As the client wanted the system to sit up over his roofline and have no independent structure or posting support that would block their view we were tasked with finding a solution to attach the system to the building.
Following discussions with a local engineering firm we were advised that there was a possibility to attach to a large laminated support beam that spanned a 10m distance between the two buildings although it could only be rated to a certain wind loading.
The beam in question would also need to have timber alterations so it could adequately support the system and raise it over the roof line.
A custom mounting support frame would need to be designed to attach to the rear of the building which would also require timber alterations to accommodate it.
As the system would be following a reverse mono pitch roof line a custom solution for water run off would also be needed.
Due to a tight time frame the system would need to be designed and ordered prior to any building works being undertaken. A clear plan needed to be had to avoid any unforeseen changes being needed during the building phase.