An Example of How Canopy Structures Can Be Fitted Safely During a Normal School Day
Zenith installed 2 x 4m x 4m Vela 150 Sail Shades as single structures to cover two seating areas in one of the playgrounds at Wexham Court Primary School in Slough which Zenith completed on January 3rd, 2020. As a result Paul Hooper, the Site Manager contacted Zenith again at the end of January for a quote for 7 more Vela 150’s.
The Head Teacher, Miss Mehat was delighted with the initial installation and how the canopies look and as a result ordered 7 more Vela 150 Sail Shades to be installed in March as it was within her budget.
This time rather than only single units they ordered 2 x 4m x 4m (4m x 8m) Vela 150 Sail Shades joined together to cover a Nursery Class play area and 2 x 4m x 4m (8m x 4m) to cover an outdoor seating area which doubles as a covered eating area and an outdoor classroom.
Another 4m x 4m was installed outside the Computer Classroom with picnic tables beneath and in the Reception playground 2 x 4m x 4m Vela 150 as single units for two separate covered play areas.
During the installation Zenith erected Heras fencing to surround each area so that they could work safely whilst school was in progress and constantly liaised with the class teachers and site team so we were not working in a ‘live area’ when the children came out to play or had to walk between classes. Zenith always use their in house fitters that are DBS checked and trained in all the relevant site safety procedures.
Once again Miss Mehat was pleased with the final result and was delighted that Zenith had completed the work in time to meet the deadline.
The Vela 150 Shade Sails are one of the few Shade Sails in the UK that meet UK Building Regulations for wind and snow loadings and are available in a range of standard sizes:- 3m x 3m, 4m x 4m, 5m x 5m, 6m x 6m and multiples thereof. They can also be manufactured to specific sizes.
The metalwork is galvanised and can be powder coated in a choice of RAL colours. In addition the structures have a unique drainage system whereby the beams act as gutters so rainwater runs off the canopies,