Canopies for Architects and Specifiers

Canopies for Architects and Specifiers

Welcome to Able Canopies’ Service for Architects

We have many years of successfully working with architects to add stylish, high quality weather protection to their projects. By transforming outside space in this way, we can help you enhance your site with outside learning or dining areas, provide efficient shelter between buildings, or even safe cycle storage and high performing sun protection options with our canopies for architects.

To find out how we can help you please contact us on:

Hello, how can I help?

My name is Jack, I am the Project Account Manager at Able Canopies Ltd. and I am here to answer your questions and to help you with your canopy project.


I work with architects, specifiers and contractors every day and understand the information that you will need to ensure that your job is specified correctly and delivered accurately on time.

I can assure you that with Able Canopies, you will be in safe hands and we will answer all your questions. Please see some of our previous projects that will tell you more about our capabilities and service levels. We are fully committed to the highest standards of quality and service delivery. This pledge is supported by independent certifications for service, processes and product quality from organisations such as ISO, CHAS and CE marked materials.

We will complete your project, on time, on budget and with minimum disruption.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact me directly on:
0800 389 9072.

For more information on our commitment to quality click here.

Outside Comfort Zone

Our regular newsletter for architects and specifiers.

Keep up with the latest in canopy design and materials to help you transform outside space.

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For previous editions please click here: Architect Newsletters

CPD’s Now Available

We are now offering free CPD’s which you can view on our website.

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Specify Our Products with Ease

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.

Technical Drawings
You can download technical drawings such as PDF, DXF, IGES and STL files on each of our product pages under the downloads tab.

BIM Products
Our products are listed on the NBS BIM Library. You can also find a link to these on each of our product pages.

NBS Specifications
Our product specs are can be downloaded on NBS Source.  You can also find a link to the NBS specs on each of our product pages .

Highlights from our Product Options

Timber Canopies – Our Glulam Tarnhow 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.

Steel Frames – 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. You can read a case study about a steel canopy installed at a primary school in London 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 installations 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 rangeHamilton 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

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