Yearly Archives: 2023

Highlights for 2023

School canopy

As we approach the close of 2023, we wanted to reflect on the remarkable journey we’ve had over the past 12 months. This year has been defined by innovation, collaboration, and an unwavering commitment to delivering excellence in every project we’ve undertaken.

At Twinfix, our dedication to crafting exceptional canopies and roof glazing solutions has been the cornerstone of our achievements across various industries. Here are some of the key highlights that have defined our year:

1. Elevating Educational Spaces: We’ve continued to transform school environments, creating vibrant and functional spaces with our bespoke school canopies. From enhancing outdoor learning areas to providing sheltered walkways, our installations have positively impacted educational settings across the UK.

2. Commercial Canopies: Our dedication to crafting exceptional commercial canopies and roof glazing solutions has been the cornerstone of our achievements across various industries. These installations have not only provided protection but have also elevated the customer experience, offering inviting and weather-proofed environments.

3. Enriching Retail Experiences: In the realm of retail, our canopies have not just provided protection from the elements but have also elevated the customer experience. Our installations have seamlessly integrated with retail spaces, offering inviting and weather-proofed environments for shoppers.

4. Revitalising Outdoor Dining: In response to the evolving dining landscape, our outdoor dining canopies have been a game-changer for various industries. These spaces have not only expanded seating capacity but also provided a welcoming atmosphere for outdoor eating throughout the year.

5. Enhancing Travel Spaces: Our work at railway stations throughout the UK has redefined travel experiences, ensuring commuters have shelter and comfort while waiting for transportation. Our installations have not just been functional but have also contributed to the aesthetic appeal of these spaces.

These achievements wouldn’t have been possible without the collective efforts of our dedicated team, the trust of our clients, and the collaborative spirit that defines Twinfix. As we look ahead to the new year, we are excited about the opportunities to continue innovating and delivering excellence in our industry.

Thank you for being a part of our journey and for your ongoing support. We look forward to further collaborations and successes in the coming year.

Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year ahead!

East Leake Primary School, Nottinghamshire – Case Study

At Twinfix, we take pride in transforming educational environments, and our recent project at East Leake Primary School in Nottinghamshire exemplifies our commitment to creating inspiring spaces for learning and play.

The challenge was to provide a solution that offered both functionality and safety. Twinfix designed, manufactured, and expertly installed a free-standing mono-pitch canopy spanning an impressive 4.7 meters by 18 meters run. This bespoke canopy featured our innovative Multi-Link-Panel NF (non-fragile) roof glazing system, ensuring durability and safety while maximising natural light.

Our school canopies offer numerous benefits to any education setting beyond just aesthetic enhancements:

  • Durability: Engineered to withstand harsh weather conditions, ensuring longevity and minimal maintenance.
  • Natural Light: Amplifies natural light, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere that enhances the learning environment.
  • Safety: Compliant with safety standards, the non-fragile panels prioritise the well-being of students and staff, reducing potential risks associated with breakage.

To further augment safety measures, post protectors were integrated into the canopy design. These additions provide an extra layer of protection, safeguarding students against accidental collisions or bumps, ensuring a secure and worry-free environment for playful interactions and educational activities.

The installation of the free-standing canopy has revolutionised the outdoor space at East Leake Primary School. It has become a versatile area for various activities, from outdoor lessons to playtime, fostering creativity, and encouraging outdoor engagement regardless of weather conditions.

Twinfix’s commitment to quality, safety, and innovative design shines through the project at East Leake Primary School. The integration of our Multi-Link-Panel NF roof glazing system and post protectors not only enhances safety but also creates an inviting, well-lit, and adaptable space that supports the holistic development of students.

At Twinfix, we continue to pioneer solutions that redefine educational spaces, prioritizing safety, functionality, and aesthetics.

Creating Safer, Brighter, and Inspiring Spaces for Learning – That’s the Twinfix Way.

Enhancing Scotland’s Spaces: Twinfix’s Canopy Transformations

In the picturesque landscapes of Scotland, where the natural beauty and historic architecture intertwine, Twinfix has been at the forefront of designing, manufacturing, and installing canopies and roof glazing to elevate spaces and offer shelter from the elements. Here, we delve into four remarkable projects that showcase our expertise and commitment to enhancing the Scottish landscape.

