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Italian Piazza Heavy Duty - Acrylic Canopy

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These architectural wind rated commercial umbrellas are suitable for both commercial and domestic applications. Each umbrella is made to order with a 100% Outdoor Acrylic Canvas Canopy and promises to look great and provide years of reliable service.


Umbrellas, Wind Rated Umbrellas, Commercial Umbrellas


Inspired by the stylish Piazzas or public squares of Italy, these hand crafted commercial quality umbrellas have literally become an Australian Icon. You’ll find them right across Australia and around the world (even in Italy). Each umbrella is made to order allowing you to select the perfect combination of size, colour, shape and mounting option. Italian Piazza commercial umbrellas are an investment which will look great and provide many years of reliable service. 

Proudly 100% Australian made

NOTE: The difference between the Italian Piazza Commercial and Italian Piazza Heavy Duty is that the commercial model has a PVC canopy whilst the Heavy Duty model has an Acrylic Canvas Canopy.  Both options are suitable for a commercial or domestic installations. Read below to compare the two. 


This umbrella range has been manufactured in the same Australian factory for nearly four decades. Over this time the design has remained virtually unchanged which is a testament to the enduring strength and ease of operation of this magnificent umbrella. It’s superior design and construction combine to create a commercial umbrella able to withstand the rigors of the most demanding conditions. 

  • Internal Rack and pinion gear box for easy opening and closing
  • 82.5 x 5mm Structural Aluminium mast
  • 100% outdoor acrylic or commercial quality PVC canopies
  • Canopies suitable for screen printing
  • Heavy duty reinforced arm extrusions for extra strength
  • Suitable for bolt down or inground installation with custom base options available
  • Multiple canopy options including valance or straight edge

Infographic Italian Piazza Heavy Duty Acrylic Umbrella

All fittings stainless steel

Italian Piazza Heavy Duty Umbrellas also have the option of a valance. This is a strip of fabric sewn around the perimeter of the umbrella. Valances are popular in commercial settings where customers like to screen print the name of their restaurant of café onto the valance. 

Valances can have a straight edge or a scalloped edge.

Another feature is to contrast the colour of the Valance binding. If your canopy and valance are red for example, a black binding or edging can really give a great effect. Call us to discuss colour combinations. 


3.0m x 3.0m 9.0 sq.m 3.5m 8.73 sq.m
3.6m x 3.6m 12.96 sq.m 4.0m 11.25 sq.m
4.0m x 4.0m 16.0 sq.m 4.5m 14.4 sq.m
4.5m x 4.5m 20.25 sq.m 5.0m 17.15 sq.m
 4.8m x 4.8m 23.04 sq.m  5.5m 21.45 sq.m


Each umbrella is made to your exact specifications so you should anticipate a lead time from placement of order to delivery of around 4 weeks depending on the time of year. Note: It is less in winter and can be longer in summer.


Each umbrella in the range has an engineer certified wind rating in excess of 100km/h when opened. The engineer certificate is provided under the Brochures tab. It is important to read and understand this wind rating correctly.  For further information, please contact us.  


Italian Piazza Umbrellas are made with two different canopy fabrics;

  • BRO Soltis Proof® PVC (called the “Commercial Range”) and
  • Bradmill® Acrylic. (some colours may be manufactured from a different brand name but quality is equivalent). 

What’s best for me? Typically, the PVC option is often popular with restaurants and cafes where meals are being served all day or when a White canopy is required. Schools, Aged Care centres, community centres, resorts and domestic customers usually select the Heavy Duty outdoor acrylic canvas because it is colour fast, hard wearing and performs slightly better in very high winds. Acrylic is highly water resistant.


Marine Blue Navy Sapphire Calico Bark
Brown Tweed Nutmeg Espresso Burgundy Heritage Green
Light Grey Grey Charcoal Black  Yellow
Cafe & Courtyard Acrylic Colour White Cafe & Courtyard Acrylic Colour Beige    
White Beige Red    

Can’t decide on a colour online? No problem, just give us a call and we’ll post you out a fabric sample booklet in the mail so you can see the exact colour. We can also do multi coloured canopies.

