Projects Based in Wales
We have installed a large number of school canopies across Wales and the United Kingdom over the past 44 years. From a playground cover at Jigsaw Playgroup to a cycle store at Wrexham Front of House Police Station. Our experienced team has the expertise to guide you through your project, no matter how big or small your requirements are.
A&S Landscape offers a range of high quality products, including Motiva polycarbonate options like a straight roof canopy or curved roof canopy, cycle shelters from the Cyclo brand and Maxima fabric models like the tepee. Whichever product you pick, we offer a complete package where we can take you from the first design to the installation.
Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you. Fill out an online enquiry form, send us an email to [email protected] or call 01743 444100. We can’t wait to add your name to our ever-growing list of happy clients.
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Large Dining Canopy Added to Elfed High School in Buckley
Elfed High School in Buckley had the idea to install a dining shelter so students could eat outside in all sorts of weather. The staff were searching for something that could have other purposes too, such as the beneficial option of outdoor learning, and be large enough to cover a space fit for many children to spend break times in. Also, they hoped for a design that matched their uniform colours and could stand the test of time.
The institution’s team really liked our products and the service we provided in their consultation period. They eventually settled on the Motiva Duo™, a popular and sturdy model which boasts a symmetric curved roof design that is both aesthetically pleasing and excellent at keeping out the rain. 20000mm X 7500mm measurements were plenty large enough to shelter multiple students looking to enjoy breaks in the fresh air, whether they were socialising or dining, and Sapphire Blue steelwork and an Opal roof worked well with the colour scheme.
The dining shelter has been a hit at Elfed High School. The design choices came together to create something that can offer various benefits, by also possibly acting as a wellbeing area or an outdoor classroom shelter. The shades match the school colours for a cohesive visual feel and the dining canopy has proved to be truly valuable. Email us at [email protected] if you’d like to explore your shelter options.
Ysgol Dinas Bran in Llangollen Create Outdoor Picnic Area with Fabric Canopy
Located in the beautiful town of Llangollen in Denbighshire, and surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, making the most of the outside spaces was a top priority for this Welsh school. With an area of land on the school site that was completely unused, they wanted to create a brand new picnic area. The challenge for Ysgol Dinas Bran, however, was the fact that the land was very open to the elements. But they knew that despite this, there were wide-ranging benefits of utilising this space to give their students an opportunity to enjoy being outside.
Our team was tasked with creating an attractive area, protected from the weather and usable throughout the year. To this end, a plan was drawn up to install a Maxima Umbrella™ tensile canopy system from our range of shelter solutions. With features including waterproof PVC fabric covering, and a steel shelter frame finished in our trademarked Dura-coat™, it’s a robust and sturdy option for areas exposed to the elements.
A&S Landscape offers additional options to tailor a custom canopy to the individual requirements of the client. Ysgol Dinas Bran selected from our extensive colour palette with Slate Grey (7015) steelwork and a White canopy cover. The end result is an attractive picnic area, protected from the worst of the weather and giving the students the opportunity to enjoy break times in the fresh air.
Multicoloured Polycarbonate Roof Shelters Designed for Ysgol Bro Teifi in Dyfed
The facilities? Well, they’re super too. 47 classrooms, including science labs and specialist IT facilities as well as a sports hall, kitchen, a large communal hall and a series of well-appointed outdoor spaces and a general aesthetic that will excite everybody who sees it.
When the project contacted A&S Landscape to have some of our trademark Motiva Linear™ canopies installed as part of the build, we knew they were looking for something super. It wasn’t so much the installation of the Motiva Linear™ canopies that made the difference here, it was the tasteful and vibrant colour choices that meant these canopies added more than just a splash of colour, they provide a magical light on even the greyest of days.
The Motiva Linear™ canopies ranged in size from 4000mm x 2000mm all the way up to 11400mm x 2800mm and were finished in a gorgeous grey steelwork and Alu Tuff guttering (RAL 7000) which offset the coloured polycarbonate roofing perfectly. Using Daffodil, Foxglove, Lagoon, Mandarin and Poppy together means this roofing looks nothing short of stunning. How many times can we say super in one blog post? Probably not enough to describe the outstanding job done here at Llandysul School. It is in every sense of the word a super school and at A&S Landscape we know our Motiva Linear canopies are a big part of the reason why.
You don’t have to be building a super school to have a super canopy. By browsing through our list of projects, you are sure to find something that could make a powerful impact on the footprint of your school or college.
Plas Meddyg Surgery Add Straight Roof Entrance Canopy in Ruthin
Located in the small, North Welsh town of Ruthin, Plas Meddyg Surgery wanted to add an entrance canopy, otherwise known as a door canopy, to their healthcare premises. Their intention was to allow visiting patients time outside if they needed it, regardless of whether it was raining, hailing, or even snowing! Choosing a straight roof canopy from the Motiva range, the surgery was delighted with the end result, saying that ‘it looks very professional and like it has always been there.’
