Solar Shading Systems


Founded in 2006 by Mark Barnard, the Owner and Managing Director of Contrasol, the company has steadily grown each year, with Mark building a team that embraces his passion for design and bespoke solutions. As a design engineer by trade he has stayed true to his objective, by ensuring the design of systems is core to the proactive approach of project delivery, from initial enquiry through to final installation.

From the outset Contrasol’s objective has been to provide a professional level of service to its customers. And even before entering the contracting business it recognised the increasing technical demands being placed on solar shading specialists by the drive for better construction.

Contrasol set out to meet this challenge by placing its main focus on the design resources needed to address the market’s developing requirements for sophisticated structural, thermal and solar performance. As a result, Contrasol has come to be one of the few solar shading specialists that can properly unite these various specifications into an integrated, value engineered design. This ability makes the Company an essential member of the design team on any project. Contrasol is particularly well placed to tackle complex and innovative projects on a Nationwide basis, from either of its regional offices.

Contrasol has grown and developed over the years, to become a dynamic, honest, pro active and client driven company.  Resisting the temptation to expand too rapidly the company has nonetheless grown annually at impressive rates, largely on the strength of repeat business from established customers. Turnover has grown similarly and Contrasol has been profitable in every one of its trading years.

The companies increasing product range includes, Solar Shading solutions for fixed or motorised brise soleil, louvres, and sliding shutters all available in both aluminium and glass.

Contrasol was started in 2006 by Mark Barnard and as the Owner and Managing Director of Contrasol, he has steadily grown the company every year building a team that embrace his passion for design and bespoke solutions.

Today, the pressure for sustainable development has increased in priority around the globe. Environmental and ecological factors will, in future, have an equal priority in influencing new products and process development.

It is the policy of Contrasol Ltd to fully comply with both the letter and intent of all applicable HSEQ legislation. The greatest importance is attached to the safety of our employees and other people who may be affected by our activities.