Up to 99% UV Protection
100% Waterproof Protection

Highly Experienced, Premium Design & Installation

Quality workmanship guaranteed for life

Up to 20 Year UV Degradation Guarantee

Motorised Options Available

We've Got You Covered

Whether you’re in need of some extra shade for those blistering hot days, or cover during heavy rain spells - our structures are the perfect solution for you.

For more than 25 years now, Shades Waikato have been installing a range of weather proof systems, including: sun shades, sails, screens, canopies, awnings and more!

Engineer and design certified - our shade structures provide comprehensive UV protection, are 100% waterproof - and virtually maintenance free!

Over the past 16 years, our shade sail structures have been extensively field tested and proven under New Zealand conditions with outstanding success. All Shades Waikato structures are engineer designed and certified, extremely stable in high wind conditions, rust resistant and virtually maintenance free.

Preferred installers of shade structures for the NZ Cancer Society
We’re also proud to be the preferred installer of shade structures for the New Zealand Cancer Society, and have been acknowledged by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects for our comprehensive installations.

Manufactured Using The Highest Quality Materials

  • High tensile, steel. – Galvanised & coated for a durable fade resistant surface.
  • Double stitched, PVC reinforced shade fabrics. PTFE thread (10 year warranty)
  • Marine grade, stainless steel fittings.
  • 10 to 20 year warranty for all steel work (conditions apply).
  • Warranty of up to 20 years against UV degradation.
Free on-site consultation, measure & quote
Initial CAD drawing & design review
We submit plans to Council (if required)
Your structure is manufactured to the approved design
Instalation by our experienced team

Our 5 step process makes getting a new shade sail, canopy or awning stress-free

Need some cover? Call now on 0800 881 631 or send us a message to request a FREE consultation.


Our Shade Structures Can Fit Any Of Your Requirements
Shades Waikato can design and build a wide range of custom made shade structures. This means you can design a unique structure to fit your allocated space.
As well as this, our heavy duty shade fabric is commercial grade - providing up to 99% protection from harmful UVB rays (the nasty ones that cause skin cancer), and our PVC range also 100% waterproof (a great hideout for rainy days).
All of our structures also come with a 10 year guarantee on any steel work, along with up to 20 years of guaranteed UV protection - So you can rest easy knowing your structures are guaranteed for years to come.

Council Permits? We Cover That Too!
If you’ve had shade structures installed on your property in the past - you probably know how much of a time consuming task getting council permits can be…
The good news is, here at Shades Waikato, we provide an end to end service - ensuring you don’t have to lift a finger!
This means, we apply for building permits on your behalf, take care of consent paperwork - as well as organising plans, drawings and site inspections - all at no extra cost!


Don’t Take Our Word For It! See What Our Clients Have to Say:

  • Melanie Berkers
    Shade Waikato provides quality products through the use of specified materials that meet the standards sought by the Cancer Society.
    Melanie Berkers
    Cancer Society of NZ Inc. Waikato/BOP
  • Allan and Dawn Metcalfe
    "Dawn and I commissioned Shade Waikato to erect a large sail for our conference centre. They arrived on time, kept us well informed of progress and stayed within budget. We are really pleased with the design, look and quality of the sail erected. It is a real feature and the area it is in has now become one of the more popular gathering spots at our centre. We would not hesitate in recommending Shades Waikato to any of their potential clients and would be happy to talk about our experience with them.
    Allan and Dawn Metcalfe
    Metcalfes Conference and Adventure Centre
  • Brian Diver – Principal
    Over the past ten years, Shades Waikato has constructed three large shade units on our school site. Their product has stood the test of time, is rugged, durable and attractive.
    Brian Diver – Principal
    Tauranga Intermediate School
  • Morrinsville Kindergarten
    Thank you to Shades Waikato for their great service and advice. The sun shades at the kindergarten look great and do a fantastic job at keeping the sun off the children in the hot summer months. We have had so many positive comments about the shades and there are a range of colour options too. We would highly recommend Shades Waikato to other centres.
    Morrinsville Kindergarten
    Morrinsville Kindergarten
  • Bob Moffitt
    Puketaha School installed a shade sail from Shades Waikato in 2007. We found Shades Waikato to be prompt and professional to deal with and we have been very pleased with the result.
    Bob Moffitt
    Principal Puketaha School

We’ve got you covered! Call now on 0800 881 631 or send us a message to request your FREE consultation