A Sail Canopy Design and fabrication request was made to alfresco365 by a potential client for their home in London. The sail canopy was particularly required for a special party but also to maximise opportunities to relax in the south facing garden , and use of the Pizza oven. The canopy needed to be in the Yacht Style, low key, and demountable.
We took detailed dimensions , drew up various options , consulted with the client, and their highly skilled refurbishment contractors http://www.jambuilders.co.uk .
We agreed to go for an angled waterproof Rain and Shade solution ” Schooner ” style tensile sail canopy connected to the roof rafters and varnished laminated posts guyed back to the gardens walls to absorb the sail tension. The sail needed to curve around a dog leg in the roof , and cover the Pizza Chef during rain . Sail fabric choice is Serge Ferrari Stam 6002 in Cream, a hitec flexible embossed matt pvc fabric designed for Canopies, tents , and awnings.
The roof tiles were removed , and bespoke stainless steel brackets were bolted to groups of rafters . Miniature lead cowls were formed to cover the mirror polished stainless steel rings which protruded from the clay peg tiled roof. The roof fittings blend seamlessly into the roof design.
Sail tension is created with 2:1 & 3:1 Harken 57mm Carbo Fiddle blocks http://www.harken.co.uk with rope sets for sail each corner hand spliced by http://oceanrigging.co.uk using braids and Dyneema for running rigging. The laminated posts treated with Sikkens base & top coat have bespoke 316 stainless steel mirror polished fittings which provide the required connections for the sail rigging.
Our Clients reference :
” Before we get to the sail, the attention to detail, timeliness of appointments for measurements, concept development and delivery were thoughtful and altogether excellent. The sail itself is a perfect compliment to the building and atmosphere and exactly what we asked for and had in mind. They are a great team for design, implementation and after-service.”
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