Shade Living has a team of in-house designers who are experienced in the design of tensile structures and understand the aesthetic and technical requirements.  Our AutoCAD division is able to prepare plans and 3-D drawings from preliminary concepts through to detailed structural and workshop drawings.

We also utilise several computer aided drawing programs for the preparation of concept presentations and structural analysis and are able to provide shadow projection drawings of proposals on request.

Let us assist you with a free site consultation, design and quotation.  Our design services are also available to Architects and Landscape Architects.

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Shade Living offer a full structural and safety audit service to schools, councils and commercial clients.

It is a requirement of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Victoria that all flexible shade structures within schools be audited by a structural engineer at least ever three years  (refer link).  Shade Living have carried out these structural audits for over 100 schools in Victoria.

Councils recognize the need for ongoing safety and maintenance of their shade assets.

We have assisted many councils with safety auditing and advice as well as the development and implementation of a maintenance programme for their shade structures.


Shade Living is a Registered Building Practitioner in the category shade structures (CB-L23706).

Backed by an experienced team of in-house installers we have successfully completed a number of technically demanding projects with proven quality outcomes.  Our installation division is fully compliant with up to date OH&S requirements.

We also offer a comprehensive cleaning maintenance service on all shadecloth and PVC tension membrane structures. 


At Shade Living we understand that delivering quality products and customer service relies on planning and communication and hence we have staff purely dedicated to Project Management.

These days it is a requirement for permits to be obtained on most jobs and at Shade Living we are happy to obtain all of these permits on your behalf. 

We are committed to occupational health and safety of our staff and the public and hence provide ongoing training to our staff and are able to provide the necessary documentation to clients with regards to OH&S.

Let the staff at Shade Living ensure the implementation of your next project be a pleasant and hassle free experience.