August 2014
Fabric Area
Fabric Type
Hiraoka 102T II PVC

"We happily recommend Shade Systems as an innovative and progressive company to work with, who understood our requirements from the outset and delivered exactly as their proposal, on time and as per quotation."

Ross MacKenzie, Managing Director - Hansells Foods Group

Hansells Food Group

Shelter for the staff

When Jacky Jones from Hansells Food Group approached Shade Systems in 2012, she was faced with a problem that many companies in Auckland have to deal with – namely the inclement weather that the city is notorious for. The outdoor area from the staff cafeteria was almost completely unusable during winter months or any time it rained, due to a lack of cover. A quote and design recommendations were provided, but the project stalled for financial reasons.

Two years later, Ms Jones re-approached Shade Systems because Hansells were once more investigating the option of a permanent cover over the outdoor space by their cafeteria. Old files were dug out, dusted off and revised to provide an up-to-date proposal for the company. This consisted of a classic domed canopy made from PVC to allow staff using the outdoor area to still enjoy the high amount of light that PVC allows to be transmitted while staying protected from both UV radiation and Auckland’s wet weather.

From concept design to completion

A full set of photorealistic concept images were drawn up by our in-house artist to help the decision makers at Hansells visualise what the finished canopy would look like and where the shade would fall at various times of the day throughout the year.

The plans also incorporated a number of shade sails extending from the front edge of the main canopy, which expanded the usable space. While not waterproof, these sails will allow staff to greatly increase the use of the space over the hot summer months.

No doubt Hansells employees will be glad of having an outdoor area where they can escape to enjoy a coffee and a sandwich. They won’t have to worry about the weather anymore, thanks to their shade cover, which keeps them dry…in style!

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