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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

Track- Guided Blind System – Easier, Faster, Stronger

April 11, 2016

For years we have installed manual roll-up clear and mesh blinds at schools and kindys across the country, however recently we have seen a switch from manual roll-up to a track-guided blind system. What is the appeal of Ziptrak® vs a manual... Read more

Does Your Playground Have Adequate Shade?

April 4, 2016

Concerns have been voiced across the country regarding the lack of shade on playgrounds. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world and, without taking action to protect our children, it is going to continue to rise. An... Read more

Seven Reasons why New Zealand Schools Need Shade Sails or Shade Structures

February 9, 2016

What a summer it has been so far. We have almost experienced all the seasons in the last couple of months. A fair bit of rain, mixed with some cooler temperatures along with scorchingly hot days. It will be interesting to see what the year will... Read more

Shade Sail vs Shade Structure

February 9, 2016

Shade can come in many forms. Some recent publications by the Ministry advocate for natural shade from trees over constructed shade. We love trees and the ambience they create and the additional light they let into an area over winter when the... Read more

On The Right Trak with Cafe Blinds

January 13, 2016

Clear or mesh cafe blinds give excellent protection from the weather. They are versatile and cost effective –  no need for additional council consent. And they can be rolled away when not required, creating an open air feel.  One option for... 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