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What Products do we offer?

Making Shade offers a wide range of products. From Ziptrak & Outdoor Blinds, Awnings, Shade Sails and Pergola Shade - we have you covered. All our products are made with the highest quality materials and workmanship and we always strive to exceed your expectations.


Louvre Shade

Louvre Shade transforms your deck or patio and creates an all weather dining area. With remote control you can precisely adjust your louvres to control weather elements into your outdoor space. LED lighting, infrared heaters or outdoor blinds are easily installed.

Louvre Installed by Making Shade
Louvre Shade with LED Lighting

Outdoor Blinds

Ziptrak® Blinds use a unique guide system which ensures protection from all weather with ease of use. Gliding through slotted tracks, stopping at any position guarding against high winds and UV.


Gearbox Blinds fix only at the top and can be raised and lowered with a winder handle & gearbox system. An aluminium bottom bar provides wind resistance and ensures even tension.

Patio Blinds by Making Shade
Ziptrak Outdoor Blinds
Gearbox roller blinds
Gearbox Blinds with Clear PVC











Lateral Arm Awnings

The Fetuna Casette has a streamlined design where the fabric is fully enclosed away from the elements.

Retractable Awning
Fetuna Cassette Awning

The Horizon has a visible valance when retracted, adding a splash of colour and interest to the side of your place.

Retractable Awning
Horizon Awning

The Spring Arm is a great solution for window shading and interior privacy. Designed with interior climate control and solar protection in mind.


Outdoor Awning
Spring Arm Awning

Wave Shade

Through clever design you can retract the Wave Shade when you want sun and extend it to provide shade. Wave Shades are custom sized to ensure a perfect fit over any outdoor space. They are easy to install and operate and are available in a wide range of colours. Designed for ease of use you can choose either an integrated cord or pole retraction system.

Under Pergola Shade installed by Making Shade, Tauranga
Wave Shade

Shade Sails

Shade Sails are an economical and effective way to cool a large area, whether over a deck, spa pool or just protection over windows. We specialise in design, manufacturing and installation of your shade sail to the highest standards. Using high quality shade Sail cloth with high UV protection ratings for NZ conditions.

Shade Sail Installation in Bay of Plenty by Making Shade
Shade Sail

Omega Retractable Shade

Retractable pergola systems are a clever way to create an outdoor room and increase your living space. Operation is simple thanks to industry leading Somfy automation. The membrane skin is easily retracted or extended by remote control with options such as sun and wind or rain sensors. Components are manufactured from high grade aluminium and stainless steel.

Omega awning installed at Summer Hills Golf Club by Making Shade
Omega Retractable Awning

Under Pergola Shade

We manufacture and install Pergola shade solutions that are either permanent or retractable. We appreciate, sometimes winter sun is desirable, so we try to provide as many suitable options to meet your needs.

Roller Shade for under or over a pergola. Installed by Making Shade in Tauranga
Under/Over Pergola Shade

Motorhome Awnings

Designed to be strong and wind resistant, the Shademaker™ Awning is ideal for Motorhomes, Campervans, Buses and Caravans. It has no poles, giving you full head clearance.

Roller awning for Campervans, Motorhomes, RVs, Vans
Shademaker Awning

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