- Project Architect:
- Hodgkison Architects
- 44 Audrey Avenue, Blair Athol, Adelaide South Australia
St Paul's Lutheran School Adelaide South Australia
This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system. Everbright E610 Opal was used at St Paul’s Lutheran School in Blair Athol, Adelaide, SA.
For this new development E610 was used flat, and our panels were set at a 5 degree pitch. E610 free spanned is some areas 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 various complete 2.55mtr, 4.35mtr, 5.3mtr, 6.2mtr, 7.2mtr and 12.9mtr lengths and in 600mm wide configurations.
Our 74mm polycarbonate system is manufactured here in Australia and this order took 5 days to complete.
Our panels were made to the exact size and 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 36 panels, and the total area was approximately 140 square meters.
Installation time for this project was only one day and there were four tradesmen available on site.
The design brief was for a system with very high impact strength, fully trafficable and a long life span.
Our system was ideally suited for a project of this nature, due to E610’s free span capabilities, durability and panel strength.
Our 74mm polycarbonate system is fully trafficable. For developments of this nature E610’s additional benefit is that in the unlikely event of pupils climbing on the roof or even falling from a big height, our polycarbonate system will not break or the joints separate. Making E610 one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today.
Several other key factors were for a product that was rapid to construct, while keeping disturbance down to a minimum and adaptable due to odd shape of surrounding buildings.
The Everbright E610 panels only needs to be joined every 600mm on site this makes the installations process very rapid.
Our panels can be extruded and transported in up to 20mtr lengths when required.
The Everbright E610 system gives a unique visual appearance and minimizes structural requirements making use of all the natural light available.
All these factors made our system a excellent and obvious solution for this development.
Opal was the selected due to a 65 percent light transmission for visible light and a thermal performance of 1.85W/m"K.
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 it's 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 44 Audrey Avenue, Blair Athol, Adelaide , South Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.