Frequently Asked Questions

Canopy Product Questions

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 How much does a Canopy Cost?

Canopy costs range depending on the product design, size and finish.

As a guide you can see below, you can also get an instant estimate for our Archway or GRP cantilever Canopies and price ranges for Door Canopies can be found on the respective product page.

Example price ranges for:

  • Archway Canopies can range between £1,500-10,000 and more depending on length.
  • Cantilever GRP Canopies can range from £1,000-10,000 and more depending on length.
  • Door Canopies can range from £150 supplied to £450-1,1200 installed with guarantee.

For GRP Cantilever Canopy we can do 1.0 meter - 3.6 meter in projection.

For Archway canopies we can do upto 7.5 meter projections.

We can supply Carports with any Length dependent on your requirements.

The projection's include the gutter in the total length.

When providing a Quote we will always consider the location and possibility of planning permission using the defined regulations and consideration of the canopies purpose/use. To learn more visit our dedicated page do I need planning permission for a carport or canopy?

GRP is reinforced plastic with weaved glass fibers creating exception strength to weight ratio. 

A2z Canopies are registered Construction Online members and take our responsibilities for health and safety seriously. Our Cantilever product has been independently tested for strength and conformity to British Building Regulations.

We supply our Carport Beams in different colours at no additional cost. These are:

  • White
  • Brown
  • Black
  • Anthracite Grey.

Contact us for additional coloured beams. We can colour them in any RAL number.

Yes. Dependent on the location on the property and property type.

If there is not requirement to Raise the height we can use Specialist Steel Brackets which provide additional structural support and prevent damage to the Bungalow wall.

We can confirm generally with an image. Onsite inspection will be carried out before any installation to confirm the integrity of the structure to ensure that the Canopy will maintain it's strength and integrity for both windload and snowload. 

Our standard Carports are designed to be installed with a 2M ground clearance and 1M clearance above. However, we can modify and adapt our design to accommodate other properties. Please contact us to find out more.

Canopy tolerances

We have had our Carports independently tested by structural engineer that included review of design specification and a Load test. 


We always quote you the price you pay including vat.

The price quoted by A2z Canopies includes both the delivery and installation of the canopy or carport. This ensures that there are no hidden costs, and what you are quoted is the final price you will pay. 

If it is a supply only it will be clearly labelled.

All our canopies have been tested up to 2 tonnes of wind and snow load. 

We have designed our products with durability in mind, ensuring they are robust enough to handle various weather conditions, including wind and snow. Our canopies and carports comply with the stringent UK Building Regulations for wind loadings (BS6399 Part 2 1997) and imposed loads (BS6399-3:1998), ensuring they meet high standards of resilience against such elements. 

These specifications have been verified by independent structural engineers to confirm their strength and reliability in adverse weather conditions.

Additionally, the materials used, particularly the GRP (glass-reinforced plastic) beams and profiled sheeting, provide an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio and durability. The design and materials used help in effectively managing environmental loads, including snow and wind, thus ensuring a long lifespan and sustained performance of the installations. We also offers a 10-year guarantee on on GRP Cantielver and Archway canopies, underscoring our commitment to quality and durability.


Each canopy has been completely tested in-house to ensure it can provide full protection when you need it most. That’s why we use Glass Reinforced Polyester to manufacture our canopies, because of its strength and reliability.

The canopies and carports are designed to withstand various weather conditions, including the cold and snow of winter months. They comply with UK Building Regulations for wind and snow loadings, ensuring they can handle significant environmental stresses.

The roofing sheets we use are fully compliant with the Building Regulations requirements for fire performance, tested SAB to BS 476 Part 3 and Class 3 Fire ratings. Moreover, because the sheeting is made from thermosetting GRP, it’s use is not constrained by the Building Regulations thermoplastic considerations. It also has a highly durable UV protective surface film.

Furthermore, the materials used, like the glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), are durable and have a high strength-to-weight ratio, which is crucial for enduring heavy snow and strong winds. A2z Canopies also provides a 10-year guarantee on their products, reflecting their confidence in the durability and functionality of their canopies even under harsh weather conditions. 

So, you should be able to utilise your canopy throughout the year without concern for the weather impacting its structural integrity or usability.

any weather

Yes, we typically recommend conducting a survey before installing a canopy. This helps ensure that the chosen canopy design fits your specific site requirements and complies with any relevant regulations.

Generally a photograph can act as a site survey as a picture tells a thousand words so should we need to complete a site survey we will always notify you.


Yes, . This is part of their commitment to ensuring safety and professionalism, especially since they frequently work in environments like schools and public spaces where such checks are essential.

We have site specific trained staff that accommodate specific requirements or training needs such as DBS Checks.
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You can view existing installations of A2z Canopies to help you decide on your purchase by checking out our online galleries. They offer a variety of galleries, including a video gallery, a picture gallery, and a before-and-after gallery that showcases different types of canopies in various settings and uses.

If you have specific questions or need more detailed examples, contact us directly se we can provide additional insights and examples tailored to your needs.

A2z Canopies does not have a showroom but we are located at Victoria House, Accrington Road, Burnley, BB11 5EF. This location offers potential customers the opportunity to view their various canopy designs and understand the quality and styles they offer before making a purchase by appointment only.

You are welcome to call in and we will happily show you materials and discuss your requirements further.

When considering the installation of a canopy or carport from A2z Canopies, it's important to be aware of building regulations and planning permissions. Generally, such structures are classified under 'Permitted Developments', which typically do not require planning permission if they meet certain criteria, such as not covering more than half the garden or not being installed forward of the principal elevation facing a highway.

