Working with Architects

A&S Landscape has a long-standing history of working closely with architects and consultants to help deliver successful designs and projects. From assisting with the planning and design of the canopy to creating visuals, our experienced design team is here to help. We always recommend involving us in the early stages of the project so that we can ensure it progresses efficiently and without any problems.

We offer a wide range of polycarbonate and steel shelters and fabric roof canopies to suit a range of requirements and sites. And thanks to our manufacturing process we are able to offer bespoke solutions to meet your exact specification. Some of the most popular uses of our canopies include:

  • External dining area covers
  • Playground shelters
  • Covered walkways
  • Entrance canopies
  • Cover for multi use game areas
  • Bicycle storage

Many architects chose to specify our products thanks to the high quality construction of our structures paired with the aesthetically pleasing designs. As an industry-leading manufacturer and installer, we are committed to delivering an outstanding service throughout our entire process. This includes using industry-leading photorealistic software to create visuals of the canopy structure to help your client visualise the finished project.  You can view our extensive list of accreditations which will give you the confidence that you are working with the best organisation.

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Specifying our products

It couldn’t be easier to specify one of our canopies or shade sails. We’ve been working with architects for over 45 years, providing our own expertise and techincal information.

We are able to provide detailed product specification for any of our products, along with drawings for many of our designs in a range of file formats including:

  • DWG
  • ACIS-SAT
  • 3DS
  • OBJ
  • MAX

If you are interested in specifying one of our products, please get in touch with our friendly team on 01743 444100 or email [email protected].

Motiva Linear NBS Specification

To help you specify our Motiva Linear™ canopy, we’ve included our NBS specification below.

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B91 Buildings in the landscape

To be read with Preliminaries/ General conditions.

SYSTEM OUTLINE

105 PROPRIETARY SMALL BUILDINGS/ STRUCTURES GENERALLY

  • Building type: Canopy.
  • Services requirements: Rainwater drainage systems – Gutters and downpipes.

SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

220 DURABILITY OF CANOPY – FRAMEWORK AND FINISHES

  • Minimum life span:
    • Fabric:
      • Element: Framework.
      • Duration: 20 years.
    • Finishes: Roof covering.
      • Item: Polycarbonate sheeting.
      • Duration: 20 years.

220A DURABILITY OF CANOPY – RAINWATER DISPOSAL

  • Minimum life span:
    • Fabric:
      • Element: Rainwater Goods – Generally.
      • Duration: 25 years.
    • Finishes: Rainwater Goods.
      • Item: Rainwater pipes, hoppers and guttering.
      • Duration: 25 years.

240 WATER PENETRATION

  • Requirement: Under site exposure conditions, moisture must not penetrate onto internal surfaces or into cavities not designed to be wetted.

PRODUCTS

330 CANOPY GENERALLY

  • Manufacturer: A&S Landscape, March Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 3JE, United Kingdom, T: 01743 444100, E: [email protected]
    • Product reference: Motiva Linear Canopy.
  • Size: Refer to Project specific drawings.
  • Frame: Carbon steel – With either galvanised or Dura-coat colour finish.
  • Panels: Various infill options – Refer to Project specific drawings and details.
  • Roof covering: Polycarbonate – Clear, Opal or Coloured.
  • Accessibility: No requirement.
  • Accessories/ Special requirements: Wall brackets, Post Pads – Colours – varies.
  • Method of fixing to ground, base or walls: As Project specific drawings.

335 COVERED WALKWAY GENERALLY

  • Manufacturer: A&S Landscape,March Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 3JE, United Kingdom, T:01743 444100,E: [email protected]
    • Product reference: Motiva Linear Canopy.
  • Size: Refer to Project specific drawings.
  • Frame: Carbon steel – With either galvanised or Dura-coat colour finish.
  • Panels: Various infill options – Refer to Project specific drawings and details.
  • Roof covering: Polycarbonate – Clear, Opal or Coloured.
  • Accessibility: No requirement.
  • Accessories/ Special requirements: Wall brackets, Post Pads – Colours – varies.
  • Method of fixing to ground or base: As Project specific drawings.

