Growing vegetables and flowers or trees during the summer months in Australia has always been difficult. This is due to high temperatures, high water needs of the plants, weeds, insects, diseases and sometimes long periods of rain.
Shade house - The ultimate solution
With a quality shade house in place, regardless it is small or large, there are so many benefits associated with it (See below). It is a valuable asset to have when it comes to growing plants and protecting them properly.
Normally a propogated plant would be moved out from a igloo or glass house production area to an area with 70 or 80% shade, then after a period of time it would be moved to an area with 30% shade and thereafter into the full sun.
A shade house is for maximum growing of indoor, shade loving plants (as opposed to full sun in a greenhouse/Glasshouse/Hot House) as well as for raising seedlings.
A shade house is a structure which usually consists of a metal frame that supports shade cloth - a type of screen that provides some passive environmental control e.g. shading the plants from excessive sunlight and wind.
In warmer climates shade houses are useful for growing a range of plants that grow well in cool to temperate regions but do not cope with the amount of hot direct sun. In a cold snap, more elaborate shade houses can be heated to prevent frost damage to the plants.
Research has proven that optimal shading conditions effect significantly the growth aspect for many species of plants.
A shade house is important in plant production for gaining maximum growth, allowing plants time to acclimatize to outdoor conditions and "harden off". There are a number of benefits in using a shade house:
Spare Parts Availability
Separate sections provide for easy replacement if shade cloth should be damaged at any time, without the expense of having to replace the complete shade house cloth cover.
Shade house coverings are made in 3.2m wide sections (not a single piece cover) for easy assembly and replacement.
When it comes to replace or update “shadecloth” on your existing shade houses, shade cloth can be purchased from C-Mac. The replacement shade cloth will be tailored to your sepcific dimensions.
The video was originally produced by our customer Charlotte Webb from Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens in Bowral. The BIG Shade house construction is done by their volunteers.
"I cannot speak highly enough of Suzi, Aaron and the team at C-Mac Industries. They pulled out all the stops to fill our order for a shade house and benching at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. They readily understood our special needs as a garden still in the early stages of development.
The products are of the highest quality and were supplied in kit form with easy-to-understand instructions. Our team of volunteers soon proved that the shade house and benches were indeed easy to install. C-Mac Industries ticked all the boxes"
----- Charlotte Webb from Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens in Bowral NSW 2576
"My C-Mac shade house has made looking after the many different orchids in my collection much easier. The benches are a good width and height and the various parts of the shade house fitted together well and the completed structure feels solid."
----- Barbara Simcock (Orchid Hobbyist at Kurrajong)
(Barbara is the proud owner of a newly assembled CMAC “Spring Shade House” with 3 Tier “Spring Benching” in her back yard)
Spring Benches are free standing in shade house (not attached) and are designed to fit into a Spring Shade House.
Extras that you can put in your shade house to make it work better for your plants (eg. orchids) - see image on the right
Would you like to get more information on the specific shade houses we manufacture in Sydney, please visit our Shop.
"Hi Suzi, Thanks very much for organising delivery of the shadehouse. It arrived on 2 October 2018 as requested and I now have it up with the help of my wife and in use. I am impressed with the "quality and finish" of the components and how good the completed house looks. I am very pleased with my choice. I should also add that I found the amateur video linked to your website very helpful." ---- Bill
WE ARE CURRENTLY UPGRADING OUR SHADEHOUSE MACHINERY AT OUR SYDNEY FACTORY SO 8 WEEK LEADTIME CURRENTLY APPLIES. WE EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO SUPPLY EX STOCK WITH A STANDARD 1 WEEK DELIVERY BY APRIL 2021.
C-Mac's Spring Shade houses are extremely popular Australian wide, so we are looking for some regional Shade houses resellers to partner up. Click here to see the contact details