Custom Shade Sails & Structures

that go beyond the standard

commercial and residential shade sails in Brisbane

QBCC Licence Number 15117697

Custom shade structures that go beyond the standard

Commercial and residential shade solutions in Brisbane

Beautifully designed and built strong

Modiform is a shade construction firm specialising in the design and delivery of shade sails, waterproof sails and structures and custom shade sails brisbane.

Quality drives everything we do. For Modiform, quality is achieved by problem-solving for better design outcomes and manufacturing with the best materials available. Our team is dedicated to meticulously managing all aspects of production to deliver superior shade sail solutions for our clients.

Catering to residential and commercial clients alike, Modiform is the superior choice for shade. Whether you need a simple, one-piece shade sail for the backyard, driveway or pool, or a more customised, architectural shade sail for the office, hotel or restaurant. Whatever your requirements, Modiform’s design and project experience speak for itself. Take full advantage of your outdoor areas and enjoy the best that Queensland has to offer with Modiform.

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Beautifully designed and built strong

Modiform is a shade construction firm specialising in the design and delivery of shade sails, waterproof sails and structures and custom sails in brisbane.

Catering to residential and commercial clients alike, Modiform is the superior choice for shade. Quality drives everything we do and Modiform’s designers and project experience shows plenty of evidence to this effect. Take full advantage of your outdoor areas and enjoy the best that Queensland has to offer with Modiform.

Book a Quote Today

Our Products

OUR SHADE SOLUTIONS COMBINE QUALITY MATERIALS WITH EXPERT KNOWLEDGE IN SHADE DESIGN TO CREATE LONG LASTING SHADE SAILS, WATERPROOF SAILS, CANTILEVER SHADE SAIL STRUCTURES AND LARGE CONSTRUCTION SHADE PROJECTS.

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CARPORTS

DOUBLE CARPORTS

POOL SHADE

CARAVAN SHADE

CUSTOM SHADE

Our Products

OUR SHADE SOLUTIONS COMBINE QUALITY MATERIALS WITH EXPERT KNOWLEDGE IN SHADE DESIGN TO CREATE LONG LASTING SHADE SAILS, WATERPROOF SAILS, CANTILEVER SHADE SAIL STRUCTURES AND LARGE CONSTRUCTION SHADE PROJECTS.

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Residential sails

Modiform’s shade structures are engineered for stability and crafted to handle Australia’s climate like no other. Our clients ultimately choose Modiform’s shade solution because they add artistic beauty to outdoor spaces in a way that can’t be achieved with other shade structure’s.

KOEDN Cantilever Shade Projects

Modiform’s cantilever series is designed to create post-free, functional outdoor spaces. More popular than ever, these streamline cantilever structures are modern and an excellent option for people wanting fewer posts in their outdoor spaces.

Commercial KOEDN Cantilever shade structures

In Collaboration with KOEDN, Modiform’s commercial division offers professional open space structures throughout Australia. From supply only to a full design service that includes installation, Modiform can deliver flexible project solutions for our commercial clients.

Commercial Shade Sails & Structures

Modiform’s commercial sails and structures deliver high-quality structures with quick turnaround times and hassle-free installation. Our team takes pride in producing well-designed projects that last a lifetime.

Now Supplying…

Outdoor Shade, Reinvented

Introducing KOEDN

OUTDOOR SHADE, REINVENTED.

Perfect For

CARPORTS

designed for those who want to make an outstanding impression to the entrance of your home, KOEDNS carport solutions can be configured to fit single, double or even triple carport sizes

POOLS & GAZEBO’S

Bask longer without the burn and enjoy more life outdoors with our range of poolside shade solutions. Available in an array of size options and configurations, your can almost guarantee to find a perfect shade in KOEDN.

PATIO’S AND PERGOLA’S

Live life more outdoors with our KOEDN pergola and patio solution. KOEDN’s shade solutions are made to be loved and lived in no matter the conditions.

