Outdoor playgrounds are a common sight for schools and educational institutions all across south east Queensland. Encouraging children to explore and enjoy the environment is important. However, it is just as important to make sure that they are not exposed to harmful UV radiation while playing outside. UV radiation begins to be harmful in just 5 to 10 minutes! So what can you do to make outdoor playgrounds sun safe? At Brisbane Shade & Sails we have been installing outdoor shading solutions for playgrounds for over 15 years. In this article, we will be sharing some shading options that work great for outdoor playgrounds, helping to keep children safe from the sun while outdoors.
Hip & Ridge Shade Structures
The Hip & Ridge Shade Structure is an incredibly common shading option often found in learning institutions, childcare facilities and above playground equipment in council parks. This shading option features a steel frame with posts, rafters and a ridge beam which is covered with either a PVC tensioned canopy or a shade. These shade structures provide excellent shading coverage and UV protection for outdoor playgrounds. At Brisbane Shade & Sails, our Hip & Ridge Shade Structures are manufactured here locally in Australia with high-quality materials. They are built to withstand the often harsh environment of South-East Queensland, making them the perfect long-term shading solution for schools, daycare facilities and other learning institutions. Does this sound like a great option for your outdoor playground? Click here to find out more about our Hip & Ridge Shade Structures at Brisbane Shade & Sails.
Another incredibly popular shading option for outdoor playgrounds is the shade sail. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, shade sails are completely customisable and can be installed to fit virtually any space, providing there are sufficient installation points. This is perfect for outdoor playgrounds as they can be featured in awkward and bespoke spaces. Secondly, shade sails provide an amazing amount of shade and UV ray protection. So much protection, that our shade sail fabrics are actually endorsed by the Cancer Council of Australia! Our shade sail fabrics at Brisbane Shade & Sails provide up to 98% UV protection depending on your chosen colour. This is the kind of protection that you need for your outdoor playground. Find out more about our shade sails on our website here.
Contact Brisbane Shade & Sails
Want to enquire further about our shade sails or shade structures for your outdoor playgrounds? No problem, the friendly team at Brisbane Shade & Sails is always happy to help. You can get in touch with our team today by calling 1300 781 798 or click here if you would like to get in touch with us through our website. Alternatively, you can contact the Brisbane Shade & Sails team by email using [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.