Built strong to last!

Coastline Constructions Pty Ltd was founded in 1979 by Bob Frankham, a local Gold Coast builder, who started off as a crafty tradesman, innovatively pushing housing structures to a new level. It wasn’t long before Bob’s ideas were noticed by ‘Automatic Welding and Engineering’, a steel fabrication company that paved the way for Bob to introduce into the aluminium market; automotive accessories such as tray bodies and bull bars.

In 1986, Bob founded C&B Mobile Fitting Service Pty Ltd. after seeing a lack of service in the after-market motor industry and began to specialise in custom manufactured fit-outs for vehicles. C&B Mobile Fitting Service Pty Ltd was a family-owned and operated business that originally commenced trading from Bob’s home in 1986 and later moved in 2003 to a larger factory complex in Leda Drive, Burleigh Heads. At that time, the company serviced the motor industry on the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers including Coffs Harbour with its mobile fitting service. C&B developed a business that proved very popular with motor dealers and the public, due to the convenient nature of the mobile service.

During the years of operation of C&B Mobile Fitting Service Pty Ltd., Bob continually had requests from customers for a fibreglass canopy which fitted directly onto a tray with large access doors on all 3 sides. Bob undertook market research of such a canopy and was told by an international company that there was no such market for this type of product, as they had already explored this avenue. However, Bob took a commercial gamble and Australian Work Leisure Canopy (AWLC) commenced in 2000.

AWLC moved in 2007 to Central Drive, Burleigh Heads and was currently owned and operated by Bob and Caryl Frankham, sons Graham & Darryl Frankham are both now the Owners of AWL Canopies since 2016.

Now operating from Yatala on the Gold Coast, AWLC offers a wide range of custom and standard fit-outs that are practical, but also aesthetically pleasing with the capacity to cater in aftermarket accessories. Along with this development, they have been able to give customers options such as windows, roof racks, extension racks for carrying long ladders, door warning system and remote locks. It has also become very popular for the leisure market and retirees who wish to go cruising with their caravan and require a system available to lock up all their incidental items.

This project has proved very successful for many government departments, electricity and trade companies, transporting expensive items which are locked in a safe, waterproof environment.

AWLC is committed to quality products and design, health and safety requirements and most importantly; customer satisfaction.

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Built strong to last!

AWL Canopies service is second to none; we will always put our customers first and go that extra mile for them. AWL Canopies strive to give the best service not only at the time of your quote or when your job is going through production but we also have after care service and to always make sure our customers are happy with their canopy unit! AWL strives to give the best before and after service.


AWL canopies have designed our new I Series to the latest canopy standard.

We have gone from T-Handle Locking to Slam Lock Central locking with Door warning standard on every canopy unit, our canopies aren’t just secure but also stylish with our new design and style we have brought to the Australian market. Each canopy unit comes standard with 3 internal LED Lights, Slam lock central Locking & Door warning option of 2 or 3 door canopies (IX Range only for a 2-door canopy).

AWL Canopies 5 Points of Difference:

  1. Canopy Unit Slam Lock Central Locking
  2. Canopy Unit Door warning System
  3. Internal LED Lights on side doors and centre of canopy unit
  4. Innovation & Design to suit OHS & Weight Equipment for today’s market
  5. Five year warranty to match Vehicle Warranty period