Nova Shades has been providing high-quality commercial shade structures to schools and businesses since 2005.

Nova Shades canopies are ideal for creating covered areas over tennis and netball courts, playgrounds, eating areas, courtyard, walkways and carparks. Our structures offer protection for your students, employees, customers, equipment and cars, from both the summer sun and the wet weather. And they are an extremely cost-effective way to expand your existing facilities.

As well as offering year-round protection, the dramatic colours and architectural aesthetics of our canopies can add a stylish, modern look to your property. All Nova Shades structures are custom designed and fabricated by our industry-leading architects and engineers. In addition, we source the highest quality materials in order to meet New Zealand’s specific environmental conditions.

From small, one-off projects through to large-scale million dollar contracts, we strive to deliver beyond your expectations.


  • “We have engaged the Nova Shades Ltd Team on many occasions to supply minor structures and large structures (cover over 2 netball courts) for our Primary School, 10 in total. Their workmanship is impeccable and so professional. Structures have been built promptly when materials are ready and all personnel are friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I must also commend Heath, whose suggestions have been more than helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending Nova Shades Ltd for sun shelters."

    Shirley Maihi
    Principal, Finlayson Park School
  • “Please extend my thanks and gratitude to the Nova Shades Team. The recently installed awning has already proven itself most useful at Small Miracles preschool. The awning is well designed and constructed. I found your company's service professional, prompt and conscientious. I can recommend Nova Shades products and the services of Mr Walbridge with confidence.”

    Grant Matthews
    St Heliers Church & Community Centre
  • "Nova Shades constructed a large canopy over our Senior Adventure Playground. The structure was well designed, engineered and constructed. I was suitably impressed with Nova Shades professional approach. I have no hesitation in recommending Nova Shades Limited.”

    Bill Barker
    Principal, Grey Lynn School
  • "Nova Shades Limited constructed a large outdoor sports canopy on site at Tirimoana Primary School. The facility has been a huge asset to the school and is well used by children and staff. In fact we wonder how we ever managed without it! The sports canopy is well constructed and has met all our expectations. I can recommend with confidence the services of Nova Shade Limited, and of their sports canopy product. At all times the company was responsive to our needs. The Sales and Operations Manager, Heath Walbridge, was consistently patient, understanding and willing to communicate with us in order to complete the project to our requirements. I found Heath to be consistently professional and respectful of us as the client.”

    Peter Kaiser, Principal
    Tirimoana Primary School
  • "We are very impressed with the final product which has created multiple options for our school. The space is used for assemblies, PE, large group activities such as dancing and kapa haka, as well as our central eating space. The workmanship around the structure has been first-rate and communication for the installation excellent. I can certainly recommend the Nova Shade product; they have provided an outstanding asset to our school community."

    Andrea Clark
    Principal, Kaukapakapa School
  • "The canopy looks fantastic, so thank you to your Team for struggling through on Saturday to complete this. The canopy will make a significant difference for our operational Team."

    Edward Creedy
  • "I see the covered walkways have been completed and I would just like to thank you for getting this done. They look fantastic and with the rain we are having they are doing an excellent job of providing protection and a dry area in front of the classrooms. Many thanks."

    Keith Tetzlaff
    Principal, Papakura Central School
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