New ultra-contemporary glass canopy

Solarlux has introduced a new, glass canopy – the SDL Acubis – to its product portfolio. Harmonising with current architectural trends the bespoke cubic glass structure can be used for a wide variety of applications, from a workshop or studio, to entertaining or outdoor living space.

The SDL Acubis canopy can be enjoyed as a free-standing construction or integrated into an existing house design. The glass canopy is constructed at two degrees and is hardly visible to the naked eye, allowing excess water to drain off. In heavier rainfall areas the discrete, concealed drainage installed in the pillars is a popular choice.

The single glazed design is available in thicknesses of up to 12mm with optional steel reinforcement on the vertical supports, protecting the strength to size ratio. With a height of 253mm the single piece wall junction enables the structure to be fitted seamlessly to any building.

Spotlights can integrated into the roof beams and the cables are smartly concealed in a cable duct located in the wall joint. Window awnings are also available which are invisible when retracted, while the vertical shades reduce heat transfer onto the glass.

Joern Greve, managing director at Solarlux, said: “Solarlux guarantees prompt structural calculations. We achieve significantly reduced installation times as the structure is pre-fabricated and partly pre-assembled at our plant. The modular design means we can significantly reduce construction, site equipment and labour costs.”