Islwyn our customer and the Development Surveyor for a Housing Association in Cardigan Bay, Wales approached us with a requirement for a mobility carport with a covered walkway canopy extension. The property was a bungalow which was being converted and refurbished for a new tenant with a disabled son.
Islwyn was tasked with sourcing a canopy which would allow the family to get from the house and into the car without getting wet. The carport needed to be freestanding and the walkway was to be attached to the bungalow and the carport whilst also allowing enough height for a ramp to the front door.
The initial visit was to determine size and area to be covered with the best design and prioritising the new tenants needs and requirements. Designing the canopy took a lot of thought and effort, to get the right look and leg placement as the walkway canopy had certain width requirements for wheelchair access.
Installation images. Click to enlarge.
** as soon as the site is finished we will post more images.
Once we had decided on the best design the final CAD drawings were created and signed off by Iswlyn. They chose Anthracite Grey (RAL 7016) for the framework, with Bronze polycarbonate for the carport roof and Clear polycarbonate for the walkway roof… This was due to windows and the door being below the canopy and we wanted to make sure there was as much light transmission as possible.
Once a manufactured date had been confirmed, the installation team arranged a suitable date to deliver and start the installation.
We started installing the walkway section first as the height and leg positions would dictate the final position of the carport. The new ramp was recently installed and we knew we would have to trim down the individual leg heights to fit and once the walkway wall-plate was attached and secure we could then move onto the larger carport.
The framework went up relatively quickly and by the end of the first day, the framework was bolted together, squared and levelled and the larger carport was glazed. The second day we spent glazing the walkway, flashing to the shed and installing the downpipes.
On the 2nd day the proposed new tenant arrived to see the carport as well as the rest of the bungalow conversion, he was very happy with all aspects and couldn’t wait to be able to move in with his family.
The canopy was finished mid afternoon on the Friday ready for the driveway tarmac contractors to lay the tarmac first thing Monday morning.
The timeline on this project was very tight and we were able to pull out all of the stops to help Islwyn meet the deadlines. From drawings being signed off on the 11th May to installation on the 2nd June just 3 weeks passed…. our normal timeline is between 6-8 weeks.
|Purpose||Carport & Walkway Canopy|
|Eaves Height||2.4 metres|
|Frame Colour||Anthracite Grey (RAL 7016)|
|Polycarbonate Roof Colour||10mm Bronze/Clear|
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