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Specialised Canvas Services Goes Karting!

This Sunday afternoon was something else for the Specialised Canvas Services, as the bravest members decided to try their luck on the race track. This activity helped to build SCS teamwork skills as everyone was rooting for each other. Nevertheless, there was a fierce competition going on between members of the team as everyone wanted to be the best they possibly could. Even when Specialised Canvas Services team needed to meet each other at 4pm on the most beautiful day…

Glamping Show Review 2016

Myself and sales manager were lucky enough to attend this year’s Glamping show. An event still in its infancy but growing in popularity with every year. We took the opportunity to see what’s out there in the increasingly prevalent glamping tourist sector. I wasn’t too sure what to expect… but I was certainly impressed! I was surprised by the amount of wooden structures which has started to become the norm. These included everything from converted gypsy trailers to bespoke made…

Motor Home Vintage Canopy

Bespoke Vehicle Awning

Rolling back the years… this week we’re able to make one customer very happy with a made to measure awning for his striking motorhome. The vintage piece really is one of a kind and we were approached to restore the motorhome to its former glory by reinstating the awning part of the motorhome. The aptly named siesta is certainly something a little different and draws plenty of attention. The vehicle is a 1970 Canterbury Siesta, coach built based on a…

Electric Bike Covers

SCS recently manufactured a small bike cover to fit so a pair of electric bikes could neatly be mounted onto the back of a transit van. We’ve all seen the standard vehicle bike racks but their biggest problem, a soggy seat when you get your location. Our customer is the proud owner of some brilliant electric bikes, which offer that little extra boost when your legs tire up the large climbs of Derbyshire. It was decided these brand new bikes…

SCS Core Fabrics

SCS work with a diverse range of materials and occasionally work with fabrics for specialist orders. This post will guide you through our 3 staple fabrics and some of the reasons why they are significant to what we do! Nylon One of the most popular synthetic materials around with a wide range of applications. The fabric is lightweight and suitable for outdoor use. These two qualities make the fabric ideal for equipment covers, tent fly sheets and security (night sheets)….

Union Jack Windscreen Shade

Further to our last blog post we have recently manufactured a wonderfully patriotic version of the windscreen covers. The Union Jack shade oozes characters and is great fun as well as ensuring the inside of the camper-van is protected from the sun. These windscreen shades fit beautifully on VW camper vans which is why the Union Jack design seen here features the VW logo in the top corner. Volkswagen are still a bit of a market leader in the camper-van industry…

Bespoke Barge Cover

  Here at SCS we get some fairly unusual and often tricky items to make covers for and this one was no exception. A few months ago we manufactured a barge cover to protect the items it transports. The barge in question already had a sturdy metal frame which was at an appropriate height for a barge cover to be fitted. Although the frame made the job slightly easier for us it did result in some meticulous measuring to ensure…

20 Questions with Sales Manager Andy Boden

While out and about visiting different sites we managed to grab Andy to answer our questions on life as the Sales Manager of Specialised Canvas Services.
Describe your role here at Specialised Canvas
I am the Sales Manager responsible for all sales activity across the Specialised Canvas, Proflight Bags and Flexiplastics divisions within the Specialised Canvas Group.

Market Stall Covers for High Street Chain Fat Face

This month Specialised Canvas were involved in the beginnings of the Fat Face Christmas Campaign. The campaign took us to a snowy scene with beautiful market stalls displaying the latest of Fat Face’s autumn/winter fashion collection. The high street chain used a selection of solid wooden structures and more basic stands requiring a market stall style canopy top. The canopies is where we stepped in, we managed to successfully manufacture eleven bespoke canopies to fit these unique display stands. The…

Shade Sail Solution at Local Primary School

A Sheffield based school set us a bit of a challenge ahead of the summer months. Mylnhurst Primary School required a covered space in a wooded area, but were keen not to damage the environment at the same time. Large structures weren’t going to be an option so the team set to work creating a shade sail. The beauty of the shade sail solution is we were able to use the surrounding to mount a cover opposed to adding new…