Fibreglass market umbrellas are becoming better known and more popular in Australia. The reasons are that they are much stronger and lighter than timber, yet commercial operators can still get achieve the natural look and feel of wooden umbrellas. FibreSun umbrellas are a commercial market umbrella designed to withstand the rigours of everyday use. They are made using fibreglass ribs and single piece pole. The hubs and runners are made from resin which is also stronger than wood. All the components achieve the same look and feel of wood but without the traditional problems of cracking and breakage. The beautiful fibreglass frame gives the look of timber umbrellas but with the strength and flexibility of fibreglass.
Unlike timber frames, fibreglass umbrellas flex in the wind and resist breaking. FibreSun umbrellas are very resistant to breakage due to their strength and flexibility.
The Sunranger Fibresun can be screen printed for commercial purposes. Give us a call on 1800 155 233 to obtain a quote.
- Beautiful teak wood grain finish look
- Frame is hollow
- Fibreglass construction
- Metal boot
- Resin hubs
- Quick fit canopy system
- Our favourite feature: The technology to create fibreglass market umbrellas allows the frame to bend without breaking. This means they are much stronger and more suitable to use in breezy conditions.
Wood Look Fibreglass
Resin Runner with
BENEFITS OF FIBREGLASS FRAME
- Resists cracking, fading and degradation
- Less weight and greater strength
- Greater flexibility than wood or steel
- Extra strength to the frame when inserted into a base
- Timber look but greater strength
- Easy for commercial operators to change canopies as required
SHAPES & SIZES
- 2.1m Square
- 3.0m Octagonal
FibreSun umbrellas are currently available with spunpoly canopies. SpunPoly, otherwise known as spun polyester, is a hard-wearing outdoor fabric is made by spinning 100% polyester fibres into yarns. These yarns are then taken and made into a thread which consists of two or three ply constructions.
Some of the main benefits of SpunPoly include:
- High resistance to fading
- Suitable for screen printing
- Durable and long lasting
- High UV protection
The Fibresun features a beautiful teak wood grain finish appearance but with the strength and flexibility of fibreglass. The Fibresun requires a base to hold a 50mm diameter pole.
BEST SUITED FOR
- Hire companies who need to supply a strong but elegant umbrella to their clients
- Commercial operators such as resorts, hotels cafes and restaurants
- Domestic use on patios, verandahs and balconies.
- Around swimming pools as they are resistant to corrosion
- Any location where a timber-look umbrella is required
The Fibresun Umbrella has a 48mm diameter pole but at the bottom, it is fitted with an aluminium sleeve for strength. This sleeve prevents the side-screws damaging the fibreglass frame when they are tightened. This aluminium sleeve makes takes the diameter of the pole to 49.5mm.
This means that when fitting it to a standard base such as a Sunranger Umbrella Base the plastic sleeve at the top of the spigot must be removed. The umbrella then fits directly into the spigot. Depending on which umbrella base you choose, this can leave a small gap at the top. Photos showing some popular umbrella bases for Fibresun Umbrellas below.
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.
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: This item 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.
Is fibreglass stronger than wood/timber and steel?
Fibreglass is very flexible. That allows the umbrella to bend in the wind. Unlike timber umbrella which can break in strong winds or if they fall over, fibreglass umbrellas are much stronger and resist breaking in adverse conditions.
Does it really look like wood?
Yes. The fibreglass has been finished with a special treatment to give it the look of a natural timber umbrella. Some people never notice the difference.
Can I print my logo onto this umbrella?
Yes. The fabric is suited to screenprinting. We don't digitally print these umbrellas.
Do I need to buy any other bits and pieces to use this umbrella?
You’ll need some form of umbrella base or stand to support the umbrella. We also recommend purchasing an umbrella protection cover. This will help protect the fabric when not in use. Under the Brochures Tab you’ll find a chart which gives the correct size protection cover for each umbrella.
Can I leave this umbrella up all the time?
We recommend that you collapse the umbrella when not using it. Although it is a strong umbrella and is tolerant to breezy conditions, it is always a good idea to fold it away when not in use, just in case a strong wind comes along and damages it.
The Sunranger Fibresun comes with a 2 year warranty on the fame and a 1 Year fade resistant warranty on the fabric.
Warranty is on workmanship. It does not cover umbrella which are damaged due to wind. Should a warranty claim be made it is the responsibility of the customer to get the umbrella back to us or a repair depot which we designate. The condition of the umbrella will be assessed and if it is a legitimate warranty claim, we will carry out the repairs at our cost and return the umbrella to you at our cost.