Birley Canopy
Birley Canopy


Birley Canopy



Birley Canopy

The Birley Canopy seamlessly blends functionality, durability, and aesthetic appeal for any outside space looking for canopy protection.

As an architect or contractor, understanding the features and benefits of this versatile canopy can help you make informed decisions when designing outdoor spaces.

The Birley Canopy is a versatile freestanding monopitch canopy with steel beams that are partially clad with a choice of hardwood or softwood timber, supporting a timber roof frame that is clad as standard with multiwall polycarbonate.

A low-maintenance option for protecting customers, employees, or pupils from the weather.

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Benefits of the Birley Canopy

By specifying and installing the Birley Canopy into your project, you can be assured of the following benefits:

Unmatched functionality: The Birley Canopy is designed with functionality at its core. Its robust construction provides effective shelter from various weather elements, making it an excellent choice for outdoor spaces. Whether it's shielding from sun, rain, or snow, this canopy is built to deliver.

Moreover, you can specify the Birley Canopy to your exact project requirements as we offer it in bespoke sizes.

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Another benefit is it does not require fixing to a nearby building, ensuring the integrity of the building stays intact. It also highlights the structure integrity of the Birley Canopy, as it demonstrates incredible strength as a freestanding canopy.

From school playgrounds and outdoor dining areas to public transport stations and retail spaces, the Birley Canopy lends itself to various applications, ensuring users can enjoy outdoor spaces comfortably, regardless of the weather.

Superior durability: A crucial aspect of the Birley Canopy's appeal lies in its durability. Constructed from high-quality materials, it is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and high-traffic environments.

The canopy's steel framework offers excellent structural stability, ensuring a long lifespan and minimal maintenance requirements. You can specify the canopy in a galvanised finish (as standard) or a powder coated finish to any RAL colour, to ensure a seamless integration into your client’s project environment.

Moreover, the polycarbonate roofing is UV resistant, which not only extends the canopy's life but also provides a safer environment for users by filtering harmful UV rays. The combination of these high-quality, durable materials ensures that the Birley Canopy is a long-lasting investment for any outdoor space, and a high performing specification product.

Aesthetic appeal: While the Birley Canopy scores high on functionality and durability, it doesn't compromise on aesthetics. Its sleek design and modern lines make it a visually appealing addition to any setting. The canopy can be powder coated in a range of colours, allowing it to blend seamlessly with its surroundings or stand out as a focal point, depending on your client’s design requirements.

The clear polycarbonate roofing allows for natural light penetration, creating a bright, inviting space underneath. The overall visual appeal of the Birley Canopy enhances the aesthetic value of outdoor spaces, contributing to an enjoyable user experience.

Installation and maintenance: The Birley Canopy is designed with ease of installation and maintenance in mind. Its modular and bespoke design allows for quick assembly and installation, reducing the time and resources required for setup. This feature is particularly beneficial for projects with tight timescales.

When it comes to maintenance, the Birley Canopy is a firm favourite among contractors. Its robust construction and high-quality materials resist wear and tear, reducing the need for frequent maintenance.

Cleaning is also straightforward, as the canopy's surfaces can be easily wiped down to keep them looking their best.

Durable materials for long-lasting performance

The Birley Canopy is constructed from a variety of durable and robust materials to ensure longevity and minimal maintenance. Some of the materials include:

Steel (frame structure): Robust and versatile, steel is used in the integral structure of the Birley Canopy, and you can specify in both galvanised and powder coated finishes.

Galvanised steel provides enhanced corrosion resistance, while powder coated steel offers an additional protective, coloured coating that is resistant to chipping, scratching, and fading.

Hardwood timber (frame cladding): Known for its natural beauty, strength, and resistance to decay, hardwood is an excellent choice for the Birley Canopy. It can withstand harsh weather conditions and requires periodic maintenance to maintain its appearance.

Contractors and architects who specify the Birley Canopy with hardwood can be assured that their clients will have a trouble-free experience. If the posts do get scratched or dented, these can be fixed easily and won’t affect the structural integrity of the canopy.

Softwood timber (frame cladding): Specifying your Birley Canopy in softwood timber still ensures you get a versatile and strong material, however is a more cost-effective option compared with hardwood timber.

Birley Canopy project focus - Westminster House

Westminster House is a large commercial development in city centre Manchester. As part of a £17.7m refurbishment, scheme works involved the improvement of external elements of the building.

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This involved re-designing the rear courtyard, where the Bailey Streetscene team collaborated with the project landscape architect. As part of the designs, the Birley Canopy was integrated into the plans along with a range of our other street furniture products, including the Versio Corpus 50 Bench, Harbour Raised Cube, Greengate Litter Bin and Sheffield Toastrack.

Read the full case study here

Expert advice and specification support

Whether you are looking to upgrade an outdoor area with canopy solutions, the Birley Canopy is an excellent choice and is backed by our technical know-how and passion to help you get the job done quickly.

Here at Bailey Streetscene we understand the challenges you face when creating unique outdoor spaces.

Why buy the Birley Canopy from Bailey Streetscene?

Bailey Streetscene isn’t just a traditional supplier where you simply order from us, and we ship the product to site.

We are here to make sure you get exactly the right product for your project requirements. So this means you can order the Birley Canopy in confidence, knowing you are getting exactly the right size, material selection, and fixing options to meet your client’s brief.

Our team at Bailey Streetscene are problem solvers and passionate in making sure you get an exceptional service. As well as the Birley Canopy, we have a large range of canopies to choose from, and can help you with your product selection to save you time meaning you can move your attention to other aspects of a project or even another project altogether.

If you are working on a project with a picnic table requirement, feel free to contact our team on telephone 01625 855900, email at, or feel free to browse our product categories above or use the contact form below.

Our steel structures are manufactured to BS EN 1090 standards.