Our custom-made semi-permanent shade sails (also known as Hypar shade sails) are installed to 139mm diameter steel (galvanised or zinc and powder coated) or stainless steel posts. Concreted into the ground over a metre deep. They are designed to be in place for most of the year and feature reinforced corners, a sleeved hem with a stainless steel rope within and stainless steel adjustable rigging screws to tension.
They can be made to pretty much any shape and look great when layered or multiple shades are used. Available in a wide choice of colours in Marine Grade Canvas, PVC (Ferrari 502 ), or Commercial 95 UV protecting shade cloth, depending on whether the shade sail is intended to be water-resistant or for shade only.
We offer a full measure and installation service which can include groundworks if required. Or we can work to your dimensions, and provide remote support for measuring and installation.
Considerations usually include the path of the sun and shade achieved, ground conditions, your requirements and feasibility. Due to the rigging screws and fixings at each corner, the cover usually starts around 250mm from the fixing point. We also put an arc on the edge of the Shadesail which looks great and allows for even tensioning of the fabric. It’s a good idea to consider this within your design, as it does impact the amount of shade you are going to achieve.
We recommend keeping any single-span below 6m because the engineering and costs can increase substantially above 6m. If you are looking to cover a larger area, then layering or joining a series of shades can be a more cost-effective solution, minimising groundworks and steelwork.
We don’t advise wall brackets unless the wall is very strong, double skinned or a Steel portal building. If you want to fix a wall, we cannot guarantee the structural integrity of your existing structure ( and a disclaimer will be made). If wall brackets are required, we usually make a 300mm square steel plate with 4 fixing holes and chemical anchor the bolts through to the interior wall of the building for added strength.
These water-resistant shade sails can withstand most British weather, except for snow loading. If you cannot guarantee the shades will be kept clear of snow, we recommend removing them in winter.
We recommend keeping any single-span below 6m because the engineering and costs can increase substantially above 6m. If you are looking to cover a larger area, then layering or joining a series of 6m shades can be a better cost-effective solution, minimising groundworks and steelwork.
We don’t advise wall brackets unless the wall is very strong, double skinned and we obtain a disclaimer, if wall brackets are required, we usually make a 300mm square steel plate and chemical anchor the bolts into the interior wall of the building.
We recommend a pitch of at least 20-25 degrees to help shed water.
Please contact our sales team if you would like to discuss your project.
1 x 5m x 5m square shade sail. Manufacturing only excluding groundworks, in Marine Grade Canvas = £1350 + VAT.
– As a client of ours, we will discuss your exact requirements and will then draw up your design using our state-of-the-art CAD programme. You will be able to view images of your new cover in 2D, request modifications and approve these designs before your project is manufactured in our workshop. On completion, your project will be delivered by our trusted courier or you can collect it from our workshop in Baildon, with information on the features and how to maintain your cover to give it longevity.
2 x 5m x 5m triangle shade sails. Measure, manufacture & install with posts excluding groundworks, in Marine Grade Canvas. One hour away = £6245 + VAT.
– Same product specification as above, however, on completion, the client’s finished shade sails were installed by our expert fitter. The fitter also guided them through the features of the cover and how to maintain their cover to give it longevity.
1 x 5m x 5m square shade sail. Measure, manufacture & install with posts and groundwork in Marine Grade Canvas. One hour away = £4935 + VAT.
– Same product specification as above, however, this client opted for posts (3m square hollow section steel posts with a 139.7mm diameter. These will be zinc plated and powder coated to a ‘Ral’ colour of your choice or galvanised) and groundworks.