Shaderunner Case Study: Adelaide Eastern Suburbs Home


The Shaderunner® Retractables Sail System is ideally suited for a range of applications around the home, from outdoor entertaining spaces and patios to swimming pools and courtyards. With a wide range of fabrics and colour options available, the Shaderunner® complements all architectural styles, from contemporary suburban homes to traditional country residences

The owners of this lovely home in the Eastern suburbs of Adelaide have created a wonderful outdoor space with a stylish entertaining area, lap pool and poolside lounge area. A great deal of thought has been put into maximising use of the space, and this is complemented with the inclusion of three fully retractable Shaderunner® shade systems. Whether entertaining or using the stunning lap pool, shade and UV protection is always available on demand as and when required.

The Shaderunner® Retractable Sail provides the ultimate convenience for enjoying outdoor spaces in the Australian climate. Controllable shade enables the user to manipulate the amount of shading required.  During summer the Shaderunner® can be fully extended to provide maximum shade, UV protection and thermal comfort on demand. In the cooler months the system can be retracted back, enabling winter sun to be maximised making the most of the available light and consequent solar gains.

So when designing an outdoor area, entertaining space or swimming pool, practical shading should be at the forefront of the design process. A well designed space should consider shading, and in particular retractable shading. The combined effect of reducing the impact of the sun during the summer and making the most of available light and warmth in the winter not only enables greater usage of outdoor spaces, but can also aid with passive solar design strategies.

Passive solar design aims to reduce the impact and usage of mechanical air conditioning and heating systems, by the combined approach of reducing unwanted solar gains during summer and maximising solar gains through winter. Being a fully retractable shade system, the Shaderunner® can help achieve this, whilst providing a visually appealing addition to the home.

The Shaderunner® Retractables Sail is constructed using only the most durable marine grade yacht fittings and Ronstan ball bearing pulleys, ensuring years of trouble free shading with minimal maintenance. The Shaderunner® is manufactured from a range of rigorously tested fabrics, from 95% Polyester Mesh to Waterproof PVC. Each fabric is mould resistant and offers protection from glare and the sun’s harmful rays, with a wide range of colours available.

Available in a manual or motorised version, the Shaderunner® can be installed to an existing or purpose built pergola, between walls or fascias or on support posts. The unique qualities of the Shaderunner® enable large areas to be spanned and protected with minimum support structure.

The unique qualities of the Shaderunner® enable it to be utilised for a multitude of applications, from the smallest domestic setting right up to large span commercial projects, such as aquatic parks and hotels.

With distributors available in each state, the Shaderunner® is available throughout Australia.

Why not contact Shadeform today to discuss your residential or commercial project?

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