17 Jun 2019 | Accolades keep rolling in for Abacus Shade Structures
Abacus Shade Structures delivers award winning shade structures for this cutting edge community playground at Ryde Outdoor Youth Space in Meadowbank. Our quality and designs are second to none and recognition from our piers speaks for itself.
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35 years and going strong

28 Jan 2019 | WE'RE HERE TO STAY
Abacus Shade Structures has been operating in Sydney for 35 years. In fact Abacus started building shade structure when the very first shade sails were seen in Australia in 1988 at Brisbane Expo. Our business grew from a small craft home business to being the most awarded shade structure company in NSW.
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Abacus Shade Structures has a business FACEBOOK page. Please take a peak.
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19 Jun 2017 | Abacus Shade Structures is still working at the heights at Queenstown Conference
A 150sm shade structure incorporates a vertical drop screen into the main overhead shadecloth structure. Striking and functional it will keep out heat, glare and hail but attract clients due to its distinctive colour and design. The shadecloth is Monotec Bundeena Blue from Ricky Richards and ProKnit on galvanised steel posts.
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Director elected President of The Specialised Textiles Association of Australia.

30 Nov 2016 | Abacus is indeed honoured to have it's Director elected to lead our industry association

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21 Sep 2016 | Happy customers make it all worthwhile.
Thanks for your kind words. I hope you get many years of shade and comfort from your new shade structure. The job went smoothly and we were all pleased with the result.
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27 Jul 2016 | What to consider when buying a shade sail.
DON'T BE LEFT IN THE DARK ON SHADE. INFORMED BUYERS MAKE THE BEST CHOICES Ask us about; Materials, Design, Shade & the sun, Qualifications and Engineering standards.
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Award Winner

24 Jul 2016 | In 2016 Abacus Shade Structures was again awarded at national level.
We pride ourselves on listening to market needs and never being complacent in this changing field. Consistently winning awards against tough competition is a challenge. Our national body, the Specialised Textiles Association of Australia and The Industrial Fabrics Association International set high standards.
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Industry accreditation for Abacus Shade Structures

28 Dec 2014 | Abacus Shade Structures receives National Acrreditation.
After years of consultation and research industry self regulation has finally arrived to the shade structure industry. In December 2014 Abacus Shade Structures received inaugural accreditation from its national body,The Specialised Textiles Association of Australia.
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Surf City Manly Australia Testimonial

16 Oct 2014 | We love favourable reviews.
To: 'Eric Moonen' 14 October 2014 Subject: Thanks so much Eric.. you really came up with the goods..looks great! much appreciated, Michael .......Thank you Michael. Always a pleasure working with Council. Sounds like the Mayoral visit to the Child Care Centre went well.
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CLIENT REVIEW- Glenmore Park

24 Aug 2014 |
To Eric and the Team, Many thanks for the work on the new car port. I'm sure you will get more business from this job. Chris and Brian S. Thank you Chris and Brian. I hope you get many years of enjoyment sitting under the sail..
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7 Aug 2014 | Another satisfied customer.
I love the shade sail at my house in Glenmore Park. Sturdy and long lasting and very classy. Thanks again. Nicole W-G. Thank you Nicole. Your comments are very welcome. I want a claw sail like yours at my place now but I already have 2 sails.... Beatrice Moonen
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Are you getting the best shade structure for your money?

6 May 2014 | Abacus Shade Structures
What should you look for when purchasing a shade structure. After all a shade structure is an expensive proposition. Getting the right shade will ensure you have an effective product for years to come. Not only will it be practical and beautiful but it will also add value to your property. Over the years Abacus Shade has repaired many shade structure failures. Upon looking closely we always see the same thing: shortcuts taken in the interest of saving money. Ask the right questions and you will soon find out if your installer can deliver on the job. Abacus Shade Structures has been designing and building shade structures for thirty years. We know building standards for shade.
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International Excellence Award IFAI Orlando Florida USA

31 Oct 2013 | Glory in the sun
Abacus Shade Structure has scooped another award with this distinctive beauty at Freshwater Plaza in Sydney. Hot on the heels of winning Best Shade Structure in Australia at the STA Expo Gold Coast in July 2013 the Abacus crew were once again thrilled at winning International Outstanding Achievement Award at IFAI expo in Florida USA. You can't do much better than that!
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Customer testimonial

