Hotels, restaurants and cafes alike are increasingly maximising the appeal of outdoor areas by creating thoughtfully designed alfresco recreation and dining spaces to meet patrons’ needs. Find out how Shadeform can help.
Architects and designers are frequently engaged to upgrade outdoor areas, providing the end user with a memorable social experience and enabling businesses to maximise precious commercial space. Over the years, Shadeform have seen an increase in demand from the hospitality industry for their wide range of shade and all-weather solutions.
Outdoor spaces can be as comfortable as inside areas with the addition of a well-designed shade system. Waterproof solutions are also available, which can include drop down blinds, lighting and heaters for the cooler months to ensure outdoor spaces provide revenue year-round.
Shadeform’s comprehensive range of shade solutions includes shade sails, waterproof umbrellas and membrane structures, retractable awnings and waterproof roof systems.
CUSTOM MEMBRANE STRUCTURES
Outdoor dining areas do not always follow regular shapes and may require a custom solution. Fabric architecture is particularly suited to these situations. The very flexible nature of a tensile membrane offers the freedom to design a truly custom form.
Glenelg Golf Club
Shadeform recently installed a stunning quadruple conic membrane to the first floor balcony of the Glenelg Golf Club. An unusual shape, the balcony required the addition of structural steel to the existing pergola frame in order to support the new waterproof PVC membrane. This stunning quadruple cone membrane provides functional weatherproof protection, while also being a great architectural element of the club. The newly covered area is now used to host weddings throughout the year, greatly increasing the Club’s revenue stream.
RETRACTABLE FABRIC ROOFS
In recent years there has been a surge in hotel upgrades and refurbishments, with provisions for customer comfort dictating the highest specifications for creating truly memorable outdoor space. Throughout this process, Shadeform has seen increasing demand for waterproof retractable roof systems.
Gepps Cross Ale House
Originally from Europe, a retractable fabric roof provides the ultimate in fully-waterproof protection for outdoor spaces, with integrated lighting, gutters and downpipes completing this sophisticated weatherproof solution.
As part of a comprehensive upgrade and renovation, Shadeform installed a huge retractable roof system at the Gepps Cross Ale House in Blair Athol. Patrons can now enjoy outdoor dining rain or shine in this well-used beer garden.
FLEXSHADE WATERPROOF UMBRELLAS
Waterproof PVC umbrellas continue to be popular with hotels, cafes and restaurants, where structural umbrellas can greatly enhance a visitor’s experience when eating or drinking outside. Excellent UV and weatherproof protection enable outdoor spaces to be used year round, and the addition of heaters, lighting and drop down blinds provide a truly comprehensive solution for alfresco areas.
Ramsgate Hotel, Henley Beach
Shadeform recently installed a series of Flexshade twin cone beam-edged umbrellas at the Ramsgate Hotel in Henley Beach. These umbrellas are designed to withstand wind speeds up to 160km/hr, making them ideal for coastal areas and harsher winter conditions.
SHADERUNNER® RETRACTABLE SAIL SYSTEM
Retractable shade is becoming more and more popular for commercial premises, where outdoor dining areas may not need full shade throughout the year. The hugely popular Shaderunner® retractable sail system provides the ultimate in economical and visually appealing retractable shade, providing patrons with shade and UV protection on demand. When shade is not required, the system is simply retracted back.
The Shaderunner® is manufactured from a range of fabrics, including Outlook Polyester Mesh, which provides up to 95% blockout. A choice that worked out well for these Shaderunner® systems installed at the 2KW Bar in Adelaide and the Wirra Wirra Winery in McLaren Vale. The Shaderunner® can also be manufactured from a Waterproof PVC fabric to provide year round weatherproof protection.
Wirra Wirra, McLaren Vale
To view the full range of all-weather offerings from Shadform visit their website.