Cocklebay School

Cockle Bay School - "How Fast Are You?"

That's the question that was put to our head salesman during a presentation to the Cockle Bay School Board of Trustees chairman and the principal of the school, Graeme Lomas
AUT Mish

Shade Systems love a challenge!

Among these was the Millennium Institute of Sport and Health in North Shore City. Click to read how we rose to meet it.
Kauri Coast Pool

Kauri Coast Pool

An inspiration to other pools across New Zealand.
Pukekohe Netball Centre

"I think it’s fantastic... offers so many more opportunities for our centre. It looks great, we are loving it.’’ 

Executive Member - Kat West

Rotorua Lakes High School

"It has provided us with a much used space...

... where teachers appreciate shade and shelter from the elements."

Lilian Gilbert - Executive Officer

Te Atatu Intermediate

"I cannot recommend Shade Systems highly enough...

They are lovely to work with, know their product, they won both the tenders so they are very competitive"

Noelle Fletcher - Principal

TKKM o Te Raki Paewhenua

A New Shade System for TKKM

Click to view more about this Auckland based installation.
Wellsford Primary School

Highly effective coverage and unique style

The play area is now a striking feature of the school and lends the whole area a bright and cheerful appearance.



Most people have a love of the outdoors, and given the chance, you’ll find us enjoying the fresh air at home, work and play.

At Shade Systems, we allow our customers to utilise their outside spaces, come rain or shine.

With over 60 years of industrial fabrics expertise in tensile membrane structures, our aim is simple; to protect the wellbeing of current and future

generations by providing our customers with long lasting, great looking shade solutions.

Designed to protect everyone from the elements, our shade systems provide plenty of headroom and minimal framework, allowing a sense of openness undercover.

Shade Systems offers design, manufacturing, installation and servicing, with a huge range of innovative products, custom-made to suit commercial requirements.

If you need cover, give us a call on 0800 166 722.

Latest Projects

Have you got courts that need covering? Take a look at some recent COLA’s Shade Systems designed, fabricated and installed…

Bucklands Beach Intermediate
September 1, 2017

By now, a lot of schools in the area would have heard about the latest asset at Bucklands Beach Intermediate […]

New Lynn Bowling Club
January 24, 2017

Shade Systems has recently completed New Zealand’s first covered outdoor bowling green, located in New Lynn Auckland. This project is the […]

Rainbows End Theme Park
December 16, 2016

A town with a roof The latest addition to Rainbows End Theme Park is AA Drivers Town, it opened on […]

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Cover For Generations

Shade Systems is New Zealand’s largest and most innovative supplier of custom-made commercial shade and weather protection structures. Operating from a purpose-built manufacturing plant, we offer our clients an end-to-end service, from design and manufacture, through to installation and servicing.

Our aim is simple; to protect the well-being of current and future generations by providing our customers with long lasting, great looking shade structures. We aim to help protect our customers whatever the weather – both now and in the future, while enhancing and improving the appearance of their outdoor spaces.

Why We Care

It is well-known that high numbers of New Zealanders suffer skin cancer because of harmful UV rays from the sun. Our shade structures offer protection from these rays, keeping New Zealanders more sun safe.

Looking ahead, our vision is to help  improve and enhance the health and quality of our customers’ lives through using our shade structures.

Do you have an area requiring shade? We have the solution! Check out our Shade Structures range below.

Cola Canopies
  • Sports Courts
  • Outdoor Gyms
  • Arts and Drama
Shade Sails
  • Playgrounds
  • Eating Areas
  • Residential
Star Structures
  • Playgrounds
  • Eating Areas
  • Swimming Pools
Hip Roof Shade
  • Adventure Playgrounds
  • Outdoor Gyms
Car Park Shade
  • Shopping/Retail
  • Promenades
  • Staff Parking
Tensile Membrane
  • Playgrounds
  • Eating Areas
  • Building Fronts
Covered Walkways
  • Parking Lots
  • Education
  • Public Areas
Solar Shield
  • Building Fronts
  • Eating Areas
  • Sports Courts
Wave Shade
  • Restaurants
  • Eating Areas
  • Swimming Pools
  • Building Fronts
  • Architectural
  • Branding