About Us

We are a family-owned, New Zealand 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. Thus we provide shade and shelter structures that also enhance the appearance of outdoor spaces.

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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 NZ summer sun or long wet winters. Our custom-designed fabric structures use a wide range of New Zealand manufactured materials that will ensure you get the most effective and aesthetic structure that will stand the test of time.

Furthermore, our shade sails and shade canopies are available in various designs, colours and sizes to provide the right fit for every client!

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 the installation of your shade structure. Our products include a huge line of innovative shading products, custom-made to suit clients and council requirements.

We also offer add-on optional extra’s such as lighting, PA systems, turf, fencing, seating, signage, pole wraps, drainage, landscaping – we do it all!

Our Mission

To provide safe, high-quality learning and outdoor environments through the flexible design and delivery of innovative shade systems.

Our Values

We are transparent in the way we communicate with others.

We always deliver on our promises.

We win as a team within our division and across the company.

We lead with high standards in our industry.

Continuous Improvement
We constantly strive to improve our teams, our processes and what we deliver to our clients.

Giving Back

Those we support and sponsor

Melanoma NZ

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OneSchool Global

Rapid Relief Team

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

Northland Rescue Helicopter Trust


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

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