Shade N’ Sails

Construction of a new office and warehouse for Shade N’ Sails Ballarat. The new facility greatly increases their floorspace and allows them to increase production.

  • Date: 21st December 2020
  • Client: Trevor Hocking/ Neil Glover
  • Project Type: Office & Warehouse

About this Project

The construction of this new manufacturing facility allowed Shade N’ Sails to expand their base of operations and enhance their client experience with a streamlined showroom and office facilities.

MKM worked with the client to accommodate specialist equipment and machinery which was required for the production of large scale shades.

Their custom-built factory in Ballarat is equipped to produce a range of products, including fabric patterning, cutting and marking of panels on their plotter cutter, HF and wedge welding, sewing, laser cutting of corner clamping plates, steel work design and fabrication and installation.

The Shade N’ Sails team works with fully qualified engineers who specialise in this specific field of Tensile Structures. Their engineers utilise Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Form Finding software.

“Thankyou for everything you have done to build our new manufacturing facility to the highest standard.”

“We couldn’t be more happier with the whole project and dealing with such a professional business plus a personal touch.”

Trevor Hocking

Part Owner, Shade N' Sails

Contact Us


16B Endeavour Way, Alfredton VIC 3350

03 5331 6694


Warehouse 7/158 Fyans Street, South Geelong VIC 3219

03 5331 6694


477 Collins Street, Level 35, Melbourne VIC 3000

(By appointment only)

03 5331 6694