A tensile fabric canopy from Aura makes an ideal sun shade structure. The highly attractive designs are created using an architectural fabric that is 100% UV proof which means that you can be confident in knowing that you are protected from the harmful rays of the sun. The fabric is however highly light transmitting, allowing you to read comfortably beneath the sun shade or enjoy artworks, crafts or any other activity you might chose. You will also be able to enjoy a cooler shaded space compared with other materials such as polycarbonate (we’ve all heard of the overheated conservatory) because the architectural fabrics we use reflect a high percentage of the solar heat (RS value), for example our most commonly used fabric has a RS value of 76%.
Of course the UK weather is somewhat changeable so our tensile fabric sun shade canopies are engineered to withstand a minimum of 120km/h wind speed and 10cm of snow. The fabric is also waterproof.
You will see from the links on the right hand side of this page that we offer a range of modular shapes and sizes of canopy which you can combine, or link together, to achieve the sun shade coverage area that you are looking for. The sizes range from a 4m x 4m Umbrella canopy, through to a 6 x 6m Pavilion, and up to a 20m x 20m Arch style which is popular with schools and local authorities for shaded amphitheatre or dining spaces.
Aura have been providing sun shade covered spaces for 20 years now and we will be happy to guide you through the best options for your space, any planning concerns, and to overcome installation challenges or access issues to give you a sunshade solution that you are 100% happy with.
After the shade canopy is installed you can expect a 20 year or more design life and you are covered by a 10 year fabric guarantee. The canopy will only need minimal maintenance. Dirt and dust ingress into the fabric is prevented by a specialist coating (a type of Teflon coating) so it only needs an occasional wash and won’t get grimy or mouldy. We will provide you with a manual describing simple annual checks and cleaning guidelines.
We are sure that we can provide you with an extremely attractive and durable solution to your sun shade needs so please call Mike Mulchrone on 01329 846 518 and he will be pleased to discuss your requirements.