0800 Sunshade to Donate To Your Local Cancer Society

August 9, 2016

According to a recent study, melanoma rates in New Zealand are on the rise peaking at about 51 cases per 100,000 people from 26 cases per 100,000 people nearly 35 years ago. Melanoma is one of the most preventable skin cancers. Proper UV protection... Read more

Best Health & Safety Practices When Installing Shade Sails

May 26, 2016

There has been a lot of talk around the new Health and Safety Reform Bill that went into effect on 4th April 2015. One school in the Wairarapa has temporarily banned climbing trees until there is certainty regarding the new act. Schools are... Read more

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

Service & Maintain Your Shade Sails

June 28, 2016

Along with the wet that most of us have experienced this week, there is also a chill in the air across the country which has a resemblance of winter. Now is the time to be thinking about protecting your investment with 0800 Sunshade’s shade sail... Read more

Are Your Students Getting Enough Sun Protection?

May 31, 2016

Most people in New Zealand are very aware of UV rays and how they can effect our health. The Ultraviolet Index describes the level of solar UVR at the Earth’s surface and ranges from 1-11+. The higher the UVI, the greater risk you have to damage... Read more

Benefits of Outdoor Screens in New Zealand

May 23, 2016

With winter approaching, would your business benefit from offering a cosy outdoor seating area this year? Outdoor screens are a great solution to keep your patrons dry and warm this winter. Here are just a few benefits of outdoor screens... 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