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Yorkshire Based Canopy Projects
A&S Landscape has completed many successful canopy installations across Yorkshire. From village halls to high schools, we have a variety of clients and some of which are detailed below. Our team has the experience and expertise to guide you through your project, sharing our knowledge and advice.
We have many design options so that you can design the ideal canopy for your site and requirements. Choose from:
- Straight Roof
- Curved Roof
- Wave Roof
- Multicoloured Polycarbonate Roof
- Fabric Roof
Our versatile shelters suit a range of sites, including nurseries, primary and secondary schools, hospitality venues and commercial sites. As we design, manufacture and install our products, we can take control of every process to ensure that you have nothing to worry about.
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Take a look at some of our enclosed dining canopy projects
Enclosed Outdoor Dining Area at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School in West Yorkshire
We were delighted when St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School came to us for suggestions of how we could help. We knew that we had just the thing. A curved roof canopy from our Motiva Duo™ range was installed at 20000mm x 7000mm with glass panels. This allowed heating and lighting to be added and the space was transformed into a large usable dining room for the pupils.
“The new dining area canopy from A&S Landscape has made a massive difference. Previously it was an unused, rather odd area of the school – now it has a purpose. The lighting and blow heating have also helped. A&S Landscape is an extremely professional company with pride in their work and they could not have done more to make this project go smoothly. A&S Landscape really wanted this canopy to work for us and they explored all solutions until it was right. We initially agreed a price and design, later in the process, they came up with a much better design which removed all internal uprights. This was done without us requesting it and they did not charge for the additional work or structural changes.”
A&S Landscape has a wide range of products for you to review. We have many different designs for you to choose from. We are 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.
Enclosed Dining Area Canopy Added to Trinity Academy Halifax
Trinity Academy Halifax in Halifax, West Yorkshire needed an enclosed dining area canopy that they could use all year round. The area was frequently snowy and windy, so they wanted to allow students to spend break times in a new outdoor space while being sheltered from the elements. Also, they required a functional product with good value for money which could alleviate pressure on their other dining facilities, because they were taking on more students.
The school chose a bespoke Motiva Linear™ canopy, as this would best suit their needs. It was built to measure 20600mm X 8800mm, creating a large enclosed space that could accommodate many children and act as their much-needed dining area. Trinity Academy Halifax – who Ofsted judged to be an Outstanding Provider in 2013 – made classic design choices with Anthracite Grey steelwork and an Opal roof, which complemented the existing facilities. The side panels and door to end elevation on the canopy also offered the year-round shelter from the changeable Yorkshire weather that the students required.
Teachers and children can now enjoy a little more elbow room in their indoor dining facilities, as well as fantastic protection from the elements, in their new enclosed dining shelter. They love the practicality, value and quality that the canopy provides their school, and it adds an exciting, modern element to their outdoor space. If you’re searching for the perfect dining canopy, entrance shelter or outdoor classroom buildings, call us on 01743 444100 to speak to our helpful team.
Modern Dining Shelter Added to Facilities at Archbishop Holgate’s School in York
Archbishop Holgate’s School in York had the idea to install a dining canopy so that their students and staff could enjoy break times outside throughout the year. The team at this academy – which is committed to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to flourish – wanted the shelter to sport an attractive design and side panels, and be built from reliable materials which would offer long-lasting protection in all types of weather.
After getting in touch with A&S Landscape, Archbishop Holgate’s School chose a Motiva Duo™ for their canopy. This model has an appealing, symmetric curved roof and a freestanding design which is ideal for dining areas, so it was a fantastic choice. It is also made up of genuine polycarbonate sheeting and solid steel framework which enable it to withstand both wind and rain for years, as well as shield anyone sitting or eating beneath it. The staff decided on Slate Grey steelwork and an Opal roof to create a classic look, and they added side panels to the 15000mm X 6000mm custom canopy for increased protection from the elements.
Archbishop Holgate’s School loves the new dining shelter and how it both blends in with the existing buildings and allows them to enjoy the fresh air while socialising or eating at break times, year-round. The canopy cover could also be used in other ways, including as a covered outdoor classroom. To find out more about our products, call A&S Landscape today on 01743 444100.
