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News and Insights

All the latest project, products and company news from Maple. For more detailed project information go to our 'projects' section.

Maple teams take part in Lean Management workshops

Posted by David Carroll on 07/10/19 15:14

Maple’s office and factory teams have taken part in a series of workshops to demonstrate the importance of communication, planning and organisation in every project.

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Maple’s innovation programme is designed to provide exceptional service

Posted by David Carroll on 23/09/19 11:08

Maple innovation programme is being welcomed by the company’s new HSEQ and Business Improvement Manager, Mark Simpson..

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Maple praised for role in prestigious project at Birmingham’s Exchange Square

Posted by David Carroll on 18/09/19 14:32

Maple have completed a prestigious Birmingham apartment project – with a promise from the contractor to work together in the future.

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Seamless Brise Soleil Design Architectural Challenge | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 18/09/19 11:34

Some of the most striking, seamless and innovative architectural details can also be the most expensive.

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Maple start new façade project for Circle Square hotel and car park in Manchester

Posted by David Carroll on 18/09/19 11:12

Maple are set to turn visions into reality at Circle Square in Manchester

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Maple’s design team take lead on challenging brise soleil project at windy site

Posted by David Carroll on 16/09/19 15:40

 
Winning the contract to supply and install giant vertical fins for a North Wales research facility was just the start.
 
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Reversing policy has Maple moving forward with business improvement approach

Posted by David Carroll on 03/09/19 08:57

Reversing policy has Maple moving forward with business improvement approach.

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Maple has a six-step innovation programme for staff

Posted by David Carroll on 27/08/19 11:32

Maple has a six-step approach to innovation that’s driving the business forward and helping bring visions to reality.

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Maple complete climate façade project at Bursted Wood Primary School

Posted by David Carroll on 22/08/19 15:55

Maple have been praised for bringing a design vision to reality at a London school.

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Maple’s largest ever internal blind project at the University of Liverpool

Posted by David Carroll on 20/08/19 15:09

Maple are about to complete their largest ever blind project.

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Maple supply and install internal blinds at Brighton College’s Sports & Science Centre

Posted by David Carroll on 19/08/19 05:02

We’re about to start our latest project at Brighton College, a leading boarding and day school on the south coast.

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Carving a reputation for solar shading at the University of Huddersfield

Posted by David Carroll on 16/08/19 12:18

Reputation and relationships count for a lot in our business, so we're delighted to be renewing our partnership with the University of Huddersfield, architects AHR and contractors Morgan Sindall on an exciting new project.

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Maple supply and install roller blinds for RAC’s Birmingham HQ

Posted by David Carroll on 15/08/19 08:02

Keeping the nation on the road is the job of the RAC – keeping their office staff comfortable at work is the job of Maple.

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Implementing The 5S System At Maple Offices | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 14/08/19 08:59

The workplace system – based on the five Japanese words of Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardise and Sustain – will help us reduce waste, streamline production, improve quality and enhance safety.

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Leading Innovation In Solar Shading & Architectural Façades | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 19/07/19 14:34

Maple’s innovation programme encourages staff to suggest how to make products and processes better, and transform the customer experience.

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Maple Land Façade Project At Luton Airport | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 17/07/19 16:43

Maple have landed an important contract as part of the £160m regeneration of Luton Airport.

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Installing Mesh Panels For Challenging Refurbishment Project | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 04/07/19 09:18

Maple have been rated nine out of ten and ‘absolutely superb’ by the main contractor on a challenging car park project.

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Maple Appoint New HSEQ & Business Improvement Manager | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 02/07/19 08:10

Maple’s new HSEQ and Business Improvement Manager recently worked on product quality and safety for the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which after its explosion in 1986 was regarded as the most dangerous place on earth.

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Staff Thanked For Fundraising Efforts | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 01/07/19 15:56

After several months of raising money for good causes, we’re giving ourselves a pat on the back. That means ice cream for everyone on 8 August (there may even be some left over for visitors).

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Maple Open New Office In Stockport | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 01/07/19 15:55

New improved workspaces, meeting rooms, sample and prototype areas, and training facilities are due to open this month.

