The best shade sails under the sun

Wellington Point Park shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

As with all products not all shade structures are created equal. There are however two distinct factors that makes for an excellent shade sail. The first and the most important is “fit for purpose” – is the quality of the individual elements that make up a shade structure like the fabric, metalwork, and the manufacturing…

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The complex world of a shade structure

Shade structure installation by Versatile Structures

There probably is not day that goes by that we don’t notice or utilise a shade structure of some sort: parking under cover at the mall, having coffee in an outside area protected by umbrellas or just protecting our children as they play on the park playground or at home. Shade structures are a highly effective at maximising health benefits when…

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Fixed and moveable commercial umbrellas: what’s the difference?

KFC commercial umbrella by Versatile Structures

This article will focus on fixed commercial umbrellas as apposed to moveable umbrellas and shade structures. As is the case with most shade structures, commercial umbrellas come in all shapes, sizes and colours as well as can be made to withstand super high winds of over 100km/h and, provide not only protection from the sun…

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The value of a custom shade sail

Custom Fabric Structures

Are you considering custom fabric structures for your commercial operation? Versatile Structures provide the perfect solution. Key custom fabric structure considerations Cheaper, second-tier fabrics are proven ineffective against the harsh Australian weather conditions. Thanks to the advancements in fabric manufacturing, our fabric structures are custom-built using high spec European and Australian materials that offer long-lasting…

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Shade structures – your questions answered

Shade sails at Carina State School offer good protection from the sun as the fabrics used are coated with UV protective elements.

When it comes to choosing the shade structure that’s right for you, there are lots of things to consider. There’s cost, durability, colour and size to think about. And with the harsh Brisbane sun, material durability is crucial. Understanding more about shade structures will help you make an informed decision prior to purchase. Here are…

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Different types of commercial shade systems explained

Commercial shade systems are everywhere – from cafes and restaurants to playgrounds, shopping centres, footie stadiums and high-rises.   As well as providing protection from the elements, including sun, rain and wind, they can maximise outdoor space, enhance the visual look of a building or landscape, and even offer energy efficiencies and savings. But, with…

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Architectural Design Intent Meets Buildability

Polycarbonate products are an ever-developing area and Versatile Structures played a key part in delivering two custom-designed polycarbonate roofing shade structures for Brisbane City Council’s West End Urban Common project. Polycarbonate roofing was recommended for its lightweight yet strong qualities, high impact and shatterproof resistance and resilient thermoplastic qualities that can withstand extreme low and hot temperatures. To achieve…

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