"We now have community coming in before school and teaching students basketball skills, strengthening our community ties. The covered in area is well utilised during the day and is used for a variety of learning contexts."
“Putting in NZ’s first and only crochet net by Japanese Artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam meant we were faced with a challenge on how to create an attractive and efficient shade system. Shade Systems ideas and flexibility, were just what we needed to make this an outstanding feature in our Urban landscape”
"I would like to pass on to Shade Systems my thanks for the professional committed manner in which you have worked with me and the school to deliver a high quality product."
"The construction went smoothly as the team were very skilled in this area. We would have no hesitation in recommending Shade Systems to any schools or property developers, the children and the community just love it (the COLA)."
"We are very pleased with the service and product that Shade Systems has provided for our school. A lot of effort was put into designing the best cover for us and the installation was efficient, sound and effective."
"It’s certainly made my job a lot easier because I’m out there every day. It’s been absolutely fantastic – brilliant in the wintertime, but it was also really useful in the summer when it was too hot out on the field."
“I think it’s fantastic, it offers so many more opportunities for our centre. It looks great, we are loving it.’’
"As you can see it's (the COLA) going to be fully utilised in the summer and the winter."
“We would definitely recommend Shade Systems to anyone as they actually listen to your ideas, are very friendly and professional from start to finish and when they say “the job will be done by…..”, that is when the job is done."
"The finished outcome more than exceeded our expectations. Everything was of high quality and what really impressed us was the tremendous work ethic of the workers."
"Their knowledge of the requirements for the complexities of working in Schools and the design and installation of optimal and economic shade structures is admirable."
"The construction process itself was very well-managed, and as a result the COLA structure just fits so well."
"There are 4 words to describe our outdoor classroom; our amazing canopy. It is truly fabulous! "
"The construction of the structure went very well and the Shade Systems team have been great to work with from concept through to completion”
"We happily recommend Shade Systems as an innovative and progressive company to work with, who understood our requirements from the outset and delivered exactly as their proposal, on time and as per quotation."
"We had some specific requirements... shelter from rain on the staircases, as well as sun protection for seating under the shades. Matt was very approachable and worked in well with the existing contractors who were on site, to get the shades installed. I would not hesitate to recommend Shade Systems and Manurewa High School would definitely be using them in the future."
"The quality of workmanship is second to none, their attention to detail and the care that they take in what they do is fantastic! We are very proud of our new canopy and have had much positive feedback from staff and community."
"We have always been completely satisfied with their work and have always found their ideas innovative and their advice trustworthy."
"Shade Systems adhered to our requirements regarding access and time of installation. It was a pleasure working with the Sales Consultants and Technicians and I would definitely recommend the company to other schools.”
"Shade Systems have consistently provided competitive pricing and a high quality product. The staff are skilled, providing expertise on the best design for the shelter we require, they are always friendly and helpful."
"Shade Systems a company no problem to have working on a very busy college site. The senior staff and construction staff bend over backwards to make the least impact on the daily running of the College.
The finished product a canopy over a multi turf sports surface has been in full daily use since completion."
"Once this (Court Canopy) was built, Crossfit wanted one as well."
“We were very impressed with the professionalism of Shade Systems. They assisted in providing design solutions for a unique installation, were timely and cost effective."
“Whats 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."
“Huge thanks for the wonderful ‘Ball Drop’ to celebrate the erection of our second Shade Systems Canopy. There was huge excitement and enjoyment of the ball drop and it was not only a highlight of the year but also in the 53-year history of the school."
"Our cloud looks AWESOME. A stunning achievement by your firm. Your team has been brilliant and made the installation for our school so easy. Thank you."
"The new large canopy supplied by Shade Systems provides a shaded/dry outdoor space for students in all weather... Working with Shade Systems team during construction was a pleasure as they understood the demands of the school system and worked with us to minimise disruption."
"The design is fantastic and functional, the product is ideal, the service was excellent and the team worked around the clock to maintain deadlines - the overall experience was superb – I highly recommend Shade Systems to anyone.”
"Just wanted to touch base and say how great the sails look. Was at school this evening so had a chance to check them out and from every angle they are fabulous and just in time for the hot weather we are having, so thanks for pushing that along before originally expected. Was a pleasure dealing with you during the initial consultation, so thank you for all your time and effort."
"Already the canopy has sheltered the staff and students at Mayfield School on many occasions from inclement Auckland weather. We were very pleased to be under shelter for a recent visit by sports celebrities Ruben Wiki and Eroni Clarke."
"From the initial concept and client brief to the ongoing development of this product we have found Shade System excellent to deal with."
"I have always found Shade Systems personnel to be accommodating and professional in all dealings I have had with them. I am sure we will be utilising their services sometime again in the future."
"Shade Systems looked after the entire process seamlessly, from giving us photos of what it would look like so the Board could approve it, dealing with Council for consents and then getting on and building it. It was completed pretty quickly and painlessly and we love the new structure."
"Shade Systems staff were very professional and all documentation for the projects at our school were provided at completion.”
"It has provided us with a much used space where teachers appreciate shade and shelter from the elements. I would have no hesitation in recommending Shade Systems to anyone looking for a quality product."
"Shade Systems were great to work with and created an awesome covered area at Pt Chevalier School."
"Just a short note to say the canopy was unaffected by the storm despite trees at the school giving way left right and centre and the school closing for 2 days! All credit to your design and construction team! Thanks again."
"We meet on a regular basis throughout our project and they were always providing updates and work progression. The structure they have built at our school is fantastic and it's a big attraction from our community."
"Happy Steps Early Learning Centre would like to highly recommend Shade Systems... working with us to create a fantastic design that not only creates great shade for our children but also looks great!"
"Both jobs were fully managed by the Shades System team from design, consenting to installation and lighting ... Everything about the finished structures was beyond our expectations and every aspect from safety, functionality and look were expertly addressed."
"I would strongly recommend the COLA canopy and I think that Shade Systems gave us excellent advice! I would listen to everything they say and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them!"
"What a revelation having the shade installed has been for the school. The kids love it and spend so much time under there on both sunny and rainy days."
"Their design options show an ability to make the most of the requirements we have, and the workmanship we have always found to be of a high standard,and quality. Best of all, their endeavours to respond to the customer's needs are very evident."
"On behalf of St Dominic's I would like to say thank you for all the work you put in getting the sunshade up for us. It has been great seeing it up for summer. You were both (Luke and Tyron) very patient at every step."
“They look great, Nik and Aaron were great to work with, and were totally professional in their approach to the installation."
"I would definitely recommend Shade Systems to any individual ,company or government organisation. Their service and products are of a high standard and quality well-suited to the Cook Islands."
"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 and have provided us with exactly what we needed."