Barrel Vault shade structures are categorised by an arched profile usually formed by a rolled structural steel frame. Fabric is tensioned out over the steel and dips down between the rolled rafters. This is how the required 3D shape is achieved. Barrel Vaults are extremely versatile, they can attach to (or overlap) buildings, be fitted with lights, heaters and drop down blinds around the perimeter.

Barrel Vaults shade structures can be made any size. Shade To Order has designed, manufactured and installed these shade structures from 40 square metres right up to the international award winning shade structures at Raymond Terrace Bowling Club covering 4,000 square metres and the Newcastle Airport covered walkway which is 1,000 square metres.