The Motiva Linear™ was built to an impressive 6000mm X 2500mm, the steelwork finished in Slate Grey (RAL 7015), and the roof was built of opal polycarbonate panels. The canopy neatly frames the entrance, giving an excellent first impression, to all visiting patients, and the staff on arrival to work. With the covered space outside, both staff and patients can enjoy spending time outdoors and take in the fresh air from the surrounding Welsh countryside. Staff can step away from their desks for five minutes, and patients are able to take a minute either before or after an appointment.
A&S Landscape are experts when it comes to canopies and shelters across a wide range of settings and sectors, hospitality, commercial premises, public attractions, and have a built up a diverse range of canopy designs to suit all needs. Like at Plas Meddyg Surgery, we are committed to providing a perfect cover solution for all of our customers. Don’t just take our word for it, see what others have had to say.
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Some of our clients based in Wales
Pair of Outdoor Canopies Added to St Peter’s RC Primary School in Cardiff
St Peter’s RC Primary School in Cardiff wanted to add two outdoor shelters to its grounds so children could always play in the fresh air, even if it was raining. The staff at this institution – a Catholic school with strong community links – loved the idea of matching designs that complemented the brightly-decorated red, white and blue exterior of some of their site. They also wanted to maximise safety by finding models with post protector pads, so they made enquiries with us at A&S Landscape.
There were several products to choose from but St Peter’s RC Primary School eventually settled on our Motiva Linear™. With solid steel framework and an attractive yet effective asymmetric roof, it made for two wonderful outdoor canopies that could keep bad weather at bay. We were able to supply the shelters with Opal roofs and White steelwork that worked incredibly well with the colourful architecture and increased the feeling of fun outdoors at the school. What’s more, 12 post protector pads reduced the chance of accidents and large specifications ensured there was room for many pupils to play outside at once beneath the shelters.
St Peter’s RC Primary School loves its new outdoor canopies. Not only do they mean that the often wet Welsh weather now doesn’t prevent the children from playing outdoors, but each one could be used as an outdoor classroom shelter. The matching models also make the colourful site even more eye-catching. Email us at [email protected] to find out more about our products.
Cowbridge Library Add Tensile Roof Tepee to Site
In combination with a well-known architect our team constructed a tensile fabric roof Tepee in Cowbridge Library High St, Cowbridge, South Glamorgan. The job involved the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ Tepee tensile waterproof fabric roof structure measuring 4.75m x 5.5m.
School Umbrella Shades in South Wales at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community
Given how large the courtyard was, it was decided to add not one but two Maxima umbrellas at this school in South Wales. Each umbrella stands proud at 7x7m. They are set close together to provide a huge sheltered area which is flexible for the students to use however they wish. To blend in with the modern, stylish building, the umbrellas have slate grey steelwork and boulder coloured fabric. A&S Landscape offers 40 colours of waterproof fabric, which you can view on our website.
Students are now sheltered from rain or UV rays as they walk through the large courtyard. The two new Maxima Umbrellas complement the modern, clean, crisp lines of the campus perfectly. Students and staff are proud of their school and this new addition is yet another thing for them to enjoy as they move around the site. How lucky they are to have such a fabulous school environment. Adding a cleverly designed canopy is always a great option. If you are considering something similar or would like to talk through some bespoke options, please do get in touch.
A&S Landscape is here to discuss the options if you would like to add some space to your campus. From Shade Sails, Umbrellas and Tepees, to a curved or straight polycarbonate roof canopy, 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 to inspire you.
Secure Cycle Shelter Made for Welsh Ambulance HQ
In collaboration with our building contractor client our engineers constructed a cycle store for Welsh Ambulance Hq St Asaph Business Park, St Asaph, Denbighshire. The contract included one Cyclo ‘Bike’ cycle store unit measuring 9400mm x 2100mm allowing for 10 cycle racks to accommodate 20 cycles.
Llandudno Police Station Create Sheltered Area
Working for our building contractor client our engineers built a straight polycarbonate roof canopy for Llandudno Police Station Llandudno, Llandudno, Clwyd. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 5235mm X 5392mm for a mechanic shelter with two glazed panels to side/back elevation and including Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish. One Bike store unit measuring 10100mm x 2100mm and to allow for 5 cycle racks to accommodate 10 cycles.
Polycarbonate Roof Shelters Manufactured for Coed Eva Primary School
Working for our building contractor client our team designed roofing to canopies for Coed Eva Primary School Teynes, Cwmbran, Monmouthshire . The contract included two straight polycarbonate (solid) roof measuring 48600mm X 3000mm.
