In order to keep an outdoor park or playground effectively shaded, a sturdy shade cloth is a must. Ricky Richards offers a range of shading solutions that provide UV-rated protection for visitors without cutting the light.
A shade structure is a permanent fixture that is built to provide shade for outdoor spaces. When constructed correctly, they offer an area that is safe for people to stay under for an extended period of time, unafraid of the harsh Australian sun. As Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, installing outdoor shade to a council playground, water park or school has become an increasingly popular necessity to fight against rising rates of cancer.
Shade structures guard against UV radiation and, along with other protective measures like hats, sunscreen and sunglasses, can provide maximum outdoor protection. A shade structure will not only keep the sun off your back, but will also provide shelter from wind, rain and even snow, and prevent outdoor equipment, such as playgrounds and seating, from becoming hot or fading.
A shade structure completed with Ricky Richard’s Monotec 370 Series shade cloth will reduce exposure to UV radiation and provide protection in all weather, while still allowing natural light to filter through. The Monotec 370 Series is the only shade cloth manufactured in Australia that is made with 100 percent round monofilament HDPE yarn, which gives it tremendous strength and durability.
With an incredible 15-year warranty, this knitted shade cloth can be used for all types of commercial and residential shade sails and structures. The tailored series is available in 15 eye-catching hues that will add a pop of colour to any outdoor space.