Barrel Vault / Mundaring Complex Upgrade, Perth Western Australia
This project was finished recently, and this will help you understand the benefits of our system.
You will be able to see how quick the installation process is with our 74mm polycarbonate system, and how construction time is dramatically reduced. Installation time on this project was 8 hours and five men were available on site all day. The steelwork was already erected and in place.
Everbright E610 Opal was installed above a central court yard. Everbright E610 was extruded and supplied in 10mtr curved panels and in 600mm configurations. Our panels simply clip together, making the installation process rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site. E610 free spanned 10mtr, incorporating Locking System 2.2 (see design loads). The total area was 132.5sqm, the curved panel length was 10.653mtr x 12.6mtr.
The front fix method was used on this project, as this is the preferred fixing method for larger span curved projects, this is different from the top fix method. The front fix method provides more strength and stability. On this particular project the steelwork was set at a 30degree angle to accommodate our panels.
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.
The brief was given for a modern curved roof to cover the courtyard at the rear of the development. The client was looking central focal point for all staff to congregate during lunch and break times. They required a pleasant and attractive covered area for all the staff unwind and relax. Their instructions were to the keep the structure to a minimum. Several other key factors also involved a product that had a long life span with a superior thermal performance, as during summer months it can reach high temperatures.
The specification was to make use of all the natural light available. Since less structure is required with our system less shadows are created, and as such the natural light translucency is at it's full potential, making our system an excellent choice for this project.
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. Other systems would necessitate the need for a framed grid work support system across the entire roof. On this project our system only needed to be secured to both sides of the eaves structure, all the joints are self sealing once the integral locking bar is fitted.
Our EL16 eaves angle is drilled on site at 200mm centres and is designed to fit our E610 sheeting.
We can confirm the E610 fixing accessories that were included for this project were;
a) Eaves angle EL16 supplied in 6 mtr lengths and measures 40mm x 40mm x 4mm thick.
b) Steel bolts EL26.
c) E610 seals EL136.
d) Aluminium sleeves EL24 preassembled within the panels during the manufacturing process at 300mm centres.
Once the eaves angle is secured, our panels drop in behind the eaves angle where the fixing bolts we supply are used to secure the roof to the angle.
Our panels are very flexible as they are pack on top of each other during the delivery. This give an advantage in that the steel can be made with a tolerance of + / - 5 degree since our panels can easily accommodate this.
E610 drip nose is made on the sheets in the factory at either end of the barrel vault and measure 75mm.
The drip nose section then simply hangs over the eaves angle.
The drip nose is incorporated into the top layer of our polycarbonate panels and simple just help water get past the end cap, this just helps keep it weather tight.
E610 is a very light weight product, that can be easily manoeuvred on site during the installation process. Our 74mm polycarbonate panels are also fully trafficable, which makes a huge difference to construction time, and helps with general service and maintenance of the roof.
The construction process with E610 is very simple and is less time consuming to install on site. We can advise that there was a significant cost saving on the structure requirements with our system on this project.
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 7000 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring, Perth, Western Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.