Fabric Fabrication

All Shade System projects are fully fabricated and completed in our Northland workshop by our experienced manufacturing team. They’ve spent years cutting, sewing and welding fabric to make them the experts they are today. By keeping our team informed on job details and intricacies, we ensure that each project that passes through our workshop receives the time and investment that it rightly deserves.

The process starts in the designer’s offices, with the painstaking conception of plans, outlines and renderings by our in-house artists. Having calculated the measurements, the job file goes to the factory manager and the manufacturing team then sets to work using the latest cutting, welding and sewing technology to enable a fast manufacturing process.

The Fabric Process

Once cut, we fold the sail’s hems and move onto the sewing phase – or welding. If the sail is made of PVC. Shade canopies by Shade Systems are stitched with SolarFix PTFE thread which carries a 15 year warranty on state-of-the-art machinery. This ensures your sail represents the highest standard possible. Thanks is due to the diligence of Shade System’s purchasing manager for the second-to-none quality of our materials.

The shade sail is ready for installation once all the hardware is attached to the sail . The hardware includes corner shackles, wire-edging to the sail’s perimeter, where applicable, and the application of eyelets and corner plates.

A final quality control check is carried out by a dedicated QC manager before the project is folded, ready for dispatch to site for installation. We double check all the specs, test the seams, and cut all loose threads. We also scan the fabric for any snags or pulls. Our goals is your satisfaction and only the best will do. We offer:

  • Industry best warranties on materials used
  • Monoplane anticlastic and 3-dimensional architectural fabric membranes
  • The largest range of architectural fabrics on the market
  • Bespoke manufacture – custom made to perfectly suit your requirements
  • An exact fit through custom designs

Steel Fabrication of Structures

The design and project teams at Shade Systems carefully consider every component of a shade structure. we use the highest standard available of raw materials. The quality and creativity of structures produced by our skilled steel fabricators are renowned throughout the industry.