Manly Bowls Club
Installing thirty-nine tons of steel and two thousand one hundred kilograms of fabric over an existing pristine Berry Bowling synthetic surface is certainly a challenge.
But thanks to the innovation of Trevor Scott from Light Weight Structures, Manly Bowls Club (Qld) patrons will be enjoying a cool, ambient weatherproof bowling environment each and every Christmas.
The installation of a wide span fabric canopy over an existing bowling green is an Australian first. This incredible feat was achieved with cranes and equipment located outside the bowling green and an innovative method of canopy manufacture and installation.
The project build time is also worthy of mention, the structure was built in four weeks, with the full process from concept to
completion, including building approvals taking four and a half months.
Club Chairman Norm Broadhurst has been impressed "I've been involved in a high caliber of engineering all my life, what I've seen from Trevor and the Light Weight Structures team is nothing short of first class, I can only offer rave reviews".
Light Weight Structures can add the successful project outcome at Manly Bowls Club to other significant achievements including the design, engineering and installation of the award winning (2011) Mooloolaba Bowls Club canopy structure.
To Trevor Scott's credit the Mooloolaba project was again, another Australian first offering fabric roofing and column free open space over two bowling greens (3200 sqmts). Previously other companies covered two greens with two individual structures with dividing columns between the greens.
Light Weight Structures other notable achievements include the award winning (2012) single green fabric cover at the East Cessnock Bowling Club (NSW) and back in 2003 the product development design and engineering for the Shadex, Shademaster retractable shade system.