Flitch Green Academy, Dunmow

Waverley install canopy to primary school playground

Waverley supplied & installed a free-standing aluminium canopy for Beardwell Construction as part of a refurbishment and extension project at this progressive primary school.

The existing building presented a design challenge with the position of existing external solar shading fins meaning that the canopy would have to over sail the fins to provide adequate protection in wet weather.

Waverley installed a ‘goal-post’ frame using 110 x 110mm box section powder-coated to match the canopy. This frame supported the canopy roof from underneath allowing it to over-sail the solar fins by approx. 1m and then project a further 4m into the playground. Three posts mounted below ground to concrete padstones support the canopy along the front. At 8m in length, the canopy provides 40 sqm of covered learning space.

Contractors and schools favour the Weatherspan canopy system from Waverley because of its sleek design which allows it to blend in with all types of building design. The hidden gutter system creates a modern, sleek appearance that makes a smart addition to any school. No leaking, twisted or faded plastic guttering!

Another benefit is that the canopy is made from 100% non-corrosive materials: aluminium and polycarbonate. There is zero risk of rust spots appearing as they commonly do on steel framed canopies.

The Weatherspan system is a modular design made up using a number of sluminium extrusions. Waverley keeps all extrusions in stock so lead times can be a matter of days rather than weeks for a canopy. No bespoke engineering or fabrication costs make the Weatherspan system a very competitive alternative to steel canopies.

Pupils and teachers at Flitch Green Primary Academy now benefit from robust, smart looking covered learning area that will continue to provide a stimulating learning environment far beyond its 10-year warranty.

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