Able Canopies’ Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Able Canopies’ Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Able Canopies will continue with business as usual until told otherwise by the UK government. Our staff and customer’s safety are of the upmost importance to us, so all office staff are working from home and our installation teams are working keeping a safe distance at all times.
The office is therefore still open remotely and our phonelines are being forwarded, so we can still take your calls and reply to your emails.
We are able to continue as usual, providing information, sending quotes and estimates and booking in orders so, if you have a query, please do contact us
Due to change in the government's advice, we are now able to attend site visits if required whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines however, we are also still able to offer virtual surveys. We can discuss your canopy needs over the phone and will ask you to send us photographs of the area with measurements. We will then be able to send you an estimate via email. To use this service, please call us on 0800 389 9072 or send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about our virtual surveys by clicking here: Virtual Canopy Surveys
Plan your Covered Outside Area
Now’s the time to start planning renovations for your outside area particularly if you have a few spare few hours here and there. Being confined to our homes has made us realise how important the outside is to us for both our mental and physical health. Providing a sheltered outside area that your staff, pupils and visitors can enjoy all year round will become even more appreciated than ever.
Where do you start planning? We’ve got some really handy links that are worth a read, Planning Your Outdoor Space
is a great for starting form from the very beginning and Three Key Considerations When Planning an Alfresco Dining Area
is perfect for restaurants, pubs, hotels and leisure facilities. If you're looking to provide cycle parking within your grounds, then our Planning Your Cycle Parking series
is all you need to get you on your way.
Free Guide Downloads
To help you plan your outside area and decide which kind of structure would provide the most benefit to your end users and meet all your requirements, we have introduced an extensive range of free guides as shown below, please click on the links to download.
Planning Permission Help
We’ve rounded up some links that might be useful within the school or to pass onto parents while they are in isolation with their children.
Brighten Up Your Street With Your Free Rainbow Colouring Page Download: Free Rainbow Colouring Download
Running low on supplies? Try upcycling these easy to find items around the home or school: Upcycling Items for Creative Play
Download our Sun Safety Activity pack which includes lots of activities for children including a template to make their very own paper hat! Free Sun Safe Activity Pack
Our How to Get the Most out of Your Canopy guide has lots of activities for children to enjoy whether at school or home and what’s more – it’s free: How to Get the Most out of your canopy Guide
Read our latest issue of Play & Learn Outside for outside to get children outside in the garden or school playground for much needed fresh air: Play & Learn Outside School Newsletter
If you want to improve the learning of your pupils taking lesson outdoors is a great place to start, click to read more: Improve Learning By Engaging With Children’s Interests
Download your free copy of our Wildflower Seed Growing Guide and Activity Pack for keeping children engaged in the school or home garden: Free Wildflower Growing Guide and Activity Pack
Make the most of Easter this year whilst staying at home with these plastic free Easter crafts: Plastic Free Easter Crafts for Schools
Take the quieter school days as a chance to Teach Children to Accept Mistakes Rather Than be Afraid of Them
Nature and time outside have been long linked to lower levels of stress and the outdoors is a great learning opportunity. Even though most of us are confined to our homes, we can still use the garden or school playground as a learning channel: Getting Children Outside in Nature
Are you currently open?
Yes, Able Canopies are currently still open and plan to stay open until advised otherwise by the UK government. We are however, working from home yet, all calls are being forwarded and we are therefore able to answer your calls and emails as usual. If the situation changes, we will update this page accordingly.Can I still have my canopy installed?
As it stands at the moment, our fitting teams are still allowed to work and will continue to work on installations already booked, in a safe manor, whilst taking social distancing seriously. Because our installations are outside, we can keep a distance from your staff, pupils and the general public. Find out more about our contactless canopy installations
here.What if my canopy needs an urgent repair?
If your canopy needs an urgent repair, we able to visit to assess the issue and provide a quote if applicable. However, if your canopy repair is not urgent, we ask that you wait until the pandemic is over as we may need to talk to your site manager in person and we’re trying to keep all meetings to a minimum at the moment.Can you send me a quote for a canopy?
Firm quotations are usually supplied once we have carried out a full site survey and as we are currently only offering virtual surveys (please see below), we are able to send you an estimate instead. If we have already conducted a site survey then you should receive your quotation shortly, please email us
if you have any questions.Can I book a survey?
Yes, we are now able to carry out site surveys whilst adhering to social distancing measures however, we are also offering ‘virtual surveys’ for those that would prefer a remote service. We will ask you to send us photographs of the area and measurements of the canopy required. We can then send you an estimate via email. This is a much quicker and safer process.Do you have any guidance for choosing a canopy?
Yes, you can download our free guides by filling in the form on this page: Free Canopy GuidesWhat are your current opening hours?
We are continuing with our regular opening hours which are:
Monday-Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
An answerphone service is in place for out of hours.Can you show me examples of installations you have completed near me?
Yes, please visit our installation pages
you can either use the map to view previous installations near you, or scroll down the page and click on your county, then town to find our completed canopy installations near you.
If you would like a free virtual survey or have any other queries