Ullswater Apex Freestanding Canopy

Ullswater Apex Freestanding Canopy

The Ullswater provides an entirely new way to build a freestanding canopy using a unique corner structure for ultimate strength and large self-supporting spans. It has a maximum width of up to 6 metres and an unlimited length.

Due to its unlimited length and large width, this canopy makes a unique revolutionary alternative to the basic wall mounted canopy. It is ideal for many environments including schools for use as play canopies and outdoor classrooms, restaurants and pubs for use as outside dining areas and parks and recreational grounds as waiting shelters and covered picnic areas.

Our freestanding systems have been around for nearly 25 years and have stood the test of time to give you complete peace of mind.

Features & Benefits:

  • High UV Protection – Blocking in excess of 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays
  • Integral Guttering – Included as standard for a concealed, streamline appearance
  • Ability to Cover Large Areas – With a maximum width of 6 metres and an unlimited length
  • Versatile Design – Due to its attractive apex roof, this canopy will fit in perfectly with both modern and traditional environments
  • Strong Construction – A strong aluminium roof frame with supporting steel posts
  • Roof Colour Options – The aluminium roof frame is supplied in white as standard. Other colours are available on request at an additional cost
  • Canopy Post Colour Options – The steel underside & posts are available in any standard RAL colour. They can be finished in non-standard RAL colours and/or galvanised at an additional cost
  • Roof Panels – 35mm structured polycarbonate panels which are light in weight and up to 200 times stronger than glass
  • Roof Panel Colour Options – The roof panels are available in clear or opal
  • Unique Corner System for Ultimate Rigidity – A strong, rigid structure designed for a busy, highly used environment such as schools and hospitality
  • Up to a 25 Year Life Expectancy – Giving you peace of mind that your canopy has been designed and built to last for many years to come

Coloured Polycarbonate Upgrade
Also available with coloured polycarbonate as an upgrade, click here for more info

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Design & Specification


The Ullswater provides an entirely new way to build a free-standing canopy using a unique corner system for ultimate strength and large self-supporting spans.


Our 35mm structured polycarbonate panels are light in weight & up to 200 times stronger than glass.


Our canopies require only periodic cleaning. To clean the roof we recommend a solution of warm water & a non-abrasive cleaner. For more information please see the maintenance schedule which is found in your After Sales pack.

Weather Resistance:

During the manufacture of our polycarbonate panels, a layer of UV absorber is co-extruded onto the surface forming a barrier against UV radiation. All structural components are made from aluminum, uPVC & steel for ultimate strength and total weather resistance.


Download our technical files including the product data sheet and the .PDF, .DXF, .IGES and .STL files:

Product Data Sheet:

Click here to view the Ullswater Apex Freestanding Canopy Technical Specification Sheet

Technical File Downloads:


Please see below the NBS specs and BIM models for you to download and add to your project.



Colour Options

Roof Panels

The polycarbonate roof panels are available in 35mm thick and a choice of clear or opal.

Roof Frame

The roof frame is supplied in white as standard and can be finished in any RAL colour at an additional cost.

Steel Underside and Posts

The steel underside and posts are available in any standard RAL colour; they can be galvanised and/or finished in any non-standard RAL colour at an additional cost.

Please click here to view the full range of RAL colours available.


Listed below is a selection of testimonials from our customers that had an Ullswater Apex Freestanding Canopy installed:

“The installation team were efficient and amendable. The site was left in a tidy manner.”

– Birkbeck Primary School – Sidcup, Kent – View Installation >

“Thank you for outstanding customer service, we will gladly use Able Canopies again”
– Buckingham Junior School – Buckingham, Buckinghamshire – 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 >

“Our canopy looks fabulous – Thank You!”
– Woodville Infant School – Swadlincote, Derbyshire – View Installation >

“Very pleased with the end result. Helpful staff. Quick process!”
– Hampton Hargate Primary School – Peterborough, Cambridgeshire – View Installation >

Read more of our recent Customer Testimonials Here >

Why Choose Able Canopies

Able Canopies are a well established company who have been manufacturing and supplying shelters to many organisations for over 15 years. We assign a dedicated project team to each order, ensuring that your product is delivered and installed on time with no disruptions or communication errors along the way. To read more about tour company click here > About Able Canopies

Because all of our canopies and shelters are manufactured in-house, we can make any modifications required by you to ensure that your shelter is suitable for your needs. If required we can make alterations including the materials used, the finish and the size.

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