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Ekodome® Geodesic
Dome Covers

Pre-cut panels in various materials and various thicknesses for Ekodome® frames are now available to order from our website. Which materials are we offering, what colors and which thicknesses? Here below you can find all the details. 

Pre-Cut Cover Panels for Ekodome® Frames

Solid Polycarbonate

Can be used to make a glass dome. Best for backyard units, greenhouses, and can be a substitute for glass on your domes for window/door/tunnel glazing. Comes in 4-6-8-10mm in thickness. Available in clear, opal white and bronze colors.

Twinwall Polycarbonate

Ideal for greenhouses, gazebos, and pool covers. Comes in 4-6-8-10mm in thickness. Available in clear, opal white and bronze colors

FRP Composite 1 (FRP + Insulation + Plywood)

It is basically a sandwich panel consists of an insulating layer of rigid core sandwiched between a fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) facing the exterior and plywood facing the interior of your dome. It is strong, lightweight, structurally sound, labor saving and easy to use. Best for cabins, glamping pods, shelters, and similar structures. Comes in 35.4mm thickness and available in white.

FRP Composite 2 (FRP+Plywood)

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) sheet (1.4mm) laminated as surface panel at the exterior side on 9mm Marine Plywood as the interior of this composite panel. Best for cabins, glamping pods, shelters, and similar structures. Comes in 10mm thickness and available in white.

Polycarbonates

Polycarbonates are strong, stiff, hard, tough, transparent engineering thermoplastics that are known for being moldable, durable and lightweight. Polycarbonate possesses impact resistance 250 times greater than that of glass while also exhibiting exceptional tensile strength. This makes polycarbonate one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics.

1) Solid PC (4mm / 6mm / 8mm / 10mm):

Polycarbonate is a tough, transparent plastic material with outstanding strength, stiffness, and impact resistance. Its UV resistance allows it to be used in outdoor applications including greenhouses, skylights, and nurseries. Solid polycarbonate sheets have enough thickness for a durable and practically unbreakable roofing system. It is highly impact resistant and provides a higher insulating property than glass while also being significantly more durable. This attribute makes them ideal for emergency shelters. Also, having the glass transparency and being UV protected on both faces makes them the perfect cover for skylights and panoramic bay windows for your dwell dome. With proper care, polycarbonate can last about 10 years, a fraction of how long glass lasts.

We offer solid polycarbonates in clear, opal white and bronze colors at 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm thicknesses.

2) Twinwall PC (4mm / 6mm / 8mm / 10mm):

A twinwall polycarbonate panel is a tough, durable, and lightweight plastic building material. It is commonly used as cladding, roofing panels, and translucent walls in structures like greenhouses. It provides great strength, thermal properties, and some UV protection for a moderate expense.Polycarbonate twinwall is designed for an endless range of glazing and roofing applications, as well as applications requiring extreme impact resistance, including storm panels, skylights, room dividers, roof panels, greenhouse panels and patio/pergola roofing.

We offer twinwall polycarbonates in clear, opal white and bronze colors at 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm thicknesses.

Advantages:

  • Lightweight: Just 1/8 the weight of glass and much lighter than solid panels
  • Highly Flexible: Twinwall plastic panels can be cold formed to many bending radii and can be fabricated on site to precise dimensions.
  • Virtually Unbreakable: Able to stand extreme abuse, its impact strength is 200 times greater than glass and 10 times greater than acrylic. Superior structural durability, and impact resistance.
  • Saves Energy: The Twinwall construction gives excellent thermal insulating values while blocking UV transmission and weather. Twinwall plastic sheeting has excellent insulation properties.
  • Home Improvement: For easy do-it-yourself projects like window replacements, shower enclosures, greenhouses, partitions, light covers, patio covers, carports, windbreaks and even chicken coops. Easy to handle and install with a high fire performance rating.
  • Horticultural: For greenhouse coverings where good thermal insulation is necessary together with high light transmission.
  • Architectural Glazing: Can be cold-formed, offering architects design freedom on site.
  • Twinwall panels are self-supporting and do not require extensive structural support.

