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New Bay Tunnel Project for Persimmon Homes

Stuart Canvas has recently completed a project with one of the UK largest builders of new homes, Persimmon.  Following a £10 million investment from Persimmon for the company’s new Brickworks factory near Doncaster. Stuart Canvas was approached to create a solution to protect the raw material used in the manufacturing of the 80 million bricks the new factory can produce every year.  Stuart Canvas designed, manufactured and installed an innovative solution to cover the raw material bays by using a retractable tunnel system. 

The tunnel system uses custom-made steel framework tracking which allows for quick deployment and retraction, by just two members of staff using an integrated winch mechanism. Each tunnel can be operated individually allowing each tunnel to be positioned according to the level of material.  This design also allows for the tunnels to be partially retracted to allow for the loading and off-loading of raw material.  Each tunnel features custom made gutter units that allow for excess water to be directed away from each bay.

At Stuart Canvas we specialise in designing, manufacturing and installing Bay Covers and Retractable Aggregate Tunnels.  By utilising Kader our systems allow for larger tunnels to be produced more efficiently and economically.  The system consists of individual PVC panels, typically 1.1m wide which are produced to the same width of each pentagraph centre of the tunnel frame. Each panel is sewn with the Keder on both sides and high frequency welded to create a waterproof seal.  

Stuart Canvas aggregate bay tunnels can reduce waste by up to 30% and are designed to meet the exact requirements of the client. For more information please visit the Retractable Bay Page on our website or Contact Us.  For information on Persimmon Homes please visit their website .

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