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At Shade Systems we empower our
customer to better utilise their outside
spaces - come rain or shine
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Slide Max | Shade Systems NZ Our Team New Zealand's Shade, Shelter and Fabric structure
Trusted Shade and Shelter
Our team includes diverse experience,
expertise and practicalityin this specialty
industry of tensile fabric architecture.
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Success through
with Client
We prefer a collaborative approach
engaging our different teams
and our client to ensure
we can deliver your dream.
Slide Ormiston | Shade Systems NZ Our Process New Zealand's Shade, Shelter and Fabric structure
Concepts and
Ideas through
to Reality
Our depth of internal resource
means we can offer a coordinated
‘turnkey’ delivery within-house –
from design through to completion.


Cola Canopy | Shade Systems NZ

Our Covered Outdoor Learning Areas provide shade for schools with multiple functions and expand what your school can do.

Star Shade Logo | Shade Systems NZ

Our Star Structures are a large contemporary shade alternative to the classic umbrella.  They are a stunning addition to any area, including covered playgrounds and school lunch areas.

Hip Shade Logo | Shade Systems NZ

Shade Systems Hip Shades provide continuous shade, generous headroom, advanced durability and stylish function all in one.

When you need stylish, affordable and long-lasting protection from the sun’s harmful rays, don’t look any further than Shade Sails by Shade Systems.

Sola Gola Logo | Shade Systems NZ

No product ticks all the boxes quite like a Sola Gola canopy. Sola Golas are traditional, practical, functional and stylish as well as cost-effective.

Tensile membrane structures take shade coverings and translate them into a whole new level of architecture.

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A new approach to funding
COLA projects

Manurewa Intermediate Schoolalready had a large multi-sport astro-turf area. The teachers found that their
students didn’t want to play on the turf during hot weather as the surface became too hot. So they decided to
research solutions for this issue and found the COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area) concept.

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Shade 24/7. We’ve got your covered.

Shade Systems is a family owned, NZ company who 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.

Our Guarantee

We are passionate about producing shade and shelter solutions of the very highest quality. That’s why we manufacture all our components here in New Zealand – to withstand the NZ climate. We guarantee exceptional performance and structures that will stand the test of time.

Read our Story

Slide “What's amazing about having this resource for our kids is that they can use it 24/7. They can use it in the pouring rain and searing heat, and that’s going to be an amazing ability for them to be able to do sports in here." Iain Taylor, Principal - Manurewa Intermediate School, Auckland Slide "We chose Shade Systems because of their reputation and they also had experience in the area. The process was wonderful, they fitted it into a 2 week holiday time-frame "
Catherine Rivers - Principal, St Mark's Catholic School, Auckland
Slide "Everything was spelled out really clearly around contracts and pricing and how we go about it.
We went from a concrete strip here with nothing, to a roof, turf within a week. It was so easy working with Shade Systems."
Matt Tilley, Deputy Principal - Raroa Normal Intermediate, Wellington
Slide ""It literally went up in three days. They spent a week drilling and then craned in the steel and put it up. Shade Systems have been really good to work with. The COLA has completely transformed the asphalt area." Martin Hett, Principal - Raumati South School Slide "The feedback has been amazing, our kids love it (the COLA), they're out here every morning, after school. Our teachers are using it for PE, for dance.
After school, families are using it. So the whole idea, is community use - we want our families to use it after school and the weekends."
Zane Wilson, Principal - Stanhope Road School, Auckland
Slide “The Shore Action team have delivered shade sails over many local playgrounds. We understand that not only is melanoma a massive risk, but playground equipment is often too hot to play on. Thanks to the amazing team from Shade Systems NZ​ who installed these."
John Gillon, Chairperson - Kaipatiki Local Board, Auckland
Slide “It has been amazing to watch the structure process take place and the students have been fortunate to watch this process as well as have their curiosities and many questions answered by your team." Carla Veldman, Principal - Pinehill School, Auckland