About us

Delivering pioneering bespoke structures for over 30 years

We’re a family business based in Erlestoke, Wiltshire, with many long term clients including blue chip industrial companies alongside other businesses, schools and a variety of educational and sports organisations.

We offer a full turnkey service covering every aspect, including planning assistance, internal facilities, surfaces and finance options.

All our structures meet building standards, require no additional or minimal groundworks in many cases and are quickly deployable.




Total area covered (m2)

Area covered in 2022 (m2)

Years delivering bespoke structures


Robin Colenso founded CopriSystems in February 1989, after originally entering the industry through the establishment of an international haulage company.

After being impressed by the retractable canopy concept at a trade show, Robin helped to develop and expand the product range to address the needs of industries ranging from industrial to education.



Robin’s son, Rafe worked from the bottom up in the company, starting as a labourer in school holidays, continuing as a labourer and forklift driver after school, helping to get to know the product and the industry further.  

Rafe bought the company from his father in 2009 and has now been in the industry for near on 20 years providing him with a huge amount of experience. Rafe  is not deterred by any project, situation or issue. 


In Rafe’s time in charge, he’s developed the bespoke approach to better meet the needs of clients. The company has also added to its design and build portfolio, increasing steel clad structures in the industrial sector, sport domes, agricultural buildings and Geodesic domes.

The company is expanding year on year thanks to incredible customer loyalty and a growing reputation for bespoke solutions and customer service. The team is growing too and we’ve now constructed and moved into new offices to accommodate the growth moving forward.

An Established Family Business with Passion and Expertise.

My father established CopriSystems 30 years ago and from the outset, I was involved in one way or another. Learning the nuts and bolts of the business formed my expertise and has helped me stay at the forefront of the fabric-covered structures industry, with a passion for continuing improvements to their design and functionality.

Product Longevity and Sustainability

During this time, I’ve been pushing for greater longevity
in our product to benefit our customers and help reduce harmful Greenhouse gases. For this reason, all our frames are galvanised steel or Glulam wood, which is sustainably sourced with six trees planted in place of each tree used.

Find out more about our commitment to sustainability.

As a company, we’ve also been working closely with our suppliers to create ever-improving insulation on all covering materials. For example, with PVC fabric, great progress has been made and promising developments are ongoing. Our PVC fabric provides CopriSystems customers with wind and rain proof structures perfect for unpredictable weather. Our finest materials with added features such as ventilation also allow customers to control the environment of their temporary or permanent structures, allowing storage of sensitive items.

Turnaround Times

With all our structures we’ve developed a unique installation method, allowing for a quick and safe turnaround that ensures minimal inconvenience to the customer. This is certainly much appreciated by so many of our customers working to just-in-time requirements.


With the expertise of our team, our customer focus, superior products and logistical skills, I strongly believe CopriSystems is best positioned to create and deliver the highest standard of structures to customers.

Rafe Colenso



We are fully committed to achieving, and adhering to, industry-recognised standards in health & safety, quality, environmental protection, training & qualifications. 

UKWA membership gives us access to support from Britain’s leading trade organisation for the logistics sector, ensuring that we continue to operate safely, ethically and maintain high standards of operation.

We’re a SAPCA Principal Contrator for Tennis and Padel Courts. SAPCA is the UK trade association for the sports and play facility construction industry.  SAPCA membership is achieved through strict admission criteria and recognises us as a business that follows an excellent code of professional conduct and meets high construction standards. 

ISO 9001 is the world’s most recognised quality management system standard, established by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).

ISO 9001 helps organisations implement clear, repeatable processes to maintain a quality service for their customers every time.

Cyber Essentials certification indicates that we take a proactive stance against malicious cyber attacks and have taken the essential precautions to protect ourselves against cyber threats.

We are extremely proud to have become partner members of the Tennis Industry Association (TIA). We join the likes of The LTA, The All England Club, Wilson and TigerTurf UK in wearing this badge of honour

Alcumus Safe Contractors accreditation has checked that we meet the necessary requirements around health and safety, equal opportunities, diversity and environmental management practices.

We’ve been approved by approvedbusiness.co.uk

ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed and recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems. An EMS supports organisations in identifying, managing, monitoring and controlling environmental processes.

Some of our clients

Some of our clients

Some of our clients