Whitbread Court – Entrance Canopy
Our Client Area Square appointed Clovis to design and install a canopy that would compliment the impressive new circular sliding door system their client Whitbread were introducing at the UK head office.
Our design team working with the client design manager developed a proposal based on our Cambridge Cantilever style canopy with a toughened glass glazed roof.
Design considerations included the fixing of the canopy, 2 nos. CHS columns secured below the surface to concrete pad foundations – details from Structural Engineer (site specific).
To collect rainwater we fabricated a unique aluminium gutter at the rear of the canopy (obscured) to follow the columns and inset screen above the circular doors.
Framework and RWG all polyester powder coated to the client’s specification, glazing fixed with proprietary stainless steel bolts to enhance the overall appearance.
Timescale – 6 weeks to design and fabricate canopy, 1 day install on site with all groundworks by others.
- Shape: Mono-pitched Lean-to
- Support: Free Standing
- Hoop Style: Single Box
- Cladding Type: Glass Canopies
- Location: Dunstable
Frequently Asked Questions
- 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.
- 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 35m2 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.
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