A guide to shade structure styles

commercial shade structure by Versatile Structures

What is a shade structure? Shade structure means a roofed structure which can be either freestanding or fixed to a building for the purpose of providing shade or shelter from the weather. The shade structure can be over entrances to buildings, external entertaining areas, vehicles, loading/unloading areas, or the like, but does not include the use…

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When to install heavy-duty shade sails

Heavy-duty shade sail

There are significant differences in the various types of shade sail fabrics on the market. The most obvious differences are colour and shade structure shapes; however, you also need to consider the type of fabric used in the shade structure as each substrate type has a specific function. When it comes to commercial applications such…

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Repair or replace your shade sail?

shade sail repair in progress

Shade sails don’t always need to be replaced, often repair can be a more cost effective way of extending the life of your shade sail or shade structure. The key to knowing when to repair or replace your shade sail or shade structure lies in understanding by how long the life of the shade structure…

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Custom Shade Sails – Invest in Durable Quality

Custom Fabric Structures

Custom Shade Sails are an investment that can provide long-lasting protection and comfort for various applications across sport, leisure, retail, residential, industrial, and commercial sectors. Cheaper, second-tier fabrics are proven ineffective against the harsh Australian weather conditions. However, advancements in fabric manufacturing have made it possible to custom-build high-quality fabric structures using international, European, and…

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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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Transform Your Commercial Space Without A Build

Commercial shade structures don’t just provide sun protection. They can transform the outdoor areas of your business into comfortable, functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces that add value to your property and boost your profits.  Plus, in today’s COVID-19 world, where lockdowns and social distancing restrictions continue to impact everyday life and business, increasing the amount…

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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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The cheapest supplier isn’t always the best choice

Westfield North Lakes commercial shade structure replacement by Versatile Structures

Do a quick Google search for ‘commercial shade structure suppliers’, and around 4,400,000 results pop up. Narrow this down by where you are, for example, Brisbane, and you’re still left with about 170,000 results. With so many companies to choose from, how do you know which commercial shade system supplier to pick? Like any type…

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Waterproof Shade Structures vs Shade Sail Structures

Waterproof shade structures and shade sail structures are a great investment. Both offer additional space shaded from harmful UV rays and keep your adjoining home or business cooler, reducing your energy bills. They also add value to your property – and, aesthetically, they look great. Waterproof Shade Sails also offer the added bonus of being an…

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Some Useful Tips for Maintaining Your Shade Sails

Shade sails or sun sails are versatile structures that can make your outdoor areas useful and more comfortable in any weather. They add to the visual appeal and increase the value of your property, too. These characteristics make them practical for various applications including playgrounds, large outdoor dining areas, outdoor commercial centres, childcare facilities, and…

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