Project Architect:
Meyer Shirecore & Associates
Project Builder:
Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd
Cat & Fiddle Arcade, Hobart, Tasmania Tasmania

Cat & Fiddle Arcade Development Hobart Tasmania

3mtr free span

This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system and showcases it's suitability for top end commercial developments.


Everbright E610 Clear was used as large translucent canopy at the Cat & Fiddle Arcade Development, Hobart, Tasmania.  The development consisted of 1 x gable pitched canopy roof @ 3.2mtr panel lengths x 25mtr. The free span of the panels was 3mtr with our locking system LS1. 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 area was approximately 160 square meters.

Clear was the colour selected due to 73% percent light transmissions for visible light.


The design brief for this development was for a modern looking translucent system, which would utilize all the nature light available. The design intention was for the entrance canopy to enhance the whole development with a clean modern look, while creating the correct ambience for the general public using the arcade and tenants.

Due to the nature of this arcade the client was looking for a product that was self cleaning, impact resistance and had a long life span.

Several other key factors also included a product that was 100% fully trafficable and had superior fire performance characteristics. Our product was selected due to the heavy duty nature of our 74mm polycarbonate panels and our products resistance to hazardous fire conditions. Our product does not ignite, produce flaming droplets or release dangerous smoke emissions in the extreme fire situations.

Another major stipulation was for the selected material to have superior thermal and acoustic performance characteristics. Our product now provides a comfortable environment for visitors and staff at the shopping arcade.

Furthermore our system is rapid to install, which helped keep to the builders stringent deadline.

Everbright E610's increased free span capabilities, made our polycarbonate system an excellent choice for this development giving the desired effect, as it is one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today.

Our polycarbonate system give a seamless and continuous line, with no steel frame work spoiling the visual effect. E610 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. Our system only needs to be secured with washer and screw fixings provided to both the lower and higher end of the panels, all the joints are self sealing once the integral locking bar is fitted. Other systems would necessitate the need for a framed grid work support system across the entire roof.

E610 polycarbonate panels incorporate an excellent safety factor. All loading criteria are based on 0.75kN/sqm and a 50% safety factor as part of a standard specification detailing.

Meyer Shirecore & Associates
Builder Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd

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 Cat & Fiddle Arcade, Hobart, Tasmania, Tasmania
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

  • 73% light transmission

    73% light transmission

  • No safety mesh

    No safety mesh

  • Minimal structure

    Minimal structure

  • Unique appearance

    Unique appearance

  • Modern uniformed look

    Modern uniformed look

  • Good thermal qualities

    Good thermal qualities