Door canopies

Door canopies

A door canopy can add important aesthetic appeal to the exterior of a new home. PHPD visited Canopies UK in Darwen to discover the options available to housebuilders.

Door canopies are a popular feature of many homes. Many homeowners add them to existing properties to enhance the look of their home – as well as to provide shelter for themselves or guests in the all-too-often wet British weather. For similar reasons, during the construction phase of new homes, many housebuilders also opt to include a door canopy. Often for a relatively modest outlay (especially in comparison with the full build cost) a new home can be made to look and feel far more inviting with the addition of a door canopy.

Large range
Canopies UK has been supplying GRP door canopies to housebuilders and developers for over 25 years. The Lancashire-based company has supplied more than 30,000 door and window canopies to the UK’s housebuilding sector. With significant experience in this market over the years, it has honed its product designs to meet the changing needs of the housing market, with more than 15 stylish and durable paint and maintenance-free door canopies in its range.

Jason Eastwood, Managing Director of Canopies UK, explained the company’s approach to the housebuilding market: “We work alongside contractors and decision-makers to deliver door and window canopies that are perfectly suited to each project on a site-by-site basis, whether that’s an off-the-shelf product from our range or a completely bespoke design. That’s why we’re the canopy manufacturing partner of choice for many large professional housebuilders and developers.” 

The Princess door canopy

Installation options
The company designs and manufactures its door canopies in a purpose-built facility in Darwen, Lancashire. Conforming to all relevant British and European standards, the GRP door canopies are maintenance- and paint-free and delivered fully assembled and complete with full fixing kits to make installation quick and simple. The company also offers an installation service – good news for any housebuilders struggling to find skilled site workers.

Although a large range of styles is available, the company has developed a core range to cover the majority of house styles. The Princess caters for all types of design preferences – featuring an apex and available with or without the curved, internal legs. The Royale canopy features a flat roof, integral moulded legs and straight edge. It creates a bold statement of style complementing period or less contemporary homes. The Clarendon is a hipped, tiled effect canopy design to complement the hipped roofs of new-build projects and is available in a slate finish. Further design ranges are also available and the company has a fully bespoke offering for housebuilders seeking to further differentiate their new homes from the competition.

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