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Curved beam canopy at Henry Allen Infants School!

Thursday, October 29th, 2015




Our designers at Setter Shelters love a challenge, and the curved walls of Henry Allen Infant Schools main building presented just that. Fortunately, as leading designers, manufacturers, and installers of wooden curved beam canopies, it was a challenge we were well equipped to surmount.


Henry Allen wanted a covered space for the parents to wait whilst they dropped off and collected their children. The proposed build site presented quite a challenge, due to the size of the space, the lack of potential areas for the feet to be installed, and as mentioned, the curved walls of the building.


We proposed a design that would surmount all of these challenges; by utilising the curved beams that are normally part of the roofing system, but as the uprights, we could mimic the curve in the wall. This intuitive and efficient design worked perfectly, thus ensuring the space was fully enclosed, as desired by the school.

A look at the curved uprights:

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An overview of the entire scheme. Note the neat and unobtrusive steel feet used in the design.






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A look at both the curved uprights, designed specifically to echo the curved wall, as well as to not interrupt the view from the window, nor the opening of the door.

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Another look at the finished canopy

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