The Sail from Maxima is an economical and eye-catching Shade Sail design to enhance any area and available in an unlimited number of shapes, configurations and colours.
This shade sail design is ideal for a variety of applications including:
– Performance Areas
– Outdoor Classrooms
– Play Areas
– Plaza Areas
– Restaurants and Outdoor Eating Areas
Uprights on the Maxima Sail are manufactured to suit the application in either straight or curved-form. All steelwork on this Shade Sail available in Dura-coat™ finish to any RAL colour.
Uprights can be root fixed, base plate fixed onto preformed bases or installed into precast sockets. Normally the fabric for the Shade Sail would be measured and manufactured after upright installation. Please speak to our technical department for more information.
To supply and install to manufacturer’s recommendations: Maxima Sail to overall size —- mm X —- mm (or as per plan no——-) to include for shadecloth/waterproof fabric, Dura-coat™ finish steel frame to RAL- —– as manufactured by A&S Landscape, March Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, SY1 3JE T:01743 444100 E:email@example.com
Steelwork is galvanised only or finished in Dura-coat™ colour finish to any RAL colour. Shade cloth material is available in 14 colours, PVC fabric available in 40 colours. Post pads can be any colour, often contrasting with the structure.
Shade Cloth – High quality knitted shade cloth specifically developed as a strong and stable outdoor fabric for use in tension structures offering a combination of strength, durability and value and offering 90-98 % UV protection. Available in 14 colours.
PVC Fabric – High strength waterproof fabric offering increased lifespan available in 40 colours.
Many configurations are available including hypar squares, multiple squares, triangles etc…
While a popular design A&S Landscape do not actually recommend triangular shaped sails. Any true tension membrane structure has a minimum of 4 attachment points with sufficient height difference, this allows 3 dimensional shape in the fabric thus obtaining even tension (pre stress) over the surface of the fabric. No matter how high or low each attachment point the triangular fabric surface is still in a flat 2D shape. You need the fourth attachment point and height difference to generate a 3D shape. Flat structures over time stretch with gravity load and sag between the catenary wires resulting in the fabric flapping in the wind increasing the corner attachment loads. Waterproof PVC structures can then pond with rainwater which is why we do not price these. The amount of shaded area produced by triangular structures is also poor because of the narrow angles at the corners produced when the catenary cable edge curvature is installed.
Please also note that due to the tensioning mechanisms and the curvature of the sail the actual area of coverage will be significantly less than the area between the uprights.
A&S Landscape recommends early consultation to consider all aspects of the proposed installation, we provide free quotations and technical information at the design stage with drawing files of all details which can be easily incorporated into architects’ drawings. Full site surveys, CAD drawings and project management are all part of our standard service. Early technical involvement can generally provide a better solution.
Our ability to extensively customise our products ensures that we can meet any special requirements that you may have. Our flexible modular system often allows this to be done very economically whilst retaining the performance characteristics of our system.
- RAL NO. 9010
- RAL NO. 1003
- RAL NO. 3011
- RAL NO. 3020
- RAL NO. 7000
- RAL No. 5002
- RAL NO. 5010
- RAL NO. 5003
- RAL NO. 7015
- RAL NO. 6032
- RAL NO. 9005
Mellow Haze Yellow
Sheba Dark Blue
Get in touch to request a copy of our full, 160 page, hardback brochure with all the information you need to make the right choice.