Ulverston Umbrella

The Ulverston, constructed from the finest waterproof tensile material available on the market, provides a permanent tough structure in the shape of an umbrella which is supported by a tubular steel post.

The design offers excellent cover from the weather as it is able to span up to 6 metres x 6 metres. This design is perfectly suited for outdoor seating or dining areas and looks stunning in natural and urban landscapes.

Able Tensile Structures are permanent tensile structures which are fully fitted and installed by Able Canopies trained teams of DBS (previously known as CRB) approved fitters.

Features & Benefits

  • Waterproof Tensile Fabric Roof – Keeps those underneath dry and sheltered
  • Available Sizes are 3m, 4m, 5m and 6m Square – Allowing you to cover small or large areas
  • An Unmatched Strength with a Weight of 590 g/sqm – The fabric is a strong structure that will last for many years
  • Wide Choice of Colours – The fabric is available in a choice of 40 colours as standard, so you can choose the perfect shade for your existing colour scheme
  • High UV Protection –  From the sun’s harmful UV ray’s, keeping everyone underneath the umbrella much safer than they would be without it
  • Ease of Maintenance – With a consistently smooth appearance for a sleek, modern look
  • Supported by a Robust Tubular Steel Post – Which has a diameter of 219mm and will last for many years to come
  • Steel Post Can be Powder Coated to the Colour of Your Choice – Enabling the umbrella to fit in with your outdoor setting perfectly
  • Posts Can be Galvanised if Required – For additional protection from the elements and longevity
  • The Fabric Comes with a 5 Year Guarantee and a Life Expectancy of 10 – 15 Years –  So you can rest assured that the fabric is of the highest quality
  • The Framework Has a Life Expectancy of up to 25 Years – For complete peace of mind

Design & Specification


Download our technical files for the Ulverston Umbrella including the product data sheet and the .PDF, .DWG, .IGES and .STL files:

Product Data Sheet:

Click here to view the Ulverston Umbrella Technical Specification Sheet

Technical File Downloads:

Fabric Specification:

Our exclusive tensile fabric is completely waterproof and is constructed from a woven base cloth which has high tenacity polyester threads. Throughout the manufacturing process, the fabric is coated under constant tension in both warp and weft directions giving it a high performance polymer surface layer. The exclusive technology used on the yarn, gives it true elongation resistance, so once coated, minimum movement in the finished product will occur which is a key factor in the durability of the fabric on your tensile structure.

The Ulverston is supplied with white fabric as standard, however there are 39 other colours which are available at an additional cost. The fabric can adapt to any required shape and size including walkways and umbrellas which makes them particularly suited to the education and leisure sectors. The flexibility of the fabric allows us to present you with an exciting range of tensile structures in whatever commercial settings you require cover for.

The Ulverston Umbrella requires only periodic cleaning. To clean the structure 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.

High UV Protection
The tensile fabric is UV stabilised offering the highest UV protection. It blocks up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays

Excellent Fire Performance
The fabric of the Tensile Structures are tested to BS 7837.

Fabric Weight
The weight of the fabric is 590 g/sqm which gives it ultimate tear and split resistance. The tensile fabric has a strength of 250/250 da N/ 5 cm.


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



Colour Options

The Fabric

The Ulverston Umbrella fabric is available in a choice of 40 colours as standard.

Click here to view the full colour range > Tensile Colour Options

The Frame

The Ulverston Umbrella’s steel frame is available powder coated in any of our standard RAL colours. Other non standard RAL Colours are available at an additional cost.

Please click here to view the RAL colours available


Listed below is a selection of testimonials we have received from our customers that purchased an Ulverston Umbrella:

“From start to finish everyone has been very professional and helpful, no request was to small. The finished canopies look amazing. Thank you to everyone at Able Canopies.”

Oak Wood School, Nuneaton Warwickshire – View Installation >

“The work took place on the specified date with all equipment etc. delivered on time. The workers ensured that the area could not be accessed by the children and followed the safe guarding system in place. Thank You”

Parklands Infant School, Romford, London – View Installation >

“First class service and installation. Installation team was very professional, couldn’t fault Kev and his team.”

Bishop Tufnell CE Infant School, Bognor Regis, West Sussex – View Installation >

“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.”

Eric Wright Group – Blackpool Centre for Independent Living, Blackpool, Lancashire – View Installation >

“The service provided by Able Canopies was first class and we are very happy with the installation.”

Hucklow Primary School, Sheffield, South Yorkshire – View Installation >

Product Brochure

Download our product brochure to view our full range of commercial umbrellas:

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Free Umbrella Guide

Download your free copy of our umbrella guide to help you choose the perfect commercial umbrella for your shade and shelter requirements: Free Commercial  Umbrella Guide

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