GRP Door and Porch Canopies from Man Friday GRP Solutions

Door & Porch Canopies from Man Friday GRP Solutions

GRP Canopies Man Friday porch canopies provide a practical range of doorway shelters in a variety of styles that will enhance the look and increase the value of any house.

Being lightweight, the canopies are easily fitted with minimal fuss and low maintenance - just occasionally wipe over with a damp cloth. The canopies are available in a range of styles, shapes and sizes that can be individually tailored to suit your home. Fine details include tongue & groove soffits, wood grain, knots and cement lines to create a perfectly detailed, faithful reproduction of period originals. Man Friday Canopies are made in glassfibre (GRP) making them very strong, lightweight and 100% waterproof. We also supply Variable Porch Roofs built to your exact specifications.

Our Flat Top Canopies have a lead effect roof whilst Apex Canopies and Mono Pitch Canopies come with either tile or slate-effect roofs.

GRP Canopies Tiles are pigmented during manufacture to closely match the colour of those on the main roof of your building.

All our GRP canopies have a rear upstand allowing secure fixing to the wall. This should then be flashed over (dressed with lead) to hide the fastenings and give a waterproof joint. On all styles the canopy lid is fully bonded to the base preventing any access for insects, wasps, bees, etc. For the Apex Canopies and Mono Pitch Canopies we also offer open truss versions, these allow you to mix and match. They come without our moulded roof but are instead fitted with timber trusses that have been tanalised.

GRP Canopies Tanalising is a process of impregnating timber with a preservative to give a long life, (typically 60 years in internal timbers). These trusses are then ready to take your own battens and tiles.  This means you can fit your own matching tiles whilst retaining the maintenance-free convenience of our soffit and fascia.

All our canopies are offered with loadbearing brackets or decorative corbels which further strengthen the fixing and enhance their overall appearance. For the Apex canopies we offer a variety of stylish Pediments to personalise your canopy. Mono Pitch and Flat Top Canopies are available in almost any width and projection and flat tops are available with a variety of fascia styles.

Apex Canopies

All Man Friday Apex / Gable Duo pitch canopies are available with three roof styles. Cembrit slate effect, hand made tile effect (these are in a range of colours to suit) or open truss with tanalised trusses ready to accept battens and your own tiles. The fascias and soffits are in a smooth white on both the Christow and Wellington styles, whilst the soffit on the Bampton has an attractive timber-grained finish. The roofs have a 100 mm lead-effect rear upstand. Installation of these lightweight canopies is easy and is completed by fastening through the flashband and the rear bottom edge into hidden battens (by others). Ideally Code 4 lead should then be used to seal the flashband but installers may wish to use silicone instead. Further support can be gained by using our attractive wood-grain effect Gallows Brackets, either the GB03 or the smaller GB02, made from a tough Duropolymer material. A pair can support up to 150 kg and will greatly enhance the appearance of your door entrance. Please note though that our canopies are not designed to be stood upon.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION CODE
GRP Apex Canopy CHRISTOW APEX CANOPY
Small apex with infilled gable.
1400 x 550 x 600mm
Slate roof style
MFIGS
  Tiled roof style MFIGT
GRP Apex Canopy BAMPTON APEX CANOPY
Apex plain with no pediments.
1450 x 820 x 750mm
Slate roof style
MFAS
  Tiled roof style MFAT
GRP Apex Canopy BAMPTON APEX CANOPY
Apex with Inverted T pediment.
1450 x 820 x 750mm
Slate roof style
MFAS/IT
  Tiled roof style MFAT/IT
GRP Apex Canopy BAMPTON APEX CANOPY
Apex with Crowsfoot pediment.
1450 x 820 x 750mm
Slate roof style
MFAS/CF
  Tiled roof style MFAT/CF
GRP Apex Canopy BAMPTON APEX CANOPY
Apex open truss. Also available with Inverted T, Crowsfoot, or Cross pediments.
1450 x 750 x 750mm
Slate roof style
MFAOT
     
GRP Apex Canopy WELLINGTON APEX CANOPY
Large Gable Apex with T & G partial infill pediment.
2060 x 1475 x 720mm
Slate roof style
MFLGA/S
  Tiled roof style MFLGA/T
  Open timber trusses MFLGA/OT

