logoWelcome to Shade ‘n’ Sails

Shade ‘n’ Sails pty ltd are designers, manufacturers and installers of high quality specialised outdoor shade products. Our range includes architectural shade sails, tension membrane structures, umbrellas, shade canopy structures, clear and pvc mesh cafe blinds, folding arm awnings, ziptrak blinds and a wide range of awnings. All products are custom designed to meet your individual requirements. We use only the highest quality materials & components.

Our Mission Statement
"We provide exceptional quality design, manufacturing and installation services to clients requiring structural welded material products in their private, commercial and business environments by listening and responding to client requirements and presenting a range of options to them."

Shade 'n' Sails Pty Ltd offer a wide range of shade and waterproof structures, designed individually to suit any situation and budget. From a simple four sided shade sail made from shadecloth to a waterproof structure complete with stainless steel edge cables and galvanised or powder coated steelwork, we are limited only by imagination.

Our company doesn't just supply sun protection structures, but year round all-weather protection designed to suit the harsh weather conditions of today. All our products are manufactured locally in our Ballarat factory and are low maintenance and provide aesthetic appeal.

Our company was established in 1999, as the Directors found a need for high quality and durable shade products, for both the domestic and commercial markets. Our company is rapidly growing and a highlight of this is our continuing manufacture of membranes being shipped interstate as well as around the world.  In addition to our production increase we have re-located to a new custom built factory to ensure our company can continue to grow and produce quality products.

No job is too big or too small and with over 65 combined years in the industry, Shade 'n' Sails have the know how and expertise for your next job.  We have a distributor base across Australia and Overseas, and are continually seeking new distributors to broaden the availability of our products across Australia.  If you are interested in becoming a distributor of Shade 'n' Sails products, please contact our office to discuss.

We also export regularly to the following countries:

  • United States of America
  • Malaysia
  • India
  • UAE
  • Vietnam
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • United Kingdom
  • New Zealand


  • Design

    With many years of experience in the industry, let the Shade ‘n’ Sails team custom design a unique structure to suit your individual requirements. At Shade ‘n’ Sails we provide 3D conceptual designs utilising state of the art software. We can also liaise directly with professionals such as architects, engineers and builders to provide the best solution for your site.

  • Engineering

    Our team works with fully qualified engineers who specialise in this specific field of Tensile Structures. To successfully engineer tensile structures our engineers utilise Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Form Finding software.

  • Project Management

    We can efficiently and effectively project manage your next shade sail or tension membrane job. We organise the planning and building permits, engineering drawings and certification, other trades (if required) a site inspection and a complete supply and installation of the finished product and site clean-up.

  • Maintenance

    Shade ‘n’ Sails has a team that focuses primarily on the maintenance and upkeep of existing sails and structures. We work closely with schools, councils, commercial businesses and domestic customers to administer maintenance programs and repair, replace or remove any items due to normal wear and tear. We also provide an emergency response team to address these issues usually after freak storms, strong winds, accidents, etc. has damaged the structure.

  • Contract Manufacturing

    Our modern factory can accommodate your next project. We can provide fabric patterning, cutting and marking of panels on our plotter cutter, HF and wedge welding, sewing, laser cutting of corner clamping plates, steel work design and fabrication and installation.