Sun & Rain Cover Bespoke Canopies
- Project: School Canopy, Thomas School, Clapham
- Description: Sun & Rain Cover Bespoke Canopies
- Client: Thomas School
- Location: London
- Applications: Playground Canopy
- Fabric: PVC Coated Polyester
- Frame: Mild Steel - Galvanised
- Fixings: Aluminium Extrusion
- Ref: 1752
Completed in May 2011, this canopy was commissioned by Thomas School (via Claridge Architects) to protect their reception classes from some large heat build-up that was being experienced during the spring/summer months. Using a PVC coated polyester also meant that the canopy offers excellent rain protection, providing extra outdoor play or teaching space between each of the timber framed classrooms.
The form, athough rather flat, has been designed to stay in place all year round and incorporates a simple gutter system to direct all the water to the lowest point.
The spanning steel struts that brace the building prevent the applied loads from the fabric shifting the relatively light weight building structure.
The complete scheme was designed, manufactured and installed by Tensilefabric, although the supporting steel was installed by another party.