SHADE SAIL HARDWARE
All Shade Sails are installed with robust galvanised steel poles which are zinc-coated to increase corrosion resistance. These can be square or round, and have a range of over 50 powder-coated colour options to work with your situation requirements.
Wooden poles are generally only used in school environments where it's not partical to do the poles in steel because of the height involved.
The cost of a shade sail is not the shade itself
When it comes to shades it’s not the shade that actually that costs the money it’s the installation of poles in the ground, fittings onto buildings and the engineering that goes on behind the scenes to ensure that the finished product looks great in the area you wish to install it that takes the price up.
General Pole Notes
Poles are generally a large part of the cost of when initially installing a shade sail. All too often we have been call upon to correct other peoples work where they have tried to save money by installing poles which were not up to the job. As a result when a storm has come through, the force of the shade sail has ripped the poles out of the ground and done a lot of damage. Don't undercook the poles, an extra few hundred on decent poles may save you thousands in the future.
Fastenings & Hardware
We use marine grade fastenings for corrosion resistance and extra strength. Our Shade Sails are well-anchored to cope with the stresses and strains of prevailing weather conditions and will perform up to expectation.
How We Dig Our Holes
In 95% of cases we use a mini digger which is 1.1m wide and runs on rubber tires to minimise the amount disturbance to your garden. We also lay timber and tarps down around the hole to minimise the amount of mess is made when we digging.
We do our best to minimise the impact to the environment in which we are working, but digging holes is a messy process and it's not always possible to leave the site in exactly the same way we found it.