Breathable Party Rectangle Shade Sail (Knitted 185gsm)
Kookaburra Shade Sails - Protects you from the sun all day long
Knitted sailshades allow cool air to pass through and hot air to escape, giving you a refreshing and comfortable place to sit outside, even on a hot day.
- UPF 14 (Blocks up to 90% UV rays - certified)
- 2 year manufacturer's warranty as standard
- 185gsm Polymer weave
- Fabric breathes to allow air cooling circulation
- Grade 304 stainless steel triangle rings at each corner - very strong 5mm diameter
- Rot proof, easy to clean
Note: Party sails are intended for temporary use only outside.
- Shape: Rectangle
- We recommend the installation space be at least 10% larger than the size of the sail shade
- Material: Polymer weave (185gsm)
- UV protection: 90%
How do I fix my Sail Shade?
Find a suitable anchor point for each corner of the shade sail, such as those listed below. These need to be strong enough to take the strain of the shade sail material when tensioned.
Anchor points could be:
Fixing points should be at least 2.4m above the ground, and it's extremely important that these are sufficiently strong to take the full weight of the shade sail in windy conditions. The wind can add significantly to the stress of the shade sail on any fixings, so it is vital to be certain that they can stand the additional drag.
NB: If you have any doubts you should take advice from a builder or structural engineer.
Fixing to posts
If you need to install posts, these should be 48mm wide galvanised steel which is 4mm thick (these can be easily painted if required). Posts should be angled away from the centre of the shade sail by at least 10 degrees to provide additional strength and stability.
Footings for posts for shade sails up to 5m should be 400mm square and 800mm deep and this should increase to 400mm x 1200mm for larger sizes.
Concrete should be well packed down around the post and sloping slightly outwards at the top to ensure water does not collect around the post. This should be left for a minimum of 48 hours to allow it to set completely before you attach the shade sail. We do not recommend the use of rapid set concrete.
Lay a 100mm depth of 20mm gravel at the base of the post. Add concrete and brace post on the angle.
Pour a 100mm depth of concrete at the bottom of the hole to provide a solid pad. Allow this to set. Add the gravel at the base of the post. Add concrete and brace post on the angle.
Fixing to a wall or fascia
Once you have decided on a suitable site, the shade sail should be laid out in position on the ground allowing an additional 10% at each corner for tensioning. For larger gaps you may require stainless steel cable or similar to reach more distant fixing points.
If you choose a fascia
As a fixing point you may want to consider adding a fascia support for added strength. These are available from most good hardware distributors and connect the fascia to the joists or trusses.
Fixing to trees
If you decide to use a tree as a fixing point then it should be at least 250mm in diameter. You don't want to pull a much-loved sapling out of the ground!