Shaderunner Retractable Shade Systems

Shaderunner® Retractable Shade Systems

The Shaderunner® is very popular. It can stretch or pull back on stainless steel wires, so you don’t need lots of beams, tracks, or structural bits. You can make it go using a long control cord, either by hand or with a motor that you can control with an RTS remote. You can cover big areas with not much support stuff (but it depends on the engineer and how strong the support is).

Courtyard, Terrace, Pool, Decks etc

The Shaderunner® Retractable Shade System is perfect for different uses around the home, like outdoor entertaining areas, patios, swimming pools, and courtyards. It works well with various fabrics and colour choices, making it suitable for all kinds of home designs, whether they’re modern suburban houses or traditional country residences.

Why Choose SHADERUNNER

The Shaderunner® is a shade system that doesn’t cost much, and you can easily roll it back when you don’t need it. It’s great for houses and works well in outdoor spaces. You can just pull the Shaderunner® in or out using a long cord. This means you can quickly change how hot or cool it is in the areas around your house.

Whether you have a courtyard, terrace, pool, or deck, the Shaderunner® Retractable Shade System is perfect for different parts of your home, like outdoor spaces and patios to pools and courtyards. There are lots of fabrics and colour of you your choices, so you can pick what goes best with your home’s style, whether it’s a modern suburban houseor a classic country home.

  • Neatly Folds Away
  • Contemporary Design
  • UV Protection
  • All Season Protection
  • Controllable Shade
  • Large Spans Possible
  • Waterproof Available
  • Manual or Motorised

The Shaderunner® has a modern style that makes it a good choice for new homes and renovations. Its small size also works well with older contemporary homes.

If you want to make your backyard look better and have more space, the Shaderunner® can help. It creates new outdoor areas for you to enjoy and increases your home’s value with the Shaderunner® Retractable Shade System.

You can get the Shaderunner® made from different fabrics, like Polyester Mesh for reliable shading with 95% block out or translucent Waterproof PVC for a weatherproof solution. Each fabric resists mold and protects from glare and the sun’s harmful rays, with many colors available.

You can get the Shaderunner® in a manual or motorised version. It can be installed on an existing or purpose-built pergola, between walls, fascias, or free-standing posts. Built with durable 316 stainless steel fittings and marine-grade Ronstan ball-bearing pulleys, the Shaderunner® Retractable Sail gives years of trouble-free shading with minimal maintenance.

Shaderunner Pro

Pro 15

SHADERUNNER PRO 15

The new PRO 15 model has adjustable fittings in all areas for more flexibility. The Sail panels are individually fitted into the cross profiles, allowing replacement if needed, and you can choose different colours if you want.

HIGH STRENGTH FITTINGS

Strong 316 stainless steel wires and tension fittings make it possible to have long extensions, usually up to 12 meters as a single system. If the site conditions and structural design allow, even larger spans can be achieved with the Pro 30 model. You can also have twin Shaderunner® fabrics running on the same wires, stacking at both ends, and extending to the center.

CUSTOM DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Every Shaderunner® PRO is custom designed and made to fit, giving you the best shade solution. This adaptable method, combined with engineering and design specific to the site, allows for the creation of a truly customisable solution. It can shade larger or more intricate areas that other pre-made retractable shade systems can’t handle. Designed to be adaptable, the Shaderunner is the best choice for reliable on-demand shading in commercial settings.

RANGE OF SUPPORT OPTIONS

Adaptable by design, the Shaderunner® is well-suited to various structural support systems. It is commonly attached to buildings, fascias, walls, posts, pergolas, custom structures, or a mix of these, and more.

STRONG BY DESIGN

Sturdy aluminium extruded support profiles let you cover big areas, up to 7m wide*, with just one system. If you need to cover even wider spaces, you can add more systems for extra coverage.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Width: 7m maximum*
  • Extension: Up to 12.0m as a single system using the PRO 15 model Extensions over 12.0m available using the PRO 30 model*
  • Fabric Drop: 250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth (custom designed to suit site conditions)
  • Running Wires: 2 x Stainless Steel Wires as standard (additional wires where required)
  • Operation: Manual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat Motorised option with remote*
  • Motor type: RTS motor in powdercoated slimline headbox
  • Sensors: Optional wind, sun or rain sensors

Pro 30

SHADERUNNER PRO 30

The brand-new PRO 30 model has adjustable and upgraded fittings that work well in larger areas, providing more flexibility. Additionally, the Sail panels are individually placed into the double-sized cross profiles, moving on thicker wire with larger pulleys.

