Commutaports are constructed from extruded aluminum
which allows for high quality powder coating, resulting
in a perfect gloss finish vastly superior to coated galvanized
steel. Aluminum framed Commutaports can be handled
by two people, do not require lifting equipment and, with
a standard flat roof design, can be installed in two hours
with minimum disruption to traffic.
As a result of experience gained over many years, Commutaports
Ltd. offer two types of glazing:
Ideal for areas of important architectural interest
where the natural properties of glass are preferred.
Toughened glass presents an ideal surface for decoration
with company or local authority logos.
Because of its high impact strength, polycarbonate is
highly resistant to abuse and has excellent visibility
properties. Three grades of polycarbonate are offered:
The polycarbonate is coated with an ultraviolet compound
for protection against the effects of weathering. It
should be noted, however, that graffiti is difficult
The polycarbonate is treated with a special surface
coating which is resistant to solvent-based paints and
inks. Subsequent removal of graffiti does not harm the
Bronze tinted polycarbonate, with UV protection, is
offered for roof glazing where it affords shade during
bright sunny days and masks the build up of dirt between
glass and polycarbonate panels are interchangeable on
site in the event of breakage.
Commutaports® require very little maintenance, apart
from regular washing. All fixtures and fittings are
assembled with concealed rivets for maximum security
and resistance against the most determined anti-social
The frame is made from riveted aluminium sections. All
cantilever designs have steel channel inserts in the
aluminium box section legs to provide extra load bearing
Flat roofs are made from 1.5mm aluminium sheet.
Two sizes of panel are available which form the basic
dimensions of standard Commutaports. Details are as
The aluminum framework is protected and decorated by
a high performance architectural powder coating system.
Colors are matched to most BS 4800 and RAL references
to suit customers' requirements.
The glazing panels are framed with a rebate depth of
31mm, which, in the case of the polycarbonate, exceeds
the manufacturer's recommendation. This enables Commutaports
Ltd. to offer a 3 year guarantee against breakages.