Available in a wide choice of shapes and sizes and can be configured as a single, double or in multiple (Quad) canopy parasols. The Single, Duo and Quad models are all supported from one mast, enabling large and unfettered areas of shade and weather protection.
Smaller Terrafirma singles are available with 92x92 laminated Iroko timber masts with the larger sizes – Duos and Quads using our 142x142 laminated Iroko timber masts. These are UK machined and glue laminated to a central aluminium core from the same materials we select for our premium Nautica range.
Each mast is carefully sanded and then professionally treated with several coats of a water based satin finish.
Mindful of cost where many parasols are needed; e.g., coastal Resorts, Hotels, Golf Courses, amusement parks and myriad other sites – a primary aim of the Terrafirma design has been the focus on simple, precision, and repeatable manufacture. The more accurate we make the design and components, the easier and faster it can be assembled in our UK workshops. We also set out to ensure many common components throughout the range. This equates to volume manufacture; in turn, lower costs to our commercial customers.
Form and function are at the core of all ShadeArt parasol designs. They must be strong, elegant, and functional. The Terrafirma range of commercial umbrellas, meet all these criteria. They are robust, durable & corrosion resistant and especially beautiful.
The range is ideal for the commercial operator – they are easy to use and low maintenance. A key benefit to commercial operators will be the life expectancy. With proper care and maintenance, we believe the Terrafirma and all ShadeArt parasols will outlast any similar umbrella available on the world market today. Terrafirma canopy patterns are designed so they can be shared across both side and centre post models. This versatility allows us to carry a range of colours and sizes in stock.
Terrafirma hubs are all machined from a solid hi strength aluminium billet, then marine anodised to ensure they remain corrosion free. Each uses our unique stainless “push pin” hub design which means easy assembly and no screws or nuts to fall out or come loose in the wind.
Terrafirma shares the custom designed stainless Nautica winch, which is purpose made for the parasol range. Pop the handle into the winch and wind open or close. Then remove and stow the winder to prevent big or little hands from unwanted tampering.
In strong winds or for winter storage – with the Bayonet option fitted - simply lift and turn the canopy 90 degrees and pop it down from the boom. Detach the sister clips and stow the canopy. Similarly, with the standard stainless clip system, undo 4 bolts and lower the wigwam. This prolongs the life of your parasol.
The Terrafirma range is available in matching side and centre post and plain or louvered canopies. 2017 will see the launch of a range with glass fibre reinforced end fittings and a unique push pin stainless hub system. These initiatives will enable strength like its aluminium counterpart but with lighter weight.
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At SHADEmakers UK, we take considerable pride in our sales and after care service. We strive to provide clients with ongoing service long after their purchase. We are still supplying clients with spares and tailoring canopies for parasols we sold 15 years ago...our UK team are capable of servicing, repairing, and refurbishing anything we sell. Try us.