1. Darvel’s The Corner: A Community Gathering Spot

 Location: Darvel, Ayrshire

In the charming town of Darvel, Twinfix had the privilege of working on a project that truly exemplifies our mission to create inviting spaces for communities to thrive. “The Corner,” as it’s lovingly known, is a community hub that hosts various events, markets, and gatherings throughout the year.

Twinfix was entrusted to provide a bespoke canopy solution that not only protected visitors from Scotland‘s unpredictable weather but also seamlessly integrated with the existing architecture. Our team worked closely with local authorities, designers, and stakeholders to ensure that the canopy not only met functional requirements but also added an aesthetic appeal to the space.

The result? A stunning, Twinfix canopy that enhances Darvel’s community spirit and offers shelter for the vibrant events that bring the town together.

2. Glenmorangie House: A Canopy of Elegance

Location: Tain, Ross-shire

In the heart of the Scottish Highlands, where centuries-old tradition meets contemporary luxury, Twinfix was approached to assist with a project that called for a unique blend of functionality and aesthetics. The iconic Glenmorangie House, nestled amid the rolling hills of Tain, sought to extend its outdoor dining area with a canopy that would complement its timeless charm.

Twinfix’s expert team rose to the occasion, meticulously crafting a vinyl-coated polycarbonate roof for the existing pergola that seamlessly integrated with the house’s architecture. The result was a harmonious union of modern design and historic elegance. This bespoke canopy  adds to the property’s overall allure.

3. Kilmartin Primary School: A Shelter for Young Minds

Location: Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute

At Kilmartin Primary School, where young minds embark on their educational journey, Twinfix was given the opportunity to create a safe and welcoming environment for students. The school needed a durable and attractive canopy to provide shelter to children during outdoor play and learning activities.

Twinfix’s canopies for educational institutions are designed with both safety and aesthetics in mind. Our team worked closely with Portakabin to ensure that the canopy provided an optimal outdoor learning space while also adhering to stringent safety standards.

The end result is a canopy at Kilmartin Primary School that not only protects students from the elements but also enhances the overall learning experience.

4. Kilmarnock Station: A Restoration of History

Location: Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

The Kilmarnock Station canopy restoration project stands as a testament to Twinfix’s dedication to preserving Scotland‘s architectural heritage. When historic structures need a facelift, we’re there to breathe new life into them.

Our restoration work at Kilmarnock Station involved bringing back the grandeur of a bygone era. By carefully refurbishing and replacing the glazing with Twinfix’s expertise, the station’s canopy was not only restored but also made more resilient for the future.

In each of these projects, Twinfix’s commitment to excellence, craftsmanship, and design innovation shines through. We take pride in contributing to the enhancement of Scotland‘s landscapes, whether it’s creating inviting community spaces, blending seamlessly with historic architecture, or enriching educational environments.

At Twinfix, we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible with canopies and roof glazing, and we look forward to bringing our expertise to future projects in Scotland and beyond. If you have a project in mind or would like to learn more about how Twinfix can transform your space, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Together, let’s utilise Scotland’s outdoor spaces and create lasting impressions.

Case Study, Newmarket Hospital

Newmarket Hospital, a cornerstone of healthcare in the United Kingdom, has revealed a remarkable transformation with the addition of a new walkway spanning a total of 99 square meters.

One of the standout features of this canopy is its structure, meticulously crafted from powder-coated aluminium. This choice not only guarantees durability but also reduces the maintenance demands on Newmarket Hospital. In a healthcare setting, where patient care is paramount, this ensures that staff can concentrate on their core responsibilities without the constant worry of upkeep.

The new walkway showcases the innovative Twinfix Multi-Link-Panel Non-Fragile (NF) roofing system, which incorporates polycarbonate glazing. This roofing system is not just about allowing natural light to permeate the space; it’s also about doing so while ensuring adequate weather protection.

This unique roofing system utilises polycarbonate glazing, effectively diffusing sunlight, creating a well-lit and evenly illuminated space beneath the canopy. Patients, visitors, and staff can move comfortably without the discomfort of harsh sunlight or the risk of glare. The canopy also provides effective weather protection, shielding individuals from rain and creating a dry and secure passage, regardless of the weather outside.

