Shaderunner Retractable Shade Systems – Queensland

Offering limitless shading configurations, unmatched aesthetics and ease of use, the stylish shaderunner® system provides the ultimate in durable, controllable shade on demand.

The hugely popular Shaderunner® extends or retracts along Stainless Steel wires, minimizing the need for excessive beams, tracks or structural elements. It is operated by an endless control cord, either manually or with an RTS remote controlled Motor. Large spans can be achieved with minimal support structure (subject to engineer/ structural integrity of support structure).

*Manual & Motorized operations are available

  • UV PROTECTION
  • CONTROLLABLE SHADE
  • NEATLY FOLDS AWAY
  • WATERPROOF AVAILABLE
  • MANUAL OR MOTORISED
  • CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
  • LARGE SPANS POSSIBLE
  • ALL SEASON PROTECTION

COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS

Aquatic, Sport & Leisure Centres, Hospitality, Councils etc.

The Shaderunner® is manufactured from a range of high-quality fabrics which are as durable as they are stylish, being designed to withstand high-traffic applications and the demands of the harsh Australian climate with ease. This simple yet functional system provides the ultimate convenience of controllable shade on demand, maximising the use of outdoor spaces in the Australian climate.

The Shaderunner® is uniquely suited to the provision of large-scale retractable shading for a range of commercial and community applications including Aquatic Centres, Bowling Clubs, Sports Facilities, and Hospitality venues with Alfresco Dining areas & Beer Gardens etc. By requiring support only at both ends of this retractable system, large areas can be shaded without the need for intermediate support structures or columns which is hugely desirable in these applications.

Commercial clients appreciate our 35 years in the business, including our expert manufacturers and installers.

Each Shaderunner® is individually designed and manufactured to suit the application, providing the optimum custom shade solution. This flexible design approach, along with site-specific engineering and structural design, enables the creation of a truly tailor-made shade solution capable of shading larger areas or more complex sites that other off-the-peg retractable shade systems simply cannot accommodate. Adaptable by design, the Shaderunner® is the ultimate in dependable on-demand shading for commercial applications.

Roller bearing pulleys and marine stainless steel wires provide smooth operation.

Manually operated Systems feature an endless cord system to easily extend and retract the fabric, with the cord then secured and tied off at the horncleat.
For very large systems, or where the Shaderunner® is sloped or angled, a manual winch can be added to aid operation. When not in use the winch handle can be detached and stowed away.
Remote motorised operation is also available for the ultimate convenience if preferred. The Shaderunner is effortlessly extended at the touch of a button with the Somfy remote control.

Designed with longevity in mind, the Shaderunner® provides many years of trouble-free use.

The Shaderunner® is durable by design and will provide years of trouble free use. For peace of mind, this is backed up by the following warranties:

  • 5 years on components & workmanship
  • 5-10 years on fabrics
  • 10 years on fabric stitching or welding
  • 5 years on Somfy motors

Another fabric option for the Shaderunner® is Outlook Polyester Mesh

This fabric is similar to shadecloth, with up to 95% UV protection.Chosen for its strength and durability, this mesh fabric is still quite aesthetically pleasing, both to the eye and to touch. This makes it perfect for residential applications, where the look and feel of your shade is important. But don’t let its subtle exterior fool you, this fabric is built tough with a high tear resistance, and impeedance to fading and mold build up. This makes it perfect for commercial settings also.
*Note: Striped & Acrylic Fabrics are only suitable with the ‘Classic’ model.

Waterproof fabric option for the Shaderunner®

If you are after full rain protection, as well as sun protection,then a Waterproof PVC fabric is a great option. In fact by using our chosen PVC fabric, you can create an affordable retractable fabric roof, with the Shaderunner®.
*Note: There is a greater range of fabrics to choose from,please contact us for more information.

The chosen fabric for the Shaderunner® is Vistaweave

Vistaweave 95 is a versatile woven mesh designed for blinds,awnings and general outdoor applications, including marine applications. The unique weave combines a functional solution for solar protection with a stylish textured appearance.Designed for Australian conditions, Vistaweave was the first mesh on the local market and has been sold in Australia for over 40 years.


THE SHADERUNNER CLASSIC

The Classic is the original Shaderunner®, designed & tested over 20+ years in the field. The fabric is constructed all in one piece, with fixed pully positions.

CUSTOM DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Each Shaderunner® is individually designed and manufactured to suit, providing the optimum custom shade solution. This flexible approach, along with site specific engineering and structural design enables the creation of a truly tailor-made solution,capable of shading larger or more complex areas that other off-the peg retractable shade systems simply cannot accommodate. Adaptable by design, the Shaderunner is the ultimate in dependable on-demand shading for commercial applications.