*Please note: Colours may vary slightly between screens and the actual product. 


Yes, we can screenprint your new Italian Piazza Heavy Duty Umbrella. Send through your artwork and we’ll provide you with a written quotation.


Italian Piazza Heavy Duty Umbrellas are made to order allowing you to select the colour which best suits your décor.  Choose from our standard powdercoated colour range of click on the Expanded range for even more colour options.

Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour White Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour White Birch Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Primrose Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Stone Biege Cafe & Courtyard Acrylic Colour Silver
White White Birch Primrose Stone Beige Silver
Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Claret Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Navy Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Dark Green Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Charcoal Cafe & Courtyard Acrylic Colour Black
Claret Navy Dark Green Charcoal Black


Italian Piazza Heavy Duty require either a bolt down or inground installation. They are not suitable for use with a mobile or relocatable base.

Installation is relatively straight forward. If you are planning an inground base (i.e. into grass, pavers or soil, have us send the inground base to you ahead of time, that way you have plenty of time to get the base set whilst the umbrella is being manufactured. When the umbrella arrives the base will be set and you can stand the umbrella.

  • Bolt down Baseplate: Ideal where the umbrella is being installed on a more permanent setting or where it is particularly breezy.  You will need a suitably strong concrete slab to bolt to at least 100mm thick and reinforced. For baseplate details including hole centres go to the Brochures Tab.
  • Inground Base: It is possible with this style of installation for us to send the inground socket out ahead of time allowing you/your handyperson to concrete it in and let the concrete set.  When the umbrella arrives, the base is secure and you can stand the umbrella. It is possible to order an extended base - call us to discuss.

NOTE:  If you need assistance with installation we have installers in most capital cities who can assist you – just give us a call.


Option up your Italian Piazza Heavy Duty Umbrella with a wide range of Accessories including: 

  • Clear PVC or Shade side curtains
  • Umbrella gutters to link multiple umbrellas

 Please give us a call on 1800 155 233 for a quote on these accessories.


If you are looking for a high quality commercial umbrella which looks amazing, requires minimum maintenance and is suitable for windy areas then this umbrella is an investment worth making. These umbrellas have proven themselves in thousands of locations from schools and resorts to family homes and restaurants. They are literally an investment in your comfort and style promising to look great and last for many years into the future. 

Of course we understand that you may have more questions and we’d love to answer them! Just give us a call on Freecall 1800 155 233 and one of our friendly staff will be happy do their best to provide you with all the information you require.

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Delivery needs to be coordinated so that someone is on site and available to receive your umbrella when it arrives.

We deliver this umbrella Australia Wide.

A typical Italian Piazza Umbrella is 3.8 metres long and weights over 65kg. This means that it will require more than one person to lift it from the truck when it arrives. That’s why we need to co-ordinate with you a time that you are available to take delivery. Once we dispatch your umbrella, we email you the Consignment Number. This allows you to log onto the courier’s website (e.g. TNT) and track your delivery so you know when it is going to be delivered. We do our best to ensure your umbrella is packaged securely and arrives safely.

The cost of delivery reflects the actual cost of preparing the item for shipment and the courier charges.  Shipping for us is a service associated with getting your goods to you safely and smoothly. We do not charge any profit margin on shipping.

What happens if my umbrella arrives in a damaged condition?

If your umbrella arrives and you notice that it has been damaged in transit, you should refuse to accept delivery. This will mean that the transport company is responsible for getting it back to the factory where it can be repaired, repackaged and returned to you. You should immediately call us and advise us of the situation.  If possible take photographs of the damage.

Are these umbrellas waterproof?

They are highly water resistant. They are made with a100% outdoor acrylic canvas. This is a very hard wearing outdoor fabric designed specifically for applications such as this. For the purposes of entertaining, poolside or any situations other than restaurants plating meals in all day when it is raining the acrylic is suitable. 

