Manchester Central Mosque located in the Victoria Park district of Manchester began as two adjacent houses, then in 1971, the two houses were demolished, and a “new look” Mosque took its current form. Several expansions and modifications have taken place over the years, including the recent addition of three new canopies.
With its team of experts in the polycarbonate and roof glazing fields, Twinfix works on developing the best, newest and most cost-effective roof glazing products. A family business, Twinfix has been involved in the polycarbonate roof glazing market for nearly 30 years.
The Twinfix team was approached by Create It Studios Architects to design, manufacture and install three canopies: one free-standing mono-pitch canopy and two curved lean-to canopies, all spanning a total of 43 square metres.
The stunning canopies comprise of aluminium frames powder coated to RAL 8012 Red Brown, which is in keeping with the aesthetics of the building. The roof-glazing system used is Twinfix’s innovative, non-fragile Multi-Link-Panel system glazed with clear 6mm solid polycarbonate.
Saghir Hussain, Director at Create It Studio Architects, commented:
“We have had three canopies installed by Twinfix at Didsbury Mosque, Manchester. The client’s brief was to design and install three entrance canopies that reflected the design language of the Chapel building built in 1883, whilst being in keeping within the wider conservation area. Design cues were taken from the building arched openings and geometrical stone patterns found on the building elevation.
We have worked closely with the team at Twinfix to deliver this project. Twinfix managed to deliver the design intention as visualised by our architects and fulfilled the client’s vision.
It has been a pleasure working with Twinfix. The process from design to construction was easy, straightforward and very professional.
We look forward to working with Twinfix on future projects and would highly recommend them.”
Polycarbonate glazing is an incredible product that does not crack, craze, or break during general use, making it an excellent light-weight alternative to glass. Vinyl was applied to the polycarbonate in a stunning white geometric pattern, complementing the design of these structures and turning these functional canopies in to elegant, covered area.