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New Zealand Sunshades and Other Weather Protection

Why choose 0800 Sunshade? We go straight to the source and talk shade with our customers.

According to the Cancer Society in their Guidelines for Shade Planning and Design, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in New Zealand with nearly 20,000 people developing new skin cancers each year. You will notice, as you enjoy the great outdoors New Zealand offers, that many outdoor venues still lack adequate shade. Kindy Associations, Daycares and Primary Schools are jumping on board the sun smart initiative and Intermediate and High Schools are starting to follow.

The reason for requiring shade at any education facility is the same – protect the people who are using the space from harmful UV rays as excessive exposure to the sun at a younger age is one of the major causes of skin cancer 0800 Sunshade have one of the best shade fabrics, Z16, which reduces the UV rays better than most shade sail fabrics across the country.

This month we interviewed three of our shade sail customers, Arthur Miller School in Taradale, Claudelands Kindy in the Waikato and Faunau Pasifika Kindergarten in Levin to find out why they chose the products they did and what made them decide to go with 0800 Sunshade.

There are many reasons people choose 0800 Sunshade but the three that stick out are:
1. Reputation
2. Service
3. Quality

“We have a long history of working with Mark Hannan,” said Jo from Arthur Miller School, referring to 0800 Sunshade Hawke’s Bay licensee. “We have been very satisfied with the finished product and the service he provides.” Arthur Miller School now have a number of areas that have sunshades and the children love using the shaded area at morning teas and lunch times. Recently the parents made a decking area that gets used for performances. “Having the shade makes these areas useable all hours of the day. Because we don’t have a lot of trees, we really rely on the shade sails to keep our outdoor play and learning areas cool, ” Jo said.


Centre Manager of Claudelands Kindergarten, Kirsty Burridge Amyes said, “Don Buchanan (0800 Sunshade’s Waikato licensee) has always come out quickly to provide a quote for work that we have wanted.” Claudelands wanted a new sunshade for their new playground and they wanted to enclose their deck. 0800 Sunshade was chosen because of the work that has been done across the Kindergarten organisation. They were impressed by the service as well. “Don came in after hours and on the weekend to work around the children. He also came in after fitting our blinds to ensure we knew how to use them to maximize their life span,” said Kirsty.


Claudelands chose to have Ziptrak Outdoor screens installed to provide security but still maintain the view outside their centre. These blinds can be opened quickly and easily to open up the space during summer. A double sunshade was installed in our toddlers area as well as shade over the swing sets. “Don provides a take-down-and-store service during the winter to maximise the life of our shade cloths.”

Fanau Pasifika Kindy in Levin works closely with the Lower North Island 0800 Sunshade licensee, Canvasland. Head teacher Denise said, “We chose Canvasland because it is a local company with a good reputation for workmanship and knowledge of what is needed in a kindergarten play area.” Having the shade ensures children can play outside safely in the summer months.
The reality is that if you are going to be outside in the summer time, shade is a necessity. 0800 Sunshade offers products that create weather protection for all seasons.


Give your local licensee a call today for a complimentary measure and quote.

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