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Cantilever Carports Installation Guide

Concept Canopy is designed on a modular basis which means that you can increase the area of the cover at any time and there are no support pillars needed. Your canopy will keep its good looks for years and years without continual upkeep. All you need to maintain the elegant looks is an occasional wipe clean.
The tough translucent roof panels allow natural daylight through, so if your canopy is above your kitchen window, patio or living room, adequate daylight still enters your home. Adds value to your property.
Concept Canopy requires no ground preparation and in most cases planning permission is not necessary. ALL MATERIALS ARE GUARANTEED FOR FIVE YEARS.   
Fascias are supplied in separate packs with a choice of styles and colours. 

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1. Check where canopy is to be positioned. Normally height is approximately 2135mm from the ground to the underside of the beam.

(Please not if you have a hatch back car check the height of the tailgate door when fully opened and adjust the height accordingly.)

You now need to mark the wall with a small line. ( Please note this line represents the lower edge of the beams) Now decide where you would like the front of your canopy to start.

Mark the wall again, The beams supplied need to be fixed to the wall approx at 1600mm centres, check from your first mark to ensure you will not hit any pipes or obstructions as all the beams need to be fitted directly to the wall (the beams cannot be cut)

2. Unpack beams. Using  a 16mm wood bit, drill a hole in the broadest end of each of the beams, approximately 60mm from the top and approximately 30mm in from the outside edge.  

Before drilling holes 

measure down the wall to 

ensure that each hole 

avoids mortar joints

3. Take the first beam line up lower edge of beam with line marked on the wall. When in place mark through top hole onto wall where it is to be fitted (always drill centre brick and not mortar joints)

4. Drill a hole with 16mm masonry bit through brick into cavity. This is almost the length of a standard 16mm bit. The bolt should open up inside the brick. It is important to ensure all your fixings are secure as this provides the strength required to support both the canopy and any snow load during winter. 

5. Place a bolt in beam and insert into wall making sure the head of the bolt is gripped up.

6. Hammer bolt home, preferably use a nylon hammer or a block of wood and metal hammer, so as not to damage the bolt head.  Tighten bolt securely but not fully.

7. Check the beam is level on the wall, then mark the bottom hole, now push the beam to one side and drill the second hole. Insert bolt as before. Tighten bolt securely but not fully

8. Level and fit 1 aluminium purling to form a wall plate drill and fix to wall. This then lines across the top of the beams and give the location of the next beam. Fix all beams into place. Now Fix the aluminium purling to form sheet supports at approx 610mm centres from the wall plate. Before fascia is fitted level all beams to the wall using packing as required. Retighten bolts to fully secure.

9. Cut fascia to length notch out  to suit end beam fascia platform and lip. 

10. ( Please space your sheets evenly so as to ensure you cover the roof fully, to do this you may wish to place all the sheets in to place and mark the position of each sheet before fixing any of the sheets, then remove all the sheets except the first two. This method will also provide you with another chance to check for square ness. )

Lift first roof sheet in to place ensure the sheet is square with the top wall plate and the lower fascia and side, then lift on second sheet centralise and overlap on top of the first sheet, again check for square ness silicone the front edge and the overlap between the sheets before fixing the sheet in to place, before fixing the second  sheet  lift the third sheet into place and silicone  the joint, You may wish to complete your flashing as you complete each section above individual sheets as access is easier at this time rather than after completely fixing all sheets.( Please space your sheets evenly so as to ensure you cover the roof fully, to do this you may wish to place all the sheets in to place and mark the position of each sheet before fixing any of the sheets, then remove all the sheets except the first two. This method will also provide you with another chance to check for square ness. )

Continue and repeat process for other sheets. 

Wipe down canopy. 

Now install your rainwater guttering and down pipe.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
 
  • What about the stress factor on the wall?

    The stress on the wall is negligible due to the flexibility and lightness of the GRP Beam.
  • What about cement block, breeze block, and single leaf buildings?

    Fine, as long as the construction is solid.
  • What about rendered walls such as pebbledash?

    When fixing to a rendered wall it is preferable to chip away the rendering where the beams and sheeting will lie against the wall. (Chip away a small line first to see the line of the brick joints.)
     
  • What about bungalows?

    It is possible to fix the Concept canopy to a bungalow. There should preferably be 900mm of brickwork above the top bolt in the beam. Whether this is feasible will be determined by the height of the wall. If it is not possible to have 900mm of brickwork above the beam fixing, but it is possible to fix the canopy at the top of the wall, then arrangements to spread the load over the wall should be considered, as below using brackets we can supply.

 

 

 
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