shelter covers

Quality Tarps For All Purposes

Tarps typically come into use in cattle shade structures and poultry curtains. But, they are useful for covering vehicles and, in trucks, the cargo too. Securing a tarp around the cargo is quite easy in a pickup truck. But, securing the tarp around the load in dump and flatbed trucks can be a trickier proposition. While plying on the roads, loosely fitted tarps could experience wind whip. This phenomenon refers to the ballooning of the tarp because of the air pressure. Invariably, wind whip will result in tearing the tarp, which could lead to the loss of cargo.

Polytex is a major supplier of tarps for use as pig shelters and other shelter covers. But, we specialise in manufacturing custom made trucking and machinery covers too. From trucking rollovers to covers for equipment and machinery, we manufacture it all. In fact, we specialise in producing bulk runs of specific types of tarps. We use cutting edge computerised equipment for drawing, nesting, plotting and cutting tarps. This enables us to provide tarps of accurate dimensions without compromising on their quality.

In addition, we use unique welding machinery as well. This helps us to produce tarps with completely welded seams, reinforcement wear strips, welded sleeves and welded rope edges. Not surprisingly, our completely welded PVC tarps and protection products have won us renown throughout the country. Whether you’re looking for hay or bunker tarps, you will hardly be able to find tarps that can measure up to our exacting standards from other suppliers.

Quality Tarps for Trucks and Other Purposes Courtesy of Polytex

Truck tarps are also far easier and more convenient to use compared to other types of truck cover systems. In most cases, the tarp can simply be pulled back in order to expose the truck’s cargo, and whatever items that need to be unloaded can be removed with ease. Finally, when the cargo has been unloaded, the truck tarp be installed back into the trucks’ cargo frame, or folded or rolled up as you would other tarps like bunker tarps, whichever is easier and more convenient for the user.

When compared to container trucks and cover systems, having truck tarps can be more effective in terms of efficiency and costs, since truck drivers will be able to make multiple delivers to different customers all in one load as opposed to having to set individual containers for each of their customers.

As can be gleaned from the paragraphs above, there are certainly a lot of benefits can truck owners and drivers can enjoy by using truck tarps. It helps to protect their loads from the elements, and at the same time helps to secure and keep them in place so they don’t fall off during the travel. That being said, truck tarps help to make transporting goods in flatbeds, dump trucks, and pickup trucks much easier and safer. And just like any other tarps manufactured for other purposes like hay tarps or shelter covers, truck tarps are available in a variety of styles and sizes suitable for any type of truck and kind of load being transported.

If you’re looking for high quality tarpaulins for your trucks, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1300 059 003. You can also leave a message in our contact page and we’ll get back to you the soonest possible time. Aside from truck tarps, we also offer a wide assortment of top of the line tarpaulins which are suitable for a variety of purposes—from factory dividers to grain bunker tarps and so much more.

Tarps Tailored to Suit a Myriad of Requirements and Applications

At Polytex Tarpaulins, the quality of our products has contributed immeasurably to our reputation. Our products offer immense versatility. You could use our tarps as poultry curtains. Or, you could use them as truck tarps to keep your cargo and goods safe. But, in some cases, you will require tarps tailored to suit your measurements and requirements. This is where it makes perfect sense to shop with us.

Not only do we have an extensive experience in manufacturing tarps of all kinds of materials and sizes. We specialise in fabricating long, large covers and bulk production runs too. It is worth highlighting that we can manufacture over 15,000 square metres of tarps per day. In addition, we have immense experience in producing tarps suitable for use as cattle shade structures or dam liners. Above all, we can give you the guidance you seek when manufacturing custom tarps. Thus, you can rest assured about getting the best value for your money each time you place your order with us.

Readymade tarps are undoubtedly easy to find. Purchasing them can be even simpler. Depending on your requirements, you could use these tarps as shelter covers for various mining, military, agricultural or industrial purposes. But, you might not always have a situation where a one-size-fits-all approach will work. In such situations, you will need to shop for custom tarps. Custom tarps typically offer higher levels of customisation, tailored to suit your needs perfectly. In addition, they will offer better coverage than readymade tarps as well

Why Choose Polytex for All Your Tarpaulin Needs

The tarps we provide serve a myriad of needs. You could use them in aircraft hangars and facilities. Alternatively, you could use them in automotive manufacturing or repair facilities. The durability of our tarps makes them ideal for use in facilities requiring hazardous material control. And, our tarps also come into use in sandblasting and spray painting facilities too.

When you want hay tarps with prompt delivery timelines, think of us. Polytex has state-of-the-art facilities equipped with machines that use cutting-edge technology. This enables us to manufacture more than 15,000 square metres of tarps each day. Ideally situated in the hub of freight lines from Queensland to South Australia, our facilities make it easier for us to ship our products to any corner of the country with minimal fuss. For more information on our shelter covers, or any other information pertaining to our products, don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 059 003.

