How To Put Up And Take Down An Alexander Rose Cantilever Parasol

How To Put Up And Take Down An Alexander Rose Cantilever Parasol

A cantilever parasol will provide maximum protection from the sun

This free-standing parasol can be positioned anywhere to suit you; not being confined to being in the centre of the table means you benefit from the maximum amount of shade.


 The crank mechanism means that it is relatively easy to put up and down.

The video demonstration shows a 3m parasol with a 40kg base. The nuts and washers will all be in the base pack.

You will need:

  • an adjustable spanner
  • 14mm spanner

Attach the bottom pole of the parasol to the base; loosely attach with all 4 screws then tighten with the two spanners.

Place the parasol base in the final position and place the parasol into the base.

Tighten the nuts between the two sections of the parasol pole.

Place the top of the parasol into the holder and push until it clicks.

Release the handle and pull up the parasol, lock the handle.

Swing out the parasol and click into place.

Gently wind the handle to put out the parasol.

The lightweight durable polyester fabric is water resistant and easy to clean with warm, soapy water.

Protect from wind damage by putting it down and making sure the base is the correct weight for the size of the parasol, as our 3 year guarantee does not cover weather damage.

Your parasol will look better for longer if it is protected in winter with a cover and moved somewhere dry; just make sure it is dry before covering.


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Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas.