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Sail Structures is a leading designer, manufacturer and installer of high quality architectural shade sails and tensile waterproof membrane fabric structures.

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Sail Structures FNQ Pty. Ltd. is a leading designer builder and asset manager of high quality light structures.

These include architectural shade sails, tensile membrane fabric structures and hard roof shelters.

Based in Cairns, Queensland, Sail Structures has over 30 years industry experience providing the latest cutting-edge solutions throughout Australia. We guarantee our clients a finished product that is second to none, being both first class in design and of the highest possible quality.

Our shade structures provide the freedom and flexibility to introduce creativity and functionality to your solutions, that are nothing short of stunning. Combined with the unique combination of stainless steel rigging, beautiful curvilinear shapes can be created that are not only spectacular in appearance, but offer shelter from the elements.




We are 100% honest with our clients. We produce the best products by designing structures using the highest quality materials made by Sailmakers whose workmanship is second to none – the results will speak for themselves.


November 2019: Simon and his team at Sail Structures designed, fabricated and installed a large awning tensile membrane structure for us at our Dan Murphys store in Smithfield. They were a pleasure to deal with, were highly knowledgeable, turned up on time, and provided a high quality job. The feedback from our store staff was highly positive on their interactions on site. We would highly recommend Sail Structures to other customers based on our positive experience with them. 

Sail Structures is a long standing designer, fabricator and installer of Rainbow Shade fabrics with a reputation for quality workmanship in the Australian shade sail industry.

Our two, Skyspan Twin Vista Umbrellas have transformed our courtyard, creating another regular meeting place each day for our students. Sail Structures helped us to select the most appropriate Skyspan Umbrella, with an innovative cantilever design, which allowed us to optimise seating. The Sail Structures project management and installation team was extremely professional, and now our Skyspan Umbrellas are never without friends.

In January 2017, Douglas Shire Council engaged Sail Structures Asset Management Services to survey our playground assets subject to internal shade sail height criteria. Sail Structures recommended a management plan to achieve the outcome required by Council. An asset evaluation, including engineering, was conducted identifying non-compliant playgrounds. Solutions were achieved with an RPEQ engineer that met Council structural and height criteria, before project prioritisation and resource allocation occurred, to complete the management plan. This could not have been achieved without Sail Structures’ industry experience and understanding of asset management practices of local government.

Just a quick note to thank you for wonderful design and delivery of what is unquestionably the highlight of the Village and a structure masterpiece. Please extend my thanks and appreciation to all your hard working staff who have made it possible in the face of an impossible deadline.

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Skyspan Umbrellas

Sail Structures is the exclusive supplier of Skyspan Umbrellas to Far North Queensland. This exclusive range of commercial umbrellas is suitable for outdoor entertainment areas such as restaurants and bars, where protection from the harsh Australian elements is essential to your business.

With numerous design styles and canopy shapes available, Skyspan Umbrellas provide a stylish, elegant and practical solution to your outdoor areas.

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