TensoCar Carpark Shade

TensoCar Carpark Shade

TensoCar Carpark Shade: Solutions for a Range of Industries

TensoCar Car Park Shade Structures Unique Selling Points

The MakMax TensoCar Carpark shade system caters for all types of commercial carpark shade and weather protection. From pre-designed shelters to custom-designed, site-specific structures, our range of architectural carpark shade installations offer effective protection from sunlight, rain, wind, hail and snow, with solutions to suit any application and environment.

As registered builders, we provide you with a total turnkey solution. We will assist with initial design work and surveys for council approvals, certifications, foundations, installation, lighting, electrical works and all other relevant processes, and our work can even be planned around your operating hours to ensure any disruption to your business is minimised.

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Longer Life

TensoCar carpark shade structures last longer

TensoCar car park shade structures last longer!

  • Our fabrics are pre-tensioned and our engineered connection details more robust. Once installed by our specialised membrane teams, the fabric does not require re-tensioning over its lifespan.
  • Our pre-tensioned fabrics do not flap and twist under wind conditions, meaning less movement stress on the seams, cable pockets and rafter connections.
  • We also use UV-stabilised PTFE or HDPE thread during fabric panel fabrication – cheaper cotton-based thread can breakdown under sun and rainy conditions, one of the main causes of low-cost carpark shade to fail.

More Coverage

TensoCar carpark Shade Structures offer more coverage

TensoCar car park structures give you more shade.

  • MakMax TensoCar shade structures have rafters spaced at every 3-parking bays. Not only does this make the structures more robust, but it also provides more shade coverage.
  • With less distance to travel, the cables can be installed at a higher tension, making the leading edge of the fabric follow a shallower curve.
  • We also connect our cables all the way to the end of the rafters, through membrane plates (PVC) or twin bow shackles (HDPE), by maximising the width of the fabric, we maximise your shade cover.

Choice of High-Tech Fabrics

Tenscar carpark shade structure comes in a choice of high-tech fabrics

MakMax Australia offers range of premium fabrics for Carpark Shade Covers. Choose from heavy-duty architectural-grade HDPE Shade Cloth, or architectural PVC.
All our membranes are strong, long-lasting and ideal for carpark shade covers.

  • HDPE Shade Cloth – HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) is an ideal solution for car park shade structures, offering durability and UV resistance. The open-weave nature of HDPE shade mesh provides optimal shading without compromising on protection. With a variety of colour options and excellent UV protection properties, HDPE stands out as a practical, cost-effective and visually appealing choice for enhancing car park spaces.
  • PVC – Architectural PVC fabric (woven polyester base cloth with a PVDF coating) serves as an excellent weatherproof membrane for tensile membrane structures and is the most widely used fabric in architectural applications. Lightweight, flexible, and durable under tension, PVC fabrics offer an excellent protection for sun, rail and hail. Our premium PVC fabrics also come in a range of colours.

Design Flexibility

Boasting a range of standard and bespoke designs, the MakMax Australia TensoCar range offers your the design flexibility to cover almost any carpark layout.

Single Bay TensoCar Carpark Shade

Single Bay

The standard-arch Single Bay TensoCar Carpark shade protects a single row of parked cars.

Ideal for smaller commercial property carparks or combined with Double Bay TensoCar Carpark shades to accommodate the outer edges of a retail parking area.

Available in White Architectural PVC or Coloured HDPE Mesh. Steel columns are available in a range of colours and finishes.

TensoCar Carpark Shade

Double Bay

The standard-arch Double Bay TensoCar Carpark shade accommodates rows of parked cars two deep.
The Double Bay design provides the most cost effective $/space value for the retail market.

Generally, a Double Bay solution is used to cover large areas such as carpark shade cover for shopping centres.

Available in White Architectural PVC or Coloured HDPE Mesh. Steel columns are available in a range of colours and finishes.

Double Bay Carpark Shade

Double Bay With Walkway

Double Bay TensoCar Carparks can be designed to include a walkway in between the parking bays.

This design is popular when tied into primary shopping centre egress routes, improving weather protection for customers.

Available in White Architectural PVC or Coloured HDPE Mesh. Steel columns are available in a range of colours and finishes.

Retro Arch Carpark Shade

Retro Arch Carpark Shade

The Retro Arch carpark shade is designed specifically to be retrofitted onto a suspended slab, such as rooftop carpark.

The Retro Arch uses exterior columns to evenly distribute the reaction load, resulting in lighter steel columns and smaller footings.

Y-Shaped Carpark Shade

Y-Shaped Carpark Shade

The higher leading edges on the TensoCar Y-shaped Carpark Shade are ideal shopping centres where delivery vehicles are required to transit through parking lot.

The raised front edge is also perfect for regional centres that attract higher vehicles, such as 4WDs with roof-racks laden with camping or fishing gear or Campervans.

Bespoke carpark shade cover

Bespoke Carpark Shade

Extending our range further, MakMax Australia is able to create custom designs to suit your venue.

Our most popular bespoke car park shade styles is the Hockey Stick.

Speak to our team about your venue’s carpark shade requirements and we can propose a bespoke solution as unique as your business.

Full Cover Carpark Shade

Full Cover

Ideal for longer stay carparks at airports, or more exposed rooftop shopping centre carparks, MakMax can design and engineer full cover carparks.

An extended barrel-vault design, Full Cover Carparks protect the whole parking aisle, both driveway and parking bays. Full Cover Carpark structures can be built side-by-side to cover entire parking lots.

Direct to Boot Carpark Shade Design

DTB (Direct-to-Boot)

Providing a weather-protected area for click-and-collect supermarket customers, the MakMax Single Bay TensoCar structure can be adapted to feature wrap-around signage.

The addition of signage adds branding and information options, while still protecting patrons from sun and rain.



The MakMax hypar architectural shade sail design provides large areas of cover that include carparks, walkway and driveway areas.

MakMax generally use HDPE (high density polyethylene) mesh for our hypar range, offering solar, UV, and hail protection.

Linear Edge carpark shade

Linear Edge Carparks

Available on both the Single Bay and Double Bay carpark shade covers, the Linear Edge is our premium design solution.

The additional supporting strut at the leading edge of the shade cover provides your location with a range of advantages, including;

  • A more robust structure – increased resistance to the impact of a collision
  • Increase stability can increase the potential span, offering more coverage
  • Decreased water flow onto the customer carpark space
  • Rigid structure offers opportunity to incorporate signage, lighting or park assist
  • Installation time is decreased, so we spend less time on site
MakMax Linear Edge Carpark Shade Comparison

Mass Cover: TensoNet HNPC- Hail Net Protection Canopy

The MakMax TensoNet HNPC (Hail Net Protection Canopy) system offers mass coverage protective canopies and hail netting for complete cover for long-term carparks and vehicle storage. Perfect for long-term parking solutions at airports, car dealerships, car rental companies or busy shopping centres.

This product range offers complete coverage for full carparks and driveways.

TensoCar Example Projects

Would You Like More Information About TensoCar Carpark Shade?

Contact us today to discuss your project requirements. We are the market leader in the design, engineering, fabrication and installation of custom fabric structures for a wide variety of applications and industries. We have extensive project experience and offer endless possibilities when it comes to custom design solutions to meet your needs.