Canopies with minimal obstructions
At Horsham Football Club, the spectators are just as important as the players and the Club wanted to make sure that their loyal fans could and watch their favourite team with some additional protection from the elements. Their main concern was that the posts from the freestanding canopy would get in the way of the fan’s enjoyment and use up precious floor space where equipment could be stored under cover. They contacted A&S Landscape to talk through their requirements and their concerns and the team at A&S were more than happy to propose the ideal solution! A canopy cantilever offered exactly what the club was looking for, expertly designed to ensure minimal posts meaning that as the team grows in popularity they have room to house even more devoted fans. Read more about the cantilever canopy we installed at Horsham Football Club here.
Mereside Farm Children’s Nursery was tired of being reliant on the great British weather and wanted to give the children they look after, a new and exciting outdoor area where they could run, play, skip and hop to their heart’s content, in rain or shine. The nursery engaged A&S Landscape to design and install a cantilever shade canopy that was also waterproof. The cantilever options that A&S provided were extensive, cantilevered glass canopies, cantilever aluminium canopies and straight or curved roof designs are just some of the options available. The nursery chose a sleek and contemporary straight roof design that fits in perfectly with its surroundings and opted for modern grey steelwork that looks professional and fresh. See more about the playground shelter we designed for Mereside Farm Children’s Nursery.
A&S Landscape has an extensive range of shade and shelter solutions and is proud to work with nurseries, schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK. It is always quite special to be asked to work with a local school, so we were delighted when Corvedale C of E Primary School in Shropshire got in touch! The Headteacher had been considering developing the school’s outside area for a while and wanted a classroom extension that would allow the children to enjoy their lessons in the open air. The children loved the idea of a bright, breezy space that they could enjoy all year round and everyone involved was keen to minimise intrusive posts. The cantilever canopy ticked all the boxes. The design work confirmed that the canopy was exactly what they were looking for. See more about the cantilever canopy we installed at Corvedale C of E Primary School.
Cantilever canopies are extremely popular with nurseries and primary schools due to their minimal posts and extensive range of design options. When we were contacted by a primary school in Shropshire, we agreed with them that a Cantilever design would fit their brief exactly. The school wanted their pupils to be able to chat with friends, play outside and breathe in the fresh air to the backdrop of the birds singing in the trees and A&S Landscape was very happy to work with them to make this happen. The school chose a striking yet subtle Emerald green for the framework to blend in beautifully with their surroundings and a curved opal roof to provide additional UV protection. Click here to see more about the cantilever shelter we fitted at St Peter & St Paul’s RC Primary School.
A primary school in Cheshire were keen to spruce up their somewhat tired entrance area and to increase the functionality of the area by giving parents and teachers some shelter whilst waiting at pick up times. They contacted A&S Landscape who suggested an entrance canopy, that if designed efficiently could also be a cover for some external seating for the children to use during breaktimes. After close inspection, the team at A&S thought that a cantilever canopy would be perfect for the area and started work on the designs to show the school what a difference it would make. The school were over the moon with the concept and engaged A&S to carry out the work. Read more about the entrance canopy we fitted at Warren Wood Primary School.
In September 2013, the small town of Gwersyllt was thrilled to welcome the long-awaited opening of the new Welsh Language Primary School, Ysgol Bro Alun (Bro Alun School). There had been much discussion about the plans for the new school, which was being built in order to ease over-crowding. Even before the school was built, canopies for the outdoor areas were firmly in the mind of the developers to ensure that each child enjoyed a good amount of time outside. Each classroom was to have direct access to an outdoor covered area, which would be multi-purposeful for learning and playing.
The perfect solution to this requirement was a shelter which could offer excellent protection all year round. Called in by the local authority, A&S Landscape was asked to design six canopies, each with specific requirements. This was to be a complex task, as the shelters for the outdoor space had to be designed in consideration of the architecture, which at this stage was only available as sketches. A&S Landscape was further involved in the project when they were employed by a leading builder to manufacture, supply and install the shelters.
