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.
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]001:2014.
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.
|Non-fragile roof glazing|
|Long lasting and durable|
|Non-rusting aluminium frame|
|Variety of colours|
|Choice of glazing material|
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.
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 is extremely important to us as it allows us to see what we did well, and where we could use a little improvement. Our team review all feedback and action it appropriately, continuously improving our processes to help ensure that our customers are 100% happy with their purchase and the service they receive throughout the entire process.
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 - St Annes Primary School, Liverpool|
Canopies are often popular in primary schools because there is an expectation by Ofsted that children, especially in the Early Years Foundation Stage, should have access to the out... [read more]
|Case Study - Manchester Schools|
We are delighted to have been involved in a recent project that saw ISG deliver a phased programme of new and refurbished primary school facilities across Greater Manchester. The a... [read more]
|Twinfix canopy plays its part in an academy’s expansion programme|
The partly freestanding canopy helps with hunger pains. Twinfix has completed one of its largest and most unusual canopy installations to help protect a multitude of hungry scho... [read more]
|Twinfix marks first use of its bolted glass canopies|
Two of them have been used on a building that raises the bar for primary school design. Pioneering polycarbonate roofing supplier Twinfix has marked the first use in the UK of i... [read more]
|Case Study - Mulberry Bear Day Nursery, Milton Keynes|
Mulberry Bear Day Nursery Mulberry Bear Nursery is situated on the Open University campus in Milton Keynes and provides care for babies and children of staff and students at the... [read more]
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