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FAQ’s 2017-08-16T13:40:10+00:00

We have put together a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding verandas and carports to help you get the answers you need quickly and easily. If the below FAQ’s do not answer your queries, then please contact us for advice.

Veranda FAQ’s

Are verandas taxable? 2017-08-16T13:28:29+00:00

Yes. VAT will need to be paid at purchase at the standard rate. However, if you are eligible for tax exemption then tax does not apply.

Do verandas look unsightly? 2017-08-16T13:28:02+00:00

No, our verandas are modern appearances with hidden guttering for a clean, fresh look.
Also, as our verandas can be powder coated to any colour, they will seamlessly blend into their surroundings, or can be finished as a statement structure to complement the building.

Are verandas safe? 2017-08-16T13:27:46+00:00

Not all verandas are safe. However, Canoports UK structures have under-gone independent structural engineer calculations for wind and snow loadings for the UK. Be aware of veranda manufacturers that do not supply and wind and snow calculations with their structures.

Are verandas expensive? 2019-02-12T15:37:11+00:00

No, an average veranda is between £3000 – £4000 to buy and it comes with a 25-year life expectancy. From as little as £120 per year (equals to 2.30p per week) your car is protected from the elements and so are you when you are migrating from dwelling to your car.

Are verandas worth the money? 2017-08-16T13:24:49+00:00

Yes, they not only add value and functionality your garden, but also create a great opportunity to have additional cover from the weather.

Are verandas a good investment? 2017-08-16T13:24:35+00:00

A good quality veranda will enhance the owners use of the premises by offering cover from the weather and adds value to the property.

Are metal verandas long lasting? 2017-08-16T13:24:19+00:00

Please refer to our Good Veranda Guide to demonstrate the pros and cons of different metals, timber, aluminium and steel verandas.

How are verandas measured? 2017-08-16T13:23:37+00:00

Verandas are measured in metric (metres and cm) the width is classed as the length of the canopy and the measurement from the building to the gutter section is classed as the projection.

How do verandas work? 2017-08-16T13:23:22+00:00

Verandas work by installing them onto the dwelling and are used as a barrier against the elements.

How much do verandas cost? 2017-08-16T13:23:06+00:00

The price of our verandas will pleasantly surprise you, however price depends on the size required, please contact us for a free quick quote today.

How do you make your verandas? 2017-08-16T13:22:09+00:00

Our verandas are made at our factory in Leicester, using mechanical fixings and external bolts.

How high are your verandas? 2017-08-16T13:21:54+00:00

Canoports verandas can be up to 3m high at the front. And a maximum of 22.5 degrees (pitch) at the back.

How are your verandas fixed to the floor? 2017-08-16T13:21:04+00:00

There are two methods to fixing a veranda to the ground, method one is to bolt each post to a concrete foundation that is suitable and sufficient for the size of the veranda you are installing. These are normally a size of 600mm x 600mm x 600mm. Method two is to make a hole varying in size up to 600mm x 600mm x 600mm, once the roof sheets and veranda have been installed, backfill concrete around the post (cast in) then make good around the post.

Can I install my veranda myself? 2017-08-16T13:20:42+00:00

Yes, our verandas are available in a kit-form with a fully illustrated installation guide.

How do I clean my veranda? 2017-08-16T13:20:24+00:00

We recommend a warm soapy solution with a non-abrasive brush is used once every 6 months to keep your veranda looking new.

How much do verandas weigh? 2017-08-16T13:20:06+00:00

Our Verandas are manufactured from aluminium extrusion and are therefore light in weight compared to other frame materials on the market. The larger the veranda, the heavier they become. Please contact us if you would like to know the specific weight of each component.

Are verandas available in different designs? 2017-08-16T13:19:32+00:00

Yes, our products as standard have modern, clean-line appearances however, with the addition of the Victorian Upgrade, they are transformed into decorative, traditional style structures.

