Polycarbonate, the ultimate UVR resistant shade structure solution

The Westend Common walkway shade structure featuring a polycarbonate roof, manufactured, and installed by Versatile Structures

The use of lightweight polycarbonate in shade structures has become synonymous with sun protection as the material does not allow harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) rays to be transmitted. To better understand the value of polycarbonate as a protective substrate against UVR in shade structures we need to better understand ultraviolet radiation. What is ultraviolet radiation?…

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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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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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Affordable polycarbonate roofing in Brisbane

Insulated panels or ‘sandwich’ panels can be a great option for your commercial property if you’re looking for a roofing solution that offers spanning capabilities and thermally insulating properties. Insulated polycarbonate roof panels come in a range of colours and designs, so it’s easy to customise a roof that is specific to your aesthetic requirements.…

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