6 Historical Canopies

Since the beginning of recorded history canopies have been a crucial element of daily life and architectural design which is often over looked. From Ancient Egypt to China and the great Ming Dynasty, back to Berlin and everywhere in-between canopies have been used, in art, design, architecture and even religion and culture.

In Egypt Canopies where used on boats to protect the important and wealthy from the hash sun light as they travelled along the Nile. Canopies were also used in burial rituals, either a full sized or model boat with a canopy on it would be placed in the tomb of the bed so carry them to the heavens and protect them along their journey.

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Why Choose Clovis Canopies?

Our structures are used in a wide range of applications including entrance canopies, playground shelters, covered walkways, social and dining areas, hospital drop off shelters, railway platform passenger protection, loading bays and garden centre canopies.

25 year framework guarantee

All of our canopies come with a 25 year framework guarantee
25 Year


All structures designed in accordance with BS6399 to ensure they are strong & safe

All year round use in all weathers

Unlike some others, our canopies can be used all year round

Free drawings and 3D visualisations

We want to ensure you get the canopy you want, so the planning process is key
Free Drawings

Free visits, surveys and quotes

It's important we understand the job and get the quote right
Free Quotes

Nationwide service

We deliver and fit canopies nationally
National Service

After sales service

We pride ourselves on customer service, so after sales is key to our customers
After Sales

All staff CRB checked

It's important our customers feel comfortable with our staff, so all staff are CRB checked
DBS Staff

Made to measure

All structures are individually made to specific sizes to fit the site
Made To Measure

Established over 45 years

We have been in business over 45 years and have a proven track record
50 years

Our Accreditations

Clovis Canopies is a trading division
of Clovis Lande Associates Ltd