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Welcome to Shade Wise, one of the leading shade sail installers in Melbourne. Locally owned and operated, we bring over 30 years of experience in the shade sail industry and handle all design and installation work in-house.

As a part of our comprehensive range of shade sails, Shade Wise specialises in covered outdoor learning area or COLA shades – built explicitly for Australian conditions. We proudly design, install, clean, and maintain high-standard commercial outdoor learning area shades for Melbourne schools, kindergartens, early learning centres, and beyond.

Your Trusted Provider of COLA Shades in Melbourne

While everyone likes basking in the sunshine from time to time, overexposure can be irritating – not to mention dangerous. We all know the damaging effects of the sun’s harmful UV rays, and our top-quality and cost-effective covered outdoor learning area shades are the perfect solution.

Our COLA shade sails can be covered in either breathable mesh fabrics and offer light rain protection. Alternatively, we offer fully waterproof PVC for all-year-round play. All COLA shades we design provide shelter to create a safe, comfortable environment for children to play while adding a sleek and stylish aspect to outdoor education areas.

To receive an estimate on a covered outdoor learning area shade, get in touch with the friendly Shade Wise team by calling 0416 040 309.

Our Commitment To Quality And Durable COLA Shades

At Shade Wise, we understand the importance of providing quality COLA shade sails to educational institutions. Our team has years of experience designing and producing custom-made shade sails for schools, colleges, universities and other educational facilities. We use only top-grade materials to manufacture our products, which are designed for maximum UV protection while still allowing natural light to enter the area.

All Shade Wise COLA shade sails are stylish, reliable and built to last. Our high-quality shade sails carry a 15-year UV degradation warranty on Mesh Fabric and 10 Years on PVC, which makes them a worthwhile investment for business owners, schools, and community facilities.

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Our Qualifications

The Shade Wise team carries the necessary expertise and qualifications to safely install covered outdoor learning area shades across Melbourne.

  • Working With Children Certified
  • Police Checks
  • Flu and COVID Vaccinations
  • Commercial Builders Licence
  • Working at Heights Certified
  • Elevated Work Platform Certified
  • Forklift Certified
  • Red Card
  • Truck Licence
  • First Aid Certified
  • Certificates of Currency for Public Liability and Workcover

Locally Owned and Operated Shade Sails in Melbourne

As a locally owned and operated family business, Shade Wise knows how to produce and implement beautiful shade sails. We consider all sun angles, structural quirks, and design limitations to ensure your sails are tailored perfectly to your space. Whatever your requirements, Shade Wise will work closely with you on-site to develop and build your ideal COLA shade – respecting your budget and property along the way.

To get in touch with our team for a covered outdoor learning area shade estimate, call 0416 040 309.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Covered Outdoor Learning Area Shade in Melbourne

What is a Covered Outdoor Learning Area Shade or COLA Shade?

A covered outdoor learning area shade, also known as COLA shade, is a type of shading structure that provides protection from the sun and other elements. Shade Wise specialises in providing these shades for schools, kindergartens, and early learning centres in Melbourne.

How long does a Shade Wise COLA shade last in Melbourne's climate?

Shade Wise COLA shades are designed to be durable and long-lasting. Using only the best materials like galvanised steel, our shades are tested to withstand time, weather, and regular use.

Can a Shade Wise COLA shade be customised to fit our unique outdoor learning area in Melbourne?

Yes, Shade Wise offers tailored services for each site’s specific requirements. We consider the unique style of your education institution, existing outdoor features, and sun angles to create the perfect shade solution.

What services does Shade Wise offer for maintaining our COLA shade in Melbourne?

Shade Wise provides comprehensive maintenance for our COLA shades which include regular checks, cleaning, and quick damage repair. These services ensure your shade continues to provide safe and effective shading for many years.

Why choose Shade Wise for our Melbourne-based education institution's covered outdoor learning area shade needs?

Shade Wise has over 30 years of experience in providing top-quality COLA shades in Melbourne. We offer personalised service, use high-quality materials, and ensure quick installation by our in-house team. Our commitment to customer service and satisfaction makes us an ideal choice.

Industries We Work With

Servicing all of Melbourne, Shade Wise designs, installs, cleans and maintains shade sails for a wide variety of commercial and residential outlets.

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    Early Learning Centres

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    Rotary Clubs

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    Public Spaces

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    Aged Care

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    Sports & Recreation

Shadewise is one of the leading shade sail installer in Melbourne.
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