Professional Quality – No compromises

Commercial parasol Big Ben was created especially for the requirements of hospitality and contract business. No compromises when it comes to quick and easy operation, versatile options and accessories as well as its robust construction. Offering spacious coverage for multiple table settings and several seating groupings, the Big Ben commercial parasol is the perfect resort or restaurant shade solution. With a diameter width expanding up to 7m the Big Ben becomes a fixture in any setting.

Easy operation with crank handle

With the crank handle made of high-grade stainless steel, the Big Ben parasol is easily opened and closed. A crank operated spindle lift system with aluminium lifting spindle is working inside of the parasols frame.

Remove the crank to hinder unauthorized opening and closing of the sunshade.

Technical Details

Tried and tested

Its massive construction makes the Big Ben commercial parasol extremely robust! In order to prove that, the professional sunshade was tested by structural engineers and in the wind tunnel, where the 3x3m-version braved stormy winds of up to 100km/h!

The field test for commercial use is passed by thousands of Big Ben – day by day, in all parts of the world.

Closes above tables and seating

Tables, chairs and decoration can stay where they are when you close the Big Ben parasol. That’s because of the integrated telescopic system which elongates the mast when you close the sunshade. A must for hotels and restaurants, a nice to have in private gardens or patios.

Stainless Steel Flange

The stainless steel flange with integrated alignment guide developed by CARAVITA is one of the special features of the Big Ben commercial parasol. It facilitates the installation of the large sunshades and provides the parasol with an elegant look. With the massive Ø84 mm  mast, constructed of 5 mm thick aluminium with lower reinforcement, the Big Ben commercial parasol becomes one of the sturdiest sunshades of its class.

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Easy Installation with special alignment guide

The special alignment guide integrated into every Big Ben parasol facilitates the installation of large sunshades a lot. Using the alignment guide, position on the set screw, and raise the umbrella. Secure sunshade flange with additional screws, and Big Ben is ready to use.

Options

Integrated Lighting Option

Use your dining area until late into the night. Elegance, the integrated LED lighting option for the Big Ben commercial parasol, creates a suitable atmosphere. The maintenance-free LEDs with their elegant and unobtrusive design provide pleasant light and stay installed when the sunshade is closed. The whole electronic system is protected and hidden from sight inside of the parasols frame. With the handy remote control the lights can be dimmed and turned on and off. Elegance is available with warm white, cold white or colour changing LEDs.

The lighting is available as an option.

Integrated Heating System

Welcome guests to your outdoor dining area even if it’s one of those cool days. The integrated heating system for the Big Ben commercial parasol will provide pleasant warmth. All of the wires are hidden and protected inside of the sunshades frame. The SOLAMAGIC heaters can be removed and are either fixed to the end of the parasol’s struts or to its mast. Heaters fixed to the end of the struts do not have to be removed when the parasol is closed.

Versions:

Integrated wiring for up to 4 SOLAMAGIC heaters at the mast.

Integrated wiring for up to 4 SOLAMAGIC heaters at the end of the struts.

Power supply: 400 V, 3-phase connection at the lower end of the mast or below ground with ground anchor BBKE/BBLE.

Custom-made according to your wishes – Big Ben Freestyle

The new parasol Big Ben Freestyle is a highly personalized all-rounder. You´re completely free to specify the parasol´s form and the lengths of the different sides. After reception of your draft and verification of the technical feasibility your custom-made parasol will be produced.

Offset masts, recesses for protruding walls and even impressive form designs can be realized with this custom-made parasol. With a maximum side length of 7 m and a surface of 36 m² per parasol, outdoor areas can be covered effectively into every last corner.

Like all parasols of the Big Ben series, Big Ben Freestyle benefits from an extremely robust construction and great versatility. Of course your custom-made parasol can also be equipped with integrated light and heating.

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Stylish Finial Cap

The Big Ben commercial parasol is equipped with a stylish finial cap made of aluminium. The cap with ball comes with a powder coated finish matching the colour of the frame and provides a grand finale on top of your sunshade.

Other CARAVITA parasols

CARAVITA parasol Primus: Simple and lightweight pulley system shade.

