Monksmoor Park CE Primary School in Daventry knew exactly what they wanted when they approached A&S Landscape. With no shelter in their existing playground area, they identified the need to create a canopy installation that would provide a fun and welcoming space for the children to play and learn in. Because the location of the planned shelter solution was at the front of the school, they were also very specific about the need for the finished structure to look great.
A&S Landscape worked through their ideas with the team from Monksmoor Park CE Primary School to explore the feasibility of their initial concept. It is always important to work through any challenges and identify solutions or alternative schemes before embarking on a project like this. Our team were able to advise the school on the best approach to take.
With the confidence that they had the backup of an expert team, they signed off on the plans for a Motiva Linear™ custom canopy measuring some 11200 mm x 4000 mm. Taking on board what Monksmoor Park CE Primary School had said about shelter options, the two end elevations were supplemented by glazed panels, and an additional two panels were installed to the front of the canopy. This created a semi-enclosed effect, offering maximum shelter for play and learning, all year round. The design was completed with Slate Grey (RAL 7015) steelwork and a combination of Daffodil and Mandarin polycarbonate roofing, creating a warm, welcoming a sunny effect.
In collaboration with our building contractor client our engineers constructed a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Isebrook SEN College Eastleigh Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 9900mm X 2900mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Thrapston School in Northamptonshire is a real place, not imaginary, but it has the same issue. Or at least it did because this space now has a cover that means this perfect play area is accessible all year round no matter what the weather is doing. When A&S Landscape was contacted, it was to put the finishing touch on this outdoor area with one of our Motiva Mono™ curved roof canopy designs. Installing a Motiva Mono™ canopy at 28250mm x 4900mm has given this space the best of both worlds; the natural light and fresh air of playing outdoors with the weather protection of an indoor space.
Finished in Moss Green steelwork (RAL 6005), with matching Alu-Tuff™ guttering and downpipes, we also included 16 post pads in contrasting red, blue, yellow and green to protect little heads and tiny toes from collisions in the midst of play. The result is an attractive and useable space that has a sense of fun whilst also doing an important job very well. This shelter will last Thrapston Primary for many years and means that pupils can reap all the benefits of regular outdoor play the whole year-round.
It only takes a simple addition to transform a previously unusable outdoor space into one which is accessible no matter what the weather decides to do. This means you can plan outdoor teaching sessions and know, with confidence, that can take place. To get some additional inspiration take a look at our Motiva Mono™ gallery here.
Having worked with schools for over 40 years, A&S Landscape has a great deal of experience when it comes to adding to school playgrounds. They installed a large Maxima Umbrella™ at 8000mm x 8000mm, with black (RAL 9005) steelwork and velvet red fabric. The bold statement really does bring the area to life as well as adding a new space for students to enjoy, play and socialise under.
The area and the students all have something new, a smart Maxima Umbrella™ offering shade on hot days and shelter on rainy days. The addition of one of our post protectors means that the single upright is padded and won’t cause any problems to energetic pupils as they run off some energy at playtime!
Click here to see nearly 1500 images in our gallery, which show the wide range of canopy, shelter and cycle store projects that we have completed for our clients. If you would like to discuss any requirements, please call a member of the team on 01743 444100.
Working for a specialist firm of architects our team created a straight polycarbonate roof canopy for Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School Trinity Avenue, Northampton. The contract included one Motiva™ monopitch straight coloured polycarbonate roof canopy measuring 13000mm X 5000mm including Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
A lot is known already about the huge benefits of time spent outdoors. Natural light is a known mood booster and fresh air and a simple change of scenery can do so much to aid motivation and concentration. Yet outdoors never seems to go anywhere, it is permanent so we can take it for granted. It’ll still be there when the rain stops when the weather ‘cheers up’.
However, all of those periods without access to the outdoors and without the opportunity to switch gears and step outside for a class will add up. Outdoor shelters are not so much a ‘little extra’ as a necessity, up there with the smile, the time and the care it takes to help any student achieve their best. We installed a Motiva Linear™ canopy at 21700mm x 2960mm and 15800mm x 7950mm to beautifully surround the outside of Oundle Primary School along two walls. This shelter was completed with Slate Grey (RAL 7015) steelwork and tasteful polycarbonate roofing in Clear, Mint and Daffodil. (This is one of the nicest combinations we’ve installed).
The attractive result is what looks like an extension, bridging the gap between the inside and outside with a space in between that means outside learning and play can take place and be planned for the whole year around. What may seem like a little thing will actually make a huge difference to the education of students here.
To see more Motiva Linear™ projects in situ, take a look at our gallery here and if you liked the look of the tasteful roofing colours you can find out more about our polycarbonate roofing online too. If you’re considering a playground canopy extension or an outdoor shelter for schools then our design team can have a proposal with you for your review.
In collaboration with our building contractor client A&S constructed a straight polycarbonate roof canopy for Christopher Reeves School Podington, Wellingborough. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 17000mm X 4000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Working for a commercial partner A&S produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy with roller shutters in Olympic Primary School Queensway, Wellingborough. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight coloured polycarbonate roof canopy measuring 8000mm X 6000mm with three electrically operated roller shutter doors 4000mm wide and glazed panels to side elevation and Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Working for our building contractor client our team built a curved roof canopy at Pitsford School Pitsford. The full contract involved one MotivaEntro™ curved roof canopy measuring 3000mm X 1800mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
The light we love the most is the light that blasts through our coloured polycarbonate roofing, leaving a tapestry of colour on the ground below. Billing Brook School Academy was lucky enough to create just such an effect when they contacted A&S Landscape, looking for a colourful outdoor playground shelter.
We worked closely with Billing Brook School Academy to install a Motiva Linear™ straight polycarbonate roof canopy to a size of 6600mm x 3000mm. It featured blue steelwork (RAL 5002) with matching Alu-Tuff™ box profile guttering in Dura-Coat™ finish. But that wasn’t the most impressive part. With colourful polycarbonate roofing in a range of colours, Billing Brook School Academy have their own little light show all day every day and it really comes to life when the sun shines on it directly.
The result is a lot of happy people. The students and staff all love the bold and exciting coloured polycarbonate roofing and the shelter has offered an excellent space to duck out of the rain on some of the more unpleasant days of the year. At A&S Landscape we have a whole range of outstanding solutions that provide outdoor shelter for schools and colleges. But to make these shelters even more striking you should consider how you play with colour! Take a look at our range of polycarbonate roofing so you can have your very own light display.
The solution was a steel and polycarbonate canopy from the Motiva range. The Motiva Linear straight roof polycarbonate canopy that was chosen measured 8m x 3m and linked two buildings with a multicoloured polycarbonate roof. The roofing has created a bright and interesting feature, and on sunny days the sunshine casts a colourful pattern on to the ground below which delights the children. A&S Landscape offers a wide range of steel and polycarbonate canopies, they can be straight or curved with plain or coloured roofing, they can even have a cantilever design. Whatever the area you need to cover we would be delighted to work with you to suggest a number of options from our wide range of products.
The canopy provides shelter from the rain and from UV rays. It has created a clear route between the buildings and it has added a bright and colourful structure to the campus. Everyone is delighted with how this canopy looks and the function it performs. 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. We can help you from the beginning planning stages, right through to installation. Feel free to look through our gallery, which has more than 1,000 images to inspire you.
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