Vortex 2.8m + 4.2m Square, 4 x 3m Rectangular Parasols

£4,325.00 incl. VAT where applicable

The Vortex Parasol is a UK manufactured, ultra strong parasol, designed by specialists to suit the needs of the UK climate. A remarkably inexpensive way to offer all year outside shelter and shade, the Vortex is the strongest parasol available on the market today and will out perform all awnings.

  • Waterproof, fire retardant canopy
  • Wind tunnel tested to Windforce 11
  • 5 year limited warranty on wind resistance to 60mph
  • BS certified to BS EN13782:2005 for parasol strength
  • Installed all over UK, from the Channel Islands to NW coast of Scotland
  • Installed in USA, Caribbean, Scandinavia, India, and mainland Europe

“The forecast was for Gale Force 8. We trusted the quality of the Vortex and left them open. Next morning all was well – even though the wind had been recorded at Storm Force 10.” Bob M, St Peter Port, Guernsey

“We pleased with the parasol and solamagic heat and light. We bought in Jan 2008 and have never had to take the parasol down or replace anything” Richard G, Beccles, Suffolk Nov 2011

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The Benefits of Vortex

  • Provides ALL YEAR outdoor shade/shelter, giving you maximum use for your outlay
  • Minimises the chance of wind damage to a parasol – avoiding repair/replacement costs
  • Virtually maintenance free and requiring almost no day-to-day management
  • Remains removable – you can close and remove the Vortex if you need to
  • Peace of mind – avoids the hassle of shortlived, weaker jumbo parasol brands
  • Remarkably inexpensive compared to a fixed structure
  • Eye catching, contemporary design with brand promotion printing available

Product Specification

  • Available in 2.8 or 4.2m Square, and **NEW 4x3m Rectangle
  • 316 stainless steel frame – far stronger than aluminium
  • Pole diameter 76.2mm with 3mm wall thickness
  • Main strut diameter 42.4mm with 2m wall thickness
  • Supporting strut diameter 38mm with 1.5mm wall thickness
  • Supreme quality, fire retardant, waterproof 6002 Ferrari STAM PVC canopy
  • Side sheets, and guttering available to link side-by-side parasols

Canopy Colours and Printing

  • White canopy colour is standard – kept in stock
  • 40 x Special order colour options are available with approx 4 week lead time – please call for a quote (price depends on the number of parasols)
  • High quality printing of company or brand logos also available – please call for details

Fully Integrated Heat & Light Bundles

Our Solamagic heat and light components are the best on the market – built to last, like the Vortex itself

  • highly efficient, infra red radiation that heats up a surface NOT the air
  • noiseless and odour free
  • easy to install
  • up to 5,000 hrs of lamp life
  • IP 24 rated
  • excellent quality materials and finish

Electrical cabling runs inside the parasol frame and into the parasol base. The connection to a power source is customers’ responsibility. The system requires RCD protection and we recommend using a qualified electrician.

  • Bundle for 2.8m Square
    • 4 x 50W mast mounted Solamagic halogen spot lights
    • 2 x 1.5kW Solamagic heater, with hirschmann plub, cable and velcro bracket
    • 1 x Mast mounted electric hub for connecting up to 4 heaters
    • 2 x 2m cabling to apex included, fitted to the frame
  • Bundle for 4.2m Square and 4x3m Rectangle
    • 4 x 50W mast mounted Solamagic halogen spot lights
    • 4 x 1.5kW Solamagic heater, with hirschmann plub, cable and velcro bracket
    • 1 x Mast mounted electric hub for connecting up to 4 heaters
    • 2 x 2m cabling to apex included, fitted to the frame

Lower price point heat and light options are available on application

External Fit (“Retro Fit”) Electrics (where cables run on the outside of the parasol frame) are available on application


Base Options & Installation

Inground base gives optimum stability and requires a concrete footing in which the base is set;

  • 2.8m sq 0.8m3 footing;
  • 4.2m sq/4x3m rec 1.0m3 footing.
  • The best option for heat & light.

Deckplate secures the parasol with bolts to an existing solid surface – size: 800mm x 800m x 10mm.

Free standing base provides a heavyweight base that is not secured to the ground

  • with slabs, 957kg, size 810x810x595mm
  • stainless steel cover can be added to your base below – 316 marine grade brushed stainless steel to go over the base and slabs above. NB Wooden covering in image not included

We provide full instructions on how to install the parasol and will happily work with your electrician on the electrical fitting if required.

Size 2.8m 4.2m 4.0×3.0m
Shape Square  Square  Rectangle 
Pole Diameter 76.2mm 76.2mm 76.2mm
Head Clearance 2100mm 2270mm 2270mm
Total Height 3200mm 3800mm 3600mm
Shade Area 7.4m2 17.64m2 12m2

FREE UK mainland delivery (excluding Scottish Highlands)

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