Danetree Primary School
The McAvoy Group on behalf of Surrey County Council were tasked with installing an 8 classroom 2-story building to take the school from to 4FE (5-11-year-olds), we were asked to provide our Ascot Cantilever canopy to provide protection from the elements when pupils circulate outside/line up for class.
The canopy was 40m long and 3m wide in 2 separate sections, one with a 90º change of direction along its length. Columns were CHS to make them more tactile for the children and the glazing specified was 6mm solid clear polycarbonate in order to maintain light levels inside the classroom. Where the canopy abutted the building we fabricated and fitted an aluminum flashing detail off their building to prevent the ingress of rainwater running off the rendered finish.
Installation took 7 days from foundations by others.
- Shape: Curved Lean-to
- Support: Free Standing
- Hoop Style: Single Box
- Cladding Type: Polycarbonate
- Location: Surrey
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will our concerns over children and staff safety be addressed prior to installation?
We have been working within schools for many years. All contractors are Clovis approved and CRB checked. Full risk assessments are carried out prior to starting installation taking into consideration your requirements and safety fencing is erected wherever needed at no additional charge.
- Will I require planning permission?
We always advise that you call your local planning authority as there are no hard and fast rules. They will advise on whether you require planning permission for your proposed canopy. Although it differs from region to region canopies under 30m2 may not require permission but this can be affected by situations such as proximity to neighbours, listed building status, conservation areas etc. so it always best to check. We are happy to provide free of charge, scaled drawings etc. of the proposed canopy structure to assist your application should you require.
- Will there be any additional hidden charges to the quotation?
No, our prices are all inclusive.
- How is the polycarbonate sheeting attached to the framework?
We use a two part glazing bar on our canopies with rubber gasket or cushions to attach the roof polycarbonate sheets as this allows for the expansion of the sheets as the weather heats up or cools down. The rubber gaskets as well as creating a watertight seal greatly reduce noise levels as the sheets expand and contract. We do not screw sheets directly to the framework as this can lead to the roofing sheets buckling and potentially causing leaks due to the possibility of screw heads popping off. In addition to this we never lap one sheet over the other as this can result in an algae build-up resulting in unsightly discoloured patches in the roof.
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