HIGH STRENGTH FITTINGS

High strength 316 stainless steel running wires and tension fittings enable large extensions, typically up to 14m as a single system.Larger spans are possible subject to site conditions & structural design. Also possible with twin Shaderunner® fabrics running on the same wires, stacking at both ends and extending to the centre.

RANGE OF SUPPORT OPTIONS

Versatile by design, the Shaderunner® is ideally suited to a range of structural support systems. The Shaderunner® is typically fixed to buildings, fascias, walls, posts, pergolas, custom structures or a combination of these – plus more.

STRONG BY DESIGN

Robust aluminium support profiles allow large spans of up to 6.5m wide with a single system. For wider areas additional systems can be added for further coverage.

SPECIFICATION
Width6.5m maximum
ExtensionUp to 14.0m as a single system
Fabric Drop250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth(custom designed to suit site conditions)
Running Wires2 x Stainless Steel Wires as standard(additional wires where required)
OperationManual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat.
Motorised option with remote*
Motor typeSomfy RTS motor in powdercoated slimline headbox
SensorsOptional Somfy wind, sun or rain sensors
Wind Resistance25 knots(or to suit engineer design of support structure)

THE SHADERUNNER PRO 15

The new PRO 15 model, features fully adjustable fittings in all areas for greater flexibility.Plus the Sail panels are individually fitted into the cross profiles, enabling replacing if required, plus alternate colours as an option.

CUSTOM DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Each Shaderunner® PRO is individually designed and manufactured to suit, providing the optimum shade solution. This flexible approach, along with site specific engineering and structural design enables the creation of a truly tailor-made solution, capable of shading larger or more complex areas that other off-the peg retractable shade systems simply cannot accommodate. Adaptable by design, the Shaderunner is the ultimate in dependable on-demand shading for commercial applications.

HIGH STRENGTH FITTINGS

High strength 316 stainless steel running wires and tension fittings enable large extensions, typically up to 12m as a single system.Larger spans possible using the Pro 30 model subject to site conditions & structural design. Also possible with twin Shaderunner® fabrics running on the same wires, stacking at both ends and extending to the centre.

RANGE OF SUPPORT OPTIONS

Versatile by design, the Shaderunner® is ideally suited to a range of structural support systems. The Shaderunner® is typically fixed to buildings, fascias, walls, posts, pergolas, custom structures or a combination of these – plus more.

STRONG BY DESIGN

Robust aluminium extruded support profiles allow large spans of up to 7m wide* with a single system. For wider areas additional systems can be added for further coverage.

SPECIFICATION
Width7m maximum*
ExtensionUp to 12.0m as a single system using the PRO 15 model
Extensions over 12.0m available using the PRO 30 model*
Fabric Drop250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth(custom designed to suit site conditions)
Running Wires2 x Stainless Steel Wires as standard(additional wires where required)
OperationManual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat
Motorised option with remote*
Motor typeRTS motor in powdercoated slimline headbox
SensorsOptional wind, sun or rain sensors

THE SHADERUNNER PRO 30

The new PRO 30 model, features fully adjustable & upgraded fittings in larger areas for greater flexibility. Plus the Sail panels are individually fitted into the double sized cross profiles, running on the thicker wire with bigger pulleys.

CUSTOM DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Each Shaderunner® PRO is individually designed and manufactured to suit, providing the optimum shade solution. This flexible approach, along with site specific engineering and structural design enables the creation of a truly tailor-made solution, capable of shading larger or more complex areas that other off-the peg retractable shade systems simply cannot accommodate. Adaptable by design, the Shaderunner is the ultimate in dependable on-demand shading for commercial applications.

HIGH STRENGTH FITTINGS

High strength 316 stainless steel running wires and tension fittings enable large extensions, typically up to 12m as a single system.Larger spans possible to site conditions & structural design. Also possible with twin Shaderunner® fabrics running on the same wires, stacking at both ends and extending to the centre.

RANGE OF SUPPORT OPTIONS

Versatile by design, the Shaderunner® is ideally suited to a range of structural support systems. The Shaderunner® is typically fixed to buildings, fascias, walls, posts, pergolas, custom structures or a combination of these – plus more.

STRONG BY DESIGN

Robust aluminium extruded support profiles allow large spans of up to 7m wide* with a single system. For wider areas additional systems can be added for further coverage.

