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Helping you make the best possible use of your outdoor spaces

We have many years’ experience of working with Schools, Colleges and higher education institutions across the UK. Our projects enhance the use of outdoor spaces by providing cost effective weatherproof coverage all year round. We listen to your requirements and then source the best products to meet your needs, taking account of budget, purpose and location, we can accommodate challenging site constraints or specific design features with ease. All of our products are installed by our skilled teams in accordance with the latest regulations and accreditations.

Our range of shading options for your home include:

Some of the ways we help you optimise the use of your outdoor spaces

  • Outdoor dining areas – providing additional shelter and reducing classroom or corridor crowding, enabling social distancing through the use of retractable roofs, awnings or shade sails.
  • Breakout and circulation space – reducing reliance on designated learning areas indoors helping you utilise space all year round and come wind, rain or shine with our shading and cover solutions.
  • Awnings offering not only offer external shade but also help keep classrooms cool on hot summer days, reduce glare and offer protection from harmful UV rays.
  • Glazed dining hall extensions – optimising adjacent space outside without lengthy costly construction.
  • Providing shady areas on sports fields with shade sails or retractable roofs.

Government Guidance

The UK government is strongly advocating outdoor learning areas. As far back as 2005 the House of Commons Education and Skills Committee stated in their report, ‘Education Outside the Classroom’ that “school grounds are a vital resource for learning” and that “capital projects should devote as much attention to the ‘outdoor classroom’ as to the innovative design of buildings and indoor space”.

Many schools are responding by choosing to install creative outdoor spaces for pupils to enjoy both learning and recreational time.

Aftercare – key to prolonging the life and appearance of your products

Aftercare and maintenance is equally important to the success of your school project and we tailor our aftercare services to meet your budget and requirements.

Tailormade and bespoke

We can even create shading or cover solutions that incorporate your school or college’s colours, branding and logo with digital printing.

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What our customers say
Read about what some of our customers say about working with Shades of Comfort

We have been working together With Shades of Comfort for around 7rs now. I have always found Shades to be very helpfully with both enquiries, orders and any technical information I have needed. Delivery and repairs have always been carried out on time. All around a great company to use.

DK, Group Property Development Director, Scoffs Group

Needed an urgent order with a quick turnaround and once again Shades of Comfort met the brief. Customer Service is always very efficient and friendly and Andrew Powell always goes the extra mile to meet the customer's expectations. Quality of all the products has always been good and delivery happens on time and as promised

EM, Costa Franchisee

We have now been in partnership with shades of comfort for around 4 years on all sorts of installations hereon resort. I must say that from conception of an idea through to actual installation have found their service top class. Nothing is ever too much trouble and the after sales service is also the best. As we head into 2021 we have already placed further orders for their products that help us enhance our dwell areas outside our catering and bar outlets as well as sun shades over our ice cream parlours.

TD, Bourne Leisure

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