This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74 mm polycarbonate system and shows the versatility of our system. Everbright E610 opal was used at the eco toilet facilities development Perth Zoo WA as a modern translucent roofing system. This development consisted of the following areas;
- Male and female toilet facility Everbright translucent roof 5 m panel length x 11 m (4 m free span)
- Parenting toilet facility Everbright translucent roof 4 m panel length x 3.6 m (4 mtr free span) and combined with solar span colorbond 100 mm insulated panels 5 m panel length x 3.6 m.
- Unisex toilets solar span colorbond 100 mm insulated panels 5 m panel length x 3 m.
On both Everbright areas locking arrangement locking system LS2.2 was incorporated and no intermediate supports were required. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available.
Our panels simply clip together making the installation process very rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600 mm on site. The total area for Everbright was approximately 70 sqms.
The design brief for this development was for a modern looking translucent system, which would enhance the unique structure, provide a comfortable environment and utilize all the natural light available. The design intention was for all the selected products to have minimal impact on the environment and wildlife at the zoo.
Product selection was very stringent due to the nature of this facility, the client's specifications was for a product that was eco-friendly, 100% recyclable, manufactured in WA, self-cleaning, impact resistance, trafficable, minimize structural requirements and had a long life span.
Another important consideration was for the selected material to have superior thermal and acoustic performance characteristics.
Additionally construction had to be completed very quickly due to the strict guidelines regarding minimal disturbances for the animals, staff and customers. Our system is rapid to install, which helped keep to the builders stringent deadline.
All these requirements made our polycarbonate system an excellent choice for this development giving the desired effect, as it is one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today.