Bodnant Community School Add Six Outdoor Canopies in Denbighshire
When they contacted A&S Landscape they were looking to add a series of our Motiva Linear outdoor canopies to the outside of a new extension, part of a major plan to increase the capacity of Bodnant Community School to 420 full time pupils. We installed six, yes, six Motiva Linear canopies at sizes ranging from 6400mm x 2000mm to 8200mm x 2000mm, each of which added a small lip at the edge of the extension giving shelter from the rain and cutting out direct sunlight, in turn providing a little more temperature control to the whole building. Each canopy was finished in a smart mid blue steelwork and Alu Tuff guttering (RAL 5010) with clear polycarbonate roofing that adds to the overall aesthetics of the build.
The beauty of being one of many pieces within a larger project is that you can see how the work you do forms part of the whole picture. The work completed at Bodnant Community School in Denbighshire is ambitious and beautifully realised with a playful outdoor space that will be a joy to the 420 pupils at the school for many years to come. Whether you are looking to add a small straight polycarbonate roof canopy as an extension to your building or a larger outdoor learning area, you should take a look at our gallery of projects here for some inspiration.
Three Canopy Structures at St Cenydd Community School in Trecenydd
St Cenydd Community School in Caerphilly had ambitions to reconfigure a disused taxi rank into a beautiful new outside space for students to enjoy socialising and learning throughout the seasons. It was love at first sight when the school saw the Maxima StarSail™ canopies as they knew that they would be the perfect addition to the space.
The practical trio of canopies makes a striking first impression as you arrive at the school. As a comprehensive school with a sixth form college, it is wonderful to see how pre-teenage children to young adults can benefit from fresh-air and additional space.
The school has stamped its personality on the design with the bold colour palette of Dark Blue, Aluminium and Lemon for the fabric roof, beautifully complemented with the solid Slate Grey steelwork to reflect the school colours.
Caerphilly has an oceanic climate and the school benefits from the canopy’s UV protection during the warmer months and shelter from cold weather extremes. The school enjoys extensive grounds and actively encourages its students to enjoy the outdoors and care for the environment.
This sturdy, all-weather canopy featuring contemporary architecture has breathed new life into a redundant area of the school to enrich the daily life of pupils and staff within the Trecenydd community.
If you want advice on how to make the best use of an outside space, please call our friendly team at A&S Landscape who are ready to assist you on 01743 444100.
Colourful Tepee Shelters at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff
Whitchurch High School in Cardiff, Wales, wanted to maximise their outdoor playground space adjacent to their sports hall. The school required a good quality, value for money design that created an additional area for the students to socialise, learn and enjoy recreational activities.
After getting in touch with A&S Landscape, the school were introduced to the idea of installing a Motiva Tepee™ fabric roof canopy. The area next to the sports hall was spacious enough to accommodate two tepee canopies next to each other. The design of the fabric canopy was created using galvanised Gentian Blue steelwork and completed with a Turquoise Green fabric waterproof roof. The overall size was 12000mm x 6000mm.
All the team at Whitchurch High School were really happy with the results and particularly satisfied with the students’ response to their new ‘hang-out zone’. Everyone at the school can now benefit from the additional outdoor space that was created for a very affordable price.
Being able to create more places to play, sit and learn outdoors is an important aspect of living in the UK. Not being able to do something because it’s too wet or too bright can be really frustrating, just as much for pupils as teachers and parents. Young people’s well-being should be at the forefront of our minds when we’re creating places for them to spend time. Being outside and spending time in nature is something that we all need to be encouraged to do. That’s why we feel that sheltering outdoor spaces in schools with protective canopies is a real step in the right direction.
To learn more about the benefits of canopies, please contact one of our friendly team of experts on 01743 444100.
Outdoor Shelter Installed at Oakfield Primary School in Cardiff
Oakfield Primary School in Cardiff needed a canopy of multiple uses, from covered outdoor play to additional storage. The team at this institution – which offers children ‘a wide range of experiences which bring the curriculum to life’ – wanted to find a model which could shield pupils and items beneath it from the rain and add something special to their facilities. A&S Landscape was happy to help.
After discussing their options, Oakfield Primary School chose to have a 9900mm X 4000mm Motiva Linear™ installed. Sporting a Clear polycarbonate roof and Red steelwork, it brought a splash of colour to the outdoor space. This model is wind-safe and snow-safe, so it was ideal for offering protection from the elements. The monopitch (asymmetric) straight roof is also very versatile and meant that the shelter could be used for many purposes. A&S Landscape added glazing to the canopy on request, to prevent rain from getting inside.