Do verandas prevent frost? 2017-08-16T13:19:18+00:00

Yes, verandas act as a barrier to the cold, our polycarbonate roofing panels are multi-layered and therefore offer the best prevention from frost to garden furniture underneath.

What are verandas made of? 2017-08-16T13:19:04+00:00

Our verandas are made from aluminium frames which are natural rust resistant, and are glazed with a choice of vandal and shatter resistant polycarbonate or toughened glass.

What are solar verandas? 2017-08-16T13:18:46+00:00

Solar verandas are verandas with an additional solar panel installed on the roof. Our veranda 35 is robust enough to enable solar panels to be installed upon the roof.

What shops sell verandas? 2017-08-16T13:18:26+00:00

Canoports UK verandas are not sold directly in stores. They are manufactured in England and delivered directly to your home or place of business. We do have a number of approved resellers who do sell them in store, please contact us for your local dealer

What sizes are verandas available in? 2017-08-16T13:17:53+00:00

Our verandas can be manufactured to any length with a projection up to 6m depending on the product chosen.

What is a veranda? 2017-08-16T13:17:35+00:00

A veranda is a name given to a structure that gives shade and shelter from the elements and is normally installed on the side of a dwelling.

Who installs verandas? 2017-08-16T13:17:13+00:00

Canoports UK supply kit-form verandas for the DIY and trade market. They can easily be self-installed by a competent installer or building company however, Canoports UK have a network of installation companies that we work with across the UK.

Who manufactures verandas? 2017-08-16T13:12:56+00:00

Canoports UK manufactures verandas for the residential and commercial market across the UK.

Who are Canoports UK? 2017-08-16T13:11:43+00:00

Canoports UK is limited business which is in partnership with the Milwood Group.

Where can I buy verandas? 2017-08-16T13:12:35+00:00

You can buy verandas online or in store. We recommend that you thoroughly research the different types of verandas by using our Good Veranda Guide.

Where is Canoports UK Located? 2017-08-16T13:08:19+00:00

Canoports UK is located at:
First Floor, South Wing, 1 James Whatman Court, Turkey Mill Business Park, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5PP.

Carport FAQ’s

Are carports taxable? 2017-08-16T13:06:39+00:00

Yes. VAT will need to be paid at purchase at the standard rate. However, if you are eligible for tax exemption then tax does not apply.

Do carports look unsightly? 2017-08-16T13:06:22+00:00

No, our carports are modern appearances with hidden guttering for a clean, fresh look.
Also, as our carports can be powder coated to any colour, they will seamlessly blend into their surroundings, or can be finished as a statement structure to complement the building.

Are carports safe? 2017-08-16T13:06:04+00:00

Not all carports are safe. However, Canoports UK structures have under-gone independent structural engineer calculations for wind and snow loadings for the UK. Be aware of carport manufacturers that do not supply and wind and snow calculations with their structures.

Are carports expensive? 2017-08-16T13:05:46+00:00

No, an average carport is between £1000 – £2000 to buy and it comes with a 25-year life expectancy. From as little as £40 per year (equals to 77p per week) your car is protected from the elements and so are you when you are migrating from dwelling to your car.

Are carports worth the money? 2017-08-16T13:05:30+00:00

Yes, they not only add value and functionality your garden, but also create a great opportunity to have additional cover from the weather.

Are carports a good investment? 2017-08-16T13:05:04+00:00

A good quality carport will enhance the owners use of the premises by offering cover from the weather and adds value to the property.

Are metal carports long lasting? 2017-08-16T13:04:46+00:00

Please refer to our Good Carport Guide to demonstrate the pros and cons of different metals, timber, aluminium and steel carports.

How are carports measured? 2017-08-16T13:02:48+00:00

Carports are measured in metric (metres and cm) the width is classed as the length of the canopy and the measurement from the building to the gutter section is classed as the projection.

How do carports work? 2017-08-16T13:02:24+00:00

Carports work by installing them onto the dwelling and are used as a barrier against the elements.

