The Early Years section of the Gaer Primary School in Newport has recently benefited from two new additions – polycarbonate glazed, aluminium-framed outdoor canopies designed, manufactured and installed by us. Both 3 metres deep one has a 21.5 metre run while the other, which has a 10 metre run, includes a shallow section over an entrance door. They are proving to be invaluable playing and learning spaces for the children – enabling them to enjoy being outside whatever the weather.
Aluminium is an ideal choice for a school canopy as it will keep its good looks for years to come. These structures were powder coated in satin finish RAL9910 white and were glazed with tough 25mm clear multiwall polycarbonate glazed into our Multi-Link roof glazing panels. These are classified as Non-Fragile to the recommended ACR[M]001:2014 drop test. Matching Twinfix aluminium rainwater goods were fitted to both canopies. These include downpipes that are close fitted to the supporting columns, making it virtually impossible for active children to climb up them!
Working with BAM Construction Ltd and liaising with the NPS Architect we installed the canopies in two phases. So pleased was everyone with the results that we are now fitting a further 30 metre long canopy adjacent to the new ASD building on site.