About us

For over 25 years Twinfix has been providing canopies for the education sector throughout the UK. As a family owned and managed business we offer a high quality range of canopies, shelters and walkways.

When choosing a Twinfix structure you can rest assured that you are not only getting a superior product that has been manufactured in the UK, but also a level of customer service that we are extremely proud of. We are always on hand at every stage of the process to answer any questions that you may have.

The entire process from your initial quote, through to design and manufacture is undertaken by our own skilled teams. Working in schools is second nature to our highly trained installation teams. Every installer is DBS (previously CRB) checked and our site managers will ensure the installation runs smoothly and safely.

Canopies are a perfect addition to a school. Commonly used to provide addition play and learning space, they can be fitted almost anywhere and can help to extend classrooms, provide attractive entrance covers or weatherproof covered walkways.

So, why choose Twinfix?

  • Our canopies are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. We can design a structure to fit most spaces, so if your school has specific needs we will aim to offer you a bespoke solution.
  • The canopy framework is made from powder coated aluminium that will not rust. We offer a wide choice of colours to suit your environment or school colours.
  • The polycarbonate roof is available in various tints, providing shade and UV protection for children playing underneath.
  • We adhere to strict safety guidelines in relation to canopy structures. All of our canopies are CE marked and the canopy roof meets strict safety tests.

Use our installation map to find a Twinfix canopy near you. And, for additional peace of mind, take a look at testimonials received from other schools.

Finally, if you would like to take the first step towards obtaining a canopy for your premises, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Twinfix team are here and happy to help!


Used for a variety of purposes from work and play areas in the education sector to railway platform canopies, our structures enable outdoor spaces to be used whatever the weather.

The majority of our structures are manufactured with powder coated aluminium frames that have a long and trouble-free life. However, should you prefer, you can choose a steel or wooden frame.

Multiwall or solid polycarbonate are our glazing materials of choice, although a laminated glass option is available on pitched roof designs. Polycarbonate gives protection against UV to those using the canopy. It is also incredibly tough and will not crack or craze in use.

For all pitched roof canopies we use our Multi-Link-Panels NF for the roof glazing as these have been tested as non-fragile to the HSE's recommended drop test for roofing assemblies, ACR[M]001:2019.

You can choose from a range of different styles, depending upon your site conditions. However, should you want something a little out of the ordinary our design team will be pleased to work with you to create a bespoke cover for your area.

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Our canopies feature the following benefits:

Fast InstallationFast installation
Non-fragile roof glazingNon-fragile roof glazing
Long lasting and durableLong lasting and durable
Non-rusting aluminium frameNon-rusting aluminium frame
UKCA mark of safetyUKCA mark of safety
Vaiety of coloursVariety of colours
Choice of glazing materialChoice of glazing material
Optional extrasOptional extras

Mono-pitch Canopies

Duo-pitch Canopies

Curved Canopies

Bespoke Canopies

Walkway Canopies

Umbrella Canopies

Cycle Shelter Canopies

Cantilever Canopies

Optional Extras

Do I need Planning Permission?

The answer is "maybe". Firstly, you may not require planning consent if you are replacing "like for like" in terms of location, size, design and colour. If your school is a Listed Building, in a Conservation Area, National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or if any part of the proposed canopy or walkway is within 1m of a boundary, then planning consent will almost certainly be required.

In all cases we would always advise you to consult your local planning department to determine if planning consent is required. If your school is on County owned land, consult your local County Council contact first. Otherwise your local District or Borough Council, as this will be your local planning authority.

If you do require planning consent, Twinfix will be able to advise you on the procedure that you will need to undertake. We can also supply you with typical canopy or walkway drawings, which you may require as part of your application. We can offer you a visualisation of your canopy to assist with your application if required.

If your Twinfix canopy does require planning consent, this may take up to 12 weeks to complete. We can take an order whilst this planning consent is going through which will secure your installation slot and there will be no charge if the canopy plans are rejected.

Please note that any single canopy or walkway that has a ground area of 30m² or above, or is within 1m of a boundary, will still be subject to Building Control approval. You must advise your local District or Borough Building Control Department of the project details. You may, however, commence any works from 48 hours following your Building Control application.


Twinfix have partnered with a trusted funding provider in the UK who exclusively specialises in the education sector, to offer a new funding package to establishments across the UK.

Our new financing solution allows you to get the canopy, shelter or walkway your school needs while spreading the cost.

How can our funding option help your school?

Spreading the cost allows your school to get the canopy or shelter you need without tying up all your budget.

Your school can immediately benefit from having a new canopy and not start paying until the next budget year with the deferred payment option.

Once an agreement is made, you know exactly what to pay and when, making it easy to budget for the future by giving your school more financial certainty.


Our funding partner has made the process simple; their agreements are only a single sheet of A4!

As the payments are fixed for the duration of the agreement, there are no unexpected expenses or surprises. This provides financial certainty making forward planning and budgeting very straightforward.

Our funding option enables you to pay for your new canopy as you use it, allowing you to better manage your capital outlay.

Customer Feedback

Case Studies

The following case studies all feature a Twinfix covered solution at an educational premises. We hope that you find them beneficial and that they offer additional re-assurance when choosing one of our canopies for your premises.

Case Study - Unity Academy, KidderminsterCase Study - Unity Academy, Kidderminster

During the construction of Unity Academy, a state-of-the-art Alternative Provision (AP) primary school in Kidderminster, Portakabin approached Twinfix to design, manufacture, and i...  [read more]

23/05/2024 11:20:31
Cheswick Green Primary School - Case StudyCheswick Green Primary School - Case Study

In a recent project, Twinfix displayed their commitment to excellence through the installation of eight free-standing semi-curved canopies spanning 302 square meters at Cheswick Gr...  [read more]

18/01/2024 13:32:42
East Leake Primary School, Nottinghamshire - Case StudyEast Leake Primary School, Nottinghamshire - Case Study

At Twinfix, we take pride in transforming educational environments, and our recent project at East Leake Primary School in Nottinghamshire exemplifies our commitment to creating in...  [read more]

27/11/2023 22:23:42
Enhancing Learning Environments: Twinfix's Canopy Work in Welsh Schools Enhancing Learning Environments: Twinfix's Canopy Work in Welsh Schools 

As we strive to create optimal learning environments for students, innovative solutions that blend functionality with aesthetics are gaining popularity. Among the frontrunners in t...  [read more]

26/06/2023 09:52:10
Colne Primet Academy - Case StudyColne Primet Academy - Case Study

Twinfix recently installed a free-standing duo-pitch canopy at Colne Primet Academy in Colne, providing a new outdoor dining area for students and staff. The canopy, which spanned ...  [read more]

18/05/2023 10:17:05

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