Take a closer look at the dining canopy at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School
Four Shade Sails Installed at Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough
Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough, Yorkshire wanted to buy four shade sails to bring more colour to its outdoor spaces. The team at the institution – which is well-known for its support and care towards new students – needed them to have a bright design, have multiple functions and offer shelter in many types of weather. They got in touch with A&S Landscape, who was quick to start work on the project.
After talking about the various approaches that could be taken, A&S Landscape installed four 5000mm X 5000mm Maxima StarSail™ shelters at Prior Pursglove College. This model has an innovative fabric design that can easily adapt to different uses, so it was ideal for this project. Aniseed roofs and Jet Black steelwork created the desired, colourful look and the shelters were robust enough to provide students with excellent protection from rain, wind and sun – whether they were dining or socialising beneath them.
Prior Pursglove College thinks that the shade sails are fantastic additions to their outdoor facilities. The tensile fabric canopies allow students to spend more time eating and hanging out with friends in the fresh air throughout the year, which has great benefits for mental health. They have also boosted the visual appeal of the grounds. Contact us now by calling 01743 444100 to discover more about our products.
Canopy adds Outdoor Learning Space in Middlesbrough at The Pavilion at The Hub
The school straight roof canopy has been installed along the school building, measuring 6800 x 2200mm. The canopy is one from our Motiva Linear™ range, with Green (RAL 6005) steelwork and Alu Tuff guttering and Opal roof panels. Now the children have ample opportunity to be outdoors, whether to play or to learn. Young children, in particular, enjoy having different environments to explore, perhaps a mud kitchen or a bug hotel. Now they can do this all year round without the fear of a rainy day.
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 to inspire you.
Ripon Moorside School Add Straight Roof Canopy to Playground
Working with a leading builder our team built a straight polycarbonate roof canopy for Ripon Moorside School Ripon, North Yorkshire. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 17000mm X 2280mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Two Play Area Covers Designed for Selby High School
In collaboration with our building contractor client A&S erected two straight polycarbonate roof canopies at Selby High School Off Armoury Road, Selby, North Yorkshire. The contract included two Motiva™ Linear monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 5700mm X 1650mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Carr Infants School Add Enclosed Shelter in York
The Motiva Linear™ canopies were installed with straight opal polycarbonate roofs. This provided shade and shelter from the weather and created bright spaces for the pupils. The addition of roller shutter doors and glazed side panels enclosed the canopies. This meant that they acted like new rooms, providing secure storage for school items.
The new canopy areas have increased the footprint of Carr Infants School. Opening up classrooms, providing flexible space for the children to play, learn, store equipment of just enjoy some fresh air at break times. Each canopy offers many options and the school looks very smart with these matching installations. Increasing pupil numbers can mean that space is at a premium in many schools and this is a cost-effective, simple and stylish way to add more space to a growing school. We love how the play areas now incorporate some inside/outside space. What a creative use of the playground space.
A&S Landscape has a broad range of shade and shelter products. You can review our gallery if you would like some inspiration. It contains over a thousand pictures of our work.
Rotherham General Hospital in Rotherham Installs Multiple Modern Shade Sails
Rotherham General Hospital in Rotherham, Yorkshire wanted to source several shade sails that could be added to its wellbeing garden and enable workers to spend breaks outside in all weathers. The canopies needed to be able to protect anyone relaxing or using the gym equipment from the elements, as well as be an attractive, welcoming addition to the area.
After discussing the various models available in detail, the staff at Rotherham General Hospital – which provides various services including surgical and paediatric – decided to have four Maxima Sail™ structures installed. Three measured 6000mm X 6000mm and the fourth measured 4000mm X 4000mm, which offered plenty of shelter for staff exercising or taking a breather from work outdoors in less desirable weather. The Maxima Sail™ was a great choice of canopy, thanks to its economical and dynamic design, and the models made the space even more inviting with their subtle colour scheme of Moss Green and Light Grey.
Rotherham General Hospital loves the new shelters. They allow workers to use the wellbeing garden throughout the year, providing some much-needed respite from stressful work and long shifts. This project is a perfect example of how shade sails can truly benefit workplaces and their staff. Want to discover more about installing your own waterproof sail shade? Contact A&S Landscape by calling us on 01743 444100 today.
Some of our clients based in Yorkshire
Covered Walkway at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Huddersfield
What was the problem?
Mount Pleasant Primary School in Huddersfield were lucky enough to be moving into a new purpose-built building. The school knew they wanted to add canopies to the site, so the pupils could spend more time outside even when the weather was poor.