HIGH STRENGTH FITTINGS

Sturdy 316 stainless steel running wires and tension fittings allow for extensive extensions, usually up to 12m as a single system. Larger spans are possible based on site conditions and structural design. It’s also possible to have twin Shaderunner® fabrics running on the same wires, stacking at both ends and extending to the center.

CUSTOM DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Every Shaderunner® PRO is made to order and crafted to fit perfectly, offering the best shade solution. This adaptable method, combined with engineering tailored to each site and structural design, allows for the development of a genuinely customisable solution. It can shade larger or more intricate areas that other ready-made retractable shade systems cannot handle. Designed to be versatile, the Shaderunner is the top choice for reliable shading in commercial settings.

RANGE OF SUPPORT OPTIONS

Adaptable by design, the Shaderunner® is great for different structural support systems. The Shaderunner® is usually attached to buildings, fascias, walls, posts, pergolas, custom structures, or a mix of these – and more.

STRONG BY DESIGN

Sturdy aluminium support beams let you cover large spaces up to 7 meters wide with just one system. If you need to cover even wider areas, you can add extra systems for more coverage.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Width: 7m maximum*
  • Extension: Up to 40m*
  • Fabric Drop: 250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth (custom designed to suit site conditions)
  • Running Wires: 2 x Stainless Steel Wires as standard (additional wires where required)
  • Operation: Manual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat Motorised option with remote*
  • Motor type: Shade Drive 250 motor
  • Sensors: Optional wind, sun or rain sensors

Shaderunner Trax

Pergo

DURABLE COMPONENTS

The Shaderunner® TRAX ‘PERGO’ is made with really strong parts like custom-designed aluminium tracks and framework, stainless steel roller bearing wheels, and marine-grade fittings.

MULTIPLE ALUMINIUM COUPLING JOINTS & BASESS

The Trax ‘Pergo’ model has a bunch of bolt-together Aluminium Joiner connectors so you can pick the best frame setup for the site. The lightweight but strong Aluminium Posts, Beams & Running Tracks make for easy bolt-together installation.

You can get the Aluminium components powder coated in a range of colours to match the surrounding decor. If needed, you can also add Side Blinds.

WEATHERPROOFING OPTION

For a waterproof choice, we use special hangers of varying lengths to allow the cross extrusions to fall to the side. This lets water drain off the bottom edge of the fabric. If needed, a side gutter can be added.

VERSATILE DESIGN

The Aluminium Running Tracks can be installed either inside the frame or above the frame to match the site needs.

TRAX PERGO SPECIFICATION
  • Width: 7m maximum, with a single system, Wider widths achieved by linking structures
  • Extension: Up to 7m
  • Height: Up to 3m
  • Fabric Drop: 250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth (custom designed to suit site conditions) Framework 120x120mm Aluminium Posts & Beams
  • Details: 120x80mm Aluminium Running Tracks Aluminium Coupling Joints & Bases Powdercoated to a choice of colours SS ball bearing runner wheels
  • Base Fixing: Existing Concrete Slabs* or Decks, or stand alone footings
  • Operation: Manual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat Motorised option with remote
  • Motor type: Somfy RTS motor in powdercoated slimline headbox
  • Sensors: Optional wind, sun or rain sensors

Mono

SHADERUNNER® TRAX “MONO”

The Shaderunner® TRAX ‘MONO’ is only powered by 40x40mm Aluminium tracks. These tracks can be attached to the inside surfaces of current steel, timber, or other support structures, using an Aluminium Angle. Alternatively, the tracks can be directly mounted beneath the support structure.
1. The maximum width between the side tracks is 4m.
2. The maximum extension is determined by the dimensions of the existing side structures.

WEATHERPROOFING OPTION

For a water-resistant choice, special hangers of various lengths are added to allow the water to slide off the horizontal pieces.

DURABLE COMPONENTS

The Shaderunner® TRAX ‘MONO’ is built using really strong parts, like specially designed aluminium tracks and supports, stainless steel roller bearing wheels (20mm to 90mm), and marine grade fittings.

DURABLE AND DEPENDABLE

The Shaderunner® is made to last, and it will work without any problems for many years. To give you confidence, we offer the following guarantees:

5 years for components and workmanship
5-10 years for fabrics
10 years for fabric stitching or welding
5 years for Somfy motors

DURABLE FABRICS

The Shaderunner® is made from tough fabrics that have been tested a lot. These fabrics are strong and look good. The Shaderunner® is built to handle a lot of use and the tough Australian weather. It comes in 95% mesh and waterproof fabrics too.

STRONG BY DESIGN

Strong aluminium support bars let you make really wide spaces, up to 7 metres, with just one system. If you want even wider areas, you can use more than one system.

