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Bring people in your community together through the creation of safe, clever, and highly enjoyable outdoor shade spaces.

Shade sails and structures make the most of your community space by providing safe areas for play and leisure. With high UV protection, families can gather and muck about in the outdoors with confidence.

If you build it, they will come – but we understand that in the eyes of the community a shared space must tick the boxes. Drawing from our 20+ years’ experience in shade sails and structures in the public domain, we’ll help you to ensure the result becomes a loved destination in the community.

Find your local expert


At Sunshade, our speciality in shades + screens means we bring focused, innovative solutions to the table. If you have an existing design in mind, we can work with you on that, or we can help you start a plan from the ground up.

Perhaps it’s adding café blinds at your hospitality business, creating the perfect al fresco umbrella dining experience, or cleverly incorporating sail shade to maximise your space. Whatever your vision we have the expertise to develop an attractive and practical result.

  • Shade Sails for parks and playgrounds, marae, meeting places and picnic areas.
  • Custom Shade for swimming pools, spectator seating areas and outdoor exercise hubs.
  • Waterproof Shade Structures to keep the events rolling on those rainy days – this could be a tensioned PVC canopy on your existing structure, or on an aluminium frame that we can fabricate.
  • Choose from a variety of modern and classic colours and aesthetics, including performance PVC with the textural look of natural fibre, or shade cloth with a waterproof coating.
  • Covered walkways and fixed awnings for commercial buildings.

Using our CAD design process, we will help you visualise the space so you can bring your stakeholders in on the concept and enable a fully informed decision. 

We are also happy to work with your preferred designers and on-site contractors to help bring your project to life, on time and to spec.  


  • Extremely high UV protection for everyone’s reassurance and safety.
  • Custom-designed and fabricated here in NZ by our experienced team.
  • Durable strength in the elements, engineered for a lasting result.
  • Protect play equipment and other assets from UV degradation and burning heat.
  • Set and forget maintenance during the winter months to extend the life of the community’s investment.

Communities and organisations who have trusted us

Health & Safety

  • Our most popular shade sail cloth is independently certified up to 99% UV-R protection and at minimum our shade textiles will offer at least 50% UPF, so everyone under it can benefit with cooling respite from the sun.
  • Shade textiles are independently fire tested to AS/NZ 1530.2-1993 + offer excellent strength ratings due to their performance-focused design.
  • Certified and structurally engineered to provide you confidence in the structure no matter the season.
  • Because we have a strong focus on health & safety you can rest assured that we will install safely, follow the requirements of your own protocols, and carry out a full safety inspection. We are also happy to undertake inspections of your existing structures and provide remedies. 

View our Health & Safety Policy


  • We understand you may be working with a tight budget, which needs to be balanced with a lasting long-term solution.
  • Our costs will be clear up-front, so there are no unplanned surprises. If you need to fundraise, you’ll know just what your targets are, and can be confident in the numbers so you can budget accordingly. 
  • Your product will be made from certified materials that are selected because they last, so when you look back on the project, you can feel proud of your choice. 

Why work with Sunshade?

  • At Sunshade we are experts in identifying solutions that can help you cost-effectively upgrade your facilities and turn an exposed outdoor area into a favourite hang-out.
  • We have over 20 years’ experience in providing lasting, high quality protection from sun, wind, and rain, so we know what works.
  • We design and manufacture our outdoor shades here in New Zealand for our tough NZ conditions.
  • Our values include working with integrity and providing a seamless experience from woah to go, to ensure you a great result.

Learn more about our process and find product support.

We have been trusted by hundreds of schools, organisations and communities since the late 1990’s. Browse some of our work below and reach out with your questions.


Talk to your local shade + screen specialist today and let’s start bringing your project to life. We look forward to helping you create a lovable, lasting environment.