The future of flexible shade

The future of flexible shade

In New Zealand, we love to harness light and heat from a north-facing aspect. But if we’re not careful, that sun trap can turn into a glass house when fixed coverings are used to create shelter in an outdoor space, for example...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

In New Zealand we love to harness light and heat from a north-facing aspect. But if we’re not careful, that sun trap can turn into a glass house when fixed coverings are used to create shelter in an outdoor space, for example.

The key to the optimal sun-versus-shade ratio is flexibility, says NuRange’s Nick Suckling, and this is a major benefit of the versatile Wave Shade product, which retracts away when not needed.

“Because they’re not fixed, you can extend them as you need to and retract them away again,” says Nick. “They also look stylish; the roman shade design has a unique soft look and it floats in the wind and looks really attractive.”

Wave Shade is always custom made to fit a space and can be attached to an existing structure, pergola, house or overheard structure, otherwise if there is no existing structure it can go between two buildings.

The shade slides on two wire cables that are tensioned from end to end, making it an incredibly light weight system with “no moving parts to go wrong”.

Most of the shades are made using a woven shade fabric, and they all use aluminium bars with stainless steel components.

The latest fabric development means there’s now an acoustic fabric option that’s made from a mesh that’s designed to dampen noise. This acoustic option has been used in offices and restaurants and is an attractive option for acoustic dampening at a lower price-point than traditional acoustic panelling. It’s also light weight so it’s very easy to install.

“We have got a job on at the moment, it’s a big café in a brand new build and the architect has drawn it in to the design to dampen noise because the space has a very high ceiling.”

Wave Shade has also been a popular option for outdoor shade at cafes, restaurants and vineyards because it sits at a price point four times lower than retractable roof systems making it a cost-effective option for those wanting an accessible and flexible shade option.

Nick says NuRange can supply designers with architectural drawings so they can design Wave Shade into their plans, whether for acoustics or shade.

The shade system requires minimal upkeep and only needs to be cleaned every six months to keep the stainless steel in good condition, or once a year with a chemical wash or a light waterblast – the same way you’d clean the outside of a house.

Different fabric systems are currently under development: “We are working on a waterproof option – we have to make sure it doesn’t hold water on top – it is an option that’s in the pipeline,” says Nick.

The latest application of the product is under outdoor glass or clear polycarbonate canopies that had originally been designed for outdoor living space, but had been unusable, because “they’re just too hot - we’ve installed Wave Shade underneath to block the light and heat.”

 

Want to know more about creating the optimum sound system in your project? Be sure to visit Wave Shade on ArchiPro today or contact the Dargaville office to learn more.  

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The future of flexible shade

In New Zealand, we love to harness light and heat from a north-facing aspect. But if we’re not careful, that sun trap can turn into a glass house when fixed coverings are used to create shelter in an outdoor space, for example...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

In New Zealand we love to harness light and heat from a north-facing aspect. But if we’re not careful, that sun trap can turn into a glass house when fixed coverings are used to create shelter in an outdoor space, for example.

The key to the optimal sun-versus-shade ratio is flexibility, says NuRange’s Nick Suckling, and this is a major benefit of the versatile Wave Shade product, which retracts away when not needed.

“Because they’re not fixed, you can extend them as you need to and retract them away again,” says Nick. “They also look stylish; the roman shade design has a unique soft look and it floats in the wind and looks really attractive.”

Wave Shade is always custom made to fit a space and can be attached to an existing structure, pergola, house or overheard structure, otherwise if there is no existing structure it can go between two buildings.

The shade slides on two wire cables that are tensioned from end to end, making it an incredibly light weight system with “no moving parts to go wrong”.

Most of the shades are made using a woven shade fabric, and they all use aluminium bars with stainless steel components.

The latest fabric development means there’s now an acoustic fabric option that’s made from a mesh that’s designed to dampen noise. This acoustic option has been used in offices and restaurants and is an attractive option for acoustic dampening at a lower price-point than traditional acoustic panelling. It’s also light weight so it’s very easy to install.

