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Custom Shade Cloths

At Darling Downs Tarpaulins, we can supply shade cloth customised to your unique needs and requirements. Our shade cloths can be used for many applications, including:


  • Greenhouse covers
  • Cattle shades
  • Shade sails
  • Quarantine mesh
  • Flyscreens
  • And more

Our Shade Cloth Services

At Darling Downs Tarpaulins, we can supply all your shade cloth needs from 30% to 95% shade. Whether it be in rolls, cut lengths or fabricated into larger sheet sizes. All our shade cloth comes with a 10-year UV warranty and we can even fabricate with long-life Tenara thread, which carries a 15-year UV warranty.

Shade cloth rolls come in 50 metre lengths and is available in the following widths and colours:

  • 30% Very Light – Black & Green, 1.83m & 3.66m
  • 50% Light – Black, Green & White, 2.0m & 4.0m
  • 70% Medium – Black, Green, White, 2.0m & 4.0m
  • 80% Heavy – Black & Green, 2.0m & 4.0m

Commercial 95 Rolls are available in a 3m x 40m. The Commercial 95 Shade knit has a wide variety of colours.

Quarantine mesh or insect screen is also available as part of our shade cloth range. Be sure to contact us for our competitive prices before making your purchase.

Shade Sails

We can provide shade sails for commercial and domestic environments. Whether you want to provide shade for guests dining outdoors in your restaurant or a cool area for friends and family to relax in your backyard.

black shade sails above childcare playground in Toowoomba, QLD

Shade sails can create an area of your yard that is protected from the sun and is ideal for outdoor dining, entertaining and relaxing. Shade sails can be a retractable or permanent fixture, so you can choose whether to keep them constantly on display or only bring them out when required. They can be customised in any shape you desire, for example, they can be cut and installed to cover an unusually shaped pool.

Darling Downs Tarpaulins fabricate shade sails from commercial grade 95% shade knit with a 10 year UV warranty. We can customise sails to suit any area using either heavy duty webbing or stainless steel wire for tensioning. Contact us with detailed information on what you require for a free quote.

Cattle Shade Cloths

Protect your cattle from direct sunlight and ensure they have a cool place to relax and feed by installing shade cloth on your land. Shade cloth can be installed as a permanent fixture or can be designed to be retractable, offering you complete flexibility over sunlight exposure for your cattle.

Shade cloth technology is producing fabrics that are very close to the maximum shade possible. Darling Downs Tarpaulins can produce shade covers to our design or yours in fixed or retractable styles.

long cattle shade sails in QLD

Reducing heat stress on your cattle has been shown to improve the results of your enterprise. (Cattle show better weight gains in Feedlot situations and also Dairy cattle have produced more milk of better quality). They’ll feel better and you’ll feel better!

Our team can help you with the design and details of fixing systems available to ensure maximum cover performance.


Protect your plants from harsh UV rays by using shade cloth to create a greenhouse. Opt for shade cloth with Tenara thread for even more UV protection.

A Greenhouse Shade


Shade cloth, in addition to blocking UV rays, can also be used to block flies and create a fly screen. This is particularly beneficial in places near plants and dining areas where insects tend to infest.

Close-up Of A Flyscreens

Why Choose DDT?

If you require shade cloth, look no further than Darling Downs Tarpaulins. Top reasons to choose us include:

  • Customer service: We put customer service at the heart of everything we do. From providing free quotes on shade cloth to providing a 10-year UV warranty, we always aim to exceed the expectations of our customers.
  • Expert advice: We have been operating in Toowoomba since 1983. With over 39 years of experience, we will be able to provide you with expert advice about shade cloth that you can truly rely on and trust.
  • Quality: Our shade cloth is of the highest quality and is made using modern, effective manufacturing methods. We wouldn’t be happy with a subpar product, so we don’t expect our clients to be.


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Call 07 4634 2166