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Graham Place On The Importance Of Innovative Car Park Design | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 02/05/19 11:17

Architect Graham Place describes how award-winning car park design is bringing ‘a moment of improved existence’ to city dwellers

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Intalling Façades, Screens & Louvres At Challenging Car Park Site | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 29/04/19 09:00

Maple are on site this month for one of the most challenging installations in our long history.

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Maple Install Rooftop Plant Screen At Scunthorpe Hospital | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 26/04/19 10:00

Maple have completed the supply and installation of a louvred plant screen at Scunthorpe General Hospital.

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Maple Façade Designs Undergo Specialist Testing For New Car Park | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 25/04/19 09:00

Maple are set to carry out specialist testing on a new architectural façade for a Liverpool car park.

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"Indestructible" Roller Blinds For Student Accomodation | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 24/04/19 08:27

Here at Maple, we’re used to supplying products for challenging environments – you might not think student accommodation would be one of them.

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Maple Commissioned For Rolls Royce Brise Soleil Project | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 13/03/19 16:16

With a focus on quality, innovation and attention to detail, Maple could be described as the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of architectural façade companies... Here’s new proof.

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Maple supply 160 Office Blinds for Chorley Digital Office Park | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 05/03/19 08:40

Problem-solving will be part of everyday life at the new Chorley Digital Office Park – so Maple are proud to have played our part already.

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Maple's Largest Ever Brise Soleil Blades | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 20/02/19 17:03

Maple are creating some of the largest brise soleil blades ever seen in the UK for a new innovation centre in Hull.

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Maple To Install Natural Material Brise Soleil For Taylors | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 25/01/19 12:01

We’ve been commissioned to supply and install a timber system for Taylors of Harrogate, the world-famous tea and coffee company.

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Wood-Effect Brise Soleil On Sports Centre | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 15/01/19 10:00

Maple are helping the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead achieve a bold environmental target.

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Maple To Install Architectuarl Façades For New Liverpool Car Park | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 09/01/19 15:26

 

Maple have teamed up with main contractor Willmott Dixon and architects Leach Rhodes Walker on another striking car park project in Liverpool.

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Roller Blinds Supplied For Audi Showroom Refurbishment | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 04/12/18 08:15

Roller blinds are often considered an afterthought ― a functional distraction to the design aesthetic.

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Brise Soleil & Louvre Project for London Cancer Hub | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 23/11/18 10:44

Eighteen metre high aluminium fins are the stand-out feature of Maple’s latest project win.

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Vertical Fins & Brise Soleil For Atkins Epson HQ | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 23/11/18 10:04

At Maple, we pride ourselves in working closely with architects ― from project concept to delivery. However, at Woodcote Grove in Surrey, they were right next door.

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Advanced Roller Blind System Keeps Swimmers Safe | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 20/11/18 15:25

Maple have installed advanced roller blinds at a Bolton leisure centre that could quite literally be the difference between life and death.

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Maple use innovative system for ‘free-standing’ rooftop louvred plant screen in Manchester

Posted by Alfie Newton on 09/11/18 14:54

Manchester City Council are refurbishing a 1960s building in Hulme to create a district office.

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Magnetic Handles Control Roller Blind System On School Campus | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 09/11/18 14:33

Even after 35 years at the forefront of the commercial blind business, we acknowledge that there’s not much to some standard roller blind systems. They go up. And they come down.

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Specialist Fixings Used For Roller Blinds At Police HQ | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 06/11/18 09:55

Maple have supplied and installed 145 roller blinds for a new police headquarters in Blackpool. And just like the Lancashire Constabulary, our successful outcome came from careful investigations.

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H&M Liverpool Store Install Maple Architectural Façades | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 05/11/18 14:06

Maple have supplied and installed 700 square metres of architectural panels to a new H&M store in Liverpool.

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Specialist Brise Soleil Fins Provide Wind Protection | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 05/11/18 07:37

Giant vertical fins that protect a new research facility in North Wales from direct sun must also deal with another weather challenge ― the wind.

