House Martin Flat Top Canopies are an ideal choice for Developers and DIY enthusiasts. Our smaller projection canopies are effectively simple "Door Headers" with the primary aim of creating visual interest to plain front elevations, these are frequently installed with pilasters.
Canopies designed to provide some measure of weather protection tend to be at least 600mm in projection. Our canopies are usually supplied with a roof that has a shallow gutter running across the forward edge, which ensures water does not cascade forward when a door is slammed. We also offer corbels as a decorative feature for underneath the soffit, with TF01 being most popular on larger canopies.
Our standard finish is Lead Grey to the roof and white to the fascia and soffit. We also offer black or brown canopies if required. Most canopies are made to order, although we can sometimes offer popular designs from stock. Latest building regulations on social housing require a minimum projection of 750mm to give enhanced weather protection; where this is required we are able to offer our Brunel style to suit on widths of up to 2975mm wide. Installation of lightweight GRP canopies is a straightforward procedure, with support coming from the "lead effect" flash band above and hidden timber batten (by others) located inside the canopy. Installers may choose to run a strip of Code 4 lead across our flash band, or bead of silicone to prevent an ingress of water.
If you are looking at adding an attractive traditional canopy to your roof carefully consider the implications of using a design which features real lead. Whilst the product is long lasting and attractive increasing metal prices have caused a national wave of crime with some sites repeatedly losing leadwork which commands a good price with scrap metal merchants. A GRP canopy will look very similar, but has no scrap value.
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Canopy supports and other complementary products can be found on the Canopy Accessories page.