Project Architect:
Donaldson & Warn Architects
S Block at Christ Church Grammar School, Queenslea Drive, Claremont, Perth Western Australia

Translucent Canopies Christ Church Grammar School- S Block Western Australia

Large free spans

This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system. Everbright E610 Clear was used recently at the S Block at Christ Church Grammar School, Claremont, Perth WA. These new large covered translucent canopies areas, incorporated 3 x multiple mono pitched Everbright E610 translucent areas with large spans and a vertical translucent wall. The Everbright panels were set at a 5 degree pitch, with large panel lengths of 16.5mtr x 11mtr and 8.5mtr x 18mtr. The vertical wall measured 2.4mtr in length x 20mtr wide. The Everbright panels incorporating locking System LS2.2 & LS1. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available. Total project size 383sqm.

Installation time for this project was three days and there was three tradesmen available on site to do the associated works.

The design brief for this development was for a modern looking translucent product, that could minimize structural requirements, was fully trafficable and had a long life span. The client's specifications were for a product that was self cleaning, impact resistance, had superior thermal and acoustic performance characteristics. Another key factor was for a product that was rapid to construct, in order to keep the disruption down to a minimum at the School.

The Everbright E610's increased free span capabilities, made our polycarbonate system an excellent choice for this project giving the desired effect, as it is one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today. For developments of this nature Everbright additional benefit, is that in the unlikely event of students climbing on the roof or even falling from a substantial height, our polycarbonate system will not break or the joints separate.

Our premiére product enhanced this development with its clean modern look and provided a comfortable environment for all the staff and pupils at the school. Our 74mm polycarbonate system gives a unique visual appearance and modern uniformed look making use of all the natural light available.
Clear was the colour selected due to a 73% percent light transmission for visible light.

The Everbright E610 panels only needs to be joined every 600mm on site this makes the installations process very rapid.

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

Makrolon 1243 is the material used in our polycarbonate roofing system, which is part of the worldwide Bayer Group. Everbright E610 comes with a manufactures worldwide 10 year warranty and the panels have a life expectancy in excess of 35 years.

The construction process 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 S Block at Christ Church Grammar School, Queenslea Drive, Claremont, Perth, Western Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

  • Development front

    Development front

  • Clear vertical screen

    Clear vertical screen

  • Minimal structure

    Minimal structure

  • Unique appearance

    Unique appearance

  • Modern uniformed look

    Modern uniformed look

  • 4mtr free span

    4mtr free span

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    Development below

  • 73% light transmission

    73% light transmission

  • Simple construction

    Simple construction

  • High quality finish

    High quality finish

  • Rapid Install

    Rapid Install

  • Superior thermal performance

    Superior thermal…

  • Impact resistance

    Impact resistance

  • Great acoustic performance

    Great acoustic…

  • Adaptable product

    Adaptable product

  • 2.4mtr free span

    2.4mtr free span

  • No safety mesh

    No safety mesh

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    Development below