Shade Systems: New Zealand’s Shade, Shelter and Fabric Structure Specialists

At Shade Systems, we empower our customers to better utilize their outside spaces – come rain or shine.

We love the outdoors. Given the chance, you’ll find us enjoying the fresh air at home, work, school and play. Therefore, we know you need shade or shelter for protection from the harsh summer sun or long wet winters.

A family-owned company, with over 150 years combined experience in industrial fabrics and steel structures, our aim is simple: Create healthy spaces to protect and improve the well-being of current and future generations whatever the weather. We do this by providing them with shade and shelter structures that also enhance the appearance of their outdoor spaces. Our custom designed shade solutions and a wide range of materials will ensure you get the most effective and aesthetic shade shelter. Our shade sails and shade canopies are available in various designs, colours and sizes to provide the right fit for every client!

Designed to protect everyone from the elements, our fabric structure systems provide plenty of headroom and minimal framework. This allows a sense of openness undercover. Our shading structures are manufactured from the highest quality materials. Our shade sails and canopies offer the best technical protection from the elements that are available on the market today.

In addition, we offer design, manufacturing, installation and servicing of shade, shelter and fabric structures. Our dedicated team oversees the complete project management, from planning to installation of your shade structure. Our products include a huge line of innovative shading products, custom-made to suit council requirements.

If you need cover, give us a call on 0800 166 722, or Contact Us online.

Latest Projects

Have you got courts that need covering? Take a look at some of the recent COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area) projects Shade Systems designed, fabricated and installed…

St Mark’s Catholic School
October 31, 2018

St Mark’s School spent years saving for a school hall but could never reach the mark to make it happen. […]

Manurewa Intermediate School
June 30, 2018

The problem Manurewa Intermediate School already had a large multi-sport astro-turf area. The teachers found that their students didn’t want […]

Kristin School
April 30, 2018

Kristin School was looking to make their netball court area a more usable space. It wasn’t much use when the […]

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Shade Systems… 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 and shelter 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.

Shade Equals Safer Spaces

It is well-known that high numbers of New Zealanders suffer from Melanoma 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. We aim to do this by creating shade systems that our clients can use for generations and also through supporting Melanoma New Zealand, an organisation who research and develop ways to cure UV related skin cancers.

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
  • Courtyard Areas
Car Park Shade
  • Shopping/Retail
  • Promenades
  • Staff Parking
Tensile Membrane
  • Playgrounds
  • Eating Areas
  • Building Fronts
Covered Walkways
  • Parking Lots
  • Education
  • Public Areas
Sola Gola
  • Building Fronts
  • Eating Areas
  • Deck Areas
Wave Shade
  • Restaurants
  • Eating Areas
  • Swimming Pools
  • Building Fronts
  • Architectural
  • Branding