Monthly Archives: November 2021

Twinfix achieve Constructionline Gold status

Twinfix are delighted to announce that have awarded Constructionline Gold Membership again following changes to the requirements of the award.

Constructionline has been working with construction buyers and suppliers for 20 years, working closely with a range of partners, and has a deep understanding of buyers’ needs.

The accreditation includes validation of PAS 91 and SSIP processes to achieve supply chain standards recognised by construction industry procurement.

This certification adds to an array of industry accreditations held by Twinfix as supplier to the industry.

When a customer undertakes a project with us, they can have confidence that they are buying high quality, safe and long-lasting products and our service from initial enquiry, through to installation and after sales service will be first class and highly professional.


Our core values underpin everything we do at Twinfix

At Twinfix we are continually looking to the future, working to improve our current products, and developing further offerings for the roofing and canopy arena.

As a family run business, we understand that staying true to our values is the thing that drives us forward. They’re the principles that guide how we operate across the business. These core values underpin our everyday behaviours and future strategy.

Through our focus on customer service and continuous improvements, we will be recognised for our performance as the UK’s leading manufacturer of canopies, shelters, roof glazing and walkways.

Twinfix Core Values

We are proud of what we do, where we’ve come from, and who we work with.

Twinfix Sustainability


To provide a long lasting, durable and environmentally friendly product. Virtually unbreakable polycarbonate is a great solution.

Twinfix Safety


Our products are always designed with safety as a key feature.

Twinfix Quality


We are proud to be a British manufacturer. We put our products through rigorous quality checks to ensure they meet the high standards that our customers expect.

Twinfix Innovation


We love to design products that meet a need. We have designed products specific for the roofing and canopy market and enjoy the challenges that this brings.

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Georgian Wired Polycarbonate - mimics Georgian wired glass


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Springwood Primary School, Manchester – Case Study

A special educational needs school in Salford welcomed an additional sixty pupils across its two sites in Swinton and Irlam this September.

Springwood Primary School, which is the only primary school of its kind in the city, increased its overall capacity to three hundred pupils from nursery to Year 6.

The expansion involved enlarging a second site at Craig Hall in Irlam which the school used as a ‘temporary annex’ for around three years.

Twinfix were approached by MTX Contracts the Principal Contractor on the project to design, manufacture and install a canopy at the site, between the building and existing canopy.

A major challenge that Twinfix’s design team needed to over-come was a Build-Over-Agreement issued to the school by the Water Board, which required 24/7 access to the drains beyond the proposed site for the canopy.

The team rose to the challenge and designed this mobile canopy, a first of its kind for Twinfix. This impressive free standing curved canopy, spanning a total of sixty square metres comprises of a sliding section with a run length of three metres and a static section with a run length of 17.5 metres.

The aluminium structure is powder-coated to RAL 5003, Sapphire Blue. The half barrel vault roof design was constructed using Twinfix’s bespoke roof glazing systems glazed with 10mm clear polycarbonate. The non-fragile system achieves a Class B designation in accordance with the HSE’s ACR[m]001:2019 drop test.

The main challenge was to create a frame that was strong enough to retain its shape when moved but light enough for a single person to open and close the retractable section. This was achieved through material choices, such as the polycarbonate vertical glazing instead of glass to keep the weight to a minimum. The expert team also designed a bespoke track and wheel system which allowed the whole frame to glide open and close very easily, once closed it was locked in position to the adjacent fixed frames which retain it in place during high winds.

Director at Twinfix, Dan Smith commented: ‘From initial concept we felt like this product would fit in well with our current product range, so had confidence it was something we could develop for the client. The finished design looks really well and is extremely easy to use, this is a credit to our internal design and fabrication teams that worked together to achieve our goal’

Matt Lawrenson, Deputy Head at Springwood commented on their new canopy: ‘Over the Summer of 2021, we had a Sheltered Walkway constructed and installed by Twinfix at our SEND provision, where we have children with a range of complex additional needs aged 2-7 years old. Our sheltered walkway allows us to move pupils between our existing school building and the new extension we have had built. As well as ensuring safe passage for children and staff, the quality and dimensions of the structure will provide an ideal additional learning space for our pupils, lending itself to a whole host of possibilities. It is light, spacious, and aesthetically pleasing. Furthermore, the walkway satisfies an extremely specific and demanding design brief, with a retractable section which will allow utilities services access to a rising main in the event that this should be needed, without compromising its appearance or necessary sturdiness. We could not be more pleased.’

You can see the canopy in use here.


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