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Patio configuration for professionals

MAY café barriers will be the icing on the cake of your outdoor dining area.

Good reasons for café barriers

  • Maximising revenue and profit by increasing usable space.
  • Your guests will stay for longer, because they won’t be exposed to the wind.
  • More visual appeal, the patio makes a tidy impression and stands out from neighbouring businesses.
  • Plenty of space to print individual logos.
  • An enclosed space is inviting for families with children.
  • The barriers create a feeling of privacy for your guests.
  • Your guests will be safer from pickpockets.

The benefits of MAY café barriers

  • The stable walls are easy to assemble
  • MAY café barriers promote the ‘see and be seen’ lifestyle. They offer protection and an unobstructed view at the same time.
  • Moving elements to secure the barriers allow them to be set up and taken down every day, making permits easier to obtain from the city council.

More revenue

An eye-catcher to increase your visibility. The fabric panels are optimally suited for printing. Your individual logo will catch the eye when it is directly in your guests’ field of vision. We offer durable screen print on fabric with any colour you like, along with colourful digital print (only available on white fabric).

Uniform appearance

Corporate design starts with a letterhead, and extends all the way to the patio. A matching, or even the same, cloth for the parasol, awning and café barrier shows that you have a consistent concept that your guests will approve of. Should your corporate image change, you can update your patio to reflect the changes by simply replacing the fabrics.

Easy to use

A café barrier can be set up in just a few steps. It shows it versatility at weekly markets, one-off events, or when a storm is brewing. This is how it’s done: Insert the crossbar into the posts. Then screw the end cap tight, and hook the fabric panels in at the bottom using the hook.

The metal elements

Marine-grade stainless steel posts are made using V4A (1.4401). The crossbar (length up to 2.5 m) is made of aluminium, and powder coated in RAL 9006. This means that all components are weather resistant and non-rusting. The special key included with the product ensures that the café barriers can be secured to prevent theft.

Fabric types

Choose one of our textiles that were specially developed for outdoor use. A large number of different colours makes it possible to create an ideal blend of colours for the house, patio furniture, large parasols and awnings.

Choice of fabrics

  • MayTex Acryl, classic fabric for awnings, also available for MAY Parasols.
  • MayTex Mesh, coarse net fabric that makes a ‘transparent’ impression.

Durability

The café barriers require no care during daily business. If the metal elements become dirty, they can be cared for using conventional stainless steel cleaners.

Mobile base stand

A weight of 21 kg and an base disc with a diameter of 40 cm ensure high stability and good support in outdoor areas. The smaller version weighing 15 kg is suitable for indoor areas protected from the wind. The rounded edges make it easy to roll the stand back inside in the evening. Alternatively, the stand is suitable for carrying as well. The stainless steel posts are screwed onto the base stand. This allows the posts to be removed in winter and saves space in storage. Soft support discs under the base stands stop them from scratching the patio floor, which is particularly important when marble or granite is used.


Planning a patio

Café barrier series A

Single segment with 21 kg base stand

  Measurements cm
a post to post axis*
b length of crossbar a - 6,4
c length of textile panel a - 14,4
d total length a + 40
e base diameter 40
f base radius 20
g vertical gap 4
h post diameter 6,4
i height of post 93 / 156
j total height 99 / 162
*Any length can be chosen in centimetre increments, min. 60 cm, max. 250 cm.
Yellow Cafe Barrier with two Stainless steel post

Area for printing

  Maximum printing area cm
r width a - 22,4
s height post height - 20

Digital print is only possible on one side. When the post is 1.56 m high, there will be a cross seam at a height of 42 cm (above the bottom edge).

Adjustable crossbars

The crossbars can be inserted at angles of 90° to each other using the four slots. Popular combinations are shown here under ‘Popular patio layouts’. The design also allows setup at any angle up to a maximum of 20° from the main axis.


Frequently chosen patio layouts

Simple L-shape
Simple L-shape
Double L-shape
Double L-shape
Single U-shape with customer access from both sides along the building
Single U-shape with customer access from both sides along the building
Two U-shapes, each fastened to the wall of the building. Customer access from the front
Two U-shapes, each fastened to the wall of the building. Customer access from the front
Single U-shape, completely enclosed area. Customer access from inside the building
Single U-shape, completely enclosed area. Customer access from inside the building
Two-line formation with access from the front
Two-line formation with access from the front
Two lines, each fastened to the wall of the building at an angle of 90°
Two lines, each fastened to the wall of the building at an angle of 90°
C-shape, with access to the main entrance of the building and customer passage along the wall
C-shape, with access to the main entrance of the building and customer passage along the wall


Example of planning a patio

Top view, axial dimensions
Top view, axial dimensions
Top view of printed panels
Top view of printed panels

Side view of printed fabric

The dimensions required for the 5 fabric panels necessary are shown. All measurements are approximate ones without a cutting allowance.

Full view of sample patio
Full view of sample patio

MayTex Mesh

  • Polyester fabric with PVC coating, contains no heavy metals or cadmium.
  • Manufactured in accordance with the environmental management standard ISO 14001.
  • Plain white. Colours (Pantone or RAL) possible by printing the fabric on both sides, however a logo can only be printed on one side.
  • Fabric with a net structure (openings around 1 × 1.4 mm in size).
  • Permeability to air 1,800 l/m²/sec at 2 mbar air pressure difference.
  • PVC repels dirt and water.
  • Highly tear resistant (tear strength 1300/1500 N/5 cm, in accordance with DIN 53354).
  • Fabric exhibits very good weather and lightfastness (UV resistance).
  • Low flammability in accordance with DIN 4102 B1 and M1, therefore suitable for indoor use.
  • Weather resistant, resistant to heat and cold.
  • Rot resistant.
  • Does not scratch, retains its shape, and easy to care for.
MayTex-Mesh in Detail
MayTex-Mesh in Detail


Suitable items

Stainless steel post

Article-No. WA0093

Height 93 cm, weight 2.72 kg, marine-grade V4A, outside Ø 6.35 cm.


Stainless steel post

Article-No. WA0156

Height 156 cm, weight 4.25 kg, marine-grade V4A, outside Ø 6.35 cm.


Base for indoor area

Article-No. WA1015

Weight 15 kg, cover made of marine-grade V4A, outside Ø 33 cm, height 5 cm.


Base for outdoor area

Article-No. WA1021

Weight 21 kg, cover made of marine-grade V4A, outside Ø 40 cm, height 5 cm.


Wall bracket

Article-No. WA2001

The two-part solution secures the café barrier flush with the wall of the building. Because this saves you one post, this solution is not only practical, but also lower in cost. It also increases the stability of the café barrier. In principle, the wall bracket can be secured to any vertical surface (bricks, wood, glass etc.). Delivery does not include wall plugs. If a wall bracket is used on one side, the axis dimension a, b and c must be made 1 cm longer.


Assembly tools required

Tubular box wrench

Article-No. WA9002

for screwing the stainless steel post to the base stand.


Face spanner

Article-No. WA9003

for screwing the end cap into the stainless steel post.


Carry handle

Article-No. WA9004

for the stainless steel post.


Spare parts Expanders

Article-No. WA9001

Black, 10 items per pack.


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I'm interested in:
Residential parasols
Commercial parasols
Miscellaneous