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Project value 


On-site build time  

Thirteen weeks

Project collaborators  

Future Shade 

Subcontract installers  

Building dimensions 

18m x 32m x 5.5m high

Merriang Special Development School


Future Shade PTY LTD supplies shade roofing solutions for the commercial and domestic sectors in Victoria. 

The brief 

Future Shade was approached by the school to provide a new shade solution over an existing basketball court. Being faded and in need of repair, the basketball court needed refreshing to fulfil the aim of providing a covered learning space to be used all year round. The shade structure needed to be safe for children and low maintenance. 

Our scope and build details 

  • Structural steel drawings, engineering certification and computations.
  • Structural concrete engineering including raft slab design for office.
  • 3D structural/shop steel drawings
  • Fabricated hot dipped galvanised steel package.
  • Purlins.
  • External steel cladding. 
  • Guttering and above ground rainwater system.
  • Skylights.
basketball court cover

Challenges and solutions 

Access to the ball court cover was limited with the main access point being a natural low lying area where rainwater accumulates due to incorrect existing drainage. To overcome this issue, a temporary driveway of crushed rock was laid to allow for easy traffic flow. 

At the point of excavation, the installers found a thick layer of rock which stopped all works. Future Shade contracted a local rock drilling company to core drill the rock, allowing the project to continue on schedule. 

We worked with Future Shade to meet the school's handover date, allowing new trades onsite to complete the surrounding synthetic turf works. 

sports court cover

Client testimonial

"Another smooth project with CSB, we look forward to working with you on the next one, the school was thrilled with their new covered outdoor learning area ( COLA ) and praised all workers onsite for their professionalism and attention to detail."

- Darrin Cooper,  Future Shade 

MSDS ball court cover
ball court cover