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The waterside walkway shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

What’s the difference between a commercial and industrial shade structure

As an installer of both industrial and commercial shade structures we’ve noticed some distinct differences between the two in our years. For a civilian, or someone not trained in construction, you may not see a big difference, but each project presents different and unique challenges and processes.   Industrial vs. ...
Westfield North Lakes car park shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

8 steps to creating the perfect car park shade sail

A custom shade sail can be the perfect low-maintenance and cost-effective solution for UVR, hail protection and reliable shading for your car park. Perhaps you have seen one at a childcare centre, playground, sports club, or council park, these are just some of the other places shade structures are used. Commercial and domestic car ...
Stanford Plaza car park shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

Everything you need to know about commercial car park shade structures

After reading this article on commercial car park shade structures you will have a good understanding of the various kinds of car park shade structures.  The team at Versatile Structures have worked on custom shade structures for a single park as can be seen here,  this article however will focus on commercial applications. Why ...
The Royal George Hotel waterproof shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

The Royal George Hotel Waterproof Shade Structure

Decked out in rainbow fences, sky high street art and a fairy-light donned hills hoist, Ric’s is not only one of Brisbane’s most reliable watering holes but one of the most identifiable too. The Royal George Hotel was established in 1854, five years before Queensland separated from NSW.  Queen Victoria ...
Canterbury waterproof shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

Everything You Need To Know About Commercial Waterproof Shade Structures

Knowing the weather of Brisbane and the surrounding areas like Sunshine and Gold Coast it can be a bit moody and quite extreme. The current Brisbane record for highest temperature sands at 43 degrees, while in March 2022, Brisbane saw 3 days of consecutive rain with 677mm of rain. Extreme ...
The Orion Hotel shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

Looking for the Best Shade Sails Under the Sun

Not all shade structures require a complex and expensive installation process. Some products, like a custom shade sail, can provide straightforward sun protection that’s cost-effective and low-maintenance. Also known as sun sails, shade sails can provide reliable UVR protection and shelter from the sun in any outdoor space, making them ideal ...