1. Best Offset Patio Umbrella

    Best Offset Patio Umbrella

    Best Offset Patio Umbrella

    Trying to find the best offset patio umbrella? You need to keep a few things in mind before you out and buy any offset patio umbrella. Here’s what you need to look for before you purchase this umbrella.

    You Need Space

    The offset umbrella is attractive and it provides you with a lot of shade but you need to ensure that you have a large deck or patio for this type of umbrella because you need the room. These umbrellas won’t work if you have a small deck as they are just too bulky for that purpose. These work well on a lower level patio area or by the pool where you have more room to use this type of umbrella. You should measure your deck and ensure that there’s space for the umbrella or rearrange your furniture accordingly before you buy the best offset patio umbrella for your needs.

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  2. The Best Swimming Pool Umbrellas for Commercial Spaces

    The Best Swimming Pool Umbrellas for Commercial Spaces

    Umbrellas for Commercial Swimming Pools

    Commercial swimming pool umbrellas are anexcellent way to shadeguests and customers to protect them from the sun, and a creative way to design an atmosphere that can change depending on the umbrella that is used. While similar to market umbrellas, commercial umbrellas are manufactured with heavy duty materials that are able to withstand constant useand are often constructed with marine grade equipment to give the umbrella a longer service life which is an important feature when it comes to looking for a poolside umbrella. Another feature is how easily the parts are able to be replaced- for example, most commercial umbrellas are able to replace an arm instead of the whole umbrella, and it should be easily replaceable too, so that the umbrella doesn’t need to be sent back to the manufacturer. As most pool activity happens in the warmer months, the chance of guests receiving sun damage skyrockets – so too does the need for shaded areas

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  3. Best Commercial Grade Outdoor Umbrellas for Restaurants

    Best Commercial Grade Outdoor Umbrellas for Restaurants

    Commercial Umbrellas for Outdoor Restaurants

    An outdoor umbrella can change the look of a commercial business, café, or restaurant into an inviting and modern outdoorspace for customers. The appearance of a commercial umbrella is crucial because they are an outside reflection of a business’ choices and aspirations to the people they are coming into contact with. It’s important to understand that though they may look similar on the outside, a commercialgrade umbrella is engineered with higher-grade materials to be stronger and hardier than domestic or market umbrellas and for that reason, most of them are established with a centre pole and feature easily replaceable parts. There are many commercial grade outdoor umbrellas that have their own strong points and include the potential to turn a shade solution into advertising space as most of them are well-suited to being printed with a name or logo on the canopy, or have the ability to be printed on a valance.

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  4. The Best Commercial Umbrellas of 2018

    The Best Commercial Umbrellas of 2018

    Commercial Umbrellas are designed to be harder-wearing and stronger than typical market umbrellas and for our 2018 list, we have selected a variety of different styles to encompass a wide range of needs.

    Why Buy A Commercial Umbrella?

    Commercial umbrellas are often in situations where they are more likely to be damaged, so the umbrellas in this list all have easily interchangeable parts. This means that a broken arm does not need to mean having to buy a whole new umbrella.

    On top of their robust nature, commercial umbrellas can be printed with custom logos which shows off your branding while keeping customers out of the rain or sun.

    What to look for in a Commercial Umbrella.

    The canopy of the umbrella is a very important aspect when making a choice, as the most suitable fabric will vary with the job it needs to do. It may be exposed to sunlight for long periods of time, or have to sustain a lar

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  5. The Best Cantilevers of 2018

    The Best Cantilevers of 2018

    The cantilever umbrella is reknown for being one of the most versatile types of umbrella available in both the commercial and domestic market. The fact that its main support post is not in the centre but at the side gives it the ability to work in more spaces than a centrepost umbrella, and the tilt and revolving functions found in most styles allow it to be used in a variety of ways that keeps the user comfortable and in control of the shade at all times. It's no surprise that this type of umbrella has recently become more popular with the ability to change the direction of the umbrella to block the sun at any time. 

     A Stand-Out Umbrella

    Not only do cantilever umbrellas provide shelter from the sun and from rain, they also look great as they are available in many colours, sizes, and styles. High-quality materials make them beautiful and functional decor pieces that encompass an air of elegance wherever they

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  6. Best Outdoor Umbrella Styles for the Year 2018

    Best Outdoor Umbrella Styles for the Year 2018

    Buying a good quality umbrella is a great idea for spending time outdoors when you require protection from harsh weather. It gives you full protection from the rain and the scorching sun and provides cool shade for relaxation. If you are looking to buy the best quality umbrella to fit into any outdoor setting, then you are right on track. Here is a review of the top outdoor umbrellas of 2018.

    Sunranger Premium Timber Market Umbrellas

    Enjoy the outdoors under the luxurious comfort of this beautifully designed sustainable timber umbrella. Sunranger Premium Timber Market Umbrellas come in three sizes and have large diameter pole sizes of 48mm and 59mm for extra strength. People also love this umbrella because of the simple fact that its refined features make it a great fit for many outdoor scenarios.

    Special Features

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  7. Keeping Cool with Shade Sails

    Keeping Cool with Shade Sails

     Listen to this informative podcast between Tim Webster speaks to Andy McLeod from Shade Australia to find out how a shade sail is the perfect, cost effective way to keep your family this summer. 

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  8. Protect Your Family This Summer

    Protect Your Family This Summer

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    Tim Webster speaks to Andy McLeod founder of Shade Australia to discover what the benefits are of a shade umbrella and why it's so important coming into summer.

    Special Offer for 2UE Listeners


    2UE listeners get an additional 5% off price of the Savannah Umbrella. Just call us on 1800 155 233 or use the code word 2UE in the checkout of the website.


    Coupon Code:  2UE

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    Prepare now for summer with our best price guarantee on the Shelta Savannah umbrella. 

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  9. Sun Protection Shade Vs Sunscreen

    Sun Protection Shade Vs Sunscreen

    Shade VS Sunscreen: An Overview

    We all know how important it is to protect ourselves from the harmful effects of UV Radiation. Many people are still a little confused about the different ratings for sunscreens and fabrics. Here is a brief explanation about the difference between SPF and UPF.

    SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect skin from UVB rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn, damages skin, and can contribute to skin cancer.  The higher the SPF factor, the higher the protection it will give.

    • SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays
    • SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays

    SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays


    UPF or Ultraviolet Protection Factor is a measure of how well a fabric will pr

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  10. Understanding Shadecloth Protection

    Understanding Shadecloth Protection

    A Breakdown of Shadecloth Protection

    The true value of shadecloth is measured by the amount of Ultraviolet Radiation Protection (UVR) it provides. To measure this, a special scale has been developed called the Ultraviolet Protection Factor or UPF[1]. UPF is used to rate materials and is directly comparable to SPF which is used to rate sunscreens[2].

    A cloth rated UPF15 will provide 15 times the skins natural protection to Ultraviolet Radiation. In practical terms this means a person who on a hot summers day receives their daily recommended dose of UVR[3] in 10 minutes[4] could, by being directly under a shadecloth sail rated at UPF15 have 15 x 10 minutes or 150 minutes protection.


    Selecting the right type of shadecloth

    Today, the minimum UV shadecloth rating we recommended is 90%. Typically a 

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