Commercial shade structures are a great way to create shade or weather protection over large areas. The single-frame structure compared with individual posts offers extra strength across large spans as the frame is a more solid structure and it supports the material allowing it to hold shape and tension more easily.
With a variety of styles, these structures are more flexible and often more cost-effective solutions compared to solid roofed structures. Fabric roofed structures also reduce noise, allow natural airflow, reflect away heat, block dangerous UV rays while allowing safe light transference and lower the ambient temperature under the structure.
Whatever your needs, Commercial Shade Sails can help you find the perfect shade structure for your needs. We are here for every step of the way with full design and engineering services and supply only and installation options for your shade structure and its sails.
Hipped structures are one of the most common shade structures around. Popular with schools and council amenities, hipped structures consist of a metal frame with posts forming a hip or hip and ridge roof line. This style of frame is highly scalable and can create relatively small shelters all the way up to huge structures covering hundreds of square meters.
Barrel Structures are highly versatile structures, perfect for waterproof materials with an arched design for efficient water run-off. The shape is supported by a frame with arched beams resembling barrel bands. Barrel structures are most common for covering long walkways, offering protection between buildings and even creating industrial asset and site shelters. They are also popular for sports clubs offering large scale protection for various courts and greens including basketball and netball courts and lawn bowls greens.
Generally associated with temporary event structures, dome shade structures are also effective permanent shade solutions. Dome structures have a unique style that can enhance any space while offering practical protection from the elements. The internal structure makes it relatively easy to add lights, fans, space heaters, audiovisual systems and more to create a practical and beautiful space that’s usable night and day all year round. Dome structures are great for restaurants, parks, conference centres and event venues. They are perfect for creating stand-alone shelters for outdoor dining areas and entertaining spaces
Cantilever structures create large spans of usable shade with minimal obtrusive posts and are used where traditional structures wouldn’t work. The nature of cantilever structures requires specialised planning and engineering to ensure the frame is safe and secure. These kinds of structures are most commonly seen in large car parks. There is a huge variety in styles of cantilever shade structures, but the two most common are single column and twin ‘V’ column styles.
Canopy or conical structures are eye-catching and have a robust structure. Similar to dome structures the silhouette of these frames is usually connected with temporary marquees but they make for unique and practical permanent structures. Canopy structures are highly versatile and can cover large and small areas, with a single large canopy or several smaller ones used in series. The internal structure of these canopies makes them ideal for hanging lights, fans and other accessories to add comfort and value to the shaded area. Canopy structures are great for sheltering outdoor seating and dining areas.
Sails For PVC & Shade Structures
Referred to as sails, skins, envelopes or simply roofing, the material over your shade structure is an important consideration. Shade structures are suited to a much wider array of materials compared to traditional tensioned shade sails. The additional structure and support mean heavier-duty materials are available and waterproof membranes are often more feasible.
How Commercial Shade Sails Can Help
For projects small and large, Australia wide, Commercial Shade Sails has the knowledge and expertise to help you create the perfect shade structure. We offer a range of services including engineering and structural design and the supply and installation of shade structures and their sails. Contact us today to talk to one of our expert team about the best shade structure for your needs and get your free and obligation-free quote.
Rainbow Shade Z16
Rainbow Shade Z16 is a lightweight fabric, at 200GSM, which is coupled with it being particularly long-lasting and sturdy in the elements. Z16 has a reputation unmatched for durability, sun protection and quality.
We now offer DualShade 350 fabric so you can embrace the fashionable and unique possibilities of a twin colour shade sail.
Gale Commercial 95 340
The Gale Commercial 95 340 is a sturdy 340GSM fabric made in a knitted lock-stitch construction for resistance to fraying and tearing. Its quality assurance for highly tensioned shade structures is guaranteed.
This extremely strong 100% Australian-made fabric will not stretch or otherwise lose its shape over time, making it the perfect choice for integrity over the long-term in your permanent shade structures.
Rainbow Shade eXtreme 32
If you are seeking a shade cloth that will deliver coverage, strength, weather resistance, durability, sun protection and quality, the Rainbow Shade eXtreme is for you.
Rainbow Shade DRiZ
Rainbow Shade DRiZ is a unique lightweight shade cloth with the highest levels of protection from both the sun and the rain. It is also available in an exciting range of 16 fashion colours.
Serge Ferrari 502(s)
The Serge Ferrari 502(s) is a high-performance waterproof fabric that comes in a dazzling array of over 50 solid and mixed colours. The fabric is fire-resistant, highly durable in all weather, and comes with a 10-year warranty.
Mehler Valmex FR580
Mehler Valmex FR580 PVC is a heavyweight, UV stabilised fabric treated with fungicides for longevity, durability and low maintenance. It is ideal for permanent and temporary tensioned structures, tents and sun shading.
The Hiraoka SX Transparent fabrics are high-quality transparent PVC coated polyester fabrics that can keep the weather and harmful UV radiation out while letting light in.
The Verseidag TXA-F range is UV stabilised, weatherproof and tear and sag resistant. The series also offers extraordinary colour stability with resistance to ageing, pollution and other stains.
SpectraNet Shade Net
SpectraNet is a specialist agricultural shade netting well known for providing comprehensive plant protection and climate control. Safeguarding crops against harsh weather conditions and damage caused by insects and birds.
ALLPRO Commercial is made of 100% monofilament knitted shade cloth. It features a high strength to weight ratio and is specially designed for use in plant nurseries, hobby farms and home gardens.
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All images in the gallery are examples of works by Commercial Shade Sails Pty Ltd, this includes jobs where we completed the engineering and design, or the manufacture and supply of the sail, or the installation of the structure and/or sail, or a combination of these.