material of the structure to ensure it will fit with the surrounding environment. Timber canopies and shelters are particularly suited to natural environments such as parks, nature reserves and natural woodland areas. Due to their sustainable timber construction these structures blend in well with green, natural surroundings, complementing the natural beauty of the area rather than creating a harsh contrast, which … Continue reading

Canopy Crazy at Park Community Primary School

Case Study: Park Community Primary School, Wrexham, Clwyd Product: x1 Tarnhow Mono Free Standing Canopy and x3 Tarnhow Curved Free Standing Canopy Size: Mono: 11m x 3.5m Curved: 3 No. 10m x 3.5m Additional Options: Canopies altered slightly to meet the customers design requirements The Challenge Park Community Primary School provides infant and primary education for over 250 children from the age of 3 to 11 years. Whilst in the process of building a new annexe at the school’s site in Wrexham, … Continue reading