Severe thunderstorms are more common than any other natural hazard and can occur anywhere in Australia. Each year, on average, severe thunderstorms are responsible for more damage (as measured by insurance costs) than tropical cyclones, earthquakes, floods or bushfires.
With this in mind NETPRO have successfully developed and built Protective Canopies that are especially capable in the harsh Australian climate.
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NETPRO Protective Canopies have developed a Hail Protection Canopy that has been designed especially for the Australian climate and extreme hail events.
The NetPro patented Pitch System uses a stable (non-stretching) net erected in a pitched roof pattern. The falling hail is directed down the valleys so as to exit the structure at allocated spacings. A pitch structure is best able to withstand heavy falls and is the "rolls-royce" of the net systems, and shedding the load reduces the risk of major structural failure during large hail events.
NetPro Protective Canopies have developed a Hail Protection Canopy that has been designed especially for the Australian climate and light to moderate hail events.
Flat Roofed Structures perform well in areas of light to moderate hail, and are also ideal for wind and UV-light protection. It is on the flat-roofed structures where Netpro's proprietary product, Q net, really comes into its own. The canopy material is supported by a tensioned cable grid. Light falls of hail will pocket in the net, stretching the net down between the cables. In the event of a more severe storm, damage can occur and possible maintenance may be required.
The canopy material and internal post spacings are determined by the canopy's overall design parameters. The Q net is rigorously tested for distortion before construction commences, enabling NetPro to reduce the canopy sag to approximately 100mm.
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As major investors in the Australian horticulture industry, Rewards Group Ltd needs to ensure maximized returns on all funds invested, particularly in orchard infrastructure. Accordingly, our choice of contractors is critical to the final success of any project.
We currently have 250 acres of net – about 80% of our orchard area. Without the protective canopy, we wouldn’t be able to supply our market requirements. Quality is important to us and we wouldn’t be able to meet the specifications of our customers without net.
We particularly liked the product offered by NetPro – high quality was our main criteria. The option of wooden posts was also an important feature because of the highly-corrosive conditions in the feedlot environment. We were able to work through the construction plan and the materials options during the quoting process.
We chose NetPro to construct our protective canopies, as we know NetPro have been around for some time, we know their work and there are plenty of examples of their work around – we like the consistency of standard. In addition, NetPro are recognized by the Finance bodies, and it is much easier to get finance for a structure.
I think it has made all the difference to the quality of our product – it has saved us from bird attack and from hail damage." Since 2001, Robert Channon Wines have won 23 trophies, 17 gold medals, 26 silver and 55 bronze medals.
We live in North Queensland and have a nine metre pool. We needed to replace the pool cover but most local businesses we contacted wanted to replace it with a shade sail and the one quote we received to fabricate a new cover to our design seemed exceedingly high.
In 2003, Golden Valley Orchards were offered the opportunity to work with the NCEA (National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture) and NetPro Pty Ltd on a research project evaluating the effectiveness of (amongst others) NetPro's dam-covers.
"I think it has made all the difference to the quality of our product – it has saved us from bird attack and from hail damage." To date, Robert Channon Wines have won 23 trophies, 17 gold medals, 26 silver and 55 bronze medals since 2001."
Initially the idea of the net canopy over the landfill was discussed with Netpro as they are a local company and at the time Netpro was considering advancing into this area (protection of landfills). Netpro assisted Council with a very reasonable price which allowed the project to proceed.
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