“We have got a job on at the moment, it’s a big café in a brand new build and the architect has drawn it in to the design to dampen noise because the space has a very high ceiling.”

Wave Shade has also been a popular option for outdoor shade at cafes, restaurants and vineyards because it sits at a price point four times lower than retractable roof systems making it a cost-effective option for those wanting an accessible and flexible shade option.

Nick says NuRange can supply designers with architectural drawings so they can design Wave Shade into their plans, whether for acoustics or shade.

The shade system requires minimal upkeep and only needs to be cleaned every six months to keep the stainless steel in good condition, or once a year with a chemical wash or a light waterblast – the same way you’d clean the outside of a house.

Different fabric systems are currently under development: “We are working on a waterproof option – we have to make sure it doesn’t hold water on top – it is an option that’s in the pipeline,” says Nick.

The latest application of the product is under outdoor glass or clear polycarbonate canopies that had originally been designed for outdoor living space, but had been unusable, because “they’re just too hot - we’ve installed Wave Shade underneath to block the light and heat.”

 

Want to know more about creating the optimum sound system in your project? Be sure to visit Wave Shade on ArchiPro today or contact the Dargaville office to learn more.  

Wave Shade

Retractable Wave Shade  Introducing Wave Shade, another premium product from NuRange, the leading provider of shade products to dealers and installers nationwide. ...

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The future of flexible shade

In New Zealand, we love to harness light and heat from a north-facing aspect. But if we’re not careful, that sun trap can turn into a glass house when fixed coverings are used to create shelter in an outdoor space, for example...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

In New Zealand we love to harness light and heat from a north-facing aspect. But if we’re not careful, that sun trap can turn into a glass house when fixed coverings are used to create shelter in an outdoor space, for example.

The key to the optimal sun-versus-shade ratio is flexibility, says NuRange’s Nick Suckling, and this is a major benefit of the versatile Wave Shade product, which retracts away when not needed.

“Because they’re not fixed, you can extend them as you need to and retract them away again,” says Nick. “They also look stylish; the roman shade design has a unique soft look and it floats in the wind and looks really attractive.”

Wave Shade is always custom made to fit a space and can be attached to an existing structure, pergola, house or overheard structure, otherwise if there is no existing structure it can go between two buildings.

The shade slides on two wire cables that are tensioned from end to end, making it an incredibly light weight system with “no moving parts to go wrong”.

Most of the shades are made using a woven shade fabric, and they all use aluminium bars with stainless steel components.

The latest fabric development means there’s now an acoustic fabric option that’s made from a mesh that’s designed to dampen noise. This acoustic option has been used in offices and restaurants and is an attractive option for acoustic dampening at a lower price-point than traditional acoustic panelling. It’s also light weight so it’s very easy to install.

“We have got a job on at the moment, it’s a big café in a brand new build and the architect has drawn it in to the design to dampen noise because the space has a very high ceiling.”

Wave Shade has also been a popular option for outdoor shade at cafes, restaurants and vineyards because it sits at a price point four times lower than retractable roof systems making it a cost-effective option for those wanting an accessible and flexible shade option.

Nick says NuRange can supply designers with architectural drawings so they can design Wave Shade into their plans, whether for acoustics or shade.

The shade system requires minimal upkeep and only needs to be cleaned every six months to keep the stainless steel in good condition, or once a year with a chemical wash or a light waterblast – the same way you’d clean the outside of a house.

Different fabric systems are currently under development: “We are working on a waterproof option – we have to make sure it doesn’t hold water on top – it is an option that’s in the pipeline,” says Nick.

The latest application of the product is under outdoor glass or clear polycarbonate canopies that had originally been designed for outdoor living space, but had been unusable, because “they’re just too hot - we’ve installed Wave Shade underneath to block the light and heat.”

 

Want to know more about creating the optimum sound system in your project? Be sure to visit Wave Shade on ArchiPro today or contact the Dargaville office to learn more.  

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