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Solar panels used as a car shade structure

Solar Panel Car Parking Shade Structure

Renewable energy is more than just a trend. More industries and businesses are wanting to be part of a helping reduce global warming and have actively taken on installing solar panels to reduce energy costs and their environmental impact. Car parks are an excellent way to utilize a space that ...
Blue ringed octopus shade structure installed by Versatile Structures for Dreamworld

Customising Industrial Shades for Your Needs

The exterior of your business speaks volumes about your brand. It’s the first thing that people see that are about to enter your store, restaurant or in the case of the image we used for this article the blue ringed octopus shade structure installed for Dreamworld. What you choose to ...
Commonwealth Games Village shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

The Different Types of Commercial Shade Structures

There are many different types of commercial shade structures available on the market today. Below is a list of some of the most popular types of Shade Structures: Umbrella Shades Umbrella shades are probably the most popular type of shade structures due to their ease of use and portability. Umbrella shades can ...
Custom shade sail for Sir Lew Edwards Park, Ipswich City Council by Versatile Structures.

Questions we’re often asked

Whether used for commercial, industrial, or residential purposes at entrances, entertaining areas, sports and recreation areas, schools, hospitality, retail or vehicles, a shade structure is defined as a freestanding or fixed roofed structure for the purpose of providing UVR protection, shade, and shelter from the weather. What sets Versatile Structures ...
Tensile membrane structure installed by Versatile Structures

Fabrics used in tensile membrane structures

What fabrics are used in tensile membrane structures? Depending on who you talk to in the shade structure industry, the material used to cover the structure can be referenced as either fabric or cloth. Fabric is essentially a material produced by weaving multiple fibres together for strength. Architectural fabrics is ...

The psychology of choosing a shade sail colour

Whether you want to transform your shaded outdoor area with an aesthetic appearance that is light and airy, bold, and sophisticated, or any combination in between, you will be spoilt for choice as there are so many shade sail colours to choose from. Are you wanting the shade sail to ...