Ipswich council Shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

The Art and Science of Shade Structures

 Jamie Howard      In

Welcome to the forefront of outdoor design and comfort – where style meets functionality. At Versatile Structures, we are proud to introduce shade structures that redefine the way we experience outdoor spaces. From chic residential retreats to dynamic commercial environments, our shade solutions are crafted to not only shield you from the sun but also elevate the aesthetics of your surroundings.

Shade Structures: A Design Evolution

Our shade structures, proudly crafted in collaboration with Rainbow Shade Australia, have transcended their traditional role of sun protection, emerging as integral design elements that redefine spaces. Versatile Structures presents a rich array of options, spanning pergolas, awnings, and canopies, all meticulously designed to address individual needs and preferences.

At the forefront of this transformative journey is Rainbow Shade Australia, a key contributor alongside Mehler Technologies. Renowned for textile innovation, Mehler Technologies has played a pivotal role in advancing our shade structures. Their state-of-the-art fabrics, celebrated for their durability, UV resistance, and aesthetic allure, have significantly shaped the contemporary landscape of shade structures, ensuring a perfect blend of functionality and style

Commercial Shade Structures: A Fusion of Form and Function

In commercial settings, the demand for stylish yet practical sunshade solutions is higher than ever. Restaurants, hotels, and recreational spaces require structures that not only shield patrons from the sun but also contribute to the overall ambiance.

Versatile Structures, in collaboration with Mehler Texnologies, brings you commercial shade structures that strike the perfect balance between form and function. Our structures are designed to attract customers with their visual appeal while ensuring a comfortable environment that encourages extended stays.

Children’s Special Sun Care Needs

Recognizing the unique sun care needs of children, Versatile Structures places a special emphasis on creating safe and enjoyable outdoor spaces for the younger generation. Our shade structures in playgrounds, schools, and daycare centres provide designated areas where children can play, learn, and socialize without the risks associated with prolonged sun exposure.

Mehler Texnologies’ fabrics play a crucial role in this effort, offering enhanced UV protection features that ensure the safety of our youngest community members. Versatile Structures takes pride in contributing to children’s well-being by seamlessly integrating safety measures with stylish design elements.

The Intersection of Style and Safety

In the dynamic world of outdoor design, Versatile Structures understands the importance of seamlessly blending style with safety. Our shade structures are carefully curated to not only serve a practical purpose but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of their surroundings.

Material selection is key in achieving this delicate balance, and Mehler Texnologies’ fabrics provide the versatility needed to meet design aspirations while ensuring optimal sun protection. The result is shade structures that seamlessly integrate into their environment, enhancing both the visual and functional aspects of the space.


As we navigate the evolving landscape of sun protection solutions, Versatile Structures and Mehler Texnologies stand as leaders in crafting shade structures that transcend utility. Whether you’re enhancing your residential haven or transforming a commercial space, our shade solutions promise to deliver comfort, style, and sustainability.

Step into a future where outdoor comfort is redefined – a future shaped by the synergy of Versatile Structures’ innovative designs and Mehler Texnologies’ advanced fabrics. Together, we invite you to explore the limitless possibilities of shaded spaces that marry elegance with protection, setting the standard for outdoor excellence.


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    Jamie Howard - Director

    Co-founder and Director Jamie has been hands-on in the shade and steel industry since leaving school. With over 15 years’ experience in shade, membrane and steel projects, Jamie is excited about the design opportunities shade structures offer in the commercial and industrial sectors. Jamie’s extensive design skills give him a competitive edge in situations with technical design complexity. He has won two personal industry awards for his designs, alongside many company-won awards.