Conjoined canopies create year-round outdoor play space

October 1st, 2023

A preschool now can make the most of its space after Fresco Shades replaced some old shade sails with conjoined canopies on the school’s L-shaped deck. Children get to play and learn outside even on rainy days. “We have come across some complicated designs before, but none quite this quirky. To say it was a challenge […]

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Outdoor canopy build is true collaboration

June 1st, 2022

A seemingly simple job can sometimes create many challenges but still result in a great finished project. A case in point is the canopy built for a homeowner’s outdoor space by Fresco Shades, of Auckland, New Zealand. The homeowner had provided a CAD drawing of the desired space and even visited the designer’s office to discuss […]

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2018 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence winners

January 1st, 2019

Twelve projects were recognized as winners of the 2018 Awards for Excellence competition hosted by The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ). The Awards for Excellence offers OFPANZ members a chance to showcase design excellence, technical skills and innovation to other members and the industry. Entries are judged by appearance/workmanship, complexity, design/innovation, and […]

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New Zealand day care gets a new shade canopy

May 1st, 2017

The tradition of childcare facilities in New Zealand goes back a fair number of years, in fact to the 1880s. In Auckland, there are a number of childcare operations that, although not from the 19th century, do claim a history dated to the early 1950s. Case in point is the Torbay Kindergarten, a branch facility […]

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