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What Options are Available for Commercial Awnings?

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A recent tragedy in which Sydney CBD in which a man fell from the 10th storey of a high rise building before smashing through a glass awning and onto a pathway has prompted interest in alternatives to glass for awnings. 

If clear glazing is required Mar Resistant Polycarbonate sheets of 9.5mm and 12.7mm thick can be installed with recommended supporting structures which do not have to be as heavy and expensive as steel structures which are required for glass panels. The Mar Resistant Polycarbonate will not be affected by falling tree branches, hail storms or any other falling object. (scroll down to continue...)

 
 
 

The surface has a unique, hard surface coating which provides a high level of protection against unsightly scratching making it ideal for use in applications where frequent contact is likely. The state-of-the-art coating on both surfaces of the Margard* sheet makes it one of the most abrasion-resistant plastic safety and security glazing products available.

If interesting translucent finishes are desired Allplastics offers a special composite panel either inthe PEP-core range or the Air Board variety.
These panels are manufactured from polycarbonate and have a honeycomb structure which gives the panels an exceptional rigidity while being lightweight. Further there is a variety of colours, tints and satin finishes as well as clear UV grade options.

If the panels are to be walked upon consider PEP-core Stage 40 which has a scratch resistant and slip resistant surface that supports 500 kg / square metre.
Project managers love the saving of costs associated with steel structures as well as the ease of lifting lightweight panels versus the cost of equipment required to lift glass panels!

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Allplastics Engineering Pty Ltd is a privately owned Australian business specialising in the machining, fabrication and supply of polymer/ plastic materials for industrial, building and architectural applications
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