Project Architect:
Bell Gabbert & Associates
Location:
Wagaman Primary School, 35 Wagaman Terrace, Darwin, NT Northern Territory

Translucent Skylights Wagaman Primary School Darwin Northern Territory

3mtr free span

This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system and showcases it's suitability for commercial developments. Everbright E610 Opal was used recently at Wagaman Primary School, 35 Wagaman Terrace, Darwin, NT. This development was in a severe cyclonic region D, and consisted of the following;

2 x translucent Everbright skylights @ 3mtr panel length x 4mtr, with locking system LS2.1. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available. Our panels simply clip together making the installation process very rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site.
The total project area was 24 square meters and the Everbright spans were 3mtr.

The design brief for this development was for a unique looking translucent system, that would provide a fresh modern appearance maximizing all the natural light available. The client requirements were for a product that was 100% fully trafficable, self cleaning, impact and cyclone resistance. Additionally the selected material was required to have a long life span, superior thermal and acoustic performance characteristics.

The Everbright E610's increased free span capabilities, made our polycarbonate system an excellent choice for this project giving the desired effect, as it is one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today. For developments of this nature Everbright additional benefit, is that in the unlikely event of students climbing on the roof or even falling from a substantial height, our polycarbonate system will not break or the joints separate.

Our premiere product enhanced this development with its clean modern look and provided a comfortable environment for all the staff and pupils at the school. Our 74mm polycarbonate system gives a unique visual appearance and modern uniformed look making use of all the natural light available.
Opal was the colour selected due to a 65% percent light transmission for visible light.

The Everbright E610 product has passed the AS4040.3 cyclone test performed at the James Cook University in Townsville QLD, endorsing the Everbright E610 superior panel strength. Our product passed this wind load test AS4040.3, 2385mm double span, test pressure 3.33kPa, design pressure 3.00kPa and 1855mm double span, test pressure 5.56kPa, design pressure 5.00kPa. Additional AS4040.3 cyclic strength test, where the Everbright product passed at a target design pressure of 7.96kpa, with a ultimate load of 11.49kpa. Concentrated load test AS4040.1, 4380mm single span.

Our polycarbonate system give a seamless and continuous line, with no steel frame work spoiling the visual effect. E610's integral locking bars hide the aspect of where a panel starts and where it finishes, so it becomes a continuous system giving a uniformed and conformed design feature. Creating an architectural flare, that isn't possible with any other polycarbonate system available on the market.

Everbright E610 major advantages at a glance:

  • Rapid installation
  • Superior free span (see design loads)
  • Can be extruded to a maximum 20.5mtr
  • Minimal additional structure required with our system
  • Strongest translucent material in the world (74mm profile)
  • 100% fully trafficable
  • Passed the AS1562.3-2006 sand bag test
  • Impact resistance
  • Intruder resistance
  • Cyclone rated
  • Superior thermal/ acoustic performance
  • Long life span
  • Coextruded UV protection layer
  • Australian manufactured
  • Unique jointing arrangement
  • Self cleaning dome shape
  • Light weight product

This project is located at Wagaman Primary School, 35 Wagaman Terrace, Darwin, NT, Northern Territory
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

  • Minimal structure

    Minimal structure

  • 3mtr free span

    3mtr free span

  • 65% light transmission

    65% light transmission

  • Modern uniformed look

    Modern uniformed look

  • Unique appearance

    Unique appearance

  • No Safety mesh

    No Safety mesh

  • Cyclone rated

    Cyclone rated

  • Good thermal qualities

    Good thermal qualities