Mulders Shade has a new range of sandpit covers for pre schools and kindergartens, which are designed to keep animals out. Child care health and safety regulations usually require sandpits or sandboxes to be covered over at night with an animal and vermin proof cover. If left uncovered, sandpits can become contaminated with animal droppings and urine. All of Mulders Shade’s sandbox covers are designed to keep wildlife and leaves out but allow air to permeate avoiding fungal build up.
Mulders Shade manufactures covers on site at its Melbourne factory, and uses only premium quality shade mesh and shock cord. Both materials are durable, weather and tear resistant. Mulders Shade’s covers are usually held securely in place with series of brass eyelets, fixing buttons and cord loops, all of which can be easily released for quick removal. All edges are strengthened with a durable, flexible 50mm deep polyethylene tape, specially designed to reinforce the eyelet fixings. The whole cover can be rolled up into a small bundle for easy storage. A standard 3m * 3m cover weighs no more than 2-3 kgs.
A majority of sandpits are square or rectangular, but Mulders Shade can custom design covers for irregular shapes. The cover can sit on top of the sandbox or be slightly larger to fold down the sides of the box.
A review via email or fax of the sandpit shape and size is usually the first stage. Customers can download easy to use measuring guidelines and a fax back quote form from Mulders Shade’s website.
Mulders Shade’s quotations include a cover made of premium grade shade mesh or shade cloth to match the sandpit’s exact dimensions. Fixings cord, eyelets and buttons are all included in the quote. A CAD file of the finished cover design is produced and once approved, used to drive precision manufacturing and cutting. Lead times are just 7-10 working days.
Mulders have been providing child care centres with shade sails and sandpit covers for over 60 years. Mulders’ floating shade sail is ideal for kindergartens, as it offers less obstruction for playing children, using only two poles instead of four.