Best commercial outdoor umbrella investment

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 16-Aug-2017 17:02:02

Commercial umbrellas come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them a versatile choice for shade.  They are perfect for your business, restaurant or any other commercial implementation and are a great way to cover your customers or clients in an outdoor setting.

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Topics: Outdoor Umbrellas, Shade systems, Quality

Winner of the pizza oven

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 11-Aug-2017 15:58:42

We ran an exclusive competition throughout July offering an outdoor Pizza Oven as the prize. We challenged our customers to take a photograph of their Shadowspec umbrella in its natural environment.

We had entries from all over Australia and New Zealand - we've selected some of the honourable mentions below - along with the winning photo. Without further ado... heres some of the top photographs...

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Topics: Outdoor Umbrellas

What you should know about Sunbrella fabric

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 08-Aug-2017 10:13:47
Sunbrella is a marine and awning fabric that is used for indoor and outdoor living. The 100% solution dyed acrylic is predominately used for shade and marine canopies due to its superior properties, making it the best choice for outdoor shade cover. 
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Topics: Product Care, Outdoor Shade, Sunbrella

Announcing the winner of our June Competition

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 01-Aug-2017 11:15:35

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in our contest. 

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Topics: Cafe Umbrella

Umbrellas for restaurant outdoor area

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 15-Jun-2017 09:49:42

PROBLEM: Up and coming winery and restaurant in the Hunter Valley, NSW, wanted to enlarge their outdoor capacity by adding tables and shade for their customers.

PRODUCT SOLUTION: The SU6 Duo and Uno Cantilever Umbrellas.

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Topics: Outdoor Umbrellas, Cafe Umbrella, Outdoor Shade

Win your $$ Back

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 01-Jun-2017 13:12:15

For the month of June 2017 we're giving you the opportunity to win back the cost of your SU2 Cafe Umbrella purchase.

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Topics: Cafe Umbrella

Free SU2 cafe umbrella branding mockup

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 01-May-2017 10:02:34

How awesome would your cafe outdoor area look with top quality, branded umbrellas? No need to keep wondering - we're offering you the chance to see for yourself.

Simply click through to sign up, we'll locate your logo from your website (if we can't find it we'll drop you a line) then pop it onto one of our SU2 Cafe Umbrella photos. When we're done we'll whizz the visual through and you can marvel at how great it's going to look.

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Topics: Cafe Umbrella

Outdoor Umbrella V Shade Sail

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 24-Mar-2017 11:53:03

There are many different types of shade, the main two used here in Australia being either fixed shade sails or cantilever outdoor umbrellas.

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Topics: Sun Protection, Shade systems, shade sail, cantilever umbrella

How to protect yourself from the Australian sun and avoid sunburn

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 24-Mar-2017 11:52:47

Sunburn can occur in as little as 15 minutes on a sunny day in the summer months in Australia. We experience some of the highest levels of radiation in the world due to the great weather and being close to the equator.  As a result Australia has one of the highest rates of cancer in the world, approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.

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Topics: Australian Sun, Sun Protection, Shade systems

How to take care of an outdoor umbrella

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 24-Mar-2017 11:52:25


If you own an outdoor umbrella you will know that it’s usually very exposed to the elements and subject to all kinds of weather ranging from harsh sun to high winds and torrential rain. Being continually subjected to the elements can create problems which often lead you to replacing your umbrella long before you should need to! 

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Topics: Australian Sun, Product Care, Outdoor Umbrellas