Posts and Foundations for Your Cattle Shade Structure

Posts and foundations form a crucial part of the whole cattle shade structures. Even though you may have the best shade cloth at hand, if the support is not durable and strong, then the whole structure will simply collapse whenever there is a strong wind. This may also happen even if there is no wind to cause stress on the structure, as the dead weight of the shade cloth, if too heavy for the support, will eventually cause the wholes structure to fail.

Thus, you’ll want to make sure that you are using structural grade steel in the construction of cattle shade structures. In addition, use solid and well-constructed foundation since the weight of the shade fabric along with the different types of loads will be transferred through the whole structure and into the foundation in the ground.

In general, concrete is used as footing and foundation for the whole structure—not just cattle shade structures but for all other structures like eco shelters or shelter covers. Care must be taken in their construction since they need to be able to transfer the weight and the stress to the ground and at the same time prevent it from lifting. The posts are usually attached to a wide steel plate, which is then bolted to the concrete footing or foundation before they are covered with soil. The footings and foundation, after concreting will need ample time to cure, and when it does, only then should the shade cloths be attached to them.

Quality Polyfabric Tarpaulins Make Ideal Shelter Covers and Curtains for Your Poultry and Livestock

Quite a number of Australians raise chickens on their properties. For the average family, chickens rank quite highly when it comes to food-producing possibilities. Raising chickens also compares favourably to other meat-producing enterprises. For starters, raising chickens does not require a lot of investment. Yet, it provides the quickest returns. It offers high levels of adaptability. It does not cost much in terms of maintenance expenses. Lastly, being white meat, chicken meat makes for a healthier addition to any diet plan.

But, for all its benefits, you cannot neglect your responsibilities when it comes to keeping your poultry safe. At the outset, you will need to house your chickens securely. For this, you will need a reasonably sized coop – depending on the number of chickens you’re rearing. In addition, you will require proper shelter covers or poultry curtains to ensure that your chickens are comfortable in all weather conditions.

When you need the best eco shelters for keeping your livestock safe, it’s best to trust the experts. Polytex Tarpaulins is among the leading suppliers of big tarpaulins in Australia. We supply a myriad of tarps to suit the needs of the agricultural, industrial and mining sectors. In addition, our blinds, tarpaulin covers and liners are ideal for use in the poultry and piggery industries.

The ideal poultry housing structures will be adequate in size. They will free from dampness and excessive levels of moisture. They will provide ample protection from various pests and enemies. They will have sufficient vents that facilitate the cross-ventilation of the structure, thereby eliminating the problem of drafts. In addition, they will have sufficient windows that let in appropriate levels of natural light and sunshine.

It is worth mentioning that you’ll need to keep your birds comfortable throughout the year. Only then will you be able to enjoy satisfactory growth in your meat and egg production rates. Naturally, you will need to have poultry and livestock shade structures that consider the varying climatic conditions. You’ll typically need to protect your birds from sudden changes in temperature. For this, you’ll require poultry houses that are well insulated.

At Polytex, we provide a diverse range of products tailored to suit different kinds of industries in the country. Our high-quality tarps are invaluable for the agricultural industry. Our grain bunker tarps and hay tarps can protect your agricultural produce from pests and rodents. And, they provide ample protection from the elements too. Similarly, we offer products designed to keep your birds safe. Some of most popular offerings include:

  •  Zippered cool cell covers that restrict the air flow in the colder months to maintain peak production levels
  •  Fan covers that automatically release once the fan starts in the hotter months
  •  Innovative polyflex door systems ideal for poultry and pig shelters
  •  Poultry shade sails – including modular-designed shades for engineering systems and replacement sails for existing systems
  •  Welded side blinds (including concertina, rollup or folded blinds) with end caps to specification for the poultry industry
  •  Triple layer thermal side blinds that decrease internal summer temperatures and increase winter temperatures that yield significant reductions in heating and cooling expenses and,
  •  Brooder curtains that minimise cool air flows coming into the production area, while restricting the areas that require heating in poultry and cattle shade structures

People in residential and commercial establishments typically rely on polyfabric tarps for a myriad of applications. These fabrics are ideal for creating low cost shelters, which provide superlative levels of protection from the elements. In addition, you can use these tarps for prolonging the life of your machinery too. Many mills and factories use our tarps as factory dividers to create specific partitions or sections in large halls. And, if you’re a farmer, you can use our tarps for minimising your crop losses during storage and transportation. It is worth highlighting that our bunker tarps are very popular among farmers especially during the harvest season.

