Project Architect:
Hodgkison Architects
Pimpala Road, Morphett Vale, Adelaide South Australia

Barrel Vault/ Sunrise Christian College Morphett Vale Adelaide South Australia

5.6mtr free span

This project was finished recently, and this will help you understand the benefits of our system.

You will be able to see how quick the installation process is with our 74mm polycarbonate system, and how construction time is dramatically reduced. Installation time on this project was 8 hours, and three tradesmen were available on site.

Everbright E610 Opal was installed at Sunrise Christian College in Morphett Vale, South Australia. Everbright E610 was extruded and supplied in 6.143mtr curved panels and in 600mm configurations. Our panels simply clip together, making the installation process rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site. E610 free spanned 5.6mtr, incorporating Locking System 1. Locking system 1 simply means there are 6 polycarbonate locking bars required out of every 6 chambers. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available.

The total area was 130sqm for the two areas, the curved panel length was 6.143mtr x 10.6mtr x 2.

Important considerations for this development were for a modern looking product, minimal structure requirements and was a simple solution for this particular project.

Additionally the school were looking for a translucent roof that was fully trafficable, should anybody from the college access the roof. Our product was selected due E610's superior panel strength making it one if the strongest translucent product in the world. No safety mesh in required with our polycarbonate system and has passed AS 1562.3 sand bag test results on all spans.

Our system offered additional protection to the school should anybody access the roof.

We can advise that our 74mm polycarbonate system was well suited for a development of this nature and gave the desired effect.

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.

Since less structure is required with our system less shadows are created, and as such the natural light translucency is at its full potential.

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. 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.

Project Architects: Hodgkison 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 Pimpala Road, Morphett Vale, Adelaide , South Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

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  • 5.6mtr free span

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