City West Development, West Perth Western Australia
This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system. Everbright E610 Opal was used as two skylights at the New City West Building on Troode Street West Perth, WA.
For this new development ;E610 was used flat, and our panels were set at a 3 degree pitch. E610 free spanned 4mtr incorporating Locking System LS2.2. Locking system LS2.2 simply means there are 2 aluminium locking bars required out of every 6 chambers. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available.
These panels were extruded, and supplied in one complete 4.3mtr length and in 600mm wide configurations.
Our panels simply clip together making the installation process very rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site.
Delivered to site were 24 panels, and the total area was approximately 58 square meters.
Installation time for this project was two days, and there were two tradesmen available on site.
The design brief was for a modern looking system that offered a comfortable natural lighting solution, minimized structural requirements, great thermal properties, and a UV safe environment.
Construction time for this project was also of the essence, due to an extremely tight building schedule.
E610 was specified for this project for many factor including that Everbright E610 is fully trafficable, which helps with service and maintenance issues.
Our 74mm polycarbonate system has superior panel strength making it one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today.
Opal was the colour selected due to a 65 percent light transmission for visible light and a thermal performance of 1.85W/m”K.
The Everbright E610 system gives a unique visual appearance and minimizes structural requirements making use of all the natural light available.
Makrolon 1243 is the material used in our polycarbonate roofing system, which is part of the worldwide Bayer Group.
Everbright E610 comes with a manufacture’s worldwide 10 year warranty and the panels have a life expectancy in excess of 35 years.
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.
We can advise that there was a cost saving on the structure requirements with our system on this project. Since less structure is required, less shadows are created, and as such the natural light translucency is at its full potential. Since less structure was required it maximized all the natural light elements, which was of paramount importance on this development.
E610 polycarbonate panels incorporate an excellent safety factor. All loading criteria are based on 0.75 kN/sqm and a 50% safety factor as part of a standard specification detailing.
As you can see from the images contained in this section, E610 is a very light weight product, that can be easily handled 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.
The construction process with E610 is very simple and is less time consuming to install on site.
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 City West Building on Troode Street West Perth, WA, Western Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.