What was our solution?
Two straight roof canopies were installed during the building works by A&S Landscape. Both of the Motiva Linear shelters feature Anthracite Grey steelwork and Alu Tuff guttering, which gives the structures a sleek and modern look. Opal polycarbonate sheets were used on each of the canopies too, offering protection from UV rays. The structures run alongside the school buildings, covering a long section of the playground.
What was the result?
The covered walkways are the perfect finishing touch to the new school campus. The pupils and staff can move easily around the site, protected from the elements. During playtimes the outside facilities can be used too, allowing the children to let off steam and relax before their next lessons. Teachers could also take their classes outside as an alternative learning environment.
Feedback / testimonial
“Very happy, it is being used well. It is a great investment and the early years children do a lot of outdoor teaching now!”
- Primary School Teacher, Mount Pleasant Primary School
A little bit about the client…
Mount Pleasant Primary School in Huddersfield moved into their state-of-the-art site in September 2018 and describes it as one of the most exciting times in its history. We were thrilled to play a part in their journey and get to contribute to their truly impressive campus.
The team, including the Headteacher Mrs Naeem Nazir, were ideal to partner with. It was clear to us how enthusiastic and passionate they all were about ensuring their new school met its full potential. We were glad to see that the staff recognised the importance of providing a sheltered space outside.
What is a straight roof canopy?
A straight roof canopy is our monopitch straight roof design variant. This means that one side of the roof is higher than the other. Our steelwork can be finished in any RAL colour to suit your logo and branding. There is also a range of polycarbonate sheets, with many schools opting for a multicoloured pattern.
Why should primary schools install canopies?
Our versatile canopies suit a vast range of applications and can enrich primary school pupil’s learning experience in many ways. Why not add an outdoor amphitheatre with a curved roof canopy? Or increase the playground’s functionality with a shade sail? You can also create outdoor classrooms with our enclosed canopies. We also have the capability to offer bespoke solutions, diverging from our regular designs to accommodate your specific preferences.
Providing an area for pupils to learn and play in all-year-round is required by Ofsted and crucial to young children’s development. Our polycarbonate and steel canopies can be left up throughout the year, and provide protection from rain, sun and snow. Many of our fabric designs can also be made with a waterproof PVC material too.
We’ve worked with hundreds of primary schools across the UK, installing shelters, shade sails and canopies. Read some of our featured testimonials to find out how our products have transformed their outside space.
How A&S Landscape can help you
With over 40 years of experience, our team of experts has the knowledge to help make your project a success. From the initial design concepts to the final sign off, we can guide you through every step of the way. If required, we can also assist you through any planning permission applications too.
We don’t just work with schools either, we’ve built strong relationships within the hospitality, healthcare and commercial sectors. We’ve worked with the NHS, FA, Team GB and many Local Authorities to supply a range of shade solutions. It’s our efficiency, reliability and integrity which helps us earn such a great reputation. We’d love to add you to our ever-growing list of happy clients.
Why not start your project today? Send an email to [email protected] or call 01743 444100.
Shade Sails at Shipley College in West Yorkshire
The Maxima range has a number of different fabric canopies. Umbrellas, Shade Sails and Tepees to name a few. The Shade Sails are available in triangle or square fabric, overlapping or single layer, different colours, shade cloth or PVC, so the choices really are endless. Shipley College wanted their covered area to be waterproof, so they chose waterproof PVC fabric and designed their shade sails with Slate Grey (RAL 7015) steel posts, and fabric in Vanilla.
The new space is wonderful, it has created a real feature of the seating space. Students and visitors alike now have somewhere to enjoy the fresh air no matter what the weather has to offer. The colours have made the area look modern and stylish, in line with the rest of the campus. Students can be found enjoying some downtime between lectures in this new space, what a lovely addition to Shipley College!
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 call us directly on 01743 444100 if you would like to chat through the options, we would be glad to help.
Malet Lambert School in Hull Installs Six Outdoor Shelters
Malet Lambert School in Hull, Yorkshire had the idea to add six canopies across its outdoor spaces in order to make better use of them and improve facilities. They wanted the shelters to be functional, strong and attractive, as well as able to allow students to get outside more throughout the year by dining and socialising beneath them. A&S Landscape knew just how to approach this project after the school got in touch.
