- Project Architect:
- Donaldson & Warn Architects
- Perth College, Queens Crescent, Mount Lawley, Perth Western Australia
Everbright Translucent Walls & Skylight Perth College Perth Western Australia
This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system, where our product was specified. Everbright E610 Clear was used on several vertical translucent walls and a skylight at Perth College Perth WA. In this new development there were 2 x 3.2mtr and 2.2mtr (free span) walls with locking system LS2.1. Additionally 1 x further 3mtr skylight also with locking system LS2.1. No mail rail supports were required with our system and our panels simply clip together, making the installation process rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available.
The total project area was 40sqm. The installation time on this project was 2 days and two men were on site.
The design brief for this development was for a modern unique translucent system, that would be a unique design feature that could provide as much natural light as possible to enhance this facility.
Product selection was very thorough due to the nature of this development, the client's specifications was for a product that was self cleaning, impact resistance, graffiti proof, minimize structural requirements and had a long life span.
Other important considerations was for the selected material to have 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.
Our premiére product enhanced this development with its clean modern look, which created the correct ambience and comfortable environment for all the staff and pupils at the college.
The Everbright E610 system gives a unique visual appearance and minimizes structural requirements making 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 its full potential, making our system an excellent selection for this development.
Clear was the colour selected with 73% light transmissions. Another key factor was for a product which has a long life span. Makrolon 1243 is the material used in our polycarbonate roofing system, which is part of the worldwide Bayer Group.
Everbright E610 comes with a manufactures 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.
The construction process 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 polycarbonate panels incorporate as standard detailing 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.
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 Perth College, Queens Crescent, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.