ORDERING or ESTIMATES We aim to make the process or ordering or providing an estimate for your ideal porch, veranda or canopy as simple as possible, but there are a few key decisions that you will need to consider too. If you need any advice or assistance in this, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we are here to help. 1. PORCH, VERANDA OR CANOPY? Decide if you want a structure with upright supports, or a cantilever canopy supported by spandrels off the wall: • Uprights allow for greater widths and depths, but can restrict or enclose smaller entrance spaces. • Canopies are ideal for providing cover over a second entrance or where floorspace is more restricted. • Canopies are more restricted on width and depth (particularly depth) – however, more fixings, internal bracing or intermediate spandrels can be provided. 2. STANDARD OR BESPOKE SIZE Standard sizes – Porches / verandas • Three standard widths (128cm, 156cm and 210.5cm) and two standard depths (82cm and 110cm) are available, but can be mixed and matched to create any width/depth • Adding intermediate uprights allow greater widths/depths to be achieved as required. Standard sizes – Canopies • Two standard widths (120cm and 204.5cm) and two standard depths (64cm and 92cm) are available. Bespoke sizes - • Measure your required opening – width and height, the height of any obstructions/windows above, and the depth out from building required 3. DESIGN OF IRONWORK • Porch designs can also be used for cantilever canopies, but dedicated cantilever canopy ironwork is made slightly shallower than that for porches. Styles are interchangeable – so you can mix and match frieze and upright designs if desired. 4. ROOF STYLE • All roofs are hipped to both sides as standard – however custom roofs can have one hip only, if it is to abut a wall. If hipped ends are not required, we can provide frames to the roof ends for glazing (see photo on p23) • All roofs feature curved front and sides as standard – but can be manufactured straight if required. • Larger roof structures are supplied in sections for ease of transportation/installation. Roof frameworks – • For lining and finishing in lead or other material by others. Bear in mind, these are roofs are heavier (especially lead covered) and will need finishing by your local roofing contractors. • The skeleton roof framework creates a very attractive underside, which can be lined with painted ply or tongue and groove boards. Alternatively you can fit a level ceiling below if required • This type of roof allows you to attach timber fascia and/or guttering if required Zinc rolled roof – • This is a complete lightweight, self-supporting structure • Powder-coated lead grey as standard, with half round welts to replicate standing seams of lead. Alternatively it can be painted black or a colour of your choice. • Bear in mind you cannot attach guttering to this structure. Glazing bar roof framework – • Can be fully or part glazed as required. You will need to arrange glazing by your local glazing contractors. • Part-glazed are supplied with zinc sheet infill panels which can be aged-patinated on request. 5. ACCESSORIES • Spandrels – these add both structural strength and rigidity and decorative interest. These are recommended to use, particularly with heavy lead roofs. • Stone plinths – creates a solid base for fixing uprights. • Cast base shoes – to cover holes where ironwork goes into ground/stone plinth 6. COLOUR & FINISH • Black is the standard and traditional ironwork finish • Match to a specific RAL or paint colour reference. FOR ORDERS & ESTIMATES online: www.fineiron.co.uk phone: 01874 636966 email: info@fineiron.co.uk CANOPIES, PORCHES & VERANDAS | 25