FRP COMPOSITE PANELS

Fiberglass reinforced panels or fiber reinforced plastic more commonly abbreviated and known as FRP is a composite material comprised of carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP). Traditionally, FRP has been utilized within the civil, aerospace, and automotive industries for applications requiring high strength-to-weight ratios and rigidity. This lightweight and durable material is unlike traditional building materials in that it provides the perfect balance between cost-effectiveness, durability, and customization. More recently FRP has crossed over into the construction industry in the form of fiberglass reinforced panels (FRP) ceiling and wall panels.

Fiber reinforced polymers typically have impressive electrical and compression properties and display high grade environmental resistance. Other exclusive properties of fiber reinforced plastics include commendable thermal insulation, structural integrity, and fire hardness along with UV radiation stability and resistance to chemicals and other corrosive materials.

1) FRP + INSULATION + PLYWOOD:
35.4mm Cover & Insulation Panel:

  • High impact or High Gloss FRP exterior skin + XPS (extrude polystyrene foam) + Plywood interior
  • Lightweight, waterproof, UV resistant, strong, thermal insulated feature walls
  • FRP options:  High impact woven roving, or sleek High glossy surface.

Product description

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) sheet (1.4mm) as surface panel at the exterior side and 4mm Plywood in the interior, 25mm Polystyrene (XPS also called Extrusion board) as core of this composite panel. They are compounded from high pressure and vacuum, guaranteeing the strength and stability.

Overview:

  • Overall Thickness: 35.4 mm
  • Thickness on the flanges of the triangular panel: 10mm including aluminum support profiles.
  • UV/weathering: Excellent protection.
  • Impact resistance: Excellent (High impact FRP is superior compared to sleek High Gloss option)
  • Bonding preparation: Bonding with appropriate adhesives possible
  • Decoration: Interior plywood surface allows full customization. Varnish, Paint, Attach any material.

Advantage:

  1. Excellent and long-lasting heat preservation performance
  2. Higher compressive strength
  3. Extremely low water absorption rate
  4. Ideal dimensional stability

Application:

Construction of panels for internal and external walls of Motor homes, Trailers bodies, Caravan, Mobile home, Horse floats, Refrigerated vehicles, Cold rooms.

2) FRP + PLYWOOD

10.4mm Cover Panel:

  • High impact or High Gloss FRP exterior skin laminated on 9mm marine plywood as the interior
  • Lightweight, waterproof, UV resistant, strong cover panels

Product description

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) sheet (1.4mm) laminated as surface panel at the exterior side on 9mm Marine Plywood as the interior of this composite panel.

FRP options:  High impact woven roving, or sleek High glossy surface.

Overview:

  • Thickness: 10.4 mm
  • UV/weathering: Excellent protection.
  • Impact resistance: Excellent (High impact FRP is superior compared to sleek High Gloss option)
  • Bonding preparation: Bonding with appropriate adhesives possible.
  • Decoration: Interior plywood surface allows full customization. Varnish, Paint, Attach any material.

Advantage:

  1. Excellent UV / weathering protection
  2. Light weight, but high strength
  3. Easy installation
  4. Thinner panel keeps interior volume intact. Allows embedding thicker insulation materials.
  5. Easy to repair

Application:

Compartment & partition walls of Trailers bodies, Caravan, Mobile home, Horse floats. Refrigerator Van & Truck Body.

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Do you prefer to get your Ekodome® as frame only and have the covers fabricated on your own?
That's always an option:

- How to choose the material

Your options depend heavily on your building purpose, your geographic location, the level of protection you need, and for sure, your budget. For temporary structures, architectural fabrics such as PE, PVC, or even Canvas may be a good fit, but if you aim to build permanent structures, you’d possibly be prioritizing the benefits and opt for rigid alternatives.

There are many options in the market for covering your geodome. It can either be heat-insulating and protective, transparent or UV light-protecting, sheet, roll, spray, or foam. Or you can combine various materials to increase the functionality, efficiency, and as a result, your overall geodesic dome experience. If you need help choosing the most appropriate dome cover for your Ekodome frame, you can always email us.

- Dimensions of the panels for Ekodome® Kits

The panel sizes will be provided to help you calculate estimated cladding costs for your geodesic dome frame. It is strongly advised not to cut your panels before downloading the templates regarding your purchase.

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