Bunning Shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

The Shade Revolution: Versatile Structures and Its Trusted Suppliers

 Jamie Howard      In

Brisbane’s sun-drenched landscape calls for reliable shade solutions, and at the forefront of this niche market stands Versatile Structures. Known for their commitment to quality and innovation, Versatile Structures has cultivated strong partnerships with reputable suppliers, with Mehler and Sauleda playing crucial roles in providing top-notch materials for their shade structures.

Mehler – Precision Woven Excellence

Mehler, a globally acclaimed textile manufacturer, has been instrumental in Versatile Structures’ success. Focused on precision-woven fabrics, Mehler delivers high-quality materials designed for durability and optimal performance. Their dedication to innovation and sustainability aligns seamlessly with Versatile Structures’ mission to offer cutting-edge shade solutions with a minimal environmental impact.

Mehler’s fabrics boast impressive features, including UV resistance, flame retardancy, and exceptional tensile strength. These qualities make Mehler’s materials perfectly suited for the harsh Australian climate, ensuring that the shade structures manufactured by Versatile Structures not only provide effective sun protection but also endure the test of time.

Sauleda – A Legacy of Innovation and Aesthetics

For the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal, Versatile Structures turns to Sauleda, a Spanish fabric manufacturer renowned for innovation and design. Sauleda’s fabrics are celebrated for their vibrant colours, intricate patterns, and advanced coating technologies that enhance both visual appeal and performance.

Versatile Structures values Sauleda’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of textile design. This collaboration allows Versatile Structures to offer clients a diverse range of customizable options, ensuring that each shade structure not only serves its practical purpose but also complements its surroundings.

Sauleda’s dedication to sustainability aligns with Versatile Structures’ values. Their use of eco-friendly materials and processes resonates with the growing demand for environmentally conscious construction practices. This partnership ensures that the shade structures not only meet the highest standards in design but also contribute to sustainable and responsible manufacturing practices.

Collaborative Innovation

The collaboration between Versatile Structures, Mehler, and Sauleda goes beyond a conventional supplier relationship. It embodies a collaborative spirit that fuels innovation in the shade structure industry. Regular communication, joint research, and a shared commitment to excellence result in the development of cutting-edge products that set new benchmarks in the industry.

Versatile Structures actively engages with its suppliers to stay ahead of the latest advancements in materials and manufacturing techniques. This proactive approach ensures that their shade structures remain at the forefront of innovation and contributes to the ongoing evolution of the industry as a whole.

Quality Assurance and Certification

Maintaining the highest quality standards is imperative for Versatile Structures. The materials supplied by Mehler and Sauleda undergo rigorous testing and certification processes to ensure they meet or exceed industry benchmarks. This commitment to quality assurance is fundamental to Versatile Structures’ reputation for reliability and durability.

Sustainability Initiatives

In an era where sustainability is a paramount concern, Versatile Structures is proud to be associated with suppliers who share their commitment to environmental responsibility. Mehler and Sauleda employ eco-friendly manufacturing practices, prioritize the use of recyclable materials, and actively seek ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

By selecting suppliers with strong sustainability initiatives, Versatile Structures ensures that its shade structures contribute positively to the environment throughout their life cycle. This commitment aligns with the growing global awareness of the impact of construction and manufacturing on the planet, setting a standard for responsible business practices.


Versatile Structures’ partnership with Mehler and Sauleda exemplifies the strength of strategic collaborations in the manufacturing industry. The combination of precision-woven excellence from Mehler and innovative design aesthetics from Sauleda has propelled Versatile Structures to the forefront of the shade structure market.

As the demand for effective and aesthetically pleasing shade solutions continues to rise, Versatile Structures remains well-equipped to meet these challenges. The relationships forged with Mehler and Sauleda not only ensure the continued success of Versatile Structures but also contribute to the evolution of shade structures, setting new standards for quality, sustainability, and innovation.


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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.