The pupils love their new outdoor shelter because of its colourful and practical design. They can enjoy learning and playing outside in all weathers – as it can function as an outdoor classroom gazebo or playground canopy – and staff could use it to store items in the holidays. A&S Landscape was pleased to add this to their excellent portfolio of work with schools. Oakfield Primary School was so thrilled with the shelter that they asked the company to fit a matching product just a few months later! If you’re interested in our canopies, call us on 01743 444100 today.
Extensive Covered Walkway Canopies Made for Hafod Y Gest Care Home in Porthmadog
A&S Landscape has added more than 37 metres of covered walkway alongside the buildings, which has created space to sit outside in all weathers as well as ensuring that you can remain dry and shaded as you move around the site. What an important addition to the outside space. Residents are not limited in how long they can be outside during warmer weather because they now have UV protection from the opal polycarbonate canopy roofing. They can even take advantage of the shelter offered during periods of wet weather. What a lovely option to have. The connection between time outdoors and positive mental health is well documented, and the residents can take advantage of their lovely outdoor space all-year-round. A wonderful solution!
If you are thinking about a similar project, take a look at our gallery which contains more than 1,000 images of projects that we have completed. It is a good place to look for some inspiration. You can always contact us directly on 01743 444100 if you would like to chat through the options, we would be glad to help.
Secure Cycle Shelter Designed for Wrexham Front Of House Police Station
Working alongside a well known building contractor our team produced a cyclo bike store for Wrexham Front Of House Police Station Rhosddu, Wrexham, Clwyd. The full contract involved one Cyclo cycle store unit allowing for 10 cycle racks to accommodate 20 cycles to an overall size of 8160mm x 2100mm.
Ysgol Gynradd Cae’R Nant Add Fabric Umbrella Shelter to Playground
Our team constructed a playground umbrella sail at Ysgol Gynradd Cae’R Nant Connah’S Quay, Deeside, Flintshire. The job involved the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella sail measuring 6000mm X 6000mm with repairs to the arms and support.
Cantilever Canopies and Fabric Tepee at Ysgol Maes Ebbw in Newport
A total of six Motiva Cantilever™ canopies were installed at the school, all with Black Grey steelwork and Opal polycarbonate roofing. A fabric Maxima Tepee™ was also added, with Dusty Grey coloured steelwork and white roofing.
The pupils of Ysgol Maes Ebbw are now spoilt for choice during their break and lunchtimes. They can play underneath the new shelters and enjoy some fresh air throughout the year. The teachers can also make use of the newly created outside space by taking their classes under a straight roof canopy or tepee. The Great British Weather will never disrupt another lesson plan again!
A&S Landscape undertakes both larger and smaller projects, helping every sized school improve their outdoor space. From playground shade sails to covered multi-use games areas, we have a huge range of versatile products. Take a look at our gallery for more information or call us today on 01743 444100.
Cowbridge Library Add Fabric Tepee Canopy to Create Outdoor Shaded Area
In collaboration with a well-known architect our engineers built a tensile fabric roof Tepee in Cowbridge Library High St, Cowbridge, South Glamorgan. The job involved the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ Tepee tensile waterproof fabric roof structure measuring 4.75m x 5.5m.
Play Area Shade Sail at Somerton Primary School in Newport
What was the problem?
Somerton Primary School in Newport wanted to encourage their pupils to spend more time exercising outside during the school day. However, the weather often meant breaks had to be spent inside the classrooms, and the children weren’t able to get much fresh air. As with many other primary and secondary schools, the budget was tight and didn’t allow for a shelter or canopy. Luckily, Newport City Home’s community programme helped to fund this important and improve the facilities at the school.
What was our shade solution?
One fabric sail shade structure was manufactured and installed in an area of the playground at the school as part of a complete package. The Maxima Sail™ measured 5000mm x 5000mm, and so created plenty of covered space. The four uprights and Alu Tuff guttering were finished in a slate grey colour, which works well with the dark blue fabric. A waterproof PVC material was used so that the sail could protect the pupils from the rain as well as the sun.
What was the result?
The staff and pupils are very happy with the new playground sail shade. Playtimes can now be spent outside, no matter the weather! This has allowed the children to let off steam and refresh ahead of their next lessons, leaving them motivated to learn.
The school could also install picnic benches under the sail and use this as an outdoor dining area too. This would also make a great place for storytimes and the pupils will love the alternative learning environment. Our versatile canopies and shade sails can be used for a wide range of applications for many years, making them a cost-effective and worthwhile investment.
A little bit about the client…
Based in Newport, Wales Somerton Primary School provides a great educational experience for the local school children. The school site features a dedicated nursery building, which is a purpose-built area for three to five year olds. It’s great that these young children will also be able to benefit from the playground sail shade, receiving a great education from such an early and important age.
