Sun Control

Find the ideal fabric for your situation

Match form to function with our stylish and durable shade sails

It’s our passion

At Ricky Richards, we’re passionate about sun protection. We have the best stock of shade materials and outdoor blind fabric in Australia. We understand that having extensive choice can be daunting which is why our highly qualified and trained staff are on hand to assist. They have the expertise to help you find the perfect fabric for your project at a cost that suits your budget.

We supply only the highest quality sun control fabrics, to protect people from the sun.

A percentage of sales from a selection of our sun protection products is donated to further research at the Melanoma Institute Australia, to help in finding a cure for melanoma. Ricky Richards has raised more than $200,000 for the Institute and remains committed to the cause. For more information on our partnership to fight melanoma, please refer to our page on Melanoma Support.

Contact us today to discover our extensive range of shade sails and window awnings.

The Ricky Richards sun protection fabrics supporting this program include:

Why sun control is important?

As dedicated awning fabric suppliers and shade sails distributors we have developed an in-depth understanding of sun control. Fabrics with sun control play a vital role from a health, functional and aesthetic point of view, including:

  • Controlling glare and improving natural lighting

Taking into account the angle of light that enters your home or office, an Architect will be able to design and apply sun control devices that will help reduce the glare coming off any screens indoors.

  • Design

From a basic aesthetic perspective, uniquely and creatively designed sun control structures can enhance the appearance of any building. Choose experts like us, who have access to quality fabrics.

  • Energy efficiency and managing temperature

The shade provided by custom shade sails can improve the energy efficiency of your home or office. This is achieved by limiting unwanted solar heat gain.

  • Sun protection

Finally, by limiting direct exposure thanks to the use of UV treated fabrics, our sun control fabrics can provide definitive protection against the harsh effects of prolonged sun exposure.

For more information about our sun protection range, call us on (02) 9735 3333 or contact us online.

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We have stylish and durable residential and commercial awning fabrics suitable for a variety of applications, including:

  • Automatic awnings
  • Binding
  • Folding arm awnings
  • Patio blinds
  • Retractable roofing
  • Side channels
  • Straight drop blinds

Outdoor Upholstery

Protecting your outdoor furniture is an important part of making them last longer. We offer a range of fabrics engineered to provide the protective covering you need, like:

  • Protective covers
  • Designer cushions
  • Casual and outdoor furniture
  • Umbrellas

Fabric Collections

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Find the ideal fabric for your specific application quickly and easily with our unique Fabric Explorer search function. Drill down by application, material, colour and more – Discover fabric. 

Call Ricky Richards today for all your Sun Control fabric needs at (02) 9735 3333 or contact us online.

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