Complete SHADE Solutions!

Cheyne Shades & Canvas is a progressive family owned Shade Sail, Canvas and Vinyl manufacture business, located in Townsville, North Qld.  We are specialists in fabricating Shade Structures and Shade Sails with multiple industry awards in the making and design of our Shade Products.  With over 27 years experience in Textile Fabrication, we Create, we Sew, Install and Repair the highest quality Shade Structures and precisely tensioned Shade Sails with the complete installation of all associated steel work.


Galvanised or Powder Coated Steel Posts and Shade Structure framework, wall and roof brackets and the excavation and installation of concrete footings, we complete the whole project from start to finish.


We also specialise in the fabrication of all types of protective covers, canopies, awnings, 4WD and Ute Pet Shade Covers in a variety of heavy duty textile materials such as Shade Cloth, Canvas and Vinyl/PVC materials manufactured at our premises. From the smallest residential jobs to large commercial sites, we can create the right Shade Product for you.


Cheyne Shades & Canvas uses high quality materials suited to our harsh tropical climate and are manufactured by qualified fabricators to above industry standards.  We use commercial grade fabrics and ePTFE sewing threads which have 10 and 15 year warranty.  This offers our customers piece of mind when Shade Products are made with the greatest UVR protection available for longevity.  Together with the superior strength and proven durability, our products and workmanship as experienced textile machinists is always guaranteed.

Our Passion is QUALITY!

We are passionate about Quality and Style when it comes to designing and making the right Shade product for your next project. Our experience shows that in the making of any outdoor shade product it is the use of superior Quality materials and adding extra detailing in the final design that gives your project Style! We don’t just make Shade, we create quality Shade Products for a North Queensland lifestyle.  With Passion we Deliver.

SHADE and Style!

From Shade over your swimming pool, driveway, children’s playground areas or commercial sites, we can create and custom design to your vision. Our fabrication perfectly matches your needs and will enhance the value and eye-catching appeal of your project.


We not only provide sun safe protection for your family’s health to keep you cool from the extreme elements, we can also protect your most valued assets by covering them for longevity.


Our wide range of customers are from your residential dwellings to large commercial sites. Such as Public & Private Schools, Long Day Care Centres, Council Parks/Gardens/Pools and Sporting Venues, Shopping Centre Car Parks and Auto Dealerships, Resorts, Hotels and Caravan Parks plus Restaurants and Cafe’s, just to name a few.


Click on our Services Tab for more details about how we make Shade Sails.

Ute Pet Shade Covers – Product Innovation for any Utility Vehicle.


We have custom designed a Ute Pet Shade Cover which is fitted to the sports bar of your Ute, so that your pets can ride in the back tray of your car in cool shaded comfort. * Ask us how you can have your very own if you are not a local, cover options available for easy self installation!

Award Winning Team Designing Shade Projects with Passion, Quality & Style!

Winners in 2017, 2018 & 2019 by the Australian Textile Fabrication Industry.

Shade Structures

Boat Canopies & Blinds

Machinery & Equipment Covers

Tool Bags

Trailer Covers

Shade Sails

Vehicle Canopies & Covers

Sand Pit Covers

Tarps & All Canvas Goods

Banners & Bunting

Shade Repairs

Ute Pet Shade Covers

Zip Track Blinds & Awnings


All Custom Made Covers

Canvas & Vinyl Canopies in Military Spec Fabrics