"Able Canopies Ltd have undertaken jobs at two of the schools I help maintain for Somerset County Council. One job was at Bowlish Infants School - Shepton Mallet which involved the construction of a new polycarbonate mono-pitched children's shelter attached to the main building, which was carried out on time and to the quotation cost in a professional manner and to a well constructed standard.
The other job was carried out on my recommendation to the head at Horrington Primary School - Near Wells but under the head's direct management. This was a similar polycarbonate mono-pitched children's shelter but erected in a difficult location attached to the main building but surrounded on three sides by existing structure. Although I didn`t deal directly with Able Canopies regards this job, I did inspect following construction and again I am happy with the works undertaken from a construction/appearance point of view.
Both heads of these schools have expressed their satisfaction in respect of the customer service and the way the works were undertaken on site as well as the quality of the finished product provided by Able Canopies Ltd.
I look forward to future working opportunities with your company and won't hesitate to both recommend your services to others and hopefully utilising them again myself."
David Payne - Area Building Surveyor - Somerset County Council, Somerset
"The staff, client and consultants who have visited the scheme have been very impressed by the finished works and are looking forward to operating from their modernised facilities and the difference it will make to the many different groups who use the centre.
It is with pleasure therefore that we write to thank you and all of your team for the effort and care undertaken whilst working on the project and in particular the sensitive manner in which the works have been undertaken.
We would be very grateful if you could therefore pass on our thanks directly to your foreman and tradesmen and look forward to future successful schemes together."
Eric Wright Group - Blackpool, Lancashire - View installation
"The new timber canopies are truly special & really enhance the experience of outdoor socialising for students. I would like to comment on what an excellent job your workmen have done and what a lovely group of workers they were. If I need any further canopies I will definitely be in touch!"
Carshalton High School for Girls - Carshalton, Surrey - View Canopy 01, View Canopy 02, View Canopy 03
"Wayne & his team carried out the install very professionally and worked around other work going on. The service provided was excellent and the new canopies look as good as expected."
Pinkwell Primary School - Hayes, Middlesex - View Installation
"A smooth and organised fitting. Worked perfectly within a school setting causing absolutely no disruption for the school. Thank you very much."
Culvers House Primary School - Mitcham, London - View Installation >
"I am absolutely delighted with the canopy. It is exactly as we had hoped and more. Both Robin and the gentleman who fitted the canopy have been completely professional and were perfect gentlemen. I cannot thank them enough on behalf of the nursery and the children. They completed the work to the highest of standards and with no disruption to nursery running as normal. Of course the children and staff were delighted with the finish and are sure to boast of the wonderful job they did."
Cylch Meithrin Trelai - Cardiff, South Wales - View Installation >
"We were amazed at how quickly and efficiently the canopy was installed. The children can't wait to go and play under it. Thank you."
Flore Day Nursery - Northampton, Northamptonshire - View Installation
“Installation group were professional, flexible and friendly. Very mindful of their work and the child friendly context they were working in.”
Manager - Ham Children's Centre - Ham, London
"We have waited a long time for our school to be able to purchase a canopy and we are not disappointed. The canopy looks fabulous and will be a great addition to our outdoor provision. The team worked very quickly and efficiently. They were very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. They were friendly and kept the area clean, safe & tidy. Excellent service!”Acton Park Primary School - Wrexham, Clwyd
"From start to finish, Able Canopies have been excellent. Great service from initial contact through to completion, knowledgeable staff who kept us informed, installation teams who really did put every effort into the task and not one iota of dodgy sales or technical jargon anywhere.
It is almost impossible to do justice to the quality of their product, value for money and thorough professionalism in a mere paragraph of feedback. Do yourself a favour, if you're looking for a canopy company, call Able Canopies, because you won't be disappointed."
Birchwood Grove CP School - Burgess Hill, West Sussex - View Installation
"The service and product were excellent - exactly what we wanted! Despite concerns over having them installed during term time, the workmen were polite, pleasant, professional and caused very little disruption - we hardly knew they were here. We are very pleased!!"