Apex Pediments - For Apex and Mono Pitch Canopies

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION CODE
GRP Canopy Pediment PEDIMENT INVERTED T WHITE
All pediments have steel bars moulded into the laminate making them extremely strong.
To fit BAMPTON and WELLINGTON canopies only.
MFP/IT
GRP Canopy Pediment PEDIMENT CROWSFOOT WHITE
All pediments have steel bars moulded into the laminate making them extremely strong.
To fit BAMPTON and WELLINGTON canopies only.
MFP/CF
GRP Canopy Pediment PEDIMENT CROSS WHITE
All pediments have steel bars moulded into the laminate making them extremely strong.
To fit BAMPTON and WELLINGTON canopies only.
MFP/CR

Mono Pitch Canopies

The Westbury range of canopies comprises a lightweight porch canopy made in maintenance-free GRP and offers the benefits of modern materials in a reproduction of a traditional lean-to design. Lengths vary to suit either a single entrance, one with a window alongside or even multiple entrances.  There are three roof styles. Cembrit slate effect, hand made tile effect (these are in a range of colours to suit) or open truss with tanalised trusses ready to accept battens and your own tiles. Fascias and soffits are in smooth white and the roofs have a 100 mm lead-effect rear upstand. Installation of these lightweight canopies is easy and is completed by fastening through the flashband and the rear bottom edge into hidden battens (by others). Ideally Code 4 lead should then be used to seal the flash band but installers may wish to use silicone instead. Further support can be gained by using our attractive wood-grain effect Gallows Brackets, either the GB03 or the smaller GB02, made from a tough Duropolymer material. A pair can support up to 150 kg and will greatly enhance the appearance of your door entrance. Please note though that our canopies are not designed to be stood upon.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION CODE
GRP Mono Pitch Canopy WESTBURY MONO PITCH CANOPY
For single door application.
1600 x 880 x 725mm
Slate roof style
MFMS/S
  Tiled roof style MFMS/T
GRP Mono Pitch Canopy WESTBURY MONO PITCH CANOPY
For single door application.
1580 x 730 x 700mm
Open Truss for real slates & tiles
MFM/OT
     
GRP Mono Pitch Canopy WESTBURY VARIABLE MONO PITCH CANOPY
Any length up to 4400mm. Suitable for single door + window or multiple entrances.
up to 4400mm x 880 x 725mm
Slate roof style
MFVM/S
  Tiled roof style MFVM/T
GRP Mono Pitch Canopy WESTBURY VARIABLE MONO OPEN TRUSS CANOPY
Any length up to 4400mm. Suitable for single door + window or multiple entrances.
up to 4400 x 730 x 700mm
Open Truss for real slates & tiles
MFM/OT

Gallows Brackets - For Apex, Mono Pitch & Flat Top Canopies

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION CODE
Gallows Bracket GALLOWS BRACKETS
White, wood-grain effect. Tough Duropolymer structural item will carry up to 75 kg. Fits all Apex and Mono style canopies.
70 x 630 x 580mm
GB03
Gallows Bracket GALLOWS BRACKETS
White, wood-grain effect. Tough Duropolymer structural item will carry up to 75 kg. Fits all Apex and Mono style canopies.
70 x 490 x 400mm
GB02

