Expertise & Knowledge – Our Senior Team

Tim - Shade Sails, Outdoor Umbrellas & Shade Structures in AustraliaTim Seymour-Smith

Owner & Business Development Manager

Tim has worked in the tension membrane industry since joining the family business in 1994, and has been at the helm of Weathersafe since 2005. A qualified accountant, Tim is responsible for the administration and development of the Weathersafe brand and business.

David - Shade Sails, Outdoor Umbrellas & Shade Structures in AustraliaDavid Bumford
General Manager

David joined the Weathersafe team in 1997 before travelling to Orlando, Florida USA to join tension membrane company Skyshades in the mid 2000’s. He has extensive skills in design, construction, and management, and heads up our design and operations teams.

Dan - Shade Sails, Outdoor Umbrellas & Shade Structures in AustraliaDan Oro
Structural Engineer

Dan attained his tertiary engineering degree in 1995, before going on to complete his Masters in Structural Engineering in 2001. Dan also completed his Doctorate in Philosophy, specialising in Organisation Development and Planning, in 2006.

Amy - Shade Sails, Outdoor Umbrellas & Shade Structures in AustraliaAmy Lewicki
Sales & Showroom Manager

Amy has had extensive national sales experience for global and Australian companies. She is the main point of contact for our customers and will ensure the sales process is hassle free and you are provided with all of the information you need for your project.

The Weathersafe Story

Weathersafe has a long, proud history beginning as WA Young over 60 years ago. Initially offering canvas and textile fabrication services, Weathersafe expanded into steel fabrication during the 1980’s.

Weathersafe is South Australia’s largest and most experienced company in the design, construction, installation and maintenance of outdoor shade structures.

Our product range extends from domestic awnings and shade structures to commercial structures comprising complex architectural membranes, large car park shade structures, playground shades and sails.

We provide a custom designed, engineered and installed shade structure to meet the individual needs of our clients.

Weathersafe introduced to our range the Hire Shade┬Ł providing short to medium term hire of large scale shade structures for major events and public spaces. Our client base spans the construction, education, architectural, event, and government sectors.

Our people include the most experienced industry specialists encompassing design, engineering, and project management. Make Weathersafe your number one choice for protection against Australia’s harsh climate.


To be the leading supplier of custom-designed, fixed and automated outdoor structures throughout Australia in 1 to 2 years.



– Loyalty and commitment to the needs of our partners
– Innovation, creativity, and passion for possibilities
– Project ownership and pride
– Having fun whilst creating something great