Merton Civic Centre – Entrance Canopy
This bespoke Cambridge Cantilever gull-wing entrance canopy was procured by the local council to add the ‘final flourish’ to the extension and refurbishment of their existing staff entrance area. The council provided us with a drawing of a canopy that they wanted us to replicate as closely and as cost efectively as possible. We think that after viewing the pictures and comparing those to a snippet of the original drawing, you’ll agree that we managed to deliver!
The new canopy measures 6.2m wide x 5.2m long and is clad with 6mm solid clear polycarbonate laid into glazing bars. The polycarbonate looks similar to, and has the same effect as glass, as well as usually being lighter and cheaper than most glass options . The structure and RWGs were polyester powder coated to the required RAL colour. Reinstatement around the support posts was completed by others as part of the refurbishment works.
This freestanding Cambridge gull-wing looks fantastic, provides a great focal point in its new location and will provide much appreciated cover for staff when they’re coming and going for years to come.
- Shape: Reverse gull-wing
- Support: Freestanding
- Hoop Style: I-Beam
- Cladding Type: 6mm Solid Clear Polycarbonate
- Location: London
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will there be any additional hidden charges to the quotation?
No, our prices are all inclusive.
- Do you fix your canopies directly onto tarmac?
No, all canopies are fixed on to concrete pads or bases as the structures can lift out from the ground if not fixed into a suitable concrete base due to the uplift created by wind acting on the roof area.
- What colour can the framework be?
Each canopy framework is supplied in the colour of choice from the standard RAL range. A match for most school colour schemes can be found with that range if required.
- 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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