Flat Top Canopies

All our flat top canopies are made in lightweight maintenance-free GRP and they have a simulated lead-grey roof which should be thief-proof as they have no scrap value. Most have a moulded-in gutter channel to help rainwater to disperse either side of the canopy rather than over the front. All the roofs are designed with a drip around their edge to prevent rain water tracking back along the fascia and soffit to ensure that you stay dry underneath. Fascias and soffits are normally in white although other colours are available on request. Flat top canopies can be freestanding but are often fitted with a pair of our Decorative Corbels, the most popular being the MF 14, MF 25 or MF 30. Installation of these lightweight canopies is easy and is completed by fastening through the flashband and the rear bottom edge into hidden battens (by others). Ideally Code 4 lead should then be used to seal the flash band but installers may wish to use silicone instead. Further support can be gained by using our attractive wood-grain effect Gallows Brackets, either the GB03 or the smaller GB02, made from a tough Duropolymer material. A pair can support up to 150 kg and will greatly enhance the appearance of your door entrance. Please note though that our canopies are not designed to be stood upon.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION CODE
GRP Flat Top Canopy SOMERSET FLAT TOP CANOPY
For single door lead effect roof with Flashband and Gutter channel.
1600 x 280 x 550mm
MFFT/S
GRP Flat Top Canopy BRUNEL SINGLE FLAT TOP CANOPY
For single door lead effect roof with Flashband and Gutter channel.
1400 x 270 x 500mm
MFFT/BS
GRP Flat Top Canopy BRUNEL VARIABLE FLAT TOP CANOPY
Lead effect roof with Flashband and Gutter channel. Width variable up to 2900mm.
Also available with variable projection. Ask for details.
Up to 2900 x 270 x 750mm
MFFT/VB
GRP Flat Top Canopy OGWELL SINGLE FLAT TOP CANOPY
Lead effect roof with Flashband and Gutter channel.
1500 x 330 x 750mm
MFFT/OS
GRP Flat Top Canopy OGWELL VARIABLE FLAT TOP CANOPY
Lead effect roof with Flashband and Gutter channel. Width variable up to 4400mm.
up to 4400 x 330 x 750mm
MFFT/OV
GRP Curved Canopy AVON CURVED CANOPY
Lead effect roof with Flashband. Width variable up to 2650mm.
up to 2650 x 650 x 750mm
MFFT/AC
GRP Flat Top Canopy PORTICO PILASTERS
Small porch header canopy. Can be used in conjunction with larger canopies to form a full portico entrance - see Brunel Variable.
1580 x 280 x 175mm
MFFT/AC

Corbels - For Flat Top Canopies

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION CODE
Corbel FLAT TOP CORBELS
White with built-in Footplate. All Corbels are decorative and not structural.
150 x 210 x 325mm
MF14
Corbel FLAT TOP CORBELS
White with built-in Footplate. All Corbels are decorative and not structural.
100 x 300 x 300mm
MF25
Corbel FLAT TOP CORBELS
White with built-in Footplate. All Corbels are decorative and not structural.
95 x 250 x 250mm
MF30

Variable Porch Roof

Variable Proch Roof - Any Size Available Our variable porch roof has been designed to be used on uPVC enclosed porch extensions especially where uPVC windows are formed around an outer front door. They make a perfect matching roof for such applications. The roof incorporates a square line gutter system around the edge of the roof forming a fascia (so no extra guttering is required) and with the downpipe adapter supplied means downpipes can be fitted wherever required without blocking windows, openings, etc.

The roof is constructed of glassfibre (GRP) and is lightweight and maintenance-free. The construction has a 50 mm polyurethane foam core to provide insulation. It helps retain heat in Winter and keeps it cool in Summer much more efficiently than glass or plastic roof systems. The U-value (rate of heat loss) is 3 times better than standard double glazing systems. 4' x 2" timber is also encapsulated within the laminate to give a positive frame for windows and doors to be fastened to. The internal ceiling comes in a white decorative finish that requires no painting. The porch roof is finished in a lead-grey colour with soffit and fascia in white or brown, however any BS or RAL colour can be requested.

Our variable porch roofs can be made to any size required. Normally the built-in gutter is on the front, left and right hand sides whilst the back fits to the building's external wall with an upstand that allows screw fixings and flashing (dressed with lead) to make it weather-tight. The variable roof can also be manufactured to fit unusual shapes, e.g. into a reveal (front & one side with gutters or rear & other side with upstands). Also steps or breaks in the building line can easily be accommodated. The versatility of our roofs allows us to hand make them individually to suit your home. When ordering please note that we normally work to the inside cill dimensions so as to align with the timber in the roof. If in doubt please ask and we can guide you through.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION CODE
Variable Porch Roof VARIABLE PORCH ROOF
Custom made roof to fit any size or shape of porch. In-built guttering and insulation.
Any size required.
MFVPR

Our lightweight, maintenance-free canopies are sometimes also known as: door accessories, door awnings, overdoor entrance canopy, decorativeve canopies, entrance canopies, front door canopy, fibreglass door canopies, bespoke walkways, false canopies, protect the entrance, entrance porch shelters, back door canopies, and weather door cover.