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What to consider when selecting a car park shade structure in Brisbane

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When it comes to selecting a car park shade structure in Brisbane, there are several important considerations to take into account. These include:

  • The size and layout of the car park
  • The type of shade structure
  • The materials used
  • The cost of installation and maintenance.

One of the first things to consider is the size and layout of the car park. This will help determine the type and number of shade structures needed to adequately cover the area. It is also important to consider the height and orientation of the car park, as this will affect the amount of sunlight and heat that the structure will need to protect against.

Next, you will need to choose the type of shade structure that is best suited to your needs. There are several options to choose from, including cantilevered shades, tensioned shades, and freestanding shades. Each type has its own unique set of benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to carefully consider which one is best for your car park.

The materials used in the construction of the shade structure are also important. High-quality materials will ensure that the structure is durable and long-lasting, and can withstand the harsh Queensland weather. It is also worth considering the appearance of the structure, as it will be a visible part of your car park.

Another important consideration is the cost of installation and maintenance. Shade structures can be expensive, so it is important to budget accordingly. It is also important to factor in the ongoing maintenance costs, such as cleaning and repairs, to ensure that the structure remains in good condition.

There are also several practical considerations to take into account when selecting a car park shade structure in Brisbane. These include the need for proper ventilation to prevent heat build-up, the need for adequate drainage to prevent water damage, and the need for lighting to ensure safe use at night.

Overall, selecting a car park shade structure in Brisbane requires careful consideration of a range of factors. By taking the time to research and compare different options, you can ensure that you choose a structure that is both functional and cost-effective.


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    Jamie Howard - Director

    Co-founder and Director Jamie has been hands-on in the shade and steel industry since leaving school. With over 15 years’ experience in shade, membrane and steel projects, Jamie is excited about the design opportunities shade structures offer in the commercial and industrial sectors. Jamie’s extensive design skills give him a competitive edge in situations with technical design complexity. He has won two personal industry awards for his designs, alongside many company-won awards.