Cantilever Structures


Shade structures made from engineer designed steel and concrete footings, have the ability to span large distances in the form of a Cantilever. These structures are perfect for car parks, shopping centres, and other applications where having a minimal number of columns is beneficial. A Cantilever Shade Structure provides fantastic weather protection and also acts as an architectural feature that captures the eye. Typical painting and other top-coat finishes ensure a long lasting Canopy that will stand the test of time.

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Cantilevered Umbrellas by Flexshade

Permanent umbrellas also have cantilever options which utilize the use of a side post column, providing maximum function of space beneath the canopy. Flexshade® Umbrellas are designed to meet worldwide wind codes, providing structural integrity in the harshest of environments. The Cantilever Umbrellas can have an optional pivoting mechanism which allows you to move the canopy where you want it. Heaters and lighting can be added for night time use and thermal comfort in the cooler months.


Cantilevered Umbrellas at a Glance

  • Engineered for winds up to 160km/hr
  • 10 Year Structural Warranty
  • PVC Fully Welded Membranes with 10 year warranty
  • Optional pivot to maximise coverage
  • Optional link panels for continuous weatherproof protection
  • Full range of Dulux RAL powdercoat colours

Quartet Duet Umbrella

The Flexshade Duet is a large cantilever umbrella, one of the largest outdoor umbrellas available. With a maximum area of 50m2, and a 10 year warranty on structural steelwork, the Duet outdoor umbrella offers stunning visuals, has the ability to create a feature, and will last a long time.

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Quartet Side Post Umbrella

The Quartet Side Post Umbrellas are our most popular and versatile model, suitable for a wide range of applications. A cantilever umbrella eliminates the centre post providing maximum dining or lounging space. If required, square models can also be linked together to form larger spans with waterproof infill panels.

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Hexagonal Side Post Umbrellas

Hexagonal Umbrellas are the ideal design for commercial or domestic applications that require random layouts such as cafe sidewalks, resort pools or public environments. Space beneath the canopy is maximised with the offset cantilevered column.

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Quartet Cantilever Curtain Umbrellas

The Quartet Beam Edge Series provides a straight edge member for easy provision of side curtains with optional corner posts for external track blinds. Ideal for cafes and restaurants the addition of external blinds to the beam edge umbrella enables the space beneath to be fully enclosed for year round use.

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