About shade sails

The idea behind a shade sail is to create shelter, UV protection or shadows in order for an area to be used for more of the year and be more comfortable to use. This means that every requirement for a shade is going to be different and so each one can be made to suit the customers individual needs.

The design can include triangular, rectangular or much more complicated shapes in 2 or 3 dimensions. There are a range of materials available to suit the application and these come in a wide range of colours to fit in with the surroundings.

We aim to offer a complete service of design, production and installation of outdoor shades. To achieve this, we work with clients to meet their needs while maintaining flexibility and the ability to adapt. We offer choice, quality design and suitable materials.

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Shade sail design

Our specialist software allows us to design shades to almost any size and shape. The location, profile and materials of the shade may be affected by variables such as the position of the sun and the exposure to the wind. Creation Shades are bespoke made fabric architecture that are visually striking and function just as well.

Twisted shades

Sometimes known as garden hyper shades, these look modern and stylish with three dimensions to catch your eye. Visually striking, the design works by having the corners at different heights to pull the fabric into tension.

Layered shades

Multiple smaller shades can be an effective way to cover larger areas. Big shades put a lot more strain on anchorage points and are harder to install or take down. Smaller shades can break up a space and offer more options for shape and design as well as creating less windage if in an exposed area.

Shades for shelter

A practical solution to protection from the elements is often required. Shades like these are often designed to be up as permanent fixings and that may affect the material choice and design, with the waterproof materials requiring a slope of twenty degrees to promote water run off.

Sun shades

If you want a stunning piece of design and blocking out the sun is the requirement we can make almost anything to suit. Our bespoke service means that we will work with you to find the best shade that suits your needs.

Chose your shade sail fabric

Do you want a shade that will perform as a water resistant shelter, or would you prefer a low maintenance mesh that will still cut out up to 90% of the sun’s rays? Each fabric comes in a range of colours that should suit any setting.

Fixtures and fittings for your shade sail

The correct choice of hardware will allow proper tensioning, a great look and perhaps more importantly (depending on the fabric) a rain-water run-off. We will of course advise on the best fixtures and fittings for your shade sail.

Four hole eye plates

For use as an anchorage point for smaller shade sails.

Carbine hook

Universal fixing which can be used with fork screws.

S-hook

Universal fixing and link.

Fork adjustable turnbuckle

Tensioning fixing for shade sails over 8sqm.

Shackle

Universal fixing and link.

Block

Used with rope for smaller or temporary shade sails.

Hook adjustable turnbuckle

Tensioning fixing for smaller and/or temporary shade sails.

Eye bolt

For use as an anchorage for larger shade sails and/or posts.

Planning for your shade sail

1

Function

Shelter, UV protection or casting shadows? Perhaps you want a mixture of all three. Shades can be semi permanent or designed to be easily put up and taken down.

2

Anchorages

Designed to support the shade securely. We can arrange installation and offer advice.

3

Site

This may determine the design and fabric choices if the area is exposed.

4

Design

Bespoke, practical, appropriate. We can design shades in three dimensions and provide a measurement form if required.

5

Fabric

Sailcloth, PVC, Sunsure Mesh or Acrylic canvas. Each has a different feel and is most suitable for a particular application.

4Types of fabrics
6Fitting options
13Different colours
450Finished Projects

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20 March, 2018
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Frequently asked questions

Here at Creation Shade Sails, we aim to offer personal service, so if you would like more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

  1. 1
    Will you install it?

    Some shades require little in the way of time to install and we can advise on this. If you would prefer it were done professionally, we can arrange installation if required.

  2. 2
    How much will it cost?

    To get an accurate quote for a shade, fixtures, fittings and installation, please contact us for more details.

  3. 3
    Will it blow away in strong winds?

    For shades that are exposed, we have Sunsure mesh that reduces loads on fixtures. The location may affect the choice of materials and there are some guidelines that we can provide to help ensure that you have the shade fitted appropriately and securely.

  4. 4
    How can I measure up for a new shade sail?

    We can provide a measurement form and measuring guide to help you. Please contact us for more details.

  5. 5
    What colours do they come in?

    Online colour charts and samples of fabric are available. Sailcloth only comes in White, but PVC comes in 12 colours, Sunsure mesh comes in 11 colours and Acrylic comes in 13 colours.

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