Finance Officer, New Christchurch Primary School - Reading, Berkshire - View installation
"We are delighted with the service and products Able Canopies provide. We are a small nursery school who has used Able Canopies three times and have been impressed with the price, installation and customer service received."
Peartree Way Nursery School - Stevenage, Hertfordshire - View Installation
"Excellent installation team. Very considerate and hard working!"
BBC Television Centre - Hammersmith, London - View Installation
“Excellent installation, very happy with installers. They are polite and accommodating and kept me up to date with progress. The shelters and benches look great and I would recommend Able Canopies from start to finish. Very impressed with the whole company.”
Brentside Primary School - Ealing, London - View Installation
"A wonderful job again - quick and efficient would definitely recommend Able Canopies and use again. Thank You"
Streetfield Middle School - Luton, Bedfordshire - View Installation
"Excellent service, in very difficult weather conditions. It has been the coldest week this year with freezing daytime temperatures and your guys just got on with it! They were always cheerful and polite and very considerate of not only the children and parents, but staff too. They have left the site very clean and tidy and we would certainly recommend your company."
Stoughton Infant School - Guildford, Surrey - View Installation
"Excellent service from initial visit to final completion."
Primrose Lane Primary School - Wetherby, North Yorkshire - View Installation
"Excellent job! Very professional, efficient and tidy. Gate is super! Many thanks. Having the canopy has made such a difference, the children are able to play outside under cover rain or shine! We would recommend Able Canopies."
Newport Children's Centre - Middlesbrough, Cleveland - View Installation
"Very efficient during the installation. No fuss - brilliant work. Delighted to have the canopy. It will be perfect for the children playing outside when the weather is hot. It will be wonderful not having to move the sand and water tray to shaded areas in the play area to keep them from getting too hot (the children!). Parents can spend more time with their children knowing they can sit in the shade watching them play quite happily. Ideal for children on traction not able to get off beds, they can be transported on their beds outside under the shade - perfect!! Many thanks."
Croydon University Hospital - Croydon, London - View Installation
"Delighted with our new canopy. It opens up a world of opportunities."
Manor House Primary School - Frodsham, Cheshire - View Installation
"We have spoken many times about our desire to achieve world class award winning quality and after the reaction from our client today I believe that we have achieved it. I would like to offer my personal thanks to you and your workforce for a magnificent, outstanding performance and quite simply without the care dedication and sheer hard work demonstrated by all, we would not be where we are today. "
Sewell Group for Thomas Ferens Academy - Hull, Northumberside - View Installation
"This is an expert product, expertly fitted and both parents and pupils were very impressed when they saw it for the first time!"
Side and front fills were fitted after the canopy was installed. Roxbourne Middle School had this to say about the side fills: "The side panels have solved the wind flow problem and the shelter is now really cosy"
"The canopy was installed within one day, causing very little disruption to the playgroup. We have had many positive comments from parents and more importantly the children love it too. We are very pleased with the finished result."
Bramford Pre School Playgroup - Ipswich, Suffolk - View Installation
"Very professional service provided throughout, from sale to installation. Support in negotiating building regs minefield invaluable. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company in the future."
East Borough Primary School - Maidstone, Kent - View Installation
"Brilliant company; they do exactly as you ask and are willing to work in extremes of weather. When a problem arrived, it was very quickly solved. Couldn't ask for more."Lowick First School - Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland - View installation
"I would like to bring to your attention the true professionalism in which the project has been handled by all of your staff who have been involved. I feel particular reference and thanks needs to be made to William who sorted the planning – I explained to him that I had limited time, and he respected this and sorted the matter in hand. The gentleman who visited the school to carry out the paperwork again conducted the exercise in a very capable and highly professional manner. I cannot praise enough the work of Dean who came onsite to conduct the installation. His work and manner in which he operated was exemplary. We are very satisfied with the project and the way in which it has been dealt with."
Buckland Brewer Community Primary School - Bideford, Devon - View Installation
"From initially contacting Able Canopies to the completion of the installation, the service has been very professional. The installation team were very efficient and very accommodating whilst working outside a classroom of reception children. Many thanks."
