Staffordshire-based aluminium fabricator Montane Projects supplied and installed six La Pensilina canopies from Swisspacer across six blocks of apartments at Blythe Valley Park, a Crest Nicholson housing development in Solihull.

The canopies were required to be large enough to shelter people coming in and out of the buildings, as well as providing cover for the access panel and entrance. Montane Projects had tried other canopy systems but struggled to find a system that was strong enough to support the weight of the glass needed.

Montane Projects owner Adrian Locker praised the system: “The design is simple and contemporary with minimal amounts of material on show. It is slim and easy to install and, unlike other products, doesn’t need lots of support to keep it in place. Installation was straightforward and we received excellent technical support from Swisspacer.”

La Pensilina, an exclusive cantilever glass canopy system launched by Swissspacer in 2019, is load bearing and strong enough to hold a distributed load of 350 kg/m2.

Swisspacer commercial director John Cooper added: “The system can be easily installed to entrance doors or sliding and patio doors, and its unique and easy to maintain design is aimed at outdoor use. La Pensilina is ideal for residential developments, and we hope to see it used in many more homes in the coming months and years.”