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Playground Shade in Essex

Posted on 16/03/2017

When A&S Landscape was asked to add some outdoor shade at Woolston Infant School, we had just the thing in mind.

Project – Maxima Shade Sail creates shaded playing area at Woolston Infant School

Product – Maxima Sail

Requirement – We spend a lot of time indoors surrounded by walls which create a box-like environment.

We live in a box, watch entertainment on a box, when we’re feeling lazy we pick up a small box to make a call to order some food in a box. In the morning we get in a box to drive to a big box that we can sit in and look at another box as we do our job.

That’s one of the reasons we love the outside so much, it’s not a box. There are no straight lines in nature. Nature doesn’t build walls.

However, spending time outside isn’t always so straightforward, is it? We have this little thing called weather that tends to get in the way.

To combat this, we need to create spaces that allow us to spend time outdoors but with enough shelter that we are not sent back inside our boxes by the Great British Weather.

When A&S Landscape was asked to add some outdoor shade at Woolston Infant School, we had just the thing in mind.

Solution – We installed our popular Maxima Shade Sail with a sail of 6m x 7m x 6m x 8m with black steelwork (RAL 9005) and a cherry red fabric. This striking design gives a high quality of protection from the sun at the same time as striking a series of more natural lines that mean it never feels like you’re in a box, despite having a cover over your head.

Result – The result is balance. Time spent indoors can be balanced with time spent outdoors as the weather doesn’t have to stop play at any point in the year.

Find Out More – Time to think outside the box?

Come on, you must have seen that coming! A&S Landscape has a range of outstanding outdoor shelters that mean you never have to compromise on time spent in the fresh air and natural light. From dining canopies and playing field shade to classroom extensions, we have a wide range of solutions to choose from. Take a look at our gallery of finished projects here and if you have any questions, get in touch.