TRAX MONO SPECIFICATION
  • Side mount width: 4m max with side mount angles, wider widths achieved with multiple bays
  • Under mount width : up to 6.5m with 2 tracks, up to 7m with 3 tracks, max 4m between tracks wider widths achieved with multiple bays
  • Extension: Only limited by support structure length
  • Fabric Drop: 250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth (custom designed to suit site conditions)
  • Details: 40x40mm Aluminium Running Tracks Aluminium angles for side fix SS ball bearing runner wheels
  • Operation: Manual operation as standard with endless cord system & cleat Motorised option with remote Motor type RTS motor in powdercoated slimline headbox
  • Sensors: Optional wind, sun or rain sensors

Shaderunner Classic

THE SHADERUNNER® CLASSIC

The Classic is the first Shaderunner®, designed and tested for over 20 years in the field. The fabric is constructed all in one piece, with fixed pulley positions.

HIGH STRENGTH FITTINGS

CUSTOM DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Each Shaderunner® is specially created and made to fit, giving the best custom shade solution, able to shade bigger or more complicated areas that other ready-made retractable shade systems just can’t handle. Designed to be flexible, the Shaderunner is the best choice for reliable on-demand shading in commercial situations.

RANGE OF SUPPORT OPTIONS

Adaptable by design, the Shaderunner® is well-suited to various structural support systems. The Shaderunner® is usually attached to buildings, fascias, walls, posts, pergolas, custom structures, or a combination of these – and more.

STRONG BY DESIGN

Sturdy aluminium support profiles let you cover big spaces up to 6.5m wide using one system. If the area is even wider, you can add more systems to cover it better.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Width: 6.5m maximum
  • Extension: Up to 14.0m as a single system
  • Fabric Drop: 250-500mm typical stowed fabric depth
  • (custom designed to suit site conditions)
  • Running Wires: 2 x Stainless Steel Wires as standard
  • (additional wires where required)
  • Operation: Manual operation as standard with endless
  • cord system & cleat
  • Motorised option with remote*
  • Motor type: Somfy RTS motor in powdercoated
  • slimline headbox
  • Sensors: Optional Somfy wind, sun or rain sensors
  • Wind Resistance: 25 knots
  • (or to suit engineer design of support structure)

Residential Projects

Aldinga Beach, SA
The clients installed their own support posts for these 2 areas. The lorge 10m long Floating Shaderunner® Pro over the pool area enabled the sail to follow the sun and shade correctly as the day wore on. Another Shaderunner® Pro was also installed over the outdoor dining area. Both were manual.
Dec 2022

Aldgate, SA
Another beautiful long span Shaderunner® Classic over this stunning pool area. 6.5m wide x 14m extension providing all the shade this family needs. A protective cover over the top of the fabric when stacked, helps prevent leaves and debris entering the fabric, in this leafy Adelaide Hills property. Easy manual operation.
Dec 2022

Dual Shaderunners®, WA by Soltex
Our WA agent Soltex installed these 2 x Manual Shaderunner® Classics within this steel framework, at this stunning home. Down weighted tubes were incorporated in the fabric panels to help counter strong winds.
Aug 2022

Toorak Gardens, SA
Ideal for multiple applications, cover various areas with a Modular Framed Structure the Shaderunner® Trax ‘Pergo’ self-standing retractable sail system has recently been installed in an Adelaide home.
Jul 2023

Urban Oasis, Somerton Park, SA
Working in conjunction with quality pool company ‘Urban Oasis’ the support posts were designed into the pool surrounds. Beams were utilized to keep the posts towards the extremities and the Shaderunner® Classic proved a stunning addition to this coastal home.
Oct 2020

Nova Group, Kensington Pk, SA
Working in conjunction with the Nova Group, 3 x Shaderunner® Classics were installed at this beautiful residence. 2 were installed over the large lap pool area, meeting together in the centre. A third was installed at the side over the childrens play area.
Aug 2015

Lancini Constructions, Bundall, QLD
The Shaderunner® Pro 15 model was chosen by the builder for this residence, situated on the canals on ther Gold Coast. The Somfy RTS motor and remote control provided easy operation for the owners to enjoy their entertaining out on the raised terrace/deck area, overlooking the water views.
Sep 2022

Linden Park, SA
This Architect designed and owned home was the perfect choice for this motorized waterproof Shaderunner® Classic. The posts needed to be set well back in the garden area, but the sail only needed to extend to the end of the deck area. This made it seem like the Shaderunner® was ‘Floating’ in the Sky! A great outcome.
Oct 2020

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