Kurri Kurri TAFE



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Kurri Kurri TAFE

Kurri Kurri, NSW Australia

October 2017

Mehler F1 Nano 700 PVC architectural fabric (white)

Polyedge Structure

Hot Dipped Galvanised, Industrial Coated


Shade to Order

Shade to Order

Shade to Order

An outdoor dining area can be transformed using one of our waterproof polyedge shade structures. Designed, manufactured and installed by Shade to Order, this tension membrane structure has provided Kurri TAFE’s students, staff and guests with a warm, dry and alfresco dining experience overlooking the vines.

Located at the gateway to the Hunter Valley Vineyards this area receives high winds and hot weather at times. An engineered tension membrane structure was required and will endure all weather events and last decades. Its state-of-the-art design allows the structure to be skilfully attached to the existing building with natural drainage.

It’s three-dimensional design and steel columns combined with the highest quality architectural fabric has maximised Kurri TAFE’s outdoor dining potential and provided their clientele with outstanding protection from the elements.  Shade To Orders design is a natural extension and complementation of the existing building.

The use of one continuous membrane skin although more complicated during installation, gives exceptionally higher weather and visual performance than attempting to link separate structures together. The translucency of the fabric has still allowed for an abundance of natural light, keeping lighting and electrical costs to a minimum.

This stunning shade sail structure has a 20-year warranty and is manufactured from the highest quality PVC fabric, hot dipped galvanised and industrial coated steel for ultra-corrosive protection.

This outdoor awning with the application of heaters, is keeping Kurri TAFE’s clients warmer in the winter months, cooler in the summer months and dry all year round.