Frame shades

Framed Shades are a cost effective way of covering large areas and perfectly suited to school, child care and council playground areas along with other outdoor applications. With a design fully compliant with the Department of Education Facilities Design Standards, framed structures provide a sturdy shade solution for shading play areas, lunch areas and equipment in public schools.

Our frame shade structures are available in a wide range of sizes, heights, shapes and configurations as well as fabric options including fire retardant fabrics. Steel frames can be left hot dipped galvanised or powder coated to suit your needs. Optional anti vandal cones can be installed at the top of columns to reduce the likelihood of climbing onto the shade.

Benefits of a Weathersafe Frame Shade

  • Engineered, DECS and DPTI compliant
  • Framed shade structures are the most cost effective way of covering larger areas
  • Perfectly suited to child care, school and council playground areas
  • Designed to peak in the middle, perfect for accommodating playgrounds with high equipment
  • Engineered to withstand area specific wind categories
  • Weathersafe have introduced a range of 15 different sized framed shades structures to suit all applications
  • Installed by our expert team or supplied in kit form
  • From 5m x 5m through to 10m x 12m or larger, the choice is yours with complete flexibility
  • Custom shape orders are also available

Frame shade configurations

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Square or rectangular

Choose from either square or rectangular configurations. Both are available in a wide range of sizes and popular colour choices to easily compliment your project.

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A hexagonal frame shade is a great option to cover over square play areas. Available in a wide range of custom sizes, heights and fabric choices.

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Joined Frame Shade

You can cover almost any area by joining two, three or more Frame Shades. The design configurations are endless using different sizes, shapes and heights. We can manufacture using common joining columns to reduce clutter.

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Fabric options

We recommend Australian made Monotec 370 commercial grade shade cloth for its superior strength and long life. It's available in a wide range of colours and fire retardant variations. We also have an extensive range of imported fabrics to meet your design and budget requirements.

Typical applications

Schools, playgrounds, holiday parks, pools and jumping pillow covers

Key design advantages

Cost effective shade cover, highly effective shade patterns, minimal maintenance


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