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Experts in Shade Sails, Screens and Weather Protection for Schools and Childcare.

Your project is an important one: protecting our community’s tamariki from the harsh NZ weather. Let’s make your part as hassle-free as possible, with all the information your committee needs, and a helpful expert at your side every step of the way.

At Sunshade, our shade + screen specialists are experts in helping pre-schools, kindergartens, schools and kohangas. Together we’ll help you deliver a fantastic result everyone can be proud of.

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Reimagine your outdoor space

At Sunshade, we bring you innovative ideas for getting more use out of your outdoor areas. It might be extending the use of your decks with outdoor screens or making playgrounds enjoyable even on high UV summer days. Whatever your brief, we have the expertise to develop a solution that has both design aesthetics and practicality for everyone to use.

Using our comprehensive CAD design process, visualising your weather protection solution is made easy. You can be sure that when the job is done your protection will be exactly where you need and expect it to be.

Make a strong choice to benefit your school with Sunshade

  • Extremely high UV protection for everyone’s reassurance.
  • Strong weather protection solutions, engineered so you know it will last.
  • Custom-designed and fabricated by our experienced NZ team.
  • Set & forget maintenance during school holidays to extend the life of your investment.

Schools and Childcare Centres who have trusted us

Health & Safety

  • Not all shade cloth is created equal – and not all are certified. Material that protects children from sun doesn’t necessarily protect them from harmful UV rays, so choosing a product with a high UV rating is critical. All our shade textiles are independently UV rated to at least 50 UPF.
  • Fabrics are independently fire tested to AS/NZ 1530.2-1993 + offer
    superior strength ratings.
  • Certified structural engineers are used to give you confidence in
    every season.
  • At Sunshade we have a strong focus on health and safety. You can rely on the fact that we will install safely, and all installations will be fully inspected. 

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Meet your budget and the needs of your stakeholders

  • Creating outdoor weather protection can represent a big investment in the context of tight budgets: it is important to spend that money on a lasting long-term solution.
  • We make our costs clear up-front, so you don’t have any unexpected surprises. If you need to fundraise, you know exactly what your targets are, and you can be confident your budgets are not going to be exceeded.
  • Made from certified materials that are carefully selected because they last, so you can feel confident your children can play safe and will be protected for years to come.

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Why work with Sunshade?

  • We have 20+ years’ experience protecting organisations just like yours, so we’ve designed products, processes and service standards that work for you.
  • We collaborate with you to fit your needs and budget.
  • You’ll have one point of communication throughout the process, to keep things simple.
  • We ensure quality service and integrity, from design through to installation, to ensure you a great result.

Learn more about our process and find product support.

We have been trusted by hundreds of schools and education providers since the late 1990’s. Browse some of our work below.

Ready to get the ball rolling?

Talk to our local specialists in shade + screen today and let’s start reimagining how your education space can look and be enjoyed. The kids will come and go, but a Sunshade solution will last for years to come.