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 or not the shade sail 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 do want to fix to 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.