Aldington Primary School - Ashford,Kent - View Installation
"The new canopy is a wonderful addition to the Preschool. We now have a brilliant all weather learning and play area for the children and staff to enjoy. We were amazed at how quickly it was done - all in one day - and how helpful and accommodating Able Canopies were.”
Wendover Pre-School - Wendover, Buckinghamshire - View Installation
"The reception teacher was very impressed with the guys who were on site, they were very polite and extremely helpful, please pass our thanks to them."
The Russell School - Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire - View Installation
"We are very pleased with the new canopy. The team that fitted it were efficient and pleasant lads!"
Holt Community Primary School - Wrexham, Clwyd - View Installation
"Extremely impressed - a fantastic product for a fantastic price!"
Maryport Infant School - Maryport, Cumbria - View installation
"Excellent installation and a fantastic, friendly team who have been very helpful courteous."
Noah's Ark Day Nursery - Chester, Cheshire - View installation
"The product met all of our requirements. Excellent installation and (the) staff (were) extremely pleasant. A really good job - we are very satisfied. Thank you."
Todwick Junior & Infant School - Sheffield, South Yorkshire - View Installation
"Very efficient installation team. The whole level of service was second to none from quotes, from admin, through to installation on the day. Great job!"
Brough Primary School - Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria - View installation
"We are thrilled with our new canopy, it completes the overall appearance outside of our new building. The men onsite were very professional, which allowed us to stay open and offer our parents their child's provision with no disruption."
Kingsfield Pre-School - Chatteris, Cambridgeshire - View Installation
"We are delighted with our new canopy and the colourful bumpers/bunting looks very attractive in our primary school."
Lovelace Primary School - Chessington, Surrey - View Installation
"From the first day of this process to the final day, was nothing below excellent on all levels. Thank you very much."
Pepperpot Nursery - Brighton, East Sussex - View Installation
"A fast and efficient service which met our tight budget. An exceptional product delivered by a very professional team."
St Mary & St John CE Primary School - Oakham, Leicestershire - View Installation
"Excellent service throughout the project. The installation team, where required, liaised throughout the whole project and were excellent! A very professional team!"
Winnersh Primary School - Wokingham, Berkshire - View Installation
"The Canopy has made a big difference to how we use our outside area and also added an attractive space for our children to play safely out of the sun and they can be outside in all weather conditions. We had no shade or protection from the weather and the canopy has given us this. We are really pleased with the way the canopy was installed and the service we received from Able Canopies."
Little Clacton Pre School - Clacton on Sea, Essex - View Installation
"The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the service we received was efficient and professional. Having our awning in place has made a huge difference to our pre-school. The children are able to have much more access to the outdoors which they love. We have been able to do more outdoor activities such as planting seeds and growing vegetables, and offer new fun and stimulating learning opportunities whilst enjoying the benefits of being outside. It is even better than we anticipated and we have received lots of positive feedback from the community. The children love it and we have been able to build it into a learning opportunity for them as they recognise the importance of keeping safe in the sun."
Freethorpe Pre School - Norwich, Norfolk - View Installation
"Arrived on time, fitted on schedule. A great service. If only everything in a school was this easy."
Wray Common Primary School - Reigate, Surrey - View Installation
"The team sent by Able Canopies were very professional, they worked well with the school to ensure that there was as little disruption as there could be. The installation was completed on time we were very satisfied with the total process and would recommend the service to others."
Newington Community Primary School - Ramsgate, Kent - View Installation
"Installation was very quick - very professional. Very helpful staff who worked around the children very well. The canopy looks fantastic - the children and staff will really enjoy using it."
Cropredy CE Primary School - Banbury, Oxfordshire - View Installation
"I am very pleased with not only the product supplied by Able Canopies but by the professional staff that you employ! They worked without any disruption to us and they were very polite! Big Thanks!"
Tiny Hearts Day Nursery, Liverpool, Merseyside - View Installation
"I would like to take this opportunity to write just before your team leaves our school site to say a huge thank you to the company for their professionalism and outstanding hard work.
