Architect Newsletter: Outside Comfort Zone (Winter 2018)

Architect Newsletter: Outside Comfort Zone (Winter 2018)

Welcome to the first edition of Outside Comfort Zone in 2018. The first job of the new year is to finish a story that we started in 2017. Inside is a case study on our prestigious installation of bespoke solar powered canopies that form part of the new transport hub at Bournemouth University. This project clearly demonstrates the power of linking great design and new technologies to provide long term, sustainable benefits. We also look at some new ideas around brackets and fixings that could help you overcome some of your canopy challenges, review the latest report
from NBS on BIM and provide some new ideas on using materials and design to transform outside space.

Read the full newsletter here: OCZ Winter 2018

There is something new under the sun

As part of a major infrastructure development Bournemouth University created a new transport hub to connect the University to the wider area. A key part of the transport hub was the provision of effective weather protection for passengers. This shelter had to fit in with the wider themes of the development and deliver on the University’s
sustainability goals by utilising solar technology. To successfully meet those requirements Able Canopies created a bespoke design based on its stylish Kensington system. The addition of solar panels, effective drainage plus seating and under canopy wind protection, were all elements that the adaptable Kensington could cope with.

Read more on page 2 – There is something new under the sun

Versatility built in – why our Coniston could be the answer to all your canopy questions

To deliver great value, a stylish finish and meet the needs of the client for weather protection that delivers in all seasons, oh and can fit with challenging buildings and site spaces, you need a product that is truly versatile.

Our Coniston is a tried and tested winner that will give you everything that you want from a canopy.

Read more on page 5 – Why our Coniston could be the answer to all your canopy questions

A Bespoke Solution

To fit in with the design and materials of the existing entrance area this recent installation in Staffordshire used a Kensington Mono Pitch Wall Mounted Entrance Canopy.

Prior to the installation there was a challenge to overcome to ensure the finish was not only smooth but safe. Because of the curtain wall above the entrance we could not use conventional fixings. To get around this we designed and fabricated two bespoke brackets that allowed the canopy to be fixed to the walls either side of the entrance. To take the weight of the Kensington the brackets had to be robust (as you can see in the pictures) but they provided a
perfect solution that was neat and cost effective.

Read more on page 5 – A Bespoke Solution

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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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