Since 1985, Kemp Sails have been supplying top quality sails for dayboats, cruisers and racing yachts. A little over 16 years ago we expanded our business into the shade sail market and have very quickly become the UK experts in this field. Our approach to shade sails is very similar to our approach to yacht sails: build the best possible product backed up with the very highest levels of customer service, whilst architecturally enhancing the outdoor spaces of our clients.

At Shade Solutions we draw on the decades of knowledge built from constructing sails using high-quality materials to design and construct visually striking contemporary shades that offer over 96% UV protection. These shades are able to withstand years of use in the varied weather conditions found in the UK, Europe and the Mediterranean.

Why Buy Shade Solutions?


British since 1985

Shade Solutions has been formed on the foundations from 35 years British manufacturing. As a family run business we pride ourselves in providing the ...
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Offering a Bespoke Service

At Shade Solutions, in addition to  a set of custom made standard sized sails that come in a range of high-quality fabrics and colours ...
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High Quality and Dependable

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At Shade Solutions, with the decades of knowledge built from constructing sails, and our high-quality materials design and construct visually striking contemporary shades that offer over 96% UV protection that withstand years of usage in the varied weather conditions in the UK, Europe and the Mediterranean.


MC – 05/08/2021

After all the mithering and pushing for the sail you made for my garden pergola – thought I would send an e-mail over to say thank you, really pleased with the final.

One happy lady.

TB – 04/08/2021

Delighted to advise that we have now been able to fit the two triangular sails.

The links that you supplied made all the difference and there is still plenty of adjustment left in the turnbuckles, even after tensioning. The links have made it easier to connect to the eyelets on our poles, so I intend on leaving them in place.

Many thanks for all of your help.

CP – 10/08/2020

Thank you very much for the sail. We got it up at the weekend and it’s absolutely spot on and looks great.

SD – 30/07/2020

They are a game changer.  A material reduction in solar gain and we’re not sitting inside wearing sunnies any longer.

We now need think about shade for the bifolds…a problem for next year.

CY  (Winchester, UK)  2015-05-22
Dear Becky,
We have finally re-erected our garden parasol today and unwrapped the cover that your company has made. We are very pleased with the cover – it almost exactly matches the colour of the parasol itself, is a great fit and MUCH less intrusive (and subject to comment) than the old one.
Many thanks, from satisfied customers.

PN  2015-07-03
Just thought you might like to know that the shade sail delivered yesterday is great and fitted perfectly. I’m glad I took your advice and spent extra time on the measure up because the sail went on really well with the rigging screws all set to 1/2 open…a precision job! Paul

TS  2015-07-03

Dear Beccy,
The shade sail arrived yesterday and we put it up last night. It is wonderful and is holding off the rain most admirably today – I think it might well be needed for our big event on Saturday! Thank you very much for your part in ensuring that we have a beautifully made and designed shade sail in good time for our event. Please pass on my thanks to the team as well – it is a brilliant job.

SP (Italy)  2014-06-19
“Hi … I’m not sure whether you remember, but last year you made a shade sail for us to us next to our pool here in Italy
It worked out perfectly and has made a real difference to the pool, The 12 mm fittings which I bought also look the part
Thanks again for your help….”

Gary (in Brazil)  2014-06-19
“Hi….Sail shade installed, great success, great fit. Had slight dodgy moment initially, but realised I was erecting it upside down!!!
Very pleased. So much so am looking to install another on a different section of the terrace”