Commercial Umbrellas For COVID-Safe Outdoor Dining 2021

Are you a bar, cafe or restaurant looking to enhance your outdoor dining area in a COVID-Safe way?

We are the industry leaders in providing weather-proof shading solutions to the hospitality industry, with over 25 years experience. In these challenging times rest assured our professional advice will help you ascertain the most cost effective way of covering your patrons. Continue reading “Commercial Umbrellas For COVID-Safe Outdoor Dining 2021”


World Renowned Outdoor Fabric for Australia’s Best Umbrellas

Have you ever wondered how an umbrella is made?

An umbrella is made up of many components, and one of the most important is the canvas. Good quality canvas needs to provide the crucial elements of shade and rain protection. We are proud that our premium umbrellas use a world renowned outdoor fabric: Recacril by Spanish company Recasens.

Recasens is a family owned business, similar to us, although they’ve got a few more years experience – 130 years!

We are confident in their product, and are proud of the superior quality and endurance they provide to our premium umbrellas.

Watch the YouTube video to see the technology and equipment involved in making just one part of Australia’s best umbrellas.


Custom Branded Umbrellas

Quality Commercial Umbrellas for Sporting Events

We are proud to supply our umbrellas to the Australian Open tennis for another year. We can supply a range of shade-related services, including: producing quality commercial umbrellas for sponsors, hire of umbrellas on hot days, through to maintenance and safety certification.

Branded Umbrellas:

We produced custom branded umbrellas for numerous high profile companies, which provided valuable shade coverage. With a record number of patrons attending Melbourne and Olympic Park, this was an excellent source of marketing for our clients.

Custom Branded Umbrellas

Commercial Cafe Series Umbrellas:

These quality aluminium umbrellas have water repellent and UV resistant canopies, and are easy to open and close with a rope and pulley system – they were the perfect shade protection for the scorching heat during the tournament. They are also one of the few commercial umbrellas on the market with an Australian Certificate of Compliance Design (CoCD). The commercial cafe series umbrellas are also engineered to withstand wind speeds dictated by specific council and event safety requirements.

Commercial umbrellas

Commercial Cafe Series Umbrellas in Red

For more information on our commercial cafe series umbrellas, please click here.

For more information on custom printing umbrellas, please click here.

Wind Rated Umbrellas at Flemington Racecourse

Instant Shade umbrellas recently completed installation of high wind rated umbrellas at the Iconic Flemington Racecourse, in Melbourne. The umbrellas are located in a high wind area on a balcony deck, just off of the main race track, so needed to withstand the elements.

Our client chose custom printed Skyspan Vista Commercial Cantilever umbrellas, to provide shade for it’s patrons during the Spring Racing carnival.

The Skyspan Vista commercial umbrella has a wind rating to “W33 / 112km/h” when they are open, plus a cantilever arm allowing a clear area under the canopy. The Vista range is rotatable 360 degrees and are also retractable, allowing them to be closed in the cooler months if need be.

These high wind rated umbrellas come in a range of sizes, starting at 2.4m up to a huge 5.6m, and come in square, hexagonal and rectangular shapes.

These commercial umbrellas are low maintenance and made from structural grade steel, which is galvanized then powder coated. Custom printing is also an option, to ensure your business branding is highly visible, whilst providing shade to your patrons.

Skyspan Vista Commercial Cantilever Umbrellas at Flemington Racecourse

For projects where high wind rating umbrellas are required, we would recommend:

* Nova HD Heavy Duty umbrellas – for more information click here.

* Skyspan Structural umbrellas – for more information click here.


Design Trend – Striped Umbrellas

An emerging design trend we have been witnessing at Instant Shade Umbrellas is for classic striped umbrellas for backyard renovations, outdoor living/dining areas, as well as cafe’s and restaurants.

The monochrome black and white striped umbrella is the perfect classic combination to suit any outdoor color scheme. We are seeing more and more backyards using white, charcoal and black in their base design, which beautifully compliments a black and white striped umbrella.

Other classic colour combinations to add a pop of colour are sailors navy and white, for a nautical feel or yellow and white, which instantly makes us feel happy and think of sunny days.

For more inspiration on striped umbrellas visit our Gallery.



