December 2011
Fabric Area
Fabric Type
Monotec 370

Wellsford Primary

Something remarkable, fresh and new

Every now and then, a project comes along that really gives Shade Systems the opportunity to transform a bland or uninspiring space into something remarkable. This was certainly the case at Wellsford Primary in regards to their junior play area. While still well used, the playground had begun to look a little drab due to constant exposure to the weather – both sunny and wet. Shade Systems were contacted by a member of the Board of Trustees, Sarah Walsh, who wanted to transform the area into something fresh and new.

A number of options were put forward over a period of about twelve months, ranging from a domed PVC membrane to a number of twisted hypar sails. After much discussion, it was decided that one of the earlier designs submitted, which consisted of eight sails, was the preferred option. The Shade Systems design team then worked closely with Ms Walsh and other members of the school staff to clarify details and ensure that the school received a product that gave them maximum return on investment and made their play area the best that it could be.

Highly effective coverage and unique style

The resulting combination of bright colours and soaring sails has done just that. Combining highly effective coverage and unique style, the play area is now a striking feature of the school and lends the whole area a bright and cheerful appearance. While not waterproof, the fabric used blocks approximately 90% of all UV radiation, providing ultimate protection from the sun without sacrificing light transmission or quality. Knitted entirely from monofilaments, this fabric will not tear or fray, resulting in a shade structure that will remain in great condition for years to come.

The eye-catching arrangement of sails has become something of a flagship for the product – perfectly showcasing the benefits shade sails can offer schools and other organisations. Style, cover and shade combine flawlessly to provide what can only be described as a premium shade structure.