340 CYCLE SHELTER GENERALLY

  • Manufacturer: A&S Landscape, March Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 3JE, United Kingdom, T:01743 444100,E: [email protected]
    • Product reference: Motiva Linear Canopy.
  • Size: Refer to Project specific drawings.
  • Frame: Carbon steel – With either galvanised or Dura-coat colour finish.
  • Panels: Various infill options – Refer to Project specific drawings and details.
  • Roof covering: Polycarbonate – Clear, Opal or Coloured.
  • Accessibility: No requirement.
  • Accessories/ Special requirements: Wall brackets, Post Pads – Colours – varies.
  • Method of fixing to ground or base: As Project specific drawings.

355 MOTORCYCLE SHELTER GENERALLY

  • Manufacturer: A&S Landscape,March Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 3JE, United Kingdom, T:01743 444100,E: [email protected]
    • Product reference: Motiva Linear Canopy.
  • Size: Refer to Project specific drawings.
  • Frame: Carbon steel – With either galvanised or Dura-coat colour finish.
  • Panels: Various infill options – Refer to Project specific drawings and details.
  • Roof covering: Polycarbonate – Clear, Opal or Coloured.
  • Accessories/ Special requirements: Wall brackets, Post Pads – Colours – varies.
  • Method of fixing to ground or base: As Project specific drawings.

385 SHELTER GENERALLY

  • Manufacturer: A&S Landscape,March Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 3JE, United Kingdom, T:01743 444100,E: [email protected]
    • Product reference: Motiva Linear Canopy.
  • Size: Refer to Project specific drawings.
  • Frame: Carbon steel – With either galvanised or Dura-coat colour finish.
  • Panels: Various infill options – Refer to Project specific drawings and details.
  • Roof covering: Polycarbonate – Clear, Opal or Coloured.
  • Accessibility: No requirement.
  • Accessories/ Special requirements: Wall brackets, Post Pads – Colours – varies.
  • Method of fixing to ground or base: As Project specific drawings.

390 SMOKING SHELTER GENERALLY

  • Manufacturer: A&S Landscape,March Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 3JE, United Kingdom, T:01743 444100,E: [email protected]
    • Product reference: Motiva Linear Canopy.
  • Size: Refer to Project specific drawings.
  • Frame: Carbon steel – With either galvanised or Dura-coat colour finish.
  • Panels: Various infill options – Refer to Project specific drawings and details.
  • Roof covering: Polycarbonate – Clear, Opal or Coloured.
  • Accessibility: No requirement.
  • Accessories/ Special requirements: Wall brackets, Post Pads – Colours – varies.
  • Method of fixing to ground or base: As Project specific drawings.

420 WAITING SHELTER GENERALLY

  • Manufacturer: A&S Landscape,March Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 3JE, United Kingdom, T:01743 444100,E: [email protected]
    • Product reference: Motiva Linear Canopy.
  • Size: Refer to Project specific drawings.
  • Frame: Carbon steel – With either galvanised or Dura-coat colour finish.
  • Panels: Various infill options – Refer to Project specific drawings and details.
  • Roof covering: Polycarbonate – Clear, Opal or Coloured.
  • Accessibility: No requirement.
  • Accessories/ Special requirements: Wall brackets, Post Pads – Colours – varies.
  • Method of fixing to ground or base: As Project specific drawings.

