INTERVIEW with Rodney Beckwith, General Manager, Sebastopol Bowling Club:

“Given our location, cold & wet weather is a factor that has negatively impacted the use of our bowling facility in the past. For this reason, in 2015 we made the decision to have a shade structure installed over the green, and to upgrade the green from a sand filled synthetic to a carpet weave synthetic.

“The selection of suppliers was a decision that was made after a great deal of due diligence, because we wanted to increase the potential to use the bowling green & create an environment that was more comfortable for our members, whilst retaining the atmosphere of an outdoor facility.

“We engaged Light Weight Structures to design & install the shade structure, & it has proven to be a very positive addition to our facility. From the outset, Trevor told us how the process would work, & that is just how it turned out to be.

“Trevor was extremely hands on, & was accessible & on site throughout the construction. Throughout the installation, there were a couple of hiccups, which Trevor immediately attended to & resolved to a degree that we are very happy with.

“The membership of our club has increased now that we are able to bowl all year round & our members absolutely love it. Participation & social engagement are all in the plus.”


  • Project Name: Sebastopol Bowling Club

  • Address: 213 Albert Street VIC 3356

  • Fabric: Serge Ferrari TX30

  • Size: 1716 m2

  • Built: July 2015


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