Cycle Shelter F.A.Q’s

Cycle Shelter F.A.Q’s

Our customers often have many questions to ask us regarding our cycle shelters.

Although, we are more than happy to answers these questions in person, over the phone or by email, we have decided to supply the answers to our frequently asked questions in one handy place for the convenience of you, our customers…

How long does it take to install from order?
Once you have decided to order your cycle shelter from Able Canopies, we can discuss with you available installation dates. Available dates very much depend on the time of year but we always endeavour to get your shelter installed as soon as possible. The actual installation usually takes one day (depending on the size of the shelter).

What materials are your shelters made from?
All our shelters are constructed from steel box section or steel tube and are covered by a choice of polycarbonate sheeting.

How do I choose the right shelter?
We have designed a range of five shelters to suit every budget. If you are interested in a specific shelter from our range we can provide you with a quote for this. If you are not sure which shelter is best for you, we can give you a price for each option to give you a better choice.

Do the shelters need to fix to a hard stand?
Yes we can only fix our shelters to a hard stand for example a suitable concrete base. You may already have a hard stand which the shelter can possibly be fixed to. If not, we will be happy to supply you with a quote to do this work for you.

Why do you need to know the location of where I want to install the shelter when I request an estimate?
We always ask for an address as this helps us to price for you more accurately.
Do you offer supply only Cycle Shelters?
We are currently unable to provide a supply only service for our shelters.

What is your lead time?
As we manufacture our products, our usual lead times are three to six weeks. The school summer holidays are our busiest period but we will always endeavour to get your canopy installed at a time most suitable for you.

Have you installed any shelters in my area?
We have installed thousands of canopies, shelters and shade sails across the UK which can all be viewed in the installation section on our website.

How do we maintain our shelter?
To maintain your shelter, we recommend that you periodically clean all steel components and polycarbonate panels with warm water and a non-abrasive cleaner.

Can a shelter be moved after installation?
Yes, the relocation would be charged at an installation only price, but it is possible to move our products to a different location.

Does the price include installation?
Yes. The price we quote you includes installation and removal of rubbish.

What colour can I have my shelter?
All our shelters can be powder coated to any standard RAL colour. Other non standard RAL colours are available at an additional cost. Click here to view our full RAL Colour Chart >

Will I be harassed by sales people?
We do not employ commission driven sales people so you will not get hounded with telephone calls. What we do promise, is to contact you once we have sent your quote out to ensure you have everything you need.

Will I be getting value for money?
With our shelter systems you always get excellent value for your money. We provide a system which offers quality and longevity at excellent value.

How much disruption will you cause during the installation of the canopy?
You will hardly even know we are there! Most of our products are already assembled to minimise on site disruption to your site on the day of the installation and will always leave the site clean and tidy upon completion.

Are your workforce CRB checked?
Yes our surveyors and fitting teams are all CRB checked.

Why choose an Able Canopies’ Shelter?
We are specialist suppliers who design, manufacture and install our own shelters using trained teams of fitters so that you get a service that is second to none. Many of our shelters have a unique system which clamps the polycarbonate sheets which reduces the need to drill holes in the panels making them longer lasting and more weather proof.

Does the shelter have any other uses?
The shelters can be used as cycle shelters, waiting shelters, buggy shelters and bin shelters which can all be used in a variety of applications.

How many bikes can you store in a shelter?
The shelters can all hold different number of bikes. The table below shows the number of bikes our standard two bay shelters can hold and the size:

Shelter Name                                        Size                 No. of bikes
Easydale Cycle Shelter                        4.1m x 1.7m      10 bicycles
Grasmere Cycle Shelter                      4.1m x 2.05m    10 bicycles
Grasmere Timber Clad                        4.1m x 2.05m     10 bicycles
Langdale Cycle Shelter                       4.2m x 3m          20 bicycles
Wall Mounted Witton Cycle Shelter   4.2m x 2.1m       10 bicycles
Free Standing Witton Cycle Shelter  4.2m x 2.1m       20 bicycles

Download our canopy shelter and shade sail brochure

Able Canopies Ltd. design, manufacture and install commercial grade canopies, shade sails,
awnings and shelters across the UK. We specialise in servicing the education, leisure,
healthcare and retail sectors and have extensive experience working with
schools, councils, architects and contracting firms.
For more information on our products and services please contact us

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