With the increasing popularity of jumping pillows at holiday resorts, the need to shade these large amenities is on the rise. Shadeform specialises in large-span shade structures, providing the ultimate solution for protecting playscapes from the sun.
Jumping pillows can be quite large and therefore the shading space required can mean that a large portion of the pillow remains exposed to the sun. This can restrict usage of the jumping pillow to cooler parts of the day, limiting their use. By shading the jumping pillow, its use can be extended throughout the day, even in the hotter months. The pillow fabric itself will also benefit from increased protection from the ravages of the Australian sun, extending its lifespan.
Shadeform can provide the ultimate stylish shade solution when needing to shade such a large area. With a range of different options available, Shadeform can design, engineer, manufacture and install an aesthetically appealing structure to suit the size and location of the jumping pillow. The support columns or frame can be hot-dip galvanised, galvanised and powdercoated, or epoxy painted, depending on the client’s preference and the location.
Shading options include Hypar shade sails that provide both good shading and visual appeal. The structure is designed to suit the site, orientation and wind category, resulting in the specification of posts and footings appropriate for the application. Shadeform’s commercial shade sails are manufactured using the most durable Australian made fabrics in vibrant colours and include a fantastic 15-year-warranty.
Following an accurate survey of the support columns, each shade sail is designed, patterned and plotted using the latest 3D design software. Once cut out, the sail panels are either machine-sewn or high-frequency welded together, depending on the type of fabric used. Corner patches are then added in triple layers, a unique process developed during Shadeform’s 30-plus years of manufacturing. The sails are then hand finished with the addition of stainless steel edge wires and fittings. The corner reinforcing, combined with the use of the industry leading durable sewing thread and the highest quality stainless steel edge wires and fittings, ensures that Shadeform’s sails are the strongest available on the market.
An alternative to the increasingly popular Hypar shade sails is the Shadeport framed shade structure. The Shadeport provides the ultimate economical shading solution for larger areas and is popular with council’s, schools and local government. The structures are fully certified and are approved by DECS, which governs the criteria required for shade structures within schools. The Shadeport can cover large areas with minimal support posts and, being framed, the fabric edge is at a constant height around the perimetre of the structure, reducing the chance of the sun creeping under the shade.
The Shadeport is available in a number of formats, including square, hexagonal, rectangular, six posts long ridge (for larger applications), or as multiple units joined together.
Why not contact Shadeform today for advice on your shading project?