Patios are the cornerstone of many people’s gardens and outdoor spaces. They are where we congregate for a family bbq, relax and read a book or enjoy spending some time in the sun. Ensuring your patio has sufficient shade is crucial for maximising both the use of your space and your return on investment. In this guide, When shading a patio  the most common solutions including Shade Sails and Roman Shades.


We strive to expand our product offering, and this year we’ve done it by offering custom shade sails designed to shade any outdoor space.

We pride ourselves in supplying only the highest product quality, paired with a durable stitch. Shade Sails are great at blocking out harmful sun rays and providing sufficient shade, as well as adding atmosphere to any outdoor environment.

Our shade net products can be installed over large areas as Coverage at a Fraction of the Cost of other materials. Our shade net structures are suitable for residential and commercial outdoor spaces.


A shade sail is not held up by a frame, but by poles to which the shade net is tensioned. The design of the sail requires curvy sides to tension the sails outwards when pulled, and force the centre of the net outwards to avoid sagging and creasing. Steel poles are concreted into the ground at a depth of around 800mm to 1000mm and are usually set at 75-degree angle, to ensure the base of the structure is solid and that the poles don’t flex under the extreme tension of the shade material. Our shade nets have a UV blocking factor of 95-98% with shade factors up to 90%, giving it a life span of up to 10 years.

The material is manufactured in 3m rolls, so any canopy made bigger than 3m will have joins. Our shade net edging is carefully machine stitched with UV rated thread which won’t degrade from sun exposure, all joins on sails over 3m width are double stitched for extra strength and all corners are enforced to withstand the pressure of tensioning.

SBF INTERIORS AND OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS LIMITED uses A grade mild steel with 4mm wall thickness, that are rated to take the tensile forces of our nets. We supply our poles with rustproof finishes, in any colour.

Installations are completed by utilizing only the highest safety rated stainless steel rigging elements.