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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 help Windsor and Maidenhead sports centre meet environmental targets with wood-effect brise soleil.

Posted by Alfie Newton on 15-Jan-2019 10:00:03

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

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Maple back on board with leading architects for maritime-inspired Liverpool car cark

Posted by Alfie Newton on 09-Jan-2019 15:26:28

Maple have teamed up with architects Leach Rhodes Walker on another striking car park project in Liverpool.

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Maple respond to architect’s vision with curved brise soleil at University of Essex

Posted by Alfie Newton on 06-Dec-2018 16:52:19

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

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Maple supply roller blinds for Audi showroom refurbishment in Guildford

Posted by Alfie Newton on 04-Dec-2018 08:15:04

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

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Maple reputation wins brise soleil and louvre project for London Cancer Hub

Posted by Alfie Newton on 23-Nov-2018 10:44:10

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

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Maple’s vertical fins and brise soleil make impressive design statement for Atkins offices in Epsom

Posted by Alfie Newton on 23-Nov-2018 10:04:58

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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Maple keeps swimmers safe with advanced roller blind system

Posted by Alfie Newton on 20-Nov-2018 15:25:49

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-Nov-2018 14:54:13

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

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Maple use magnets for an attractive blind control system on Darlington school campus

Posted by Alfie Newton on 09-Nov-2018 14:33:23

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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Maple use specialist fixings for heavy Ultra roller blinds at Blackpool police HQ

Posted by Alfie Newton on 06-Nov-2018 09:55:07

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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Maple design, manufacture and install perforated architectural panels to Liverpool H&M store

Posted by Alfie Newton on 05-Nov-2018 14:06:39

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

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Brise soleil challenges a breeze for Maple at North Wales research centre

Posted by Alfie Newton on 05-Nov-2018 07:37:51

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 façade at Rotherham bus station is just the ticket

Posted by Alfie Newton on 02-Nov-2018 10:32:01

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

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No grey areas as Maple rise to colour challenge for state-of-the-art campus car park

Posted by Alfie Newton on 31-Oct-2018 15:27:50

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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Maple weather louvres provide ventilation for Farnborough industrial building

Posted by Alfie Newton on 26-Oct-2018 10:54:19

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

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Maple show that complex solar shading projects don’t have to be taxing

Posted by Alfie Newton on 26-Oct-2018 10:03:37

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

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Maple combine skills and technology for brise soleil on Oxford training centre

Posted by Alfie Newton on 11-Oct-2018 15:53:47

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 car park façade taking shape in Salford

Posted by Alfie Newton on 03-Sep-2018 16:58:08

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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Bringing visions to reality: five steps to a successful façade project

Posted by Alfie Newton on 03-Sep-2018 11:17:54

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 ― High Performance With Clear Commercial Benefits

Posted by Alfie Newton on 29-Aug-2018 14:06:34

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 to the rescue with internal blind project for the AA

Posted by Alfie Newton on 21-Aug-2018 09:44:25

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

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Timing is everything as Maple win façade project for Coventry car park

Posted by Alfie Newton on 15-Aug-2018 16:31:52

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

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Maple to supply brise soleil system as state-of-the-art LJMU School of Law continues to evolve

Posted by Alfie Newton on 07-Aug-2018 15:02:55

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

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Gee whiz... Maple take on heavy-duty brise soleil project at Leicester uni

Posted by Alfie Newton on 30-Jul-2018 10:14:32

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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Innovative application for Maple's solar screening at Tidbury Court

Posted by Alfie Newton on 27-Jul-2018 12:00:42

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

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Full speed ahead as Maple deliver roller blind project for Porsche Edinburgh

Posted by Alfie Newton on 27-Jul-2018 10:39:34

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

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Maple installs a brise soleil system at Sutton secondary school

Posted by Alfie Newton on 18-Jul-2018 14:01:27

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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Maple exhibiting at world's leading façade conference

Posted by Alfie Newton on 17-Jul-2018 15:56:26

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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Maple to create innovative zig-zag façade for new Manchester hotel

Posted by Alfie Newton on 17-Jul-2018 15:08:33

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-Jul-2018 15:33:04

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

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Maple’s architectural façades are a ‘Bonus’ at Hull concert venue

Posted by Alfie Newton on 29-Jun-2018 10:16:00

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

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Architectural façades help breathe new life into Harrogate car park

Posted by Alfie Newton on 27-Jun-2018 11:27:27

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-Jun-2018 00:00:00

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-Jun-2018 10:44:02

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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Maple reflect on prestigious water garden development

Posted by Alfie Newton on 20-Jun-2018 14:09:22

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

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Perfect partners - Maple engage steel experts for landmark Glasgow car park

Posted by Alfie Newton on 05-Jun-2018 09:08:00

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

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Carving a reputation for solar shading at the University of Huddersfield

