Able Canopies Coronavirus Update:

Able Canopies will continue to open as usual until told otherwise by the UK government. The office is still open, and we are here to take your calls and reply to your emails. We have a fantastic range of social distancing canopies to suit all your needs.

Virtual Surveys

To ensure the safety of our staff and customers, we are able to offer you a choice of a virtual survey (online only) or a full site survey in person whilst adhering to strict social distancing measures. If you'd like to opt for a virtual survey, 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 or send an email: Contact Able Canopies.

You can find out how a virtual suvery works here: Virtual Canopy Survey

Able Canopies offer the complete canopy and project service. Our dynamic range of durable and stylish canopies is supported by our expertise in project management and professional completion of your installation with electrical, ground, security and decorating services

  • We have extensive canopy installations across the UK for schools, universities, retail outlets, hospitality customers and the healthcare sector
  • Our project service includes the addition of fire resistant aluminium decking, lighting, heating and secure roller shutters to canopies, plus the addition of surfaces such as soft play and boundary fencing
  • Our range of canopies for schools feature wall mounted canopies, free standing canopies and shade sails
  • We have a dedicated service for architects and contractors which gives access to drawings and specifications and provides consultation on unique designs and installations
  • Read what our customers say about their experience of dealing with us here: canopy testimonials

We hold all the major quality and safety certifications including ISO, OHAS, CHAS & Construction Line Gold.

Award Winners

We are delighted to announce that we won the Business to Business Category Award at the recent Essex Business Awards. It is a testament to the hard work of our team and is another sign of our commitment to giving our customers the very best service and quality products.
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Essex Business Awards Winners - B2B Company of the Year - Able Canopies Ltd.

An Introduction to Able Canopies

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Welcome to Able Canopies

Tracy Meakins

We have been working successfully with schools, architects and construction professionals for over 15 years. The many long standing and positive relationships we have developed are the result of Able delivering our projects on time, on budget and with no disruption.

Our experience, gained through many thousands of successful installations, has allowed us to develop the products, systems and standards that are the foundations of our unique service commitment to you.

The quality of our canopies means we will deliver the weather protection that you want. The professional delivery of our service means we will give you the exemplary project completion that you need.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact me directly.

Tracy Meakins
Managing Director

"Very happy with the first contact & then survey through to completion. A very good service & impressive product."

Kidzworld - St Austell, Cornwall

Pytt Field, Harlow - Entrance CanopyLiberty Primary School - Free Standing CanopyChertsey High School - Wall Mounted Canopy
Mauldeth Road Primary School - Second Canopy InstallationWarmwell Holiday Park - Timber Free Standing CanopyRhokett Ltd
Sauncey Wood Primary SchoolGreensted Infant SchoolThe DS Group
Stubbin Wood School & NurseryYorkshire Premier MeatsThe Aylesbury Vale Academy

Recent Installations

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Able Canopies specialise in providing quality commercial canopies, solar carports & canopies, canopy awnings, walkways, shelters and shade systems designed to help you to use your outdoor space more effectively, creating an attractive exterior space whilst offering cost effective weather protection.

We have installed thousands of canopies and shelters to schools, nurseries and local authorities throughout the UK, as well as to the sporting, leisure, hospitality, health and care sectors. With this extensive experience, you can rest assured we will deliver a service and product of the highest quality, tailored specifically to your individual needs.

We have uploaded a new video to YouTube, click here to watch it: Able Canopies Introduction

All our products are designed to create versatile and usable canopies and shelters which complement your environment perfectly. Our products make ideal playground shelters, outdoor classrooms, entrance canopies, alfresco dining areas and covered seating areas.

We're proud to be known throughout the industry as "The Canopy Experts". In addition to providing the finest canopy systems in the UK we also offer a free no-obligation site survey carried out by our expert surveyors, to ensure you receive the ideal canopy or shelter solution.

We provide the widest range of canopy products in the UK, from awnings to Solar Carports & Canopies and everything in between. To find out about our entire product range click the links in the menu above. 

How to buy one of our products

So you've arrived at our website, which is great! Maybe you've had a look around at some of our products and decided which one you'd like. Maybe you can't decide?! Give us a call, or drop us an email, and chat to our friendly team and we'll help you through the whole process.

Here's a quick overview of what will happen when you pick up the phone or send us an email.

1. Contact us and tell us what type of product you are interested in. If you're not sure, don't worry! Our friendly sales team will go through different options with you explaining their different features and benefits to see which is right for you. We'll also ask you whether you think you will need a planning application-  find out more about our Planning Help here
2. Book a survey - Our sales team will also check where you are in the country and whether your requirements are something we think we can help with and then it's time for us to get out there and meet you face to face! We will organise for one of our Surveyors to visit you at a time convenient to you and complete your free site survey.

3. The Survey - Our Surveyor will chat with you about your requirements, whether you had a product in mind and what they recommend for you. They will also go through your Quotation Pack which contains lots of background information on Able Canopies. They will take careful measurements of the area and all this information will be sent off to our pricing team for them to create your free quotation/s. 

4. Design - If you require a bespoke design, our Design and Build team will then work to create your unique vision, once you are happy with the design we will price this up for you.
5. Over to you - Once we have put your quotation together we will send this over to your via email and also post a copy to you - you can then add this to your Quotation Pack to keep all your canopy information in one place. We will then contact you a few days later to make sure you received your quote and to check whether you have any questions. Once you have reviewed your quotation let us know your thoughts and any changes required - we are happy to amend quototions to better suit your requirements if needed. 

6. Ordering - When you have decided if you want to place an order - let us know, we shall then send out your order form and you will be assigned your dedicated Project manager to oversee you installation. If you require planning, our Planning team will also contact you to guide you through this process- at no extra charge to you. 

7. Installing your product - Your Project manager will work with you to find the best time for your installation. School holidays fill up fast so if you want a holiday booking let us know as soon as possible so we can reserve a space for you. We have extensive experience of installing during term time, or your organisation's opening hours, and we make every effort to cause as little disruption as possible, so term time installations are always a great option too.

6. Aftercare - Once installed, our fitters will check you are happy with the finished product and ask you to complete our Satisfaction Note so we can collect all your feedback an ensure we continue to develop our service to meet your needs. We will then send out your After Sales pack which will include your guarantee, if applicable, your maintenance schedule which advises on how to care for your canopy product and your £250 voucher of your next canopy.

7. Enjoy your new shade and shelter product!

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