Monthly Archives: July 2021

Case Study – Penketh South Primary’s Brise Soleil

Following on from the launch of our Brise Soleil earlier in the year, we were approached by Aztec to provide some external structures for Penketh South Primary School in Warrington. With over 30 years’ experience the Twinfix Technical Team had no problems designing structures to suit both their needs and budget.

Our expert team designed, manufactured, and installed a 49 sqm free-standing mono-pitch canopy in the front courtyard of the school and two staircase canopies complete with Brise Soleil.

The Brise Soleil served two purposes, while providing additional shelter in conjunction with the canopies running above the external staircases, it also enhanced the aesthetics of the area and complemented the building’s exterior.

The canopy roofs comprise of our innovative Multi-Link-Panel NF system, the panels conform to the HSE’s recommended drop test for fragility ACR[M]001:2019 with a B designation, meaning they are classified as non-fragile. The Brise Soleil is made up of vertical ellipsoid blades which are 200mm deep and generally 2.1m height. The aluminium blades were powder-coated in RAL 7035 (light grey) and RAL 3020 (red).

The structures were installed in time to protect students and staff from the recent heat wave and also in preparation for the inclement weather that the new school year will bring.

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Twinfix Announced as Winner of Build Architecture Award for Third Year Running

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Twinfix are proud to announce that they have been named “Best Canopy & Roof-Glazing Installation Company 2021 – UK” in this year’s Build Architecture Awards, for the third year running.

A family business operating for over 30 years’, Twinfix offers a full range of glazing products from the original glazing bar products to the non-fragile Multi-Link-Panel which is often incorporated into a wide range of canopies and shelters. Working across many sectors, from rail to education and retail, Twinfix offers a full service from initial enquiry and advice on projects, to design, manufacture and installation.

Vicky Evans responded to the news: ‘We’re especially pleased to win this award for the third year running and I’m proud of the team at Twinfix for ensuring that we deliver high quality, safe and visually appealing canopy structures and roof glazing for our clients.’

Launched in 2015, the prestigious Architecture Awards recognise and acknowledge the outstanding works conducted by imaginative designers, engineers and visionaries, whose inspiring and memorable designs and structures enhance our horizons.  From the largest corporations and the small studios and practices right through to the hard-working sole traders, the Architecture Awards highlight only those who have proven themselves in this sector; only excellence is of importance.

Twinfix are continually looking to the future, working to improve their current products and developing further offerings for the roofing and canopy arena.


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