Loading Bay Canopies

Protecting your goods is important, and with vehicles loading and unloading stock and deliveries multiple times every day, things can easily become damaged during periods of bad weather.

That’s where our loading bay canopy systems come in. They are used far and wide by organisations across multiple sectors, including factory and warehousing and healthcare.

Keeping goods dry and protected, our industrial loading bay canopies can even double up as extra storage space or be used as staff smoking areas too.

Benefits of loading bay canopies

Our loading bay canopy systems, such as the Connekt loading bay canopy, enable businesses to go about their daily operations without being hampered by the weather, which can often result in weather-related financial losses.

An efficient loading bay area could even make your business more money. Your profits are dependent on your ability to receive and send out goods, and a warehouse loading bay canopy enables you to keep your operations running smoothly, no matter the weather.

Improve efficiency and safety

What’s more, our loading bay canopies improve efficiency and create a safer way of working. They also keep staff protected from the elements, while our post-free loading bays offer protection with minimum obstruction.

Our canopies are all delivered using our

bespoke design, manufacturing and installation service, and fitted based on our industry-leading, site-specific calculations. That means that our warehouse and vehicle loading bay canopies are manufactured to our customer’s exact requirements using a series of technical measurements that are unique to each site. So, any potential challenges have been accounted for before installation even begins.


Our loading bay canopies are used by a wide range of organisations to protect their stock, as well as provide valuable storage space and sheltered smoking zones. From warehouse loading bay canopies and vehicle loading bay canopies to loading bay dock shelters, here are some of them in-situ.

Case Study: Cardiff Freightliner Terminal

Freightliner Group were introducing a new entry system that reduced entry time at the gates from 4-5 minutes down to 30-45 seconds. The system needed to be sheltered to make sure drivers had easy access in all weathers and to protect the touchscreen computer systems from the elements.

Our solution was a colosseum style Connekt canopy – our tallest yet. The 6 posted canopy system fit perfectly with the customer’s requirements, and they now plan to roll the design out to other sites across the country.

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Why choose us?

When it comes to warehouse loading bay canopies, we’re the experts. We’re recognised as the UK’s leading designer, manufacturer and installer of high-quality canopies.

The highest of standards.

We pride ourselves on both the quality of our systems and the extensive experience and expertise of our staff. We’re proud to continuously receive extremely positive customer feedback.

Ten-year guarantee.

We build systems that will last the test of time. We’re so confident about our attention to detail and calibre of craftsmanship that our canopies have a ten-year installation and labour guarantee.

Problem solvers.

With our bespoke systems, there are very few problems we don’t have a solution for. Our canopies can be tailored to your requirements and are available in a wide range of sizes, colours and styles.


We follow strict procedures when manufacturing and installing canopies. Our canopies are designed in compliance with the Eurocodes, we’re members of Constructionline, Safemark, certified with Approachable Certification, and accredited within the Contractors Health Assessment Scheme (CHAS). Find out more.

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Our loading bay shelters protect staff from the weather as they do their work. They help make loading and unloading more straightforward, prevent deliveries from getting damaged by the weather, and create a dedicated vehicle loading bay zone.

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Factory & Warehousing

Our warehouse loading bay canopies enable loading and unloading to take place without being hampered by the weather. They keep loads and staff dry in the rain and shielded from the wind, provide valuable storage space,  or sheltered smoking, meeting or waiting zones.

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Available Systems:

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Our Connekt canopy system Is a modular system and can be any length – you can even add to it in the future. It is highly versatile and hugely popular, with no limit to how it projects. It is suitable for all outdoor areas, and the cantilevered option is 100% self-supporting.

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For more information about our canopies and the options available to you, download our brochure.

Frequently asked questions

  • A loading dock shelter is a structure that is installed around the exterior of a loading dock in order to create a sheltered space between the dock and the vehicle being unloaded. They offer a safe and comfortable environment for employees to carry out their work, and prevent outside elements like rain, wind and snow from becoming an issue during loading.

    There are several options available for loading dock shelters, from permanent, rigid dock shelters like our canopy systems to inflatable shelters and dock seals.

  • There are many reasons you may choose to opt for a loading dock shelter. Some of these include:

    • Protecting workers and products
    • Improving productivity
    • Maintaining compliance

    Most importantly, a loading dock shelter allows your business to keep running effectively, no matter the weather. It creates a safe space for employees to carry out work unhindered by the weather and promotes an efficient and controlled working environment.

  • A dock seal and a dock shelter can be differentiated by the level of sealing they provide around a truck being loaded or unloaded. A dock seal is typically made from a foam material that is compressed against the sides of a vehicle to create a tight seal. This provides a complete seal and is a good option for operations that need a tight seal around a specific trailer or truck size.

    A dock shelter is more flexible and can accommodate a wider range of vehicle sizes and types. There are several options for dock shelters available, including our canopy systems. They are designed as permanent, long-lasting structures that create a sheltered space for loading and unloading. Our dock shelter canopies are a perfect choice for loading docks that service a variety of truck sizes and types.

  • How you install a dock shelter depends entirely on the dock shelter you choose to invest in. Many dock shelters come with specific manufacturer instructions that should be followed closely by the team of installers.

    If you choose a loading bay shelter from Canopies UK, it will be designed, manufactured and installed by our experienced team. Everything from the initial survey to the installation is covered in our overall costs, you don’t need to worry about the logistics.

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