Project Engineers:
Scott Smalley Partnership Pty Ltd
Project Builder:
Max Klause Builders
Project Designers:
National Lifestyle Villages
the National Lifestyle Village, multi sports hall development, Sampfire Drive, Mandurah Western Australia

13mtr Translucent Barrel Vault Canopy National Lifestyle Village Multi Sports Hall Development Mandurah Western Australia

13mtr Free Span

This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system, where our product was specified. Everbright E610 Opal was installed recently at the multi sports hall development National Lifestyle Village Mandurah, Perth, WA as a completely translucent canopy roof structure.

This translucent canopy consisted of panels that were supplied in 13.67mtr lengths (free span) and in 600mm configurations, incorporating Locking System LS 2.5 (see design loads). Locking System LS2.5 weight and dead load calculations = 14 kg/sqm with a dead load of 0.141kN/sqm.

Our panels simply clip together, making the installation process rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site.

The canopy total area was 288sqm consisting of a panel length of 13.665mtr x 21mtr. The installation time on this project was two days and five men were available on site.

The geometry details for this project:
Free span 13mtr/ radius 14.775mtr
Slope 25 degrees
Midpoint height 1500mm
Curved length with eaves 13.665mtr

The design brief was for a modern translucent curved roof structure, which minimal structural requirements, and had an extended building life span. The client required a pleasant and attractive new sports hall for all the residence of the village to enjoy for many years to come. The project specification was to make use of all the natural light available.

Other key factors was for a product with superior acoustic and thermal performance, as during summer months it can reach high temperatures.

The Everbright E610's increased free span capabilities, made our polycarbonate system an excellent choice for this project giving the desired effect.

Since less structure is required with our system less shadows are created, and as such the natural light translucency is at its full potential. Additionally due to our unique panel design and the two air gaps the thermal performance and light transmissions are superior to alternative polycarbonate products on the market, making our system an excellent choice for this project.

Due to the heavy duty 74mm thick profile the Everbright panels superior panel strength make our product one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today.

Opal was the colour selected with 65% light transmissions. 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 panels comes with a manufactures worldwide 10 year warranty and the panels have a life expectancy in excess of 35 years.

The front fix method was used on this development, which is the preferred fixing method for larger span curved projects and is different from the top fix method. The front fix method provides more strength and stability. On this particular project the structure was set at a 25 degree angle to accommodate our panels.

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

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.

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 National Lifestyle Village, multi sports hall development, Sampfire Drive, Mandurah, Western Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

  • 1st panel lifted

    1st panel lifted

  • Site during construction

    Site during…

  • Rapid install

    Rapid install

  • Everbright install completed

    Everbright install…

  • Above install completed

    Above install…

  • Below install completed

    Below install…

  • Modern uniformed look

    Modern uniformed look

  • 65% light transmission

    65% light transmission

  • 13mtr free span

    13mtr free span

  • High quality finish

    High quality finish

  • Minimal structure

    Minimal structure

  • Unique appearance

    Unique appearance

  • Simple construction

    Simple construction

  • Good thermal qualities

    Good thermal qualities

  • Client satisfaction

    Client satisfaction

  • Long product lifespan

    Long product lifespan

  • Suspended lights options

    Suspended lights…