As part of a comprehensive upgrade at Brighton Central Shopping Centre, Shadeform was engaged to design, supply and install a functional twin Shaderunner® Retractable Sail system for a new tenancy.
The unit, aimed at a café or coffee shop, now has the added drawcard of being able to provide patrons with the convenience of retractable shade on demand. The popularity of outdoor dining and alfresco areas continues to grow, but without protection from the elements, their practical usage can be restricted. A well-designed retractable shade increases the practical use of outdoor spaces, increasing footfall during the hotter months and therefore improving revenue.
The Shaderunner® Retractable Sail from Shadeform is the perfect solution where retractable shading is required, which can also be manufactured from waterproof PVC fabric if improved weather protection is necessary. If light and the warmth from the sun are required in the cooler months, the Shaderunner® can simply be folded back out of the way.
The Shaderunner® is available with manual or motorised operation. In commercial areas, remote-operated motorised systems are often specified, which ensures the control of the system is solely by authorised personal. At Brighton Central, the Shaderunner® Systems were specified as manually operated with a standard continuous looped cord system with horn cleat tie off. Being a public area, a lockable stainless-steel cover plate was installed to restrict usage and prevent unauthorised use of the Shaderunners®.
The Shaderunner® Retractable Sail is a fully retractable shade system, equally capable of spanning smaller spaces or large areas with minimal structural support. With the support structure only required at the far ends of each Shaderunner®, the clear space beneath is kept to a maximum. This feature is desirable for numerous applications, hospitality in particular, where additional structural supports or columns can impact table layouts and seating provision. With a range of support options available, the Shaderunner® can either be installed to a purpose-designed structure or can be retrofit to suit as required.
The Shaderunner® Retractables Sail is constructed using only the most durable marine-grade yacht fittings and Ronstan ball bearing pulleys, ensuring years of trouble-free shading with minimal maintenance. The Shaderunner® is manufactured from a range of rigorously tested fabrics, from 95 percent Polyester Mesh to Waterproof PVC. Each fabric is mould-resistant and offers protection from glare and the sun’s harmful rays, with a wide range of colours available.
The Shaderunner® Retractables Sail System is ideally suited for a range of commercial and domestic applications, from commercial applications to large swim centres, municipal areas and hospitality venues, to domestic swimming pools, courtyards and entertaining spaces.
Why not contact Shadeform today to take advantage of all the benefits of a Shaderunner® Retractables Sail System for your next residential or commercial project?