CARPORTS

designed for those who want to make an outstanding impression to the entrance of your home, KOEDNS carport solutions can be configured to fit single, double or even triple carport sizes

POOLS & GAZEBO’S

Bask longer without the burn and enjoy more life outdoors with our range of poolside shade solutions. Available in an array of size options and configurations, your can almost guarantee to find a perfect shade in KOEDN.

PATIO’S AND PERGOLA’S

Live life more outdoors with our KOEDN pergola and patio solution. KOEDN’s shade solutions are made to be loved and lived in no matter the conditions.

We Also Craft…

Residential sails

Modiform’s shade sails structures are engineered for stability and crafted to handle Australia’s climate like no other. Our clients ultimately choose modiform’s shade solution because they add artistic beauty to outdoor spaces in a way that can’t be achieved with other shade structure’s.

With fabrics available in a variety of density options, you can choose the perfect level of shade protection to suit your needs. To find out more about this strong, durable and water-resistant shade option, please visit our shade structures page.

KOEDN Cantilever Shade Projects

Modiform’s cantilever series is designed to create post-free, functional outdoor spaces. More popular than ever, these streamline shade cantilever structures are modern and an excellent option for people wanting fewer obstructive posts in their outdoor spaces.

Homeowner’s often use our cantilever shade series for pools, pergolas and protection for cars, motorhomes, boats or motorbikes, with an option for waterproof, or shade cloth. These structures are especially popular for hard to access spaces and will reduce the danger of hitting structural supporting posts. Our Cantilever structures are a great alternative to traditional sails, specifically where extra posts may interfere with thoroughfares.

Commercial Shade Sails & Structures

Modiform’s KOEDN Cantilever shade structures deliver high-quality structures with quick turnaround times and hassle-free installation. Our team takes pride in producing well-designed projects that last a lifetime.

Modiform have completed an extensive collection of installations of structural and custom made commercial sails for project such as restaurant outdoor areas, hotel pools zones, carpark shopping centres, carparks, childcare centres, public open spaces and council parks.

Commercial KOEDN Cantilever shade structures

In Collaboration with KOEDN, Modiform’s commercial division offers professional open space structures throughout Australia. From supply only to a full design service that includes installation, Modiform can deliver flexible project solutions for our commercial clients.

Case Studies

Pool, Driveaway & Boundary Shade Sails
Brisbane, QLD, 4012

Residential Shade Sails and Structures that go beyond the standard Commercial and residential shade sails in Brisbane
Residential Shade Sails and Structures that go beyond the standard Commercial and residential shade sails in Brisbane
Residential Shade Sails and Structures that go beyond the standard Commercial and residential shade sails in Brisbane

Product Used – Custom Shade Sail to Driveway, Pool and House Boundary

Coverage – 60 Sqm

Membrane: Australian made shade membrane, complete with a 12yr. Warranty and coloured in Graphite and stitched with PTFE commercial-grade non-fraying thread. Digitally plotted for accuracy.

Coatings: Blasted, Primed & Powder coated in Dulux Surreal Effects in Colour Mannex Black.

Installation Type: mix variety of Micropile in-ground concrete free and bolt-down footings, roof fittings, wall bracing and fascia connections.

Project Details:

Requiring more usable areas around the home, this family of four decided to proceed with Modiform’s design because it enhanced the aesthetic and functional areas surrounding of their unused outdoor space’s.

The clients were experiencing direct sunlight and leaf litter over the pool, rendering it primarily unusable eight months of the year. For this reason, Modiform crafted a custom shade structure that covers 80% of the pool.

In addition, their children’s two vehicles were exposed in the driveway and needed coverage to protect the kid’s vehicles. Overlapping sails were opted for as an excellent solution for both the functional coverage and the interesting design opportunities they can create.

The street presence was an essential element to the owners’ requirements, and so an overlapping variety of sails at different heights and positions was crafted to create an architectural aesthetic for this Wavell Heights home so as not to impede on their recent landscaping upgrade.

The structural shade solution has been fixed with various high strength, non-corrosive, marine-grade stainless steel fittings to the roof, fascia, slab and garden bed. The sails are also fastened with the highest grade 315 stainless steel custom swage cables to last for the duration of their sturdy powder coated columns.

