We offer a variety of different services when it comes to maintaining your shade sail or structure for guaranteed maximum longevity.

Shade Sail Repairs consist of the following :-

  • Re-Stitching Sails
  • Patching holes, Reinforced Corners
  • Re-tension if loose, flapping or sagging
  • Modifications, Adjustments, Replace Hardware
  • Remove or Re-Install Sails at short notice if a Cyclone or Storm warning is current.
  • Free Shade Sail Re-tension & Shade Structure check in the proceeding months after your new installation by us.
  • Fully Insured & Licensed QBCC No. 15007645.


At Cheyne Shades & Canvas we manufacture and make all of our Shade Sails with heavy duty industrial sewing machines at our premises. These machines are specifically used for individual size, length and thicknesses in different material types.


With precise measurements, the right sewing techniques and quality UV thread & fittings used, an expertly tensioned Shade Sail must look strong and tight in the air.  These are all necessary requirements for your project to last the distance in our tropical climate and look pleasing to the eye when made and installed by experienced Shade fabricators.


We guarantee you will never get a loose or sagging Shade Sail when manufactured and installed by us and nor should the customer accept a misfit sagging Shade Sail at final installation.  We personally offer a free on site retension of your Shade Sail & Shade Structure check when installed by us in the proceeding months after installation to guarantee perfect maintenance for years to come.


CONSUMER TIPS, you should always ask when comparing quotes, ‘Do you hold a QBCC License for Special Structures in Shade Sails to perform home improvements to the value of over $3,300.00 to my home plus offer extensive warranties’? ‘Who manufactures and sews your Shade Sails?’ ‘What expertise do you have when installing highly tensioned Shade Sails?’ ‘Do you use high quality UV sewing thread when making a Shade Sail, so it won’t fall apart in just a few years time?’ ‘What depth footings are needed for this size shade sail?’

The answer to these important questions as a consumer could make all the difference to the lifespan of your Shade Sail Project. Guarantee you are getting a good return on your invested project plus the overall quality and final installation appearance of your completed project.  For piece of mind that the works undertaken is carried out by qualified and licensed contractors if the project is valued over $3,300.00. Always research the contractors licenses, name, business and their experience and request examples of their work performed of projects undertaken.



The sewing of seams, hems, webbing or cable into shade cloth requires the use of a heavy duty Industrial sewing machine.  We make these products using a number of different graded fabric types to suit the site.  This process also requires the right finishing details to suit the size of the Shade Sail and site such as shackles, webbing, stainless cable, eyelets, roping and reinforcements.


Cheyne Shades & Canvas only use the highest quality materials & UV treated sewing thread, specific tensioning techniques unique to us in achieving outstanding results with heavy fabric types. We have a number of main Shadecloth suppliers, one is Rainbow Shade, attached is a PDF about their outstanding product range using Z16, Extreme 32, DriZ, Valmex FR 580S along with their weather endurance test.


The choice of Sewing Thread is a vital part in the making of any Shade Sail. Our first choice is to use Tenara Sewing Thread which is the strongest and highest UV treated sewing thread available in the making of all our Shade Products. Tenara thread has a 15 year guarantee and is a top quality thread that lasts the distance in our tropical climate.


We can make any annex, tonneau and 4WD canopies in canvas products to suit your needs to your vehicle, caravan or camper trailer.  Whether you need a simple repair or an added fly screen or modification to your canvas awnings, we can look after you.  We also make and repair canvas canopies in military and defence army specific fabrics.

  • Canvas goods can be maintained by waterproofing the canvas.


Vinyl or PVC is the most durable and effective water proof material used for temporary or permanent applications.  Offering a variety of vibrant colours and thickness, the materials such as Ferrari, Mehler Valmex, Enduroflex, Tarpol Ripstop PVC is also strong and easily workable in a wide range of structural requirements.  We have access to the facility of high frequency welding of these material types which gives it added strength and a water tight finish to your Vinyl Awnings, Canopies, Structures or Weatherproof Covers.


The installation of steel posts is excavated precisely to the required depth for each specific structure size, taking into consideration underground services prior to digging.  Footings are then concreted and finished off with the concrete coned around base. The steel work is hot dipped galvanised and or powder coated to your colour choice or simply hand painted.  Poles can be round or square in shape and we use our own fabricated roof brackets which are galvanised and are used as another anchor point to the walls or roof of the building or home. These brackets are fabricated or supplied by us to industry standards.

Cheyne Shades & Canvas can guarantee we work with a number of leading and trusted suppliers who are committed to developing the highest quality materials we are using today.  We personally manufacture all of our products to the greatest standards and take pride in producing a quality job for each and every customer that you can be proud of for years to come at our competitive prices.