Shade Sails

Rain & Shade Sails 


  


Sail Fabrics


 1.Sunsure®


Sunsure® mesh fabric is a PVC vinyl encapsulated tight polyester mesh material that allows very little light through but does allow water through - so it won't puddle, has less windage, and is less hard on your fixings. It is ideal for just about any application that needs high tensile strength and breathability. Sunsure® is probably the most practical fabric for Shade Sails in the UK, where unpredictable and varied weather mean these will often have to cope with less than ideal conditions!

Available in 11 colours, Sunsure® fabric is mildew and rot resistant, colourfast, and very easy to clean and dry quickly. It provides 88-95% shade factor and weighs in at 14.5 US oz per sq. yard (343g per sq m).  Sunsure® has been FR tested to the American CA117E standard.

SHADE FACTOR   5/5

WATER RESISTANCE  2/5

STRENGTH  (DIMENSIONAL STABILITY)  5/5

EASE OF CLEANING  4/5

 UV RESISTANCE  5/5



Sunsure®



Colours: Navy Blue, White, Red, Grey, Royal Blue, Titanium, Forest Green, Linen, Yellow, Black and Sierra Sands.


2. Reinforced (Fire Retardant) Matt Finish PVC

We offer a range of 12 colours in the High Quality (FR) Matt PVC. 

This 580g per sq m PVC is a waterproof fabric and is extremely practical in that it is very easy to clean, is UV stable (i.e. very resistant to fading) and has been FR tested to BS5867 Part 2 Type A when tested by BS5438 Test 2. 

So, the PVC is an option that is ideally suited to long periods of outdoor exposure, where a 'water resistant' shelter is required. (However, it MUST be positioned and tensioned for water to easily run-off, with a minimum angle of 20 degrees).

SHADE FACTOR   5/5

WATER RESISTANCE  5/5

STRENGTH  (DIMENSIONAL STABILITY)  5/5

EASE OF CLEANING  5/5

 UV RESISTANCE  5/5



Fire Retardent Matt PVC


Colours: Black, Brown, Blue, Dark Green, Olive Green, Grey, Red, Orange, Yellow, White, Cream, and Translucent.

3. Solacryl™

Solacryl™ is an uncoated woven Acrylic fabric which is very durable, UV resistant and colourfast, and is thus ideally suited to long periods of outdoor exposure. This fabric is most frequently seen in continental style outdoor shades and marine cover applications.

With a range of 12 colours, Solacryl™ is solution dyed for rich non-fade colours and has excellent UV stability. It is 320 g per sq m dry weight and is resistant to fungi, bacteria, insects, oil, grease, and weather to extreme temperatures.

Solacryl™ is water resistant (so it MUST be positioned and tensioned for water to run-off, with a minimum angle of  AT LEAST  20 degrees gradient (i.e. a 36cm fall in height, over a metre distance).  A very practical and tactile fabric choice, with a great colour range available.

SHADE FACTOR   5/5

WATER RESISTANCE  4/5

STRENGTH  (DIMENSIONAL STABILITY)  3/5

EASE OF CLEANING  3/5

 UV RESISTANCE  4/5



Solacryl™ Acrylic



Colours: Black, Burgundy, Grey, Silver, Dark Green, Stone, Beige, Red, White, Mid Blue, Royal Blue and Navy Blue.


4. Yacht Sailcloth

Genuine Polyester woven Sailcloth is very durable and used and tested in Ocean conditions in yacht sails - this is a material we have great deal of experience with. It is hard wearing and water resistant (so it MUST be positioned and tensioned for water to run-off, with a minimum angle of 20 degrees).


However, it is not UV stabilised and therefore permanent exposure to UV will dramatically shorten it's useable lifespan. For the ultimate contemporary 'Marine' feel this is a great option, but it won't last quite as long when left outside.

SHADE FACTOR   4/5

WATER RESISTANCE  4/5

STRENGTH  (DIMENSIONAL STABILITY)  5/5

EASE OF CLEANING  2/5

UV RESISTANCE  2/5

 

Colours: Sailcloth Shade Sails are only available in White.


5. Other options

We are able to supply fabrics for indoor use, however you must ensure that any Shade Sails placed indoors meet the statutory Building regulations and Fire Officers' requirements for 'Fire Retardancy'.  Both the Sunsure® and Matt PVC fabrics are tested for FR, however, we are also able to source a number of other suitable FR fabrics for such purposes upon demand.  Please note there is usually an additional cost.  Accordingly, please contact us for details and availablity.


We also use Serge Ferrari Pre - Contraint  high technolohgy fabrics  for rain sails.

 

 

Shade sails are an excellent contemporary way of achieving shade  & protection from harmful UV rays.


PVC sails for  Rain & Shade Protection

over your BBQ area, CAR PARKING,

ALFRESCO terrace.


Use  sails:

For Internal & External shade creation

Stand alone feature in the Garden

Combined with pergola , or attached to the house or garden building.

For ; School Playgrounds,

Public gardens,  pub/bar/tea gardens

Outdoor events

Interior  Theming  and UV  protection

Conservatory Shades


Custom made or off the shelf sized sails are available in a range of fabrics and colours to suit almost any  situation and budget.


The sails are fixed to  a  range

of different anchor points; most commonly timber posts but also painted/galvanised/stainless steel metal posts, stone slabs, boulders  and existing structures (subject to load constraints).  


The sails may  be combined with a timber pergola and incorporating other materials   to create a unique garden room.


Simple shade sail  structures are considered to be “temporary structures”  and therefore do not require planning permission.  

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