A&S Landscape installed six Motiva Linear™ canopies at Malet Lambert School of various sizes and in different locations on the site – one in two of the Quads, two at the Science Block and two at the Year 11 section. This model was a fantastic choice because it has many applications, a robust design and a contemporary, asymmetric straight roof. The staff at the school – which aims to maximise students’ excitement and enjoyment through positive challenge – picked out matching Opal roofs and Moss Green steelwork for a classic feel that unified the outdoor spaces, while creating attractive areas where children could spend time in all weathers.
Everyone at Malet Lambert School loves the new outdoor canopies. The grounds are now much better and more frequently used by the students, as they can eat and hang out with friends beneath the shelters year-round. Give the canopy and shelter specialists A&S Landscape a call on 01743 444100 to talk about starting your shelter journey today.
Network Rail Repot Add Fabric Sail Shade to Site
Working with our trade partner A&S created a sail structure at Network Rail Depot Audax Road, York, North Yorkshire. The contract included one 3000mm X 3000mm Maxima™ tensile shade cloth fabric sail structure comprising of one triangle sail on three uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.
Large School Canopy Covers Tiered Seating at Netherwood Academy
After considering fabric vs steel and polycarbonate options, the decision was taken to build a curved roof ‘Mono’ canopy from the Motiva range at A&S Landscape. This range of canopies offers a steel and polycarbonate structure. Steelwork and Alu Tuff guttering can be in a range of RAL colours and polycarbonate comes in a range of colours as well so you can let your inner designer go wild.
Netherwood Academy chose Cobalt Blue (RAL 5013) steelwork and an Opal roof for their canopy which measures 16m x 6m. With aluminium gutters and downpipes all the rainwater from the large roof area will be effectively managed. The resulting sheltered space is a large area where the students can gather, chat, eat, socialise or just relax all year round. Taking a breath of fresh air outside lessons will never be weather dependent again. Something so simple can make a big difference to the school day; taking a break and having some outside time has been linked to increased concentration and attainment, so this was a great investment by Netherwood Academy.
If you think that you would like something similar you can look through our gallery which contains more than 1,000 images of projects that we have completed. It will give you plenty of inspiration. Or, you can call us directly on 01743 444100 and we can chat through your requirements, we would be glad to help.
Shipley Primary School Add Secure Canopy with Roller Shutters
The Motiva Linear™ canopy which was chosen is a very versatile product. In this instance, it was installed with glazed panels to the side elevations and electrically operated roller shutter doors to the front elevation. This allowed the front of the canopy to be opened and closed easily offering many different uses; shade, shelter and storage!
The ability to completely close the new school canopy area has meant that Shipley Primary have a totally secure storage area, adding space and flexibility to the school campus buildings. They can also use the new space for activities. The options are endless and an underused area has been transformed and given a new lease of life. Sometimes, you just need to think outside the classroom!
From Shade Sails, Umbrellas and Tepees, to straight or curved roof steel canopies, we have a range which is sure to offer you something special. To look at our full range of finished projects take a look at our gallery here. If you feel yourself getting inspired and want more information, please call us on 01743 444100. A&S Landscape – Outdoors, we have it covered!
Lilleker Bros Ltd add Canopy with Post Pads
Working alongside our building contractor client our team produced a canopy at Lilleker Bros Ltd Waleswood, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The contract included six pink post protection pads and six light blue post protection pads.
William Henry Smith School in Brighouse Add Fabric Tepee Shelter
What was the problem?
William Henry Smith School in West Yorkshire strive to provide an enriched education for every one of their students. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, clearly this school knows how to ensure that their students receive the best possible experience during the school day. To further improve upon the impressive campus, it was decided to add an area of shelter which could be used throughout the year. The outdoor canopy should fit in with the surroundings of the school environment.
What was our solution?
One tensile waterproof fabric sail structure was installed at the school, measuring 7000mm x 7000mm. To meet the school’s exact requirements, we used a brown red colour for the fabric and a light blue for the steelwork and Alu Tuff guttering, matching the logo.
We also offer a large range of optional extras we could add to the tepee in the future. Roller shutters could be fitted to secure the area or detachable matching doors. This would further increase the shelter’s functionality, meaning it could be used a learning space, outdoor performance area or sensory area. The choices are endless.
What was the result?
