The Able Canopies Story

The Able Canopies Story

Sometimes it can be interesting for customers to know the background of a company when it comes to a large purchase such as a canopy or shelter, that is why, for this week’s blog post I am going to go through the story of Able Canopies.

So here goes…

Just over 15 years ago, I had a vision to offer a comprehensive range of quality and cost effective canopies to the commercial sector. This set me on my journey to create “The Canopy Experts” who could offer the largest range of weather protection solutions in the UK.

At the beginning of my business I worked mainly with schools and nurseries, supplying wall mounted canopies to create playground shelters and outdoor classrooms. However I knew that our canopies could also make a difference in many other sectors and so, as our range expanded to incorporate free standing canopies, we also began working with other sectors including healthcare and hospitality, local authorities, and architects and contractors.

A Timber Canopy by Able Canopies

Throughout our journey as a company, we have always held true to our core values that our customers should receive the best possible products and service, and with this in mind we adopted cutting edge 3D design software early on in the company’s lifetime to enable us to create stunning structures which are also functional and adaptable. This also allows us to create bespoke, unique structures and we now have a dedicated Design and Build Team who can turn ideas and hand or CAD drawings into creative and workable solutions.

Over the years we have incorporated a wide range of materials into our product range allowing us to create canopies constructed from a variety of materials including steel, Glulam timber and aluminium, all of which can be fitted with a wide range of roofing options including polycarbonate and tensile fabric. And as our expertise has grown so has our business, with five offices across the UK on hand to help customers with all their shade and shelter needs. Still a family business at heart, Able Canopies has grown from a team of three to over 50 employees, and with plans to expand into Europe underway it won’t be long before we employ another 50.

A Steel Canopy by Able Canopies

As “The Canopy Experts” we are constantly reviewing our products and service to ensure we exceed our customers’ expectations from initial contact right though to installation and beyond. So you can rest assured that by working with Able Canopies you will not only benefit from our expertise but also receive a service and product of the highest quality.

If you would like to find out more about Able Canopies and the charities we support, then please click here to be directed to our about us page on our website.