23 Apr 2013 | A kind word is most appreciated.
Usually we say no news is good news but isn't it refreshing when a customer makes an effort to give you praise for a job well done. Thankyou Mr & Mrs Edminston.
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Galvanizing Steel Posts

24 Sep 2012 |
In an effort to deliver the best shade structures Abacus Shade Structures uses galvanized steel poles. Time and time again galvanizing has proven to outlast and outperform other steel finishes. This article answers some questions about the galvanizing process.
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Abacus supports sustainable practices in the shade structure industry.

9 Aug 2012 |
Abacus Shade Structures takes its environmental responsibiltiy very seriously. Numerous opportunities have been identified where fabric structure industries can be actively involved in securing a better, cleaner future. From the micro in house level to the challenging ways international corporations are dealing with recycling and sustainability issues, each sector of the industry has an important role to play.
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Abacus Shade Structure designs find recognition at National Awards in Melbourne in 2012.

29 May 2012 | Abacus Shade Structures scoops the BIG shade sail award.
In the magnificent Palladium Ballroom at Melbourne's Crown Casino, Abacus Shade Structures was delighted to take out two huge awards - High Commendation and the overall Winner in the category of Commercial Shade Sail or Structure in Australia for 2012. We could almost hear the elephants of Sydney trumpeting with elation.
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An impressive level of National Awards confirms that Abacus Shade Structures is a leader in the shade structure industry.

1 Nov 2011 |
In 2011 Abacus Shade Structures was again recognised at a national level. We pride ourselves in the adoption of new design techniques and processes in this rapidly evolving field. Our list of ACASPA Awards over the last seven years is impressive: 2012 Winner- Best shade cloth structure, 2011 Winner Tension Structure under 500sm, 2010 Winner Tension Structure under 500sm, 2010 Highly commended shade cloth structure, 2009 Best Awning - for a domestic residence in Sydney, 2007 People's Choice Award, 2006 Winner Best Tension structure under 500sm and 2006 Highly Commended Tension Structures under 500sm.
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Punmu Basketball Court cover in Western Australia wins national award for best shade structure in Australia in 2011.

1 Jul 2011 | Success for Abacus Shade Structures at National Awards in 2011
At the 2011 Australian Canvas and Synthetic Products Association ceremony for annual awards, which recognises a flair for innovation, design and execution in shade and tension structures Abacus Shade Structures in conjunction with Weathersafe in WA won the overall award for best shade structure in Australia. The prestigious awards were held in Sydney this year and once again the competition was very stiff.
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An award from peers in our industry. Peoples Choice Award 2007

1 Jul 2007 | Gosford RSL Workers Club, Gosford NSW
The traditional umbrella notion was flipped on its head for this project at Gosford RSL. Four 5m x 5m umbrellas were inverted allowing water to flow into the middle and not over the sides of the umbrellas. Membrane gutters between umbrellas catch rain water. Some redesigning and simplifying made these umbrellas installer friendly and also client friendly saving $1000's on comparable systems. The resultant visual effect was clean, uncluttered and dry.
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2006 is a great success as Abacus Shade Structures wins another ACASPA award for Tension Structure - Coated Fabrics to 250sqm - 2006 Winner

15 Jul 2006 | Albury Sailor Soldiers & Airmen's Club
The client's brief was to construct outdoor areas which would be attractive and integral to the club's refurbishment. The total project comprised three parts totaling 500sm - a waterproof barrel vault canopy with clear PVC drop blinds over a raised deck; a large curved awning; and a waterproof structure over the kiddies playground equipment.
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Tension Structure - Coated Fabric Under 250sqm - 2006 High Commendation

1 Jan 2006 | Mollymook Golf Club
The brief from this south coast bowling club was to revitalise an outdoor sitting area with the installation of a structure which could resist southerly winds and become a relaxed outdoor dining area. It was to have minimal upright postwork and not low enough not to obstruct upper level views. Two posts hold the structure up.
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