Sunnyside Scribbles – Summer 2022


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Summer shade in all shapes and sizes
Summer is coming in fast, and experts are warning Kiwis to be extra cautious this summer. 

Why the extra caution?

Our ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels in 2022 are averaging much higher compared to 2021. A UV index level of 3 or more is enough to cause skin damage, leading to premature aging and increasing the risk of skin cancer. 

This October, New Zealand had already hit UV level 8!

Our peak summer months sit around level 12 or 13, so it’s time to get our shade on and be summer ready AND safe.Slip into some shadeHanging out in a shady outdoors area is the first must-do in the popular “Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap” jingle we all know.

And we’ve got you covered on making your home shadier, safer and even more stylish this summer 🙂

Check out our top three shade ideas below!

#1  SHADE SAILS  colourful & simple
Did you know our Shadetex Shade Sails® boast a whopping 90% UV block!?

Designed and manufactured in New Zealand, these heavy duty shade sails are built to last. Ready-made and easy to install, they’re perfect for decks, cafes, playgrounds, carports and any other residential or commercial outdoor areas.
Plus they come in 4 different shapes, 18 different sizes and 14 unique colours!

Want flexible shade that you can pull out or fold away again and again?

Meet Ellipse retractable awnings

These attach directly to your wall or soffit. The extendable arms and fabric can be wound out to provide shade when needed and then retracted back into the unit when not in use.

Retractable awnings are super stylish yet simple to install (check out our timelapse clip!).

The perfect solution for discreet – and instant! – summer shade.

To add privacy, UV protection and shelter from the elements to your outdoor space, we’ve got just the thing…

Omni Screen Outdoor Roller Blinds are designed for our unique New Zealand environment. With a UV block of 93% or higher, shade and privacy are instantly provided thanks to the easy-to-operate roller system.

Sleek, stylish and durable, the Omni Screen is custom-made for each order, and incorporates smart design and practicality.
From the team at Sunnyside, we hope you’ve enjoyed a little stroll through our summer shade store!

We’d love to discuss ideas and help you decide on what works best for you and your outdoor area.

So drop your questions or request a FREE QUOTE for summer shade options.

We’re just a phone call away 🙂
0800 047 866