Our partners on Koh Samui & Koh Phangan, in the Gulf of Thailand, SIAM SHADE SAILS, joined with SHADES ASIA to provide a much-needed shade solution to the roof-top of a beachfront apartment/restaurant building at the iconic Fishermans Village on Bophut Beach, Koh Samui.
Our designers faced the normal challenges of seafront locations of high winds and corrosive conditions, and decided on a free-standing, self-bracing structure requiring no back-stays. Since the roof-top is never used in rainy conditions the structure’s canopy is made from shade-only fabric, in this case shade cloth – a long-lasting and UV-proof high density polyethylene knit (HDPE) – Alnet Extrablock.
The image below shows how we minimise the effects of corrosive salt air and very high UV levels on our products.
The approved design was manufactured and “pre-installed” at Shades’ factory in Phuket, then carefully packed and shipped to Koh Samui. The installation team from Siam Shade Sails had the job finished the following day.