Square vs Octagonal Giant Umbrellas

A giant umbrella is one of the best shading options available to Queensland businesses and residents. Not only do they provide an outstanding shading area, but they also look stunning in virtually any outdoor space. 

At Brisbane Giant Umbrellas, our commercial and residential giant umbrellas are available in either a square or octagonal canopies. In this blog the team at Brisbane Giant Umbrellas are here to help you choose between a square and octagonal giant umbrella canopy, breaking down everything you need to know to make the best decision.



Firstly, a square or octagonal canopy provides different appearances for commercial and residential spaces. Both styles look great for commercial and residential purposes, however like most additions to your space, we all have preferences on appearances. Click here to see examples of our giant umbrellas in both the square and octagonal canopy style to find out which style you prefer for your commercial or residential space.



Octagonal and square canopies for giant umbrellas donโ€™t only look different, but they also provide different sizes of shade protection. If you are looking for the most shade coverage then you should choose a square canopy for your giant umbrella. Square canopies provide a wider area of shade which makes them the perfect choice if you are looking for as much shade protection as possible. Square canopies typically work best in commercial and residential outdoor seating spaces.


Commercial Or Residential?

At Brisbane Giant Umbrellas our entire range of giant umbrellas are available in either a square or octagonal canopy. That means whether you need a residential, commercial or pool giant umbrella, you will be able to choose a square or octagonal canopy! 


Our commercial giant umbrellas are available in following size and canopy shape options:

  • Octagonal: 3.5m, 4.0m, 4.5m, 5.0m, 5.5m and 6.0m.
  • Square: 3.0m, 3.6m, 4.0m, 4.5m, 4.8m and 5.0m.
  • Side Post: 4m, 5m, octagonal canopy only with installation to footing only.


Our residential giant umbrellas are available in these two different shapes and sizes:

  • Octagonal: 2.5m; 3.0m, 3.6m; 4.0m; 4.5; 5.0m
  • Square: 2.5m; 3.0m; 3.2m; 3.6m


If you would like to find out more about our commercial and residential giant umbrellas you can click here.


Made Your Choice? Need a little help? Call Brisbane Giant Umbrellas

Whether you have made your choice or need a little help choosing between a square or octagonal canopy, the professionals at Brisbane Giant Umbrellas are here to help you every step of the way. In 4 easy steps, our professional design team can take you through an initial consultation, designing your giant umbrella, shipping it and helping you to install your new commercial or residential giant umbrella. At Brisbane Giant Umbrellas we are committed to providing the very best in service and quality giant umbrellas.

You can get in touch with us today by calling us on (07) 32166092 or click here to contact us through our website. The team at Brisbane Giant Umbrellas canโ€™t wait to help you find the perfect giant umbrella for you!

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