Commercial Shade Cloth 50%

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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.

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Commercial shade cloth is a premium grade of shade cloth renowned for longevity and quality. Commercial 50% or light grade shade cloth is a 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.


  • 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


  • 1.83m x 50m 
  • 3.66m x 50m


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Note, 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.


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


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 Freecall 1800 155 233.
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This product has a 10 Year Warranty

All fabric warranties are pro rata.

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 stitch 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 colourfast 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 framework, like a pergola, not tensioned out like a shade sail.