World's First Portable Erection!
It's an awesome day for me here at Weathersafe HQ today. Years of research and development has finally come to an end, with the launch of our world first portable shade sail structure. Developed by the team at Weathersafe, the R&D process took on a rapid pace when approached by the SAJC 3 weeks ago to deliver a portable structure in time for the Adelaide Cup Race Day at Allan Scott Park Morphettville this Monday. And deliver we have, with the modular shade system erected yesterday in perfect time for what looks like being the best weather day we've had for the Cup in years.
To follow is today's press release, which you can also read by clicking here: Portable Shade Structures
SA Company Launches World First in Portable Erections
Adelaide building company Weathersafe Shades announced today an innovation that is set to take the function and event hire industry by storm – a portable, fully engineered, modular shade sail structure.
Developed in response to a call from the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC), looking to protect racegoers from the sun with a removable shade structure that had greater visual appeal than the traditional marquee and umbrella hire products, the structure will be pioneered at the Adelaide Cup Race Day on Monday.
Weathersafe CEO Tim Seymour-Smith believes the product will revolutionise the event hire industry, and open up possibilities for providing shade to function goers that have never previously existed.
“Traditional shade sail structures require extensive concrete footings to support the columns. Our innovation replaces that need with a system that is fully engineered, yet fully removable and requires absolutely no concrete.”
“Events are no longer limited to marquee and umbrella products for the provision of shade. Our portable shade sail structure adds a dramatic visual appeal to events and functions that has never before been possible, and is extremely cost effective in terms of both short term and long term use.”
Jason Paech, Operations Manager for the SAJC, says “The SA Jockey Club continually strive to bring a unique flavour to race events, with race goer comfort being a primary focus in line with our plans for numerous improvements on course over the next 1 to 2 years. To have played a part in the development of this structure with Weathersafe, and to be launching it at the Adelaide Cup at Allan Scott Park Morphettville on Monday, highlights our desire to create unrivalled, responsible race events for the absolute enjoyment of attendees.”
Featuring an Australian designed, patented footing system, the modular shade sail structure can be expanded indefinitely and upon removal leaves absolutely no trace of its prior existence. The installation and removal processes are very efficient, there is virtually no environmental impact, and shade sail colours can be selected to blend with the function theme or harmonise with existing surrounds.
“This is a truly unique South Australian initiative with potential world wide application”, adds Tim. “We are very excited by the prospects of this innovation and are looking forward to making it available to function goers everywhere”.
Here's a couple of photos of the structure ready for use on Monday: