Shadowspec SU8 High Wind Cantilever Umbrellas

Lilianfels Resort and Spa is a 5-star luxury hotel located in the Blue Mountains, on the escarpment in Katoomba , a 90 minute drive west of Sydney.

With sweeping views of the Jamison Valley, and only a few minute’s walk to the Three Sisters at Echo Point and world-class bushwalking, Lilianfels is perfect for that luxury escape.

Being situated on the escarpment, means that it can become quite windy at times so when the decision was made to upgrade the shade umbrellas around the outdoor pool area, our high-wind SU8 cantilever umbrellas from Shadowspec where the sensible choice. These umbrellas have been wind tunnel tested to 90 kmh.

SU8 Shadowspec Cantilever Umbrella 3

SU8 Shadowspec Cantilever Umbrella 3

SU8 Shadowspec Cantilever Umbrella 2

SU8 Shadowspec Cantilever Umbrella 2

SU8 Shadowspec Cantilever Umbrella 1

SU8 Shadowspec Cantilever Umbrella 1

 

Designed and manufactured in Europe and made from high quality non-corrosive materials, these easy to use umbrellas will provide many years of sun protection for the guests of Lilianfels.

The Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is one of Australia’s real natural wonders covering more than a million hectares. If you have not had the chance to explore this amazing area yet, it should go on your to do list!

 

 

Cantilever Umbrella – Rotating SU7

Today we installed another rotating cantilever umbrella, the SU7 made by Shadowspec. The customer chose the heavy duty portable umbrella base with wheels so he could manoeuvre it to where he wanted the shade.

The cantilever umbrella has a particular advantage around a swimming pool and spa as you can have the shade while in the water as well.

Shadowspec Umbrella SU7 #1

Cantilever Umbrella- Heavey Duty Portable Base With Wheels

Shadowspec Umbrella SU7#2

Rotating Cantilever Umbrella- Shadowspec SU7

Firstly though, we had to remove the old umbrella that had all but rusted through. All of our umbrellas are made with marine grade aluminium except the base plate, making them more suited around a saltwater pool.

Turramurra (Aboriginal word for High Hill) has some lovely old Federation properties and is one of the more sort after areas in Sydney’s Upper North Shore. This property had an extensive renovation and extension but the character of the older building remains.

So after a busy day I grabbed a large coffee from an excellent cafe I found- ‘Replay Espresso’ on William St, before jumping on the Pacific Highway for the long haul home.

Pool fencing & large properties

Today we fenced a pool in the Central Tablelands with our temporary pool fencing. We enjoy driving west through places like Bathurst and Orange as it is less hectic than bigger cities and some of the countryside is just wonderful.

This customer has moved from Sydney and has two young children and there was no fencing at all around the pool.

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Temporary Pool Fencing in Orange NSW

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Temporary Pool Fencing in Orange NSW 2

This property is more than 5 acres in size and the pool was built before June 30 2010 and therefore qualifies for the exemption to fence the pool.

Obviously with two young children, safety is more important.

Some pool owners are of the opinion that an exemption applies for the life of their pool. This is not correct.

Some exemptions remain allowing retention of existing child-safe/child-resistant doors for large properties more than 5 acres with residence separation only.

To retain the exemption that was available to the pool at the time of construction requires that any pool barriers/means of access, continue to comply with the standard applicable at the time of their installation.

These exemptions primarily relate to the use of child-safe/child-resistant doors as a pool barrier which the current standards do not allow.

Exempt barrier no longer applies and is removed where access to a pool or pool barrier is substantially altered or rebuilt, not properly maintained or the pool is fenced voluntarily and must then comply with the standard current at the time of the alteration.

As always, it is better to be safe than sorry and you should check with your local Council if you are unsure about the safety of your pool.

Pool fencing & waterfront properties

Today we fenced a pool in Cronulla with our temporary pool fencing.

The customer was told by Sutherland Shire Council that immediate action was required as their pool was not legal.

They are not sure yet whether or not they will keep the pool so a temporary pool fence was the best option.

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Temporary Pool Fencing Cronulla NSW

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Temporary Pool Fencing Sutherland Shire Waterfront

 Allot of waterfront property owners are surprised when they are told their pool no longer complies and some of these pools have been in place for decades.

So this is the way it stands now. Up until 30th June 2010 it was possible to gain an exemption to the swimming pool barrier requirements for waterfront properties.

Some pool owners are of the opinion that an exemption applies for the life of their pool. This is not correct.

Some exemptions remain allowing retention of existing child-safe/child-resistant doors for waterfront properties with residence separation only.

To retain the exemption that was available to the pool at the time of construction requires that any pool barriers/means of access, continue to comply with the standard applicable at the time of their installation.

These exemptions primarily relate to the use of child-safe/child-resistant doors as a pool barrier which the current standards do not allow.

 Exempt barrier no longer applies and is removed where access to a pool or pool barrier is substantially altered or rebuilt, not properly maintained or the pool is fenced voluntarily and must then comply with the standard current at the time of the alteration.

As always, it is better to be safe than sorry and you should check with your local Council if you are unsure about the safety of your pool.

Shade Umbrella Parkes – Central West NSW

Today we traveled to the inland port of Parkes in the Central West of NSW.

One of our customers that had used our temporary pool fencing system twice before had a new pool installed and wanted some shade that was able to be moved with ease throughout different times of the day.

Shade Umbrella Parkes 1

Shade Umbrella Parkes 1

They chose the Eclipse 4m in Natural and, as you can see from the photos, it blends in well with the surroundings.

This umbrella rotates 360 degrees and also tilts, making it very versatile around the swimming pool. The placement chosen by the customer in this instance allows them to also have shade over the grassed area quickly and easily by simply rotating the whole umbrella, which can be done while it is in the open position. As this property is on a hill and can become quite windy, they also purchased stabilizer bars which are easily attached, giving the umbrella even more stability if the wind speed should pick up.

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Shade Umbrella Parkes 2

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Shade Umbrella Parkes 3

Set high in the town of Parkes this property, which overlooks the airport and the surrounding countryside, is a picture in itself.

I was fortunate enough to go for a fly in a Microlight open cockpit aircraft (Trike) around Parkes. It was early in the morning and the air was still and smooth.

For anyone who has not been up in one of these aircraft, I highly recommend it.

Temporary Pool Fencing Sydney & NSW

Click here to access the Temporary Pool Fencing Hire Form

If you’re looking for Temporary Pool Fencing you need look no further than Cap Fencing. Cap Fencing hires out temporary pool fencing in Sydney, The Illawarra, Central Coast, Central Tablelands and rural New South Wales.

Cap Fencing manufacture and hire out a patented and light-weight temporary fence that clips effortlessly together.

  • Aluminium construction
  • Fully Patented System
  • No Nuts and Bolts
  • Setup in minutes
  • Reliable Service

When installing a swimming pool a child resistant barrier is required under NSW legislation when a pool is capable of holding 300mm or more of water. It is not always possible or practical to have a permanent fence in place, particularly during the construction phase. Temporary pool fencing is often the most practical and cost effective solution.

Industry Leading Temporary Fencing Technology

The innovative locking cap was developed by Cap Fencing as a result of in-depth research and liaison with pool installers to design a system that was simple to use, yet safe and effective. The system was designed to be the easiest in today’s market, and has since proven to be the most user-friendly temporary pool fencing system available.

Assembly and disassembly is as easy as the click of a button, but completely compliant and child resistant at the same time. There are no nuts and bolts and set up is possible in a matter of minutes.

The panels, which are 2.5 meters wide by 1.3 meters high, are easily manoeuvrable as the entire fencing system is constructed of aluminium which makes it light-weight, strong and appealing to the eye. At the same time, the system exceeds all local council, Health & Safety and State and Federal Government pool fencing strength and dimensional requirements.

Swimming Pool Registration

All swimming pools in NSW must now be registered. Follow the link below to register your pool now. Penalties apply for pools that are not registered from October 2013

www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au

Protecting children throughout all stages of swimming pool construction.

Certifiable fence must be in place before filling the pool.

Permanent pool fence must be certified by relevant authorities BEFORE removing temporary pool fence.

Relevant Government legislation and standards for NSW.

The act and regulation can be viewed by clicking the links below or at any NSW Council.

The standards are subject to copy write and can be viewed at any NSW Council or purchased from SAI Global.

  • AS 1926.1-2012: Swimming pool safety Part 1: Safety barriers for swimming pools.
  • AS 1926.2-2007: Swimming pool safety Part 2: Location of safety barriers for swimming pools.

Swimming Pool Fencing Laws – The Basics

The barrier must have a minimum height of 1.2m within the property.

If a boundary fence makes up part of the barrier it must have a height of 1.8m measured on the poolside.

The can be no gaps more than 100mm in the barrier or beneath it.

There must be a 900mm Non Climbable Zone in all directions on the outside of the barrier that extends 300mm poolside within the property & on the inside for the boundary fence.

Gate latches must be 1.5m off the ground or be poolside with a shielding of 450mm at least 150mm from the top of the barrier and have no gap more than 10mm.

All gates must only open outward, away from the pool, & be fitted with self closing hinges & automatic latching device that must be manually reopened.

For a thorough understanding of the current swimming pool barrier requirements please visit the Swimming Pool & Spa Alliance.

For Temporary Pool Fencing – call 1300 78 79 40 or contact us via e-mail.

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Shade Umbrellas Sydney & NSW

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The Australian weather can be extreme and people are more aware of the damaging effects of too much sun than ever before. Being sensible in the outdoors today means sunscreen, hats, appropriate clothing and seeking some shade when possible. Selecting the right shade solution that will last and provide the protection and flexibility you need is an important decision. We can help you make the right choice for your situation and we can also deliver and install.

Our Shade Umbrella Range

Wall Mounted Umbrellas

Wall Mounted Umbrellas

Outdoor Cantilever Umbrella

Outdoor Cantilever Umbrella

Multi Mast SU6

Multi Mast SU6

Rotating

Rotating Cantilever

High Wind Performance

High Wind

Commercial Shade Umbrellas

Commercial Shade Umbrella

 

Whether you are after a simple but elegant cafe style or very large centre post umbrella, a rotating cantilever umbrella that tilts, an umbrella designed to handle 90 km/h winds or one that is four umbrellas in one, we have the umbrella for you.

These umbrellas not only offer excellent protection from the sun, but also have style and functionality. Unlike cheaper umbrellas, they will not pack themselves up and move to your neighbour‘s when the breeze picks up!

They are all made utilising the best non corrosive materials and built to last for years to come. They all carry an excellent warranty and are backed by long standing Australian companies should you need parts or repairs in the years to come.

The Dangers of Skin Cancer – Why Shade is Vital to All Australians

It’s not for nothing that Australia is called ‘The Sunburnt Country’. Sure, we all know the sun is particularly harsh downunder, but what you probably didn’t know is that according to the Australian Department of Health:

  • Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the entire world.
  • Australians are 4 times more likely to develop a skin cancer than any other form of cancer.
  • Approximately 2 out of every 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70.

Back in the 1960s people could be found oiling themselves down and lying in the sun all day ‘working on their tan’. Ignorance, in the decade of flower power, was bliss. Indeed, it took until the 1980s for the dangers of sunburn to finally reach the public consciousness, with Australians being told to ‘Slip Slop Slap,’ (“It sounds like a breeze when you say it like that”). But when the catchy jingle had faded from memory and the days had grown longer, millions of Australians could still be found ignoring the warnings and lying outside in the sun.

Fast forward to 2014 and you’d think Australians would have finally gotten the message that – whenever possible – sitting in the shade and putting on sunblock is a must when you’re outside on a hot summer’s day. And yet over 430,000 Australians every year still get diagnosed with skin cancer.

It’s sobering statistics like this that drives the popularity of the Cantilever Shade Umbrella. Because, while Australians naturally love being outside on a hot summer’s day, they now do it safe in the knowledge that there is copious shade on hand to protect their family and keep them cool. Because there’s no such thing as ‘a healthy tan’. Just skin cells in trauma.

