Darlington Borough Council – Case Study

Darlington Borough Council – Case Study Case Study

Products: Abberton Wall Mounted Entrance Canopies
Sizes: 21no. 3.2m x 1.2m & 4no. 2.1m x 1.2m
Frame Colours: Gentian Blue RAL 5010 and Pure White – RAL 9010
Polycarbonate Colour: Clear
Installation Dates: January 2017 – September 2021

Darlington Borough Council are in the process of completing a new-build housing development in North Darlington where they plan to build a total of 1000 affordable homes over a 10 year period.

They have been a direct customer of Able Canopies since 2017 and since then, we have installed a total of 25 canopies for them across three different locations, on six different occasions.

All 25 canopies that we supplied and installed were the Abberton Wall Mounted Entrance Canopy which is the perfect door canopy with its small projection and cantilevered design. The absence of front posts worked well for these projects because they are multi-occupancy residential buildings, and the canopies were positioned above the main and rear entrances to the buildings.

The Abberton has a contemporary design with perforated brackets that gives off a subtle industrial appearance. The frame is constructed from high grade aluminium, which is naturally rust resistant, and is covered with 4mm solid polycarbonate sheets which have a curved glass appearance yet are much stronger. This means that the Abberton will last for many years to come, making it the perfect choice for a long-term entrance canopy on residential buildings.

Hammond Drive
January 2017 | 3 no. 3.2m x 1.2m | Abberton Wall Mounted Entrance Canopies
The first project with Darlington Borough Council was for three entrance canopies at Hammond Drive, which at the time of enquiry was a development site for three blocks of apartments on Hammond Drive. We installed the entrance canopies in January 2017 over two days. The frame was finished in Gentian Blue RAL 5010 to match the existing entrance colours.

Fenby Avenue
March 2017 | 4 no. 3.2m x 1.2m | Abberton Wall Mounted Entrance Canopies
After our installation at Hammond Drive, Darlington Borough Council’s Design Team recommended us to their Surveyor for the canopies required at Fenby Avenue. This project featured apartment blocks similar to those at Hammond Drive however, there were four blocks on this site, and they therefore required four canopies. We installed all four entrance canopies over two days in March 2017.

Allington Way
April 2018 | 7no. 3.2m x 1.2m | Abberton Wall Mounted Entrance Canopies
Following on from the first two installations, we were asked to provide quotes for seven Abberton Entrance Canopies on seven new blocks of apartments similar to those in both Hammond Drive and Fenby Avenue. So, in April 2018, we installed the canopies on the new build apartments and again it only took us two days to install them.

September 2019 | 3no. 3.2m x 1.2m | Abberton Wall Mounted Entrance Canopies
Darlington Borough Council were working on a new project opposite the site we previously installed at in Allington Way and required three canopies to provide shade and shelter to the entrances of the new apartments. We provided a quotation and in September 2019 installed the canopies over two days. The canopy frames were powder-coated Pure White RAL 9010 as per the previous installation to keep a uniform appearance.

July 2021 | 4no. 3.2m x 1.2m | Abberton Wall Mounted Entrance Canopies
The following year, we were asked to supply and install another four Abberton Wall Mounted Entrance Canopies on their latest new-build apartments in Allington Way. These canopies were installed over two days in July 2021 above the main entrances to the buildings. The canopies were also finished in Pure White RAL 9010 with clear 4mm polycarbonate roof panels.

September 2021 | 4no. 2.1m x 1.2m | Abberton Wall Mounted Entrance Canopies
Our most recent project with Darlington Borough Council is four Abberton Wall Mounted Entrance Canopies which we installed again, in Allington Way onto more of their new-build apartments. This was phase two of the canopies that we installed in July 2021 and has completed the project so far at Allington Way in North Darlington. The installation of all four canopies was completed in two days

It has been a pleasure to work with Darlington Borough Council on these projects and we hope to continue working with them as their housing project continues into the future.

If you have any existing or up-coming projects that requires
multiple canopies such as those for Darlington Borough Council,
call us on 0800 389 9072 or email: sales@ablecanopies.co.uk