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An Introduction to Able Canopies

Able Shade Sails

Versatile, practical and easily maintained, Able Shade Sails offer extremely high levels of UV protection combined with strength and durability. They are available in a wide range of colours,  allowing you to create colourful designs to complement or contrast with your surroundings.

Our Shade Sails are manufactured and installed with the same attention to detail as all our products to give you a perfect structure to enjoy.

Our Shade Sail posts can also be powder coated to a choice of RAL colours.

Able Shade Sails offer great potential within the leisure sector to create visually stunning aesthetics whilst enhancing the comfort and safety of customers and staff.

Click here to read our Shade Sail F.A.Q's >

If you have any questions, or to find out if you qualify for a Free Site Survey contact us today!
Features & Benefits

  • Sails blocks up to 98.8% of UV rays
  • 340gsm Knitted polyethylene fabric, will not rot or absorb moisture
  • Sail fabric is lock stitched using advanced technology to allow for more air movement and better channelling of cooling breezes
  • A range contemporary fabric colours to choose from
  • Square and triangular sails available
  • Galvanised posts as standard, for ultimate corrosion protection
  • Posts can be curved to create interesting designs which really stand out
  • The posts can be powder coated to any RAL colour to complement or match your chosen fabric colours 
  • Fully installed by our trained and DBS checked teams of fitters. 
  • The fabric has a 10 year guarantee against UV degradation
  • The posts have a life expectancy of up to 25 years

Below are a selection of Shade Sails we have installed across the UK.

Skegness Primary AcademySkegness Primary Academy In April 2016, we installed three 6m x 6m Shade Sails at Skegness Primary Academy.
Greenleas Lower SchoolGreenleas Lower School In January 2016, we installed a Shade Sail array at Greenleas Lower School.
Bourne Elsea Primary SchoolBourne Elsea Primary School Bourne Elsea Primary School in Lincolnshire had a Cherry Red Shade Sail installed by us in August 2014.
European Space AgencyEuropean Space Agency In July 2015, our installation team installed an array of Shade Sails at the European Space Agency in Harwell, Didcot, Oxfordshire.
Holy Family Catholic Primary School - Shade SailHoly Family Catholic Primary School - Shade Sail An Able Shade Sail was installed at Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Salford, Greater Manchester in August 2013.
Glen Park Primary School - Shade SailGlen Park Primary School - Shade Sail Two Shade Sails were installed at Glen Park Primary School in Devon in March 2010
Challney High School for GirlsChallney High School for Girls A Shade Sail was installed at Challney High School for Girls in Bedfordshire.
Carnfunnock Country ParkCarnfunnock Country Park A Shade Sail array was installed at Carnfunnock Country Park in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Sidegate Primary School - Shade SailsSidegate Primary School - Shade Sails A Shade Sail was installed at Sidegate Primary School in Ipswich, Suffolk in June 2013.
Manor Infant School - Shade SailsManor Infant School - Shade Sails A Shade Sail array was installed at Manor Infant School in Barking, Essex.
Farnham Green Primary SchoolFarnham Green Primary School We supplied and installed Farnham Green Primary School in Ilford, Essex with a Shade Sail array of 9 sails in Cherry Red, Aquatic Blue and Yellow in August 2014.
South Street Community Primary School - Shade SailSouth Street Community Primary School - Shade Sail A Shade Sail was installed at South Street Community Primary School in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
Knotty Ash Children's Centre - Shade Sail ArrayKnotty Ash Children's Centre - Shade Sail Array A Shade Sail array was installed at Knotty Ash Children's Centre, Liverpool.
Kents Hill Infant School - Shade SailKents Hill Infant School - Shade Sail A Shade sail was installed at Kents Hill Infant School in Benfleet, Essex
White Hall Academy - Shade SailWhite Hall Academy - Shade Sail Two Shade Sails were installed at White Hall Academy in Clacton on Sea, Essex
Durham Community Business CollegeDurham Community Business College A Shade Sail structure was installed at Durham Community Business College in Durham.
Loose Infant School - Shade SailLoose Infant School - Shade Sail A Blue Shade Sail was installed at Loose Infant School in Maidstone, Kent.
Our Lady of Pity Catholic Primary School - Shade SailsOur Lady of Pity Catholic Primary School - Shade Sails A Shade Sail Array was Installed at Our Lady of Pity Catholic Primary School in Wirral, Merseyside in August 2012.
Canon House NurseryCanon House Nursery A Bespoke Shade Sail Canopy was installed at Canon’s House in Devizes, Wiltshire in September 2011
Reepham Primary School - Shade SailsReepham Primary School - Shade Sails A Shade Sail Array was installed at Reepham Primary School in Norwich, Norfolk in August 2012.
Bourne Abbey C of E Primary School - Shade SailBourne Abbey C of E Primary School - Shade Sail A Shade Sail was installed at Bourne Abby C of E Primary School in Bourne, Lincolnshire
Home Farm Primary School - Shade SailHome Farm Primary School - Shade Sail A Shade Sail was installed at Home Farm Primary School in Colchester, Essex
The Elisabeth Svendsen Trust - Shade SailsThe Elisabeth Svendsen Trust - Shade Sails Two Shade Sails Were Installed at The Elisabeth Svendsen Trust in Manchester, Lancashire.
Barrington Primary SchoolBarrington Primary School A Square 6m x 6m x 6m x 3m Shade Sail was installed at Barrington Primary School in Bexleyheath, Kent
The Kent and Canterbury Hospital - Shade SailsThe Kent and Canterbury Hospital - Shade Sails A Shade Sail Array was Installed at The Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury, Kent.
The Willows Primary School - Shade Sail InstallThe Willows Primary School - Shade Sail Install Four Shade Sails were installed at The Willows Primary School in Basildon, Essex
Castle Wood SchoolCastle Wood School Thirteen Shade Sails were installed at Castle Wood School in Coventry, West Midlands in May 2010, creating 5 shaded areas, including a Shade Sail walkway
Queen's Park - Shade SailsQueen's Park - Shade Sails A Shade Sail Array was Installed at Queen's Park in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Downsview SchoolDownsview School A Shade Sail was installed at Downsview School in Swanley, Kent
Claremont Senior School - Shade SailsClaremont Senior School - Shade Sails Four Shade Sails were installed at Claremont Senior School in Robertsbridge, East Sussex
Portslade Community College - Shade SailsPortslade Community College - Shade Sails Two Shade sails were installed at Portslade Community College in Brighton, East Sussex in September 2011
Hayes Park School - Shade SailHayes Park School - Shade Sail A Shade sail with Fabric side fills was installed at Hayes Park School in Hayes, Middlesex
Bridge End House Nursery Ltd - Shade SailBridge End House Nursery Ltd - Shade Sail In August 2009, we installed two different sized Shade Sail at Bridge End House Nursery Ltd.
Brookburn Primary School - Shade SailsBrookburn Primary School - Shade Sails A Shade Sail array was installed at Brookburn Primary School, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
Aunt Mary's Private Day Nursery - Shade SailAunt Mary's Private Day Nursery - Shade Sail A Shade Sail array was installed at Aunt Mary's Private Day Nursery, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
St Stephen's CE Primary School - Shade SailSt Stephen's CE Primary School - Shade Sail A Shade Sail array was installed at St Stephen's CE Primary School, Preston, Lancashire.
The Bridge School - Shade SailsThe Bridge School - Shade Sails We installed three shade sails at The Bridge School in Islington, London in April 2012
Cherry Tree NurseryCherry Tree Nursery A Shade Sail array was installed at Cherry Tree Nursery, York, North Yorkshire.
Thurleston High School - Shade SailsThurleston High School - Shade Sails A Shade Sail Array was installed at Thurleston High School, Ipswich, Suffolk in August 2010.
Richard Cloudsley School - Shade SailsRichard Cloudsley School - Shade Sails We installed two Shade sails at Richard Cloudesley School in London
Clare Community Primary School - Shade SailClare Community Primary School - Shade Sail Clare Community Primary School were our Shade Sail Competition 2008 winners - they received a 25 square metre shade sail for their school!
Bothal Middle School - First Shade Sail ArrayBothal Middle School - First Shade Sail Array We installed a blue and a green Shade Sails at Bothal Middle School in Northumberland.
Bothal Middle School - Second Shade Sail ArrayBothal Middle School - Second Shade Sail Array We installed two triangle 6m x 8m x 10m Shade Sails at Bothal Middle School in Northumberland.
Bonner Primary SchoolBonner Primary School In March 2013, We installed three Shade Sails at Bonner Primary School.
Barrs Court Primary SchoolBarrs Court Primary School We installed a Shade Sail Array at Barrs Court Primary School In Bristol in June 2014
Llysfaen Primary SchoolLlysfaen Primary School In September 2014 Llysfaen Primary School in Cardiff had three Shade Sails installed.
Cullompton Community CollegeCullompton Community College An Able Shade Sail Array was Installed at Cullompton Community College in Cullompton, Devon in August 2012.
Sentinel TowersSentinel Towers Our fitting team, installed two 4.5m x 4.5m at Sentinel Towers in August 2016.
East Lancashire HospiceEast Lancashire Hospice Our installation team installed three natural and dessert sand shade sails at East Lancashire Hospice in Blackburn in July 2014.

