An Introduction to Able Canopies

Outdoor Projects

Outdoor Projects

If you are looking to renovate your school or commercial outdoor area, we can take care of the project for you from start to finish depending on your product requirements.

Alongside our canopies, shelters, shade sails and awnings, we also offer additional services to complete your outdoor project such as external surfacing, fire resistant aluminium decking, cladding and fencing. We can take the stress out of dealing with multiple suppliers, so you only liaise with us.

When installed together, our range of outdoor products create the ultimate covered outdoor areas, providing you with shade and shelter from the elements as well as a fresh, new outside setting that you will want to use all day, every day.

Click on the categories below to find out more about each of our services.

If you have any questions, or would like a free site survey so we can
assess your outdoor project, contact us today

Canopy Upgrades and Accessories

We also offer a range of canopy upgrades and accessories such as Side Fills, Glass Balustrades, the colourful Rainbow Package which is ideal for nurseries and primary schools, Secure Roller Shutters, Canopy Signage and Waterproof Fabric Side Panels. Click here to see our full range of Canopy Upgrades and Accessories.

Why Choose Able Canopies?

Able Canopies have been in the industry for over 15 years, installing canopies, shelters and accessories for schools and commercial organisations across the UK.

We specialise in outdoor projects, particularly canopies and shelters. However, our skills and expertise also enable us to provide you with a ‘one-stop-shop’ so you can purchase your whole outdoor project from us. We can take care of the whole project, as we understand you’re too busy to deal with multiple suppliers.

We have a wide range of standard products to help you select the product you are after with ease however, if you are looking for a product you can’t see on our website or would like something bespoke, contact us and we will put a bespoke design together for you.

Not only can you come to us for your complete outdoor project, but we can also help with additional services such as funding and planning permission. We have free guides available for you to download including a funding guide and a fundraising pack and we can also help you with your planning application, making your experience with us even easier.

Project Management Case Studies

Halifax Primary School, Ipswich, Suffolk

Outdoor Project Management Canopies and Soft PlayIn February 2018, we supplied and installed a 18m x 4m Coniston wall mounted canopy complete with roller shutters, lighting, and soft play safety surfacing for Halifax Primary School in Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Our Outdoor Projects Service

Any canopy installation involves some element of making good or pre-site preparation that helps the job to run smoothly and look good when finished. Our teams are expert in these activities.

Commercial Canopy | Humberside Airport | Able Canopies & Projects

Our service often goes further than work that is directly related to the canopy installation. For example, we frequently use our project management skills to help customers add value to their canopy projects with the inclusion of.

  • Electrical works for heating and lighting
  • The fitting of the heating and lighting units
  • Removal of trees and bushes
  • Removal of existing structures
  • Adding Softplay surfaces
  • Laying Tarmac
  • Including security features such as roller blinds
  • Constructing and fitting useful additions such as gates and screens
  • Finishing off projects professionally with painting and decoratin
  • Fencing and boundaries

Managing specialist trades and the overall scheduling of the project helps us to save time and cost for our customers and to ensure work is completed on time and to the right standard. This takes away hassle and improves outcomes, adding value to the overall project. Call 0800 389 9072 and talk to one of our experts about how we could help you.


Previous Project Examples:

Queenborough School & Nursery, Kent

Wall Mounted Canopy | Roller Shutters | Fire Doors | Soft Play Safety Surfacing | Able Canopies & Projects

We supplied and installed a Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy in February 2019 for Queenborough School & Nursery in Queenborough, Kent. To finish off the area, we supplied the whole project management service including soft play safety surfacing, secure roller shutters, and commercial fire doors. All of these products and services are available from Able Canopies as part of our Outdoor Projects service. Click here to view more images and find out more about the installation: School Canopy in Kent


Ashmole Primary School, London

Timber Free Standing Canopy | Timber Side Screens | Able Canopies & Projects

We installed a Tarnhow Mono Free Standing Timber Canopy with timber safety barriers at Ashmole Primary School in Southgate, London in July 2008. We also installed a number of timber side screens to thier new building as shown in the photos above. Click to read more: School Timber Canopy


Morrisons, Birmingham

Timber Sales Canopy | Morrisons | Able Canopies & Projects

Morrisons in Rubery, Birmingham were in need of a robust canopy structure that they could use to market their seasonal goods. We supplied and installed a Tarnhow Mono Free Standing Timber Canopy with polycarbonate side fills, a roller shutter doors, lights and water. Click to view more: Retail Timber Canopy


Halifax Primary School, Suffolk

Wall Mounted Canopy with Secure Roller Shutters

The staff at Halifax Primary School in Ipswich, Suffolk had an existing canopy that was no longer fit for purpose and they were looking to replace it with a canopy that could also store their outdoor play equipment and could be used in the winter when the days get dark earlier.

We therefore supplied and installed a Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy with Secure Roller Shutters and lighting fixed to the underisde of the canopy as well as the exterior to light up the area inside and out. Click to read more: School Wall Mounted Canopy


County Construction Chemicals, London

Wall Mounted Canopy with Timber Gates | County Construction Chemicals | Able Canopies & Projects

We installed a Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy at County Construction Chemicals in Chingford, London in November 2018. Their new canopy enables them to provide shelter to thier staff and delivery drivers whilst loading and unloading stock.

The addition of the steel and timber gates allows them to store equipment more securely when staff are not on site. Click to read more: Commerical Canopy


Orchardside School, London

Timber Cycle Shelter | Orchardside School | Able Canopies & Projects

Orchardside School required a cycle shelter on thier schools grounds in Enfield, London. In January 2018, we supplied and installed a Gramere Timber Cycle Shelter with lighting to keep the area well lit during the dark evenings. Click to read more: Timber School Cycle Shelter


How our Projects Service could help you

Each of our installations involves project management. Coordinating start times, deliveries and hand over, all take planning and communication. These skills allow us to look at the requirements of each project and widen our responsibilities to include more elements of the installation and the management of more trades.

Our skilled people can negotiate the best prices, source the right products and co-ordinate all the elements to avoid clashes and wasted time.

What that means for you is one point of contact, one source for all the elements that you need to complete your project, one invoice to pay and a lot of time and money saved.

To see our Projects Service in action, read this case study about our Canopy Project Management.


For more information on how the Able Projects service could add value to your projectcall 0800 389 9072 Or email: sales@ablecanopies.co.uk