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Shadecloth FAQs and Myths

Shadecloth FAQs and Myths

Lets take a close look at Shadecloth and Shade Sails Does shadecloth hold water? A shadecloth is an open weave mesh. Shadecloth is not waterproof. Water flows through shadecloth like a mist.  Water may sit on the shadecloth surface temporarily in heavy rain for 2 reasons:  the lag between rain...

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Australian to the Core

Australian to the Core

During COVID-19 global uncertainty and unrest, Australia has been reassessing the importance of a strong Australian manufacturing sector for self-reliance and supply of goods and services. Australian Made is making a resurgence. Abacus Shade Structures has supported Australian Made from the very beginning.

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Launching New Website 2020

Launching New Website 2020

The much anticipated, device friendly,  Abacus Shade Structures website, has been launched. Now is a great time to get creative on shade. Summer is just around the corner.  The previous website ahead of its time when launched a few year ago and while viewed by many, was in need of a face lift....

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Is the worst of the pandemic over?

Is the worst of the pandemic over?

Abacus Shade Structures continues to take precautions to prevent the transmission of COVID19 in the workplace. Six months down the track we reflect on what COVID19 has meant for our business. While the COVID pandemic was a difficult time I believe our company has come through the worst of it. ...

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Abacus Shade Structures Accolades

Abacus Shade Structures Accolades

Once again Abacus Shade Structures has proved it is the leading shade structure company in the state after winning yet another National Industry Award. At a glittering event on the Gold Coast Queensland where more than 5,000 textile industry representatives attended SuperExpo19, Abacus Shade...

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Shade Fittings E Shop

Shade Fittings E Shop

QUALITY FITTINGS  316 grade stainless steel. Information on safe working loads provided in the tables. SMALL ORDERS OK  At Shade Fittings you can purchase in small quantities.  DELIVERY  We deliver throughout Australia. We offer you options on transport and payment to make shopping as flexible as...

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38 years and going strong

38 years and going strong

Abacus Shade Structures has been operating in Sydney for 38 years. Abacus commenced building shade structure when the very first shade structures started to be seen in Australia in 1988. We saw shade structures for the first time in Australia at Brisbane World Expo and the Crocodile Hotel at...

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Facebook and Instagram

Facebook and Instagram

LIKE US AND GET THE INSIDE NEWS ON FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM. Abacus Shade Structures has a business FACEBOOK page and a business INSTAGRAM page. Please take a peak.  Use the  links at the top right of our website. See latest news and photos of our latest projects, hot off the press. We  post...

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Don’t be left in the dark on shade.

Don’t be left in the dark on shade.

Making informed choices when it comes to shade structures can be tricky with all the technical and legislative rules to navigate around. Getting the right information will ensure you won't be left in the dark on shade. Being an informed buyer allows you to make the best decisions to get exactly...

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High Commendation, National Award

High Commendation, National Award

Abacus Shade Structures is still working at the highest heights after receiving High commendation for Shade Structure at our joint Australian and New Zealand Association Conference in Queenstown New Zealand. A 150sm shade structure incorporates a vertical screen into the main shadecloth structure....

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Director elected President STA

Director elected President STA

Abacus Director elected President of  National Industry Association This year Abacus Shade Structures Director, Beatrice Moonen  was elected President of the Australian Specialised Textiles Assocation (STA). Her credentials are befitting to her role. After studying economics she worked in small...

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Accreditation

Accreditation

Abacus Shade Structures receives National Acrreditation.After years of consultation and research industry self regulation has finally arrived to the shade structure industry. In December 2014 Abacus Shade Structures received inaugural accreditation from its national body,The Specialised Textiles...

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