for Alton, Robinson, Eden, Elite, Growhouse, Cambridge, Hartley, Janssens, Gilbert Ash, Swallow... you name it, we do it! (Freestanding, lean-to, octagonal, Victorian etc.)
I received the greenhouse shade this morning and put it on in minutes.
I would like to order another one for the other side.
Oh, why have I been messing around with other things all these years?!
are normally dropped straight from
ridge down roof and side. All shades are secured by rubber tensioners with steel S hooks attached, looped through the shade eyelets,
then through screw eyes or hooked into aluminium brackets which are attached to the framework, using your own screws.
For aluminium structures these will be self-tapping screws (often existing, capping
Use screw eyes (supplied) for timber buildings. We can also do shades for non-door end panels to suit.
All shades are constructed from a 70% shade factor knitted UV-stabilised polymer, which is finished -
sewn in triple thickness material - to your specified length, with brass eyeletting in each corner. The
lengths (top and bottom) of each shade (unless the depth is modified) incorporate continuous knitted
eyeletting. This can be used for fixing at any point along the lengths, for the securing of additional
shading below, or cording from end to end for extra security.
Summer and Winter. Koalashade
represents the most useful and versatile form of greenhouse shading available. In high Summer none is
more effective in preventing excessive heat build-up and, in Winter, frost penetration. However, the shading
factor of this superior, denser material greatly exceeds that of normal flimsy greenhouse netting.
Shading of the roof areas is never a problem; but carefully consider light factors when covering the
sides - Summer and Winter. Lighter shading for the sides can be used. If your greenhouse is situated
broadside on to the sun, we suggest that you simply use Koalashade down that roof and side.
For greenhouses situated North/South we suggest two 6'6" (2m) Koalashades (one each side of the ridge).
We manufacture complete sets of shading for orchid growers.
If the shade is not required during the Winter, it can be washed in cold water in a washing machine and
neatly packed away for the next season.
Victorian and other shaped greenhouses.
We can supply roof shades shaped around porch areas
for Cambridge, Hartley, and other Victorians. We also supply for octagonals and hip-roof greenhouses
(such as those of the Robinson Riviera range). Simple diagrams with measurements are required.
How to use the tensioners. Feed tensioner end through hole
and at the appropriate tension pull sideways into slit. Insert locking plug.
How to put on the shade. Screw the cup hook
supplied into a 6' or 8' length of wooden dowel. Feed one top rubber tensioner into the screw eye or aluminium
bracket, and lock. Hooking the cup hook through the top eyelet in the opposite end of the shade,
walk to the other end of the greenhouse holding the shade aloft. Removing the cup hook, feed a
tensioner through the eyelet and the screw eye or aluminium bracket, and lock. (See photograph below.)