CARAVITA parasol Samara: Easy to operate internal crank shade.

CARAVITA parasol Supremo: Effortless and balanced sliding mechanism.

CARAVITA parasol Amalfi: Elegant cantilever shade with a crank mechanism. Also available as DUO or QUADRO.

CARAVITA Parasol Belvedere: Distinctive sunshade with Easy-Flap mechanism.

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Forms Dimensions Shade height open Shade height closed Headroom Closing height
300 x 300 289 375 225 151
350 x 350 298 398 225 137
400 x 400 307 420 225 124
450 x 450 316 443 225 110
500 x 500 325 466 225 96
550 x 550 XXL 333 486 225 83
600 x 600 XXL 342 508 225 69
200 x 300* 281 355 225 164
250 x 350* 287 369 225 156
200 x 400* 292 383 225 147
250 x 300* 285 365 225 158
250 x 350* 290 377 225 150
250 x 400* 295 391 225 142
300 x 350 294 387 225 144
300 x 400 299 400 225 137
300 x 450 304 413 225 129
300 x 500 309 426 225 120
300 x 550 XXL 314 438 225 113
300 x 600 XXL 319 452 225 104
350 x 400 303 409 225 130
350 x 450 307 422 225 123
350 x 500 313 435 225 115
350 x 550 XXL 317 446 225 108
350 x 600 XXL 322 460 225 100
350 x 650 XXL 328 474 225 91
400 x 450 311 432 225 117
400 x 500 316 444 225 109
400 x 550 XXL 321 455 225 103
400 x 600 XXL 326 468 225 95
400 x 650 XXL 331 481 225 87
400 x 700 XXL 336 495 225 79
450 x 550 XXL 324 465 225 97
450 x 600 XXL 329 477 225 89
450 x 650 XXL 334 490 225 81
450 x 700 XXL 340 504 225 73
500 x 550 XXL 328 475 225 91
500 x 600 XXL 333 487 225 83
500 x 650 XXL 338 500 225 76
500 x 700 XXL 343 513 225 68
Ø 300 274 336 225 176
Ø 350 280 351 225 166
Ø 400 287 368 225 156
Ø 450 292 384 225 147
Ø 500 299 400 225 137
Ø 550 305 415 225 127
Ø 600 311 431 225 117
Ø 650 XXL 317 446 225 109
Ø 700 XXL 323 462 225 99
schirmform-dreieck-grau 300 x 300 x 300 280 351 225 167
350 x 350 x 350 288 370 225 155
400 x 400 x 400 295 388 225 144
450 x 450 x 450 302 406 225 133
500 x 500 x 500 309 425 225 121
550 x 550 x 550 316 443 225 110
600 x 600 x 600 324 462 225 99

Parasol height open

Describes the height of the open parasol. Measurements are taken from the floor to the tip of the sunshade. The dimensions provided are based on in-ground installation and can be a few centimetres higher when other bases are used.

Parasol height closed

Describes the height of the closed parasol. Measurements are taken from the floor to the tip of the sunshade. The dimensions provided are based on in-ground installation and can be a few centimetres higher when other bases are used.

Headroom

Describes the available space below the open parasol. Measurements are taken from the floor to the lowest point of the sunshade’s canopy. The dimensions provided are based on in-ground installation and can be a few centimetres higher when other bases are used.

Closing height

Describes the available space below the closed parasol. Measurements are taken from the floor to the end of the struts. The dimensions provided are based on in-ground installation and can be a few centimetres higher when other bases are used.

Your Parasol – Your favourite colour!

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Premium Acrylic Awning Fabric

The perfect fabric for an optimum of sun and weather protection, available in more than 100 vibrant colours! The fabric is a 100% high grade acrylic, equipped with a dirt-repellent and highly weather and colour fast.

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Ferrari Precontraint 302

The ultimate in weather protection, this high performance fabric is PVC coated. Additionally Ferrari Precontraint 302 is waterproof, stain resistant, heavy duty and fire resistant (B1).

TEMPOTESTSTAR FR

The fire resistant fabric collection TEMPOTESTSTAR FR made by PÀRA, is made of 100 % solution dyed high quality polyester and the special solution for purposes where fire protection is playing a central role.

