Project Architect:
Patterson Group Architects
Project Builder:
Firm Construction Pty Ltd
Duncraig Senior High School, 22 Sullivan Rd, Duncraig, Perth, WA 6023 Western Australia

Translucent Canopies Duncraig Senior High School Upgrade Perth Western Australia

Modern design feature

Everbright E610 Ice White was used at Duncraig Senior High School for the Admin upgrade & Year 7 Block, Perth, WA.  These new large covered translucent canopies areas, incorporated 5 x mono pitched translucent areas with large spans and 2 x vertical raked highlight translucent windows. The Everbright panels were set at a 5 degree pitch, with various panel lengths. The vertical raked highlight translucent windows measured 1.5mtr in length x 18mtr wide. The Everbright panels incorporating 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 total area was approximately 310 square meters.

Ice White was the colour selected due to 55% percent light transmissions for visible light.


The design brief for this development was for a modern looking translucent system, which would utilize all the nature light available. The design intention was for the canopies and walls to enhance the whole development with a clean modern look, while creating the correct ambience for the students and staff at the school.

The client was looking for a product that was self cleaning, impact resistance and had a long life span.

Several other key factors also included a product that was 100% fully trafficable and had superior fire performance characteristics.

Another major stipulation was for the selected material to have superior thermal and acoustic performance characteristics.

Furthermore our system is rapid to install, which helped keep to the builders stringent deadline.

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.


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.

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.

Patterson Group Architects
Builder Firm Construction 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 Duncraig Senior High School, 22 Sullivan Rd, Duncraig, Perth, WA 6023, Western Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

  • Development front

    Development front

  • Duncraig SHS

    Duncraig SHS

  • Large Everbright canopy

    Large Everbright…

  • Unique appearance

    Unique appearance

  • 55% light transmission

    55% light transmission

  • Minimal structure

    Minimal structure

  • Small Everbright canopy

    Small Everbright…

  • Modern uniformed look

    Modern uniformed look

  • Simple construction

    Simple construction

  • No safety mesh

    No safety mesh

  • Development central

    Development central

  • Admin Everbright canopy

    Admin Everbright…

  • Ice White finish

    Ice White finish

  • Good thermal qualities

    Good thermal qualities

  • High quality finish

    High quality finish

  • 5.5mtr panel length

    5.5mtr panel length

  • Design feature

    Design feature

  • Development rear

    Development rear

  • Highlight windows rear

    Highlight windows rear

  • 1.5mtr panel length

    1.5mtr panel length

  • Superior acoustic performance

    Superior acoustic…

  • Internal image

    Internal image

  • Night shot

    Night shot

  • Impact resistance

    Impact resistance