The team at Total Cover Shade & Shelter are often asked to consult and give advice to retirement villages and rest home management. These management teams know how important it is that their residents avoid the weather extremes of both summer and winter.


Shade and Weather Solutions for Retirement Villages

At Total Cover Shade and Shelter, we’re all about LISTENING to you. We’ll try to ensure you’ll end up with what you’re wanting, needing and even dreamed of for your area.

Our team at Total Cover have more than 20 years’ experience combined, and we aim to give you a ‘WoW’ experience every time.

We’re all about ‘saving lives’ by protecting you and your residents


Retractable Awnings

Whether it’s a small deck area or a large outdoor area such as an eating area or games area, we can custom design, manufacture and install Retractable Awnings to protect your residents from the harsh UV rays.

Our range of retractable awnings can come automated for complete ease of use. These are a great solution to shade you, it looks great and retracts back out of view.

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Screens, Fixed Panels and Curtains

A cold wind is not conducive to good health in the elderly. Whether it is in private living areas, or in communal areas, a stylish, and well-designed and manufactured drop screen or blinds can make all the difference.

Total Cover Shade and Shelter design, manufacture and install screens and fixed panels that will create a cosy space on even the windiest evening. And, when the sun comes out again, our drop-down curtains and screens are easily rolled up out of the way. We can use sun mesh to block out the sun to protect your residents from the harsh UV rays or they come in Clear PVC for medium wind and rain protection. You can also have automated screens for complete ease of use.

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Fixed Frame Awnings & Canopies

Many retirement villages and rest homes have deck areas that would benefit from a more permanent weather shelter or shade structure. For a strong and robust roof for the outdoor spaces around your rest home or retirement village, you can’t go past a fixed frame canopy or Tensioned Membrane Structure with either heavy duty PVC or polycarbonate roofing. A Total Cover Shade and Shelter canopy provides additional outdoor living space with protection from the rain and harsh UV rays. Add screens to create an outdoor room that can be enjoyed year round.

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Retractable Pergola RoofsRetractable Pergola Roofs

For our most upmarket premium product look no further if you’re wanting protection but also an open space. At the push of a button, you can do just that. The Omega retractable pergola roof is state of the art European technology and even comes with full LED lighting.

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Wave Shade – for Pergola Living

The Wave Shade is the ideal solution to your existing timber pergola or as a complete structure from Total Cover Shade and Shelter. It looks styly and even a bit romantic while doing the job of protecting you.

We use high-grade sunshade mesh and stainless steel fixings. It is manually operated.

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Contact Total Cover about your Retirement Village and Rest Home Shade and Weather Proofing needs.