Providing a more pleasant environment for pupils

School & Kindergarten

Outdoor Canopy Solutions

Smart solutions for very special places

Fresco have been custom designing canopies and side screens for the education market for many years. Our experience and commitment to quality allows us to provide staff and students alike with with the very smartest outdoor solutions, whatever your needs.

Our one stop design and installation service make it easy.

Shade & Shelter

Create extra covered space for a more comfortable environment in a cost effective way

Shade around swimming pools

Provide a shaded pool side area.

Shelter for pick up & drop off zones

Provide a covered area for students waiting for the bus or parents.

Create outdoor play areas

Use outdoor courts, sandpits & playgrounds in all weather conditions

Shelter for tuck shops

Keep students dry & out of the sun when waiting in line

Covered walkways

Link buildings & create central meeting areas

Custom designed spaces

Our experienced designers are used to dealing with a wide variety of situations. We will take your brief and come up with the best design for you, from canopies to louvres, side screens and doors, our design team will rise to any challenge.

We can create immediate solutions, but also design modular plans to suit your budget – add on to your shade structure as budget permits. Fresco Products are proudly designed and make in NZ. Canopies can be attached to your building or free standing (e.g. over a play area or pool). View our canopy styles page for examples.

Climate Control

New Zealand’s harsh weather can create challenges for schools and kindergartens, making life unpleasant with the frequently changing conditions. Fresco know the frustrations, and have designed our product to help.

  • Cut down the glare, but allow natural light in
  • Reduce heat in summer while allow winter sun to filter through
  • Cut out the UV. Our top quality PCV, imported from France, cuts out 99% of UV rays – ideal for shade schools
  • Create dry sheltered areas sudents and teachers will love
  • Cover the pool or play area for maximum use regardless of the weather
  • Plan activities outside – safe in the knowledge the weather can’t interupt

Strength with Style

  • Optional side screens and doors to create outdoor classrooms
  • Robust NZ steel, which is galvanised and powder coated to match your building
  • Certified by an industrial enginner, our canopies are built to last
  • Tough, translucent architectural strength PVC, imported from France and used around the world for outdoor structures
  • This fabric is tightly tensioned onto the frame, meaning it won’t move around in the wind, even under extreme conditions
  • Frame and roof carry up to a 10 year warranty

Outdoor play areas your students can use all year round, in all weather

Fresco’s outdoor curtain solutions are ideal for wet and windy days when extra space is needed.

What our happy kindergarten & school customers have to say

“Thanks everyone for our Fresco Shade, we are thrilled with it, it looks fantastic. The whole process was stress free and indeed a pleasure, from the time Russell came out right through to installation by Steve and Julian. I have and will continue to recommend your product and service to all.”

Chris and Pete Henry

“We are pleased we chose the fabric roofing as it is cool to sit under and has not affected light filtration to our lounge. We are thrilled with the end result, and are using the deck even now, being May.”

Lois and Alf Sharp

“We are glad we went with you in the end. We did some serious research and compared the players in the market. Even though there were cheaper options around, the design, the quality of the fabric, and your professionalism convinced us in the end. Thank you very much.”

Girard de Soucanton

“We have found our whole ' fresco shades experience' to be such a positive one. From the people and their friendliness, professionalism, knowledge and advice, to the beautiful superior finished product. It is by far one of the best and easiest decisions we have made to add value, function and beauty to our home. Thank you again to all the team!”

Brenda and Vince Nola

View our Award winning school & kindergarten canopy case studies

Torbay Kindergarten Canopy Case Study

Torbay Kindergarten Canopy Case Study

Te Ara Kindergarten Canopy Case Study

Te Ara Kindergarten Canopy Case Study

Silverdale Kindergarten Awning Case Study

Silverdale Kindergarten Awning Case Study

SDA Hamilton School Awning

SDA Hamilton School Awning