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Cool Shade Sails For Scotch College

UV protection for children is a critical issue for schools who need to meet stringent health and safety regulations. Correctly positioned shade sails can block out up to 95% of the suns rays and cut heat levels down dramatically.

Scotch College School in Melbourne needed to shade senior school students waiting in a pick up and drop off zone. During hot summers, this sizeable outdoor recreation area was largely unusable for critical parts of the day. Rainy days were also a problem and the solution had to be waterproof too.

Mulders were selected as the shade sail supplier. Four rectangular shade sails were proposed to provide maximum shade cover. For solid construction and durable tensioning, each supporting post had a large diameter. High clearance ensured no obstruction to passing vehicles.

The sails were designed from colorful red architectural PVC, complementing the school’s red brick design. This high quality membrane was waterproof and UV resistant, able to provide superb protection from rain, wind and sun. Supporting posts were made from hot dipped galvanized steel, resistant to rain, salt corrosion and rust.

The end result was a light and airy looking shade structure. Students could now wait outside in comfort for their friends or parents, whatever the weather!

For over 60 years Mulders have been providing schools and child care centres with a wide range of shade sail solutions. Mulders is a prominent member of the industry body for Canvas products and manufactures sails on-site to quality standards in their 1500m2 factory. All their products can be seen on-line at

November 2008.
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