How to ensure you have a shade sail that will last

September 28, 2015

Shade sails have been used for a variety of purposes – schools, businesses, clubs, and even homes. But the overall benefit to each of these groups is always the same – provide protection from the sun. This is why it is important that you... Read more

Four Tips to Create a Safe Shaded Area

November 20, 2015

Whether you run a pre-school, kindergarten, school or Kohanga, your need is universal; to protect your children from the weather. Now that summer is just about here, it is time to ensure their safety in the sun. Here are a few tips to create a safer... Read more

3D conceptual drawings enable quick decisions

November 19, 2015

All 0800 Sunshade Licensees use a 3D CAD programme to illustrate the area where your shade sail or structure will be installed including where the shade will fall at different times of the year. Having this information helps the customer visualise... Read more

From Sunhats to Shade Sails – How are you protecting New Zealand’s future generation?

October 11, 2015

Most New Zealand schools have adopted a policy of making it compulsory for children to wear sunhats during terms 1 & 4. There are four things to consider when choosing a sun hat: Brim size, material the hat is made out of , brim shape and... Read more

Protect patrons from wind and rain

September 24, 2015

Bad weather typically drives down traffic and sales for hospitality businesses. While it is impossible to control the weather, offering incentives to get customers in the door when the skies are gray. New Zealand has been experiencing some very... Read more

Is your Sunshade Delivering on its Promise?

August 31, 2015

Yes, believe it or not…Tomorrow marks the first day of SPRING! And with it comes the intensifying of the sun’s rays and the need for us to start protecting ourselves and those in our care. While many schools, preschools, Te Kohanga Reo’s... Read more

Extra Large Pole Pad Giveaway

August 26, 2015

What would you do with this cover? We have an extra large zipped pole pad to give away. Is there somewhere on the playground your kids are getting hurt that isn’t protected? Comment on the post on our Facebook page with a great practical... Read more

What does it mean to be Sunsmart?

August 19, 2015

New Zealand has some of the strongest levels of UV radiation in the world as well as one of the highest rates of melanoma skin cancer. Now we could all just stay inside to stay protected, but who wants to do that when there is fresh air, beautiful... Read more

0800 Sunshade Goes Social

August 5, 2015

0800 Sunshade has just taken a leap into the social media world with a Facebook page. We invite you to like our page and share any pictures of our installs with us. We look forward to sharing unique projects with you as well as running a few... Read more

Buy one Pole Pad, Get one Free

July 20, 2015

From now until 31 October, 2015  when you purchase and have a Shade Sail installed, you will get two pole pads for the price of one. Already have a shade sail but need some padding for posts on the playground? Buy 3 pads and get 1 Free. Available... Read more