An Introduction to Able Canopies

Shade Sails

Shade Sails

Our commercial Shade Sail systems are extremely durable structures that offer high UV protection, making them perfect for use in playgrounds and recreation areas. All our Shade Sails are made to order and offer almost unlimited design potential allowing you to create a stylish, colourful and effective shading system to suit your setting.  



These premium products have been designed specifically for commercial use and are manufactured and installed with the same attention to detail as our canopies, providing you with a high quality shade system which is built to last. Our sail systems are designed to be left outdoors 365 days a year, requiring only minimal maintenance and no re-tensioning.  

Free Guide

Download your free copy of The Ultimate Shade Sail Guide to help you choose the solution for your needs. 

Please Note:
Our shade sails are not suitable for domestic use and cannot be attached directly to brickwork or buildings. Your site must have enough space to accommodate the posts that support the sails and the foundations that the posts are fixed into.


If you have any questions about Shade Sails, or to find out if you qualify for a Free Site Survey contact our professionals today


A Recent Shade Sail Case Study

Shade Sails Installed at Castle Wood School in West Midlands
Castle Wood School, West Midlands
Castle Wood School required a number of
outside shaded areas for the pupils at their
school in Coventry, West Midlands...

Read the full
Castle Wood Case Study


Why choose a Shade Sail? 

Able Shade Sails are versatile and stunning shade systems which keep children and adults protected from the sun's harmful UV rays. Due to climate change it is becoming increasingly important to provide shade from the sun in the UK, especially in schools and nurseries. Our shade sails are the perfect solution as they block up to 96% of UV rays. 

With the installation of shade sails, most activities can be moved outdoors creating a new, exciting learning environment for children and giving a space for activities which may not be suitable to do indoors such as large scale performances or arts and craft work.

Shade sails also create pleasant and cool seating areas, making them great picnic areas or a covered outdoor extension to your bar or restaurant, dramatically increasing your seating capacity.


Have a question? Click here to read our Shade Sail F.A.Q's