Conics and Umbrellas

Custom Umbrella structures

If you need to create a weather-proofed environment at cafe’s or public spaces, you need to speak to Light Weight Structures Architectural Solutions

Light Weight Structures has reinvented the architectural umbrella. Our umbrellas are fully customized to meet our client’s exact requirements in size, shape and engineered design. With colour and branding potential our custom designs are perfect for cafes, restaurants, resorts and sporting applications, commercial building and quality residential projects. We design and engineer the umbrella to suit the individual requirements for the project. The shape of the canopy can be as unique as you desire. This form of custom tensile structure is cost effective.

Custom Architectural Umbrella’s for Cafes and Restaurants

Light Weight Structures has reinvented the architectural umbrella. We offer clients a cost effective custom designed structure to exactly suit their project requirements. We understand that the purpose of roof cover at a restaurant is to provide shade or weather protection for patrons. We recognize that space is a restaurants most valuable commodity, and that an eye catching street profile is an essential design element.

We don’t take one-size fits all approach

For each project we identify how we can most efficiently maximize the free span under canopy space.

Our umbrellas use the conic form. Every structure is cost effectively customized to meet our client’s exact requirements in size, shape and engineered design.

Colour and Branding Potential

With colour and branding potential our custom designs are perfect for cafes, restaurants, resorts and sporting applications, commercial building and quality residential projects. We design and engineer the umbrella to suit the individual requirements for the project. The shape of the canopy can be as unique as you desire. This form of custom tensile structure is cost effective.

Popular forms for Cafes and Restaurants

For cafes and restaurants our most popular form of customized umbrella are configurations of multiple sidearm umbrellas with conjoined fabric canopies.

This architectural form looks great and allows for seamless coverage and open space; the side arms are positioned on the perimeter of the space. Up lighting the canopy provides an excellent visual effect at night, misting, heating and drop down clear curtains can be included in the umbrella configuration to create a cost effective ambient space.

We offer both custom engineered side post umbrellas and custom engineered center post umbrellas.

Centre post

Centre post umbrellas are available with either square hexagonal or octagonal configurations up to 32 feet (9.5 mts) in size.

Side Post Umbrellas

Side post umbrellas are designed to maximize the available area beneath the canopy fabric of the umbrella. A side post umbrella is a cantilevered umbrella with the underneath portion free of support columns allowing greater use of space.

Benefits of side post umbrella structures

  • Side post umbrellas offer total free space under the canopy fabric
  • Cantilevered umbrellas only have a single support column
  • Can be installed in multiple configurations
  • PVC, PTFE or Knitted Shade Cloth
  • Easy installation