With more than 15 years’ experience in our field, Essex based Able Canopies are the canopy experts for architects & designers, construction, education, hospitality, leisure and retail applications among others.
Accredited to ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001, our core products include canopies, umbrellas, shelters, awnings, shade sails and bicycle storage solutions, as well as a range of accessories including benches, picnic tables, litter bins, planters and bollards & barriers among others
We design, manufacture and install quality canopy, shelter and shade systems for schools and commercial organisations throughout the UK.
We are based in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex and began trading over 15 years ago. In that time we have completed hundreds of successful school canopy installations across the UK.
Our very first product was the Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy, a commercial grade aluminium and uPVC system which created cost effective and efficient weather cover. A range of free standing canopies and shelters followed, all based on the continuing ethos of quality and longevity.
These canopies provide schools with effective shelter and areas for outdoor learning and dining. We also work with universities and the retail, leisure & hospitality sectors to effectively transform outside space.
Our team of canopy experts work with customers, architects and contractors to ensure on time, on budget, project completion. To ensure consistent high quality we control the design, manufacture and installation process of our canopies.
We hold all the major quality and safety certifications including ISO, CHAS and Construction Line Gold.
We are committed to quality
This is not something that we just say. Our processes are geared up to deliver the highest standards. Our supply chain has achieved CE marketing meaning our canopies are safe and fit for purpose.
A big part of our continued success is our understanding of why schools, universities, retailers and leisure outlets want to be able to use outside space and what benefits it brings them.
The ability to use the outdoors for teaching, dining and other activities is crucial to schools. That is why we focus on the key issues of position, flow of people and expected use when we come to survey. That way we make sure schools get exactly what they need.
The same applies to commercial operations. If you want more covers at your restaurant then some canopies will work better than others. If you need a functional, yet stylish entrance canopy for your office building, shop or hotel then a thorough investigation of your requirements will make sure you get weather protection that does the right job.
Our product range includes wall mounted canopies, free standing canopies, entrance canopies, solar canopies, walkway canopies, shade sails, cycle shelters, cycle compounds, waiting shelters, buggy shelters, and bin shelters. These are sold to sectors including schools, local authorities, sporting, leisure, hospitality, health and care.
Offering a personal and friendly service, we ensure that each canopy is tailored to your individual needs and that you get the most from your investment.
A Big Difference for a Local Village School 21st November 2017 - Morwenstow based primary school, St Mark’s C of E have just enhanced their facilities with a new covered outdoor learning area so their pupils can gain access to the outdoors whatever the weather, allowing them to benefit from the sensory learning opportunities that the outdoors has to offer.
Able Canopies installed three wet weather shelters/canopies at our Nursery School in Willesden many years ago, and we were very impressed with their workmanship and professionalism at that time, so when the need arose for a canopy at the Main Entrance of our other Nursery School in Stonebridge, they were the first company I approached for a quote. From the first meeting, Able impressed both myself and our Architect with their knowledge of working in Schools, and the need to work around the needs of our children and parents. As a Capital Project, we needed to source at least three quotes from various companies, and choose the most competitive, that also met the specification, and could complete the project within a tight timeframe. Able Canopies were successful in this, largely due to the fact that they visited site at least twice prior to submitting their quote, took very careful measurements of the area, and produced detailed calculations and drawings for the Planning Dept. Once on site, the installers themselves were professional, friendly, and extremely tidy, taking care to ensure that the work area was suitable for Premises Staff to enter and leave the building safely. We are absolutely delighted with our new canopy - it has been done so carefully, that it looks like it is part of the original building - our Nursery in Stonebridge is an iconic building, that has won various awards, including the RlBA award for architecture, so the canopy installed had to add to the overall look of the building, and not 'stick out like a sore thumb'. I would recommend Able Canopies to any school or business, and while they will not necessarily provide the cheapest quote, they will definitely provide an end product that exceeds your expectations. Thank you!