After 25 years of being the factory manager in a large shelter manufacturing company Charles Barnes saw the opportunity to provide clients with high quality canopies and shelters of a more bespoke nature and move away from mass produced steel products that are made to fit, not built to size.

So in August 2010 he set up Maypole Manufacturing and in March 2014 started Maypole Manufacturing T/A Shelter Solutions. This was the long established and well respected company owned by Jon Massey.

Colin Barber who worked with Charles for 10 plus years and who previously worked with Jon continued and together to grow the company by providing high quality products at low prices, as they did not have the overheads crippling larger companies.

Alex Thomas BSc (Hons) MSc (Hons) joined Charles & Colin to become head of design, working closely with clients to ensure they received the perfect canopy or shelter.

Shelter Solutions who used to deal only in steel products were transformed as the three key players specialised in Aluminium canopies and shelters, mainly high quality bus shelters, putting Shelter Solutions in the unique position of being one of only a few companies who can produce both steel and aluminium product.

Based in Knowsley they cover the whole county providing a unique service, providing free site surveys and giving potential customers free impartial advice, prices on their chosen designs and artist impressions, all for free. This is done with confidence knowing that their prices are so competitive, as they are all hand made in their own UK factory, so costs are kept low while quality is high.

Once manufactured, the same team will install the canopies or shelters, thereby ensuring not only the continued quality but pride in their work.

Maypole Manufacturing T/A Shelter Solutions are proud to have qualifications:-

  • Construction Line Gold Standard.
  • CHAS
  • Streetworks Qualifications for all fitters
  • DBS Certified for all staff
  • CSCS cards
  • SSSTS certified