Everyone at William Henry Smith School is over the moon with the new tensile fabric structure. It has quickly become a very popular place during break times, as well as a new setting for outdoor lessons. Come rain or shine the covered space can be used by the school, helping them spend more time outdoors throughout the year. There are many benefits to school canopies, and we are so pleased that this brilliant school will get to enjoy their tepee for many years to come.
Feedback / Testimonial
‘We are more than happy with the canopy A&S installed. The children are enjoying it.’
- William Henry Smith School
A little bit about the client…
Based in West Yorkshire, William Henry Smith School is a large residential school who looks after young people from 5 to 19 years of age. The students face a range of mental health challenges and so it is important that the school offers the best facilities to give the children the best start in life.
It was a privilege to get the opportunity to work with such an amazing school, we were touched by the staff’s dedication to providing the best education. We’re so happy that the canopy will get to play a part in helping to educate these brilliant pupils for many generations to come.
What school canopies do we offer?
A&S Landscape offers a wide range of shelters, shade sails and cycle stores. From our Motiva range, we can install straight polycarbonate roof canopy designs, barrel vault models and even our funky wave roof products. These shelters have a range of great uses too, why not create a dining area with our straight roof canopy? Or an entrance canopy with a curved roof canopy?
Our Maxima range features a range of tensile fabric roof designs, which make a great statement in any environment. You could create a playground shelter with one of our tensile structures, like the Maxima Sail™. Our tensile fabric shade sails can be made from a wide range of colours and fabrics, so you can create the perfect shelter for your space.
The Cyclo range also includes a choice of bike and buggy shelters which are incredibly popular with nurseries and primary schools. These stores provide a sheltered and secured area for your pupils and parents to keep their pushchairs and bicycles. We can also add on lockable doors and side panels for another layer of security.
How can A&S Landscape help you?
When it comes to the design, manufacture and installation of school shelters, we are the experts. With over 40 years of experience, our team can seamlessly guide you through the project. We can advise which design will work with your requirements and amend our drawings to suit your budget. Then the shelter will be made using the highest quality materials so you know you can enjoy your canopy for many years. Lastly, the installation team will safely and efficiently fit the structure at the school.
Why not talk to our friendly team today? Call us on 01743 444100, or send an email to [email protected].
Two Curved Roof Shelters Manufactured for Firth Park Academy
In combination with our building contractor client our team built two duo canopies at Firth Park Academy Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The job involved two Motiva™ Duo duopitch curved roof canopies measuring 5400mm X 6600mm.
Abbeywood School Add Curved Roof Entrance Cover to Building
Working alongside our building contractor client A&S constructed a curved roof canopy for Abbeywood School Bramley, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The full contract involved one Motiva™ Entro curved roof canopy measuring 3000mm X 2000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Prince Edward School Install Sail Shade to Play Area
In collaboration with our trade partner we produced a sail structure for Prince Edward School Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The job involved one 7000mm X 7000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof fabric sail including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.
Ferney Lee Primary School Install Shelter with Polycarbonate Roof
Working with our building contractor client our engineers produced system 60 roofing for Ferney Lee Primary School Todmorden, Todmorden, West Yorkshire. The contract included the supply and installation of System 60 straight roof polycarbonate roofing including for all roofing bars and edge trims measuring 14400mm x 3400mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Polycarbonate Roof Canopy Manufactured for England Lane Academy
In combination with our building contractor client we erected a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at England Lane Academy Knottingley, West Yorkshire. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 15500mm X 3500mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Hunslet Moor Primary School Add Curved Roof Entrance Canopy
In combination with our building contractor client our team made an entrance canopy at Hunslet Moor Primary School Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire. The contract included one Motiva™ Entro curved roof canopy measuring 2100mm X 2000mm.
Secure Roller Shutter Canopy at Cullingworth Village Hall in West Yorkshire
Why was the canopy added?
The Cullingworth community wanted the new village hall to include as many useful features as possible, and the group decided adding a secure storage facility to the pre-school would be a worthwhile investment.
What was our solution?
One large straight roof canopy was installed outside the pre-school building at the village hall site. The Motiva Linear straight roof canopy features Slate Grey steelwork and Alu Tuff guttering, giving the structure a sleek and modern look, which works with the new buildings. To enable the team to use the canopy as a secure storage space, we added roller shutters to the front and sides of the design. These can be operated electrically by the staff.
What was the result?