With over 50 years of accumulated experience in the fabrics industry in Australia, Polytex Tarpaulins is the leading manufacturer of tarpaulin products. Our tarps are durable, versatile and offer superb levels of protection. This is why we’re the supplier of choice to clients from WA to the eastern seaboard. For more details, call us at 1300 059 003.

Invest in Fire Retardant Tarps to Keep Your Produce and Property Safe

Versatility is a trait that people often associate tarps with. When you purchase a tarpaulin, you can use it in a myriad of ways. This is regardless of the original purpose that you had in mind when you purchased this specific tarp. Polytarps typically comprise a plastic-based material known as polyethylene and nylon tarp threading. These tarps are ideal for use in constructing outdoor, temporary shelters.

Polytarps are both tough and durable. In addition, they are inexpensive and chemical-resistant as well. These properties make these tarps ideal for use in a diverse range of applications. Unsurprisingly, many people in Australia use them as grain bunker tarps. In this role, these tarps need to keep the agricultural produce safe from the elements. This is especially so during the harvest season. Some people use these tarps as shelter covers too. In this application, these tarps need to keep the livestock of farmers safe and sheltered.

High-quality tarps can last you for years. In addition, you can use them in a diverse range of ways as well. For these reasons, many people depend on specialist suppliers of tarps such as Polytex Tarpaulins. We are a major provider of tarpaulins to various agricultural, mining and industrial establishments in the country. From factory dividers to eco shelters, our tarps offer an assortment of uses.

Tarps made of polyethylene fabric or material will be rot-resistant and waterproof. In many cases, they will offer protection from ultraviolet radiation as well. But, many people often forget to consider the risk of fire on their properties. In dry areas, it won’t take much for a glowing splinter to turn into a full-blown inferno. It is worth mentioning that not all tarps are fire retardant in nature. As such, if you’re using these tarps in your cattle shade structures, you might have a problem on your hands. This is why it’s imperative to obtain fire retardant tarps to safeguard your possessions.

Cover Your Piles of Hay with Tarps to Secure them from the Elements

Just as you would pull out an umbrella when it rains and you’re outdoors, you’ll find farmers covering their stacks of hay with different kinds of tarpaulins. Clearly, if you leave your hay exposed to the elements, it will soon become worthless. Estimates suggest that the average bale of hay having a diameter of five feet, will lose as much as a fifth of its mass to spoilage, if you were to leave it without cover. This is why hay producers across Australia strive to keep their produce safe from weather damage. This enables the farmers to seize the moment when the price and the demand for their hay increases.

Many people across the country use tarps for a wide range of purposes. Factory owners use them as factory dividers in their facilities. This enables them to create separate sections on a temporary basis in their factories. The average householder might use tarps for keeping their vehicles safe from the elements. This is especially so when they do not have a garage on their properties. Similarly, farmers throughout the country use tarps as livestock shade structures. These keep their cattle safe from inclement weather. These scenarios make it easy to understand the immense significance of tarps. This is particularly so in the industrial and agricultural sectors.

Several people rely on tarps for different purposes. But, they also require a quality supplier of top-notch tarpaulins. Polytex Tarpaulins has been meeting the demand for quality tarps in Australia since the 1990s. We have a combined experience of over 50 years. Our experience stretches back to three generations in the fabrics industry. In addition, we have a skilled workforce that continues to emerge with top-of-the-line and innovative tarps. This helps us provide quality products for meeting an array of needs. As such, whether you require grain bunker tarps or shelter covers, we can give you precisely what you need.

Patios and Gardens

If you love entertaining people in your house, you can also install shade sails as shelter covers in your garden, lawn or in the patio. Doing so will help make your outdoors an extension of your indoors, and you can set up a dining area underneath these shade sails for bigger events like birthdays, family reunions, and other similar events and activities. Installing shade sails will definitely give you greater use of your outdoor areas, and will give you more room to entertain your guests and visitors, or a place where you and your whole family can simply relax and enjoy the cool breeze without exposing yourself to too much sun. Overall, shade sails will make these outdoor spaces more useful and enjoyable any time of the year.

Constructing permanent shelters !

Many farmers often think of constructing permanent shelters for keeping their crops and machine safe. But, the cost associated with these shelters can be quite enormous. In addition, a solution that works today might not necessarily yield the same benefits in the years to come. So, if you construct a permanent shelter in one spot today, you could find that your changing requirements find this permanent shelter useless some months later.

The tarps that we offer tend to eliminate both hassles. Hence, you can use our eco shelters for keeping your livestock safe. At the same time, you can use our tarps for keeping your agricultural produce safe from the elements.

With Polytex, you can rest assured about the quality and versatility of your purchases. From shelter covers to dam liners, our tarps offer comprehensive levels of protection. Moreover, they offer several years of ease and use as well. Click here to view the products we’re currently offering.