It’s always great when we get to work with schools who play such a big role in the local community. It was a pleasure to contribute to this fantastic area and play a part in the education of many of the children now and in the future.
Why is outside play so important to primary and secondary school children?
Spending time outdoors is a big part of our childhood and so it’s crucial that future generations also get the same experience. Outside play is also a great source of exercise and helps children develop their physical skills. By spending time playing outdoors, children are more likely to run, jump, catch, skip and move their bodies.
Playing outdoors also helps children learn and understand the natural world by experiencing it for themselves, first-hand. Learning the names for different trees, plants and species is much easier when you can explore nature and see everything yourself. This is also a great way of encouraging children to learn about our environmental issues and how we can make a difference ourselves.
Children’s imaginations are also developed and stimulated outdoors as they utilise the space around them during their playtimes. Our range of multicoloured polycarbonate roof canopies is also brilliant at creating a stimulating environment. When the sun shines through the coloured roofing, the light casts onto the ground making a beautiful effect.
How can A&S Landscape help you?
From your initial enquiry to the final sign off, we will help you through every step of the process. Our team of experts can offer you impartial advice to ensure that you get the right canopy for your needs. From our secure cycle stores to our dining area shelters, we have a product to suit every school and nursery. We know how important it is for schools to use their limited budgets carefully, so we’ll work with you to find the right design for the right price.
Have any questions? Take a look at our handy frequently asked questions page to find the answer to some of our most asked queries. Or contact us directly to discuss your plans on 01743 444100 or email us at [email protected].
Some of Our College Canopy Projects
Modern Canopy Umbrellas Added To Brand New Torfaen Learning Zone in Gwent
With state-of-the-art facilities, bright modern buildings comprising glass and steel, it was the need to define complementary social spaces for its students that brought this Welsh College to A&S Landscape for help.
Originally delayed from a physical opening due to COVID-19, the Cwmbran campus unveiling was postponed until January 2021. But the highly anticipated opening of Torfaen Learning Zone has now finally seen new students welcomed to the sparkling modern campus. During the development stage, A&S Landscape had been brought on board to help design some of the outdoor social spaces of the campus. We had previously worked with Gwent College that formed part of the brand new Learning Zone, and it was a pleasure to help with this fabulous new canopy cover project.
Located on a raised terrace surrounded by smart wrought iron balustrade, Torfaen Learning Zone wanted an attractive canopy umbrella system that would provide a protected social space. The flexibility of our Maxima Umbrella™ worked perfectly for this purpose. With the option for the canopy to be raised or not, it’s a great choice that fits a multitude of different settings. For this project, Torfaen Learning Zone chose an all-White (RAL 9010) colour scheme for both waterproof canopy cover and steelwork. This created a stunning aesthetic that fitted perfectly with the modern themes of both the inside and outside of the building.
Outdoor Seating Canopy at Coleg Gwent at Newport Campus
There was a large area to be covered and the design wanted to be smart and modern, yet functional. With so many different canopies on the market, it was hard to decide, but the shade sail from our Maxima range was selected. The structure was made up of two square sails on six uprights. The sails were white shade cloth which gave the modern appearance that they were looking for.
The resulting space now has modern tables and benches underneath and the shade sails look fabulous. This new area, which was previously an unused space, adds seating for students to eat and drink socialise or indeed study. All protected from the sun’s UV rays to ensure students remain sun safe. These sails can be configured in any number of ways, overlapping, square or triangular sails, or indeed completely bespoke canopies.
If you are thinking about a similar project, take a look at our gallery which contains more than 1,000 images of projects that we have completed. It is a good place to look for some inspiration. You can always contact us directly if you would like to chat through the options, we would be glad to help – 01743 444100.
Coleg Gwent Create Striking Shade Sail Dining Area at Monmouth Campus
A&S Landscape have more than 40 years’ experience transforming outdoor areas and were only too happy to help come up with some thoughts and ideas. From linear steel and polycarbonate canopies, to fabric canopies, we had many options and in the end it was the fabric Shade Sail from our Maxima range which was selected to create a new outdoor dining canopy.
The Maxima Shade Sail structure was made up of 5 shade sails. Overall measurement was 18596mm x 3719, held on 12 posts. The canopy looks striking in its modern design and the bright white fabric brightens the whole area.
A&S Landscape have a wide range of products for you to review. All the different designs make sure that you will be able to find something to meet your needs. Review our gallery which has over 1500 images, it is a great place to get some inspiration for your project.
