Connections: Issue Two, 2018

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CATEGORY BLINDS AND AWNINGS (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL) – COMMERCIAL SPECIAL COMMENDATION ENTRANT: Morley Canvas PROJECT NAME: AQWA FABRIC USED: Sunbrella and Ziptrack FABRIC SUPPLIED BY: Nolan Group COMPONENTS SUPPLIED BY: Nolan Group The client had installed a new fish tank and required a way of blocking the amount of light that was reflected onto the glass to make it easier to see the fish. They also wanted artwork on the panels. One challenge was minimising the sail-like effect of only having three sides and the roof covered right on the beach. Another was matching up the top of the blinds with the roof, which was not at all consistent. It was a challenging project that began as the roof was getting installed and, after four different designs, the result is that the area can now be used with no glare from the sun, bringing the fish tank to life and making it a nice outdoor area.

CATEGORY SHADE SAILS OR STRUCTURES (KNITTED SHADE CLOTH) – DOMESTIC WINNER ENTRANT: Cheyne Shades and Canvas PROJECT NAME: Riverside Shade Sail FABRIC USED: Monotec 210 Series FABRIC SUPPLIED BY: Ricky Richards COMPONENTS SUPPLIED BY: Miami Stainless The client required the pool and entertaining area shaded using a light graded shade cloth. The solution needed to have drop-down sides to prevent falling leaves from entering the pool and not to disrupt the view of the river and bushland. New steel posts were fabricated into the pool fencing to provide a strong framework for the shade sail and a stainless steel wall bracket was installed and used as attachment points. The customer was thrilled with the result, which has improved the stylish appeal to this outdoor area, shaded the pool, provided a leaf barrier and not disturbed their bushland and river views.

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