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Tradewinds Aluzone 2.7m x 3.5m Rectangle Parasol

Dear Tony

Thankyou for your enquiry just now. Attached are the full dimensions on the parasol and an image of the pulley system with the hub on the wooden parasols but the Aluzone is the same principle. Here is a link to the Tradewinds Aluzone Parasol – Rectangle

The dimensions on the 60kg stone granite base is 600 x 600mm x 80mm. As I said, in terms of wind resistance you are best off with a fixed base to avoid the parasol blowing over. In your exposed position, you will need to “wind manage” any parasol you have. Common sense rules apply: close the parasols when you are not around or when the wind is gutting too much. Please note that no parasol manufacturer will warranty against wind damage as this is seen as the responsibility of the user since wind behaves so differently in different locations.

The Tradewinds Aluzone Parasols are good quality, strong parasols – single pole, no tilt or rotation in order to maximise strength.

We currently have stock so delivery would be a few days from confirmed order and payment.

Best wishes

Claire

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Special offer Parasols

Q Interested in your special offer as advertised for 1 3.5m umbrella for our decking project. I would like to see more of the product before a purchase. Do you have any more product literature or a stockist in the Midlands? Thanks Chris S

A Hi Christian, thanks for your enquiry. I think you mean the Shademaker Sirius parasols ? These are not stocked around the country, I’m afraid, but only available online so far as I am aware. Attached is the brochure which gives more details. The Sirius is a good quality parasol and closes away neatly against the centre post. The fabric details are listed at the back of the catalogue. If you would like more advice, please let me know. If you are in a particularly windy location, I would go for the Shademaker Orion parasol which has a rigid arm that is stronger. The downside of course, that with strength, you reduce flexibility and the parasol canopy does not pack away against the centre pole. The Orion details are also in the catalogue.

NB Please treat the wind tunnel testing results in the catalogue with caution. They are a guide only. Wind tunnel tests are not the same as wind resistance in a real world location where local topography/ gusting etc causes wind to behave very differently. For this reason, no parasol warranty will ever cover wind damage which is considered the responsibility of the user. Common sense rules apply – ie close it when you are not around or when the wind is getting too much. A cantilever parasol, due to its off set engineering is more susceptible to wind than a centre post parasol and in a mobile base can get blown over, although this base is very heavy to protect against this.!

Best wishes

Claire