Entrance Canopy at Coleg Cambria in North Wales
Our Motiva range of canopies includes both straight and curved, steel and polycarbonate canopies. These can be designed and fitted in a wide range of shapes and sizes and finished in any number of colours. The product that was chosen for Coleg Cambria was a Motiva Entro™ curved roof canopy at 3000mm x 2000mm. This included Alu Tuff aluminium gutters and downpipes to manage rainwater effectively. The steel was finished in Telegrey (RAL 7046) and the roof was clear polycarbonate.
Once the canopy was fitted the entrance to the building looked very smart indeed. Where new visitors may have missed the doorway previously, they can now see clearly where to enter the building. They now have shade and shelter from the elements as well. Overall a lovely addition to Coleg Cambria. A&S Landscape has a wide range of canopies. In our gallery, you will see more than 1,000 photos of our previously completed projects. Take a look to get some inspiration on our gallery.
Holywell Learning Campus in Flintshire Add Fabric Shelters
Great design is the framework behind the experience of ‘it just feels right’ and you know it when you see it. A&S Landscape was approached to work on a job at Holywell Learning Campus in Flintshire. They were looking to add something with a little flair to the outdoor areas, something to give shade from the sun and protection from the rain whilst also adding something fun.
We installed two Maxima Umbrellas™, each supported on a single upright, at 6000mm x 6000mm, featuring sunny yellow steelwork and Alu Tuff guttering (RAL 1033) with white fabric. The Maxima Umbrellas instantly added to the spaces but also complement the colours found in the playground flooring and the school colours themselves. The result is outdoor fabric canopies that fit neatly in the space whilst adding a spark of imagination to the clean lines of the school. In short, it just feels right.
To get something that feels like that takes experience. It takes working with a dedicated design team who have spent years producing products that feel right in every context. To find out more about our Maxima Umbrella™, take a look at our gallery here and if you have any questions at all then get in touch with our design team.
Five Straight Roof Shelters Installed at Ysgol Carreg Emlyn
Working with our building contractor client our team produced five straight polycarbonate roof canopies at Ysgol Carreg Emlyn, Clocaenog, Ruthin, Denbighshire. The contract included the supply and installation of five canopies. One Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 15000mm X 3800mm in a nursery/reception area. One Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 8800mm X 3900mm for year 3/4. One Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 8800mm X 3900mm for Year 1/2. One Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 3000mm X 3000mm for the Entrance Lobby and a Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 3000mm X 3000mm for the Community Entrance. All with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Fabric Canopy Installed at North Wales Playgroup at Bryn Deva Flying Start Centre
But you don’t need to invent new space, it’s already there, it just needs delineating. Not only that but in wide outdoor spaces where the rain can fall and the sun can blast down, a place to duck and cover is really useful. Shaded areas on a sunny day can keep your students playing outside whilst offering a shelter in the rain.
When Jigsaw Playgroup at Bryn Deva Flying Start Centre contacted A&S they were looking to do just that, to add a fabric canopy structure and split up their wonderful outside space. The Maxima Waterproof Umbrella™ is supported on a single upright and looks great, the blue umbrella canopy picking out the blue that was already present in the Jigsaw Playgroup playground. The Maxima Waterproof Umbrella is a tensile canopy system that is less formal than other outdoor playground shelters and adds a little magic to the space.
Our Maxima Waterproof Umbrella™ is very popular with the 55 children aged 2-3 years at the Jigsaw Playgroup. It gives them a catalyst for play, an opportunity to zone space and somewhere to get a little shade on a sunny day so they can reap the benefits of an outdoor learning zone for longer. A supervisor at the Playgroup gave us a brilliant review and said ‘All in all we love it and have had very positive comments from parents and staff members.’ Fabric canopy structures are a great option to zone space in your playground. And something like the Maxima Waterproof Umbrella™ comes in a variety of colours too.
Curved Roof School Canopy Made for Bettws Flying Start
In combination with our trade partner we designed a curved roof canopy for Bettws Flying Start Bettws, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan. The full contract involved one Motiva™ Duo duopitch curved roof canopy measuring 7000mm X 4000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish and four post protection pads.
Polycarbonate Roof Shelter Made for Ebbw Fawr Learning Community
Our engineers made a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community Lime Avenue, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 14847mm X 12000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Shade Sail Designed for Gabafla And Glan Ceubal School
In collaboration with the specialist building contractor A&S designed a StarSail for Gabafla And Glan Ceubal School Gabalfa, Cardiff, South Glamorgan. The contract included the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ StarSail tensile waterproof fabric structure supported on a single upright measuring 5000mm X 5000mm.
Entrance Canopies Added at Mynydd Mawr Hospital in Llanelli
Two straight roof canopies were added at the hospital site. One of the Motiva Entro shelters was mounted to the wall and measured 1675mm X 800mm. This curved roof canopy featured a classic white steelwork colour. The second canopy featured Graphite Grey steelwork and Alu Tuff guttering and measured 3250mm X 3000mm. Both shelters included Opal coloured polycarbonate roofing, which provides essential protection from UV rays.
