Want to make your shelters look unique and stand out from the crowd? Consider modifying them with some of Landmark's tips and tricks, which offer a cheap and quick option that will add an interesting look to your outdoor space.
The possibilities are endless when modifying a park shelter. Whether it be to give a distinctive look, match a corporate brand or in response to the surrounding terrain or environment, modifications to park shelters can take many forms.
On the design continuum, modifying sits between ordering a standard kit and commissioning a completely new design.
Below are six typical shelter modification methods:
1. RUST EFFECT
Why would anyone want to apply a paint effect on steel roof frames and posts to make them appear rusty?
Besides being an increasingly popular design trend, shelters that have a weathered rusty appearance are less of a target for vandals, who typically attack surfaces that are clean and new. For this reason, King Shelters with a rust effect are a popular choice for skateboard parks as they stay relatively unscathed from vandalism and look great for a long period of time.
2. THICKER HARDWOOD POSTS
Nothing speaks of strength and solid appeal like thick timber posts – 200m x 200m or thicker (standard Peninsula shelter posts are 140x135 split leaf).
Thick timber posts with a nice stain give a structure natural appeal with durability. Timber posts on a steel shelter add a ‘warm’ aesthetic to an otherwise cold and elusive structure.
3. LASER CUT ROOFING
A modification ideally suited to the cantilevered (King) shelter, laser cut panels in the roof offer a unique look and add appeal, not only within the structure, but in the shapes that is cast on the ground by the shadows.
With the amazing accuracy of laser cut technology today, only your imagination is the limit.
4. COMBINING SHELTERS TOGETHER
To easily increase the sheltered space, combine two or more shelters together. This can be done either side-by-side or end-to-end.
Combining two or more wave roof shelters of different but complementary designs (Byron Series K621, K622, K623 and K624) can be highly appealing and aesthetically suitable for seaside locations or elsewhere.
5. TIMBER INFILLS ON POST
The hard look of steel posts on cantilevered (King) shelters can be softened with timber infills, stained with the tone of your choice. Cantilever shelters are the choice if you are looking to maximise views and accessibility.
6. POSTS PROTRUDE BEYOND ROOF LINE
For no reason other than visual appeal, extending the standard post length so that it reaches past the roof can create a unique design effect.
These modifications options, and more, can create a unique shelter that will bring your outdoor space to the next level. Contact Landmark’s experienced and creative design team today to create a custom shelter of your choice.