Shade Sails for a Converted Shepherd’s Cottage
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Shade Sails for a Converted Shepherd’s Cottage

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- August 13, 2021

Sometimes we get to install shade sails in some beautiful locations. This was an old farmhouse shepherd’s cottage at Ngaruru Station in Central Hawke’s Bay which was definitely one of those.

The old school farm building had been converted to offices and needed some shade to make a more practical workspace and deck area.

The first shade sail was installed by our local Hawke’s Bay expert Mark Hannan to provide shade for the deck and BBQ area. What a view they have!

Mark was also asked to add a second shade sail so the window glass could be shaded to reduce the glare and keep things cool inside.

With the shade sails measuring 6x7m and 6x6m, this was a serious amount of shade coverage for the sizeable deck.

Pro tip: Even though the two shade sails visually connect at the house in the centre, careful attention was paid to use one bracket per shade sail. Choosing to fix them to separate brackets instead of using the one bracket greatly increases the strength of the individual sails and reduces the risk of damage to the house in extreme winds.

Since installation the customer has had massive winds in the region and says the shade sail has held fast with no worries at all.

The textile chosen was our most popular – Z16 – specifically designed architectural shade cloth that comes with a 10 year UV warranty. With an extremely high UVR block of 99% this was a quality shade choice for the workspace.

The steel posts were powder coated in black to match, giving the rural property a smart and attractive finish.

Looking for your own high quality shade sail?

Not all shade sails are created equal – talk to our local expert in your area to understand the lasting difference Sunshade can offer.

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