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Architectural Façades Installed At Rotherham Bus Station | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 02/11/18 10:32

We've teamed up again with Spanish supplier IMAR to bring visions to reality at the new Rotherham Interchange

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Colour Coded Architectural Panels For Car Park | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 31/10/18 15:27

Forgetting where you left your car may never be a problem in the new Kirby Corner car park at the University of Warwick.

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Louvred Panels Provide Ventilation At Aerospace Facility | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 26/10/18 10:54

Maple are using louvred panels to provide ventilation on a massive scale.

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Maple Deliver Solar Shading For UNESCO Site | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 26/10/18 10:03

Building on a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a challenge in itself.

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Maple Provide Brise Soleil & Weather Louvres For Training Centre | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 11/10/18 15:53

From the earliest beginnings of our company, Maple has been nurturing the skills of our people ― through training, apprenticeships and continuous personal development.

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Hexagon Inspired Façade Taking Shape In Salford | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 03/09/18 16:58

A dramatic façade for a new multi-storey car park will soon be making a big impact on Salford’s skyline.

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5 Steps To A Succesful Façade Project | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 03/09/18 11:17

At Maple, we believe that turning our clients’ unique design concepts into practical reality requires a consultative approach ― right from Day One. It’s no surprise we have a ‘Head of Pre-construction’. Here, Adam Jones explains why early collaboration, intelligent design and value engineering (and prototypes that leave nothing to chance) is the way to achieve the best results.

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Designing A Best-In-Class Weather Louvre System | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 29/08/18 14:06

Maple have created a commercially compelling weather louvre system with an innovative aerodynamic blade profile that can be easily converted from single-bank to double-bank to deliver Class A performance.

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Maple Undertake Giant Office Blind Project For The AA | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 21/08/18 09:44

We’re supplying and installing more than 300 roller blinds at the AA’s expanded base in the West Midlands.

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4 Different Types Of Façades Required For Car Park Project | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 15/08/18 16:31

Maple are supplying and installing four types of façades for a huge multi-storey car park in Coventry.

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University Protected By Brise Soleil Solar Shading | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 07/08/18 15:02

Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Law is located within the £37m Redmonds Building.

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Brise Soleil Fins Installed At University of Leicester | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 30/07/18 10:14

Maple are installing vertical brise soleil fins weighing nearly 100kg each at the University of Leicester’s refurbished Percy Gee Building.

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Brise Soleil Used For Innovative Balcony Screens | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 27/07/18 12:00

Maple have been collaborating on a different use for our solar screening systems.

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Bespoke Blinds Combine Performance & Style For Porsche | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 27/07/18 10:39

Maple’s bespoke blinds are combining style with performance for a new Porsche dealership in Edinburgh.

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Installing Brise Soleil System To Reduce Energy Costs | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 18/07/18 14:01

The first secondary school in the UK to use energy-saving Passivhaus design principles is being built for the Harris Foundation in the south London borough of Sutton.

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The Zak World of Façades international conference | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 17/07/18 15:56

One of the UK's leading solar shading and screening companies is taking part in an invitation-only, international conference on façade design and engineering.

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Creating Innovative Zig-Zag Façades For Manchester Hotel | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 17/07/18 15:08

Any development that’s called Circle Square is sure to challenge perceptions.

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Maple to supply vertical fin façade for prestigious Birmingham apartments

Posted by Alfie Newton on 10/07/18 15:33

Maple products will form an integral part in the design of a new development at Exchange Square in Birmingham.

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Expanded Mesh Architectural Façades Installed At Bonus Arena | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 29/06/18 10:16

We have completed work at Hull’s striking new music and events complex ― named this week as the Bonus Arena.

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Bespoke Architectural Façades Breathe New Life Into Car Park | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 27/06/18 11:27

Maple have completed a project with Harrogate Borough Council to revitalise a tired 1970s multi-storey.

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Maple help designer outlet with £23m makeover

Posted by Alfie Newton on 25/06/18 00:00

Maple are combining practicality and style at the Cheshire Oaks designer outlet.