SPECIFICATION
Width7m maximum*
ExtensionUp to 40m*
Fabric Drop250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth(custom designed to suit site conditions)
Running Wires2 x Stainless Steel Wires as standard(additional wires where required)
OperationManual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat.Motorised option with remote*
Motor typeShade Drive 250 motor
SensorsOptional wind, sun or rain sensors

SHADERUNNER TRAX ‘PERGO’

Aluminium Pergo Modular Framed Structure

DURABLE COMPONENTS

The Shaderunner® TRAX ‘PERGO’ is constructed using only the most robust components including custom designed aluminium tracks & framework, ss roller bearing wheels & marine grade fittings.

MULTIPLE ALUMINIUM COUPLING JOINTS & BASES

The Trax ‘Pergo’ model features a multitude of bolt together Aluminium Joiner connectors to choose the best frame configuration for site conditions. The lightweight but robust Aluminium Posts, Beams & Running Tracks, allows easy bolt together installation.The Aluminium components can be powder coated to a multitude of colours to fit the surrounding decor. Side Blinds can also be added if required.

WEATHERPROOFING OPTION

For a Waterproof Option, then special differing length hangers are incorporated to enable side fall of the cross extrusions. This enables water to be discharged off the lower edge of the fabric. A side gutter can be integrated if required.

VERSATILE DESIGN

The Aluminium Running Tracks, can either be fitted within the frame or above the frame to suit the site requirements

POWDERCOATED FRAMES

The Shaderunner Trax Pergo consists of Aluminium framework & components that can be powdercoated to the clients requirements. Subtle & neutral colours including the Colorbond steel colour range

TRAX PERGO SPECIFICATION
Width7m maximum, with a single system,Wider widths achieved by linking structures
ExtensionUp to 7m
HeightUp to 3m
Fabric Drop250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth(custom designed to suit site conditions)
Framework 120x120mm Aluminium Posts & Beams.120x80mm Aluminium Running Tracks.Aluminium Coupling Joints & Bases.Powdercoated to a choice of colours SS ball bearing runner wheels
Base FixingExisting Concrete Slabs* or Decks,or stand alone footings
OperationManual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat.Motorised option with remote
Motor typemfy RTS motor in powdercoated slimline headbox
SensorsOptional wind, sun or rain sensors

SHADERUNNER TRAX ‘MONO’

The Shaderunner® TRAX ‘MONO’, is just supported by 40x40mm Aluminium tracks only. These can be mounted to inside faces of existing steel, timber or other support structures, with the addition of an Aluminium Angle. Or the tracks can mount directly under support structure

  • Max Width between side tracks: 4m
  • Max Ext: Determined by dimensions of existing side structure
DURABLE COMPONENTS

The Shaderunner® TRAX ‘MONO’ is constructed using only the most robust components including custom designed aluminium tracks & supports,ss roller bearing wheels (20mm to 90mm,) & marine grade fittings.

STRONG BY DESIGN

Robust aluminium extruded support profiles allow large spans of up to 7m wide* with a single system. Wider widths achieved with multiple bays.

DURABLE FABRICS

The Shaderunner® is manufactured from a range of rigorously tested fabrics which are as durable as they are stylish, being designed to withstand high traffic applications and the demands of the harsh Australian climate with ease (95% Mesh & Waterproof fabrics available)

DURABLE AND DEPENDABLE

The Shaderunner® is durable by design and will provide years of trouble free use. For peace of mind, this is backed up by the following warranties:
5 years on components & workmanship
5-10 years on fabrics
10 years on fabric stitching or welding
5 years on Somfy motors.

WEATHERPROOFING OPTION

For a Waterproof Option, then special differing length hangers are incorporated to enable water side fall of the cross extrusions. A side gutter can be integrated if required.

TRAX MONO SPECIFICATION
Side mount widthup to 6.5m with 2 tracks, up to 7m with 3 tracks, max 4m between tracks, wider widths achieved with multiple bays
40x40mm Aluminium Running Tracks. Aluminium angles for side fix SS ball bearing runner wheels.up to 6.5m with 2 tracks, up to 7m with 3 tracks, max 4m between tracks wider widths achieved with multiple bays
ExtensionOnly limited by support structure length
Fabric Drop250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth(custom designed to suit site conditions)
DetailsRTS motor in powder-coated slimline headbox
OperationManual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat.Motorised option with remote
Motor type4m max with side mount angles, wider widths achieved with multiple bays
SensorsOptional wind, sun or rain sensors

Example of commercial projects

SHADE ON DEMAND FOR
MIAMI AQUATIC CENTRE

Regarded as one of the Gold Coast’s premier swim venues, the Miami Aquatic Centre recently underwent a $15 million upgrade of facilities, including much needed shade.

