Summer sun equals dining al-fresco

School canopy by Fordingbridge

Make sure your pupils and staff can enjoy the outdoors whilst being protected from the harmful rays of the sun by specifying proven shelter solutions.

The arrival of Summer brings the opportunity of enjoying the outdoors. Al-fresco dining is a particularly great way to enjoy the season. For schools, the ability for pupils to dine outside is a great relief, or alternative, on often over crowded dining hall facilities.

As important as enjoying what the outdoors has to offer, it is equally vital to keep safe in the sun. In this respect, external shade and weather protection is one way of ensuring happy and healthy pupils.

At Fordingbridge, our canopies are designed to fit the specific requirements of these and many other settings. Our Opal 60 fabric and polycarbonate roofing options unite great aesthetics, durability and these essential safety features.

Both products also provide protection from rain, thanks to being 100% waterproof and marry optimal flexibility and strength to achieve our unique designs. So you can still dine al-fresco when the sun turns to rain.

About the materials used

Opal 60 fabric has been developed exclusively for Fordingbridge to provide customers with a UV stable and UV resistant roof covering. The specialist fabric allows 60% light transmission, perfect for creating bright but heat and weather protected environments.

With a 10 year guarantee, you can be assured of continual high performance. The product also requires minimal maintenance due to a smooth finish and an innovative self-cleaning top surface.

Triple wall polycarbonate is often specified to create a hard-wearing roof covering. The polycarbonate blocks 99.9% of UVA & B rays and has a 15 year guarantee.

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