Shaderunner® Retractable Shade Systems - Sunshine Coast

HOME POINT - SHADERUNNER

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).

RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS

Courtyard, Terrace, Pool, Decks etc.

The Shaderunner® Retractable Shade System is ideally suited for a range of applications around the home, from outdoor entertaining spaces and patios to swimming pool and courtyards. With a wide range of fabrics and colour options available, the Shaderunner® complements all architectural styles, from contemporary suburban homes to traditional country residences.

FOR THE ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE, THE SHADERUNNER® CAN BE AUTOMATED WITH A SOMFY RTS MOTOR - HOUSED IN A SLIMLINE POWDER-COATED HEADBOX.

Why SHADERUNNER are the Best:

The Shaderunner® is an affordable shade system, with the convenience of being retractable. This makes it the perfect solution for residential applications. Simply extend or retract the Shaderunner.

Easily operated by an endless control cord, the Shaderunner® can be pulled in or out in a matter of seconds. This flexibility allows you to control the climate of outdoor areas around your home.

Courtyard, Terrace, Pool, Decks etc. The Shaderunner® Retractable Shade System is ideally suited for a range of applications around the home, from outdoor entertaining spaces and patios to swimming pool and courtyards. With a wide range of fabrics and colour options available, the Shaderunner® complements all architectural styles, from contemporary suburban homes to traditional country residences.

Frame Colors and Textiles

The modern styling of the Shaderunner® means that it is a great option for new homes and renovations. Because of its minimal form factor, it is well suited to older contemporary style homes as well.

If you want to improve the look of your backyard, and increase its living area, then the Shaderunner® can do just that. Create new outside areas to enjoy, and increase the value of your home, with the Shaderunner® Retractable Sade System.

The Shaderunner® can be manufactured from a wide range of fabrics including Polyester Mesh for dependable shading with 95% block out, to transluscent Waterproof PVC for a weather proof solution. Each fabric is mould resistant and offers protection from glare and the sun’s harmful rays, with a wide range of colours available.

Available in a manual or motorised version, the Shaderunner® can be installed to an existing or purpose built pergola, between walls, fascias or free standing posts. Constructed using only the most durable 316 stainless steel fittings and marine grade Ronstan ball bearing pulleys, the Shaderunner® Retractable Sail provides years of trouble-free shading with minimal maintenance.

SHADERUNNER CLASSIC

THE SHADERUNNER® CLASSIC

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

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.

CUSTOM DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Each Shaderunner® is individually designed and manufactured to suit, providing the optimum custom shade 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.

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
  • Width: 6.5m maximum
  • Extension: Up to 14.0m as a single system
  • Fabric Drop: 250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth
    (custom designed to suit site conditions)
  • Running Wires: 2 x Stainless Steel Wires as standard
    (additional wires where required)
  • Operation: Manual operation as standard with endless
    cord system & cleat
    Motorised option with remote*
  • Motor type: Somfy RTS motor in powdercoated
    slimline headbox
  • Sensors: Optional Somfy wind, sun or rain sensors
  • Wind Resistance: 25 knots
    (or to suit engineer design of support structure)

SHADERUNNER PRO15

THE SHADERUNNER® PRO15

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.

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.

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.

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
  • Width: 7m maximum*
  • Extension: Up to 12.0m as a single system using the PRO 15 model Extensions over 12.0m available using the PRO 30 model*
  • Fabric Drop: 250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth (custom designed to suit site conditions)
  • Running Wires: 2 x Stainless Steel Wires as standard (additional wires where required)
  • Operation: Manual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat Motorised option with remote*
  • Motor type: RTS motor in powdercoated slimline headbox
  • Sensors: Optional wind, sun or rain sensors

SHADERUNNER PRO30

THE SHADERUNNER® PRO30

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.

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.

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.

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
  • Width: 7m maximum*
  • Extension: Up to 40m*
  • Fabric Drop: 250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth (custom designed to suit site conditions)
  • Running Wires: 2 x Stainless Steel Wires as standard (additional wires where required)
  • Operation: Manual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat Motorised option with remote*
  • Motor type: Shade Drive 250 motor
  • Sensors: Optional 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 & BASESS

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.

