Most awnings can be installed to most buildings in a simple and straightforward manner, thus affording safety and stability, whilst allowing the correct pitch with adequate headway. However, on occasion, the design and detail of the building may not make this possible, and special brackets have to be fabricated in order to bridge between the correct positioning of the awning and the adequate fixing points on the building. There are three most common types of special bracket. We use spreader-plates to spread the load on a small installation bracket over a larger area when fixing to a poor quality wall or thin substrate such as, for example, the side of a commercial vehicle. Typically this might be 450mm x 300mm of powdercoated 10mm steel with ten fixing holes instead of two. We use bungalow-brackets to ensure the awning is as high as possible over a patio door, but as we cannot fix into the top few courses of bricks of a bungalow because of inadequate building strength, we need to secure our fixings lower down. Typically these may be 75mm x 750mm in size, similar in strength to a spreader-plate. And we fabricate gallows-brackets to take the awning away from the wall and up to a position above the roofline, in order to give adequate height and therefore sufficient fall over the projection. Typically these will be fabricated from powdercoated 80mm x 40mm box section steel, with reinforcing gussetts in the corners, to an average size of 900mm x 300mm x 450mm. A 3m x 1.5m awning may only require two of any of these brackets, subject to the strength and design of the building; whereas a 7m x 3.5m awning may require as many as six. Our expert building surveyor will be able to give you all the advice you need, completely free of charge.
These Weinor Cassette Awnings are installed above a roof terrace overlooking St. Ives Bay, a part of the country notorious for it's weather conditions, which include regular high winds. To make the operation of the awnings more secure we have fabricated lateral slide-bars attached to upright front posts and fixed steel rings to the front profiles, which then slide along the lateral tubes, restraining the front profile from any up or downwards movement.
Here we see another Weinor Cassette Awning at a massive 9 meters wide by 3 meters projection installed right across the bay window of this restaurant terrace. The window bay being roughly 2 meters wide by 900mm projection, we have fabricated here some cantilever-style Special Brackets at 900mm deep in order to adequately support the awning either side of the bay. The resultant gap behind the awning has then been infilled with matching coloured Foamex.
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