Our Company

Our Company
Skymax Australia is part of the Shade Pacific Group. We are a proud Australian manufacturer that specialises in the design & engineering of high-quality Opening Louvred Roofs & Operable Louvre Systems. Our entire range is “Australian Made” to withstand Australia’s harsh coastal living conditions.
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We are proud of our heritage, including helping to activate some of Australia’s most iconic venues.

Skymax Aerotech Opening Louvred Roof Systems are installed at venues throughout Australia & are regarded by many architects, builders & hoteliers as their number-one choice when creating functional indoor-outdoor spaces.

With in-house design, engineering & fabrication facilities across Australia, the Shade Pacific Group is committed to continual advancements of our Skymax – Opening Louvred Roof Systems, Tecnic – Retractable Fabric Roof Systems & Street Umbrellas Australia’s – Commercial Umbrella Ranges.

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Dream Build Constructions

I am the managing director of Dream Build Constructions, we predominately design, construct & develop residential apartment blocks throughout Sydney metro area. We have worked with SkyMax on a number of projects & they have each time installed the Aerotech Opening Louvred Roof System to balcony areas, I can safely say the service and end product has helped us achieve project success and a strong ongoing relationship with the SkyMax team for our future projects
Stephen Macri
Managing Director

Merivale’s award winning venue, The Ivy

To me, the Ivy was never about opening one huge venue but about opening 30 or 40 different venues over a year. Every venue is treated as its own business. So it is like having multiple smaller venues in this vicinity. We have worked successfully with Darren Crabb and his team on the Ivy and many of our other venues; they have assisted us in creating innovative and functional weatherproof outdoor areas.
Justin Hemmes
Director – Merivale
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Our Company

Skymax’s core approach to achieving successful project outcomes is a direct result of working proficiently & collaboratively either directly with customers or with some of Australia’s leading architects & builders.

The testimonials that Skymax receives from customers are advantageous & quantify our continuing commitment to producing high-quality products & providing professional service.

Our commercial partnerships have been forged through our team’s continual commitment to delivering successful project outcomes.

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The $1.8B Rouse Hill Town Centre Urban Development Project.

Located in North West Sydney, Lendlease has received multiple design and sustainability awards, including being rated the fifth-best sustainable urban development in the world. Once again, Darren & his team worked closely with the Lendlease design and the project team on many of the sustainable design elements for this project, including Opening Roofs, Retractable Roofs, Membrane Structures, Architectural Umbrellas, External Sunscreens Blinds, Fabric Roofs & an innovative state of the art automated control system.
Mike Brown
Design Manager - Lendlease

Darling Quarter and Commonwealth Bank Place precinct.

Located in Sydney, we received five awards, including the property industry’s coveted ‘Gold Logie’ – for the PCA/RLB Australian Development of the Year. I am proud to have completed many successful premier retail, health, education & commercial developments working with and in consultation with Darren Crabb & his team; some of these past projects include The $500m Darling Quarter and Commonwealth Bank Place precinct. Darren Crabb & his team installed the all-in-one alfresco solution to the entire outdoor eating precinct, which played a significant part in the success of this critical project.
Mike Brown
Design Manager - Lendlease
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Waterproof Alfresco Area Upgrade, Cockle Bay Wharf.

Located in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Lendlease worked closely with Darren Crabb on many of the design & construction elements to ensure this project was and is still a huge success. Lend Lease is working with Darren Crabb and his team on several projects throughout Australia; I would highly recommend their service and products for any commercial assignment.
Mike Brown
Design Manager - Lendlease
Our Company

Our core approach to creating unique projects is a direct result of working collaboratively with developers, architects, designers, builders & end users. We have developed a  specialised build tool to assist you at the

stage and beyond. We work directly with the end user and your architect or builder to ensure the best project outcome in terms of functionality, performance & architectural aesthetics is achieved.

Each project is individual in its requirements; that being said, we have utilised our 25 years of industry experience to formulate our five-step project process.


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Design & Cost

Our process starts with you visiting our website and creating a Build through our online Configurator Tool or completing our Budget Estimate Form.

Once we have received your information, we will send through the specification (Build Summary) and then make contact to discuss it. Following our conversation, we will finalise the specification & prepare a Budget Estimate or Proposal.

We have showrooms with full-size systems, online Build Tools & Weight Estimators designed to assist professionals through the initial design process.

Skymax - Our Process - Design


Once the design, including the Budget Estimate or Proposal, has been approved by the client, a Skymax project consultant will meet you on-site (or in our showroom) to run through the project in detail. Concluding this meeting, we will send our final Confirmation of Order, including all inclusions, exclusions, lead times, payment terms, layout drawings & specifications. 

At this point, you will need to sign & return this Confirmation of Order; then, we will forward the deposit invoice.

Skymax - Our Process - Order


Once your order has been placed (Confirmation of Order signed & returned and the deposit has been received)
Our project manager will book your project for the final check measure; at this measure, all details relating to the support frame, fixing methods, access requirements, power supply, and water reticulation will be discussed.
Concluding the Check Measure, we will send through a final GA Drawing for Client Approval; once approved, we will proceed with the commencement of production.

Skymax - Our Process - Measure


The Skymax lead time will commence once our GA Drawing has been approved and returned; we will update you on the system’s estimated dispatch date (or installation date) within the second half of the production period. At this time, all onsite documentation will be submitted to ensure the installation is not delayed.

Skymax - Our Process - Production


On the day of the installation, the area directly below (and now surrounding) is to be clear of building materials, furniture and trades working down; once the system has been installed, tested & handed over, you are ready to enjoy your newly created outdoor space (or hand over to your client).

Concluding we will contact you to ensure you are delighted with the installation, and then we will forward the operation manual, warranty & Invoice for final payment.
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Skymax Our Process - Installation

Our process begins from initial contact to discuss your design Brief, at this time we will provide various design options before Submitting you budgets. Once we have fulfilled your design brief & achieved your budget we will submit our final proposal with Technical details & general arrangement drawings for your approval.

We understand each project has different site Requirements to deliver a successful project on time & to budget. Following describes in detail what each of the option includes.

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SkyMax Inclusive

included is complete design assistance, starting with a design brief meeting in your office, onsite or at one of our showrooms, shop drawings, engineering, fabrication, project management & installation, through to project hand ov

SkyMax Direct

design assistance from our in-house project team through to a fast-track delivery of your customised Skymax opening louvred roof system to you site. We provide comprehensive installation manuals, videos and site project management if required. This service is designed to utilise your labour onsite for the installation (or you to engage one of our trained local installers), the benefit is your project is costed at the lowest contract rate regardless of size of your project & fast-track delivery to site from order, ensuring your construction program & budget is achieved.
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SkyMax Dealer Network

understanding Australia’s vastness SkyMax has an Australia wide dealer network that is trained to offer a professional level of installation and after-market service for all small to medium commercial and residential projects.
Our Projects

We are very proud of our ongoing ability to consistently create and build extraordinary results for our clients, which reflects our successes.

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Our focus upon design lies in its potentials for architectural expression and experience.

Our preference is to design systems with the integrity of structure implicit. This means contemplating structure at the beginning of the design process and considering how it can solve problems, what role it might play in determining form, and how it could complete the entire experience of a well designed indoor-outdoor living environment.

Much of our approach has been influenced by the Australian industrial vernacular, especially where improvised, hybridised structure has produced intriguing architectural form. The obvious applicability is to hospitality, retail precincts & shopping centre projects we have worked on over the years, but our work has also been as informative in high-end residential, education & health projects as well.

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