So when we were contacted by a leading play equipment installation company and asked to provide a couple of our trademark Motiva Wave™ canopies, we knew that it wasn’t really about the canopy, it was about the freedom to play. We installed two Motiva Wave™ canopies finished in a green RAL 6005 steelwork. These two canopies, with opal roofing, were part of a larger scheme to reinvent these play areas. The whole scheme was complete with artificial turf and new play equipment and is a credit to the installation company.
Now, children at Brighton and Hove Junior High School can play outdoors whatever the weather, not limited to any specific time of the year, play has become an essential part of the curriculum at this school. Whether you’re looking for outdoor playground canopy extensions or, perhaps, a colourful covered walkway for schools, you’ll find that A&S Landscape has every solution you could hope for.
But remember, don’t start with the canopy, start with the benefit. What do you want? For children to spend more time outside, getting fresh air and natural light? Start with that and then ask, which of these shelters would help you to do that?
In combination with a well-known architect, we erected a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Balfour Primary School Balfour Road, Brighton, East Sussex. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 10000mm X 4000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish and for three post pads.
Working with our trade partner our team constructed a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Stanford Infant School Highcroft Villas, Brighton, East Sussex. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof coloured polycarbonate canopy measuring 5000mm X 5000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Our engineers created a waterproof sail structure in St Catherine’s CollegeOxford, East Sussex. The full contract involved one 14000mm x 7000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof fabric sail structure comprising of two square sails on six uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.
Working for the specialist building contractor we produced a cantilever spectator canopy for Falmer Sports Park. Pavilion Road, Brighton, Sussex. Full details are: one Bespoke Motiva™ Duo Cantilever design spectator canopy measuring 45000mm x 5000mm The full contract involved one Bespoke Motiva™ Duo Cantilever design spectator canopy measuring 45000mm x 5000mm.
Working with our building contractor client our engineers constructed a sail structure at Hobart Paving Co Ltd, Wellingham House, Horsham, West Sussex. The job involved one 5000mm x 5000mm Maxima™ tensile shade cloth fabric sail structure comprising one triangle sail on three uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.
In collaboration with our trade partner our team made a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at St Margaret’s Nursery School Crawley, West Sussex. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight coloured polycarbonate roof canopy measuring 7400mm X 4000mm and 4400mm X 4000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish. Formation of bases and backfill.
A&S made a waterproof sail structure at Handcross Park School, Handcross, West Sussex. The full contract involved one 4000mm x 4000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof fabric sail structure comprising of one square sail on four uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.
The Motiva range of steel and polycarbonate canopies from A&S Landscape has a number of designs to choose from; straight roof Linear canopies, curved roof Duo and Mono canopies and Cantilever canopies. The solution for Horsham FC was a Cantilever canopy, which meant that the posts remained adjacent to the building and the polycarbonate roof reached out 3m to cover the path. The Motiva Cantilever canopy was installed with black steelwork and clear polycarbonate and it adds a modern look to the club.
The new covered walkway has created an additional sheltered area for fans to stand and watch the games, move around the club and enjoy some respite from the wetter days of the sporting calendar. The design of the canopy works perfectly in this area, minimising posts has meant fewer obstructions and maximum shelter. With so many design options, A&S Landscape is sure to be able to create a bespoke solution for whatever your requirement.
If you are thinking about a similar project, take a look at our installations 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.
The staff at the academy decided to install a large straight roof canopy in-between two of the school buildings. The Motiva Linear™ features white steelwork, which works perfectly with the surrounding environment. The Opal polycarbonate roofing offers protection against harmful UV rays, while still letting sunlight through.
The students can now socialise and enjoy their lunchtimes outside throughout the year. Rainy days will no longer spoil break times, as the freestanding canopy effectively shelters the ground underneath from the elements. Or the canopy could be used while the students queue outside for their next lesson. Seahaven Academy are just one the many schools who are recognising the importance of providing an outdoor space all-year-round.
A&S Landscape can design and install a range of canopies. From Covered MUGAs to playground shade sails, we have a product to suit your requirements. Get in touch with our specialist team today on 01743 444100.
A&S Landscape have more than 40 years’ experience of working with schools and we have a wide range of school canopies to choose from. The staff of Thakeham Pre-School, in West Sussex, chose an Umbrella shade at 4000mm x 4000mm and included a post protector. The bright Red Poppy waterproof fabric and Black (RAL 9005) steelwork really made it stand out and it completed the garden area beautifully.
The children have a fabulous space and now they have shade from UV rays when the weather is being kind and shelter from the rain when the heavens open. We all know that children love being outdoors and this splendid nursery has shown their commitment to ensuring the children enjoy as much time as possible in the fresh air, by building a pre-school garden that they should be very proud of. A wonderful project! A&S Landscape has a wide range of canopies that suit all schools. Take a look at our gallery of canopy installations for some inspiration.
Thomas A Becket Junior School in Worthing, West Sussex were on a mission to improve their mental health facilities. As part of this, they wanted to create a covered outdoor area where pupils could socialise, relax and reflect by themselves or with others all year round. The shelter needed to be waterproof to shield those underneath from the elements, as well as complement the existing buildings surrounding their courtyard.
A&S Landscape brought lots of options to the table, but the school ultimately chose the Maxima Tepee™ as the winning model. This thoughtful school – that has the motto ‘Together Achieving Better’ (Be the best you can be) – thought that the strong, sleek design and waterproof PVC fabric roof would meet their needs and work well as their new outdoor custom canopy. The Maxima Tepee™ they decided on measured 5m X 5m with a white roof and Dusty Grey steelwork, which gave the space a modern feel without any bright colours that might distract relaxing pupils.
The covered social shelter helped to transform the courtyard, alongside new benches, and now children have somewhere peaceful to socialise and reflect while reaping the wellbeing benefits of being outside. It can protect them from the elements on rainy days and is a great example of our work with schools. Interested in discovering how a canopy could help improve your facilities? Give us a call on 01743 444100 today to talk to our team.
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