To maximise use of the Miami Aquatic Centre and provide patrons with much needed shade, Liquid Blue Architects specified the hugely popular Shaderunner Retractable Shade System. Offering limitless shading configurations, unmatched aesthetics and ease of use, the stylish Shaderunner system provides the ultimate in durable, controllable shade on demand.
The Shaderunner is uniquely suited to the provision of large-scale retractable shading for a range of commercial and community applications, including swim centres, bowling clubs, sports facilities, and hospitality venues. By requiring support only at each end of this retractable system, large areas can be shaded without the need for intermediate support structures or columns, which is hugely desirable for numerous applications, particularly swimming pools and sports clubs.
At the Miami Aquatic Centre, Hutchinson Builders was engaged as head contractor and, together with the Shaderunner Australia design team, engineering was performed to enable a series of Shaderunners to span between column centres of up to 36 metres on either side of the main pool.
Over the 50-metre competition pool, a series of 8 Shaderunner systems were installed, providing extendable shade coverage of up to 33 metres across the width of the pool. There are 4 Shaderunners on each side of the pool that extend towards the centre,travelling on marine grade stainless steel wires to a central spreader bar.
Over the Zero Depth Splash Pad, a further 4 Shaderunner systems provide controllable shade for this interactive playspace. With 2 Shaderunners on each side, the systems can be extended to provide a total coverage of 31 metres, providing welcome shade for children and parents alike.
With each shade being 6.1-metres wide, these 12 large Shaderunner systems provide a mammoth twelve hundred square metres of retractable shade on demand!

Each Shaderunner runs along four high tensile, stainless-steel support wires,using special custom-made marine grade, ball bearing yachting pulleys.
These glide along the stainless wires,making for a simple and friction-free operation. The aluminium cross tracks support the fabric laterally.
An endless control cord, which is pulled in either direction to extend or retract the Shaderunner, leads down to a stainless-steel self-cleating yachting winch, for ease of use and effortless operation. A lockable hinged cover plate covers the cleating mechanism to prevent public access.
The fabric used is a mould-resistant and durable polyester mesh, with 95 percent blockout of harmful UV rays.The clients chose white to complement their facility design. The Shaderunners can be independently set at full extension or at any position on the wires, to give the required amount of shade at any given time.
The state-of-the-art retractable shade system at the Miami Aquatic Centre provides the ultimate in large-scale controllable shade, finished to the highest manufacturing standards to create a durable and stylish result.
The Shaderunner System offers a unique opportunity to achieve large-span retractable shade over areas that would normally seem an impossible task. Cost effective, quality assured and proudly Australian made,take your next project into the world of market leading retractable shade offered exclusively by Shaderunner Australia.

Commercial Projects

Miami Aquatic Centre, QLD Jan 2021

Working with Hutchinson Builders, the design and installation of a 1200sqm Shaderunner® now provides fantastic retractable shade.

Hindmarsh Const Valentino’s 101, SA Mar 2022

The clients were after retractable waterproof shading for this large open ground floor café/courtyard in the Adelaide CBD. Our Shaderunner®s were the only product that could achieve the 10m span wall to wall. 2 x Motorized Shaderunner® Pro’s were installed,one slightly higher and overlapping the other,with water running into a side wall gutter.

Kingsford The Barossa, SA Feb 2021

This unique heritage property, dating back to 1856, now includes 3x Manual Shaderunner® Classic Retractable Shade System, protecting the outdoor BBQ area.

King Tide Brewing, NSW Nov 2021

These 2 x Large Waterproof Shaderunner® Pro’s were sent as Supply Only to this Coffs Harbour location and the clients successfully installed the Manual systems.

Temple Christian College, SA Aug 2023

High throughput areas such as this courtyard require a long lasting and flexible shade solution. The retractable Shadrunner® can do just that. 2 x Motorized Shadrunner® Pro allowed easy shading for this area.

Lobster Shack, WA by Soltex Apr 2022

Our WA Agent Soltex, installed these 5 x Shaderunner® Pro’s at this stunning sea side location. Lobster shack is at Cervantes on the Coral Coast 200 km North of Perth. These incorporated down weighted tubes within the fabric panels to help combat high winds.

Dowie Doole Cellar Door, SA Jul 2021

2 x Motorized Shaderunner®s were added to this unique Celler Door in Mclaren Vale.The retractable shading complimented these Container style contructed buildings.

UNSW, NSW by Aalta Mar 2022

Our Sydney Agent Aalta Aust. installed these 5 x Motorized Shaderunner® Pro’s in the courtyard of the University. They provided a stunning area for the students and staff to relax in the shading area.


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