Why choose a Shaderunner® retractable sail ?


Retractable shade has never been easier! An Australian made retractable sunshade, the Shaderunner® gives you the power to turn down the heat and enjoy your outside area no matter what the weather’s doing. When it’s hot, the Shaderunner® is extended to create fantastic cover with up to 95% UV protection. On colder days it can neatly fold away to allow the natural sunlight and warmth in. Having the flexibility to control the amount of shading you have at any one time, makes the Shaderunner® a fantastic allpurpose shade. Waterproof fabric options make it an affordable solution for rain protection too.

Manufactured using high quality mesh and PVC fabrics, with marine-grade stainless steel fixings and fittings, you can be rest assured that the Shaderunner® will stand the test of time. The canopy itself is comprised of rectangular fabric panels, with aluminium cross battens for support. All-together this creates a one of a kind "retractable shade cloth". Connected by marine grade pulleys and suspended from stainless steel guide wires, the canopy concertinas in and out by pulling a simple control cord.

The Shaderunner® retractable shade sail has an incredible span making it perfect for large scale applications. Public swimming pools, courtyards, gardens and other open space environments are just some of the applications were installing the Shaderunner® will allow you to enjoy your space in the sunshine.

Please visit our commercial page to see how the Shaderunner® has been used to provide much needed shade cover to these public spaces.

Why choose a Shaderunner retractable sail ?

Retractable shade has never been easier! An Australian made retractable sunshade, the Shaderunner gives you the power to turn down the heat and enjoy your outside area no matter what the weather’s doing. When it’s hot, the Shaderunner is extended to create fantastic cover with up to 95% UV protection. On colder days it can neatly fold away to allow the natural sunlight and warmth in. Having the flexibility to control the amount of shading you have at any one time, makes the Shaderunner a fantastic allpurpose shade. Waterproof fabric options make it an affordable solution for rain protection too.

Manufactured using high quality mesh and PVC fabrics, with marine-grade stainless steel fixings and fittings, you can be rest assured that the Shaderunner will stand the test of time. The canopy itself is comprised of rectangular fabric panels, with aluminium cross battens for support. All-together this creates a one of a kind "retractable shade cloth". Connected by marine grade pulleys and suspended from stainless steel guide wires, the canopy concertinas in and out by pulling a simple control cord.

The Shaderunner retractable shade sail has an incredible span making it perfect for large scale applications. Public swimming pools, courtyards, gardens and other open space environments are just some of the applications were installing the Shaderunner will allow you to enjoy your space in the sunshine.

Please visit our commercial page to see how the Shaderunner has been used to provide much needed shade cover to these public spaces.
 

Perth’s exclusive supplier and installer of Shaderunner® Retractable Shade Sail


At Soltex we can assist you with all your Shaderunner® needs we are happy to quote on Supply only for the handy DIY enthusiast to install themselves or we can assist you with supply and installation of your Shaderunner® retractable sail. The Shaderunner® is a very versatile product and can be installed in a variety of situations please see below some of the most common installation types.

Frame Installation

Installed into an existing framework or purpose-built framework. The Shaderunner® retractable sail is the perfect solution to add sun protection to an open pergola which may go unused due to the exposure to the harsh heat and UV. The pairing of soft wood and the Shaderunner® fabric is a favourite with architects and homeowners alike.

Wall to Wall Installation

Installed between two existing walls the Shaderunner® can be fixed with discrete stainless-steel plates or custom fabricated angles depending on the wall material. The Shaderunner® retractable sail then stacks neatly against the wall when not required. This can be a great option to add sun protection to a courtyard or deck.

Post to Post Installation

Installed between 4 posts the Shaderunner® retractable sail can be extended and retracted to provide large sun protection to pools, lawns and gardens with minimal structure. A crosswire can be used between the poles to pick up the operation cord or a beam can also be added between the posts. The posts need to be aligned with the stainless-steel guide wires which are set 20% in on the width of the Shaderunner® retractable sail.

Rafter Brackets to Posts Installation

Installed between the eave of the house and 2 posts the Shaderunner® retractable sail can be suspended from custom made brackets which are fixed to your rafters and come out through the fascia. This is a common installation method when providing shading to a deck or outdoor entertainment space next to the house.

