Hendy Car Showroom, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Hendy Car Showroom, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Client: Dean & Dyball
Structural Engineer: Tony Hogg Design
Project Manager: Robert Carter, J & J Carter
Installation: Ian Webb
Fabric Supplier: Mehler Texnologies
Type of works: Design and build of a tensile fabric canopy covering an outdoor eating area.

J & J Carter Ltd has acted as a specialist contractor to Dean & Dyball for the customer, Hendy Car Showroom, who required a canopy structure for its outdoor eating area. The new membrane has a design life of approximately 20 years and the steel frame in excess of 30 years.

J & J Carter has built a sustainable membrane canopy. The PVC polyester roof can be recycled at the Texyloop facility in Italy. The recycled PVC will be used to make products such as garden furniture or packaging.

The canopy had to interface with an existing building, which could not resist the canopy loads. The central column is installed through the hub at the apex of the pavilion. The hub had to be weather-sealed using a flexible detail to allow for column movement. The membrane is a Type IV Silver PVDF lacquered PVC coated polyester. The properties of metallic finishes make high frequency very difficult and new tooling had to be designed to ensure perfect welding.

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