Project Architect:
James Cubitt
the University of New England Armidale New South Wales

University of New England Greenhouse Complex Armidale New South Wales

Free span 3.2mtr

Everbright E610 clear was used on 18 x translucent vertical wall facades with various heights at the University of New England Greenhouse Complex Armidale NSW.

The longest panel length was 3.2mtr length (free span) with our locking system LS1 and no mail rail supports were required with our system. 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 total area was approximately 120 square meters.

The design brief for this development was for a translucent system that had both superior thermal and acoustic performance characteristics.

The intention of the design was to create a central working hub, as this facility was intended to be in use all year around. It was critical that while the building had to be ascetically pleasing, the working environment for all staff members also had to be an important consideration. With this vision in mind a pleasant fresh air environment would be created all year round for the staff members. So product selection had to be very thorough and the appropriate calculations had to be taken into consideration during the design phase for this project.

Another major consideration was for a system that could provide as much natural light as possible for this facility. Everbright E610's increased free span capabilities, made our polycarbonate system an excellent choice for this development giving the desired effect, as it is one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today.

Several other key factors also included a product that had a long life span and was self cleaning.

Our polycarbonate system give a seamless and continuous line, with no steel frame work spoiling the visual effect. E610's 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.

Additionally our system is rapid to install, keeping disruption down to a minimum for any development.
E610 polycarbonate panels incorporate 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.

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 University of New England Armidale , New South Wales
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

  • UNE greenhouse complex

    UNE greenhouse complex

  • Free span 3.2mtr

    Free span 3.2mtr

  • Unique appearance

    Unique appearance

  • Very adaptable

    Very adaptable

  • Translucent


  • Minimal structure

    Minimal structure

  • Finished wall internal

    Finished wall internal

  • 73% light transmission

    73% light transmission…

  • Good thermal qualities

    Good thermal qualities

  • Neat uniformed look

    Neat uniformed look