Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures Inc. Saint Louis, MO

Project Details

Fabric 1

Monotec 370
Producer: Pro-Knit Industries Pty Ltd (Australia)
Supplier: Value Vinyls

Design Name
Bob Graeler

Design Company
Chesterfield Valley Nursery

Fabrication Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Project Manager Name
Brian Moriarty

Project Manager Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Installation Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc.

Please describe the project specifications

A custom backyard tension shade sail canopy, size is 30’ x 23’6” and the fabric is Value Vinyls Monotec 370 Series Sand FR. There are 5 steel posts 8” in diameter and ranging from 10’-15’ in height. They are powder coated black, anchored to concrete piers and surrounded by concrete block with a stone façade. The structure is designed and engineered to support snow loads and remains in place year round.

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

The resident wanted an eye catching custom design created to enhance the backyard patio area and provide shade during the heat of the day. The Monotec 370 Shadecloth Series was chosen because of its resistance to UV rays and provides consistent protection to people and property in the harsh climate elements.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The unique design of the tension shade system was created with Monotec 370 fabric which can provide the longest span between posts to create endless design options.

What were the results of the project?

The client is thankful to now have shade protection while entertaining guests and enjoying the outdoors on his patio. He was impressed at the design of the sail structure and how well it blended in with his patio and existing façade stone pillars.

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