SKYSHADE Atlas Aluminium Polycarbonate Veranda

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The Atlas is one of the largest verandas we offer and is also available with a glass roof. The clean lines and modern profile and gutter style will suit many properties, both domestic and commercial. Uninterrupted views from a 6m clear span between 2 posts at a 3m projection is a big feature and request for many customers.
This veranda is available up to 7000mm wide as one unit, but can be jointed to continue to infinite widths if required.

Choice of 4 standard colours
Choice of 4 polycarbonate roof infills

 
 
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When you want to cover larger spaces and glass isn't possible the Atlas is perfect with a chocie of polycarbonate roof options.
 

 

The Atlas is a beautifully smooth veranda design, with a very robust profile and front gutter design for larger sizes in domestic and commercial applications.
Available with projections up to a massive 6000mm this system can cover large areas with ease and minimal support posts. The Atlas can be fitted with only 2 front posts at a width of 6000mm and a maximum projection of 3000mm. At 6000mm projection you can still only use 2 posts, but the maximum width is then 4000mm. (full table showing in specification tab).
Uninterrupted views from your patio or terrace with maximum clear view.

4 standard framework colours:  Graphite Grey (RAL7024), White (RAL9016), Cream White (RAL9001) and Black (RAL9005)
4 choices for the polycarbonate roof with clear and opal being the most popular and the Ultra Clear and Solar Control available at extra charge. Please email or call if required for a price.
The Atlas can be fitted with side infills, such as solid aluminium walling or fitted with the top section profile to then allow the installation of sliding glass doors. These sliding glass doors can also be fitted to the front to create a fully enclosed outdoor room.

Many people want one side partially or fully filled in to prevent prevailing winds, or to block a neighbours view and increase privacy and reduce noise.
Optional LED lights are available to fit into some or all of the roof beams as required.

 

The Atlas aluminum veranda is supplied as standard with all posts, gutter profile, wall profile, beams, selected polycarbonate roofing sheets, cover strips and the necessary assembly materials. Fixings for the wall and post are not supplied as they vary depending on the substrate you are fixing to.

As standard, you have the choice between a round or classic decorative gutter and half-round or square posts. Internal rainwater drainage components are supplied as standard for fitting into 2 front posts. Drilling is required for the drainage installation.
The Atlas veranda is available as standard in mm widths of 4060, 5060, 6060 or 7060 as a single section; there is no limit to the number of sections that can be joined end to end.
You will see the ordering sizes as rounded mm dimensions. The ordering dimensions refer to the centre line width of the roof beams and there is a further 30mm either side for the Overall Width, which includes the wall plate and front gutter width.

DETAILS
Colour RAL9001 / RAL 7024 / RAL 9016 / RAL 9005
Gutter Profile Rounded / Classic Victorian
Posts Rectangular 115mm x 150mm
Roofing Polycarbonate 16mm - Opal / Clear / Ultra Clear / Solar Control
Overall Widths (mm) 4060 / 5060 / 6060 / 7060 or a multitude thereof
Projection (mm) 2500 / 3000 / 3500 / 4000 / 6000

The roof pitch is recommended to be 157mm for every metre projection (approx. 9 degrees), see measuring tab for further details.

Back wall plate height is 149mm with a rounded profile cover cap with a total height of 185mm
Front gutter profile is 166mm tall with a leaning straight flat profile
Post sizes are 115mm x 150mm square corner edge profile

Number of Posts
The Atlas polycarbonate up to an overall width of 5060 mm is supplied with 2 posts standard. However, models with a projection of 4000 and 6000 mm are supplied with 3 posts.

The Atlas polycarbonate and overall widths of 6060 mm is supplied with 2 posts standard. However, models with a projection of 3500, 4000 and 6000 mm are supplied with 3 posts.
Front post size is 115mm x 150mm x 3000mm as standard and can be cut to suit on site.
Standard 3000mm posts suppplied for concreting into the ground to height required.
 

Number of Posts by Veranda Size
Width (Overall Width) Projection Number of Posts
4060 mm 2500 mm 2
4060 mm 3000 mm 2
4060 mm 3500 mm 2
4060mm 4000 mm 2
4060 mm 6000 mm 3
 
5060 mm 2500 mm 2
5060 mm 3000 mm 2
5060 mm 3500 mm 2
5060 mm 4000 mm 3
5060 mm 6000 mm 3
 
6060 mm 2500 mm 2
6060 mm 3000 mm 2
6060 mm 3500 mm 3
6060 mm 4000 mm 3
6060 mm 6000 mm 3
 
7060 mm 2500 mm 3
7060 mm 3000 mm 3
7060 mm 3500 mm 3
7060 mm 4000 mm 3
7060 mm 6000 mm 3


Important Note on Ordering Width Dimensions...
The centre-to-centre distance between the roof beams of an Atlas polycarbonate veranda is 1000 mm (1 metre). For the glass model the distances are dependent on veranda size ordered.

