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Handmade to spec: from pergola to canopy

January 1st, 2012 / By: / Case Studies, Exteriors, Feature

This residential canopy is a retrofit of an existing wood pergola. Located in Parklands, an upscale suburb north of Christchurch, New Zealand , the project fits on top of the wooden support structure, perfectly matching the architecture of the house. Kolorful Kanvas Ltd., Waltham, created a low, curved-steel unobtrusive frame below the house roofline that allowed adequate rainwater runoff. The canopy frame is made of 60mm galvanized steel, the ribs custom rolled to spec by a co-operating engineering firm. The 5.5m wide frame was cut and taken to site and fitted to ensure that all angles and existing construction irregularities were accommodated. The translucent PVC cover fabric included sleeves that allowed for on-site tensioning. All parts were powder coated to match existing house trim.

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