The design of this roofing system aligns perfectly with safety standards, particularly in healthcare settings, as it complies with HSE’s drop test ACR[M]001:2019, ensuring it is non-fragile and capable of withstanding potential impacts without shattering.

In a healthcare environment, safety is non-negotiable. The Twinfix Multi-Link-Panel NF glazing meets rigorous safety standards, providing protection against potential breakage. This means that even in the rare event of an accidental impact, the glazing won’t shatter, minimising the risk of injury to those underneath. It’s an assurance of patient well-being, and it’s something Newmarket Hospital takes seriously.

Vicky Evans, Director at Twinfix, commented on the project: “The new walkway at Newmarket Hospital is a testament to the superior quality and design expertise offered by Twinfix. This installation marries durability, aesthetics, and safety, ultimately enhancing the healthcare experience for all stakeholders. We take pride in having delivered a solution that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of Newmarket Hospital.”

This project is more than just a canopy; it’s a symbol of progress and excellence, and it’s a part of the journey toward a better healthcare experience for all.”

A certain kind of light

When we think about hospitals, most of us think about a functional place, full of busy people. We think about the movement of beds and carts and trolleys around wide halls and double doors. Signs attempting to direct us and help navigate a maze of corridors and wards. We also think of physical health in relation to hospitals and don’t necessarily make the connection to mental health.

Traditionally, hospitals were large, imposing structures with their design focused on functionality. Hospital architecture has evolved as we have come to realise the vital role that the environment plays in the recovery and well-being of patients. In recent times, the design of hospital environments has sought to eliminate the coldness and impersonal feelings associated with these places. Today, priority is also given to generating well-being for users, with a focus on generating welcoming and friendly spaces that are safe and secure.

Hospital design innovations reflect the evolution of medicine and healthcare. Hospital architecture is constantly evolving, incorporating cutting-edge technology, and taking into account the psychological and emotional considerations of patients. The use of natural light is a key trend in modern hospital designs. Bright and well-ventilated spaces help create wellness and peace of mind.

Vicky Evans, Director at Twinfix said; “We have been playing our part in this story for over the last 30 years. We understand that light is essential to our wellbeing and health. It regulates our sleep-wake cycle, and it can also help with our daily routines. Light helps to keep us energised and increases our concentration levels. A bright well-lit environment makes us feel safer and aids in geographic orientation.”

At hospitals throughout the country, Twinfix have been helping provide natural light inside the hospitals and care homes, making the outside spaces more accessible. With its team of experts in the polycarbonate and roof glazing fields, Twinfix works on developing the best, newest and most cost-effective roof glazing products. These are specialist products can be used to rejuvenate hospital corridors and wards or to add protection from the elements to outside spaces.

By providing cutting edge products with the look and feel of more historic glass yet delivering all the benefits of the latest in material technology, Twinfix have been able to help let the light in and open up these cathedrals of medicine.

Twinfix, the pioneers of polycarbonate can replicate the historic look of traditional glass using their polycarbonate range of products. Polycarbonate can be manufactured to replicate the most complex glass systems including Georgian Wire. Polycarbonate offers significant weight savings over glass meaning the support systems and roof can be designed to look original while complying with building regulations rather than beefed up. The polycarbonate system will last longer than glass, be resistant to UV damage and, depending upon the design requirements, be almost unbreakable. All of these makes maintaining and

cleaning the roof easier than with glass, enabling the light to shine through for years to come.

Next time you’re at a hospital or visiting a care home and you find yourself bathed in natural light while waiting for an appointment or wandering the halls, or you feel the need to get some air and take shelter from the rain, as you take a deep breath and find some of the tension leaving you. Take a look up as you might be standing under some of our work.

The list of medical facilities and care homes Twinfix have worked with is increasing all the time. From Furness General to Newton Hospital, New Cross Eye Centre to Royal Preston Hospital, Salford Royal, Southmead Hospital, Nottingham Hospital, Princess Alexandra, Liverpool Heart and Chest testing facility and the Royal Albert & Edward Infirmary Twinfix has a solution to help you feel better.