Modiform’s designers, installers and project facilitators were proud to work together with this great family to produce a beautiful, functional shade solution to the surrounds of their home where they can now spend more time in their new outdoor living spaces.

Caravan Waterproof Structure
Brisbane, QLD, 4152

Product Used – i-MP-WP-SQ

iKOE Series, Multi-portal, Waterproof Membrane, Square Profile.

Size – 10m width x 4.5m span

Membrane – Italian made waterproof membrane, complete with a 10yr. warranty and coloured in black satin membrane

Coatings – Blasted, Primed & Powder coated in Dulux Surreal Effects in Colour Mannex Black.

Installation Type – Micropile in-ground concrete free footing

Project Details:

Requiring protection from the elements for their new caravan, after iterating with our designers, whilst a traditional shade sail connected to the roof was the initial idea, it quickly became apparent that due to the limited space at the side of their home, the cantilever structure was going to be the best solution for the space.

A pivotal part of the design process was their need for complete coverage to the entire site boundary to create a multi-functional space that might double as a storage zone for future assets. Therefore, we selected a 4.5-metre span to overlap with the home’s existing roofline. In addition, overlaying the roof provides complete protection from water, hail, and sun.

The couple opted for the iKOE square, a modern, streamlined profile to fit the existing look and feel.

Caravan covered structures are becoming more and more in demand of the KOEDN cantilever structures due to the added height requirements and limited space available for parking. The iKOE range, in particular, offers many lengths and spans for a customised fit to position in almost any environment.

Fitted with Grade 250 Australian mild structural steel, iKOE’s high strength, non-corrosive, marine-grade stainless steel fittings, coupled with heavy-duty bolt track and 315 stainless steel custom swage cables, creates a truly lasting and durable and timeless structure.

Modiform’s talented project team installed the caravan shade structure using state-of-the-art ground penetrating removable, concrete-free footing systems designed for minimal ground disturbance.

Pool Shade Structure
Brisbane, QLD, 4005

Product Used – i-MP-SH-C

iKOE Series, Multi-portal, Shade Membrane, Curve Profile.

Size – 9m width x 4m span

Membrane – Australian made shade membrane, complete with a 15yr. Warranty and coloured in Cream and stitched with PTFE commercial-grade non-fraying thread. Digitally plotted for accuracy.

Coatings – Blasted, Primed & Powder coated in Dulux Duralloy Colour Classic Cream Satin Finish.

Installation Type – Wall-mounted structure to existing frame

Project Details:

Not wanting to detract from the modern landscaped outdoor space, this young family sought a practical shade solution over their pool that wouldn’t impede on the outdoor entertainment area.

A wall fixed connection is the best solution over this pool to ensure the cantilever posts would steer clear of the walkways and seating areas.

Whilst the couple were seeking protection from the sun, part of the pool needed to remain uncovered to control the water’s temperature and allow the morning sun to stream through the kitchen. For this reason, we selected a 4m span.

The home’s architectural styling is modern, so the soft, curve profile worked best to complement and add interest to the existing form of their outdoor area.

The designer brought material options for the structure’s membrane; however shade was ultimately selected because leaf and debris isn’t an issue where they are positioned.

Pool shades are perhaps the most common areas requiring cantilever structures, and they often can’t spare obstructions like awkward posts in or around the walkway areas. Safety is also a consideration when selecting an appropriate shade solution. Placing posts too close to the pool’s ledge can become a hazard for children, and the reason the single-sided post feature is a popular solution for pool shade.

Carport Shade Structure
Brisbane, QLD, 4122

Product Used – MP-SH-C

iKOE Series, Multi-portal, Shade Membrane, Curve Profile.

Size – 9m width x 4m span

Membrane – Australian made shade membrane, complete with a 15yr. Warranty and coloured in Cream and stitched with PTFE commercial-grade non-fraying thread. Digitally plotted for accuracy.

