A bit of history
Cool Shade... No Worries!
Since successfully pioneering tensioned membrane shading systems (Shade Sails) into Portugal in the spring of 2002 OZ SHADE have been busy developing a solid reputation for delivering complete customer satisfaction and consistent high quality and we are dedicated to helping you make an informed decision regarding all aspects of your shade system.
Shade Sails in Australia made their debut at the Brisbane "Expo 88" to cover large numbers of people from the harsh Queensland sun. These sails were manufactured overseas and cost many thousands of dollars each. Enquiries after Expo for sail installations proved to be too expensive for all but major commercial projects.
So with good old Aussie ingenuity and the manufacture of a greater range of modern, durable shade fabrics, Shade Sails gradually began to appear in back yards, carports, over swimming pools, restaurants, parks, playgrounds and many other places.
This all went very well until the first strong wind, which blew many sails down with varying degrees of damage to surrounding areas. Some operators decided it was not as easy as it looked and quit the industry. Others learnt from this, and have gone on to establish a rapidly growing industry with a reputation for superior design and workmanship…and to develop strict guidelines for the manufacture and installation of tensioned membrane shade systems.
At OZ SHADE we are proud to have imported these high standards and important safety measures into the growing European shade industry.
We are setting the standards that others will have to follow.
"OZ SHADE have brought the shade industry in Europe ahead in leaps and bounds, with a high level of innovation and quality levels that are absolutely world standard."
Wally Davey, Multiknit SA - May 2005
Most shade fabrics these days come with manufacturer's warranties of around ten years against UV degradation and colour fading. BUT! Buyer beware! Don't be fooled by the "It's guaranteed for ten years." line….the fabric warranty will not be valid if the fabric is not used in accordance with the manufacturers specifications or if there is faulty or badly designed installation involved and they certainly do not mean that your shade system is guaranteed for ten years!
Unfortunately, as in any growing industry, there will always be "fly by nighters" that don't stay long but leave in their wake a trail of cheap quotes, disappointed customers and shoddy workmanship, so it is important that you choose the right company when committing to any work to be done.
At OZ SHADE, because of our honest commitment to helping you make an informed decision regarding all aspects of your Shade System, along with a detailed quotation and design process, we will ensure you receive the quality, long-lasting product you deserve
It is a "shady business" we are in but this doesn't mean you have to put up with shady operators.
OZ SHADE - "Fair Dinkum" shade that will stand the test of time! And that's guaranteed!