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Shade structures for commercial, government and community properties, schools and playgrounds.

Apex Shade Structures has been operating in the Northern NSW region for over 20 years and has a well-deserved reputation as the foremost commercial shade sails and structure supplier from Taree to Tweed Heads, and Coffs Harbour to Tamworth areas (including the north-western plains area). We are the leading commercial shade structure designer, manufacturer and installer for a variety of projects with Councils, schools, community and on commercial premises.


We have recently have achieved Cm3 OHS/WHS qualification status.

Cm3 is Australia’s leading OHS/WHS Contractor Pre-qualification system. Cm3 has been developed so that our Clients can be confident contractors they engage have OHS/WHS systems and processes for working safely.

Apex Shade Structure’s track record of securing repeat business from our valued clients is testament of our ability to build collaborative and successful partnerships on a wide range of projects.



Our commercial shade sail fabric:

  • is a premium high grade extra heavy-duty shade mesh, specifically designed for use under tension
  • offers over 90% UV protection
  • comes in a variety of colours, and
  • carries up to 12 year manufacturers’ warranty against UV degradation.

The waterproof shade fabric we use:

  • offers up to 100% UV protection
  • is translucent, thus providing good light transmission (evening lantern effect), and
  • carries a five-year manufacturers’ warranty.

Our commercial shade structures have sails that are sewn using only high-quality UV stabilised thread. Any seams are interlocked and double stitched for maximum strength. Seatbelt webbing is sewn into corners and finished with stainless steel fittings for strengthened installation points.

Tight tensioning provides greater resistance to wear and tear of the fabric and is aesthetically attractive. Shade sails are fixed to anchoring points – ie brackets fixed onto existing solid structures or to steel posts embedded in concrete footings (powder coating on posts / brackets optional)


Commercial Shade Structures

Where shade sails are not suitable due to height issues or soil quality concerns, we also offer cost effective and aesthetically pleasing commercial shade structures as an alternative.

Only the highest quality architectural grade PVC/PVDF fabrics are used by Apex Shade Structures, being mildew resistant and UV treated with varying weight per square metre depending on the size of the structure.

Fabric is stretched over the top frame and tensioned with a stainless perimeter cable to provide greater resistance to wear and tear.

Canopies have supporting upright posts, either embedded in their own concrete footing or directly bolted to existing concrete. Steelwork can be left galvanised or powder coated to a colour of your choice.

Post pads are also available in a variety of colours for added protection. All structures are fully engineered and we also provide a five-year structural warranty, offering peace of mind for many years to come.