The local community is thrilled with the new Cullingworth Village Hall, including the fantastic pre-school area. The teachers can store equipment in the canopy overnight, knowing everything will be safe and secure. During the day it can be used as an additional outdoor classroom, allowing the children to learn outside of the four walls of a traditional classroom setting.
A little bit about the client…
Cullingworth Village Hall opened in April 2019 after six years of work by the Village Hall Renewal Committee and many volunteers from the local area of West Yorkshire. The new hall features many impressive facilities, including two halls suitable for events and a new coffee shop.
We enjoyed working with the team at the village hall, we could really sense their excitement of opening the new site. It’s great knowing that we got to play a part in making a great community resource which will be used for many years to come.
What are the benefits of an outdoor classroom?
We all know that spending time outdoors can have many benefits on our physical health, but there are also many cognitive and psychological benefits too. By allowing pupils to learn outside, they will have an increase in their physical development, and learn healthy active habits for the future.
Children can also develop a stronger understanding and interest in the natural world by experiencing it first-hand. This also helps to create an engaging lesson they will remember. It has also been shown that spending time in an outdoor classroom has positive effects on mental health too.
Creating an outdoor classroom is also a cost-effective method of increasing the school’s capacity and usable space, without a formal building. Often our canopies and shelters don’t require planning permission and can be installed within weeks. This saves your team hours of time and effort which would have been spent on coordinating the construction works.
How can our canopies be used at village halls?
We worked with many community groups to add valuable facilities to village halls and hubs. At Mistley Village Hall in Essex, we installed a curved roof shelter to create outdoor space which can be used all-year-round. This covered area could be used during fêtes and fayres, creating a sheltered spot for stalls. Outdoor equipment can also be kept under the shelter, saving valuable room inside the hall.
We’ve also installed several bike stores at village halls across the country, giving visitors to the site a secure and covered place to keep their bicycles. This also promotes a healthy lifestyle and reduces the local area’s impact on the environment.
How A&S Landscape can work with you
Our expert team has completed hundreds of projects successfully, and we’ll work closely with you from the initial enquiry to the final sign-off. We’ve reviewed lots of brilliant feedback from our clients, and there’s nothing more we enjoy than seeing a completed project and a happy customer.
From the Royal Air Force to Team GB, we’ve worked with a wide range of companies, supplying our versatile canopies for a variety of uses. Whether you need a playground shelter for your pupils or a covered walkway for visitors to your site, we have the perfect shade solution.
Get in touch with us today by calling 01743 44100 or emailing [email protected].
School Canopy added to Wood Bank Special School in West Yorkshire
What was the problem?
During times of intense heat or poor weather, the pupils at Wood Bank Special School could not enjoy the fresh air at break time and lunchtimes due to the lack of an efficient shelter. Outdoor spaces were plentiful, however, they required a high-quality cover solution, and chose to bring on board canopy experts, A&S Landscape.
What was our solution?
The chosen canopy had to be both appealing to the young children, as well as offering high UV protection, and cover from the rain. We felt the perfect solution was one of our shade sails. Their overall aesthetics can brighten up any play area, and due to their exceptional durability, they have one of the longest guarantees on the market. Either built with a waterproof PVC material or standard shade cloth – the school had the option to create a weather-resistant canopy structure or a simple sun shade that would keep out the sun’s harmful rays.
What product did we use?
The shelter installed was the impressive Maxima Starsail™. Standing at 6000mm x 6000mm, with Sapphire Blue steelwork, and a Porcelain Green waterproof fabric, the school canopy is a unique feature on the school grounds. The sail structure was also fitted with a light blue post protector pad to ensure the children’s safety whilst playing.
What was the result?
The children and staff are delighted with the wonderful addition to the playground. This covered area now means that access to the outdoors is no longer dependent on the weather – and it is being used as both a play area and an area for lessons. With the addition of the shelter, this primary school are showing their commitment to holistic learning.
A little bit about the client…
Wood Bank Special School is located in Halifax – a town situated to the West of the City of Bradford. With the Yorkshire Dales only a stones throw away, nature is never too far away. Fitting to this theme, the classes are even named after different animals, demonstrating just how in touch with nature this school is. As a school that is dedicated to the personalised learning of its pupils, this is clearly shown by their decision to transform their outdoor area, making it more attractive and safer to play in all year round.
What is a shade sail?
