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Billabong Shade :: Melbourne
320 - 324 Wellington Street
Collingwood 3066
Phone 1300 300 260
Fax 03 9416 0514
Mobile 0413 137 113

About Us

Shade Sail History:

Many shade sail companies will proclaim to be the first, biggest or the best in shade sail manufacture. The reality is that there are a few who lead industry development and many who follow … often without knowing why or where they are headed. Because tensioned shade sail “knowledge” is almost purely experience based, your supplier should have evidence of hundreds of successful installations.

The history of fabric being used as shade protection would go back thousands of years to the Egyptians, then later the Romans used fabric to shade places like the Coliseum. Centuries ago, when some poor stranded sailor washed up on a deserted beach a boat sail was probably used as a shade sail. However the use of modern fabrics designed specifically for use as tensioned shade sails has really grown in the last 10 years. Please note there is a world of difference between just any fabric used as shade and a TENSIONED shade fabric. Generally the best results will come from a very highly tensioned three dimensional sail.

In 1995 John Simmonds (Managing Director) inspired by people like Huon Morgan and James Taylor saw a definite opportunity to expand his building knowledge by using these innovative fabrics and design possibilities within residential and commercial building projects.

Today Billabong Shade has a reputation for its innovative designs, quality of workmanship and customer satisfaction.

We really know what works and just as importantly, we know what doesn’t!
Our family operated company takes great pride in the thousands of happy Billabong Shade clients and we would like to add you to that list.

Billabong Shade Professional Memberships:

Billabong Shade is a member and supporter of several industry and civic organisations and regularly offers professional advice and assistance to community projects in Australia and overseas. We are also happy to assist the many shade industry newcomers, as we see the vital importance of the industry’s reputation as a whole.


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