The Block Umbrellas

The Block is Australia’s most popular lifestyle and home renovation TV show that is filming its thirteenth season, with Scott Cam returning as host. Breaking away from the usual format this year, they have obtained a vacant block of land in the beautiful suburb of Elsternwick, and placed 5 period homes side by side, to be transformed by the contestants of The Block 2017.

Each week Australian’s can watch the 5 couples tackle a new area, (sometimes 2 in 1 week) where they completely transform them into stunning rooms. This readies the houses for sale at auction, where the team who earns the highest profit above the set reserve price, will then win an additional $100,000.

One of our stockists in Melbourne, BBQs and Outdoors, were asked to supply The Block with  our umbrellas, for their ‘back yard week’ where 5 backyards were transformed into amazing outdoor spaces.

Instant Shade Umbrellas team of professional installers arrived on site to be inducted and quickly settled into the chaos and hustle and bustle of working on The Block. The amount of tradespeople, power tools, camera crews and contestants all packed into one space was mind boggling. With our hard hats, steel cap boots, high-vis vests and safety regulations firmly in place, we were delighted to be able to assist 3 out of 5 contestants with umbrellas for their backyard areas.

Working within a limited space and on a very tight schedule (yes, they really do only have one week to complete an area), we were able to ascertain the right umbrella product for Sticks & Wombat, Josh & Elyse, and Hannah & Clint.

The Block umbrellas provided were: a wall mounted Paraflex umbrella; a Paraflex umbrella installed on a pole fixed to timber decking; and one of our brand new Monaco Premium Patio umbrellas on a standard base plate.

It was a race to the finish, but the end results were breathtaking. Watch this space when we can reveal our umbrellas featured in the completed backyards.

For further information on the Paraflex Umbrella range please click here.

For further information on the Monaco Premium Patio Umbrella range please click here.

Installing the Base Plate for the Paraflex umbrella pole
Preparing the Wall Mount bracket for our Paraflex umbrella



3m Square Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrellas Rooftop

Commercial Cantilever Umbrella

Are you wanting a unique umbrella with a modern edge for your next project? The European designed Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrella is the right decision for cafe, restaurant or resort environments.

It is made with the distinctive design of a flat canopy, plus hidden ribs, allowing the umbrella to unzip and fold back into itself, like a fan closing when not in use.

The Spectra Cantilever umbrella canopy is water repellent and UV resistant, can be washed if need be and comes in a range of stylish colours. It has fibreglass ribs that can bend and flex in the wind, plus an anodized aluminium mast which is rust free, and has no paint to crack or chip.

This commercial cantilever umbrella comes in a 3m square size, though has the option of an angled mast, or straight mast. The Spectra is very easy to use, and can be tilted along it’s mast to block out the low afternoon sun, as well as rotated 360 degrees.

This stunning umbrella is sure to add some dramatic impact where ever it is providing shade.

For further information, click here.

3m Square Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrellas in White with straight pole
3m Square Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrellas in White with straight pole
3m Square Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrellas in Red with Angled Pole
Black Cafe Series umbrellas at Jackalope Mornington Peninsula

Hotel of the Year – Jackalope Mornington Peninsula

Instant Shade Umbrellas are proud to Congratulate the ‘Hotel of the Year’ and ‘Regional Hotel of the Year’ winner, Jackalope Mornington Peninsula for taking out these 2 awards at the Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Guide Awards for 2017.

This beautiful boutique hotel features an a stunning range of suites, modern art, fine dining, a cocktail lounge, cellar door and food store, in house massage, an Infinity pool plus the ‘Geode’ pool deck pavillion.

It is here on the Geode pool deck that our black cafe series umbrellas are featured, blending in seamlessly with the clean lines of architecture, overlooking the vineyard. A perfect example where ‘less is more’.

Our cafe series umbrellas are a classic yet contemporary option for poolside shade solutions, as they are UV resistant and water repellent, easy to open and close and are made from quality anodized aluminium frames, so you won’t have to worry about rusting, chipping or flaking.

Available in 4 sizes with 4 standard colours, they can be installed into decking via an inground fitting, or can be mounted in a base plate if you need to move them around.

For more information, please click here – Commercial Cafe Series Umbrellas