Outdoor Umbrellas in Australia

In a natural environment shade is an ephemeral mistress. If you’re lucky enough to have some tall trees around your pool or garden you might – at certain times of the day – be able to swim or relax safe in the knowledge that you were in the shade the whole time, and thus protected from the harsh rays of the sun.

But what if – like most of us – you’re not that lucky? For most Australians a swim in the backyard pool or a spot of lunch in the garden finds us sweltering in direct sunlight. This is where the amazingly versatile Cantilever umbrella comes in. Because Cantilever umbrellas offer far reaching shade that can even follow the sun to make sure that no matter what time of day it is, you and your family are safely in the shade.

Permanent Fencing Sydney & NSW

There are so many styles of fencing and new products and ideas are emerging all the time. Boundary fences are often timber paling or coloubond styles, with horizontal slates becoming more popular. Swimming pools are usually fenced with tubular or glass. For larger properties or to keep stock in, a solid wire fence is usually the most practical and economical.

Currently in New South Wales, any residential building work where the total cost of materials and labour exceed $1,000.00, the tradesperson or contractor must hold a current license for the work being carried out by law. This license must also be provided on all advertising etc so consumers can make informed decisions when it comes to selecting a contractor. Our fencing contractor licence number is: 221342C.  Consumers also have the right to ask for proof of current legal liability insurance. These may turn into important matters when settling disputes over boundary issues of neighbouring properties or the local council does not approve of the works.

Generally, fencing in NSW is carried out as an “Exempt & Complying Development” except for swimming pool fencing which has to be signed off on by your local council or a qualified building certifier.

The laws regarding swimming pool fencing can be complex as landowners must comply with the Building Code of Australia, the Swimming Pools Act, the Swimming Pools Regulation & the current Standards. Further information can be found on our Temporary Pool Fencing page.

The landowner is responsible to ensure the development complies with the codes & Council can take legal action if the work does not comply.

State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008

Subdivision 17 Fences (residential zones)

2.33 Specified development

The construction or installation of a fence on land within Zone R1, R2, R3 or R4 is development specified for this code if it is not constructed or installed:

(a) on a lot, or along a common boundary of a lot, that contains a heritage item or a draft heritage item, or

(b) along the boundary of, or within the setback area of, a primary or secondary road within a heritage conservation area or draft heritage conservation area, or

(c) on a flood control lot, or

(d) on land that is identified as being in a foreshore area.

Note. If the fence is a dividing fence, the Dividing Fences Act 1991 also applies.

2.34 Development standards

(1) The standards specified for that development are that the development must:

(a) not be higher than 1.8m above ground level (existing), and

(b) not be of masonry construction to a height that is more than 1.2m above ground level (existing), and

(c) if it includes an entrance gate—not have a gate that opens outwards, and

(d) if it is located in a core koala habitat or potential koala habitat within the meaning of State Environmental Planning Policy No 44—Koala Habitat Protection or in a movement corridor used by koalas—be constructed or installed in accordance with any relevant council policy or guideline under that Policy, and

(e) if it is located on bush fire prone land—be constructed of non-combustible materials or hardwood, and

(f) if it is constructed of metal components—be of low reflective, factory pre-coloured materials, and

(g) not be an electrical fence or use barbed wire.

(2) Despite subclause (1), any fence located along the boundary of, or within the setback area to, a primary or secondary road must:

(a) not be more than 1.2m above ground level (existing), and

(b) be open for at least 20% of the area of the fence that is more than 400mm above ground level (existing), with any individual solid element of the fence above this height being no more than 350mm in width with a minimum aperture of 25mm.

(3) If a lot has a frontage to a secondary road or roads, subclause (2) only applies to 50% of the length of all contiguous secondary road boundaries, measured from the corner with the primary road boundary.

(4) Subclause (2) (b) does not apply to the part of the fence along the side boundary and within the setback area to the primary road.

(5) Despite subclauses (1) and (2), if the fence is erected on a sloping site and stepped to accommodate the fall in the land:

(a) a fence that is required to be not more than 1.2m above ground level (existing), must not be more than 1.5m above ground level (existing) at each step, and

(b) a fence that is required to be not more than 1.8m above ground level (existing), must not be more than 2.2m above ground level (existing) at each step.