MATERIALS

430 ALUMINIUM GUTTERS AND RAINWATER PIPEWORK – GENERALLY

  • Standards: To relevant parts of BS EN 515 and BS EN 12020.
    • Mechanical properties of extruded rod/ bar, tube and profiles: To BS EN 755-2.
    • Tolerances on dimensions and form of seamless tubes: To BS EN 755-7.
    • Profiles, tolerances on dimensions and form: To BS EN 755-9.
    • Structural members: In accordance with BS EN 1999-1.1.
    • Aluminium sheet: To BS EN 573-3.
  • Alloy, temper and thickness: Suitable for the application and specified finish.
  • Finish: Dura-coat colour finish.
    • Colour: Varies – Refer to Project specific drawings.
  • Method of fixing: As manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Additional requirements:

445 METAL PROFILE CANOPY FRAMEWORK – GENERALLY

  • Manufacturer: A&S Landscape,March Way,Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 3JE, United Kingdom, T:01743 444100,E:[email protected]
    • Product reference: Motiva Linear Canopy.
  • Material: Steel to BS 3083 and BS EN 508-1.
    • Thickness (nominal): As Project specific drawings.
    • Profile: As Project specific drawings.
    • Finish: Galvanized or Dura-coat colour finish.
      • Colour: To BS 4800 – Colour varies.
    • Method of fixing: As manufacturer’s recommendations.
    • Additional requirements: Alu-tuff Aluminium guttering and downpipes.

480 GLAZING PLASTICS TO CANOPIES – GENERALLY

  • Manufacturer: A&S Landscape, March Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 3JE, United Kingdom, T: 01743 444100, E:[email protected]
    • Product reference: Motiva Linear Canopy.
  • Standards: To relevant parts of BS 6262-4.
    • Impact strength: To BS 5544, BS 6206, BS EN 356 and BS EN 12600.
  • Material: Clear polycarbonate.
  • Thickness: Refer to Project specific drawings.
  • Finish/ Colour: Clear, Opal or Project specific standard colour – TBC.
  • Perimeters: Manufacturer’s standard.
  • Method of fixing: As manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Additional requirements: Roof panels: System 60 structured roofing panel in giving thermal transmittance U-Value: 2.2 W/m, Noise reduction: 20dB (DIN 52210-75 Rw).Nonfragility rating: Class ‘B’ to ACR (M) 001:2005 Fire classification: Euroclass – EN13501-1 2006 B-s1, d0 (as UK Class 0).

EXECUTION/ ERECTION/ INSTALLATION

600 ERECTION/ INSTALLATION GENERALLY

  • Frameworks: Assemble and brace, including temporary members required for installation.
  • Contact between dissimilar metals: Avoid.
  • Fixings: Fully bolt together. Tighten bolts.
  • Temporary support: Do not subject members to non-design loadings.

610 CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS GENERALLY

  • Concrete: To BS 8500-2.
  • Mix: Designated concrete not less than GEN 1 or standard prescribed concrete not less than ST2.
  • Admixtures: Do not use.
  • Depth of foundations, bedding, haunching: Appropriate to provide adequate support and to receive overlying soft landscape or paving finishes.
  • Foundation holes: Neat vertical sides.
  • Components: Accurately positioned and securely supported.
  • Concrete fill: Compact as filling proceeds.
  • Concrete foundations exposed to view: Compact until air bubbles cease to appear on the upper surface, then weather to shed water and trowel smooth.
  • Temporary component support: Maintain undisturbed for minimum 48 hours.

615 SETTING COMPONENTS IN EARTH

  • Holes: Excavated by appropriate means to be as small as practicable.
  • Components: Position accurately and support securely.
  • Buried depth (minimum): Refer to Project specific drawings.
  • Earth fill: Ram well as filling proceeds.

620 BUILDING IN TO MASONRY WALLS

  • Components being built in: Position accurately and support securely. Set in mortar and pointed neatly to match adjacent walling.
  • Temporary support: Maintain for 48 hours (minimum) and prevent disturbance.

625 ELECTRICAL AND DATA SERVICES

  • Services connection required: Power for lighting.
  • Standard: To BS 7671.
  • Coordinate with services trades.

