How to Extend a School Dining Room Cost Effectively

How to Extend a School Dining Room Cost Effectively

When it comes to upgrading your school facilities, you have to be mindful not to spend too much of your budget on just one upgrade. So, if you’re in need of more room, whether that be for teaching space or dining space, it’s best to look at all the options available before committing.

One of the most cost-effective ways you can extend your school dining room without blowing your budget on a building extension is to invest in a school dining canopy. Whilst school canopies may seem to be a big outlay, they are a fraction of the cost of an extension and will leave you with lots of leftover cash to spend on all the other much needed school supplies.

Our outdoor dining canopies can be supplied as standard canopies with open sides, or you can add side panels and doors to enclose the structure*, blocking driving wind and rain. This creates an enclosed structure which is almost perfectly protected by the weather, whilst ensuring the longevity and durability of the canopy.

Our most popular canopies that our customers use as alfresco dining canopies are the Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy, the Welford Dome Free Standing Canopy and the Tarnhow Dome Free Standing Timber Canopy as shown above and below.

In 2020, we supplied and installed a 33.1m x 7m Tarnhow Dome Free Standing Timber Canopy at Eastbrook School in Dagenham. The canopy allowed them to extend their dining space by 270 seats which is a dramatic increase in the useable space for their pupils. You can find out more about their installation here: Eastbrook School Outside Dining Canopy

Click on the button below to download our brochure to view our full range of canopies suitable for outdoor dining, or click here: Outdoor Dining Canopies for Schools

Able Canopies Ltd. design, manufacture and install canopies and shade structures at schools, nurseries and educational settings to enable year-round Free Flow Outdoor Play and Outdoor Learning.
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*Please note: Although our canopies can be enclosed with side panels, they are not entirely enclosed because due to wind uplift. It is a safety requirement that a small 200mm gap is left at the bottom of the panels to allow a small amount of air to flow through. This ensures you have the most rigid and safe structure that will withstand strong winds throughout the years.