From Vision to Reality: The Process of Installing Steel Shade Structures

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Aug 2, 2023 8:38:13 AM

At Enviroclass, we take great pride in turning visions into reality by delivering top-notch steel shade structures for education and recreational projects. Whether it's creating covered outdoor learning areas, playgrounds, sports arenas, or other spaces, our installation process ensures a seamless transition from the arrival of materials to the final touches. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps we take, from digging footings to innovative installation methods like the 'Roof Lift.'

Step 1: Materials Arrival and Site Preparation

- The process commences with the arrival of high-quality steel and roofing materials at the project site.

- Our team thoroughly prepares the site, ensuring proper measurements and markings for the installation process to begin.

Step 2: Footings Excavation and Pouring

- Depending on the project's size and complexity, footings are carefully dug and poured to establish a solid foundation.

- For larger structures, such as those ranging from 50m2 to 8000m2+, specialised techniques and equipment may be employed.

Step 3: Structural Steel Placement

- The structural steel components are lifted and carefully positioned in place by our experienced team.

- This step requires precision and expertise, especially when faced with challenging site constraints or surroundings.

Step 4: Roofing Material Installation

- Once the structural steel is in place, the roofing material is lifted and fixed securely, providing protection from the elements.

- Our attention to detail ensures a weather-resistant and aesthetically pleasing roof for the shade structure.

Step 5: Final Finishes, Flashings and Rainwater Goods

- To ensure a polished and complete look, our team adds final finishes, including flashings and rainwater goods.

- These elements not only enhance the structure's appearance but also improve its functionality by managing rainwater effectively.

Step 6: Services Connections

- Our professionals handle essential services connections, such as electrical wiring, lighting, and stormwater drainage.

- This ensures that the shade structure is equipped to meet the specific needs of the project, be it an outdoor learning area or a sports arena.

Innovative Installation Method: The 'Roof Lift'

- In open areas with sufficient crane access, we offer the cutting-edge 'Roof Lift' installation method, pioneered by our partner company, Entegra.

- With the 'Roof Lift,' the entire roof, including roofing sheets and gutters, is assembled on the ground.

- Using a crane, the fully constructed roof is then lifted vertically into position, while the columns swing into place.

- This method streamlines the installation process, saving time and minimising disruption to the surrounding environment.

Entegra Curved Structure Roof Lift
Roof lift in action

At Enviroclass, the installation of steel shade structures is a meticulous and innovative process, bringing our clients' visions to life. From digging footings to employing advanced methods like the 'Roof Lift,' our experienced team ensures that every project is executed to perfection. The result is a range of exceptional steel-framed buildings that cater to unique requirements, providing covered spaces for education, recreation, and various outdoor activities. With our commitment to quality and craftsmanship, we continue to deliver shading solutions that stand the test of time.

  1. Materials Arrival and Site Preparation
  2. Footings Excavations and Pouring
  3. Structural Steel Placement
  4. Roofing Material Installation
  5. Final Finishes, Flashings and Rainwater Goods
  6. Services Connections