The pre-site inspection and meeting were very reassuring to me as a manager who has the duty and care of the children and staff as a priority.
We would also like to congratulate the outstanding work of your construction team. They have been working in some terrible weather and have kept to time perfectly. They have been polite, courteous and more than helpful to both staff, parents and children. Safety has been their priority at all times.
We have been able to welcome them into our school for a couple of lunchtimes without hesitation and they have even provided a brief 'learning opportunity' for our pre-school, answering questions about their work and tools.
All round a most satisfying experience which I will pass on to my colleagues/heads in the local community."
Coupals Primary School, Haverhill, Suffolk - View Installation
"Fantastic service from the first time we contacted you to the completed installation. Fitted by a brilliant team who are great ambassadors for your company. 100% professionalism. 100% satisfaction."
Stafford Sports College, Stafford, Staffordshire - View Installation
"I will fully recommend Able Canopies to any of my colleagues looking for a quality canopy and excellent service."
Sutton Green Primary School, Cheshire
"The team were friendly, efficient and were excellent on site. They provided an excellent level of service and were sensitive to working on site during a 'normal' school day. We would recommend Able Canopies."
Welborne C of E Primary School - Welborne, Lincolnshire - View Installation
"An efficient service from start to finish. All of my staff who have seen the canopy are impressed and can't wait to use it with the children. It has extended our classroom brilliantly".
Thomas Arnold Primary School - Dagenham, Essex - View Installation
"The work men were polite and considerate and very hard working. The product is functional and aesthetically pleasing. A big thanks for fixing our guttering too!"
The Chalet School, Swindon, Wiltshire - View Installation
"I have been kept in contact all the way through. The Workmen were quick and gave good advice."
Teddy Bears Playgroup - Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire - View Installation
"We were very impressed with the professional service, and really pleased with our all year round sun and rain protection for our children at the Willow Tree Day Nursery."
Willow Tree Day Nursery - Clacton-on-Sea, Essex - View Installation
"From beginning to end the work carried out was exemplary. Your staff were polite and courteous at all times and did not interfere with the running of the school. Thank you."
Badshot Lea Village Infant School - Farnham, Surrey - View Installation
"I just wanted to say what a wonderful job your team have done with the canopy that was completed just before lunch time. The staff were very impressed with their hard work and the fact that they caused very little disruption to the daily routine of the children. The children love the area and have already had an opportunity to have some time in it. It looks great and actually makes the area look larger!!!"
Barnham Broom C of E Primary School - Norwich, Norfolk - View Installation
"Satisfied with final completion of work, and remedial work dealt with promptly. Our feedback and concerns taken seriously - Thank you"
Batford Nursery School - Harpenden, Hertfordshire - View Installation
"Quick and efficient installation. Our canopy was put up while we ran our session and was ready for use in three hours. The team tidied as they worked."
Benhall St Marys Pre-School - Saxmundham, Suffolk - View Installation
"This is the third time we have used Able to install canopies. We have been delighted with the service and the product each time and would be very pleased to highly recommend the company to other schools."
Broughton Infant School - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire - View Installation
"The team worked non-stop and erected the canopy well within the time frame, causing minimum disruption. The children are delighted with the finished result. Thank you!"
Streetfield Middle School - Luton, Bedfordshire - View Installation
"May we say that at this time we are extremely satisfied with the canopy and also the quality or work and the attitude the team of installers displayed. They took every care not to disrupt the nursery in any way and were fully aware of health and safety aspects on site. They were also very polite whenever spoken to. Once again many thanks and we give you our assurance that we will recommend you to our neighboring schools and nurseries, in fact I have already spoken to the Head of our local Junior School, who may be looking for some work in the near future."
The Links Daycare Centre - Nuneaton, Warwickshire - View Installation
"We would definitely recommend Able Canopies to any school. And the canopy lets the light through, looks very sturdy, service with a smile and lots of good cheer even when stuck in the mud!"
