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					                             Fixing Methods
             What Sort Of Fixing Methods?

             Houses or Buildings
             Always ensure that the existing structure or building can support the load of a sail under
             poor weather conditions. A sail under heavy wind can put considerable strain on the build-
             ing. A local engineer or qualified builder can verify that the building can withstand such a
             load.
             Posts
             Galvansied steel will avoid rust and is a better solution for fixing shade to than wood.
             Wooden posts can warp which place the sail out of alignment and can rot over time.
             Foundations
             If the post moves in its foundations as it is under strain it is usually hard to correct at a later
             stage. If the post moves during the initial construction of the sail it will be extremely difficult
             to tension the sail properly at the outset. A good way to look at the foundation depths is 1/3
             of the post underground. Most sails sit 2.5m high so the post needs to be just over 1/3 again
             longer than this. A typical post structure is shown below.

Disclaimer. These installation instructions are
offered as a courtesy to customer to help with
their shade projects. We can only provide a very
general summary of points to consider. The
information in this website is offered only as a
highly generalized summary of shades we have
designed and installed in the past. It is impossi-
ble for us to know individual situations such as
the soil, wind condition and exposure for each
design and installation. We therefore cannot be
responsible or liable for any design issues or
installation problems arising from reference to
these installation suggestions. If an area is                                             Typical
subject to storms and cyclones it is recom-
mended that the membranes be removed when
                                                                                           Post
such a warning is made.                                                                    Detail


   Fill, loose top
   soil etc


                           Concrete
                           Mix


                                                                                         150mm




                                                            450 mm

                                               Mulders Shade Sails Factory And Showroom
                                   825 Dandenong Road, Malvern East , Melbourne, Victoria , Australia, 3145
                                               Tel: +61 3 9571 7544, Fax: +61 3 9571 7344
                                                     email: mulders@mulders.com.au
                                                           www.mulders.com.au

				
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