How much do carports cost? 2017-08-16T12:46:38+00:00

The price of our carports will pleasantly surprise you, however price depends on the size required, please contact us for a free quick quote today.

How do you make your carports? 2017-08-16T12:46:16+00:00

Our carports are made at our factory in Leicester, using mechanical fixings and external bolts.

How high are your carports? 2017-08-16T12:46:00+00:00

Canoports UK carports can be up to 3m high at the front. And a maximum of 22.5 degrees (pitch) at the back.

How are your carports fixed to the ground? 2017-08-16T12:45:42+00:00

There are two methods to fixing our carports to the ground, method one is to bolt each post to a concrete foundation that is suitable and sufficient for the size of the carport you are installing. These are normally a size of 600mm x 600mm x 600mm. Method two is to make a hole varying in size up to 600mm x 600mm x 600mm, once the roof sheets and carport have been installed, backfill concrete around the post (cast in) then make good around the post.

Can I install my carport myself? 2017-08-16T12:44:35+00:00

Yes, our carports are available in a kit-form with a fully illustrated installation guide.

How do I clean my carport? 2017-08-16T12:44:14+00:00

We recommend a warm soapy solution with a non-abrasive brush is used once every 6 months to keep your carport looking new.

How much do carports weigh? 2017-08-16T12:43:58+00:00

Our Carports are manufactured from aluminium extrusion and are therefore light in weight compared to other frame materials on the market. The larger the carport, the heavier they become. Please contact us if you would like to know the specific weight of each component.

Are carports available in different designs? 2017-08-16T12:43:39+00:00

Yes, our products as standard have modern, clean-line appearances however, with the addition of the Victorian Upgrade, they are transformed into decorative, traditional style structures.

Do carports prevent frost? 2017-08-16T12:43:13+00:00

Yes, carports act as a barrier to the cold, our polycarbonate roofing panels are multi-layered and therefore offer the best prevention from frost to your car underneath.

What are carports made from? 2017-08-16T12:42:53+00:00

Our carports are made from fully aluminium frames and are covered with a choice of vandal and shatter resistant polycarbonate or toughened glass roof panels.

What are solar carports? 2017-08-16T12:42:34+00:00

Solar carports are carports with an additional solar panel installed on the roof. Our carport 35 is robust enough to enable solar panels to be installed upon the roof. Please contact us if this is something you are interested in.

What stores sell your carports? 2017-08-16T12:41:12+00:00

Canoports UK do not have physical stores. Our structures are manufactured in England and delivered directly to your home or place of business. However, we have many approved resellers, many of which have stores that you can visit. Contact us to find out what stores are local to you.

What sizes are your carports available in? 2017-08-16T12:40:28+00:00

Our carports can be manufactured to any length with a projection of up to 6m depending on the structure chosen.

Who manufactures carports? 2017-08-16T12:38:47+00:00

Canoports UK supply kit-form carports for the DIY and trade market. They can easily be self-installed by a competent installer or building company, however Canoports UK have a network of installation companies that can install the carport for you.

Who makes carports? 2017-08-10T15:51:48+00:00

Canoports UK manufactures carports and verandas and for the residential and commercial market across the UK.

Who owns Canoports UK? 2017-08-10T15:51:32+00:00

Canoports UK is a UK limited business which is in partnership with the Milwood Group.

Where can I buy a carport? 2017-08-10T15:47:02+00:00

You can buy our carports online. We recommend that you thoroughly research the different types of carports by downloading The Good Carport Guide.

Where is Canoports UK located? 2017-08-16T12:37:42+00:00

Canoports UK is located at:
First Floor, South Wing, 1 James Whatman Court, Turkey Mill Business Park, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5PP.

What is a carport? 2017-08-16T12:41:52+00:00

A carport is a structure that provides shade and shelter from the weather to cars and other vehicles and is normally installed on the side of a dwelling.