- Project Architect:
- Matthews & HSH Architects
- the Southern Grammar Music Centre, Albany Western Australia
Great Southern Grammar Music Centre Skylight & Canopy Albany Western Australia
This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system, where our product was specified. Everbright E610 Opal was used recently as a translucent canopy and skylight on the new music centre at the Great Southern Grammar School in Albany WA. In this development the Everbright canopy measured 12mtr (4mtr free span) x 6mtr and the skylight measured 3.6mtr (free span) x 12mtr, both areas incorporated locking system LS2.1. 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 116sqm canopy (72sqm) and skylight (44sqm). The installation time on this project for both areas was 2 days and three men were on site to do associated works.
Project Architects: Matthew & HSH Architects.
The design brief for this development was for a modern looking translucent material, that would be a unique design feature that could provide as much natural light as possible to enhance this state of the art 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, fully trafficable, 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 school.
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.
Opal was the colour selected with 65% light transmissions. 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. Other systems would necessitate the need for a framed grid work support system across the entire roof.
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.
The installation process is very rapid and simple with our polycarbonate system. We can also advise that there was a significant cost saving on the structure requirements 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 the Southern Grammar Music Centre, Albany, Western Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.