Umbrella Overview

At Shades we understand the need for “special” umbrellas for “special” shade solutions. That’s why we stock a very carefully selected range of umbrellas we chose on the basis of their ability to provide the right shading solutions for those “special” applications, and, of course, on our requirement for world-class quality of design, mechanisms, frame materials and fabrics.

Choose a solution for your needs from below – and please feel free to contact us to chat about umbrellas! We ship anywhere!

Awesome Jumbo Umbrellas

Truly awesome super-sized jumbo umbrellas, yet unbelievably easy to install, manage and operate: the Redcliff and Swanson:



Redcliff Swanson
Cover Size 7 metres diameter 5 x 5 metres
No. Ribs 16 16
Height of fabric edge 2.53 metres (perimeter when open) 2.50 metres (perimeter when open)
Frame Column: 118mm diameter powder-coated aluminium; ribs 22 x 33 mm powder-coated aluminium; base 1000 x 1000 x 13 mm powder-coated mild steel
Fabric Cover Sunbrella brand solution-dyed woven acrylic
Weight Frame + Cover 170kg – Steel base 75kg Frame + Cover 150kg – Steel base 75kg
Packing Dimensions 491 x 45 x 40 mm Frame & Cover; 102 x 102 x 3mm Base Plate 446 x 45 x 40 mm Frame & Cover;102 x 102 x 5mm Base Plate
Packing Volume 1.0 Cubic metre 0.83 Cubic metre
No. Units per 20' Shipping Container 28 34
Warranty Frame: 2 years; Sunbrella warranty 10 years


The Buru super-versatile umbrella solution! Configure your shading needs using this innovative system of side support columns which take 1, 2, 3 or 4 umbrella canopies each. Simple to install and operate. Maintenance-free anodized aluminium frames with best quality Sunbrella acrylic covers (10 year warranty). Anyone can install these umbrellas, or move them later.

Buru Umbrella Open

Buru Umbrella Closed

Here’s how multiple Burus can be configured:

Model: B61 B62 B63 B64
Round Canopy table-tick table-tick
Standard Size – 3.50 Diameter
3.5 x 3.5m

3.5 x 3.5m

 3.5 x 7.5m

3.5 x 7.5m

Canopy Square table-tick table-tick table-tick table-tick
Regular Size – 2.50 x 2.50m Canopy Sides
2.50 x 2.50m

2.50 x 2.50m

2.50 x 5.15m

2.50 x 5.15m

5.15 x 5.15m

5.15 x 5.15m

5.15 x 5.15m

5.15 x 5.15m

Extra Large Size – 3.0 x 3.0m Canopy Sides
3.0 x 3.0m

3.0 x 3.0m

3.0 x 6.15m

3.0 x 6.15m

6.15m x 6.15m

6.15m x 6.15m

6.15m x 6.15m

6.15m x 6.15m

Free Standing table-tick table-tick table-tick table-tick
Wall Mounting table-tick Square Canopy Only Square Canopy Only
Wind Rating Up to 38kph Up to 38kph Up to 38kph Up to 38kph
Warranty Frame: 2 years; Sunbrella warranty 10 years

Stylish lightweight but very strong anodized aluminium support poles; square section for 2 or more umbrella canopies (left), rounded for one canopy per pole installation


Adjacent umbrella covers can be fitted with fabric gutters (via nylon zippers) to provide total coverage from rain (and sun):

Watch our video which shows just how easy it is to open and close your Buru umbrella, and to install the optional fabric gutters.

An optional LED light (battery powered and operated by remote controller) can be simply fitted to the central hub of the umbrella frame.

Cantilevered Umbrellas

Ideal for dining areas, these stylish and beautifully engineered cantilever-design umbrellas feature timber or aluminium poles, fully (and easily) folding canopies made from quality Sunbrella acrylic fabric in a huge range of colours. The Sardinia & Corsica come in two sizes 3.0 – 3.5 metres and 3.3 – 3.5 metres respectively.

Sardinia: 8-sided canopy 3.0 x 3.5m

Corsica: 4-sided canopy 3.3 or 3.5m

Engineered (Tensile Fabric) Umbrellas – Our “Monsoon” Range

• Two designs: centre column and side-arm

• 3.5 metres along each side (5 metres diagonal)

• 9 square metres of shade – Architectural PVC tensioned canopy

• Choice of painted or polished marine grade stainless steel fabric canopy corner plates

• Marine grade stainless steel perimeter cables & tensioning fittings

• All mild steel painted with 5-coat marine grade epoxy system by International Paints

• UV ink-jet printing onto pre-fabricated canopy panels is available

• Knock-down construction; simple design & installation (detailed instructions provided)

Monsoon Side-Arm Umbrella

monsoon centre post umbrella

Monsoon Centre Post Umbrella

Contact us and we will be delighted to send you by email our information document on the Monsoon Umbrella.