Bath University received their Royal Charter in 1966 and are now established as a top 10 University in the UK, with a reputation for research and teaching excellence. The University continues to undertake a programme of major improvements to their campus and Base Structures were delighted to be involved with the Universities re-development. The Malvern 4P 700 was chosen from our pre-designed fabric canopy range for the break out area outside the halls of residence and the preferred fabric was manufactured in PTFE.
PTFE fabric is a Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coated fibreglass woven cloth and is one the most durable membrane used in tensile structures. The fabric is installed in an ivory-white colour and over time with the suns exposure the fabric bleaches to a bright white appearance.
Some of the main properties of PTFE include having a melting point of 327°C which is beneficial as a BBQ area has been incorporated under the 2 canopies Base installed. A feature wall and seating have been built for the students to socialise and wait for their food to be cooked. Other advantages of this fabric that appealed to Bath University it’s resistance to micro-organisms, and any tree foliage will not affix due to its non-stick properties. It also allows natural daylight to reach the students below whilst also providing shading.