Our Story

Leading the way since 1850

6 generations of experience is what sets us apart. In 1850 Thomas Vann began the tradition in Birmingham, England and ever since the Vann family has been dedicated to manufacturing high quality external shade and weather protection products for their customers. Four generations (over 100 years) have been directly involved in servicing the Brisbane market. 

Vanguard history - images & advertisements


Where we are now

Today, we are an industry leader in high-end outdoor protection products for Brisbane and Sydney. We manufacture and sell over 30 types of products with multiple configurations available of each. Our extensive range allows us to offer clients a single supplier option for their projects  – simple, cost effective and guaranteed.




Head Office & Showroom: 117 – 119 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley
Factory: 110 Delta Street, Geebung
Phone: (07) 3852 2999 | VISIT SHOWROOM


Office: 53 Barry Avenue, Mortdale
Phone: (02) 9584 1905

What we offer

  • Large range of privacy, sun & weather protection products.
  • Suitable for commercial, hospitality & residential applications.
  • Extensive knowledge & proven history within the industry.
  • In-house design, engineering & project management services.
  • Installation by specially trained Vanguard technicians.
  • 5 year manufacturers warranty on all products.

Our product range

Service areas

Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Sydney.

Premium partners

We proudly import, manufacture and sell products from our premium partners.

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