They are made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a knitted mesh structured fabric incorporating UV stabilising additives, which block out up to 96% of the sun’s harmful UV rays.
This is a very strong durable fabric specifically designed in Australia for outdoor use. The knitted fabric allows air to circulate, thereby producing a significantly cooler environment beneath it.
Our fabric offers up to 96% UV PROTECTION depending on the colour chosen.
They are shower proof but the primary function of a shade sail is to protect against the sun’s harmful rays. The knitted shade fabric is ideal for installing over grass. Contact us for waterproof options.
Choosing the correct fabric is essential. Some suppliers state their fabric is UV RESISTANT - these are made of Acrylic and PVC which is a solid fabric which simply means the fabric will not deteriorate in the sun’s harmful rays. A solid fabric – which does not allow air to circulate, will make the fabric waterproof, but remember:
No, all our shade sails are bespoke and made here in the UK. This allows you the flexibility of choosing the size, colour and design that best suits your needs and budget. The shade sails are highly versatile and modular in design, allowing you to increase the area of shade as and when funds permit.
Yes, we specialise in installing timber posts which have been specifically produced for use in schools and nurseries.
Yes, the stainless steel fixings we use to install the shade sails are designed to make this extremely easy. Our installation team will show you exactly how.
The shade sails are extremely robust BUT we strongly recommend they are taken down when extreme weather conditions are forecast ie heavy snow. They have been wind tested up to Gale Force 12.
Installations are normally completed within 3 weeks.
The shade sails require minimal care, however if you wish to clean them we recommend a solution of mild detergent and water applied with a sponge or soft brush and rinsed thoroughly with clean water ie a hose.
If you still have any unanswered questions, please contact us.
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