Transport & Marine Covers Ltd

Project Details

Fabric 1

Comshade (Shadecloth)
Supplier: Wiggins

Fabric 2


Engineer Company 1
Aniseed Engineering

Fabrication Company
Brightwater Engineering

Please describe the project specifications

Stunning design backed up by some serious engineering calculation & structure has produced the most sexy shade sail we have ever done. Large, black poles angled dramatically & a large, black sail, twisted wickedly, have topped off a stunning pool area. This project added serious aesthetic value whilst providing a relaxing destination for the client & their friends & family.

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

A large, black shade sail over the end of his swimming pool entertainment area. As the poles were very high (the deck is elevated) we suggested the large round poles. As a design feature, we advised him to put them on an angle.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The height of the poles was fairly extreme for a residential situation so the calculations on footings were really important. Also, the length of the shade sail was considerable compared with width so we needed to make sure it provided good coverage given the catenary curve. Angling the poles out not only looked good, it helped solve this issue. We looked at sun angles & decided which way to twist the sail. Obviously these photos are taken in winter however in summer the angles worked well. The client took some convincing to twist the sails due to the height differential required.

What were the results of the project?

Client was ecstatic. We were absolutely thrilled - definitely the best looking residential sail we have ever done. It just adds to the pool area so much & makes the lounging area a destination. It anchors that end & also provides privacy from the driveway coming in from above & behind.

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