RIBA Approved CPD Now Available
We are now offering free RIBA approved CPD's which you can view on our website. Alternatively, if you are a RIBA Approved Architect and would like to gain your CPD points, you can view it on the RIBA website.
CPD: Fire Resistance Requirements for Balconies on Residential Buildings
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Making Specification Easy
Our service for architects is based on our ability to provide the detailed product specification, design support and installation experience required to help your project come alive with an outside shelter solution that is both innovative and practical.
Specification of our products is made easy through our dedicated specification website
. We also have our products on the NBS BIM Library
We publish a regular newsletter for architects that will keep you up to date with new products and interesting installations. To get your copy of this free information please contact us
Highlights from our Product Options
– Our Glulam Tranhow timber canopies
(all from sustainable sources) work perfectly with contemporary and traditional buildings. The flexible designs mean they perform equally well as free standing or wall mounted canopies. A range of colour stains adds to their visual appeal. The Tarnhow range is cost effective and brings the natural look and feel of wood into the outdoor space.
– In contrast to timber structures our steel frames provide a different type of finish and a stylish architectural statement. The robust frames allow glass (as an alternative to polycarbonate) to be used in the roof panels. Neat guttering and down pipes make for an efficient design, along with a choice of RAL colours for the frame. Case Study here: Free Standing Steel Canopies installed at St John's CE Primary School
Using Solar Energy
– The addition of solar panels to a canopy structure can turn outside weather protection into a revenue generating, sustainable, corporate social responsibility achieving option. And they look great too. Find out more about our completed solar canopy instlalations here: Solar Canopy Installations
Large Span Canopies
– In our experience covering large spaces in schools and universities brings real benefits to campus life. New dining and social areas can become focal points and transform previously unusable space into vibrant locations. Our Tarnhow range
, Hamilton large span canopy
and our Welford Dome range
, all provide the necessary cost-effective cover that brings added value to large scale new builds and refurbs. More here: Big Span Canopies
Oaklands Secondary School, London
Bouyges (UK) Ltd. commissioned Able Canopies to design, manufacture and install 5x bespoke steel canopies at Oaklands Secondary School in London...
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St John's CE Primary School, London
In August 2016, we were contacted regarding a new build and enclosed link walkway project at St John’s CE Primary School in Enfield, London...
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Jo Richardson Community School, London
Jo Richardson Community School is a large school in east London. In one part of the School there is a generous sized space that is enclosed on three sides by school buildings. The School has many courtyard spaces like this but this one is the busiest because... View Case Study