Create a Large Shade Area with a Commercial Shade Cloth from Versatile Structures in Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Sunshine Coast

From patios and awnings to swimming pools and beyond, shade cloths are everywhere. Sometimes, they may appear as residential solutions, providing small spots in a yard where homeowners and their guests can enjoy the outdoors without exposing themselves directly to the sunlight. Other times, they appear in commercial applications, shading large swimming pools, outdoor seating areas for restaurants, tennis courts and other outdoor sporting facilities and much more. At Versatile Structures, we specialise in commercial shade cloths, providing them to businesses in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and elsewhere.

Understanding the Difference Between a Residential Shade Cloth and a Commercial Shade Cloth

Residential shade cloths are readily available at many home improvement and supply stores. This convenience pushes some business owners to wonder whether a residential shade cloth could meet their commercial shade cloth needs. To explain why there is value to Brisbane or Gold Coast commercial shade cloths such as those offered by Versatile Structures, we must first look at the difference between the residential and commercial variations.

The difference, as it turns out, is a big one. Commercial shade cloth is a more heavy-duty fabric capable of spanning larger distances than what a residential shade cloth can offer. For reference, most residential shade cloth products can be used to span distances of five to seven metres. For most residential applications-decks, patios, awnings, other outdoor seating areas-this size is sufficient. However, there is a pretty good chance it isn’t quite enough to do what you have in mind for your business.

At Versatile Structures, our Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Sunshine Coast commercial shade cloth products can span up to 10 to 15 metres, depending on your needs. In other words, a commercial shade cloth can give you a lot more space to work with, which is good if you are planning a larger area of outdoor shade. For larger seating areas, swimming pools, sporting venues or other sprawling outdoor environments, using a commercial shade cloth can help you avoid a complex system where you use multiple smaller shade setups or interconnected shade sails to provide complete shade to the area in question.

Get a Custom Commercial Shade Cloth in Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Sunshine Coast

If you are working on a project in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Brisbane and need a commercial shade cloth, look no further than Versatile Structures. We will collaborate with you to create a custom commercial shade cloth that provides that amount of coverage you need. And if a different shading solution would serve you better than a shade cloth, we will point you in the right direction.

Are you interested in learning a bit more about Versatile Structures and our Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, and Gold Coast commercial shade cloth solutions? If so, please get in touch with us directly. You can contact our business by calling 0405 401 500 or sending us an email at


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Are similar to shade sails with the addition of supporting framework. This makes them less susceptible to fabric sag from heavy wind and hail.


Provide a waterproof shade solution by utilising PVC membrane fabrics, these range in warranty from 10 years to 30 years.


Shade Sails, are a cost-effective option to provide shade to an existing area.


Polycarbonate products are an ever developing area of Versatile Structures, we pride ourselves on being highly adaptable when it comes to unique design challenges that are only applicable to this type of structure.


Aluminium Screens and Sunhoods can be custom made to suit individual requirements, or prefabricated for tight construction timeframes.


Umbrellas are available in numerous shapes and sizes, they can be linked together to create a larger area of coverage.