Industrial Canopies: How to Prevent Damaged Stock This Winter

A large industrial canopy shelter used for unloading goods

Improve your loading and unloading operations with a high performing, weatherproof canopy.

Every year, damaged stock costs UK businesses millions. Be that through breakages in transit or damage during the unloading process. Water ingress and moisture damage to stock is one of the leading types of damage.  It can be easily prevented by investing in the right shelter or industrial canopy to cover loading bays and dispatch areas.

 Features and benefits

  • Integrate into existing buildings
  • Customise to your site
  • Protection from all weathers
  • Durable and high quality
  • Minimal disruption
Industrial steel sided canopy structure

We specialise in temporary building solutions,  industrial canopies, and shelters.  We have seen first hand how they can completely protect your stock from damage all year, no matter the weather. When winter is around the corner, there is no better time to get the protection and shelter ahead of the winter months.

Types of canopies and shelters

Our most popular solution is a steel sided, open-ended canopy with a robust PVC roof.  These canopies are made to measure to cover one, or several loading docks.  The size can be completely bespoke to accommodate most vehicle sizes and heights.  These canopies integrate into existing buildings and include guttering systems for enhanced weather performance.

Covered storage solutions and Commercial canopies

Our industrial canopy shelters deliver a seamless loading bay area outside your warehouse or distribution centre.  They can be specified to create a complete, enclosed, weatherproof solution with roller shutter doors or electrically operated doors. 

Alternatively, we can provide a standalone, open sided canopy, giving high levels of access from either side, capable of accommodating multiple vehicles at various stages of loading and unloading.

Our canopies can provide solutions beyond loading and unloading.  We can create covered lay down areas for palletised goods. When warehouse space is close to capacity, they can provide additional on-site, secure storage, weather protection and shelter. 

Loading bay canopies and bespoke lighting options

All round weather protection and increased performance are why businesses invest in industrial canopies. As the evenings draw darker, lighting can play a vital role in securing the safety of the workforce while handling goods materials.  Rushing in the rain, around poorly lit vehicles can also lead to an increase in mishandling, in turn risking more damage to your stock. 

Notably, during the hot summer months, a canopy will also provide shade and sun protection.  This will provide a safer and more comfortable working environment. 

If you have uncovered, outdoor space, get it protected with our robust and durable canopy structures and create the ideal covered area for unloading vehicles, laying down stock and pallets or any other storage requirement. 

Talk to the temporary building experts today

We have a track record in providing a full turnkey solution to businesses nationwide.  Our expertise lies in delivering, optimum, well-engineered shelters, industrial building solutions and insulated buildings.  Our team are here to help and it all starts with a free, no obligation quote.  Tell us what you need and we will get you covered.

Loading bay canopy case study

We recently delivered three industrial canopies for Oak Furnitureland, providing a combined covered space of over 1,300m2.  Find out more about the project and read the case study here.