Djanogly Northgate Academy have created a lovely, booth-like seating area, covered with bright polycarbonate panels, which makes a fun and sheltered space for children to sit and eat or just relax and take in the fresh air. In fact, they could even do some work here if they wanted to! The canopy is one from our Motiva Linear™ range, with Marine Blue (RAL 5002) steelwork and roof panels in green, yellow, red, pink, orange and blue!
Now the children are even more keen to be outside. They can shade from the sunshine under the bright new straight roof shelter, or they can seek refuge from the wet weather and still have some outside time.
A&S Landscape, shelter specialists, can help you with inspiration and design expertise if you think your setting might benefit from something similar. Please get in touch. From Shade Sails, Umbrellas and Tepees, to straight or curved roof steel canopies, A&S Landscape have a range which is sure to offer you something special. Feel free to look through our gallery of canopy installations, which has more than 1500 images to inspire you.
So when we suggested our Motiva Linear™ to create some outdoor shelter at College House Primary School, we wondered if we might see a little colour on display. You’ll find Motiva Linears™ in many different colours across the country but we always love it when we see a splash of yellow being used. Working closely with GF Tomlinson we installed this Motiva Linear™ at 7000mm x 3000mm in a sunshine yellow throughout with Alu-Tuff™ box profile guttering in matching Dura-Coat™ finish.
A final addition of polycarbonate roofing in ‘Moondust’ set off the yellow beautifully and meant College House Primary School have a distinctive school playground canopy that looks great all year round. Colour evokes emotion. And because we know this we know that a Motiva Linear™ can feel different depending on how it is treated.
The one we installed at College House Primary School is all about play. With a bold and bright yellow paintwork, this outdoor rain canopy lends a gentle and imaginative edge to the campus and looks fun, rather than functional. You can take a look at our full range of colours online and if you have any question about outdoor canopy design then get in touch.
So when Selston High School contacted A&S Landscape looking for a new dining shelter, they had a rather intriguing solution in mind. Instead of going for a traditional canopy, Selston High School had four Maxima Umbrellas installed, forming one, large space. But they didn’t stop there, asking for the Umbrellas in contrasting colours meaning they have an entirely unique combination. Their very own remix of our popular Maxima Umbrella.
The result is a large, smart and flexible space offering an area for students to eat outside, as well as being a social zone, protected from the elements by the strong waterproof fabric over their heads.
If everything is a remix then creating unique designs is not really about coming up with something new, but about combining things in new ways. So when you take a look through the A&S Landscape catalogue, ask yourself if taking an idea from here and matching it with an idea from over there could just help you make something unique that solves a problem for your school whilst creating a piece of unique design, too.
What was the problem?
Nottingham Girls’ High School in Nottinghamshire has impressive facilities for their nursery and junior school. But the young pupils couldn’t always use their playground when the weather was wet, or too hot. A&S Landscape joined the project and proposed a fabric shade solution, which would be installed in an area of the playground.
What was our solution?
One square sail was added to the school, covering an area of 5m x 5m. The canopy was made with a waterproof PVC fabric, to provide protection from the rain. To match the school’s logo, the material was made with a smart Ultramarine Blue fabric. One each of the Dusty Grey coloured uprights, protective pads were added.
What was the result?
The nursery and primary school pupils of Nottingham Girls’ High School adore their school playground canopy. When they want to shade from the hot sun or drizzle, they can gather underneath the shade sail comfortably. This helps the pupils to spend more time in the fresh air, letting off steam and regularly exercising throughout the school day.
A little bit about the client…
Nottingham Girls’ High School is an independent day school, located north of Nottingham city centre. The school prides itself on their innovative style of education, which aims to beat stereotypes and give their students the best start in life.
We thoroughly enjoyed working with such a prestigious school and their fantastic teaching team, including Headteacher Julie Keller. It’s fantastic that this school values outdoor play so highly too, encouraging every single pupil to embrace the great outdoors, no matter the weather.
What is a shade sail?
