Garnaut Constructions recently completed the extension of Adass Israel School in Elsternwick and approached us during early stages of construction to design and construct shade sails that would provide complete UV protection from the sun for students while making practical and effective use of the narrow and unique space provided. Discussions and exploration of ideas with the site manager took place of what would be the most suitable application of construction that would take full advantage of the given the space in which we came to the conclusion of 3 interconnecting sails which would connect on a heavy slope into provided lugs on the high side of the opposing building.
Once engineer certification and compliance took place x4 holes where excavated on behalf of the construction group with advised sizes of 1500mm deep and concreted in with “hold down bolt steel cages” having the 4 threads rising out of the ground level and allowing as a fixing point. Structures By Design team then began the installation with x4 large Hot Dipped Galvanized posts all varying slightly in height and including custom designed base plates to suit the concreted thread. These were propped up and then slotted onto the threads bolted down using m16 lock nuts and ensuring complete stability as the specifically designed cages within the concrete catered for the larger size posts.
Height was a factor with x6 lugs situated at the high end of the opposing building and the sails having a fairly high slope gradient however installation ran smoothly starting with the first and smallest sail and working our way across all with marine grade stainless steel fittings, fixtures and chain with fixings varying on the posts to form an abstract shape and emphasize the existing area.
The client decided to go with our high grade commercial Commshade90 Shade Cloth material finished in black which achieved the full purpose of sun protection while heavily standing out against the red brickwork. Installation for this job ran sufficiently all going to plan and within time schedule.Both Structures By Design team and staff members of Adass Israel School are happy with the turnout of the sails and we look forward to working with Garnaut Construction in the near future.
Client: Garnaut Constructions
Location: Elsternwick Victoria
Programme: 2 months