A roof with five one-metre sections has a total width of 5060 mm. The extra 60 mm is the distance from the centre of the beam to the outside of the beam, which is 30 mm; this extra width is at both ends, for a total of 60 mm.
Therefore if you order a 6000mm wide (Order Width) veranda the Overall Width for the wall plate and front profile and outside of the roof bars will be 6060mm

Projection
The projection dimensions are from the back of the wall plate to the inside face of the front posts and the projection dimensions will never be the exact millimetre dimensions of the ordering options simply because of the roof pitch. If an exact millimetre dimension is required on your site please contact us and discuss.


Rainwater discharge
The Atlas veranda can be easily fitted with rainwater discharge by drilling one or more holes at the position where the front support post meets the horizontal gutter support profile. The post then serves as rainwater discharge pipe. A range of rainwater discharge fittings are available for further connection (EPDM rubber drain ring, 50/60 mm leaf catcher, 60 mm rainwater discharge pipe and bend). Standard components for the installation of 2 rainwater pipe dispersals are included as standard with outlets to front of posts at low level

Dimensions & slope

• This aluminium veranda roof should be installed with a slope of 157mm per metre. (approx. 9 degrees)

The height of the aluminium wall profile and the front clear passage height (distance from bottom of gutter profile to the ground) are completely dependent on each other and determined by this slope.


Posts & joined verandas
• Maximum distance between the upright support posts is 4 metres.
• When verandas are joined, a post is always placed under the coupling.
• The rainwater discharge cannot be placed inside a post above which gutters are joined.

Installation video is available to review in the Video Tab and there are full installation instructions in our Downloads section

Dimensions and Installation
If you are going to install your Atlas veranda based on the standard dimensions as supplied, you can use the dimension table below.
 

Projection Beam Length Distance from back of wall
profile to inside of posts
Height from ground to
bottom of gutter profile
Height from ground to
bottom of wall profile
2500mm 2470mm 2440mm 2500mm 2880mm
3000mm 2970mm 2930mm 2500mm 2960mm
3500mm 3470mm 3430mm 2500mm 3040mm
4000mm 3970mm 3920mm 2500mm 3110mm
6000mm 6000mm 5920mm 2500mm 3420mm


If you require the back wall plate profile section lower or want to make the passage height of the gutter lower, you must:
Subtract the same millimetre dimensions from both these measurements. So if your wall profile is mounted 300mm lower, you must also shorten your front support posts by 300mm (or sink them into the ground a further 300mm) The angle (pitch) of the roof must be maintained within a degree or 2.

If you want to reduce the passage height, you can easily shorten the length of the posts by making a square cut if you are fixing to the ground surface. However, you must then also mount the wall profile the same distance down lower on the wall.

The same applies if you decide or have to mount the wall profile lower on your wall.

Calculations for installation example:
You have a roof with a width of 3000mm and you want to reduce the standard passage height from 2500mm to 2200mm. You therefore shorten your posts by 300mm or you place the posts 300mm into the ground, so the bottom of your gutter is at a height of 2200mm. Your wall profile must therefore be lowered by 300mm, which means that the bottom of the wall profile must be placed at 2960mm - 300mm = 2660mm.

Ground Fixing
An Atlas veranda can be installed on any existing foundation or stone surface if it has sufficient depth and strength for screw or chemical fixings.
For added strength or when there is not a good foundation present, a concrete base can be used. These concrete bases can be easily installed out of sight under the posts with the supplied bolts. The concrete bases are available with or without a rainwater discharge opening.
You could direct rainwater into existing drainage systems around your home if required using the underground drainage holes from these optional bases or into a soakaway.

When measuring for your veranda system please be aware of the ideal pitch of the roof being a drop of 157mm for every 1 metre projection. The slope required on the roof is for efficient rainwater dispersal and has been calculated for this. The standard passage height for a post with footplate is 2500mm and then 3000mm as standard withouth the footplate.
The finished height for the underside of the gutter profile can be adjusted and shortened by cutting the support posts as required on site.
Standard calculations are below for a 2500mm height to underside of guttering profile:

Projection Beam Length Distance from back of wall
profile to inside of posts
Height from ground to
bottom of gutter profile
Height from ground to
bottom of wall profile
2500mm 2470mm 2440mm 2500mm 2880mm
3000mm 2970mm 2930mm 2500mm 2960mm
3500mm 3470mm 3430mm 2500mm 3040mm
4000mm 3970mm 3920mm 2500mm 3110mm
6000mm 6000mm 5920mm 2500mm 3420mm

If you choose to place the wall profile lower or make the passage height of the gutter lower, you must: Subtract the same number of millimetres from both of these measurements. So if your wall profile is mounted 300mm lower, you must also shorten your posts by 300mm. If you want to reduce the passage height, you can easily shorten the length of the posts by making a square cut. However, you must then also mount the wall profile the same distance lower on the wall. The same applies if you decide to mount the wall profile lower on the wall.

Example:
You have a veranda roof with a projection of 3000mm and you want to reduce the standard under gutter passage height from 2500mm to 2200mm. You therefore shorten your posts by 300mm or you place the posts 300mm into the ground and concrete, so the bottom of your gutter is at a height of 2200mm. Your wall profile must therefore be lowered by 300mm, which means that the bottom of the wall profile must be placed at 2960mm - 300mm = 2660mm. 

 
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