School & Kindergarten

Outdoor Canopy Solutions

Providing a more pleasant environment for pupils

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

Torbay Kindergarten Canopy Fresco Shades
High quality architectural grade PVC roofing, blocks heat while letting in plenty of light.
Spring loaded curtains allow you to effortlessly adjust curtain to any height for maximum flexability
Clear endfill blocks wind & rain but lets in light
Durable galvanised steel frame manufactured and power coated to a colour of your choice

“We are extremely thrilled with our shade… (it) is not only functional but the design compliments our building and the impact of this roofing on the way we use our facility has been significant. Our available play space for children has almost doubled and we now enjoy less weather-related interruptions to play… we are able to provide a diverse range of learning opportunities irrespective of the weather.”

Bronwyn MillsHead Teacher, Silverdale Kindergarten

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 allowing winter sun to filter through
  • Cut out the UV. Our top quality PCV, imported from France, cuts out 99% of UV rays – ideal for Shady Schools
  • Create dry sheltered areas students 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 interrupt

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 15 year warranty

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

One of our sales reps will visit your school or kindergarten 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.

View our Award winning school & kindergarten canopy case studies

Oaktree Kindergarten Case Study

Oaktree Kindergarten Case Study

Silverdale Kindergarten Case Study

Silverdale Kindergarten Case Study

SDA School Canopy Case Study

SDA School Canopy Case Study

Red Beach Kindergarten Case Study

Red Beach Kindergarten Case Study