Case Study - Miners Rest Primary School
This project was undertaken as part of the ‘School Shade Sails Fund’ initiated by the Victorian State Government.
The school engaged Shade ‘N’ Sails to manage the process of designing and constructing their shade sail installation, a project significant in both size and complexity.
A key requirement for the school’s decision-making committee was ensuring a high level of UV protection for students and teachers.
With that in mind, the team at Shade ‘N’ Sails turned to GALE Pacific, the only supplier of shade fabric endorsed by the Cancer Council.
Having successfully implemented multiple school shade sails fund projects, the fabric selection for Shade ‘n’ Sails was clear.
To avoid risk and ensure the shade sails were compliant with the program’s criteria, Shade ‘N’ Sails recommended GALE Pacific’s Commercial 95.
For shade sails to be compliant with the School Shade Sails Fund, these Victorian School Building Authority criteria must be met:
- UVR Block: High UVR Block >92%+
- Nominal Thickness: 1.6mm
- Nominal fabric mass: 340gsm (plus or minus 20)
- Tensile Strength – Weft:2400N/50mm
- Bursting Pressure (Mean): 3500kPa
- Warranty: 10 years UV degradation warranty on fabric
"The client required high UV protection for children, and Commercial 95 fabric meets the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) guidelines of UV protection in schools. We recommend Commercial
95 for school projects.
Shade ‘N’ Sails
The result for Miners Rest primary school is a multipurpose space that can accommodate a range of learning activities and functions.
The shade sails are fully compliant with the school shade grant requirements, and when combined with GALE Pacific’s exclusive Cancer Council endorsement, will offer peace of mind for many years to come.