Author Archives: TSC Garth

Who is The Shade Centre?

This is a question we are often asked. With so many companies around with Shade in their name it’s easy to get confused about who is who and who does what.. so here’s a brief history of The Shade Centre In 1985 two brothers Tony and Paul Hopkins decided to get a shadehouse for Paul’s wife and after searching around found there wasn’t many people who did that so out of the backyard of Paul’s house we started Garden of Read More...

Oztrail Gazebo Tips

Quite often we get customers come to us after they have been given bad advice from other retailers and users of Oztrail Gazebos, wondering why their gazebo didn’t do what was promised by other people. So here are some tips and advice, which if you follow, will help ensure you get maximum use out of your Oztrail Gazebo and we hope will clear up some areas of confusion. Oztrail Gazebo products are designed as a portable and temporary structure only; Read More...

Finding the Right Beach Umbrella for You

Anyone who travels to the beach these days often takes either a Beach Umbrella or Beach Shelter to get some protection from the harsh Aussie sun. Unfortunately not all Beach Umbrellas are created equal and not all information given by manufacturers is easy to decipher and compare so we are going to try and help you out with making you choice a little easier. Some of the main things to consider when buying a Beach Umbrella is Size (do you Read More...

Shade For Every Occasion

We love spending time as a family taking our three children for drives on the weekends. Our favourite thing to do is just drive, make turns, and take roads where we haven’t been before, always looking for that new spot for a picnic. We have our ‘Day Out’ gear always packed up and ready to go, so that we can just throw it into the car and head off. An essential item that many of us forget is shade. Read More...