Theydon Bois Primary School - Epping, Essex - View Installation
"An efficient service from start to finish. All of my staff who have seen the canopy are impressed and can't wait to use it with the children. It has extended our classroom brilliantly"
Thomas Arnold Primary School - Dagenham, Essex - View Installation
"The team were friendly, efficient and were excellent on site. They provided an excellent level of service and were sensitive to working on site during a 'normal' school day."
Welbourne C of E Primary School - Welbourne, Lincolnshire - View Installation
"Super, friendly, very efficient fitters who had pleasant manners and dealt with very difficult neighbours in polite ways." -
West Haddon Endowed C of E Primary School - Northampton, Northamptonshire - View Installation
"Thank you for a professional service of a quality product. The children are looking forward to using it!"
Sutton Courtnay All Saints CE Primary School - Abingdon, Oxfordshire - View Installation
“The new canopy has transformed our outdoor area, enabling us to use the space as an outdoor classroom where children can play in showery weather or be shaded from the heat of the sun. Equipment is now able to be set up permanently outdoors as it is able to be kept dry. We had very good aftercare from the company and would recommend you to school colleagues.”
Batford Nursery School - Harpenden, Hertfordshire - View Installation
“The Chalet School is a small special school for nursery and primary children, all of whom have autism. Our playgrounds are great but have no cover, from sun, rain, snow or hail! Able canopies constructed 3 canopies for us in 2006, which have not only provided much needed cover, but have also kept the classrooms cool in the summer months. We have been so pleased with the canopies that we have just ordered another one, to enable our "littlies" to play out in all weathers! I must also say that the workmen who came to fit the canopies were very hard-working, very efficient and tidy and extremely polite and courteous. All in all a job well done!”
The Chalet School - Swindon, Wiltshire - View Installation
“I have used Able Canopies to install two shelter outside of our Nursery and reception buildings in order to develop our outdoor learning. We have also had a shelter installed for parents who are waiting for their children to offer protection from rain as well as very bright sunlight.
I have been extremely impressed with the Company who have been very professional and have delivered an excellent service. The administrative team in the office have always been very polite, knowledgeable and would keep me informed as to how things were progressing. The team who installed the shelters caused no disturbance whatsoever and we had all three installed during term time. The job was carried out very efficiently and well within the time allocated for the job.
We also received follow-up calls to make sure that we were happy with the service. I have no hesitation in recommending Able Canopies to other schools of other organisations.”
St Helen's Catholic Infant School - Waltham Forest, London - View Installation
“Able Canopies were recommended to me by a colleague and I wasn't disappointed. From the measuring up, to the design, to the fitting of the installed product I was delighted. Not quite as delighted as our EYFS teachers who now are able to access outdoor play every day under our canopy. Thank you.”
Pottery Primary School - Belper, Derbyshire - View Installation
"The children and staff at Colnbrook School are very pleased with the new canopy. From the very first phone call to the last screw being fitted, the company was courteous, hardworking and extremely helpful. We were very impressed with the professionalism and workmanship of the team who installed the canopy - which was put up it record time!
We would thoroughly recommend the company without reservation."
Colnbrook School - Watford, Hertfordshire - View Installation
"After a slight delay due to not taking the very large oak shutters into consideration the team provided an excellent service. The surveyor on his second visit was on time, listened to our requirements and provided a very professional service.
The local council insisted we applied for planning permission and again the Able team provided invaluable help in setting up the planning application.
Many months later (delays caused by the council) I confirmed the order and within days the canopies were fitted by a team of excellent expert fitters.
The job was completed exactly as planned and we now have 2 canopies one which allows outdoor activities for the playgroup and the other as shelter for the elderly and disabled buggies. The whole team provided a professional service and I have no hesitation in recommending them and will use the company again."
Pastures School - Northampton, Northamptonshire - View Installation
"I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to you all at Able Canopies for our amazing new outside EYFS area. The children and staff love it and are pleased to use it right through the year. It has made such a difference to the experiences our younger children have."
St Edmundsbury CEVAP School - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - View Installation
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