Covered Play Area at Horsley Woodhouse School Derbyshire

At Horsley Woodhouse School in Derbyshire, we were delighted to install a Maxima Umbrella over a children’s play area. In what was already a vibrant and creative setting our Maxima Umbrella stretches out at 6000mm x 6000mm and provides shade from sun or rain.

Project Specification

  • Product: Maxima Umbrella™
  • Size: 6000mm x 6000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • White

  • Fabric:
    • White

  • Post Pads:
    • Red

In crisp white (steelwork and fabric) with a contrasting red post pad, it really adds another level of personality to the space.

The Maxima Umbrella works wonderfully as an option for shelter almost anywhere. You might find one at a Restaurant, Pub, College or University or any other outdoor space.

And whether you choose PVC fabric (high strength and waterproof with increased lifespan) or our Knitted Shade Cloth (developed for use in outdoor tension structures, durable and offering 90-98% UV protection) we have a range of colour options.

Take a look at the products here and make sure to contact us early to ensure a full consultation period that means we can help you design exactly the shelter you need for your outdoor space.

How does outdoor play help primary school children to develop and how can we facilitate this during the school day?

Play is the foundation of childhood, when children are well and inarguably being themselves, but for a lot of children the opportunity to play outdoors, enjoying physical activity and fresh air, is restricted. Today’s generation of children aged 4-11 years spend several hours playing computer games, on iPads and watching TV and so this invaluable period of activity is more crucial than ever to counter long hours indoors in front of a screen. Astounding recent research show that a third of children play outdoors for 30 minutes or less in a standard day. That’s less time outside than prison inmates get! Of the 1,000 UK families who took part in the survey, 82% blamed the unreliable British weather.

Promoting more outdoor play is not just about the physical element of their health though. Active play during the school day are also helping children’s mental wellbeing. It educates them how to raise their beliefs and feelings and listen to those of others. The practice of expressing themselves, risk-taking and sharing are all key stepping stones on the path to reaching adulthood with the skills to discuss, debate and empathise.

Want to see more? Click here to head over to our complete article to find out more about the benefits of outdoor play on primary school children.

We’ve worked with many other schools and businesses in Derbyshire

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Working alongside our building contractor client our engineers produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Dronfield Co-Op Dronfield, Derbyshire. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 17600mm X 2800mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

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Working alongside our contractor client we erected an entrance canopy in Ripley Academy Peasehill, Ripley, Derbyshire. The full contract involved one Motiva™ Entro curved roof canopy measuring 2800mm X 1200mm with glazed side panels and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Bishops Lonsdale Add Entrance Canopy to Building

Working for our contractor client our team constructed an entrance canopy in Bishops Lonsdale St Albans Road, Derbyshire. The full contract involved one Motiva™ Entro curved roof canopy measuring 3000mm X 2500mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Shade Sail Designed for Aboretum Primary School To Create Shelter

Our team made a waterproof sail structure for Arboretum Primary School Derby, Derbyshire. The job involved one 6000mm x 6000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof fabric sail structure comprising of one square sail on four uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.

George Mitchell All Through School Add Green Fabric Umbrella Canopy

In collaboration with the building contractor our team created a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at George Mitchell All Through School Farmer Road, Leyton, Essex. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 6480mm X mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Straight Roof Canopy Installed at Fritchley Primary School

In combination with a leading architect our team designed a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Fritchley Primary School Church Street, Fritchley, Belper. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 6500mm X 4393mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.