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COMMERCIAL SHADE STRUCTURES

With so many commercial shade structure solutions available, Versatile Structures covers a wide range of designs to choose from, all built to stand the test of time. We work closely with our clients from the initial design concept, considering the functionality, site specific requirements, shading efficiencies, wind regions, engineering, and adequate footings to ensure a structurally sound build, through to the aesthetic requirements ensuring a visually bold and appealing result.

All our commercial shade structures are custom made and can be tailored to suit any architectural design intent. We guarantee our promised delivery dates and will do everything in our ability to ensure your project is delivered on time and on budget, every time.

Education and childcare

We create quality, functional, and eye-catching shade sail solutions for all outdoor areas including pathways, carparks, entry ways, playgrounds, and sitting areas. Our custom sun and wet weather designs meet the needs of each individual day-care and education centre to ensure the protection, wellbeing, and future health of young children’s vulnerable skins. We use only the highest quality substrates that offers up to 99% UV-R protection.

 

Retractable PVC roofing system for Guardian Early Learning Centre in Brisbane designed, manufactured, and installed by Versatile Structures. Award-winning retractable PVC roofing system for Guardian Early Learning Centre in Brisbane.

 

Little Darlings Early Development Centre - Upper Mount Gravatt Little Darlings Early Development Centre - Upper Mount Gravatt

 

A 450m2 grandstand shade structure Canterbury College produced by Versatile Structures. Canterbury College 450m2 grandstand shade membrane for their new Olympic-size pool.

 

Parks and recreation

We work with Councils in principal contractor and sub-contractor roles on projects including new playgrounds, parks and recreational areas, as well as the redevelopment of existing infrastructure. As Dreamworld’s preferred contractor, we have completed more than 20 shade structure projects for them to date, do large-scale projects for Australia Zoo and collaborate with landscape architects and landscapers, to create welcoming shade spaces to protect visitors from Australia’s harsh weather conditions. Our award-winning project for Noosa Botanical Gardens had to ensure the safety of protected plant species, while in our custom creation of the right shade structures our team helped carry crocodiles and created solutions for sites with very limited access.

 

Intricate roof shade design that represents a Sumatran house for Dreamworld Tiger Island designed, manufactured, and installed by Versatile Structures. Our award-winning intricate roof shade design that represents a Sumatran house for Dreamworld Tiger Island.

 

An end-to-end shade solution for Brisbane City Council at West End Urban manufactured and installed by Versatile Structures. An end-to-end shade solution for Brisbane City Council at West End Urban.

 

A unique curved steel frame sporting a collage of aluminium butterflies and dragonflies for Pine Rivers Park designed, manufactured, and installed by Versatile Structures. A unique curved steel frame sporting a collage of aluminium butterflies and dragonflies for Pine Rivers Park

 

Commercial and retail

Each retail store or shopping mall has unique needs from visual impacts to protection of customers and vehicles. We have worked with large and small retailers to provide solutions that meet Council and architects’ approval as well as ensuring minimal disruption to shoppers by building most of the structure off site and then just needing a small window to install.

 

Custom architectural structures designed, manufactured, and installed by Versatile Structures as part of the $670 million redevelopment of Pacific Fair, Gold Coast’s unmissable shopping designation. We designed, manufactured, and installed custom architectural structures as part of the $670 million redevelopment of Pacific Fair, Gold Coast’s unmissable shopping designation.

 

For the 18-storey Lucent Apartments in Newstead Versatile Structures designed, engineered, manufactured, and installed custom aluminium screens, sun hoods, tracking systems and vertical fins. For the 18-storey Lucent Apartments in Newstead we designed, engineered, manufactured, and installed custom aluminium screens, sun hoods, tracking systems and vertical fins.

 

Car parks

With various car park shade structure options available, from single car lanes to large full coverage areas for long term parking, we use a variety of shade fabrics and materials depending on your needs to provide sun, full waterproof and even hail protection. We can also look at a modular design and build the shade structure over a period to meet your budget.

 

An end-to-end solution including the design, certification, geotechnical investigations, site survey and building approvals by Versatile Structures for a 1,485m2 custom car park shade structures at Pelican Waters Shopping Village An end-to-end solution including the design, certification, geotechnical investigations, site survey and building approvals for a 1,485m2 custom car park shade structures at Pelican Waters Shopping Village

 

An install and forget shade solution for Brisbane Camperland designed, manufactured, and installed by Versatile Structures. An install and forget shade solution for Brisbane Camperland.

 
Time frame for a commercial shade structure

As with all commercial structure projects there are factors like weather and council approval that can impact timeframes. All things considered the average commercial shade structure project takes around 12 weeks to complete. For a full break down of how the 12 weeks is made up read our article “How much time to allow for a custom shade project”.

 
Key benefits of our commercial shade structures

  • Complete Design and Construct Service
  • Engineered to specific site conditions.
  • Custom fabricated to exact design specifications
  • Steel coatings to suit site specific conditions.
  • Highest quality materials and products used.
  • Typical lifespan 10-15+ years

 

Recommended applications

  • Commercial Construction Projects
  • Council Park Shade Structures
  • School Shade Structures
  • Commercial Landscaping Projects

 

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