Coatings – Blasted, Primed & Powder coated in Dulux Duralloy Colour Classic Cream Satin Finish.

Installation Type – Wall-mounted structure to existing frame

Project Details:

Not wanting to detract from the modern landscaped outdoor space, this young family sought a practical shade solution over their pool that wouldn’t impede on the outdoor entertainment area.

A wall fixed connection is the best solution over this pool to ensure the cantilever posts would steer clear of the walkways and seating areas.

Whilst the couple were seeking protection from the sun, part of the pool needed to remain uncovered to control the water’s temperature and allow the morning sun to stream through the kitchen. For this reason, we selected a 4m span.

The home’s architectural styling is modern, so the soft, curve profile worked best to complement and add interest to the existing form of their outdoor area.

The designer brought material options for the structure’s membrane; however shade was ultimately selected because leaf and debris isn’t an issue where they are positioned.

Pool shades are perhaps the most common areas requiring cantilever structures, and they often can’t spare obstructions like awkward posts in or around the walkway areas. Safety is also a consideration when selecting an appropriate shade solution. Placing posts too close to the pool’s ledge can become a hazard for children, and the reason the single-sided post feature is a popular solution for pool shade.

Case Studies

Pool, Driveaway & Boundary Shade Sails
Brisbane, QLD, 4012

Residential Shade Sails and Structures that go beyond the standard Commercial and residential shade sails in Brisbane
Residential Shade Sails and Structures that go beyond the standard Commercial and residential shade sails in Brisbane
Residential Shade Sails and Structures that go beyond the standard Commercial and residential shade sails in Brisbane

Product Used – Custom Shade Sail to Driveway, Pool and House Boundary

Coverage – 60 Sqm

Membrane: Australian made shade membrane, complete with a 12yr. Warranty and coloured in Graphite and stitched with PTFE commercial-grade non-fraying thread. Digitally plotted for accuracy.

Coatings: Blasted, Primed & Powder coated in Dulux Surreal Effects in Colour Mannex Black.

Installation Type – mix variety of Micropile in-ground concrete free and bolt-down footings, roof fittings, wall bracing and fascia connections.

Project Details:

Requiring more usable areas around the home, this family of four decided to proceed with Modiform’s design because it enhanced the aesthetic and functional areas surrounding of their unused outdoor space’s.

The clients were experiencing direct sunlight and leaf litter over the pool, rendering it primarily unusable eight months of the year. For this reason, Modiform crafted a custom shade structure that covers 80% of the pool.

In addition, their children’s two vehicles were exposed in the driveway and needed coverage to protect the kid’s vehicles. Overlapping sails were opted for as an excellent solution for both the functional coverage and the interesting design opportunities they can create.

The street presence was an essential element to the owners’ requirements, and so an overlapping variety of sails at different heights and positions was crafted to create an architectural aesthetic for this Wavell Heights home so as not to impede on their recent landscaping upgrade.

The structural shade solution has been fixed with various high strength, non-corrosive, marine-grade stainless steel fittings to the roof, fascia, slab and garden bed. The sails are also fastened with the highest grade 315 stainless steel custom swage cables to last for the duration of their sturdy powder coated columns.

Modiform’s designers, installers and project facilitators were proud to work together with this great family to produce a beautiful, functional shade solution to the surrounds of their home where they can now spend more time in their new outdoor living spaces.

Pool Shade Structure
Brisbane, QLD, 4005

Product Used – i-MP-SH-C

iKOE Series, Multi-portal, Shade Membrane, Curve Profile.

Size – 9m width x 4m span

Membrane – Australian made shade membrane, complete with a 15yr. Warranty and coloured in Cream and stitched with PTFE commercial-grade non-fraying thread. Digitally plotted for accuracy.

Coatings – Blasted, Primed & Powder coated in Dulux Duralloy Colour Classic Cream Satin Finish.

Installation Type – Wall-mounted structure to existing frame

Project Details:

Not wanting to detract from the modern landscaped outdoor space, this young family sought a practical shade solution over their pool that wouldn’t impede on the outdoor entertainment area.

