Project Architect:
Callow Architects
Location:
Our Lady of Grace College 54 Kitchner Road, North Beach Western Australia

Our Lady of Grace College North Beach Perth Western Australia

10.5mtr free span

This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system, where our product was specified. Everbright E610 Opal was installed recently at Our Lady of Grace College North Beach Perth WA, as a translucent canopy.

This translucent canopy consisted of panels that were supplied in 10.925mtr lengths (free span) and in 600mm configurations, incorporating Locking System LS 2.5 (see design loads). Locking System LS2.5 weight and dead load calculations = 14 kg/sqm with a dead load of 0.141kN/sqm.

Our panels simply clip together, making the installation process rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site.

The canopy total area was 120sqm consisting of a panel length of 10.925mtr x 11mtr. The installation time on this project was one day and five men were available on site.

The geometry details for this project:
Free span 10.5mtr/ radius 14.3mtr
Slope 25 degrees
Midpoint height 1000mm
Curved length with eaves 10.925mtr

The design brief was for a modern translucent curved product, with minimal structural requirements and had a long life span. The client required a pleasant and attractive translucent canopy for all the staff and pupils to enjoy for many years to come. The project specification was to make use of all the natural light available.

Other key factors was for a product with superior acoustic and thermal performance, as during summer months it can reach high temperatures.

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. For developments of this nature Everbright additional benefit, is that in the unlikely event of students climbing on the roof or even falling from a substantial height, our polycarbonate system will not break or the joints separate.
Our premiére product enhanced this development with its clean modern look and provided a comfortable environment at the college.

Our 74mm polycarbonate system gives a unique visual appearance and modern uniformed look 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. Additionally due to our unique panel design and the two air gaps the thermal performance and light transmissions are superior to alternative polycarbonate products on the market.

Opal was the colour selected with 65% 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 panels comes with a manufactures worldwide 10 year warranty and the panels have a life expectancy in excess of 35 years.

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. For developments of this nature Everbright's additional benefit, is that in the unlikely event of students climbing on the roof or even falling from a substantial height, our polycarbonate system will not break or the joints separate.

The front fix method was used on this development, which is the preferred fixing method for larger span curved projects and is different from the top fix method. The front fix method provides more strength and stability. On this particular project the structure was set at a 25 degree angle to accommodate our panels.

Our polycarbonate system give a seamless and continuous line, with no steel frame work spoiling the visual effect. Everbright 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.

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 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.

Callow Architects

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 Our Lady of Grace College 54 Kitchner Road, North Beach, Western Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

  • Development view front

    Development view front

  • Everbright canopy

    Everbright canopy

  • Minimal structure

    Minimal structure

  • Simple construction

    Simple construction

  • Modern uniformed look

    Modern uniformed look

  • 65% light transmission

    65% light transmission

  • Unique appearance

    Unique appearance

  • Good thermal qualities

    Good thermal qualities

  • High quality finish

    High quality finish