Providing Shade

The first step is the introduction of shade within your roof space. Shade removes the direct effect of the heat of the sun and will significantly increase your comfort level on hot sunny days. The temperature in the shade on sunny days can be 10-15 degrees centigrade cooler, making you feel more comfortable and reducing the requirement for additional cooling. Generally the aim is to block most of the heat whille maximising diffused light transmission to maintain natural light levels.

The transmission value will tell you how much light will come through the fabric, typical values for the fabrics used in blinds and shade sails are in the 5-10% range. Under full sun our IS100 fabric has a light transmission value of 21% together with full diffusion. On overcast days the percentage of transmitted light is nearly 3x higher which maintains comfortable light levels without removing the sails.



Looking to design your own Sail Shade?

Need some help?

If you would like some advice on layouts or design please call Andrew on 0800 953 0199 who will be more than happy to help or click here


Enhance any room

Designer Shades

Deep Sky Blues, reds as well as whites

Multi colour composition

Order your sail shade from Aquarius or visit one of our showrooms to see how Aquarius could protect you from the sun this summer. From design to installation, we deal with your order every step of the way so you don’t have to worry.


For the home, conservatory or office

We don’t just design sail shades for the home. If you’re a business wanting a canopy for your office / workplace, we can help you make a shade a feature that can even include your branding. We supply, fit and install your sails and include Shade Sail Poles and Fittings as standard.

InShade Retailers / sail shade designers

If your conservatory is hot in the summer months, and you don’t want to be stuck installing expensive conservatory blinds, sail shades offer an inexpensive alternative. Read more

Get in touch

From design to installation, we deal with your order every step of the way so you don’t have to worry.

Get in touch today and see if we have a shady solution for you. You can order online or visit our showroom right here in London to get some free and friendly advice from one of our expert sail shade designers. Address and telephone number below.