A wall fixed connection is the best solution over this pool to ensure the cantilever posts would steer clear of the walkways and seating areas.

Whilst the couple were seeking protection from the sun, part of the pool needed to remain uncovered to control the water’s temperature and allow the morning sun to stream through the kitchen. For this reason, we selected a 4m span.

The home’s architectural styling is modern, so the soft, curve profile worked best to complement and add interest to the existing form of their outdoor area.

The designer brought material options for the structure’s membrane; however shade was ultimately selected because leaf and debris isn’t an issue where they are positioned.

Pool shades are perhaps the most common areas requiring cantilever structures, and they often can’t spare obstructions like awkward posts in or around the walkway areas. Safety is also a consideration when selecting an appropriate shade solution. Placing posts too close to the pool’s ledge can become a hazard for children, and the reason the single-sided post feature is a popular solution for pool shade.

Beautiful, Strong Materials

Premium grade fabric – the strongest shade mesh available  – Stain, dirt and grime resistant –  100% recyclable
MONOTEC 370 Series is supported by a 15 Year Under Tension Warranty

Modern satin finish – Easy maintenance (Reinforced dirt resistance) – Dimensional stability
Soltis Proof 502 is supported by a 10 Year Under Tension Warranty

Our Services

OUR TEAM HAVE BEEN SHADING THE CITY OF BRISBANE AND BEYOND FOR OVER A DECADE BY PROVIDING:

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Architecturally Trained

Engineering Experience

Specialised Expertise In Shade Design

100% Accuracy Guaranteed

No Skimping On The Detail

Made With Superior Materials

Delivered in as little as 4 wks

Smooth, Efficient and Hassle Free Construction

Keeping Customers Informed At Every Step

We offer innovative, concrete-free footing systems

No concrete, no digging, no mess.

Sustainable

With an emphasis on sustainability, micro-pile footings continue to minimise their environmental footprint.

Time Saving

Offering quick installation, micropiles are a time efficient process that significantly reduce construction time by half.

Quality Materials

All materials used in manufacturing and installing micro-piles comply with all relevant Australian, New Zealand and international standards.

Our Partners

WE HELP TURN IDEAS, INTO SOLUTIONS THAT PEOPLE LOVE
AND HAVE WORKED WITH SOME GREAT CLIENTS TO CREATE SHADE SOLUTIONS WE’RE PROUD OF.

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“ We are delighted with how good our new shade sail looks and can honestly say these guys are very professional and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone looking to install a new shade sail.”

Stan – Aspley Place Site Manager

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WE’D LOVE TO HELP

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Whatever your project needs, our team are committed to helping you deliver on time and on budget. We look forward to assisting you with your shade sail needs.

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WE’D LOVE TO HELP

Book a Quote Today

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Whatever your project needs, our team are committed to helping you deliver on time and on budget. We look forward to assisting you with your shade sail needs.

Modiform 

We are designers and builders of high quality, functional and stylish outdoor shade products 

By combining quality materials with expert knowledge in design to create excellent shade and waterproof shade solutions.
From one-piece sails for backyards and driveways to larger projects for schools and commercial areas, we have extensive experience in delivering shade sails brisbane. Catering to both residential and commercial clients, we’re the superior choice for shade in Brisbane. Take full advantage of your outdoor areas and enjoy the best that Queensland has to offer with Modiform.

We work with you to create Custom Design Sails to solve your site’s unique shade problems. Each of our custom designed shade projects has the highest quality materials, and are delivered by a team with over 15 years’ experience in handling projects of all sizes. Special design consideration ensures that your shade and weather protection is achieved whilst creating stunning, usable outdoor spaces. We’re committed to delivering every shade project on time and on budget and look forward to assisting you with your shade sail needs.

Modiform’s project galley  has a snapshot of what is possible with Modiform. If you don’t see a project quite like you’re thinking, we would love the opportunity to help bring a unique shade solution to you.

