Project Architect:
Rice Daubney Architects
Project Builder:
Hansen Yuncken
Everbright Installer:
Torraca Enterprises Pty Ltd
HMAS Penguin Military Base, Middle Head Rd & Corner of Chowder Bay Road, Balmoral New South Wales

HMAS Penguin Large Translucent Canopy Sydney New South Wales

2.25mtr free span

This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system and showcases it’s suitability for top end commercial developments.

Everbright E610 was used recently at the HMAS Penguin Military Base in Sydney, This development consisted of the following;

1 x Large translucent Ice White gable canopy roof @ 4.5mtr lengths (2.25mtr free span), set over one intermediate support x 50mtr, incorporation locking system LS1. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available. Our panels simply clip together making the installation process very rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site. The Everbright panels were supplied in 4.5mtr lengths and in 600mm configurations. Locking System LS1 weight and dead load calculations = 7.7 kg/sqm with a dead load of 0.078kN/sqm.
The total project area was approximately 450 square meters.

Everbright E610 Ice White was installed recently on this new canopy. This new canopy features our modern translucent roofing system that now protects all the staff from the weather and provides a unique design feature.  The Everbright E610 product was used on the entire length of this canopy and allows the natural light to penetrate through proving a pleasant environment. This illuminated and brighten up this location, which otherwise would have been a dark space. 

The design brief for this development was for a modern looking translucent system, that would provide clear unsupported spans. An important consideration due to the nature of the facility was for a product that had superior fire performance characteristics. Our product was selected due to the heavy duty nature of our 74mm polycarbonate panels and our products resistance to hazardous fire conditions. Our product does not ignite, produce flaming droplets or release dangerous smoke emissions in the extreme fire situations.

The specification also stipulated a system that was fully trafficable, without requiring the need for safety mesh to be installed underneath, as with traditional products spoiling the visual appearance. Additional clients instructions were for a product that had large free span capabilities, superior thermal and acoustic performance. 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 manufacture’s worldwide 15 year warranty and the panels have a life expectancy in excess of 35 years.

Ice White was the colour selected with 55% light transmissions.

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 new development.      

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.

Rice Daubney Architects Hansen Yuncken Builders Everbright Install: Torraca Enterprises Pty Ltd

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 HMAS Penguin Military Base, Middle Head Rd & Corner of Chowder Bay Road, Balmoral, New South Wales
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

  • Good light transmission

    Good light…

  • Great thermal qualities

    Great thermal…

  • Simple construction

    Simple construction

  • 2.25mtr free span

    2.25mtr free span

  • Unique appearance

    Unique appearance

  • Minimal structure

    Minimal structure

  • Modern uniformed look

    Modern uniformed look

  • No safety mesh

    No safety mesh

  • Development above

    Development above

  • 100% fully trafficable

    100% fully trafficable