Our canopies are suitable for a wide range of uses including covered free-flow play areas, playground shelters, waiting areas, covered walkways, outside dining areas and sheltered locker areas. They are ideal for protecting customers, employees, or pupils from the sun and rain, transforming previously unused areas into comfortable and welcoming areas that can be utlised all year round, whatever the weather.
Due to our value engineered designs, our canopies are particularly popular with schools and nurseries as our canopies offer the best value for money as well as exceptional weather protection.
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Pupils at Dartington C of E Primary School in Totnes, Devon are now able to make the most of learning and playing outside all year round thanks to the six new timber canopies supplied and installed by Able Canopies Ltd. The canopies provide a number of the classrooms with a free-flow access from the inside to the outside, keeping pupils and staff dry and sheltered in all weathers. Read more: School Canopies in Devon
We worked with Wates Construction on their project at Murray Park Community School to provide the shade and shelter requirements as part of their overall £7.8m development. We supplied and installed four wall mounted canopies and three free standing cycle shelters. The staff and pupils can enjoy their new school buildings and keep shelter when walking from one building or classroom to another. Read more: School Canopies in Derbyshire
Bowker Motor Group were looking to cover their outdoor sales area at their Preston branch which specialises in BMW Motorbikes to keep them dry and sheltered. We supplied and installed three Ulverston umbrellas which are permanent, waterproof tensile fabric canopies with an umbrella design. Customers can now view the motorbikes outside even in the rain without feeling like they need to rush to avoid getting wet. Read more: Retail Showroom Canopies in Lancashire
We supplied and installed a Hamilton Big Span canopy, to provide the cover needed. The Hamilton Big Span canopy has a robust steel frame and offers our largest projection - allowing it to cover the area required. Read More: XL Canopy in Buckinghamshire School
Roding Primary School in Dagenham, Essex required a number of new canopies, including a large walkway canopy to provide children and staff with a dry journey between buildings. This would also provide a large sheltered area for use in wet break times.
Read more:School Canopies in Essex
Able Canopies have over 15 years of experience within the canopy industry; we have installed thousands of high quality canopies at schools, nurseries and colleges all over the UK. We also specialise in providing the healthcare, retail, leisure and commercial industries, with premium canopy structures that are built to last.
We work closely with our customers to ensure our product will provide the maximum benefit and the best solution to all issues the customer is looking to address.
We have a wide range of standard products, however if you are looking for a more personalised structure, we also have a design and build service which ensures the product that we supply you with fulfils your design dreams.
We offer a complete turnkey service from initial site survey through to installation and will work with you every step of the way. We can even help you with free funding advice, whether it is through fundraising, or applying for grants. We can also offer help with planning permission to make your canopy buying experience as simple and as hassle free as possible.
Have you been pondering the question “how big are canopies”? Well ponder no more, our canopies are available in all different sizes. Each canopy is made to order to ensure it fits your area perfectly, providing you with the exact amount of shade and shelter required. Canopies such as the Coniston in our Wall Mounted Canopies range, can span up to an impressive 6 metres from the wall and can be of any length.
You’ll be pleased to read that our canopies do not require a lot of hard work to keep them looking fresh and clean. The guidelines for cleaning each canopy varies and you can find the information within the aftersales pack provided however, the general rule of thumb for most structures it to wash them with warm, soapy water and a soft bristled broom/cloth. No harsh chemicals or abrasives.
In order to provide you with an estimate, we are happy for you to send us the dimensions you require the canopy to be. This would be the length and the width, it’s as simple as that. If you would like a firm quotation, we would need to attend your site to carry out a free site survey and take in depth measurements.
Canopies are made from all different materials. Here at Able Canopies we ensure we only use the highest quality materials to ensure we can uphold our product guarantees and life expectancies. As an example, our Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy is made completely from marine grade aluminium, many of our free standing canopies are made from steel. Our timber canopies are made from FSC certified Glu-laminated timber.
The roof panel materials we offer include vandal and shatter resistant polycarbonate which does not yellow over time, waterproof tensile fabric and toughened laminated glass.
Canopies are used for so many applications that I simply could not list them all here. The primary use is of course to provide heat and UV protection from the sun, creating a safe, cool shaded area and also shelter from the rain and snow, keeping the area underneath dry. Our existing customers use their canopies for applications such as covered walkways, alfresco dining canopies, outdoor study canopies, outdoor classrooms, swimming pool cover, retail shelters, door canopies, PSHE canopies, venue and events shelters, storage shelters, sandpit cover, playground canopies, outdoor learning canopies, care home shelters, hospital waiting shelters and much more.
This depends on the type of canopy you purchase and the specifications that particular canopy boasts. As an example, our Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy is simply put, the king of canopies, it provides high UV protection from the sun blocking over 98% of harmful UV rays generated by the sun. It also provides protection from the rain and snow and with the addition of canopy side panels (canopy walls) it also protects from the wind.
Our shade sails on the other hand are stunning structures that liven up any outside area with the bright colours on offer, yet they only provide protection from the sun a they are not waterproof, hence why they are often referred to as ‘sun shades’.
Our canopies are perfect for schools, nurseries, pre-schools, colleges and universities. In fact, the education sector is our most frequently installed sector with thousands of installations completed across the UK.
Schools find that canopies make such a big difference to their teaching abilities as well as the freedom and happiness of their children. A school canopy provides an area for teachers to take their lessons outside, away from the classroom providing their pupils with fresh air whilst still teaching. They also provide areas for children to play, dine and study.
Canopies are the perfect addition to shops and restaurants as they enable you to expand your selling space and dining space. Expanding your selling or dining capacity means you can sell more products or serve more guests, resulting in an increase of income.
Ideal canopies include our wall mounted canopies and commercial awnings as they are attached to the wall and provide a covered area adjacent to your building. Our Bioclimatic Pergolas are also very popular within restaurants and hotels as they feature adjustable roof slats which can be opened and closed to suit the current weather conditions with the touch of a button.