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Shade Sails & Structures

From commercial projects, such as shopping centre car parks to a shade sail over your back yard pool, Beehive fabricate & install shade sails & shade structures to provide an economical & dependable shade solution to protect people, animals, vehicles, property & equipment from the harmful Australian sun.

Skin cancer has been named the Qld disease due to the high UV index & outdoor activity in our state & a properly designed & constructed shade sail will provide valuable protection from harmful skin cancer causing UVR. Additionally a shade sail will provide cooler more comfortable outdoor areas as well as prevent evaporation from pools & breakdown of pool chemicals.  

We have many years experience in the fabrication & design of shade sails and structures and we can recommend reputable contractors to fabricate and install your steel structures/posts.

With our experience, we can custom fabricate & install shade sails & shade structures for the home or commercial applications such as schools, sports grounds, childcare facilities, community pools, council parks, restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, motels, workshops, smoking areas, vehicle/plant/ equipment storage yards, cattle & other animal feedlots, wildlife centres, zoos, agricultural/horticultural covers & many other applications.

Beehive holds a QBCC  “Builder restricted to Special Structures (Shade Sails)” License, QBCC Licence No 1052589.  This license is the minimum legal requirement to install shade sails within Queensland. We are also National Code compliant for construction industry. Part of our licensing allows some of the work we carry out to be insured under QBCC Insurance to offer you peace of mind.

For further information,download our shade sail brochure

Utilising quality shadecloth, we fabricate & install:-

  • fixed shade sails
  • covers for frame structures
  • retractable shade sails
  • shade cloth wind breaks
  • shade cloth awnings, curtains & blinds
  • covers for gazebos & greenhouses
  • covers for umbrellas & other structures

All our attachment points on our shade sails are reinforced with heavy duty UV resistant webbing and heavy duty UV Resistant vinyl in a colour similar to the shadecloth chosen. Our sails are supplied with marine grade 316 stainless steel turnbuckles and fittings for easy removal before the onset of cyclone rated winds - which can be a common problem in North Queensland. Turnbuckles also allow for ease of tensioning and adjustment of the sails.  All centre seams are heat welded using hot wedge welders or stitched where required.  The PTFE (Teflon) thread we use for stitching the outside hems & other seams carries a 15 year pro-rata warranty against UV degradation. We can fabricate sails with stainless steel cable edge or UV resistant webbing edges depending upon size & preference.

Shadecloth Sails and covers are available in commercial grade Shadecloth in a variety of appealing & stylish colours and styles.

We use premium quality shade cloth from reputable manufacturers including some Australian made material. Shade cloth can be supplied with shade factor ranges as low as  30% shade for horticultural use & up to 95% for high UVR protection. A wide variety of shadecloth materials are available including material that has 10 year Pro- rata warranties, very high strength properties, high Fire retardant properties, different weaves (mono/tape or mono/mono), vibrant colours & other features. Manufacturers include Gale Synthesis,  ProKnit Industries Monotec, Polyfab, Alnet, Rainbow shade & others.

Utilising speciality Waterproof Architectural PVC membranes, we can fabricate & install architectural vinyl membranes to suit:-

  • Tension membrane waterproof sails
  • Membrane structures
  • Marquee covers
  • Umbrella covers
  • other 3 Dimensional  structures

Using MPanel computer modelling software and Automated computer aided plotter cutter, we can produce architectural vinyl membranes that endeavour to provide even tension over structures and between attachment points. We source quality reinforced PVC membranes from leading suppliers & manufactures to provide durable & long lasting membranes for your structure. Our suppliers of Stainless steel wire & fittings provide hardware that has been proof tested & have a good track record for use in tension membrane structures.  

Using High Frequency welders, the PVC material is homogeneously welded to provide strong watertight seams for the completed membrane. With a network of steel structure fabricators/installers & engineers, we can direct you to experienced specialists in design & construction of large tension membrane structures.

With our experience on many commercial projects, we are able to provide fabricating & fitting of  shade structures & membranes that meet the client's expectations as well as completion of works safely to QLD WH&S requirements.

For a free measure and quote , as well as advice on what design may best suit your requirements, contact us below.

Contact Beehive Vinyl and tell us about your Shade Sail needs.

Shade sail & shade structure applications include:

  • Backyard Pools
  • Vehicle/ Boat parking
  • Outdoor entertainment areas/ BBQ areas
  • Shopping Centre Car-parks
  • Business customer car parks
  • Transport shelters - bus/train/taxi/ferry stops
  • Sporting grounds
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Smoking areas
  • Bars, clubs & Hotels
  • Universities
  • Child care facilities
  • School assembly areas, playgrounds , sportsgrounds
  • Council parks & playgrounds
  • Community pools
  • Entertainment & function areas
  • Workshop shade areas
  • Plant, vehicle  & Equipment storage areas
  • Warehouse pick up /delivery areas
  • Horticultural, Agriculture & Aquaculture shade & Greenhouses
  • Cattle & other animal feedlots/ stables/ yards
  • Wildlife centres/ zoos
  • Wind breaks & other applications
  • Hail protection