This week, we will be exhibiting at Healthcare Estates in Manchester. Come and visit us on stand H10, register to attend here.

Transforming Healthcare Spaces: The Impact of Twinfix Canopies

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, providing exceptional patient care goes beyond medical treatment. Creating comfortable and inviting environments for patients, staff, and visitors is equally important. Twinfix, a pioneering provider of innovative glazing systems, has been at the forefront of revolutionising healthcare spaces with their advanced canopies.

The installation of Twinfix canopies has a profound impact on any healthcare environment:

  • Enhanced Patient Experience: Patients can experience a sense of well-being as they enjoy the outdoors without exposure to harsh weather elements, contributing to their recovery process.
  • Improved Staff Morale: Hospital staff appreciate the canopies as they provide a space for outdoor breaks and relaxation during busy schedules, leading to increased job satisfaction and productivity.
  • Visitor Comfort: Families and friends find solace in the covered outdoor spaces, fostering supportive interactions and reducing stress during challenging times.
  • Safe Connectivity: Patients and staff move comfortably between buildings regardless of the weather, reducing potential slip and fall hazards.
  • Energy Efficiency: The lightweight and thermally efficient glazing contributes to reduced energy consumption within the connected buildings, aligning with our collective commitment to sustainability.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: The sleek design of the canopy systems adds a touch of modern elegance to a hospital’s architecture, creating a visually appealing environment.

Beyond their practical benefits, Twinfix canopies create spaces that prioritise patient well-being and comfort, enhance staff morale, and foster positive experiences for visitors. As healthcare institutions continue to focus on patient-centric care, Twinfix remains a reliable partner in creating safe, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing environments for all. By blending innovation, sustainability, and thoughtful design, Twinfix continues to play a vital role in reshaping the future of healthcare spaces.

Some recent examples of our work in healthcare can be found below:

Hot off the press…latest copy of the Twinfix Newsletter has just landed!

We are thrilled to announce the release of the latest edition of our newsletter, Twinfix Connect. Packed with exciting updates, insights, and stories, this edition promises to be an engaging read for you.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find inside:

    1. Introducing the innovative Alu-Link-Panel, solid aluminium panel roof glazing system.
    2. Recent canopy project: The Corner, Darvel
    3. Crestwood School roof glazing restoration project
    4. Modular canopy for rapid deployment cells
    5. Upcoming Events
    6. Team News

Don’t miss out on staying updated with the latest trends, insights, and news in our industry. You can access the newsletter by clicking on the link below:

Twinfix Connect 2023

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The Advantages of Aluminium: A Versatile Building Material

In the world of construction, selecting the right building materials is essential to create visually appealing, durable, and efficient structures. Among the various options available, aluminium emerges as a standout choice due to its exceptional qualities. It can enhance a wide range of construction projects and offers a number of benefits.

Lightweight and Strong

Aluminium possesses an extraordinary strength-to-weight ratio, making it an ideal material for building applications. Despite being lightweight, it offers exceptional strength, allowing for the creation of structures with larger spans. This not only maximises open and expansive spaces but also reduces the overall structural load. With aluminium, architects and designers have the freedom to design structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and structurally reliable.

Durability and Longevity

The durability of aluminium is one of its standout features. It boasts high resistance to corrosion and weathering, ensuring that structures made with aluminium retain their structural integrity and visual appeal, even in harsh environments. Unlike other metals, aluminium does not rust, making it a long-lasting material that reduces the need for frequent repairs or replacements. This translates to a lower lifecycle cost and increased durability of construction projects.

Design Flexibility

Aluminium offers unparalleled design flexibility, allowing architects and designers to bring their creative visions to life. Its malleability allows for easy shaping, moulding, and fabrication into various profiles, enabling the creation of innovative and unique structures. Whether striving for sleek and modern designs or intricate and ornamental elements, aluminium can be tailored to meet specific requirements. The versatility of aluminium opens up a world of possibilities, empowering architects to achieve their desired architectural excellence.