Can I use this umbrella in windy conditions?

Yes.  These umbrellas have an engineered wind rating and can withstand strong winds.  The wind rating is W33 which means they have been certified safe in high winds and have a safe break down rating in winds of around 100km/h.

How do I install this umbrella?

Each umbrella arrives fully assembled ready for installation. We recommend engaging a suitably qualified tradesperson or handyman to install the footings for this umbrella. When standing the umbrella, we recommend at least 3 people. The umbrella should not be installed in breezy conditions. 

What’s the best price if I buy a quantity of these umbrellas?

Shade Australia has an across the board Price Meet/Price Beat Guarantee™. Find the same item at a better price – send us the quotation and we will do our best to beat it! That’s our Price Meet Price Beat Guarantee. 

Our online pricing is for single and smaller quantities.  If you are wishing to purchase a larger quantity of these umbrellas, please call us and we will work out the best price for you.

What’s the lead time?           

3-4 Weeks depending on the time of the year (Longer in summer shorter in winter).

Can this umbrella go through a table?

These umbrellas have a 'telescopic' opening feature which means as the umbrella closes the arms raise giving it a high closing height. Having said that, due to the size of the pole diameter you need a hole in your table of some 87cm. In addition it is a tricky job lifting the umbrella up and through the hole in the table. Typically, tables are installed around this umbrella as opposed to the umbrella being installed through the table.    

How heavy is this umbrella?

55-80kgs depending on the it’s shape and size.  (Yes it’s heavy!)

Can I print my logo on this umbrella?

Yes, your Italian Piazza Heavy Duty can be screen printed. Email your logo for a quote.

What is the cost of printing an umbrella?

It really depends on the size of your logo and how many colours are in the artwork. Send through your logo and we’ll work on the best way to go about it and the best price.

Can I leave this umbrella up all the time?

These umbrellas are designed to be left up on a permanent basis. Unless you have had a severe weather warning the umbrella should be left up. If the umbrella has to be collapsed ensure you secure it with the strap provided.

What accessories do you recommend I purchase with this umbrella? 

  • Side curtains – clear or shade
  • Umbrella gutters to link multiple umbrellas

Do I require Council Approval to install this umbrella? 

Commercial installations will vary from site to site. In a domestic installation you should not require Council Approval as the umbrellas are classified as garden furniture.


As this product is made to order to your specifications and colours we are unable to accept returns due to a change of mind (including if the product does not fit due to incorrect measurements). Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us so please triple check all details before confirming your order.

Upon the arrival of your product, we encourage you to check and make sure that the product has been made to the measurements and colours that you specified as soon as possible without removing or throwing away any packaging.

Defective, Damaged or Mis-shipped Items

If we ship you an item that is incorrect or damaged, you will be eligible for an exchange. When requesting for the exchange, please be ready to provide customer service with photographs clearly showing the problem as soon as possible. If you believe your item was damaged during shipping, we will need photographs showing the damaged packaging as well.

Please note: Perceived colour differences due to the display settings on your computer monitor are not grounds for a refund or exchange. If you would like to view our colours please call 1800 155 233 and ask one of our customer service team for a fabric sample delivered to you free of charge.

Cancellation Policy

It is important to note that this product is made to order, whether you ordered a standard size or provided custom measurements and colours, materials cannot be reused once the manufacturing process has begun. The good news is that after placing your order there is still time to change your mind:

  • Orders modified within 24 hours of payment confirmation may be altered to the new specifications - Please contact us as soon as possible


The Italian Piazza come with a  2 Years manufactuers warranty on the frame and on the Fabric.

This umbrella is sold with a 2 Year Frame and Fabric Warranty which covers all aspects of workmanship. The acrylic fabric used on this umbrella has a 5 Year Pro-Rata Warranty against fading. Warranty covers the umbrella for use in normal conditions. The warranty does not cover damage caused by excessive or extreme wind events, misuse or modification. 



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