TRAX PERGO SPECIFICATION
  • Width: 7m maximum, with a single system, Wider widths achieved by linking structures
  • Extension: Up to 7m
  • Height: Up to 3m
  • Fabric Drop: 250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth (custom designed to suit site conditions) Framework 120x120mm Aluminium Posts & Beams
  • Details: 120x80mm Aluminium Running Tracks Aluminium Coupling Joints & Bases Powdercoated to a choice of colours SS ball bearing runner wheels
  • Base Fixing: Existing Concrete Slabs* or Decks, or stand alone footings
  • Operation: Manual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat Motorised option with remote
  • Motor type: Somfy RTS motor in powdercoated slimline headbox
  • Sensors: Optional wind, sun or rain sensors

SHADERUNNER TRAX(MONO)

Attach to Existing Structure

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 structures

WEATHERPROOFING OPTION

For a Waterproof Option, then special differing length hangers are incorporated to enable water side fall of the cross extrusions.

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.

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
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)

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.

TRAX MONO SPECIFICATION
  • Side mount width: 4m max with side mount angles, wider widths achieved with multiple bays
  • Under mount width : up to 6.5m with 2 tracks, up to 7m with 3 tracks, max 4m between tracks wider widths achieved with multiple bays
  • Extension: Only limited by support structure length
  • Fabric Drop: 250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth (custom designed to suit site conditions)
  • Details: 40x40mm Aluminium Running Tracks Aluminium angles for side fix SS ball bearing runner wheels
  • Operation: Manual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat Motorised option with remote Motor type RTS motor in powdercoated slimline headbox
  • Sensors: Optional wind, sun or rain sensors

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.

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.

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

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

RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS

Aldinga Beach, SA
Dec 2022

The clients installed their own support posts for these 2 areas. The lorge 10m long Floating Shaderunner® Pro over the pool area enabled the sail to follow the sun and shade correctly as the day wore on. Another Shaderunner® Pro was also installed over the outdoor dining area. Both were manual.

Aldgate, SA
Dec 2022

Another beautiful long span Shaderunner® Classic over this stunning pool area. 6.5m wide x 14m extension providing all the shade this family needs. A protective cover over the top of the fabric when stacked, helps prevent leaves and debris entering the fabric, in this leafy Adelaide Hills property. Easy manual operation.

Dual Shaderunners®, WA by Soltex
Aug 2022

Our WA agent Soltex installed these 2 x Manual Shaderunner® Classics within this steel framework, at this stunning home. Down weighted tubes were incorporated in the fabric panels to help counter strong winds.

Toorak Gardens, SA
Jul 2023

Ideal for multiple applications, cover various areas with a Modular Framed Structure the Shaderunner® Trax ‘Pergo’ self-standing retractable sail system has recently been installed in an Adelaide home.

Urban Oasis, Somerton Park, SA
Oct 2020

Working in conjunction with quality pool company ‘Urban Oasis’ the support posts were designed into the pool surrounds. Beams were utilized to keep the posts towards the extremities and the Shaderunner® Classic proved a stunning addition to this coastal home.

Nova Group, Kensington Pk, SA
Aug 2015

Working in conjunction with the Nova Group, 3 x Shaderunner® Classics were installed at this beautiful residence. 2 were installed over the large lap pool area, meeting together in the centre. A third was installed at the side over the childrens play area.

Shaderunner Retractable
Lancini Constructions, Bundall, QLD
Sep 2022

The Shaderunner® Pro 15 model was chosen by the builder for this residence, situated on the canals on ther Gold Coast. The Somfy RTS motor and remote control provided easy operation for the owners to enjoy their entertaining out on the raised terrace/deck area, overlooking the water views.

Linden Park, SA
Oct 2020

This Architect designed and owned home was the perfect choice for this motorized waterproof Shaderunner® Classic. The posts needed to be set well back in the garden area, but the sail only needed to extend to the end of the deck area. This made it seem like the Shaderunner® was ‘Floating’ in the Sky! A great outcome.

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