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


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

We love the outdoors, given the chance, you’ll find us enjoying 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. 

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

In addition, we offer design, manufacturing, installation and servicing. Complete project management by our dedicated team. All this includes a huge range of innovative 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…

Pt Chevalier School
March 1, 2017

The shape of the future Pt Chevalier School in Auckland is home to over 700 students. As the school roll has […]

New Lynn Bowling Club
January 24, 2017

Shade Systems have recently completed New Zealand’s first covered outdoor bowling green, located in New Lynn Auckland. New Lynn Bowls Club […]

Rainbows End Theme Park – AA Drivers Town canopy
January 11, 2017

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

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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