Polycarbonate Roof Canopies
The polycarbonate canopy range from Streetspace represents the ultimate in design flexibility, with structures designed to complement and enhance the settings in which they are placed. They are easy to specify, offering multiple configurations for canopy dimension, roof span, design form, rainwater management and column spacing with options for glazing, finishes and enclosure panels.
Common Polycarbonate Canopy Questions
How much maintenance do polycarbonate canopies require?
Our range of polycarbonate canopies are design to provide a reliable and easy to maintain roof covering. The TRITON range of polycarbonate canopies all come with a 25 year structure and 15 year roof covering warranty. Aftercare packages are also available for periodic inspection and cleaning.
Can polycarbonate canopies have enclosed sides?
Yes, our TRITON range of polycarbonate roof canopies can be combined with a range of cladding options including polycarbonate, planar glass, aluminium glazed curtain walling and fabric façade panels, creating enclosed spaces offering excellent weather protection. Enclosed polycarbonate roof canopies offer a cost-effective solution to creating flexible spaces suitable for use as dining and social areas as well as flexible learning space
How much do polycarbonate canopies cost?
Price per square metre for polycarbonate roof canopies can often prove slightly more cost effective than tensile fabric canopies, although overall very similar. Our Canopy Estimator Tool below enables you to develop your own cost proposals on upcoming projects you may be considering. By selecting canopy design, adding proposed dimensions and a few other project specific details, the online calculator will email you a guide price based on this information. Alternatively you can give our friendly sales team a call or drop an email to discuss options.
When you are ready to progress to a firm quotation, we will arrange for one of our experienced project consultants to carry out a site survey, discussing the options in more details so that we can present detailed proposals for your consideration.
Can polycarbonate canopies be heated in colder weather?
Yes, external-grade radiant electric heaters can be fitted to all of our polycarbonate canopies to provide additional warmth in colder weather. Heating options are particularly effective when installed as part of enclosed polycarbonate canopy designs
What are your lead times for polycarbonate canopies?
Our standard lead times are 8-10 weeks from order confirmation to starting works on site. Lead times may vary depending on the size and complexity of the project as well as the time of year.
How long does it take to install a polycarbonate canopy?
Installation times will depend on the size and complexity of the project. Smaller polycarbonate roof canopies will take anywhere from a few days to a week to install. Larger, more complex canopies will take longer to complete all phases of installation work. Our team will work closely with you to produce an install programme that works to meet requirements and deadlines.
Will the quoted price include installation and groundworks?
Yes, the price quoted for our polycarbonate canopies will incude full installation as well as groundworks and reinstatement to surfacing all clearly outlined in the supplied quote.
Can polycarbonate canopies be used for covered dining areas?
Our polycarbonate roof canopies are frequently used to provide additional covered outdoor dining and breakout spaces for pupils. Our TRITON range of polycarbonate canopies provide substantial weather protection with a design form flexibility that means both roof radius and pitch can be adjusted to suit adjacent building architecture. Our range of enclosed polycarbonate roof canopies is a particularly effective solution for providing cost-effective additional dining capacity.
How long does a polycarbonate canopy last?
Streetspace polycarbonate canopies are covered with a 25-year structure and 15-year roof covering warranties. Our polycarbonate canopies are designed with the same long lifespans as all canopy structures we manufacture. The standard roof specification for TRITON polycarbonate canopies is the advanced multiwall polycarbonate using our proven aluminium glazing system to ensure a reliable and easy-to-maintain roof cover for the long term.
What are the planning approval requirements for polycarbonate canopies?
Planning approval for polycarbonate canopies is the same as for any other permanent canopy structure and requirements for this will depend on project location, size and specification. In certain circumstances canopies can be installed under permitted development and do not require full planning. See permitted development rights for more information or contact our friendly technical sales team for more information.
We would advise that in normal circumstances canopies can be installed under Part 7 of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021, Class M – extensions etc for schools, colleges, universities and hospitals, provided they meet the following criteria:
The proposed canopy must not be larger than 25% of the cumulative footprint of the school (as it was on or before 21st April 2021) or 250m² – whichever is greater
The proposed canopy must be located more than 5m from the boundary
The proposed canopy must not be more than 5m in height. (6m height is permissible if more than 10m from the boundary) Further information on planning legislation can be found here.
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