The Benefits of Glass Canopies
Whether cited independently or fixed onto a main structure, glass canopies are a valuable addition to the external face of any building. Designed to provide shelter and shade without obstructing any surrounding light, views or architecture, they are both useful and desirable, and especially within a commercial setting.
Because they can be manufactured to impressive sizes and are extremely durable, glass canopies are highly advantageous for outdoor coverage, particularly within large public spaces where substantial numbers of people congregate. This is why glass canopies are so often used at bus stops and within bus stations and outdoor shopping centres, being very useful in providing necessary protection from the elements, and protecting outdoor seating and benches.
The translucent and transparent nature of glass also has the advantage of maximising the amount of natural light that permeates through the surface of the glass. This light and airy effect enhances the exterior of commercial units such as shop fronts a great deal and makes spaces look and feel much more open.
Aside from the practical benefits, glass canopies also look stylish. The smooth, clean lines inherent within glass panels coupled with an endless variety of shapes, sizes and styles of glass means there is endless opportunity for creativity.
Whether you are looking for a curved-structure glass canopy or a minimal-framing pane, or would like to incorporate extra features such as architectural metalwork or strategically coloured lighting, there are many opportunities for every glass canopy to be a statement piece in itself, whilst also serving a practical purpose too.
We can install glass canopies and walkways as independent structures, or supported by the main structure. Glass can also be fixed directly to mild steel, stainless steel or aluminium framework, with guttering and flashings as preferred.
Using our own in-house structural engineers, Gray & Dick provide a complete design solution for all glass canopy projects. We have years of experience designing, manufacturing and installing glass canopies and walkways. To see a few of the projects we’ve worked on, please click here.
With over four decades of experience within the industry, Gray & Dick are market leaders in the design, supply and installation of structural glazing, architectural metalwork and high-quality cladding systems.
Because no client requirement is the same, we specialise in engineering bespoke structures and producing a wide variety of project-specific designs and details. We pride ourselves on delivering expert advice and high quality products to both commercial and domestic markets.
Products which we supply include:
- Sky-Frame Sliding Doors
- Thermospan Bolted Glass System
- Residential Glass Extensions
- Stairs & Balustrading
- Facades & Entrances
- Frameless Fire Rated Glazed Screens
For information on any of our products or services above, and to find out how we can assist you on your next glass canopy project, please give us a call on 0141 952 9619, or send us a message here.