Fordingbridge installs new canopy at Almondsbury Garden Centre

by | Mar 7, 2017 | News | 0 comments

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Almondsbury Garden Centre recently improved their external sales space with the addition of a large walkway installed by specialist design and build contractors Fordingbridge.

The brief was to provide a structure, with wow factor that had to maximise the potential from the multi-level site. Covering 102 linear meters with a span of 3.7m, the barrel-vaulted walkway at Almondsbury, was covered using Opal 60 Fabric.? Exclusively developed for Fordingbridge in response to customer requests for a canopy fabric that is both UV stable and fire retardant whilst allowing 60% light transmission. The high performance cloth allows optimal flexibility and strength providing freedom of shape and size, with minimal maintenance due to a smooth finish and an innovative self-cleaning surface treatment.

Fordingbridge is presently working with Hillier on several of their sites. Hillier Eastbourne is currently undergoing a major extension with a Fordingbridge portal frame structure, creating an additional 20,000 square feet, due to be opening Easter 2017. The extra retail space will allow room for five additional concessions, as well as giving even more room to offer a great range of plants, garden accessories and home items.

The Sussex-based company has more than 50 years? experience in the design and build of canopies, walkways and inspiring building solutions to the Garden Centre sector, and have earned an excellent reputation for creating aesthetically pleasing, affordable solutions.

Other recent projects showcasing Fordingbridge?s innovative approach include the installation of a hybrid canopy at Longacre?s Bybrook Barn. Garden centres wishing to find out more can contact Fordingbridge via phone on 01243 554455 or email at: info@fordingbridge.co.uk to arrange a free site visit to discuss solutions.

www.fordingbridge.co.uk

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