JAKs Awnings Ltd T A Cool Awnings
Sundream H Clear
Producer/Manufacturer: Hiraoka & Co. Ltd.
Primary Use: Main Fabric
Please describe the project specifications
The customer wanted a fixed, waterproof covering for an outdoor BBQ and outdoor table with no posts, only mounting to house. Translucent to allow for light transmission into house.
The angles of the house were not parallel, which made a curved structure difficult. We sketched up a couple of designs for the customer to choose from, and he preferred our recommended design which was a gable end.
The projection was slightly too big to fit in the powder coating oven in one piece, so we made as two individual frames, covered in the factory and bolted together onsite.
Once we had pinned down the design, the manufacture was reasonably simple.
We did a test fit to ensure the angles were correct, and after a minor adjustment the frame was completed.
The customer wanted a to be able to use their BBQ and sit outside without getting wet and with protection from the sun in the heat of the day. As the table was almost to the outside of the awning, the customer asked that we design the awning with no posts, only mounting to house. They also wanted the fabric to be translucent so the awning would still allow light transmission into house.
What is unique or complex about the project?
The angles of the house were not parallel, which made a curved structure difficult. We sketched up a couple of designs for the customer to chose from, and he preferred our recommended design which was a gable end. The customer requested no posts, as a post would be in the way of the outdoor table setting and would have required lifting the cobblestones, so we made sure to use lots of brackets around the soffit of the house to ensure a strong, stable installation.
The frame size was too big to fit in the powder coating oven in one piece, we could have made as a kitset, but to speed up installation onsite we manufactured as two individual frames.
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