There was nothing standard about this project. The shape of the deck meant we had to worry about the change in height at the front, and angles, using laser squares and tape on the deck to mark the outline of the canopy before measuring.
As the deck was composite decking, our posts could not be directly attached to this therefore additional strengthening had to be done under the boards for our posts. Part of the front section of the canopy was designed to follow the angle of the deck and this had to be all worked out using 3D CAD software to get it spot on and foresee any issues that may arise.
Timing was critical – we had very little time to make and install – 7 working days, including special brackets being custom made. Builders working on site were there over Xmas and gave us little time to work on the canopy and get it in place before the kindy opened.