The Round House Primary Academy – Courtyard Shelter Canopy
For this primary school in St Neots we supplied a large span canopy to be used as an outdoor play area shelter in a courtyard area. The canopy measures 9.7m wide x 16m long and is covered with a waterproof PVC fabric roof that offers shade as well as rain protection for the young students. As the courtyard was enclosed getting materials and plant into the work area, and removal of spoil from the work area was difficult, but our team did a fantastic job. After reinstatement of the paving slabs which were removed to put in foundations for the canopy, the school are making more use of the now all-weather space.
- Shape: Curved Barrel Vault
- Support: Free Standing
- Hoop Style: Lattice
- Cladding Type: Fabric
- Location: St Neots
- 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.
- What are Building Regulations and will they affect me?
In relation to our canopies Building Regulations specify the standard to which they should be built i.e. strength, fire rating of materials etc. Again it is advisable to contact your local Building Control officer(s), as a rule of thumb any canopy over 30m2 will require conformity to building regulations and an application will need to be made although this figure can be lower. Most of our structures are supplied conforming to the requirements for these regulations as standard and generic sets of structural calculations can be supplied free of charge to demonstrate to Building Control the integrity of the proposed structure and foundations.
- 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.
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