Shade Sails  -  Commercial

Cool Shade

Shade sails are very popular forms of shade. Made in our workshop in Nelson, they are custom fitted and designed for individual needs. We make shade sails for Nelson, Motueka, Blenheim, Marlborough Golden Bay and the West Coast. We can also make and ship to anywhere in New Zealand - all we need from you are some standard measurements.

 

Winner of 2015 OFPANZ Award of Excellence for Shade Sails - Commercial

 

Also featured in the US-based Specialty Fabrics Magazine:

 

http://specialtyfabricsreview.com/2016/01/01/showing-off-the-showroom/

A series of shade sails attached to a pergola frame. The Vines, Marlborough
A series of shade sails attached to a pergola frame. The Vines, Marlborough

Specifically designed and engineered for your particular site and aesthetic requirements, our shade sails will provide you with many years of use, enjoyment and protection from both rain and the sun's harmful UV rays.

 

Shade sails are tensioned fabric membranes that, whilst functional, can be angled, overlapped, joined, shaped and twisted into a virtually limitless variety of soaring, sleek forms.

Whatever your shade requirements are, there is a shade sail for you: entertainment areas, playground, vehicle shade, restaurants and bars, swimming pools, sandpits, covered walkways and work areas.

Tahunanui Beach in Nelson, this shade sail covers stunning seating and landscaping.
Tahunanui Beach in Nelson, this shade sail covers stunning seating and landscaping.

Shade sails are made in a fabric that is manufactured especially for the purpose.  It is a polyethylene and, being loose woven, it is porous which helps to avoid water pooling in the sail.  The shade is recorded at 95% under the sail and the UV filtering effect is also recorded at 95%.  This also means that the colours in the fabric do not fade to any great extent.  The fabrics we recommend, have a limited manufacturers warranty for 10 years against any deterioration in the fabric structure.

 

Our tensioned shade sails are made with:

  • Reinforced corners with stainless steel rings
  • Stainless steel wire rope inside reinforced seams
  • Stainless steel tensioners and shackles
  • UV resistant thread

 

No project is too big or too small for our designs, most of which are based on suspended tension systems.

 

We donated a shade sail to the Nelson Cycle Trail - Enjoy the Shade!
We donated a shade sail to the Nelson Cycle Trail - Enjoy the Shade!

Nelson Cycle Trail Shade Sail


"Thank you and Transport and Marine Covers Ltd for providing this tremendous asset at the top viewing point of Tasman’s Great Taste Trail on Tasman View Road. The area and shade will be appreciated by the many people riding this route, especially during the next summer months when we expect a considerable growth in use with this Mapua to Motueka now complete."


Regards


Stuart Hughes

Tasman’s Great Taste Trail

Project Manager


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TM Covers Commercial Shade Sails Brochure
TM Covers Commerical Shade Sails A4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.7 MB
Linked Shade Sails, Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand
Linked Shade Sails, Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand

There are four different fabric choices - each of which have a different look and functionality:

 

Shade Cloth

Shade cloth is a HDPE fabric and, being loose woven, is porous which helps to avoid water pooling in the sail.  The shade is recorded at up to 95% under the sail and the UV filtering effect is recorded at up to 97% - shade and UV protection is different depending on colour choice.  The fabrics we recommend have a manufacturers limited warranty for 10 years against deterioration in the fabric structure. Some of the brands we carry are fire resistant.  If this is required by you, please ensure you enform us so we can point you towards those fabrics.

 

Waterproof Shade Cloth

Waterproof shade cloth is shade cloth which has a waterproof coating on the underside.  It looks from the top exactly like a traditional shade sail fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

Architectural PVC

Archtectural PVC fabric is waterproof.  It a heavier weight fabric and therefore needs a more robust support system to attach to. Architectural fabrics have a limited warranty of between three and five years although in reality, a much greater life is achieved given normal wear and tear.  Most of these fabrics are fire resistant - please advise us if this is required.

 

Outdoor Polyester Mesh

Outdoor Polyester Mesh is the same fabric we use for our outdoor blinds and is used for shade in a non-tensioned structure. This tends to be found in roll-out horizontal blinds which are rolled back in when not in use or on structures not requiring highly tensioned shade sails. Outdoor mesh has a limited warranty of between five and ten years depending on the fabric chosen.  UV blockout is up to 90%. Most of these fabrics are Fire Resistant - please advise us if this is required.

 

We use a UV resistant thread and all hardware associated with the tensioned sails and supplied by us is in stainless steel.

 

We stock Comshade, PolyFX, Rainbow Z16, and Extrablock shade cloth fabrics. In architectural PVC we stock Ferrari, Polystar F/R, AP1000, Contender Diamond 700 and Mehler. In outdoor mesh we stock Shade View, Sahara, Oasis, and Ferrari.  

 

No project is too big or too small for our designs, most of which are based on suspended tension systems.

 

Rutherford Hotel, Nelson
Rutherford Hotel, Nelson

All our shade sails are made in Nelson in our purpose-built factory. All steps, from design through to installation are controlled by us ensuring you get exactly what you want. Because we make it, we can ensure that the timeframe suits you.

Please click on the link below for powdercoating colours:

 

Talk to us now about how we can make a difference for you.

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Comshade Shade Sail Fabric Brochure
Comshade.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB
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Extrablock Shade Sail Fabric Information & Colour Swatches
Extrablock.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.6 MB
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Z16 Shade Cloth Fabric Color Swatch
Z16 Flyer 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.7 MB
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Diamond 700 Architectural PVC
Diamond-D700.pdf
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Mehler Architectural PVC
Mehler Valmex FR580S.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.0 MB
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Z16, DriZ & Extreme 32 Specifications
DriZ is a waterproof shade sail fabric.
Z16, DriZ & Extreme 32 Specs.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.2 MB

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Showroom and Factory

143 St Vincent Street

Nelson

New Zealand

 

Telephone 03 546 6809

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