The Soltex Difference


The Shaderunner® retractable sail is premium sail made from the most durable fixing and fabrics to live up to Perth’s extreme conditions. Our Soltex sales team are experienced installers themselves that can help provide the best solution for your outdoor space, each sail is custom made just for your unique requirements. We custom make brackets, angles, beams, and posts for each installation, all our metal work is treated, sand blasted, and powder coated to match seamlessly with your existing home.
Marine grade stainless steel eyebolts and guide wires are not only durable but allow for smooth operation and are suitable in Perth’s coastal conditions.
Ronstan Marine grade roller bearing pulleys for effortless extension and retraction of your Shaderunner® shade sail.
The fabric is sewn around lightweight aluminium cross tubes for high strength support and easy operation.
The Shaderunner® retractable sail is capable of spanning up to 6.5mwide and projecting out up to 14m in a single sail. By far the largest retractable sail on the market, saving you money and the convenience of having one shade sail instead of multiple.
The Shaderunner® retractable sail is rated up to 25km winds but can be engineered for higher wind ratings as required.
The Shaderunner® retractable sail is available in a variety of different fabric options both open weave for great light transparency but still providing protection from Heat and UV and waterproof fabrics. See downloads section for our most commonly used fabric brochures.
Each Shaderunner® retractable sail is made to order, we come to site to measure your Shaderunner® to the mm. You can adjust many components of the Shaderunner® including the height of the fabric stack depending on the installation requirements. Please see the downloads section below for fabric options and colour selection


All of Soltex’ range of External Venetian Blinds have pelmet headbox options including face and top fix mount along with custom Dulux and Interpon powder coating and range of anodise colours. The pelmet protects the precision drive shaft, motor rod and motor unit from UV, rain and salt corrosion.


Shaderunner® installations across Perth

With hundreds of Shaderunners® retractable shade sails installed across Perth it’s easy to see how this unique product is providing unparalleled sun protection, heat and glare reduction to many Perth residents from our long hot summers. Please review our gallery for some of our Shaderunner® installation or visit us in our Osborne Park showroom to see the Shaderunner® on display and discuss your requirements with our sales team.



Optional extras to enhance your outdoor space

Somfy Motorisation

While the majority of our clients enjoy the simplicity and ease of the Shaderunner® manual operation in some circumstances motorisation of the system can be beneficial. We use only the best Somfy motors to electronically retract and extend your retractable shade sail via remote control. As a Somfy expert we can pair your Somfy RTS motor with a range of wind and sun sensors. We can even integrate your Shaderunner® retractable shade sail to be operated via app control with the Somfy Connexoon gateway. See more details on the Somfy Connexoon app here

Looped Fabric Look

Not only can you change the fabric colour or type, but you can also adjust the overall look of the fabric profile of your Shaderunner® retractable sail. The very popular looped affect provides a softer aesthetic perfect for that resort style coastal vibe. Seen here at the Rottnest Samphire Hotel, see our project page for more details

Custom Hood or Flashing

Help protect your Shaderunner® retractable shade sail when it is closed over the winter months by having a custom-made flashing or hood installed. This can be fabricated in any of the Dulux or Interpon colours to seamlessly match in with your façade.

Weighted Tubes

If you are in a high wind area or for larger spans, we can customise your Shaderunner® Retractable shade sail to have weighted tubes sewn into the panel to prevent the fabric flapping up and rubbing against the wires.

Shaderunner® on Display in our Showroom

Come and see the Shaderunner® retractable shade sail on display in Osborne Park and feel how easy it is to manually open and close this unique sail. We have included some videos below of some installations.

Key Features of the Shaderunner® Retractable shade sail

• Flexible installation solutions
• Spans large areas with minimal infrastructure
• Allows you to provide shade to your pool, deck or grassed are and then retracts to allow sunlight in when required.
• Waterproof fabric options
• Extension only limited by site and structural conditions
• All fixings and rigging are 316 marine stainless steel
• All installed steel framework is painted to suit customer needs
• Marine horn cleat for secure fastening
• Marine Grade Stainless Steel Tensioned Cables
• Motorisation available
• Wind Stable
• Large variety of fabrics and colours available
• Can be used in residential and commercial applications

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