(Various lengths in White or Chocolate Brown.)
Part of the Self-Supporting Glazing System from Living Space.
The structural aluminium Eaves Beam forms part of the professionally engineered, Self-Supporting Glazing System. Available in various lengths the heavy-duty, maintenance-free Eaves Beam comes with tough powder-coated finish.
Designed for flexibility of use and ease of installation, the system is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including car ports and canopies, as well as traditional lean-to conservatory roofs.
Features & Benefits
- Long Life Expectancy - super strong aluminium extrusion
- Attractive and Durable - quality powder-coated finish
- Maintenance-Free - nothing to do once fitted
- Cost Effective and Less Wastage - multiple beam lengths
When used as an open-fronted roof, such as a carport, the Structural Eaves Beam should be supported ever 3m.
What you get with Eaves Beam
The Eaves Beam is supplied with End Caps (x2), Fixing Screws (x4) and Screw Cover Caps (x4).
Considerations & Fitting
Glazing Bar Spacing
It's important to space glazing bars in such a way that the roof will withstand calculated snow and wind loads based on it's geographic location. The majority of UK roofs should be designed to withstand a load of 600N/m2. However some parts of Scotland and the North East may need to be built to withstand 800N/m2 or even 1KN/m2.
The following graph and table shows the maximum Bar Spacing relative to the Bar Length and is based on the common 600N/m2 load using 25mm multiwall polycarbonate.
||Max. Sheet Width
Designing a Roof
Wondering what parts you will need? The following describes the individual parts required to build the example roofs.
Glazed Lean-To Roof - 4m x 2.5m (width x projection)
Glazed Lean-To Roof - 6m x 3m (width x projection)
Fitting Eaves Beam
Fitting the Eaves Beam is fairly straight forward. Once cut to desired length, it can be easly fixed to frames, posts or brickwork.
*Be sure to choose fixings that are suitable for your wall type. A strong Anchor fixings is often recommended for securing Wall Plates.
The gaps between the Glazing Bars on the underside of the polycarbonate can be closed off using Eaves Fillers. These are optional PVCu profiles with rubber seals that cushion and seal against the underside of the polycarbonate panels.