High Point & Hypar

Standard designs include high point and hypar. A high point has one corner of the shade sail at a higher point than the other corners. A hypar has two opposite corners of the shade sails at a high point and two opposite corners at a low point.

Excellent Fire Performance

Our shade sails have an extremely high ignition point and low flammability and are treated with a fire retardant during manufacture to give a temperature range from -30°C to +75°C.

Easy Maintenance

This product requires only periodic cleaning. For lasting results they should be hosed down with water occasionally to retain visually stunning aesthetics at all times.

View the Shade Sails Technical Specification Sheet

Fabric

The sail fabric is available in a choice of vibrant and contemporay colours.
Click here to view the Shade Sail Colours Options

Posts

Able Shade Sail Posts are available powder coated to any of our standard RAL colours.
Click here to view our full rage of standard RAL colours

"Very pleased with the installation which was completed with very little disruption"
Barrington Primary School, Kent - View Installation >

"Installed on time and on budget by a friendly, professional installation team - well done!"
Coppins Green Primary School, Essex - View Installation >

"Many, many thanks to the whole team at Able Canopies for our great shade sails, with best wishes from the children and staff at Kents Hill Infants."
Kents Hill Infant School, Essex - View Installation >

"The canopy we had installed is excellent, it provides excellent shelter for the children it's a great size and sets off our preschool lovely. The Windsail also looks lovely in the main garden."
Wordsley Pre School & Playgroup, West Midlands - View Installation >


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Why Choose Able Canopies

Able Canopies  have been manufacturing and supplying Shade Sails to 1000's of commercial organisations for over 15 years. We assign a dedicated project team to each order, ensuring that your product is delivered and installed on time with no disruptions or communication errors along the way. To read more about our company click here > About Able Canopies

Because all of our canopies and shelters are manufactured in-house, we are happy to make any modifications required by you to ensure that your shade sail is suitable for your needs, call us today to discuss your specific requirements.