Architect Newsletter: Outside Comfort Zone (Summer 2018)

Architect Newsletter: Outside Comfort Zone (Summer 2018)

Welcome to the Summer edition of Outside Comfort Zone. Inside we have a collection of stories
that bring you the latest in new ideas and interesting applications to help your next outside weather
protection project.

One of the main features demonstrates the flexibility of our Coniston canopy. We affectionally refer to
this as the King of Canopies, due to its popularity and ability to be used in all manner of installations.
This example shows how it lives up to that billing. We have also included a roundup of bespoke fixing
innovations and the power of effective colour co-ordination. We hope you enjoy this issue and that it
informs future plans and specifications.

Read the full newsletter here: OCZ Summer 2018

Here’s our top news stories from this edition:

Pulling it all together
Full service project management to ensure efficient on time completion

Each of our installations involves project management. Effective coordination of start times, on site deliveries and hand over on completion, all take planning and communication. These skills allow us to look at the requirements of each project and widen our responsibilities to include more elements of the installation and the management of additional trades, should it be necessary. To illustrate how we do this we have featured a project that required us to not only install a new canopy but bring in other aspects such as a soft play floor and security roller shutters.

This installation allowed us to take on the full management of the project, which meant that the school could use their time efficiently as they would only have to deal with a single point of contact and could ensure efficient scheduling of works, meaning less disruption.

Read more on page 2 – Pulling it all together

The King of Canopies

It doesn’t matter how many years we have been doing this or how many installs we have completed there is always something new to learn. That was the case at Braintcroft School. The project was sizeable with a series of Conistons required to provide walkway and classroom shelter. In total it was 75 metres of installation. That in itself was not too unique. Where the challenge, and therefore the learning came, was with the changes in floor height, the need to cover stairs and the deep projections that were required across the
site. There were some real head scratchers involved which required some clear thinking and bespoke designs.

Read more on page 6: The King of Canopies

Click here to read the full newsletters: OCZ Summer 2018

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.

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