Holywell Learning Campus add Sheltered Play Area
NOA’s Ark Nursery is a beautiful, newly built nursery in Banbury in North Oxfordshire. It has an environmentally friendly building and a spacious garden for the children to enjoy.
Signal Green - RAL NO. 6032
The children and babies who attend have the chance to explore the world around them and develop their full potential in a safe and nurturing environment. Whilst the garden area is large and has all the activities that the children could wish for, including sand, water, toys and reading areas, it was missing one thing … some shade on the hottest days and some shelter on the wettest days.
Our wellbeing is detrimentally affected by not getting sufficient exercise, causing increasing numbers of obesity in children and adolescents. Children are not playing outside as much as they have done in the past, curbing their contact with sunlight and thus the creation of Vitamin D which helps to battle infection and keeps skin healthy. Sunlight also helps to manage the formation of melatonin which regulates sleep. Electronic devices emit harmful blue light, which can cause headaches and eye strain. Blue light in the evenings can even limit the formation of melatonin, which in turn can make going to sleep very hard for some children.
So what is the answer to this slippery slope that we find ourselves on… more time outside!
When the nursery approached A&S Landscape, we knew that we had just the solution because we have been working with schools to transform their outdoor areas for more than 40 years.
The canopy chosen came from our Maxima range. It comprised a Yellow shade sail, installed on five posts which were Signal Green (RAL 6032). The resulting structure is large, bright, water and UV proof and creates a wonderful new area for the children. Rain will no longer stop play and there is no need to limit outdoor time on the hottest days either.
“Overall I was left with an excellent impression A&S Landscape and would use and recommend to others.”
– NOA’s Ark Nursery
All our products are high-quality, commercial-grade and this means that the canopy will be enjoyed for many years to come.
To see images of our projects you can take a look at our gallery. for some inspiration. We also have a Motiva range of canopies which are steel with polycarbonate roofing. These add another option should you want something other than fabric.
Fitzwaryn School Add Polycarbonate Shelter to Playground
Working with a commercial partner we produced system 60 roofing in Fitzwaryn School, Wantage, Oxfordshire. The contract included supply a System 60 straight roof polycarbonate roofing including for all roofing bars and edge trims measuring 6m x 3.2m.
Barnado’s Summerfield Centre Add Wooden Planter Shade Sail
Working alongside a prestigious client A&S erected a planter sail structure for Barnado’s – Summerfield Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Maxima™ Planter Sail comprising of one 4000mm x 4000mm shade cloth fabric sail on 4 uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.
Straight Roof Shelter Installed at Chadlington CE Primary School
Our team made a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Chadlington CE Primary School, Chadlington, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 17000mm X 2050mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Colourful Yellow Shade Sail Designed for Sprouts Playbarn
In combination with a prestigious client our team constructed a shade sail structure at Sprouts Playbarn, Kingston Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The full contract involved one 12000mm x 6000mm Maxima™ tensile shade cloth fabric sail structure comprising of two sails on six uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings and three post pads.
St Edburg’s C Of E School Add Polycarbonate Canopy to Playground
Our engineers created a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in St Edburg’s Cofe School, Bicester, Oxfordshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch coloured polycarbonate straight roof canopy measuring 16000mm X 5000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School Add Canopy with Polycarbonate Roofing
In collaboration with our trade partner we erected system 60 roofing for Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Cowley, Oxfordshire. The full contract involved the supply and install two System 60 straight roof polycarbonate roofing including for all roofing bars and edge trims measuring 6000mm x 3000mm and 3000mm x 3000mm.