Australian Shade News 2019

Shade sails are an ever-growing part of Australian life. Practical and still beautiful, shade sails are enhancing outdoor spaces across the country. Australian Shade News is here to keep you up-to-date with everything shade sail. Whether you’re planning to invest in a shade sail, or you already have one, Australian Shade News is the authoritative source of all of the news and information that you need.

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Choose Your Shade Fabric

There are so many different shade fabrics out there, and they all have different features and properties. So how do you choose shade sail fabric and figure out which fabric is right for you?

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How to choose your shade fabric

Insurance & Your Shade Sail

Will my shade sail be covered by my insurance? It’s a question we get asked a lot, so we’ve put together a handy guide to help you understand insurance and your shade sail. We know that making sense of your insurance policy can be difficult at the best of times and we’re here to help

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School Shade Regulations

Local, state, and federal governments have a range of regulations and recommendations to ensure that schools, early learning centres, and other childcare facilities are doing everything to protect children from the Australian sun. With new research and best practices constantly being developed here are some recent changes to school shade regulations affecting shade sails around Queensland.

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Council Approvals for Shade Sails

If you’re planning on getting a shade sail, it is important to consider the council approvals and planning permissions you’ll need. Your local council will have rules surrounding development approvals in your area.

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New Standards for Shade Sail Fabric

There is a huge variety of shade fabrics out there and it can be difficult to know how much protection they offer. In its latest review, Standards Australia has made some changes so it’s clearer and easier to compare shade fabrics and understand how much sun protection your shade sail will provide.

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Introducing DualShade 350

Gale Pacific has recently launched their revolutionary new range of shade fabric, DualShade 350. This fabric has a single colour on one side and a different complementary colour on the other side, thanks to Gale Pacific’s new patent-pending knit pattern. DualShade 350 is a commercial grade shade sail fabric, it’s durable, easy to maintain, and offers up to 93.6% UVR protection in a range of modern and vibrant colours.

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DualShade 350 in Maldives