The Block is Australia’s most popular lifestyle and home renovation TV show that is filming its thirteenth season, with Scott Cam returning as host. Breaking away from the usual format this year, they have obtained a vacant block of land in the beautiful suburb of Elsternwick, and placed 5 period homes side by side, to be transformed by the contestants of The Block 2017.
Each week Australian’s can watch the 5 couples tackle a new area, (sometimes 2 in 1 week) where they completely transform them into stunning rooms. This readies the houses for sale at auction, where the team who earns the highest profit above the set reserve price, will then win an additional $100,000.
One of our stockists in Melbourne, BBQs and Outdoors, were asked to supply The Block with our umbrellas, for their ‘back yard week’ where 5 backyards were transformed into amazing outdoor spaces.
Instant Shade Umbrellas team of professional installers arrived on site to be inducted and quickly settled into the chaos and hustle and bustle of working on The Block. The amount of tradespeople, power tools, camera crews and contestants all packed into one space was mind boggling. With our hard hats, steel cap boots, high-vis vests and safety regulations firmly in place, we were delighted to be able to assist 3 out of 5 contestants with umbrellas for their backyard areas.
Working within a limited space and on a very tight schedule (yes, they really do only have one week to complete an area), we were able to ascertain the right umbrella product for Sticks & Wombat, Josh & Elyse, and Hannah & Clint.
The Block umbrellas provided were: a wall mounted Paraflex umbrella; a Paraflex umbrella installed on a pole fixed to timber decking; and one of our brand new Monaco Premium Patio umbrellas on a standard base plate.
It was a race to the finish, but the end results were breathtaking. Watch this space when we can reveal our umbrellas featured in the completed backyards.
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