Now the patients of Mynydd Mawr Hospital can wait outside the building sheltered from the rain, wind or sun. The canopies have been an important addition to the site and have greatly improved the existing facilities. The staff were so happy with the work, they awarded A&S Landscape five out of five stars for their work. We work with a range of sectors, including healthcare sites, garden centres and schools. Our wide range of versatile products can transform your outdoor space. Take a look at our gallery for more inspiration or call our friendly team on 01743 444100.
Oakfield Primary School Add Playground Cover with Post Pads
A&S built a canopy at Oakfield Primary School St Mellons, Cardiff, Glamorgan. The full contract involved four post protector pads to cover round posts 150mm diameter and one post protector pads to cover round post 90mm diameter.
Outdoor School Shelter in Gwynedd at Ysgol Gynradd Llanelltyd
There’s no doubting the benefits of our increased connection to each other through the internet but it is now widely thought that the sheer amount of time our children spend on screens, as opposed to outside, connecting with nature, is damaging to their health and progress. It is a shame because so much of the world outside is really very beautiful and if your view is of the rolling hills in Wales it would be a travesty to miss out. But we don’t have to. By putting as much attention on access to the world outside as we do to the world at the other side of our screens, we can generate a whole host of health benefits.
A&S Landscape was asked to install a generous outdoor shelter at Ysgol Gynradd Llanelltyd in Gwynedd, Wales to make sure that students had access to the outside all year round. Our Motiva Linear™ straight roof canopy is an antidote to the indoors. We installed two here, one at 12875mm x 2875mm and another at 14235mm x 2500mm in a smart grey steelwork (RAL 7024) with matching Alu-Tuff™ box profile guttering finished in Dura-Coat™ paintwork.
Screen time is not bad time, neither is indoor time but, in a quote attributed to mothers everywhere ‘everything in moderation’. Making sure students have as much access to the outdoors, all year round, as they do any other stimulus is vital and that can be achieved with an effective outdoor straight roof canopy like the Motiva Linear™.
Whether you are looking to add a little outdoor learning to your curriculum or else you’ve decided that some alfresco dining is the way forward, A&S Landscape has it covered. Take a look at our gallery of finished projects and if you have any questions, get in touch.
Straight Roof Playground Canopy Made for Ton-Yr-Ywen Primary School
A&S designed a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Ton-Yr-Ywen Primary School Maes-Y-Coed Road, Heath, Cardiff. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 13000mm X 5000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Three Covered Walkways Added to Pentre Canol in Denbigh
Grŵp Cynefin and Denbighshire County Council wanted a set of covered walkways for their partnership project, Pentre Canol, an extra care housing scheme for older people in Denbigh, North Wales. The Grŵp Cynefin team – who are committed to the development of sustainable communities – wanted to add three modern canopies to the brand new site so that residents could move comfortably around it and enjoy the fresh air in all sorts of weather.
They contacted us as we had previously supplied a shelter for another of their sites, Hafod Y Gest, and they requested Motiva Linear™ canopies once again. This model was a fantastic choice to create three covered walkways, because it has a monopitch straight roof and offers excellent coverage in wind, rain and sun. This meant that bad weather wouldn’t prevent the residents from getting outdoors. What’s more, we installed the shelters with Opal roofs and Anthracite Grey steelwork, which continued the contemporary look of the site.
The staff and residents at Pentre Canol enjoy making use of the three canopies throughout the year. The covered walkway systems allow everyone to take breaks in the fresh air and move between the buildings with ease, no matter the season, and they add something special to the aesthetic of the housing scheme. To discover more about purchasing a shelter for your organisation, call us on 01743 444100 now.
Two Fabric Tepees Designed for Rhiwbeina Primary School
Our engineers produced two tepees at Rhiwbeina Primary School Lon Ucha, Rhiwbina, Cardiff. The full contract involved two Maxima™ Tepee tensile waterproof fabric roof structure measuring 4000mm X 4000mm.
Curved Outdoor Canopy Installed at Bettws Flying Start Playgroup in Bettws
Bettws Flying Start Playgroup in Bettws, Wales had the idea to add an outdoor shelter to their facilities so children could enjoy time outside in all weathers. The staff at the centre – which caters for 18 children of 2 and 3 years old during school term time – wanted the canopy cover to offer great protection from wind and rain, be able to be used for many activities including play and dining, be safe and look attractive. A&S Landscape was thrilled to be contacted and soon got to work on finding a solution.