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How to choose the right façade coating ― four steps towards the perfect result

Posted by Alfie Newton on 21/06/18 10:44

Here at Maple, we recognise that choosing the coating for a solar shading system is probably not top of the list for architects and specifiers.

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Façade Gives Alderlerly Park 'Architectural Significance' | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 20/06/18 14:09

We're involved in an exciting project to transform Alderley Park in Cheshire

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Decorative & Functional Façades For Glasgow Landmark | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 05/06/18 09:08

 

Maple teamed up with IMAR to create a car park façade that is as attractive as it is functional.

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The (Many) Benefits Of Anodising | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 01/06/18 11:00

Most people know that anodising is a cost-effective method of protecting aluminium against corrosion. But do you know that the process is also providing endless design possibilities for building exteriors?

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Decorative Car Park Panels Put Maple In Running For Award | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 17/05/18 09:10

Another Maple project has been short-listed for a prestigious award.

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Bespoke Ceiling Uses Exterior Blades For Aspinalls Interior | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 08/05/18 10:20

Maple have helped create a unique atmosphere inside an exclusive London gaming club.

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Range of Maple's Brise Soleil Systems On Display at University | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 02/05/18 15:01

Oxford Brookes University is one of the best places to view the range of Maple's solar screening products.

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Louvred panels for plant screen created off-side | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 17/04/18 16:00

Maple have taken an innovative and effective approach to installing plant screens at a landmark Welsh development.

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Dramatic Car Park Project Up For Building Of The Decade | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 17/04/18 15:48

One of Maple’s most dramatic car park projects is in the running to be named Building of the Decade for Cheshire and North Derbyshire.

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Bespoke Façade Systems Commissioned For Unsightly Car Park | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 17/04/18 11:19

Maple are working with Harrogate Borough Council to revitalise a tired 1970s multi-storey car park.

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Roller Blinds Supplied & Installed For Armani Sloane Square Store | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 09/04/18 13:25

Quality, clean lines and elegant functionality were all important considerations as Maple supplied and installed roller blinds for fashion retailer Armani.

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Vertical Fins, Louvre Doors & Climate Façades Installed At Rushden Lakes | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 06/04/18 14:16

Maple is proud to have been part of the UK’s largest out-of-town retail and leisure development in a decade.

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Maple & Vision Profiles Collaboration Reduces Design Time | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 19/03/18 15:07

 

Maple bosses have described working with one of the UK’s leading aluminium specialists as a ‘seamless experience’.

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Maple To Install Decorative Solar Shading For Primary School | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 14/03/18 12:23

Bursted Wood Primary School’s motto is ‘care and respect’ ― values that Maple will share on an exciting new project.

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Maple Supply and Install Aurora Brise Soleil System | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 05/03/18 08:23

Whenever you read about full-height glazing in a new development, you can be sure that Maple won’t be far away.

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UKHO To Use Maple's Aesthetic & Protective Solar Shading System | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 22/02/18 05:05

Maple are starting work on a solar shading system for the new UKHO headquarters in Taunton.

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Louvred Screening Project Protects Plant & Equipment At School | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 21/02/18 13:23

Maple has recently completed work on an exciting new secondary school in Twickenham.

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Timber Brise Soleil System Used At Primary School | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 19/02/18 09:14

Work has started on a new primary school to serve a growing community in North Tyneside.

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Changing The Role Of Car Park Design | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 19/02/18 05:00

Over the years, car parks have been among the ugliest and controversial buildings in towns and cities.

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Powder Coated Brise Soleil Protects Glazed Extension | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/02/18 07:40

Powder-coated in red to match the school’s branding, Maple’s shading at Ashville College is a work of art. And not just because we say so.

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Maple Develop Dramatic Decorative Façades For Salford Project | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 15/02/18 07:20

A design inspired by an Abu Dhabi skyscraper, and brought to life in the prototype area of Maple’s Stockport factory, will soon be making a big impact on Salford’s skyline.

