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Commercial Shade Cloth 50%



Commercial Shade Cloth 50%

Regular Price: $177.00

Special Price $159.30

Availability: In stock


50% Commercial Grade Shade Cloth is a high-quality shade cloth designed for commercial applications. It blocks 50% of UV light and is suited for commercial applications where accurate shade factors are required. 10 Year UV Warranty. Famous Ironstone™ Brand.

Colours: White, Green & Black.
Rolls: 1.83 x50m, 3.66 x50m
1.83 x 50m - $177 NOW $159.30  •  3.66 x 50m - $354 NOW $318.60

Regular Price: $177.00

Special Price $159.30



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Ironstone™ shade cloth is a premium grade of shade cloth renowned for longevity and quality. Ironstone is a Proven Australian Brand.

Commercial 50% or Light grade shade cloth is high-quality monofilament shade cloth designed for medium to heavy-duty applications. The fabric complies with Australian Standards for shade and strength and provides accurate shade factors. This makes it suitable for nurseries and other commercial applications as well, of course, for domestic gardeners. It is also suitable for other applications which require the fabric to be placed under tension.

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  • 1.83m x 50m 
  • 3.66m x 50m



  • Green & Black Accurate Shade Factor Tested at between 51-56%
  • White Accurate Shade Factor Tested at 27-30%
  • 10 year Pro Rata Manufacturer’s Warranty against UV degradation
  • 1.83m or 3.66m wide rolls
  • 196gsm (grams per sq metre)
  • Knitted monofilament construction



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Note, Ironstone Commercial Grade Shadecloth 50% in White is particularly popular amongst vegetable gardeners as the robust construction is good to protect from frost whilst the shade factor allows for fruits and particularly red vegetables to ripen.

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Recommended Accessories

When ordering your shade cloth make sure you have all the right accessories to get the job done. These include;

  • UV stabilised cable ties
  • Butterfly clips
  • Hog rings and Hog ring pliers
  • Shade cloth cutter
  • Hold-on Midi clips

Final Comments

Ironstone 50% Commercial Shade Cloth meets all standards for shade factor and longevity. You’ll find additional information about this product by using the Tabs at the top of the page.

Of course, you’re always welcome to call us during normal business hours on Free-call 1800 155 233.

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Easy to put up and delivered very quickly. (Posted on 7/4/2018)
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Good quality, easy to order and quick delivery. Would recommend to others (Posted on 9/23/2017)

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Commercial 50% Shade Cloth FAQ

How heavy is a roll?

The 1.83m wide x 50m weights approximately 18kg and the 3.66m wide x 50m weighs approximately 36kg.

Why does white test differently to black and green?

The knit of all 50% commercial shade cloth is identical in all colours however white does not block as much light as darker colours hence, a greater light transmission, that is, a lower shade factor.

How do I cut shade cloth?

We recommend using a shade cloth cutter. They are available on this website. Shade Australia can also slice some rolls to customers’ requirements. Call us today to discuss your requirements.

Will it fray if I cut it?

No. It is a knitted fabric and uses a lock stich construction. The cut edge will be raw but it will not unravel.

Is it waterproof?

No. It will dissipate a small amount of rain but not a significant amount.

Will the colour fade?

The fabric is very colour fast however over the longer term some slight fading can occur when the fabric has been constantly exposed to environments of high UVR.

What’s the difference between Commercial and Domestic Shade cloth?

Domestic shade cloth is made with a tape filler to increase its opacity. This tape filler is knitted into the fabric between the strands of monofilament. Think of monofilament as being like fishing line. When it is knitted together it forms a fabric, in this case, shade cloth.

The difference between domestic and commercial shade cloth is that commercial shade cloth is 100% monofilament (knitted fishing line). It has no tape filler. This makes commercial shade cloth very strong and suitable for use under tension. Domestic shade cloth is not suitable for high tension applications such as shade sails because the tape filler stretches at a different rate to the monofilament. Domestic (Universal) shade cloth is designed to be spread over a frame work, like a pergola, not tensioned out like a shade sail. 

Commercial 50% Shade Cloth Delivery

We generally hold stock of this item at our Ingleburn warehouse but if you need it urgently or are planning to visit us to pick it up, it’s best you contact us so we can ensure that we meet your requirements. If we don’t have the stock on hand we can usually get it in quite quickly.

We ship this product Australia wide with reliable couriers such as TNT. 

Once we dispatch an order, we will email you the tracking number.  This allows you to track your delivery so you know when it is going to be delivered.

We do our best to ensure your order is packaged securely and arrives safely.

PLEASE NOTE: These rolls cannot be shipped to a PO Box or Parcel Locker.
We recommend an address that has a safe spot to leave the item or there will be someone there to sign for the delivery.

Commercial 50% Shade Cloth Warranty

The Ironstone Commercial 50% has a 10 year warranty.

All warranties are pro rata.

Commercial 50% Shade Cloth in the box

  • Your shade cloth roll