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Frame colours

Mast and frame of your parasol are either silver anodized or finished with a powder coating in one of over 200 RAL-colours. Combine with fabric colours and different trim strips to create your one of a kind sunshade.

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Trim strips

Parasols made of premium acrylic awning fabric use trim strips as a seam on the edges. Create colourful contrasts or choose fabric and trim strip in a harmonic combination.

Additional types of fabric

You need a special fabric for your project? The processing of fire resistant and other fabrics will be treated on request. We will be pleased to help you.

Parasol bases for Big Ben

Dublin Z

Fire galvanized mobile base for inserting 8 concrete blocks 40 x 40 x 5 cm (not provided), with 4 leveling screws. Custom mobile bases are available using 3 or more layers of pavers.

Dublin Z: fire galvanized.

Weight: 30 kg
Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 10 cm

Dublin P

Fire galvanized mobile base for inserting 8 concrete blocks 40 x 40 x 5 cm  (not provided), with 4 leveling screws. Custom mobile bases are available using 3 or more layers of pavers.

Dublin P: fire galvanized and additionally powder-coated in desired RAL colour.

Weight: 30 kg
Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 10 cm

Wheels R100

Commercial grade caster wheels are heavy duty and lockable, 10 cm diameter. Available only for parasol bases Oslo, Geneva, Monaco, California and Dublin. Only suitable for smooth, even surfaces.

Ground anchors for parasol Big Ben

Ground anchor BBK

A stainless steel anchor for parasol Big Ben is an excellent unobtrusive and stable solution for securing a shade in permanent installations. Bolts affix the shade securely to the installed anchor. If the shade is removed, the anchor remains at grade with the ground.

Size 25 cm. Recommended minimum size of concrete footing should be 50 x 50 x 50 cm.

Ground anchor BBL

A stainless steel anchor for parasol Big Ben is an excellent unobtrusive and stable solution for securing a shade in permanent installations. Bolts affix the shade securely to the installed anchor. If the shade is removed, the anchor remains at grade with the ground.

Size 61 cm. Installation for paved surfaces, uses above concrete footing size.

Ground Anchor with electricity BBKE

A practical ground anchor for parasol Big Ben without obtrusive cables. The power supply is stored safely within the waterproof case. All installations must be performed by a certified electrician.

Ground anchor with plug for…

-230 V if only light is integrated into the umbrella.

Size 25 cm. Recommended minimum size of concrete footing should be 50 x 50 x 50 cm.

Ground anchor with electricity BBLE

A practical ground anchor without obtrusive cables. The power supply is stored safely within the waterproof case. All installations must be performed by a certified electrician.

Ground anchor with plug for…

-230 V if only light is integrated into the umbrella.

Size 61 cm. Installation for paved surfaces, concrete footing is installed below paver sand base. Special solution for paved surfaces or incidences that require to bridge sand, air or earth between foundation and surface.

More accessories for parasol Big Ben

SOLAMAGIC Heaters

With the Solamagic heaters it is summer whenever you want! Efficient infrared heaters provide comfortable warmth below your parasol. The heaters can be mounted either on the mast or at the end of the struts. Parasol Big Ben is also available with integrated heating.

Rain gutters

With rain gutters several parasols can be connected. If it rains, the water drains alongside the rain gutters. The spaces between the parasols are leak proof. Especially for hospitality parasols rain gutters are a valuable option.

Side courtains

With side curtains your parasol changes into a pavilion in no time. All side curtains are made of high-quality Premium acrylic awning fabric or other speciality fabrics. There are different types of side curtains available.

Support poles

Add even more stability to your parasol with support poles. Especially on windy days it is useful, to use support poles for the parasol for added strengh, particularly if you only have a light base. For additional stability cross brackets can be combined with support poles.

Interchangeable valances

Efficient advertising with interchangeable valances – this is unique! Only CARAVITA offers the option to change the valance by unzipping it. Attract your customers with exactly matching advertising messages.

Push rods

Push rods are a useful tool helping you to pull the protection bag over your parasol. By using a push rod you can lift the protection bag over the closed parasol and close the zipper. Push rods are available in various lengths.