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Shade sail installation recommendations?

By Fleehee - 2 April 2015 9

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We have an existing shade sail (not professionally installed) which we now have to have installed properly. Any recommendations? Thanks

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Shade sail installation recommendations?
glenn_wilson 5:11 pm 05 Aug 16

Our one was recently done by Just Rite. They have been very professional yet friendly and accommodating. They have made the process painless and enjoyable. I particularly liked that they had a designated customer representative. The end result was a shade cloth sail that exceeded my expectations and I consider the final cost to be reasonable. I have got the link here for you, if you are still looking..
http://www.justrite.com.au/products-and-services/shade-sails/
https://www.justritestore.com.au/home/custom-made-shade-sail/

shellcase 11:21 pm 12 Apr 15

Being a Principal Building Surveyor and Licensed ACT Builder with 52 years experience in the industry I can tell you shade sales are not always exempt from approval.

Why do you have to get it done correctly now??

If you don’t want to do it right, if you want to do it “easy”, if you want to listen to slackers who prefer the cheap, “easy” way out go for it.

As a matter of interest relative to this topic: On 30 June 2004 when the old Building Act was rescinded ACT Building Control had a total of 8,300 non-approved, illegal structures detected in the ACT. About 35% of them were jobs constructed of kit rubbish from hardware and building suppliers and most owners failed to enquire of the Planning and Building authorities as to the formalities, legal and structural.

It cost them a lot of aggravation, mainly delays in transferring leases upon sale of the property and/or lost sales and it cost them a lot of money having to get shonky work rectified and penalties incorporated within Approval charges.

Enjoy! Mwa ha ha ha.

dungfungus 1:50 pm 11 Apr 15

vintage123 said :

shellcase said :

Best shade sail operators in town are Just-Rite in Fyshwick, professional operation. So what happened? Have you just bought a property with an unapproved structure? Stay away from the hardware stores, DIY etc. If you are not familiar with ACT planning and building requirements you can get yourself into a lot of trouble very quickly. “Trying to save money” is what got you into the spot you’re in now.

Um, shade sails are exempt under the ACT planning and building code.
http://www.planning.act.gov.au/topics/design-and-build/da_assessment/exempt_work/process/roofed_unenclosed_or_partly_open
And to be honest they are as basic as they are simple. To spend thousands on a so called professional to install is ludicrous. That’s why they sell em at bunnings so that any Jo blo can install them.

Read the conditions of your home insurance and public liability first.

vintage123 5:10 pm 10 Apr 15

churl said :

vintage123 said :

Um, shade sails are exempt under the ACT planning and building code.
http://www.planning.act.gov.au/topics/design-and-build/da_assessment/exempt_work/process/roofed_unenclosed_or_partly_open
And to be honest they are as basic as they are simple. To spend thousands on a so called professional to install is ludicrous.

Fairly simple if you’re installing stand-alone poles. Some problems can arise if you need a small pole out of a roof (substituting a roof tile etc). Attaching to a wall can cause some problems e.g. if it is high on the outside of a brick veneer and will put an outward force on the wall which is only strong in compression…

Hey churl, let’s not get carried away here. Most hardwares carry the roof extension poles and to be honest they just bolt onto the truss. Here’s one company that do it;
http://www.roofextenda.com.au/ss/ss-brochure-2011.pdf
In terms of any requirement for an engineering analysis for outward for on a wall I would doubt that as well. And I dare say that shade sail companies don’t offer structural engineering services.

churl 2:06 pm 10 Apr 15

vintage123 said :

Um, shade sails are exempt under the ACT planning and building code.
http://www.planning.act.gov.au/topics/design-and-build/da_assessment/exempt_work/process/roofed_unenclosed_or_partly_open
And to be honest they are as basic as they are simple. To spend thousands on a so called professional to install is ludicrous.

Fairly simple if you’re installing stand-alone poles. Some problems can arise if you need a small pole out of a roof (substituting a roof tile etc). Attaching to a wall can cause some problems e.g. if it is high on the outside of a brick veneer and will put an outward force on the wall which is only strong in compression…

vintage123 10:33 pm 09 Apr 15

shellcase said :

Best shade sail operators in town are Just-Rite in Fyshwick, professional operation. So what happened? Have you just bought a property with an unapproved structure? Stay away from the hardware stores, DIY etc. If you are not familiar with ACT planning and building requirements you can get yourself into a lot of trouble very quickly. “Trying to save money” is what got you into the spot you’re in now.

Um, shade sails are exempt under the ACT planning and building code.
http://www.planning.act.gov.au/topics/design-and-build/da_assessment/exempt_work/process/roofed_unenclosed_or_partly_open
And to be honest they are as basic as they are simple. To spend thousands on a so called professional to install is ludicrous. That’s why they sell em at bunnings so that any Jo blo can install them.

shellcase 10:12 pm 09 Apr 15

Best shade sail operators in town are Just-Rite in Fyshwick, professional operation. So what happened? Have you just bought a property with an unapproved structure? Stay away from the hardware stores, DIY etc. If you are not familiar with ACT planning and building requirements you can get yourself into a lot of trouble very quickly. “Trying to save money” is what got you into the spot you’re in now.

vintage123 2:36 pm 07 Apr 15

I would either youtube it, you will find a lot of instructional vids on there these days, or go down to bunnings, as they stock them now and look on the package at the instructions. There fairly simple with three poles, couple of rings and the sail. What’s actually wrong with it?

dungfungus 12:42 pm 07 Apr 15

Get instructions from net forums and DIY. It will save you a lot of money.

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