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    St Monica’s Primary

    St Monicas primary school contacted us in need of a shade structure that would provide adequate protection from the sun for students and practically flow and utilize the unique existing space from the entrance down the central pathway between the existing buildings along with two other separate areas. Shade sail in Commshade90 fabric was the instant preferred option however it was up to the Structures By Design team to take on the role of Design and Construct for the shade sail works on this project due to the specificity of the shade coverage required with aims for it to flow effortlessly in the desired areas.

    Our premium high grade commercial Commshade90 Shade Cloth finished in two similar colour shades of Navy Blue and Aquamarine both complementing each other and bringing life to the preschool contrasting optimally against the smooth concrete finish, green tree’s and brick walls. After 3D modelling and in depth design process as well as consultations with our engineer we devised an appropriate and mutually agreeable application for the sails which began instantly after all underground service drawings, building permits and engineering certification was obtained. Excavation was completed in a day with x7 holes specifically located and dug out at depths of 1500mm, then filled with Hot Dipped Galvanized posts varying in size and fixing points to allow for the desired shape and then concreted to ground level.

    5 sails where required all interconnecting in a stylish fashion and totalling 220sqm of material. The furthest three from the entrance are almost identical in size and approval from our engineer allowed us to bolt into the existing timber beams spanning out from the closest building opposite our poles with marine grade stainless steel fixings as well as use of wallplates on the brickwork being a major contributing factor to the overall success of this job. The fourth sail directs of the path in a triangular shape and spanning to the fifth sail with is considerably smaller and ropetracked into the brickwork above the entrance and projecting outwards.

    Attention to detail and carefull design process allowed the Structures By Design team to complete this job punctually and above standard heavily demonstrating our limitless shade solutions for virtually any application and environment. The staff of St Monicas Primary where extremely happy with the final outcome exceeding expectations and we wish them all the best.

    Client: St Monicas Primary School
    Location: Moonee Ponds Victoria
    Cost: $30k
    Programme: 2 months

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    Structures by Design Director, Sam Conlan, gained extensive experience working in a high-level position at one of Australia’s top tier Commercial Builders. He worked on and delivered an array of premium developments throughout the Melbourne CBD. Sam has an RMIT University degree in Construction Management and is a Qualified Registered Builder. All Structures By Design staff are specifically developed and trained to deliver each and every project on time and on budget. Learn More