Protection from the sun is critical for all New Zealanders, especially our children.

Protect children and teachers from the elements with shade options to suit playgrounds and outdoor areas.  Specialising in the installation of canopies, awnings, and shade sails throughout Greater Auckland, the team at Total Cover have extensive experience in working with primary and secondary schools.

We can provide the most cost-effective shade for any area around your school.


Shade and Weather Awning Solutions for Schools

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 your kids, your team and you.


Retractable AwningsRetractable Awnings

Add to the usable area of your school classrooms with a Total Cover Shade and Shelter retractable awning. Whatever the size you require, we can custom design, manufacture and install an awning that will protect students from the harsh sun

Our range of retractable awnings are effortlessly folded away when not in use and can be automated for ease of use.

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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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pergola residential - SchoolsPergolas

Total Cover Shade and Shelter are pergola design and build experts specialising in:

  • Freestanding pergola awning
  • Attached to your school pergola awning
  • Flat roofed pergola awning
  • Pitched or gabled roof pergola awning

In fact, we can design and build a pergola awning that suits your needs and will match the existing look of your school and provide an extra teaching or play area.

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Wave Shade – for Pergola Livingwave shade 02 460 - Schools

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 will give shade to the kids when needed… it can also be rolled back to allow open views.

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

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crank handle drop screens - SchoolsDrop Screens, Fixed Panels and Curtains

At Total Cover, we can create more outdoor learning space with drop screens. With the choice of Ziptrak, crank screens or hand rolled, you can maximise the space that is currently affected by the wind and rain.

Check out our range.

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school shade sails - SchoolsShade Sails

Maximise your outdoor learning space with a Total Cover shade sail that makes it safe for children and teachers to be out in the sun. We provide shade sails, outdoor sails, sun shades, etc.

Shade sails do not have to be triangular or square. At Total Cover, we make sails in all shapes and sizes according to our clients’ needs. Also available in a variety of waterproof PVC membranes, Shade Sails can provide full protection from the sun and rain for all your outdoor activities.

Please note: we only install shade sails onto your existing posts on you commercial setting.

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Contact Total Cover Shade and Shelter about your Kindergarten or Preschool Shade Sail and Weather Protection needs