Due to the canopies being an original incorporation into the design plans for the school, an integral part of our job was to ensure that the shelters would look and function as proposed once they were installed. It was therefore vital we worked in collaboration with the other contractors and their designs. Using applications such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks and SketchUp models, detailed sketches were drawn up to ensure maximum levels of accuracy.
We knew the perfect solution had to be durable, have excellent resistance to all types of weather, whilst also be within the school’s budgets. We have an extensive range of bespoke canopies to choose from, but we decided that the Motiva Cantilever range would be the best choice to comfortably meet all of the school’s requirements. The attractive design consists of an unbreakable polycarbonate roof, aluminium guttering and a galvanised and PPC steel frame. These shelters were quoted within budget, delivered within the agreed time frame and offered an all-important functional design. All six models were unique in their specifications to fit with the external surroundings.
The six canopies offer excellent shelter all year round for the children. Functioning both as play and learning areas, pupils can enjoy much needed time outside while at school. Prior to the school opening, many parents came to visit and were very excited to see the new facilities. The Headteacher had this to say: “It’s very exciting, the parents have been here for an open day and are very impressed. The facilities are second to none.” We were very pleased that our bespoke canopies were a part of this project, that was clearly constructed to the highest standard.
Now that the school has been open for seven years, we are still extremely pleased to know that we installed canopies that are not only a stylish addition but are a superb quality product that will benefit the children for years to come. With the added protection outdoors from the weather, we envisage that all of the children lucky enough to attend this school will thoroughly enjoy the extra space outdoor immensely.
We are also delighted to know that the school would like to work with us again as the site expands in 2020. We will be installing a further three canopies to match the existing ones. We are confident that yet again, we can deliver a high-quality canopy system.
Located in the small Welsh town of Gwersyllt, Ysgol Bro Alun is a Welsh language Primary School for 3-11 year olds. The school is relatively young, with the Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews giving the Government go-ahead in May 2012. It was a £5.9 million investment to the local children and families of the village, with the Government covering £4.1m towards the overall costs of its construction. With planning permission granted in June 2012, building began in July 2012, and the school was completed in time for the school term starting in September 2013.
We were delighted to be a part of the project and give our expert advice from such an early stage. Working with the local council, the other contractors and the school staff was a great experience for us, and we thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the development team and embarking on such an impressive and meaningful project. We are very much looking forward to working with Ysgol Bro Alun again in 2020.
The cantilever canopy is a stylish curved structure and is another variant of the Motiva roof. It is usually mono (symmetric) in design, but it can be Duo, Linear or Wave.An added benefit is that the roof is held up by a single row of uprights. Due to the flexibility of the design, the uprights can be positioned in a choice of places, front, back or centrally, making these shelters useful for play areas, covered walkways, and in particular, they are ideal for entrance canopies. They make for secure overhanging structures for doors and can add a contemporary feel to your building, all for great value. If you want a covered area that feels light, spacious and welcoming, a cantilever canopy is your perfect solution.
Our standard structures at A&S Landscape can be fabricated into almost all shapes and sizes, are made entirely of steel, and are of a polycarbonate roof design. The structure then boasts the enhanced protection of a galvanised finish or a Dura-Coat™ finish in the colour of your choice, giving them the ultimate corrosion protection. They can be made to measure to practically any dimension available, and also boast an extensive choice of additional design features that are unique to their design, which is why they offer an excellent solution for a primary school canopy, where space may be limited.
A&S Landscape will offer you nothing less than an exceptional structure manufactured from the best possible materials to transform your outdoor space. We understand how important an effective cover that provides the ultimate protection is for our customers, and our basic principle is to always put your needs first. We offer a free quotation and technical information early on in the design stages to offer that extra reassurance. It is a part of our standardised service to be readily involved in project management – including engaging in full site surveys and CAD drawings, so you can relax knowing that you are in capable hands.
In the 44 years of designing, manufacturing and installing a wide variety of canopies, we have become a leading supplier for shelters across the UK. When it comes delivering a great outdoor solution, our family-led business brings expertise that is considered second-to-none. We offer a wide choice of shelters including shade sails, Multi-Use Games Areas and cycle storage solutions. Whatever your specific requirements, with our extensive range of shelters, we can offer you the best solution for weather protection.
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