Shade house - The ultimate solution

With a quality shade house in place, regardless it is small or large, there are so many benefits associated with it (See below). It is a valuable asset to have when it comes to growing plants and protecting them properly.


What is a shade house?

A shade house is a structure which usually consists of a metal frame that supports shade cloth - a type of screen that provides some passive environmental control e.g. shading the plants from excessive sunlight and wind.


Which plants need to be grown in a shade house?

Research has proven that optimal shading conditions effect significantly the growth aspect for many species of plants.

Shade houses are ideal for growing:

  • Fruits and vegetables: eg. tomatoes
  • Tree seedlings
  • Hydroponic produce
  • Shade loving (cut) flowers: ferns, azaleas and orchids
  • Rainforest plants: gingers, monstera, philodendrons and cunjevois
  • Frost/Heat sensitive plants: fuchsias, impatiens and begonias
  • Other nursery plants that need to harden off


Why use a shade house?

A shade house is important in plant production for gaining maximum growth, allowing plants time to acclimatize to outdoor conditions and "harden off". There are a number of benefits in using a shade house:

  • Protect plants from wind, hail and pests
  • Protect plants from extreme hot weather
  • Protect plants which are cold or frost sensitive over winter
Improve growth
  • Propagate new plants
  • Grow tropical plants in cooler climates
  • Increase yields and quality. The result of a healthier root system
  • Improve space: Using multi-tier/layer shelves in a shade house
  • Grow vegetables, cut flowers or berry fruits out of season, faster than might be achieved outside.
Save in costs
  • Considerable savings in operation costs (energy, irrigation, spraying, misting etc.)
  • Labor cost: Better work environment increases work efficiency
  • Plant disease suppression


Why use C-Mac Shade House?
High Quality
  • Australian manufactured over the last 50 years (proven performance).
  • Strong and sturdy construction.
  • No sharp edges or protrusions to damage valuable shade covers.
  • Frame is spaced off ground for extended life.
  • Made from heavy duty galvanized steel tubular frames (galvanized internally and externally).
  • Flexible
Supplied in D.I.Y. kit form
  • Precision made patented joints which simply socket together.
  • Easy to assemble with 3D instructions – no bolts or clamps.
  • Large range of Bench Kits available for shade house benching - using the same materials and construction methods.
  • Component sizes are designed to fit on 2400 x 1200 standard pallet to save on transport costs for deliveries throughout Australia


Tube Frame
  • Heavy duty galvanized steel tubular frames - 25.4mm diameter x 1.6mm (Galvanized internally and externally)
  • Galvanised steel tube has a long life – not ultra violet light affected like plastics
  • Galvanised steel tube is impervious to white ant attack
Shade Cloth
  • 50% Green Shade Cloth
  • Extra strong knitted shade cloth
  • U.V. stabilised horticultural shade cloth fabric
  • Top quality knitted shade cloth covers with individual removable panels
  • Shade cloth covers simply tie to frame using plastic cable ties through eyelets providing a smooth, tear free, clean finish.
  • Shade cloth coverings are of a very high quality – extra heavy duty fabric
  • Eyelets are used to attach shade cloth to structure using cable ties
  • Eyelets have triple reinforced stitched folds for extra strength
  • Standard lockable hinged door located centrally on end wall
  • High door openings: 2.1 metre
  • Easy access: Quality doors swing in or out
Shipping Weight 55.0000kg
Shipping Width 1.800m
Shipping Height 0.600m
Shipping Length 1.200m
Shipping Cubic 1.296000000m3
Unit Of Measure ea
Assembled Length 2.440m
Assembled Width 1.830m

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