Before RHI Stretch Tents entered the market in 2009, the temporary shade sails that were available at the time were rudimentary. Their applications were limited, they were difficult to maintain, and their lifespan was short. It wasn’t long before food and beverage outlets took notice of stretch tents – the new alternative. Restaurants, bars and pop-ups saw the potential in a temporary shade sail that could be customised to fit almost any space, was practical, and aesthetically pleasing.
One of the first food and beverage groups to try a stretch tent for themselves is PRIMI – a popular family eatery in South Africa. Since opening its first branch in 2001, the Italian restaurant franchise has grown to over 42 locations country-wide, with plans of expanding to international territories.
In 2011, RHI manufactured a custom shade sail for the first-floor balcony at the Sea Point branch in Cape Town, South Africa.
When recently passing through the area we were very pleased to see that eight years later, their canopy is still in tip-top condition, providing effective cover and a cozy ambience for patrons.
RHI’s custom division can design, manufacture and install a stretch tent that suits your unique space’s exact requirements. And because stretch tents do not require a flat footprint, they can be designed to incorporate large trees, pillar, or any other object that needs to be catered for.
Get in touch with our experts to discuss your temporary cover requirements.