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Canopy Uses

Social & Dining Area Canopies

Our range of outdoor dining canopies are perfect for creating schools and college shelters, outdoor office areashospitals and care home coveringstunnel canopies for garden centres and just about any other type of premises that would benefit from having an outside area that’s protected from the elements.

Our larger-span canopy designs, such as the Oxford Barrel Vault, Ascot Barrel Vault, Oxford Lean-to and Ascot Lean-to models, are capable of creating sheltered areas big enough to accommodate numerous dining tables for pupils and customers to eat and socialise. Made from a metal framed canopy, schools and businesses can select their cladding type based on their personal preferences.

If you feel your location is in need of an outdoor dining canopy, get a competitive quote from us today.

Benefits of Dining Area Canopies

Installing an outdoor dining area canopy can have significant commercial and logistical advantages; it can be used to free-up internal space, increase the seating capacity and enable pupils and customers to eat and socialise outside in a comfortable and sheltered environment. Dining area canopies can also be used for aesthetic purposes to improve the appearance of an outside space, and they can also serve to reinforce business branding.

Outdoor Dining Canopy Installations

An example of what can be achieved by installing a Clovis outdoor dining canopy can be seen at Comberton Village College. The two large barrel vault canopies measure 10m x 10m and provide excellent protection from the elements for students while they eat their lunch. A lighting system has also been added to both canopies in order to make them usable for after-school and evening activities.

Another example of the versatility of a covered seating area can be found at BAA Glasgow Airport. The initial requirement was for a smoking shelter, but the stylish free-standing cover now serves as an outdoor dining canopy for a franchise restaurant. This has enabled the restaurant to increase capacity and provide diners with a comfortable outdoor dining environment.

Request a Quote

If your school, restaurant or garden centre is in need of an external covered seating area in which your students and customers can dine and socialise, a Clovis outdoor dining canopy could be right for you. To talk to us about your requirements, please call us.

In addition to this, we also offer entrance canopies, covered walkways, garden centre canopies, loading bay canopies and spectator stands to name a few. To read our full list of canopies, please visit our canopies uses page or view our canopy designs page if you already have a vision in mind.

Why Clovis Canopies?
British made
Made to measure
Up to 25 year framework guarantee & 50 year structural design life
All year round use
After sales service

Applicable Designs

Oxford Lean-to Canopy

The Oxford twin hoop, trellis arch design is one of the most popular in our range of canopies. The lean-to format can be used to butt up to existing walls…

Ascot Lean-to Canopy

The Ascot lean-to design uses a single rolled box section for the roof arches giving a clean line to the roof. The lean-to format can be used to butt up…

Kent Umbrella Canopy

A fresh addition to our large range of canopies and shelters, we are pleased to introduce the Kent Umbrella. Contemporary and stylish the Kent Umbrella can be used to further…


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