Protect your investments. Protective canopies are the perfect long-term solution for protecting crops, orchards and vehicles from the harsh and unpredictable Australian weather.
Key benefits of protective canopies:
- UV damage protection
- Hail and storm protection
- Pest and bird protection
- Reduce evaporation
At Absolute Trade Supplies we have the knowledge and the resources to provide practical canopy solutions. Netting, cables, anchors, clips and more; Absolute Trade Supplies manufactures and distributes the components needed to build strong, cost-effective canopies.
Canopies come in all shapes and sizes and are custom built to suit each situation. We can work with you to make your canopy a reality, contact us today for more information about our protective canopy solutions.
What can you expect when constructing a protective canopy? Keep reading to get a better idea of the components and construction.
Abshade Hail net
If hail protection is a priority then consider using Hail Net. Hail net is typically used for pitch canopies to protect orchards and crops. The pitch structure allows hail to roll down the surface of the canopy and fall harmlessly between the rows of protected trees. The pitch design prevents hail from gathering on the net, preventing stretching and breakage.
Quad Protect and Hex Protect
Strong, durable protection from sun, pests and hail. Quad Protect and Hex Protect are commonly used for large scale canopies. Built of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Monofilament with a Raschel Warp Knitted construction. The strong main weave is complemented by the extra filaments crossing over the aperture, boosting coverage. Four filaments cross over the aperture in the Quad Protect and Six filaments cross over in the Hex Protect. Multiple apertures are available ranging from 8mm to 28mm, providing solutions for various needs.
Anchors are driven into the ground, anchoring the canopy. Anchors are comprised of an anchor head, anchor rod and a half nut. The anchor is first assembled, then driven into the ground by machine, leaving only the top section of the rod exposed. Once the anchor is secure, either a single or double thimble is attached to the exposed rod. The thimble is used to connect the cable to the anchor.
Galvanised Steel Cable
Galvanised steel cable is strung from pole to pole across the entire canopy, terminating at the anchors.
Galvanised Spring Steel
Spring Steel is woven through the reinforced edges of the fabric. The spring steel is connected to the cable using netting clips. Connecting the fabric directly to the cable can cause stretching and wear in the fabric, reducing the strength of the canopy.
Used to connect spring steel to cables, holding the netting in place.
Galvanised Steel Splices
Splices are used to terminate and secure cables and spring steel. Splices can be used to connect cables end to end, terminate cables at a tieback connection and secure cables at intersections. Splices have a powdered glass coating to increase grip.
Omega sleeves are used to secure netting directly to a cable along the edges of a canopy.
Aluminium Snap Channel and Wiggle Wire
Originally designed for securing greenhouse films, Aluminium Snap Channel and Wiggle Wire also have a purpose in protective canopy construction. Snap channelling can be attached to an outer pole and used to terminate side netting. Simply pull the netting over the channelling and insert the wiggle wire, over the fabric, into the channelling; tightening the netting as you work the wire into the channel. Not only does this product simplify installation, but it also makes repairs and tightening easy too!
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