One of Instashade’s most recent and exciting projects saw our team taking a trip to the beautiful seaport city of Waterford, Ireland, the country’s oldest city. We worked alongside Waterford City Council with the expansion and revival of the city’s hospitality sector through the installation of our centre post parasols. These parasols have already allowed residents and tourists alike to make the most of the city’s beer gardens, terraces and alfresco dining culture in the many bars, restaurants, and cafes that Waterford has to offer. These outdoor areas can now be used throughout the winter and continuing into the warmer months ahead. Whether you’re out to dinner with the family, having your morning cappuccino or perhaps meeting friends for a glass of wine after work, the development has allowed the hospitality industry in Waterford to maximise clientele footfall and given the local business the facilities to offer sheltered and stylish outdoor space for their customers all year round, whatever the weather. Investment from Waterford council saw nearly 40 parasols from our range fitted around the city. The parasols chosen were Instashade’s most popular centre post model – the Nova. While the parasols are available in a variety of colours including pistachio, slate or smoked tweed (and can even be adorned with personalised company branding), the council opted for a range of sizes in our classic and subtle ‘Natural’ canvas colour. The high-end Nova is specifically designed for industrial or commercial purposes and offers a long lasting and robust shelter for any outside environment. These premium parasols offer a super stylish feel and work as a superb, high-quality focal point for any commercial outdoor space, providing an area for entertainment that is not only durable but extremely flexible. The Nova parasol is an absolute must for making the most comfortable and chic area for dining and socialising no matter what the weather. 3 Reasons To Choose The Nova Parasol 1. Flexibility The Nova offers maximum flexibility for any business wishing to maximise use of their outdoor space. Firstly, the Nova is available as a permanent or a non-permanent installation providing you with the option to make use of it all year or simply reap the benefits of it for specific events and occasions. And with a range of five different sizes, you can be sure there are options to fit your needs. The Nova also provides seasonal and climate flexibility, the strong water repellent and UV-resistant canopy will give you the protection you and your business needs, come rain or shine. The parasol comes with a whole host of optional extras too, including lighting and 1.5kw UK manufactured infrared heating elements to provide maximum comfort in cold weather as well as optional remote or timer heating switches. Or should the heavens open, optional side sheets are available for ultimate shelter maximisation. 2. Durability One of the biggest selling points of the Nova is that it is tough across the board. The low maintenance and long-life design are backed up by the data. The post shaft and frame are made from fully corrosion resistant marine-grade materials, the hardwearing canvas is made of corrosion resistant acrylic, offering you unbeatable strength. Not only that, but the solution dyed canopy is also fade resistant and comes with a 10-year none-fade warranty. The sturdy design has also been tested with a wind rating of up to 80km/h, so there’s no chance of the weather ruining your day. 3. Style While the practical attributes of the Nova are plentiful, having a parasol that’s also attractive will be a vital feature for anyone looking to really develop their outdoor space, and on this front the Nova does not disappoint either. Its sleek and simple design is classy and understated, the winding handle and telescopic mechanism offers a smooth and minimalist finish. The canopy is available in a huge range of colours and can be left blank or customised to incorporate your company logo or slogan, Instashade’s printing service allows you to tailor parasols to suit the needs of your business, it’s the ideal way to showcase your brand identity and market yourself to passers-by. So whether you’re a council, a small business or homeowner, whether you’re wrapping up for winter or sheltering from the heat, Instashade can work with you to create the perfect environment for your outdoor needs. Don’t miss out on making the most of the great outdoors in 2023 – maximise outside space with custom parasols and screens, perfect lighting, and warm, comforting heating to produce your open-air Eden.