Energy Efficiency

In today’s environmentally conscious world, energy efficiency is a top priority. Aluminium plays a significant role in creating energy-efficient buildings. With its high thermal conductivity, it allows for effective heat transfer, contributing to better insulation and reduced energy consumption. By incorporating aluminium into construction projects, structures can promote sustainability and minimise their environmental impact. Choosing aluminium not only enhances the efficiency of buildings but also aligns with the growing demand for sustainable construction practices.

Low Maintenance

Aluminium is highly regarded for its low-maintenance characteristics. Thanks to its resistance to corrosion and weathering, structures made with aluminium require minimal upkeep. Unlike materials that need regular painting or sealing, aluminium structures can retain their appearance and functionality without frequent maintenance. This reduces maintenance costs and saves valuable time for both residential and commercial applications, making aluminium an excellent choice for hassle-free upkeep.

Aluminium stands as a versatile building material with copious advantages. Its lightweight strength, durability, design flexibility, energy efficiency, and low maintenance make it an ideal choice for construction projects of all types. The possibilities offered by aluminium empower architects, designers, and builders to unlock a world of architectural excellence.



Shedding new light on station environments

We all know that light is essential to our wellbeing and health. It regulates our sleep-wake cycle, and it can also help with our daily routines. Light helps to keep us energised and increases our concentration levels. A bright well-lit environment makes us feel safer and aids in geographic orientation.

Twinfix have been helping to provide bright, well-lit spaces for over 30 years. Throughout the country, Twinfix have been working their magic to assist the rail industry to transform their stations into safe, inviting spaces which help reduce the stress of travelling.

Twinfix, with their expertise in polycarbonate and roof glazing, is dedicated to developing cutting-edge, safe, quality solutions. This is particularly valuable within the rail network, where the preservation of listed buildings requires delicate and considerate approaches to repairs and refurbishments. Twinfix’s roof glazing products offer the aesthetic appeal of traditional glass while leveraging the benefits of the latest material technology, ensuring that historic railway stations can bask in natural light once again. The positive impact goes beyond enhancing the travel experience, as it also reduces reliance on electric lighting, resulting in lower carbon emissions and a greener planet.

As experts in polycarbonate, Twinfix has mastered the art of replicating the timeless look of traditional glass through their range of polycarbonate products. Even intricate designs like Georgian Wire can be faithfully reproduced. Polycarbonate provides substantial weight savings compared to glass, allowing support systems and roofs to maintain an authentic appearance while complying with building regulations. Furthermore, polycarbonate outlasts glass, resisting UV damage and exhibiting robustness and durability. Maintenance and cleaning become effortless, ensuring that the light will continue to shine through for years to come.

When it comes to ensuring safety and durability in roofing systems, Twinfix has become a trusted name in the industry. Their Multi-Link-Panel Non-Fragile roofing system has been revolutionising the way we think about roof safety.

The Twinfix Multi-Link-Panel Non-Fragile roofing system is equipped with an array of safety features that prioritise the protection and well-being of individuals. The panels themselves are constructed using high-quality polycarbonate material, known for its exceptional strength and durability. This ensures that the roof can withstand various environmental conditions and potential impacts without posing a risk of shattering or fragmenting. The innovative system incorporates a unique Multi-Link design, which securely interlocks the panels, forming a solid and stable roofing structure. This eliminates the risk of panels dislodging or collapsing, even under significant stress or severe weather conditions. With these features in place, the Twinfix Multi-Link-Panel NF roofing system stands as a reliable and secure solution for safeguarding individuals and properties beneath it, making it a popular choice for railway stations throughout the UK.

So next time you’re traveling to work on with your family and the station you’re at feels light, bright, and welcoming, take a moment to look at the light streaming in through the roof. It’s just possible you’re witnessing some of the Twinfix magic.

We are recruiting!

Are you an experienced CAD designer looking for an exciting opportunity? Look no further! We are thrilled to announce that we are actively recruiting for a talented CAD designer to join our dynamic team.

Join us and become part of our forward-thinking organisation, where your skills will be valued and your contributions will make a real impact. We offer a competitive salary, professional growth opportunities, and a vibrant work culture.

If you’re ready to take your CAD design career to new heights, we’d love to hear from you! Please visit our careers page at for more details or to apply.