Schools caring for younger pupils including playgroups, typically need an outside covered play area to ensure free flow play is possible in all weathers. They also provide additional outdoor teaching space, allowing teaching to be extended into the playground whatever the weather. A covered teaching area, providing all-weather protection is just one of the many benefits of waterproof shade sails for schools.
A school shade sail can provide staff and pupils with protection from the sun and shade from the rain, transforming previously unused areas into the perfect outdoor learning area, dining area or social space.
Our range of shade sails can be made to suit your outdoor space, branding and shelter requirements. There are many configurations are available, including hypar squares, multiple squares and triangles. You’ll also have a choice of finish too, with our Shade Cloth and PVC fabrics.
How can our canopies be used in nurseries?
Outdoor play can be so beneficial for young children, and so it is important that they get the chance to spend time outside during their early educational years. Sunlight is not only a source of vitamin D, but it also helps to regulate sleep. Outdoor learning has also been found to help pupil’s personal, social and emotional development.
Our range of canopies help nurseries get better use out of their external space, so the pupils can spend more time outside. We offer a wide choice of canopy designs, and our products are available in a variety of sizes so there’s something to suit every pre-school. Our multicoloured polycarbonate shelters are a great way of stimulating children’s imagination, and our fabric shade sails have proven to be very popular among nurseries and primary schools too. Or encourage your young pupils to use their bicycles by adding some cycle shelters to your facilities.
How A&S Landscape can help with you
We strongly believe in the power of spending quality time outdoors, and we know that our canopies help schools and nurseries utilise their outside space. Our team has worked with schools across the country, providing shelters, bike stores and shade sails. Whether you need to create more learning space or a place to store outside equipment, we can help you to find the perfect solution.
We’d love to add you to our ever-growing list of happy clients and completed jobs. A&S Landscape, shelter specialists, will guide you through every step of the process, from the design, manufacturing to the installation. Start your project today and get in touch with us by calling 01743 444100 or emailing [email protected].
A&S Landscape installed a bike store using the Motiva Linear™ straight roof canopy structure. Measuring 8000mm X 2000mm, the shelter has plenty of room underneath for the pupils to park their bikes. The Marine Blue steelwork complements the surrounding buildings well, and the clear polycarbonate roof provides protection against rain and snow. Two cycle racks were fitted under the canopy, accommodating up to 20 cycles.
The pupils of Sycamore Academy now have a dedicated area where they can store their bikes during the day. The cycles can be securely locked to the racks and stay dry thanks to the roof. It’s great that this school has promoted such a healthy lifestyle and made it so easy for their pupils to choose an environmentally friendly option.
In combination with our building contractor client our engineers made a canopy for Holy Trinity Catholic Primary Nursery 94 Boundary Road, Nottinghamshire. The full contract involved supply and installation of two polycarbonate sheets to existing single cycle store, including for the dismantling and removal of the existing sheeting.
Working for our building contractor client our team built a straight polycarbonate roof canopy for St Ann’s Well School Hungerhill Rd, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 7600mm X 7000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
The academy chose to install a curved roof canopy from the Motiva range. The freestanding Motiva Duo™ measures 10000mm X 6000mm and provides plenty of room for the students. The steelwork is finished in a subtle Slate Grey RAL colour, which will last for years to come thanks to the Dura-coat™ finish. The students will also be protected from UV rays thanks to the Opal roofing.
Outwood Academy Valley now has a large, covered dining canopy which can be used all-year-round. The students can enjoy their lunch, socialise and relax outside no matter the weather. The canopy has also relieved pressure from the existing dining hall and has been a cost-effective solution for the academy.
A&S Landscape has supplied covered dining area canopies for schools all over the country. This creates a new space on the campus, typically without requiring planning permission. Why not look at our gallery for inspiration or read our testimonials?
In collaboration with our building contractor client our team erected a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at The Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy Aspley, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. The full contract involved one Motiva™ Cantilever straight roof canopy measuring 2400mm X 1800mm.
