Fixed translucent, opaque and coloured Light`n`Shade single skin polycarbonate roofs for outdoor areas:
In this page we can share with you a number of mini case studies covering as many aspects of the outdoor roofing solutions we provide as possible.
Chudleigh Community Pool, Chudleigh, Devon – Poolside shelter
A single skin polycarbonate standing seam system was used to compliment the Douglas fir frame specified by Cameron Scott of Timber Design. The system was selected by Cameron as it met all of the aesthetic and functional requirements of the project.
This was a community project and a real team effort. The entire structure was erected in one working day with efforts from the frame manufacturer, Timber Design, and members of the community.
“This innovative invisible and non penetrative fixing method made the product ideal for this project. The ability to mix white and clear panels without the need to use jointing strips definitely added to the visual value of the structure. The exceptional UV protection offered by the system was a major consideration for this scheme and the ease of installation, offered by the system’s unique “click” method of fixing contributed significantly to the success of the project.
South Willesborough Primary School – External covered play area
A truly bespoke and one off canopy was designed for this project, we all know that there 50 shades of grey but they are 6 shades of yellow and six shades of red on this project, the blocks of graduated colour were interspersed with clear panels to ensure adequate light beneath the canopy. The designer wanted to create a graduated effect ranging from a translucent yellow or red through to a solid yellow or red. The effect is very pleasing and the colour combined with a scalloped eaves line has created a truly one off canopy.
Haslemere Primary School, London Borough of Merton - Parents waiting shelter and play areas
A single skin polycarbonate standing seam system was used on 3 small canopies for this project; the canopies each projected from the buildings in a lean-to format by 2m and were 4m, 4.6m and 3.6m long respectively.
Malmesbury Primary School, London Borough of Merton – Play and study area
Two striking over eaves canopies using a single skin polycarbonate standing seam system in white were installed at this school to create an outside play and study areas. The brief was for the canopies to follow the pitch of the roof of the building which was 20° and for the back of the canopy to extend over the eaves line and up the rafter length of the roof to give additional weather protection. To ensure that access was easy for any maintenance to the gutters of the roof tiles at low level the canopy was positioned 300mm above the height of the roof.
Manor Park Primary School, London Borough of Sutton - Link canopy
A small lean to canopy over a door connected to a walkway to create a dry path between the main building and satellite classrooms was installed in less than a day due all of the frame and roof elements being pre-fabricated off of site, this process was adopted for all of the projects for the LB’s of Sutton and Merton.
Stanley Park Infants School, London Borough of Sutton- Parents waiting shelter
A small lean to canopy over a door to keep waiting parents dry when waiting for their children at the end of the day, an addition to this canopy was the inclusion of an end panel in glass to prevent wind driven rain blowing in to canopy area on inclement days.
Thomas Wall, London Borough of Sutton - Play area
A lean to canopy to create play area whereby children and staff alike are able to stay dry or indeed protected from the sun.
Victor Seymour Infants School London Borough of Sutton - Play and study area
Foresters Infant School, London Borough of Sutton - Play and study area
A lean to canopy infilling an “L” shape which meant that a valley had to be formed; the single skin polycarbonate standing seam system was extremely easy to form and cut on site. The canopy created an excellent outdoor play area.