Moama Bowling Club Canopy
Location: Echuca-Moama NSW
Completion Date: February 2017
Size: 2893 sqm
Fabric: PTFE CHUKOH FGT600
Client: Moama Bowling Club
Servicing the border towns of Echuca-Moama and famous for being the sports and entertainment heart of The Murray region, Moama Bowling Club offers state-of-the-art bowling facilities, including a custom-designed architectural bowling green canopy.
During the redevelopment project, the brief tendered to Moama Bowling Club from their architect, Altis Architecture was to “blend traditional with contemporary – to create a simplistic elongated elegant approach to the modern-day pavilion, which challenges whilst embraces the precincts history and tradition”. Working in collaboration with Altis, MakMax Australia presented an engineered bowling green canopy to integrate with the elegant modern feel of the clubhouse design.
Designed to be the most architectural bowls roof in Australia, MakMax engineered several key elements into the Moama Bowling Club Canopy. We lowered the overall height of the roof (compared to our regular designs) to reduce the shading on the natural greens and lowered the Eastern side with a slight arch to direct water to the perimeter cells.
Our engineers designed a column-free span on the club-house end to ensure perfect spectator viewing for the club premises. This Gull-Wing arch also provides ventilation to ensure airflow.
The saw-toothed MakMax Hawkesbill design is our premium bowling green canopy model, offering a visually exciting profile with wide leaning-arched support beams.
A Teflon-coated PTFE membrane (CHUKOH FGT600) was chosen for Moama Bowling Club Canopy to reflect the premium look and feel of the overall design. PTFE roofs feel much brighter and lighter underneath due to the significantly higher light transmission properties. The PTFE coating is inert and does not degrade under UV, so it retains its crisp white colour over time along with its natural self-cleaning properties. With over 40 years of expected lifespan, the membrane on the Moama Bowling Club canopy will stand the test of time.
“When Moama Bowling Club made the decision to engage MakMax to deliver our Bowling Green Shade Cover, it was based on their ability, experience and reputation within the industry. It also became evident to us, when discussing the finer points of construction, engineering and project detail that MakMax would deliver a superior service and product. MakMax have an in-house team of qualified engineers, drafts people and architects. They were responsive to our club’s needs, capable of customising our structure, delivering a final product that would enhance our club, maximise green usage and with the best price. MakMax attention to detail and customer service have been first class and I have no hesitation in recommending MakMax as the Bowling Club Green Shade Cover Specialists.”
Liam Fleming, Operations Manager, Moama Bowling Club.