In combination with our building contractor client our engineers produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at St John’s C Of E Primary School Worksop, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 11400mm X 5820mm.
A&S Landscape worked closely with the academy and eventually two straight roof canopies were chosen from the Motiva range. One Motiva Linear™ straight roof canopy was placed in an area of the middle of the school and measured 4000mm X 4000mm. The other straight roof shelter was installed in the play area and measured 9000mm X 4000mm. Both canopies featured a Buckingham Green RAL colour for the steelwork, which complements the surrounding buildings perfectly. An Opal roofing material was also selected to allow sunlight through while blocking harmful UV rays.
The two new canopies have been a huge success and are a great addition to the academy. The pupils can now play outside every day, no matter the weather. This allows them to relax, socialise and get refreshed ready for their next lesson. What’s more, is that staff can even hold lessons outside under the shelters which provides an alternative learning environment.
A&S Landscape has an extensive range of shade sails, canopies and shelters. We can help you find the perfect product for your requirement. Take a look at our gallery to see our past work or contact us on 01743 444100 today.
In combination with a commercial partner our team designed a playground umbrella for Willow Brook Primary School Keyworth, Nottinghamshire. The job involved the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 8000mm X 8000mm.
The Motiva Entro™ canopy is our curved roof canopy and in this instance, we also added glazed side panels to offer some extra protection from the elements. The roof is opal polycarbonate and the steel is in a smart grey colour.
The result is a smart addition to the entrance at Abbey Primary School. Anyone visiting the school can easily identify the entrance and use it sheltered from the unpredictable great British weather. A&S Landscape has a wide range of canopies and more than 40 years’ experience of working with schools in the UK. If you are thinking about a canopy or shelter project we would be delighted to talk you through some of the options, please contact us on 01743 444100.
From Shade Sails, Umbrellas and Tepees, to straight or curved roof steel canopies, A&S Landscape, canopy and shelter specialists, have a range which is sure to offer you something special. Feel free to look through our gallery, which has more than 1500 images to inspire you.
Sycamore Academy contacted A&S Landscape and we were pleased to discuss the different options available to them. We have a Motiva range of canopies which are steel and polycarbonate and these come in a number of different designs; straight roof, curved roof, cantilever to name just a few. The decision was taken to go with the Motiva Linear monopitch canopy at 9300mm x 4500mm. This benefitted from aluminium gutters and downpipes to manage rainwater.
The walkway canopy was designed and installed with Marine Blue (RAL 5002) steelwork and clear polycarbonate roofing. It links the two school buildings well and benefits from post pads for added safety. The children, staff and visitors at Sycamore Academy are no longer exposed to the elements as they move around school. Whether shade from the sunshine or shelter from the rain, the canopy is doing its job and looking very smart at the same time.
If you are thinking about a similar project, take a look at our gallery which contains more than 1500 images of projects that we have completed. It is a good place to look for some inspiration.
Our team created a curved roof canopy in Rushcliffe School West Bridgford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. The job involved one Motiva™ Duo curved roof canopy measuring 16m x 8m including with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
The chosen canopy was from our Motiva Linear™ range. Whitegate Primary and Nursery school chose a lovely coloured polycarbonate roof the brighten up the area. This was a mixture of Mint, Poppy and Daffodil colours. All our colour options can be seen on our colours page on the website. The school playground canopy was large at 11750mm x 6000mm and each post was padded with a post protector to make the are even safer for the children.
The large outdoor space that has been created has added another learning area for children. It also gives them somewhere else to enjoy at playtime. A win-win situation for everyone at Whitegate Primary and Nursery School. A&S Landscape can help you with inspiration and design expertise if you think your setting might benefit from something similar. No matter what size of space you have, we have it covered! Please get in touch.
From Shade Sails, Umbrellas and Tepees, to straight or curved roof steel canopies, A&S Landscape have a range which is sure to offer you something special. Feel free to look through our gallery, which has more than 1500 images of canopy installations to inspire you.
Get in touch to request a copy of our full, 160 page, hardback brochure with all the information you need to make the right choice.