In 2018, Paul Hooper, the Site Manager at Wexham Court Primary School in Slough, contacted Zenith to replace their old wooden structures with new canopies.
Ian Manners of Zenith quoted for 2 x 4m x 4m Airone Tipo 150 canopy structures, but unfortunately, at the time, the school didn’t have enough in their budget.
However, in October 2019, Paul Hooper asked for a re-quote. The Head Teacher was very keen on Shade Sails. This time Ian quoted for 2 x 4m x 4m Vela Sails but as with most sail structures, they do not have wind and snow loadings to UK Building Regulations.
So, as an alternative, Ian proposed the Vela 150 sail structure which do have wind and snow loadings to UK Building Regulations. This time, the school had enough in their budget to order 2 x 4m x 4m Vela 150 structures in RAL 7037 grey metalwork and canopies in RAL 5002 blue.
The installation was completed on January 03rd 2020, in time for the return to school on Monday, January 6th .
The Vela 150 Structures are available in a range of standard sizes; 3m x 3m, 4m x 4m, 5m x 5m and 6m x 6m, but can be made to special order. The metalwork is galvanised and can be powder coated in a choice of RAL colours. In addition, the structures also have a unique drainage system, whereby the beams act as gutters so rainwater runs off the canopies, into the beams, down through the leg columns and out through drainage holes at the bottom, or it can be linked to underground drains.