Monthly Archives: October 2019

Case Study: Tredegar Park

Twinfix bespoke canopies make great learning and play spaces for children of all ages.  Individually designed for each location, they are available with a range of roof shapes.  Canopies may be a lean-to design if the construction of the building walls is acceptable, or free-standing where this is not the case.

Working for main contractor Willis Construction, we recently designed, manufactured and installed a free-standing mono pitch canopy and a bespoke entrance canopy at Tredegar Park Primary School in Newport. With almost 30 years’ experience the Twinfix Technical Team had no problems designing two canopies to suit both their needs and budget.

The design team produced a 3D graphic of a quadrant-shaped reverse pitch canopy with rear wall mounted posts which Willis Construction agreed looked impressive and would be a great focal point for the school’s entrance.

As part of the canopy manufacturing process, a dry run assembly is always carried out in the Twinfix factory prior to powder coating the frame. This helps to make sure that all parts fit together well, ensuring quick and speedy site installation.

The two canopies installed at Tredegar Park Primary School are manufactured from powder coated aluminium that will not rust, and glazed with tough, UV resistant, opal multiwall roofing that conforms to the ACR[M]001:2014 drop test as outlined by the HSE in HSG33, so not only will they look good for many years to come, but they are designed and built with safety in mind – just what is required for school use.