Shade sails range from a simple four-post structure, right through to the stylish StarSail™. Tension is applied to the fabric between posts, and this ensures that the shelter is highly effective. There are a number of bespoke designs available, take a look at some here. The shade sail has been specifically chosen due to its strength, durability and its ability to provide 90-98% UV protection, but there is also the option to upgrade the material to a waterproof PVC.
Why install a canopy at a special school?
Despite the known benefits of the outdoors to children’s mental health and wellbeing, unfortunately, it is a common theme that many children with special educational needs do not spend enough time outdoors. There are a number of reasons for this, and it could be as simple as there not being anybody available to supervise them playing outside, or that the logistics of getting them to and from school don’t allow them enough time at either end of the day. Therefore, it is absolutely vital that these children don’t encounter another barrier to the outdoors and can access an outside space during their school day.
Like any other school, the environment should be as stress-free as possible, and just having the simple change of scenery, or the extra space to manage challenging behaviours can have a real impact on both the pupil and the teacher. The element of informality also helps ease any tension or upset, and outdoor activities can have a profound effect on both stress levels and anxieties. Therefore, having an area outside the traditional school building accessible at all times is a highly valuable provision to have at a special school.
How A&S Landscape can help you
With our 44 years’ experience in the shelter UK (and worldwide) industry, and our reliable, integral and honest service – you will always be in safe hands with A&S Landscape. Our friendly team are experts in each part of the canopy process and will take you through each step, taking into account your specific needs and requirements. Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what previous clients have had to say.
Whether you’re a primary school, secondary school, or a nursery – we can help you find the perfect shelter for your educational needs. We also install canopies for a wide variety of other sectors – including public attractions and garden centres.
The Centre of Excellence (The Beehive) in York Installs Versatile Outdoor Canopy
The Centre of Excellence (The Beehive) in York – an essential facility for young disabled people and their families – decided to add a canopy to their outdoor facilities to allow visitors to enjoy time outside in all weathers. They wanted it to have a modern feel, adjoin the building, offer shelter from the rain and adapt to different requirements – including needing a peaceful space to relax or a safe area in which to play outside.
After discussing their options, the Centre of Excellence decided that the Motiva Linear™ was the perfect model. The staff of this facility – which provides short overnight breaks and support services for children and young people with complex disabilities – chose Umbra Grey steelwork and an Opal polycarbonate roof to lend the area an appealing, modern aesthetic. The 12000mm X 2600mm Motiva Linear™ adjoined the building and created enough space to shelter visitors and their loved ones with its monopitch (asymmetric) straight roof. The durable canopy also provided protection from the rain so the outdoors could be experienced in every season.
The Centre of Excellence (The Beehive) loves the new outdoor shelter. It can be used for many different purposes throughout the year, from outdoor play to an outdoor classroom gazebo or quiet reflection area. A&S Landscape was pleased to hear that this straight roof model – which can also work as a dining shelter or covered walkway – suited their needs. If you’d like to discover more about our products, call us on 01743 444100 now.
Bespoke Canopies Added to York Inpatient Facility in Yorkshire
York Inpatient Facility in Yorkshire wanted to add a trolley canopy and a waste enclosure canopy to their outside space. They needed them to keep things secure and out of sight, organise their outdoor storage options and complement their modern facilities. A&S Landscape was delighted to be contacted by this organisation and knew exactly how to meet their needs.
A pair of Motiva Linear™ shelters was installed at York Inpatient Facility. Measuring 7000mm X 5000mm for the waste enclosure canopy and 9000mm X 4000mm for the trolley canopy, they offered lots of storage space. The Motiva Linear™ model was a great choice for this client because the monopitch (asymmetric) roofs set off the appealing, carefully-picked Clear polycarbonate sheeting nicely, as well as the Goosewing Grey steelwork. This essential facility – which provides mental health care to local people with a range of conditions – also requested that the shelters were built with sides and lockable doors to keep everything safe and protected from the changeable Yorkshire weather.
The team at York Inpatient Facility was thrilled with the modern, practical designs of their bespoke canopies, and how they offer secure storage areas for their trolleys and waste. A&S Landscape enjoyed working with this client and was happy that they could add it to their successful work in the healthcare sector. Whether you represent a hospital needing covered storage space or a school needing an outdoor classroom gazebo, call us on 01743 444100 to discover how we can help you.
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