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Shade Sails

Welcome to ACTShade – Your Premier Shade Sail Specialists in Canberra, ACT


Here, we don’t just offer shade sails; we provide custom shade solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Shade Sail Options

At ACTShade, we offer a wide range of shade sail services tailored to your specific needs. We specialize in installing custom shade sails and waterproof shade sails for various locations, including:

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Keep your vehicles protected from the sun's rays and reduce heat buildup inside your car with our outdoor shade sail installations.

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Create a safe and shaded play area for children, ensuring they can enjoy outdoor activities without the risk of sunburn or overheating.

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Transform your pool area into a cool oasis by installing waterproof shade sails that offer protection from the sun while you relax or swim.



Enhance your outdoor living space by adding custom shade sails to your deck, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors without the discomfort of direct sunlight.

To ensure structural integrity, especially when connected to a house, our experts conduct a thorough assessment of the installation site. The depth of the poles will depend on their size, and for residential installations, the standard depth is 1.2 meters per hole. Our specialized brackets are designed to securely attach shade sails to houses or brick walls built to Australian standards, ensuring a durable and safe installation.

Service Process

When you choose ACTShade, the process of getting your shade sail installed is simple and efficient:

  • Remote Quote: We provide a comprehensive and accurate remote quote, using high resolution mapping to gain a scaled view of the area you need shade.
  • Approval and Site Visit: If you approve the quote, we schedule a site visit where we discuss fabric options, finalize the design, and confirm the details. The approved quote and finalized drawing ensure transparency and alignment throughout the process.
  • Installation Timeline: Our typical installation timeline is around 6-8 weeks, with the actual construction taking approximately 4 weeks. This includes 2 weeks for post preparation and painting, as well as 2 weeks for sail fabrication.


Daniel had a quote prepared within 24 hours and made 2 site visits to ensure the waterproof sail we requested was going to do exactly what we needed. Prompt and reliable he gave us the date for installation and made sure it was installed on time and working perfectly. It was a stress free process at a very fair price.
Gary LGary L
23:09 24 Jan 22
I contacted ACTshade to replace an old sail that was damaged in a storm. From start to finish nothing but responsive, provided a great price, and Daniel showed a high level of attention to the detail when quoting which resulted in a great final product. Thanks go out to the entire ACTshade team for a hassle free, stress free experience.
From my initial contact via the website form, through to final installation only a month later, Daniel's service has been second-to-none. Good quality locally made shadesails at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.
Narelle KennedyNarelle Kennedy
02:35 18 May 21
First class service and a great result with 2 shade sails, one of which is very large. Daniel came to quote and his professionalism was shown through his attention to detail and commitment to the engineering behind the larger of the two sails to ensure long term safety and security. Pricing was very good and the trouble to assist with colour selection was really appreciated. We cannot speak highly enough of Daniel - very, very committed to his clients. And great follow up:)
Jane AitkenJane Aitken
02:31 31 Jan 21
I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending ACTshade. Daniel is a pleasure to deal with and put a lot of thought into designing a shade solution that we, as seniors, can take down in winter if we choose without climbing onto tall ladders. Looks great, good price and great service.

Pricing and Estimates

Our pricing varies depending on the specific requirements of each project. Here’s a general estimate to give you an idea:

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Car Park Shade Sails

Prices start at $6,000 to $8,000, with factors such as the number of posts being the main consideration.

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Pool Shade Sails

Prices range from $10,000 to $12,000, depending on the size and complexity of the installation.

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Deck Shade Sails

Prices start at $5,000 to $7,000, offering an affordable solution to create a shaded outdoor living space.

Please note that these prices are approximate and subject to change based on the unique specifications of your project. We provide detailed and transparent quotes, ensuring there are no surprises along the way.

Additional Information

At ACT Shade, we stand behind the quality of our work. That’s why we offer a lifetime guarantee on our custom and waterproof shade sail installations. If there are any faults due to incorrect design by ACT Shade, we will replace the faulty components at our expense.

Choose ACT Shade for superior shade sail solutions in Canberra, ACT. Contact us today for a consultation and let us transform your outdoor space into a cool, shaded retreat.