Block out harmful UV rays, reduce the effects of dangerous weather conditions, and protect your family and furnishings with custom designed umbrellas and sails. The Modiform range includes architectural sails, fixed umbrellas, tension membrane structures, shade canopy structures, privacy fence screens and more, suitable for both domestic and commercial applications. All Modiform shade structures are designed and developed to an engineering standard, providing longevity with adequate protection specific to your requirements.

Here at Modiform, you will be dealing with a reputable, Australian owned family company. We are locals, operating out of Fortitude Valley in Brisbane, and able to service most of South East Queensland.

Modiform also offers a comprehensive installation service. Once manufacturing has been completed, we’ll return to your site for the installation, using durable, stainless steel rigging and fixings. We use a revolutionary concrete-free footing system to install your posts, which reduces installation time and minimises your environmental footprint. By taking care of the installation process for you, we can ensure that your shade are installed to the highest standards and will serve you well for years to come.

Contact us today to discuss how our outstanding range of shade products can help you. To book a site visit online, contact us and we’ll set up an appointment and see how we can help.

Share in our excitement by taking a tour around just some of the successful projects that we have completed. Here, you will see a range of designs help you visualise what your project might look like.

Still not sure? Contact us and we will carefully listen to your needs and work with you to ensure that you get the best products available.

FAQ

Commonly Asked Questions

Unless an engineer gives the go-ahead, attaching a post to a fence or wall is not a good idea – it only takes one strong gust of wind and it could destroy more than just your property. We’ve seen it happen and are often engaged to fix others’ that have failed.

At Modiform, we deliver pre-engineered fixings for guaranteed structural integrity and we work with our preferred engineers to ensure our structures hold true.

This one isn’t as black and white as many would like it to be. The reason being is that sails has many parts and needs to consider all of the materials and components.

Sure, we could go the ‘used car’ salesmen trick and tell you whatever we needed to get you to purchase, but that’s just not how we do things here. We’d rather that you are informed and happy with your final decision. With this said, lets jump in.

First, we need to make sure your sail isn’t going to wear out prematurely, so make sure you keep it tight with regular tensioning of the corners.

The lifespan of a sail is also largely dependent on climate and weather. Being in sunny Queensland, we recommend choosing a high quality fabric with high UV protection.

Generally, if installed properly and well maintained, you can expect your sails to last at least 10-12 years. Now, that’s not to say you won’t get many more years with the right care.

Yes, in that it won’t absorb water and will block a good amount of it. And no, in that is will not completely stop water from passing through it. The fabric is not a water barrier. The tiny gaps in the fabric are there so that your sails won’t over heat.

To minimise the water that will pass through, do these two things: Firstly, make sure the shade sail is tensioned and stretched. An experienced installer will ensure this is done correctly. Secondly, make sure the sail isn’t flat! The more height variation in the corners, the more water run off you can achieve.

Of coarse, we are able to provide solutions that are completely waterproof should you prefer. Feel free to visit our waterproof page here

Keep your new sail clean by clearing away leaves, bird droppings, or other debris that collects over time. A broom or blower will do the trick.

Dust and dirt will inevitably become trapped in the knit of the fabric, which can dull the appearance of the sail. The hose of a spray nozzle will keep these hard-to-clean areas in check.

If it is still a little dull, a PH free detergent with warm water (ie dish soap) with a soft bristle brush will certainly achieve that newer look.

It is important to keep your sail stretched tight to avoid it wearing out prematurely. We recommend, and in fact offer an initial re-tension service within the first 6 months of your completed sail. After the first 6 months, if installed properly, you shouldn’t need to retention again for a few years.

We hope this has been helpful information as you decide on an outdoor shade solution that works for you and your home.

Whilst sails are only made from fabric, the good ones need to be tensioned tightly. Posts should lean slightly in the opposite direction that the sails are pulling from.

The force on a sunshade is not up and down, but sideways, so the construction and engineering is based around that understanding. The lean doesn’t need to be more than 4 or 5 degrees, and a huge factor into the strength of the shade sail lies within the footing system. We use strong, concrete-free micro piles, which are the strongest system we’ve found in the market.