However, specific building regulations could still apply, especially if the structure could affect the main building's drainage or if it's intended for commercial use. For detailed guidance on what regulations might affect your installation, it's recommended to consult the official UK government manual on building regulations, or even speak with a local planning authority​.

If you need more precise information or guidance tailored to your particular situation, visiting the A2z Canopies' website or contacting them directly could provide additional insights and help ensure compliance with all relevant regulations.

Our canopies are made from high-quality materials including aluminium, steel, and glass-reinforced polyester (GRP). Each material is selected for its durability, weather resistance, and aesthetic appeal.

Yes, we offer customisble options for our canopies. Customers can choose from a range of sizes, colors, and finishes to match their specific needs and preferences. We also provide options for integrated lighting and side panels.

Our canopies are designed and manufactured in the UK with both functionality and style in mind. They feature robust construction for longevity, efficient water drainage systems, and sleek finishes that enhance the overall appearance of any property. Additionally, our canopies come with a comprehensive warranty, ensuring peace of mind for our customers.

Our canopies are versatile and can be attached to a variety of building types, including residential homes, commercial buildings, and schools. We provide tailored fittings and adaptations to ensure a secure installation regardless of the building's exterior. We consider the property type when confirming any Estimate.

We offer a repair and replacement service for any issues that arise due to manufacturing defects or material failures under the terms of our warranty. For any damage outside of this scope, we provide paid repair services to ensure your canopy is returned to optimal condition.

To order a custom canopy, start by contacting us with your requirements. We will then schedule a consultation to discuss your needs in detail, provide a design proposal, and offer a quote. Once you approve the design and quote, we will manufacture your canopy and schedule an installation date.

Yes, we can provide a portfolio of our previous installations upon request. This includes various types and styles of canopies installed in different settings, which can give you a better idea of our capabilities and the quality of our work.

Feel Free to visit our case studies and view our photo gallery and facebook page for any installations we have done. we may also have installed a canopy at a commercial property in your area that you may be able to view.

Our canopies are engineered to meet safety standards such as using secure anchoring systems, and durable materials that withstand adverse weather conditions. Safety features include fire-resistant materials and integrated lighting for visibility.

Enhance Your Home

Why Choose A2Z Canopies?

  • Expert Guidance: Our team is here to assist you in selecting the perfect canopy, offering expert advice on design, functionality, and installation.
  • Quality Assurance: We pride ourselves on the quality of our products, with each canopy rigorously tested to ensure it meets our high standards of durability and aesthetics. Traditional Canopies we use Lead and seal with silicone to ensure long lasting water resistance. 
  • Customer Satisfaction: At A2Z Canopies, your satisfaction is our priority. We strive to exceed expectations with our products and services, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish.

Enhance Your Home

Why Choose A2Z Canopies?

  • Expert Guidance: Our team is here to assist you in selecting the perfect canopy, offering expert advice on design, functionality, and installation.
  • Quality Assurance: We pride ourselves on the quality of our products, with each canopy rigorously tested to ensure it meets our high standards of durability and aesthetics. Traditional Canopies we use Lead and seal with silicone to ensure long lasting water resistance. 
  • Customer Satisfaction: At A2Z Canopies, your satisfaction is our priority. We strive to exceed expectations with our products and services, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish.

Delivery & Installation

How do I Order a Carport?

If you have not already, please contact us by

calling us 01282 451051


No deposit is required on standard projections and standard colours.  We just ask that payment is made on completion.

On none standard projections and colours a small deposit may be requested.

A Typical Standard Projection Carport i.e. 6m x 2.5m should take between 4 – 6 hours depending on the type of property.  

We take pride in our installations and service. We will clear any wastage as a result of the installation. Our fitters all have a brush and a shovel and will always clean up after themselves ensuring you have a positive experience.

Yes. Please be aware we may charge for this service depending on size and location. As part of our service we can remove old Canopies. Please advise if you require this upon enquiry of a Carport so we can make preparations and arrangements to remove the old one before fitting a new one. 

We do not dispose asbestos or toxic materials, therefore these are not included.

We usually aim to install within 2 weeks of your order being placed but if you have a preferable date all effort will be made to accommodate it.  It may take us a little longer on none standard carports as the carport will be made especially for you.

In busy periods it may take longer than 2 weeks but you will be advised when you make your order.
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Maintenance 

How can we maintain the gutters, windows etc above the Carport?

The carport is strong enough to walk on but we recommend you use a crawler board to evenly spread out the load.  Please ensure your own safety when on top of the shelter or using ladders and if possible have another person with you.


How do I maintain my canopy to ensure it lasts long?

Maintaining your canopy involves regular cleaning to remove dirt and debris, checking for any signs of wear or damage, and ensuring that all fittings and fixtures are securely in place. It is recommended to clean the canopy with mild soap and water and to inspect it seasonally.

To keep the Carport in pristine condition we recommend from time to time the following cleaning tips

  • Keep Gutters free from debris, i.e. fallen leaves to ensure water flows directly into the outlet
  • Any dirt or marks on the supporting beams can be removed using warm water with washing up liquid and a soft cloth
  • Build up of bird droppings or dirt on the roofing sheets can also be removed using warm soapy water
  • You may find it easier to use a long handled brush and a step ladder.  The carport is strong enough to walk on but we recommend you use a crawler board to evenly spread out the load.  

Please ensure your own safety when on top of the shelter or using ladders and if possible have another person with you.

Payment 

How Do I Pay?

Payment is due on completion unless an alternative has been arranged.

You can pay by either

  • BANK TRANSFER
  • CASH
  • CHEQUE.