About us

Shropshire Door Canopies produce quality handmade Oak and Premium Redwood timber canopies and porches.

We produce a range of porches and front door canopies in several different designs, but we also make bespoke porches and canopies – see our bespoke page for more info.

We are a family owned and operated business founded in 2010 by Dan Pritchard at The Old Estate Yard in Ellesmere. We moved in 2023 to The Woodshed  -a purpose built workshop just outside of Ellesmere.

Dan Pritchard in the Shropshire Door Canopies Workshop
Dan Pritchard in the original Shropshire Door Canopies Workshop

The Westminster on show in Ellesmere.

Quality Oak and Premium Redwood products

Since we began we have become known for the quality of our products and the materials we use.

Our Oak is sourced from quality European suppliers and barn stored for at least 12 months before use, while our Premium Redwood comes from top suppliers in Sweden.

Environmental sustainability

We take the environment seriously and all our timber comes from FSC and PEFC Certified suppliers.

Our offices, workshop and home are all heated with waste timber products from the workshop.

Alongside this, since 2010 we have rolled out our own tree planting programme.

In the last 14 years we have planted over 1,500 indigenous hardwood trees covering almost 2 acres of our own land in the Shropshire countryside.

How we started

Dan wanted to be a carpenter as long as he can remember and followed his father into the trade.

After finishing his apprenticeship he set up business on his own, working in building and property renovation.

Among many other projects, he built a front door canopy for his own house. But when people kept asking him to make a similar canopy for their houses, Shropshire Door Canopies was born.