We build our canopy frames with green oak, curved braces and traditional oak frame joinery for a chunky, rustic appearance, or with planed-all-round, exterior treated wood and straight braces for a smoother, contemporary finish.
For the glazing support bars, we use either planed-all-round, exterior treated wood, or aluminium, self-supporting glazing bars, which can be powder coated to our customers' colour of choice.
There are options of clear or multi-walled polycarbonate or toughened glass for our roof systems.
All canopy legs are seated in such a way as to maximise the strength and longevity of the canopy. For standard fittings, legs are mounted onto new or existing footings using post feet, which preserve the legs by keeping the timber out of direct contact with any floor level water. We can work with and around existing patios or decking to achieve a professional finish.
Flashing is used to create a watertight attachment between the wall plate and the supporting wall.
Our minimum sized canopy is 1.8 metres wide with a 1.6 metre projection, though we can build a canopy to any specified width and depth, providing there is a viable surface to build onto. Our maximum standard canopy projection is 3 metres in depth, though deeper projections are possible with the use of polycarbonate roof panels (which are fabricated in longer lengths than toughened glass) or by joining/overlapping glass panels.
There must be adequate height on the building surface we attach the canopy to in order to allow a forward pitch for roof surface drainage. A gutter system is also supplied and fitted to the front of the canopy as standard.
Where the above criteria is not met for a build, we pride ourselves on being able to surmount problems created by awkward spaces. This might include fabricating bespoke brackets to lift the canopy above the current roof line, or fitting a canopy to a bespoke space which is not square. We can also extend or elevate existing canopies. We do not come with a predetermined package but aim to meet our customers' needs and requirements by adapting our canopies to their individual requirements and spaces.
Once you book a survey with us, we will visit the proposed canopy site to assess its viability, discuss building materials and supply a delivery and installation cost. If you are happy with our proposal, our standard procedure is to take a 50% deposit of the total cost for the order and installation before proceeding with arrangements for the fitting. We will fill out a contract with you to cement the agreement and issue confirmation of receipt for any monies paid. We aim to supply and install the canopy within 6 weeks of the deposit being paid.
We hope you like the photos of our previous canopy installations and we look forward to meeting you and assisting you with your personal canopy project.