Aluminium Post
Opens with a cable winder / Hand Crank
Inground fitting compatible
Portable base compatible
Heat & light compatible
Parasol can rotate 360 degrees
Wind rating of 3

Alterra - Simple Fold by ShadeArt UK

Alterra - ShadeArt’s newest side post parasol or umbrella is designed for the volume commercial customer. Alterra is made with a light weight, yet high strength, alloy mast, boom, and canopy frame with a satin marine anodized finish. The Alterra mast and boom can also be finished with one of over thirty optional timber colours from our amazing new timber look – genuine looks and beauty without the maintenance. To extend Alterra’s life, the winch and steel connections are all from high grade stainless steel.

Alterra incorporates a unique simple fold boom which provides excellent wind stability, while also being easy to fold for storage when not required. Altera is especially good for between seasons as the canopy frame can be unbolted and stored out of the weather with the mast and boom folded discretely in situ. Thus, minimising canopy damage, wear and especially grime and dirt.

For maximum shade cover on hot or sunny days, Alterra includes the ShadeArt rotation lever lock, so the canopy can be rotated with ease as the sun moves throughout the day.


Alterra - Features


  • Simple fold Boom – excellent wind stability and easy seasonal storage with boom folded parallel to mast
  • Rotation Lever Lock – follow the sun through 360 degrees and stay shaded, or not, throughout the day
  • Durable – high strength marine anodised alloys, stainless steel and GFP
  • Shapes - Square, Rectangle and Octagonal
  • Sizes Square from 2.0 to 4.0 metres, Rectangles from 2.5 x 1.88 to 4.0 x 3.0 metres and Octagonal from 2.5 to 4.0 metres.
  • Canopy Styleschoice of plain (with or without valance) or optional louver panelled and wind vented plus linking gutters for multiple parasols.
  • Colours – 12 standard plus >70 optional – see fabric download for detail.
  • Ease of assembly – takes about 10 to 15 minutes to bolt the mast to a pre-installed ground anchor or pedestal base, then lift and bolt the boom and attach the wigwam (canopy frame).
  • Easy to operate – bespoke stainless gearbox with internal cabling makes for easy canopy open and close
  • Safety – the ShadeArt gearbox has a removable handle and safety pin to prevent unwanted tampering.
  • Sun & Rain protection – high levels of protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays and ShadeArt canopies are also highly water resistant.
  • Fabric quality – premium quality solution dyed European acrylic canvas is guaranteed to retain 80% or more original colour for a minimum of 5 years. 
  • Corrosion resistant – mast and booms from durable, low maintenance marine anodized aluminium, or optional timber look aluminium.
  • Easily stowed - in high winds or for winter storage, simply lower and strap the wigwam, undo bolts, detach, then fold boom to mast.
  • Optional Branding – email your artwork and we will arrange your canopy or valance logo during manufacture.
  • Optional Heat, Light and Sound
  • Permanent or portable – ShadeArt parasols are bolted to ground anchors or pedestal bases. We can also customise most solutions.
  • Spare parts and canopies – always available – SHADEmakers UK are still servicing parasols we sold 18 years ago.

At SHADEmakers UK, we take considerable pride in our sales and after care service. We strive to provide clients with ongoing service long after their purchase. We are still supplying clients with spares and tailoring canopies for parasols we sold 18 years ago. Our UK team are capable of servicing, repairing, and refurbishing anything we sell. Try us.