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- Powder coated aluminium frame
- Virtually no maintenance required
- Extruded hollow section box profile framing throughout
- Substantial 76mm x 76mm box section triangular corner posts
- Extruded 80mm x 50mm box profile aluminium eaves beam with rounded corners
- Extruded 40mm x 30mm box profile aluminium glazing bars
- Extruded 50mm x 40mm structural aluminium ridge beam
- 2 aluminium posts included (10'x12' carport)
- 3 aluminium posts included (10'x15' carport)
- Aluminium posts approximately 7'3" long (2200mm)
- Tinted 6mm thick twinwall polycarbonate roof
- Stepped roof glazing sheets allow longer spans
- Glazing bars at approximately 36" centres (915mm)
- Integral glazing system holds the polycarbonate glazing in position securely
- The unique glazing bar design retains the polycarbonate panels with continuous vertical grooves to each side
- Moulded glazing bar end plates included
- 2 triangular eaves braces per post to ensure stability
- Pre-drilled base plates ensure easy fixing into any hard surface including concrete, paving or decking
- All components required for assembly are supplied cut to length and pre-drilled
- Ridge and eaves components are too long to be supplied in one piece so two lengths are supplied with offset joins required to preserve structural integrity
- External ridge height approximately 8'8" (2650mm) at around 10 degrees roof pitch with standard posts
- Internal height approximately 6'11" (2100mm) to underside of eaves beam
- The roof is designed to suit a roof pitch of 10 degrees although this can be increased or decreased by 1 or 2 degrees.
- Whenever possible we recommend the standard 10 degrees roof pitch.
- If the roof pitch is increased or decreased by 1 or 2 degrees this may cause gaps of 1 or 2 millimetres between the glazing bars and the ridge or eaves beams.
- The eaves height can be reduced by cutting the posts, which reduces the ridge height by the same amount.
- If you cut the posts to reduce the height you will need to drill new holes in order to attach the base plates.
- In normal circumstances we do not advise cutting the posts by more than 250mm (10"), which reduces the clearance below the eaves beam to around 1850mm (6'1").
POWDER COATED ALUMINIUM: Extruded hollow section aluminium profiles are cut to size and drilled or welded to form a lightweight and strong frame. Aluminium is ideal for outside use because it does not corrode like steel. The aluminium is powder coated, a tough paint finish which has excellent weathering properties.
TWIN WALL POLYCARBONATE: Twin wall polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable and very practical. Polycarbonate is safe with small children or pets around and easy to handle during installation. Tinted polycarbonate reduces glare by diffusing light in the same way as sunglasses.
CARPORTS - THE BENEFITS: Carports are often the cheapest way to protect your car from the elements but also the quickest and most convenient to use with no doors or locks. Increasingly carports are used as an inexpensive and handy general storage area for a multitude of other things including motorbikes, cycles, boats, garden furniture, tools and equipment, ride on mowers and ladders to name but a few. With open sides the access is convenient but a carport is not as secure as a shed or garage. You should consider security before deciding which items to store in your carport. In essence a carport is just a large roof canopy with open sides so it provides a great storage area for large bulky items which need to be kept dry.
CARPORT SIZE: If possible the carport should be larger than your car to provide full protection. However, it is not essential for the carport to be larger in all cases, especially with an older car. For example, if the car is always parked in the same position under the carport and rarely used then over time it may be possible to discern a difference in the paint colour. But if you only park under the carport in bad weather this would take much longer.
SEALING A CARPORT AGAINST THE WALL: Although it is not essential, for best results a carport should be sealed against the host wall. There are various ways of doing this depending on the wall surface. The easiest way is a simple silicone seal but this will require the most maintenance. Adhesive flashing is a more permanent solution but it will also require occasional maintenance. The best seal is lead flashing dressed into the existing mortar, which requires little or no maintenance. However, it is the most expensive option and normally requires a plumber. With no seal at all, a carport still provides a waterproof canopy and although the walls may be damp on occasion this may not be a problem. Carports are normally supplied with no flashing or sealant included due to the various different options available to suit different sites and individual requirements.
SIZES - DEPTH AND WIDTH: The sizes are listed alongside the price. The first dimension listed is the projection and the second dimension is the width. The projection is measured from the existing building.