What Makes a True Commercial Umbrella?

A true commercial umbrella is not just an outdoor umbrella in a commercial setting, it’s a unique shade structure built with
commercial applications in mind.

With over 20 years designing and manufacturing umbrellas for commercial use, we’ve identified some of the key things to look for to help you select a good product that’s worth the investment.

Skyspan Umbrella Accessories

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Electrical Heating

Skyspan™ offers the option of including integrated electrical wiring to be supplied ex-factory for accessories including electrical heating units, lighting and speaker systems.

Lighting

Up-lighting, down-lighting and striplighting are able to be provided, both factory-fitted and retrofitted.

PVC Blind Systems

Skyspan™ umbrellas offer the facility of blinds in order to create a more sheltered and cosy environment, note will may effect the umbrellas wind rating.

Fabric & Frame Colour Options

Skyspan™ offer a complete range of powdercoating colours from the Interpon range for frames and a comprehensive set of canopy colours from the Ferrari 502 range.

Skyspan™ Cube

Our stylish concrete Skyspan™ Cubes have been designed to enable you to re-position your Skyspan umbrella where you need, when you need it.

Skyspan™ Cube

Introducing one of the most popular umbrella accessories – Skyspan Cube. 

Weighted, yet portable, each Skyspan™ Cube is fitted with commercial grade lockable casters and levelling feet, allowing for easy maneuverability of your umbrella. Once relocated, the Skyspan™ Cube is easily and safely locked into place. 

Skyspan™ Cubes can be filled with decorate stone, sand, plants or lined with timber to double as a leaner/table, enhancing your outdoor space. 

Why Choose Skyspan?

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Australian Design, Manufacture & Support

When you buy a Skyspan™ Umbrella you are not only supporting Australian industry. Skyspan™ customers receive world class quality products specifically designed to suit Australian conditions in shorter time frames than competitors who import their product. Skyspan™ quality control process includes inspection of EACH unit prior to packaging, crating and shipping.

Industry leading Australian Warranty

Skyspan™ Umbrellas offer true peace of mind with lifetime anti rust warranty on Aluminium umbrellas and up to 10 years structural and 5 year canopy warranties on selected product lines.

Engineered & Wind Rated

Skyspan™ Architectural Umbrellas come with an Engineer Wind Rating Certification, be it our Portable Umbrellas (60Km/h), Vista & Sunset ranges (112Km/h open, 148Km/h retracted) or our cyclone rated Typhoon & Panorama ranges (148Km/h open).

Stylish Cast Base Plates

At Skyspan™ we pay attention to detail. Starting at the bottom our custom cast alloy base plates provide a clean look whilst adding durability and strength to the design.

Easy Wind Opening & Retracting

In the middle our “Easy Wind” retraction system utilises a unique “rack and pinion” gear system which along with our “Anti-Jam” crank lift allow for easy, fast and reliable opening/closing of canopies. A simple but unique lever allows the umbrella to be locked in the open position for safety when used in public spaces. The removable handle leaves a clean aesthetic appearance whilst preventing unauthorised operation.

Concealed Cables

At the canopy level, our concealed stainless perimeter cable gives the canopy it’s curved contemporary profile and overall chic quality. All hardware is manufactured from marine grade stainless steel for maximum strength and longevity.

Premium PVC Canopy

The architectural grade, waterproof PVC canopy is available in a multitude of colours. A protective PVDF coating has been applied to the canopy stabilising the colour pigment in the fabric for fade resistance to pro-longed sun exposure.

The flame retardant, anti-fungal and dirt repelling properties of the canopy make it easy to keep clean and ideal for commercial environments. A permanent UV surface treatment provides superior sun protection with an Ultraviolet Protection Factor of 50+, blocking harmful UVA and UVB rays.

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Maintenance

Skyspan™ offer a comprehensive maintenance program to ensure correct operation of your Skyspan™ umbrella to fulfil your warranty. With a Skyspan™ professional service you will receive the following:

• Ensure canopy edge cable is seated correctly.

• Tighten and secure edge cable.

• Review positioning and condition of fabric.

• Ensure canopy is positioned correctly over top plate.

• Check and tighten all nuts and bolts.

• Apply grease to moving parts.

• Check jack and winding mechanism (if applicable).

• Check anti-creep lock is correctly positioned (if applicable),

• Check pivot locking bolt is correctly positioned (if applicable),

• Ensure sail track is tight on perimeter frame (if applicable).

• Free end caps and base plugs.