Welford Dome Freestanding Canopy

Welford Dome Freestanding Canopy

The Welford Dome Freestanding Canopy is an exceptionally versatile modular canopy system. Suitable for a variety of applications, it is particularly popular as an outdoor dining canopy, an outdoor learning or play canopy and MUGA canopy. It is also perfect for covering external walkways and entrances within schools and commercial settings such as hospitals, warehouses, visitor attractions and hotels.

This domed roof canopy combines excellent UV protection with high impact resistance and its unique design keeps installation times and on-site disruption to a minimum. The main frame is constructed from strong steel beams that can be galvanised and/or powder coated in the RAL colour of your choice, and the roof is covered with a choice of 5mm solid or 16mm structured polycarbonate roof panels that block over 98% of UV rays and is also vandal and shatter resistant.

The strong construction makes this versatile canopy perfect for well-used, busy areas and features a life expectancy of up to 25 years so you know your new freestanding canopy will last for many years to come.

Features & Benefits:

  • Stylish Design – The Welford Dome has an attractive domed design that fits in with many environments
  • Ability to Cover Large Areas – Maximum width of 6 metres and an unlimited length
  • Suitable for Many Uses – Due it its large size, this free standing canopy is suitable for use as an outdoor classroom, playground shelter, dining canopy and study canopy
  • Strong Steel Construction  – Constructed from a strong steel frame with a unique corner system for ultimate rigidity
  • High UV Protection – Protects against over 98% of harmful UV rays from the sun
  • Guttering Included as Standard– Deep flow guttering fitted as standard and included in the price to direct rainwater safely from your canopy
  • Choice of Robust Roof Panels – The Welford Dome can be covered with a choice of 5mm solid or 16mm structured polycarbonate roof panels which are available in a clear or opal
  • Wide Range of Colour Options – The steel frame is available powder coated in a range of standard RAL colours. Other non-standard RAL colours are available on request at an additional cost
  • Up to a 25 Year Life Expectancy – For complete peace of mind

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Design & Specification


Vandal & Shatter Resistance
The Welford’s 5mm solid & 16mm structured polycarbonate panels are resistant to all mechanical stresses both accidental and intentional, even when particularly heavy. It is therefore particularly suitable for use in areas where vandalism is a potential problem.

The Welford requires minimum maintenance. To clean the roof we recommend a solution of warm water and 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 on both sides which forms a barrier giving in excess of 98% UV protection from the sun.

The Welford Dome is fitted with guttering and down pipes and is fully installed by our fully trained teams of fitters.


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Product Data Sheet

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



Colour Options

Polycarbonate Roof Sheets:

The polycarbonate roof sheets are available in a choice of clear or opal.

Steel Frame:

The steel frame is available galvanised for ultimate corrosion protection, powder coated in a range of standard RAL colours. Or both galvanised and powder coated. Other non-standard RAL colours are available on request at an additional cost.

Please click here to view the full range of RAL Colour Range >


“A very polite and affable fitting team. Good and quick fitting. A please to deal with. Many thanks.” Reculver CE Primary School, Kent – View Installation >

“Installation crew worked hard and completed job early.”
Willand School, Devon – View installation >

Read more recent customer testimonials here >

Why Choose Able Canopies

Able Canopies are a well established company who have been manufacturing and supplying canopies shelters to many schools, colleges, nurseries and other 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 our 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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