Did you know that North Geelong Timber Supplies stocks Shade Sails in a range of shapes, sizes and colours? If you’re installing a shade sail in Geelong please contact us about our range or see our prices at the bottom of this page.
If you’re considering buying one then you’ll need to consider a few things before making your choice. Remember our team is from the building and related industries and here to help with advice as well.
Location – Shade Sail in Geelong
The location of your shade sail needs to be determined before you make your purchase. Some things to consider are the strength of the structures you’re intending to anchor to, whether you can/need to add additional anchor points by adding posts, and the location of the area you’re hoping to shade such as a play area, swing or barbecue. Finally you’ll need to consider the direction of the sun in the hottest parts of the day.
External walls around the house and garage can be handy spots to anchor to, as can pergolas and car ports and even large established trees. The main thing is that each point is structurally sound. A builder or engineer can advise if you’re unsure. Remember safety is key and shade sail anchor points are taking the load from the wind and elements.
Building Permits – Shade Sail in Geelong
It’s worth checking with Geelong City Council, Surf Coast Shire or Golden Plains Shire to see what their specific rules are on shade sails in Geelong and the greater region.
Additional Materials – Shade Sail in Geelong
North Geelong Timber Supplies carry a large range of fixtures and hardware so speak to the boys when you’re in about the best type for what you’re planning to attach your shade sail to.
Rope & chain
Rope or chain may be needed to reach between your shade sail and the fixing points.
If you need to add post support then structural treated pine or structural hardwood posts are available from North Geelong Timber Supplies. Don’t forget to take the length of your footings into account when measuring out the length you need. Steel posts are also an option and are available from North Geelong Timber Supplies as well.
Installation – Shade Sail in Geelong
Once you’ve got everything and all fixing points are ready it’s time to install all fixing hardware in the desired location ensuring everything is secured tightly.
Lay the shade sail out on the ground and connect each corner to the fixing points one by one.
Once the sail is up you’ll need to tension it until it’s firm and taut. A ratchet tensioning tool my help you do this.
Be careful not to over tension and check the sail regularly as it may require re-tensioning from time to time.
3m x 3m x 3m: $18 each
3.6m x 3.6m x 3.6m: $49 each
4m x 4m x 4m: $60 each
5m x 5m x 5m: $19.99 each (Light duty – Domestic)
3.6m x 3.6m: $39 each
4m x 4m: $80 each
5m x 5m: $99 each