Top Tips for Shade Design

We’ve compiled a handy list of what to keep in mind when designing sun protective shade and what to avoid. Using a combination of good shade characteristics while avoiding poor designs will result in a more sun-protective and enjoyable shaded area.

1. Stoneham, M., Earl, C., & Baldwin, L. (2007). Creating Shade at Public Facilties: Policy and guidelines for local government (2nd ed.). Australian Institute of Environmental Health.

2. Queensland Health. (2016). Shade Needs Assessment: Step by step guide. Queensland Government.

3. Queensland Health. (2016). Built Shade Materials and Structures. Queensland Government.

4. Queensland Health. (2016). Shade Design Factors to Limit UVR. Queensland Government.