More than just shade


Pushing the
of design

Carrum foreshore playground

design team

Turn-Key Solutions. Innovative Structures.

Shade Living provides a full design and construct service for a vast range of shade-cloth and waterproof tension membrane structures covering everything under the sun. With our ongoing investment in professional staff, training and technology, we’ve been at the forefront of the industry for three decades and have continued to deliver on our commitment to quality and customer service. Our dedicated project management staff oversee your project from start to finish, from obtaining all the permits on your behalf, to ensuring your project is completed on time and without hassle.

If you have an area that needs covering, let our design and sales team provide you with the solution. 


Whether you simply want a shaded area, or a drastically reduced environmental footprint, you will find your solution with us.

Major projects

Experience the extraordinary with our major projects. From sporting grounds to hospitals, we've redefined outdoor spaces.

Our services

Design & Engineering

Shade Living's in-house design team specialise in tensile structures and can handle all aspects from the aesthetic to the technical. We use AutoCAD and other industry-specific software for concept presentations, structural analysis and shade analysis drawings. We offer a free site consultation, design and quotation service. We welcome collaboration architects and landscape designers.

Project Management

At Shade Living, we prioritise quality products and customer service through effective planning and communication. Our dedicated project management team handles everything from permits to occupational health and safety. We provide ongoing staff training and documentation to make sure that your next project is smooth and hassle-free.

Fabrication & Installation

Shade Living is a registered building practitioner in the category of shade structures (CB-L23706) and is equipped with an experienced team of in-house installers which is fully supported by a large in-house fabrication facility. We have a history of successfully completing challenging projects with an emphasis on quality outcomes. Our installation division is fully compliant with the latest OH&S regulations. We also offer a comprehensive cleaning and maintenance service for all shade-cloth and PVC tension membrane structures.

Management and Inspection

Shade Living offers comprehensive structural and safety audit services for schools, councils, and commercial clients. In compliance with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Victoria, we conduct mandated structural audits every three years for flexible shade structures in schools. We have extensive experience in this field, having completed over 100 structural audits for schools in Victoria. We also work closely with councils to guarantee the safety and maintenance of their shade structures, providing audits, expert advice and maintenance program implementation.

Major Projects

Casey Fields – VFL Oval

Royal Children’s Hospital

Shade Living was tasked with developing the design solutions for the for the Royal Children's Hospital shade structures

Padua College Mornington