630 ERECTION OF PREFABRICATED BUILDINGS/ STRUCTURES

  • Checking: Five days (minimum) before proposed erection date, check foundations, holding down bolts, etc.
  • Inaccuracies or defects in prepared bases or supplied buildings/ structures: Report immediately. Obtain instructions before proceeding.

Read about one of our featured projects

St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic High School in Greater Manchester Add Dining Shelter

What was the project brief?

St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic High School, located on Bridge Road in Bury, is a faith-based school with a motto of ‘Learn, love believe’. It’s certainly a school with family roots, with some staff choosing to send their own children to the school, and some of the staff have even been pupils there themselves!

Like so many other high schools up and down the country, St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic High School is a busy place with pupils aged 11 to 16 years. With in excess of 1,000 pupils attending school each day, space can sometimes be tight, especially at lunch break. But with a little creative thinking and some expert help, there are ways to address this issue.

What was our custom canopy solution?

Taking account of the size of the school and the plot available for development, our expert design team drew up plans for a Motiva Linear™ free standing canopy. St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic High School loved the design and commissioned an installation measuring an impressive 26 metres by 12 metres. The Motiva Linear™ design comes with a straight roof feature, and is available in just about any dimensions with appropriate design features built in. It’s a great looking canopy cover with a range of uses from covered walkways, as an entrance or door canopy, as well as the basis for a dining area canopy too.

Rather than simply install an overhead shelter, St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic High School wanted to explore additional design features. This enabled them to take the project to a whole new level. By adding side panels and doors, the canopy cover essentially became a sheltered outdoor room, and an all-weather option for pupils to use at break and lunchtimes.

What was the result of their new custom canopy?

Not only do A&S Landscape canopies come with a whole host of technical design features, but there are a choice of steelwork and roof material colours too. St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic High School opted for Slate Grey (RAL 7015) steelwork and Opal polycarbonate roofing. This meant that the end result was a sleek and impressive looking outdoor shelter solution, perfect for meeting the needs of hungry pupils looking for space to dine during the course of the school day.

Their brand-new custom canopy is a weatherproof alternative to the inside dining facilities, and a great way to encourage St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic High School pupils into the great outdoors for fresh air at break times.

About the client

The last 12 months have seen a period of transformation for St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic High School. Their online 2020 Open Day was delivered via YouTube due to COVID-19 restrictions, and it’s a great to watch to hear all about the new initiatives that have been introduced since Headteacher, Lisa Corrigan, took over. Lisa tells viewers all about the brand-new internal dining room and dining area canopy, and it’s great to see their new Motiva Linear™ canopy cover getting an appearance in the video too!

The enrichment opportunities at St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic High School are extensive too. Not only is there a focus on doing as well as possible academically, but pupils are encouraged to expand their skills and experience in other ways. This includes through learning British Sign Language (BSL). BSL is a great way to learn a skill that breaks down barriers and teaches pupils about the importance of inclusivity. With more activities besides learning BSL, there are opportunities for all to learn and grow at St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic High School.

Why invest in a custom canopy?

Perhaps your school doesn’t have the same need for an outdoor dining area canopy as St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic High School. But do you know the extent to which a custom canopy can enhance any busy high school site? Here are just a few of the canopy types to choose from:

Why are canopies perfect for high school sites?

A custom canopy can be a great way to bring back to life underused areas of your high school campus. With a multitude of different uses, they can be the answer to a wide range of challenges for headteachers and schools with tight budgets and growing pupil numbers. But they don’t just have a practical use. They help to generate good, solid sociable spaces within which pupils can enjoy being outside, as well as working as outdoor classroom buildings for those schools that want to foster outdoor learning. Giving pupils a choice of options, and creating attractive spaces for them to use, will mean that a new shelter solution can be a win-win solution for the whole school community.

Unsure about the best canopy cover for your high school site? No problem! Our friendly team are on hand to answer your questions and to help you explore the options. Getting in touch is simple. Just fill out our web enquiry form or call us for a free, no-obligation quote.

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