Translucent Sun Room Branksome Gardens City Beach Perth Western Australia

Minimal structure

Everbright E610 Ice White was used as a sun room for a residential development on Branksome Gardens, City Beach, Perth, WA. Everbright E610 free spanned 3.5mtr incorporating Locking System LS2.1. Locking system LS2.1 simply means there is 1 aluminium locking bar 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 complete 4.5mtr lengths. The panels simply clip together making the installation process very rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site. Installation time for this project was one day and two tradesmen were available on site, keeping disruption down to a minimum. The total area was around 22sqm.

The design brief for this development was for a modern looking translucent system that would provide as much natural light as possible and would minimize structural requirements, thus providing a pleasant and comfortable environment to be usable space all year round.

The simple supporting structure made the construction process very simple and gave our client the desired effect.

In this open construction the roof was designed so air could easily circulate, thus providing a fresh air environment. Several other key factors also included a product that had a long life span and superior thermal performance.

The clients requirements made our polycarbonate system an obvious choice for this development and was a surprisingly affordable alternative, due to the minimal structure required. Additionally our system is manufactured in Western Australia and readily available from stock.

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.

800mm overhang

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 Branksome Gardens, City Beach, Perth, Western Australia, WA 6015, Western Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

  • Simple construction

    Simple construction

  • 55% light transmission

    55% light transmission

  • Good thermal qualities

    Good thermal qualities

  • Unique appearance

    Unique appearance