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Shade Q&A

Thoughts on patio and poolside living. A blog by Claire - The Patio Umbrella

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Ingenua Shadesail Enquiry

Posting date: 31st May 2011 19:43

Further to our discussion earlier, I attach some details of the Ingenua Shadesails instructions/details and here is some links to the product:

Ingenua Shadesail - our site

Umbrosa - the manufacturer's site.

In terms of working out what you need, the Shadesail is simpler than you think. The rule of thumb for working out areas/fixings is to allow an extra metre for the size of the shade sail eg 4 m square, needs a 5m area. Then work out how you will hang the shadesail - you can use hooks to fix to a wall or use a pole with a deckmount or inground fitting. Just remember that the rope extending from hook or pole needs to bisect the sail corner. This is easy to see on the diagrams on the instructions attached. Finally, choose whether you want vertical or angled poles if you are using them. The Shadesails are removable for winter. You can slide the shadesail up and down the poles to allow for the changing position of the sun.

I know the area you want to shade is large. You can have 2 shadesails if you need to, following the rule above about each fixing bisecting the corners of the sail - have a look at photo 12 on the link below:

Ingenua Square Shadesail

Let me know if/when you need to discuss this further - I am happy to talk to your builder if that helps

Best wishes - Claire

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