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Innovative Brise Soleil Blades At Farnborough Airport | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 14/02/18 15:50

Visions have been brought to reality at Farnborough Airport.

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Stunning 50m Long Mural Façade Created For Croydon Store | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 06/02/18 14:56

 

Maple are helping create a stunning 50m long mural façade for a Croydon cash and carry.

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Commercial Blinds Commissioned For Luxury Rolls-Royce Showroom | Maple

Posted by Alfie Newton on 05/02/18 14:39

The Rolls-Royce showroom in Wilmslow is unlike any other ― with private bar, fine dining terrace and fully landscaped grounds.

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Brise Soleil & Climate Facades Installed At Police HQ | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 20/12/17 16:50

 

Maple have completed work on a new home for Northamptonshire Police.

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Maple Supplied 300+ Roller Blinds For High School | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 06/12/17 17:08

Maple provided the finishing touches to a new-build school in north Wales.

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Strata Corona Brise Soleil Used At Heathrow Office | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 17/11/17 14:26

Maple have completed work on solar shading for a new office building at Heathrow 

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Work Begins On Architectural Façade Car Park Project | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 17/11/17 10:26

Work has begun on a new multi-storey car park in the centre of Liverpool that architects say will contribute positively to the character of the city.

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Plant Louvres & Climate Façades Solve Cambridge Assesment Challenge | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 17/11/17 09:33

Maple is reinforcing Cambridge’s reputation as a difficult place to get into.

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Plant Louvres Installed For BBC Wale HQ | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 22:06

Here at Maple, we sometimes have to accept that no matter how passionate we are about our products, the bigger picture is far more exciting.

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Collaboration On Gold Decorative Façades For Car Park | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 22:02

Bridge Street car park starting to take shape and make a visual contribution to the urban realm. 

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Bespoke Rooflight System & Blinds Commissioned For Porsche | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 21:56

Maple were commissioned to supply ‘rollers’ for a prestigious Porsche dealership in West London.

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Maple Supply & Install Roller Blinds At Audi | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 21:52

Maple’s growing reputation within the motor retail sector continued in the South West.

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High NPS Score Achieved With Façade Installation at College | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 21:44

Maple have received impressive NPS scores for a new college project in Cornwall.

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Solar Screening On Display At Oxford Brookes University | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 21:40

Oxford Brookes University is one of the best places to view the range of Maple’s solar screening products.

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Maple To Make Mesh Façades For Hull Venue Car Park | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 21:35

Creating a car park to sit alongside an architectural icon was always going to be challenge.

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Ventilation Louvres & Brise Soleil Protect Beneden Hospotal | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 21:34

Maple have partnered with one of the UK’s largest contractors to complete the redevelopment, expansion and improvement of a flagship independent hospital for the Benenden Hospital Trust.

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Bespoke Roller Blinds Engineered for Mercedes Benz | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 21:27

Maple’s state-of-the-art roller blinds provided the finishing touches to a luxury car dealership selling the ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’.

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Timber Blade Brise Soleil Protect Elliott's Field Retail Park | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 21:14

 

Elliott’s Field Retail Park in Rugby is one of very few UK retail parks to have achieved a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating for sustainability.

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Aluminium louvres Protect Swimmers At Leisure Centre | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 20:57

High performance solar shading from Maple Sunscreening is improving safety for swimmers at the new £11 million Rochdale Leisure Centre.

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Climate Façade Protect Proton Beam Therapy Centre Patients | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 20:55

Vertical fins serve a practical and aesthetic purpose at a state-of-the-art therapy centre in Manchester.

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Aviation-themed solar shading for Farnborough Airport | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/11/17 11:01

Sweeping curves of aluminium brise soleil blades will set an aeronautical theme at the new Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

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Versatile Shading Solutions for Prologis | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 14/11/17 12:04

We have demonstrated the versatility of our solar shading solutions ― and the quality of our service ― at a huge logistics and distribution property in Northants.

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Where Does The Maple Name Come From? | Maple

Posted by David Carroll on 16/10/17 11:50

We’re often asked where the Maple name comes from.

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