Posted by Alfie Newton on 04-Jun-2018 16:50:27

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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The benefits of anodising

Posted by Alfie Newton on 01-Jun-2018 11:00:53

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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Team-work the key as Liverpool project closes in on construction award

Posted by Alfie Newton on 17-May-2018 09:10:00

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

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Maple deal winning hand at Crown London Aspinalls

Posted by Alfie Newton on 08-May-2018 10:20:00

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

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Top modern university is shop window to show Maple's skills

Posted by Alfie Newton on 02-May-2018 15:01:08

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

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Maple’s perfect formula for new Welsh science park

Posted by Alfie Newton on 17-Apr-2018 16:00:01

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

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Building of the Decade ― Vote for Maple’s stunning car park project

Posted by David Carroll on 17-Apr-2018 15:48:51

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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New lease of life for Harrogate car park

Posted by Alfie Newton on 17-Apr-2018 11:19:00

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

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Armani put Maple in the shop window

Posted by Alfie Newton on 09-Apr-2018 13:25:52

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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Giant retail and leisure development showcases range of Maple products

Posted by Alfie Newton on 06-Apr-2018 14:16:49

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 experience 50% reduction in design time following successful collaboration with Vision Profiles

Posted by Alfie Newton on 19-Mar-2018 15:07:34

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 façade for London primary school

Posted by Alfie Newton on 14-Mar-2018 12:23:51

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's solar solutions to the fore as glass dominates new office building in Cheltenham

Posted by Alfie Newton on 05-Mar-2018 08:23:10

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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Maple helps navigate solar challenges with brise soleil system for UK Hydrographic Office

Posted by Alfie Newton on 22-Feb-2018 05:05:00

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

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Maple has helped to tackle a project for a Twickenham School

Posted by Alfie Newton on 21-Feb-2018 13:23:55

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

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Wood is preferred option for Backworth Park Primary School

Posted by Alfie Newton on 19-Feb-2018 09:14:02

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

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Pay and display - the changing role of car park design

Posted by Alfie Newton on 19-Feb-2018 05:00:00

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

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Picture this - Maple creates ‘frame’ façade for Ashville school sports centre

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Feb-2018 07:40:00

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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From UAE to Salford - Maple help transform hexagon vision to reality

Posted by Alfie Newton on 15-Feb-2018 07:20:00

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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Farnborough project lives up to 3D vision as exhibition centre prepares to open

Posted by Alfie Newton on 14-Feb-2018 15:50:59

Visions have been brought to reality at Farnborough Airport.

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Maple to help solve Chinese puzzle for ambitious design

Posted by Alfie Newton on 06-Feb-2018 14:56:12

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

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A marque of quality at super-luxury Rolls-Royce showroom

Posted by Alfie Newton on 05-Feb-2018 14:39:19

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

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Maple deal winning hand for London casino

Posted by Alfie Newton on 25-Jan-2018 08:43:00

Maple are helping to create a unique atmosphere inside an exclusive London gaming club

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Maple on the case for new police HQ

Posted by David Carroll on 20-Dec-2017 16:50:28

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

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Maple supplied roller blinds for award-winning Welsh ‘super school’

Posted by David Carroll on 06-Dec-2017 17:08:00

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

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Brise Soleil makes an entrance at new Heathrow office complex

Posted by David Carroll on 17-Nov-2017 14:26:58

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

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Maple façades take multi-storey design to new heights

Posted by David Carroll on 17-Nov-2017 10:26:37

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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Maple pass the test with Cambridge Assessment

Posted by David Carroll on 17-Nov-2017 09:33:12

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

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Maple proud to be involved in landmark Cardiff development of BBC Wales headquarters.

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 22:06:46

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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Maple help architects strike gold at Warrington's Bridge Street car park

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 22:02:21

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

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Porsche dealership prefers rollers...but it’s not what you think

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 21:56:03

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

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Maple supplied 18 roller blinds at Audi Exeter

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 21:52:50

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

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Cornish college clients give ‘recommend’ boost to Maple service

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 21:44:44

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

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Top modern university is shop window for Maple skills

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 21:40:24

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

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Maple share top billing for Hull concert venue

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 21:35:21

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

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Maple shading just what the doctor ordered at Benenden Hospital

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 21:34:13

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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Engineered for Mercedes-Benz ― Maple installs window blinds

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 21:27:24

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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Maple to help champion sustainability at Elliott's Field Retail Park

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 21:14:41

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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Maple's solar shading keeps swimmers safer

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 20:57:09

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

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Maple products enhance patient experience at Proton Beam centre

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 20:55:46

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

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Maple delivers aviation-themed solar shading at Farnborough Airport

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Nov-2017 11:01:23

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

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Maple combines product quality with service excellence for Prologis project

Posted by David Carroll on 14-Nov-2017 12:04:03

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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What’s in a name?

Posted by David Carroll on 16-Oct-2017 11:50:00

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

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