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!

Canopies

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.

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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
RecyclableRecyclable
Non-rusting aluminium frameNon-rusting aluminium frame
CE markedCE marked
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.

Funding

Applying for funding can be a long process, often taking several months. Planning as far ahead as possible is often beneficial to getting your project off the ground. It is also well worth researching the funding organisation to which you are applying in order to find out what grants are available, what projects they have previously funded and any policies they may have.

When composing your application, describe your school and the benefits of the project in as much detail as possible. To benefit your funding application, include plans, photographs, timescales and letters of support. Also include any additional supporting material you may have. These might include your budget and details of any additional fundraising you are planning to undertake.

Identify the issue that you are trying to solve with your canopy installation. Perhaps a playground cover is required to provide shelter from the elements or a covered space is needed for outdoor lessons or extra storage space? Provide details of any additional products you may need to purchase. Give examples of community support and focus on the benefits your project would bring to the wider community.

While Twinfix can offer advice on making funding applications, we cannot get involved in the process. However, your local council may be able to assist you. Applications should be sent to your chosen organisation directly.

We have provided this information for guidance only and it is not guarantee that your application will be successful. We wish you the best of luck!


Grants 4 Schools

How much is available?

The scheme offers grants between £1000 to £100,000.

Who can apply?

Primary schools, Secondary schools, Academies, Colleges, Independent and Free schools

Where can I get more info?

Information is available on the website.

Big Lottery Fund

How much is available?

The scheme offers grants between £300 to £10,000.

Who can apply?

The scheme funds projects providing positive outcomes for non-profit groups including schools.

Where can I get more info?

More information is available on their website.

The Foyle Foundation

How much is available?

The scheme offers grants between £1000 to £50,000.

Who can apply?

Projects which facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and which have a long-term strategic impact. Key areas for support are:

  • libraries, museums and archives
  • special educational needs;
  • projects that encourage sustainability by reducing overheads or which help generate additional revenue.

Where can I get more info?

More information is available on their website.

Sport England

How much is available?

The scheme offers grants between £300 to £10,000.

Who can apply?

The scheme funds the majority of community sports projects that aim to increase participation in sport.

Where can I get more info?

More information is available on their website.

Sustrans

How much is available?

The scheme offers up to 50% match funding for cycle and scooter parking.

Who can apply?

The scheme funds projects providing cycle and scooter parking in schools throughout Scotland.

Where can I get more info?

More information is available on their website.

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Installations

Our canopies are installed all over the country. Use the map below to see if there is one near you. Click the Expand Markers icon below to expand the postcode areas and installations markers.


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