The specifications of our shade sails

Shade sails are made up of two separate components, the post or frame, and the sails or canopy. We design and manufacture both components at our site on the Gold Coast. Shade sails can be designed to accommodate almost any application that requires shade and/or protection from weather.

Posts and frames

Posts or frames are used as the structure for most applications involving shade sails or canopies in both commercial and domestic uses. Our posts and frames are custom made from galvanised steel to the exact specifications required for each individual job. Posts are made to accommodate the size and height of the shade sail or canopy design.

We paint all our frames and posts with one coat of ultra-etch primer followed by powder coating in colour of your choice.

Shade sails and canopies

Our shade cloth is available in many types of materials making our range suitable for virtually any application and environment. Our options are Rainbow Z-16 Shade Cloth,HVG solar block & extra block flame retardant shade cloth

We manufacture shade cloth sails with a swaged 3mm stainless steel wire around the perimeter. Seams are 6mm x 50mm double locked stitched , heavy duty corners with S/S triangles, & seat belt webbing. Sewn with PTFE thread “15 years manufacturer’s warranty”

Specifications | Gold Coast | Anthonys Shady Sails

Rainbow Z-16 Shade Cloth

  • Pilar Stitch


  • Weft Switch


  • Fabric Constructions

Mono filament with tape filler

  • Tape Filament Measurement

42 Micron

  • Monofilament Measurement

400 Denier

  • Fabric Weight

200 Grams per square metre

  • Average Burst Strength


  • Wind Resistance

81.23% cut out

H.V.G Shade Cloth

  • Tear Resistance

Warp 151N

  • AS2001.2.10-1986

Weft 195N

  • Breaking Force

Warp 610N

  • AS2001.2.4-1990

Weft 1100N

  • Base Material

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Unestablished

  • Construction

Mono yarn and tape

  • Heat Set

Produces a stable, consistent fabric

  • Origin


Waterproof sails

The material options available for our waterproof shade sails are DRI-Z and Ferrari 502 PVC.
During the manufacture process of our waterproof sails the seams are frequency welded and all corners of the sails are fitted with stainless steel plates top and bottom for tensioning purposes. Stainless steel wire is also installed around the perimeter and inside the edges for adjusting and tensioning.

DRI-Z Waterproof Shade Cloth

  • Fabric

Knitted shade net of high density polyethylene SABS quality approved

  • Coating

Ultraviolet stabilised polyethylene

  • Mass

280 Grams per square meter

  • Tear Strength

100KG Warp (min)

210KG Weft (min)

  • Burst Strength

260kpa (min)

Test Netgid SABS 1703

Warranty 5 years limited. DRI-Z has been tested under CSIR under wind conditions in excess of 200km/h.

Ferrari 502 PVC

  • Base Fabric Polyester HT1100 Dex
  • Coating P.V.C.
  • Tensile Strength Warp / Weft250/250 daN/5cm
  • Tear Strength Warp / Weft25 / 20 daN
  • Adheeslon9 daN
  • Finish Varnish Both Sides
  • Flame RetardancyM2 NFP92 503/DIN 4102 B1/BS 5438

PVC clear blinds

Our PVC clear blinds have frequency welded seams and the perimeters have a 50mm Ferrari 502 PVC reinforcement. You can choose the colour for the zippers which get sewn onto Ferrari 502 PVC material. We can supply robes, pulleys, and tie-downs where requested.

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