Covered Walkways and Walkway Canopies
Covered walkways, also known as breezeways or sheltered pathways, provide a sheltered passageway for pedestrians. These structures are designed to shield individuals from the elements, offering protection from rain, snow, sun, and other adverse weather conditions. Walkway canopies do this through a versatile (and often transparent) roof, as well as often providing walls to protect against the wind.
Covered walkways and canopies are a perfect all-weather solution that protects pedestrians from the elements when walking across larger or longer expanses of space. Perfect for installation in airports, schools and universities, commercial complexes like malls, and public spaces like city centres and parks, they can be installed anywhere that shelter is needed outside.
Apart from protection from the weather, they enhance the overall pedestrian experience by offering a comfortable and convenient pathway that encourages foot traffic. This can be useful in areas where the suggested route isn’t immediately obvious, and pedestrians need to know quickly in what direction to go.
These walkways often feature sturdy roofs and open sides usually made from UV-resistant panelling, allowing natural light and ventilation in while ensuring people can move freely without exposure to the elements.
Incorporating covered walkways into urban planning projects contributes not only to functional accessibility but also to the aesthetic appeal of the space. Installing a covered walkway over the disabled entrance ramp to a building is a perfect example of this.
Bespoke Design Solutions
Build a shelter tailored to your specific requirements by exploring our Shelter Parts, Spares, and Accessories category. Here, you have the option to assemble a structure with custom dimensions using frames and panels.
Alternatively, you can choose from our staff-designed and hand-prepared assortment of prebuilt Walkway Shelters on this page. You might also find what you’re looking for by exploring our whole collection of smoking shelters, cycle shelters, bus shelters, bin shelters, trolley shelters, and paypoint shelters.
- Year-round weather protection
- Natural light and ventilation are provided through transparent roof and side panels
- UV protection thanks to treated panels
- Modular size and layout to fit any existing space or walkway
Factors to Consider
Depending on your project, open space, and use case, you may need to choose between an enclosed or open-sided shelter. They both have their own benefits and weaknesses; enclosed shelters protect from the elements and have less of an airflow (capturing smells), whereas open-sided shelters are usually less sheltered from the elements but more cost-effective.
Similarly, the choice must be made between free-standing, wall-mounted, bolt-down or concrete-in shelters. Installation methods should be determined based on your needs and environment.
Types of Walkway
- Bolt-Down - Walkways which require bolt-down action are bolted to a concrete floor by their feet.
- Cement-In - Legs from these walkways are buried into the ground and secured using concrete.
- Wall-Mounted - These walkways are bolted to the outside walls of existing buildings.
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