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More details on the Serengeti Silhouette Pavilion please

Posting date: 5th February 2014 16:40

Q I am interested in the Serengeti Silhouette Pavilion I would be grateful if you could advise on the following:- 1. What sizes this can be manufactured to (eg max width and length) 2. Whether the entire Pavilion can be removed from the ground embedded supports in the winter months and stored in a garage/building. 3. How it realistically stands up in winds. 4. What discounts you offer for more than one in an order.

A Thankyou for your enquiry. We have the size specified on the website, namely 3 x 5m and in the natural canopy only:

Serengeti Silhouette Pavilion

The inground bases are rather like the holes you find in gardens for rotary washing lines. You set the bases in concrete and then insert the poles into the bases, set in the ground. You can remove the poles and whole pavillion for overwintering elsewhere, as you suggest.

In terms of wind resistance, are you in particularly windy location? The inground bases are of course, the best bases to go for if you are, as most parasols are damaged by being blown over and you would be preventing this occuring. However, all fabric shade solutions need to be "wind managed" as you could still get a break in the frame/canopy if the wind gets too much, even if the base will not move. It is not possible to give absolutes in terms of wind because wind behaves so very differently in differently locations, and gusts/swirling can occur due to position of particular buildings etc. This is why no parasol manufacturer I know gives a warranty against wind damage. You can do alot through common sense (close the pavillion when you are not there or when the wind is getting too much) as well as having inground bases. In terms of the strength of the frame, the pavillions are pretty strong. Our top wind resistant parasol is the Vortex, which is used on windy coasts all year round. The Silhouette would not be appropriate for that kind of location, but up to a medium wind you should be fine, subject of course, to me not knowing whether you have problem with gusting or swirl in your specific position.

How many pavillions are you looking for? Any discount would depend on the total number.

I look forward to hearing from you. - Claire

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