Leopold Primary School
Brent Council were the client and had appointed Sampson Associates to develop an effective but stylish link walkway plus feature entrance canopies to connect the front wing of the school with the rear refurbished half which featured a multi-use sports hall and dining.
The architect’s design intent was to feature a patent glazed mono pitch canopy fixed off the newly refurbished building plus gabled entrance, then turn 90º across the playground to meet up the main wing of the school. The issue here was that at this point the levels increased by 1.3m due to stepped access with existing building face having may angle and therefore was the only dual pitch element of the scheme.
Working with the main contractor GMS Building Services we effectively delivered on time a canopy solution as intended by the architect with columns erected in advance to allow the raised block and beam walkway to be laid and install the glazed feature balustrade.
The installation took 1 week to complete with groundworks by GMS
- Shape: Dual Pitched & Curved Lean-to
- Support: Posts and Wall Brackets
- Hoop Style: Single Box
- Cladding Type: Glass & Polycarbonate
- Location: London
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are your canopies usable all year in all weathers?
Yes unlike some solutions that need to be taken down in the winter or during high winds our canopies are designed to be useable all year round. The cladding materials as well as providing shade are also waterproof so that they can be used during wet weather.
- Can we view existing canopies, so that we know what we are buying?
If you are considering purchasing a canopy from any company, it is in fact strongly recommended that you visit an existing installation to see exactly what you are paying for. At Clovis Canopies we are proud of our work and are happy to arrange (with the clients consent) for you to view examples of our work and structures.
- 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.
- Do you use Polycarbonate, PETG, GRP or Acrylic for non fabric cladding?
At Clovis Canopies we use polycarbonate roofing as although slightly more expensive, we find it has a better combination of strength, impact resistance, sheet size and colour, fire / flame resistance and longevity of life than any of the other above mentioned cheaper materials.
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