The Motiva Duo™ was the winning model; Bettws Flying Start Playgroup loved the style of the duopitch curved roof which would also provide maximum protection in bad weather. The playgroup team chose an opal polycarbonate roof and blue steelwork to create a fun design, and blue post pads to make sure that the children’s safety was a priority under the canopy. Built to specifications of 7000mm X 4000mm, there was also room for a range of activities to be enjoyed year-round.
The children love eating and playing beneath the new outdoor shelter. The bright, classic colours have spruced up the playgroup’s outside space and the symmetric curved roof offers practical, long-lasting shelter. Are you interested in installing a canopy at your school? Give A&S Landscape a call today on 01743 444100 to find out more about our fantastic products.
St Helen’s Primary School Add Blue Polycarbonate Roof Shelter
In combination with our building contractor client we produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at St Helens Primary School, Swansea, Swansea. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 4000mm X 3000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Multiple Canopies at Ysgol Y Garnedd in North Wales
What was the problem?
Ysgol Y Garnedd School, located near Bangor, wanted to create the perfect environment to learn. They knew that to achieve this, a holistic approach was required, and the children needed access to the outside spaces all year round. To do this, a high-quality cover system was needed. That’s when they brought in A&S Landscape, who would be responsible for the design, manufacture and install of multiple canopies.
What was our solution?
A total of eight canopies were added all together. Five of which had a retractable roof, whilst the remaining three were from the straight roof range. The retractable canopies all benefit from an attractive metallic roof (4040-3D), whilst the three flat roof canopies were built with opal polycarbonate roofing. The two types of shelter offer a sun shade during the summer months, and weather protection during the winter months. The retractable canopies also offer the added choice element for the outdoor area.
What product did we use?
The three straight roof canopies were all built to a Motiva Linear™ design, these all have an asymmetric roof, meaning that one side is higher than the other. They are a popular choice for covered walkways, but also offer extra protection for indoors when constructed against a building. This is due to the sun canopy cooling the area beneath by several degrees.
The remaining five were all retractable canopies, built to an overall size of 4400mm x 3538mm. Operating like a retractable, waterproof awning, but with a much sleeker and modern look, these are amazing shelters for when you don’t require a cover system all year round.
What was the result?
The result of the multiple shelter installation was fantastic. Now outdoor spaces can be used as outdoor classrooms, and the school frequently use the sheltered areas for circle time, assemblies, and as a place to eat lunch and refresh. The school are so pleased that their outdoor space can be used all year round, and their envisioned shelter solutions have become a reality.
A little bit about the client…
Ysgol Y Garnedd School, located just South of Bangor in North Wales, was a wonderful school to work with. Evidently dedicated to the needs of the pupils, they are a part of the healthy school scheme, putting the children’s health and wellbeing at top priority.
We felt inspired by their optimism, and it was a real pleasure to work with all staff members we worked with. It was fantastic to know that all canopy structures installed were made to the highest quality of materials – and so the pupils’ enjoyment of the outdoors and fresh air will be long-lasting.
What is a straight roof canopy?
A straight roof canopy is where one side of the roof is slightly higher than the other, with the lowest pitch typically available at 5 degrees. The performance characteristics of this fantastic product are second to none, and due to its flexible design – there is a huge range of bespoke options. For example, a coloured roof can be added which is great for nurseries, or if you want to make an outdoor room, the shelter can even come with side panels. And as they are so well-suited to being elevated against a wall, they even make a great door canopy!
Can I get funding for a shelter project?
There are hundreds of grant-awarding bodies that you are able to apply for. Whether you are an educational body, a not for profit, or even a small business, there are various grants available to you. For schools specifically, there are various funding bodies that offer grants for all kinds of projects, from playground canopies that allow safe play at all times of the year, to extracurricular activities, and the development of outdoor spaces to enhance education.
At A&S Landscape, we know that the hardest parts of the grant process include finding the funding body and knowing how to write the application to appeal to the trustees. That’s why we’ve created various free resources to help you, including an extensive list of grant providers, and a free ‘Writing Successful Grant Applications’ guide. Whilst we aren’t affiliated with any of the grant providers and so can’t give you more detailed information; we are sure this handy guide will come in use to finding your right funding application.
How A&S Landscape can help you?
We’ve been designing, manufacturing and installing canopies across the UK for 44 years. In that time, we have developed our business in line with the shelter UK industry, and we are now one of the leading suppliers of canopies in the UK. Whatever the purpose of a cover system, whether this is providing additional space to indoor rooms, or the need for outdoor shading solutions for the summer, we can help you find the shelter that suits your needs.
Our expertise, coupled with our exceptional customer service, means that you’re in safe hands. Since we began in 1976, we have built up an array of satisfied customers, delighted with their new shelters. Don’t just take our word for it, see what they had to say!
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