Playground canopy benefits from a bespoke coloured multiwall polycarbonate roof

28 Nov 23

Designing a playground canopy with coloured polycarbonate can be a creative and visually appealing project.

Our customer Ace Play Ltd recently installed this bespoke L shaped 3m wide shelter at a nursery school. The timber frame canopy is glazed with our vinyl wrapped multiwall polycarbonate to create a stunning multi-coloured roof.

A total of 28 sheets were supplied measuring 1000mm (w) x 3000mm (l) x 16mm (t). We offer a wide variety of colours in both translucent and transparent finishes. For this project our customer chose:

  • TRL612 - Bright Yellow
  • TRL640 - Violet
  • TRL670 - Green
  • TRL629 - Light Red
  • TRL689 – Magenta

Using coloured polycarbonate on a playground canopy offered several advantages:

  1. Aesthetics: Coloured polycarbonate can enhance the visual appeal of the playground canopy, making it more attractive and engaging for children. Bright and vibrant colours can create a visually stimulating environment, contributing to the overall design and aesthetics of the playground.
  2. UV Protection: Our coloured polycarbonate provides UV protection by filtering out harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. This helps create a safer environment for children by reducing their exposure to UV radiation, which can cause skin damage and other health issues.
  3. Temperature Control: The colour of the polycarbonate can impact the amount of heat absorbed. Lighter colours tend to reflect more sunlight, helping to keep the area cooler. This can be particularly important in the summer term where playground equipment can become uncomfortably hot for children.
  4. Thermal Insulation: Coloured polycarbonate can provide some degree of thermal insulation, helping to regulate the temperature beneath the canopy. This can be beneficial in both hot and cold weather, creating a more comfortable space for children to play and learn.
  5. Customisation: Coloured polycarbonate allows for customisation based on the theme or design preferences of the nursery or school. Playground canopies with specific colours or patterns can be tailored to match the surrounding environment or to create a cohesive design with other playground elements.
  6. Durability: Polycarbonate is known for its durability, impact resistance, and weather resistance, making it a robust choice for outdoor applications like playground canopies.
  7. Educational Opportunities: The use of different colours in the canopy can also have educational benefits. For example, the canopy could be designed to incorporate educational themes or patterns that engage children in learning while they play.

When selecting coloured polycarbonate for a playground canopy, it's essential to consider factors such as the specific needs of the environment, the age group of the children using the playground, and the local climate conditions.

If you want your canopy to stand out from the crowd, please get in touch.

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