We designed and developed this award winning product range ourselves, and we can custom make a shade to fit most situations. Our mission is to “Enhance customers’ lives by creating magic outdoor spaces, allowing Kiwis to enjoy their outside living all year long.” From the beginning our emphasis has been on innovation rather than replication, and our range of awnings and canopies now encompasses our unique “outdoor room” concept, as well as several other unique styles.
Making magical outside spaces
For over 20 years
Fresco was established in 1998. We are proudly NZ owned, and have been providing cover for homes, schools and businesses for many years.
What sets us apart from the rest
Our values are based on going the extra mile, and we can often provide a custom made solution where our competitors can’t. Our team includes designers and engineers, as well as some very agile installers! At Fresco Shades we make our own sturdy steel frames and components, and powder coat all metal in our own powder coating facility. We also have a showroom and a deck with various canopy options so that customers can experience the product and ‘try out’ the various types of curtains.
Our range of cafe curtains/side screens can be used to enclose the canopy as soon as the weather changes (every 10 minutes in Auckland!). Alongside the manual zip and roll curtains, we have our new Glidetrak system, which is very easy and effortless.
We take quality seriously, and use only the best architectural grade PVC fabric from France & Japan for the waterproof roofs of our canopies. Our clear PVC for side screens/curtains comes from Japan, and is a very high grade quality for maximum longevity.
We aim to provide an excellent product and great customer service. We get a real buzz out of seeing the difference our shades make to people’s lives.
Award Winning Canopies & Screens
Fresco are the proud winners of Best canopy* 3 years running, along with best side screens for 2 out of the last 3 years. We have also had international recognition from our affiliates overseas for excellence in design. Our awards speak volumes for the quality and design excellence that we constantly strive for.
* OFPANZ (Outdoor Fabric Products Association of NZ)
Meet Our Team
Richard's passion for the great outdoors, food & entertaining go hand and hand in unlocking the best possible outdoor living solution for you. "I believe every kiwi home needs a special outdoor living area to appreciate the fresh clean air & bounty of the land. What better place to create memories with friends and family?”
Richard’s also into diving and boating. He has many satisfied customers & looks forward to helping many more in the future.
Richie spent 11 years working in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and then spent 3 years in Real Estate, where he noticed many outdoor areas which needed cover to make the most of the space. Richie loves the team environment present at Fresco. “From our admin staff, to our sales reps, to our factory workers and installers, we all have the same goal in mind – to provide the highest quality outdoor living solutions for each individual customer and their unique situation.
The greatest part of the job for Richie is always sharing in the customers excitement and satisfaction when the job is complete and the reality of their new lifestyle really hits home.
Sam has past experience in the glass industry with commercial and residential installations, and grew up with parents in the home improvement industry - so you could say moving to an outdoor canopy company was a natural step and in the blood!
Sam loves project management and making sure the schedule runs smoothly. She is also an avid baker in her spare time and tries to make sure the team is well stocked up with sweet treats!
One of our sales reps will visit your home or workplace for a free, no obligation quote.Our reps will look at your situation, measure the space and advise how best to proceed. They will show you some fabric samples and steel colours, and discuss side screen options. Within a few days we will come back to you with a quote.