Meet Us at the R + T Trade Fair

CARAVITA Big Ben Parasol with light and heating
See parasol Big Ben at the R + T Trade Fair in Spring 2018

From 27th February until 3rd March we will exhibit our most popular sun shades and sun sails at one of the world’s leading trade fairs for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems.

One of the bestsellers that you will be able to experience live is commercal parasol Big Ben. It was was created especially for the requirements of hospitality and contract business. No compromises when it comes to quick and easy operation, versatile options and accessories as well as its robust construction. Offering spacious coverage for multiple table settings and several seating groupings, the Big Ben commercial parasol is the perfect resort or restaurant shade solution. With a diameter width expanding up to 7m the Big Ben becomes a fixture in any setting.

The optional fitting with lights and heaters makes Big Ben one of the most popular choices for hospitality businesses. Therefore we will demonstrate how our strut lights Elegance as well as our SOLAMAGIC heaters can be attached and operated.

As part of our Big Ben collection, we will also present our newest parasol, Big Ben Freestyle, which was introduced in 2017. This new parasol allows customers to freely choose the form and size of their sun shade, creating unique shading solutions for spaces that require a highly customized parasol.

Parasol Supremo boasts the clever Easy-Lift-Balance-System, opening smoother and faster than other parasols. Two sets of struts provide extraordinary durability and enable impressive sizes of up to Ø6m! Whether used in the hospitality sector, at the pool, in the garden, on the terrace or in kindergartens and other public facilities – Supremo is always a great choice. Convince yourself of its advantages at the R + T trade fair.

The fourth parasol CARAVITA will exhibit is the cantilever umbrella Amalfi. Its clever construction creates even more room for tables and chairs and ensures that the shaded area does not wander as the parasol can be rotated by 360°.

R + T world trade fair logo

Would you like to get to know our products or are you already a CARAVITA fan who wants to discover our newest parasols? Meet us at the R + T Trade Fair in Stuttgart in hall 6 stall C12!

TEMPOTESTSTAR FR – The all-round solution for fire resistant sun protection

To follow fire safety regulations is of great significance in all kind of gathering places. Fire resistant sun protection can be a particularly challenging topic for restaurant owners, trade show exhibitors, event managers and many more. But also in the private sector fire protection gets more and more important.

The fabric collection of low flammability TEMPOTESTSTAR FR made by PÀRA is a reliable possibility. It is labeled with the renowned fire protection class B1.

The fabric collection is available for the CARAVITA parasols Primus, Samara, Supremo, Big Ben, Amalfi, Belvedere  as well as for Home Comfort sun sails. TEMPOTESTSTAR FR is available in many different colours.

Fire resistant sun protection has never been so easy – TEMPOTESTSTAR FR made by PÀRA is the ultimate all-round solution for reliable fire protection.

CARAVITA sun sail All Season – The solution for large and permanent installations

Summer has arrived! Nice and sunny days want to be enjoyed. But with the high temperatures comes the desire for shade. With the CARAVITA sun sail All Season we now offer you a solution on which you can rely during the whole season.

All Season sun sails are not only for protection against wind and weather (snow loads excluded), they are also the best choice for shading very large areas of up to 75 m². The edges of the sun sail with a length of up to 8 meters have a Ø 6 mm stainless steel cable inside. Although the solid HDPE-Tentmesh is permeable for water and air, it still protects against up to 98% of the UV-rays.

All Season protects you against the sun all over the year and therefore is the right choice for permanent installations. This extremely robust construction has a massive stainless steel three-way-turnbuckle for fixation in the corners.

The nessessities in sails.. sun sails that is….

Sunsails allow  endless options for uniquely designed outdoor spaces.  Designers, architects or creative garden designers create sculptural masterpieces with each sail.

The difference in a standard shade canopies and perfecting the installation of a sun sail, is proper instruction and experience. It is absolutely essential to provide the proper declination point when installing a shade sail, no matter the size.  This allows for proper water drainage. Attachment points to walled structures or posts are critical in insuring proper water drainage and wind resistance. A  good installation requires know how and an experience.

Skilled installers are able to quickly access each project and engineer the proper declination of the shades. Additionally, installers will have to take into consideration the substructure of the walled surface to provide a stable support.  A skilled installer  is not only able to solve those problems but also is aware of the correct attachment options to different surfaces, even brick facades.

The result, the perfect sun sail installation that will last for many years.  Pictures are providede by ROLLADEN NÜSING in Münster.

For more of sun protection find dealers in your area: http://www.caravita.eu

Sun protection has never been more important

With over 2 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year it becomes imperative we think about protection. From restaurant terraces to our schools playgrounds, providing a shade has never been more important.  Both Dickson- Constant and Sattler provide awning and marine grade fabrics that provide up to 80 % UV protection.  Ever really understood how long it takes to get a sunburn? Take a look at the UV Protection Calculator, you’ll be amazed at the results…

Schools and communities are starting to take a stand and provide public areas with shade coverage. Take a look at some of these installations.

Public swimming pool  AQUASUN in Kösching was supported by Caravita.

Caravita´s Big Ben outdoor umbrella.

Sun sails are excellent protective elements for the playgrounds. With a simple use of a pulley system, sails are easily detached when not in use or end of season.  For use year round, consider using a permeable yet UV protected sun sail sun sail which still allows for protection and water drainage.

More information to the correct installation is to see at: http://www.caravita.eu

Sun sail installation at local Oberkochem childrens playground. Provided by our partners at  RAUMAUSSTATTUNG KAUFMANN.

Sail Away in the shade

Got Sails on your mind… We Do..

Sun Sail in Greece
Sun Sail for playground in Greece

Sun sails have become extremely popular over the past few years, and we are seeing an even more trend here in the US. What has been known as a contemporary, architectural element across Europe is now becoming ever more popular here in the US.

Why? They offer a versatile shade solution to smaller spaces. From apartments, terraces to expansive backyards, a sun sail can offer an airy yet functional element to your garden-scape.

So how can sun sails be incorporated into the landscape? Design a shape (triangular being the most commonly) , then choose your points of attachment. Sun sails can be attached to walls or free standing poles. the open feeling gives amble amount of shade without cumbersome cranks and levers or even heavy awnings. Sails can be easily removed for temporary use or be left out during your warm weather season. One of the most common challenges is water and wind. To overcome these obstacles, make sure that the sails always have a pitch of at least 30% decline and when measuring for your sail, make sure you have exact dimensions.Having a well structured sun sail can last for many years if properly installed.

There are so many options with sun sails, so pick a fabric that fits  your needs, awning fabrics offer optimum shade coverage and water resistance, mesh fabrics offer the shade and UV protection but may not offer the water resistance factor. So if your space can’t accommodate a large patio umbrella or you don’t want to go to the expense of a custom awning, that can easily be dated. Sun sails bring that sculptural element to any garden-scape.