Punters in the Port Pirie region can now relax at the local pub under the cover of a Flexshade Tetra shade canopy from Shadeform knowing that they’re protected from sun, wind and rain.
The Sportsmans Tavern is a popular pub, providing a welcome respite to locals and workers in the Port Pirie area. The pub has recently undergone a programme of refurbishment, with the main bar being renovated to provide a new fresh feel and the creation of a new contemporary beer garden with outdoor dining booths, large TV screen, and a grassed alfresco area.
To provide shelter to patrons using this fantastic new space, a stunning new Flexshade Tetra Twin Beam Edge from Shadeform was installed over the area. The Tetra Twin is a twin cone tensile membrane structure. This particular model includes a perimeter beam edge to support gutters and blinds if required. The structure is engineered using the latest FEA design software and features a waterproof PVC membrane designed, patterned and manufactured to millimetre accuracy.
Although the Tetra Twin is available as a standard modular structure in a range of sizes, the Sportsmans Tavern’s Tetra was custom designed to provide the maximum coverage for the area. At a whopping 18m x 9m, patrons can enjoy complete protection from the elements, enabling the hotel to make maximum use of this valuable commercial space.
The coordination of the install was critical to the success of the project. As the perimeter edge beam was to pass over the TV screen wall and under the dining booth roof, it was not possible to erect the framework in its final location as would normally occur. Instead, one half of the structure was constructed in the adjacent carpark and craned over the roof into the beer garden, then set down next to the cast-in holding down bolts on which the structure would sit in its final position. The remaining beams and columns were then attached to the main frame, before the whole structure was lifted by crane into its final position bolted down and secured.
The translucent waterproof PVC membrane on this custom model allows light to filter through to the space below while still providing both UV protection and rain protection. The addition of lights, heaters and fans also enables the area to be used on the hottest and coolest days, with the integration of perimeter gutters and downpipes providing a fully weatherproof environment.
Shadeform is the South Australian agent for Flexshade products.
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