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Welcome to Shade Sails Ltd

Shade sails are simple, versatile, visually stunning and provide up to 96% UV protection.

The innovative and attractive alternative to sun umbrellas, awnings and gazebos.

Shade Sails were developed in Australia over 30 years ago to provide effective and versatile protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. They have proved so successful there, that they are now mandatory for schools and childcare facilities in many areas.

We, at Shade Sails Ltd here in the UK, believe that shade provision is vital and we pride ourselves on our personal, friendly and professional service to help design and install shade sails to meet your needs and budget.

Unlike conventional shade options, shade sails (also known as sail shades, shadesails and even sun sails) are manufactured from heavy duty Rachel-knitted High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) which diffuses the sun’s harmful rays. This is a very strong and durable fabric, specifically developed in Australia for outdoor use. Though it offers effective UV protection, it also allows the air to circulate, producing a significantly cooler environment beneath.

Established for over 8 years, we were the first UK company to introduce shade sails. All our shade sails are bespoke and ethically made in the UK to meet your requirements. We offer a full design and installation service using high grade wooden posts specifically produced for schools and nurseries. We use marine grade stainless steel fixings.

Colourful, durable and stylish, you can create stunning visual effects using multiple shades in contrasting colours. See our Design Ideas page.

Shade Sails Ltd offer comprehensive guarantees.

Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) Accredited.

We are the preferred Supplier of Shade Sails in the RIBA Directory of Chartered Practices

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