Well-designed, long-lasting shade structures that improve your home, business, playground, educational facility, and more in both an aesthetic and practical way.


Are sun shade sails worth it?

Installing a canopy or shade sail is a great option if you want to make the most of your outdoor spaces. Shade sails provide excellent UV protection, water protection, and sun shade, allowing you to comfortably enjoy the outdoors and unwind there.

Do shade sails hold up in wind?

If placed properly, high-quality shade sails can endure strong winds and remain in position. They are difficult to break and can withstand considerable pressure or weight before giving way. Some shade sails can even be built specifically to resist being set up in strong winds. At Hammer Excavations we have the heavy equipment, excavators, earthworks experience and knowledge, post hole doggers, augers, drilling equipment and construction experience to build custom shade sail structures that will withstand great wind speeds.

Shade sails for pritection from the harsh Melbourne sun

When summer arrives in Australia, you want to be able to enjoy being outside without being too hot or having to squint all day. However, the Australian sun is harsh and intense. You need a nice shade cover so you can enjoy the warmth and sunshine without being concerned about the risks of skin cancer.

At Hammer Excavations, we specialise in high-quality, long-lasting shade shelters in order to provide comfort to Australians when the sun is out. We can work with you to develop a solution that will be both useful and visually beautiful, complimenting the overall design of your home, whether you’re wanting to offer shade for a residential or commercial project.

“we have built shade sails for commercial properties, residential shade sails, schools and playgrounds, councils and the list goes on, the really are a cost effective way to add a beautiful and practical feature to your outdoor area”

Excavation Bulleen
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Does rain come through a shade sail?

A shade sail may be left up in the rain without fear of it becoming damaged. However, because shade cloth is permeable to water, some water will still be able to travel through, especially if it is allowed to collect on top.

Shade sail installation and design

Our staff has installed and maintained shade sails on a variety of residential and commercial buildings, including those of different shapes and sizes. We can swiftly analyse and decide the best course of action when you need a shade sail installed or maintained.

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What to consider before shade sail installation

  • Imagine the location where you want your shade sail to be installed.
  • Do you already have a colour or shape in mind?
  • Is your shade sail for aesthetics, property value, sun protection, privacy, or all of these reasons?
  • Is your shade sail being used as a car port 
  • Is there power lines in the way
  • Are trees likely to effect the shade sail over time

Places we install shade sails

  • Schools
  • Pubs and clubs
  • Beer gardens
  • Universities
  • Homes
  • Car ports
  • Pergolas
  • Patios
  • Playgrounds
  • Shared outdoor work spaces
  • Barbeque areas
  • Pools
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Gardens
  • Decks


We have all the equipment and experience necessary for site cuts and site levelling works. Along with earthmoving works.

Retaining Walls are something we do regularly, we have great reviews on our work with retaining walls. 

We are available for emergency works, in the past we have been called upon to save the day with land slips and service issues.

Sometimes the ground is just too hard, let us make light work of the ground and get your fence, decking or wall built faster.

Rock just isn’t often welcome in an earthworks project, let us make light work the rock in your way.

With larger equipment at our fingertips than most landscaping companies, we have managed to provide our customers with a range of successful landscaping outcomes.

Our fleet of trucks makes Hammer Excavations a great choice for spoil removal and earthmoving.

With tight access excavation, large scale excavation and spoil removal, retaining walls and site cuts in our skillset, choose Hammer Excavations for a smooth outcome


Phone: 0433 205 321
Email enquiries - [email protected]
Accounts & Admin - [email protected]
183 Para Road, Greensborough, Victoria 3088.

Read up on sleeper retaining walls or rock retaining walls and landscape design ideas in our blog.

We operate all over Melbourne and these specific areas 
3083 | 3072 | 3113 | 3089 | 3076 | 3047 | 3064 | 3074 | 3088 | 3095 | 3757

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