Consider a Sun Shade as El Nino Hot Summer Approaches

Consider a Sun Shade as El Nino Hot Summer Approaches

As the weather patterns shift in Tauranga, transitioning into the hot and dry conditions characteristic of El Niño, it is imperative for residents and business owners to consider effective ways to mitigate the effects of the intense sun and heat. Undercover Industries, a leading provider of sun shades and shade systems in Papamoa, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, and the wider Bay of Plenty region, stands out as a reliable solution for all your shading needs. In this article, we delve into why opting for Undercover Industries’ Shade Sails is a wise decision as we brace ourselves for a scorching summer ahead.

Customized Sun Shade Solutions

Undercover Industries takes pride in its in-house design and manufacturing capabilities, ensuring that each sun shade sail is custom-made to meet the specific needs of your outdoor area. The result is a product that not only delivers optimal performance in terms of sun protection but also enhances the architectural aesthetics of your space. Whether you are looking to shade a small patio or cover a large commercial area, Undercover Industries has the expertise and the materials to get the job done.

Unmatched UV Protection and Shade Coverage

The premium quality Shade Sails from Undercover Industries are crafted from specially designed fabric that meets the UPF/UVR shade requirements. This makes them suitable for use in homes, businesses, and educational facilities across Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. With up to 99% UV protection and up to 97% shade coverage, these shade sails offer unparalleled protection from the sun’s harmful rays, ensuring the well-being of your family, customers, or students.

Durability and Performance

The durability of Undercover Industries’ sun shades is evident in their choice of materials and manufacturing processes. The shade sails are made from high-quality HDPE (High-Density Poly-Ethylene) material, which is known for its strength and resilience. The fabric is fray and tear-resistant, ensuring that your investment stands the test of time. Additionally, the fabric has a proven performance record of over 20 years in New Zealand and 52 other countries worldwide, providing you with peace of mind that you are choosing a product that is up to the challenge.

Tailored Options and Installation Precision

To cater to the diverse needs of their customers, Undercover Industries offers an extensive range of options for their Shade Sails. With 24 different colours to choose from and fabric weights ranging from 196 to 320 GSM, you can tailor your sun shade to suit your specific application. Furthermore, all shade sails are designed with precision, ensuring a perfect fit that is only cut once the poles are installed.

Quality Fixtures and Ongoing Support

The attention to detail extends to the fixtures and fittings used in Undercover Industries’ Shade Sails. All fixings are made from 316 stainless steel, while the poles are constructed from powder-coated galvanised steel, ensuring that your shade sail stands strong even in the harsh New Zealand environment. Additionally, Undercover Industries offers an annual sun shade sail removal, re-installation, inspection, and cleaning service, helping to maintain the longevity and performance of your shade solution.

Sun Shade a Smart Investment for the Summer

In conclusion, as Tauranga transitions into the hot and dry conditions of El Niño, investing in a sun shade solution from Undercover Industries is a smart move. With their in-house design and manufacturing capabilities, a wide range of options, and a commitment to quality and durability, Undercover Industries is well-equipped to help you beat the heat and protect your outdoor space this summer.

Enhance Your Living Space in Winter with Patio Blinds

Enhance Your Living Space in Winter with Patio Blinds

Undercover Industries, the leading outdoor solution provider in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty, is transforming outdoor living spaces with its bespoke Ziptrak blinds. More than just an add-on, these blinds provide value, aesthetics, and practicality, turning patios, conservatories, balconies, and decks into versatile, year-round living spaces.

Bringing Your Outdoor Dreams to Reality

Visualise yourself nestled in your conservatory during a light summer drizzle, or spending a cosy winter evening on your deck, unfazed by the chilling wind. These experiences are not merely daydreams, but achievable realities with Undercover Industries’ Ziptrak patio blinds.

Precision Design for New Zealand Conditions

Crafted with precision and a strong understanding of New Zealand’s diverse weather, Ziptrak blinds are more than a simple addition to your house. They enhance your living experience by adding layers of comfort, style, and functionality to your home.

Durability and Year-Round Protection

Ziptrak blinds are made from high-quality, UV resistant PVC or sunscreen mesh, ensuring durability and longevity. They effectively shield against harsh weather elements, offering year-round protection from wind, rain, and harmful UV rays, while acting as an excellent insulator.

Easy Operation with Track-Guided System

A unique feature of these blinds is their track-guided system, which facilitates smooth, effortless operation, eliminating the need for ropes, pulleys, or crank handles. You can adjust the patio blinds easily to any position, maintaining control over the sunlight or airflow entering your space.

Hassle-Free Installation and Perfect Fit

Undercover Industries guarantees quick, efficient, and hassle-free installation with their team of dedicated professionals. With a keen eye for detail and commitment to excellence, they ensure a perfect fit, enhancing the visual appeal of your outdoor areas.

Extend Your Living Area

Ziptrak blinds allow you to seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces, extending your living area. They add an elegant touch to your home, creating a versatile space perfect for family get-togethers, parties, or quiet moments of relaxation.

Complement Your Home Decor

The sleek design of these patio blinds complements any home decor style. Whether you prefer a modern, minimalist look or a traditional, rustic theme, Ziptrak blinds effortlessly blend in, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of your home.

A Lifestyle Upgrade

In summary, Undercover Industries’ Ziptrak blinds are not just an outdoor solution, they’re a lifestyle upgrade. Offering protection, convenience, elegance, and versatility, they transform your home living spaces into comfortable, stylish, and functional areas to be enjoyed all year round. Experience the magic of outdoor living with the quality and reliability of Undercover Industries. Experience the transformation with Ziptrak blinds.

Aluminium Gates: The Ultimate Choice for Coastal Towns

Aluminium Gates: The Ultimate Choice for Coastal Towns

The splendour of residing in a coastal town comes with its share of challenges, especially when it comes to selecting the right outdoor materials. One such critical decision lies in the choice of gates. Considering factors such as the local climate and the impact of the coastal environment, Undercover Industries advocates for aluminium gates as the most reliable choice for homeowners in Tauranga and Bay of Plenty.

The Challenge of Coastal Conditions

Living close to the sea presents a unique set of conditions that can dramatically affect various materials. The salt-laden air is corrosive, causing materials like wood and iron to decay and rust, reducing their durability and aesthetic appeal over time.

The Aluminium Advantage

Aluminium, however, stands out as an exceptional material that resists corrosion, even in harsh coastal conditions. Undercover Industries specializes in manufacturing custom aluminium gates that not only withstand the rigours of coastal weather but also maintain their form and function for years. Our gates come with a powder-coated finish that adds an extra layer of protection and allows for a variety of colour choices to complement your home’s exterior.

Lightweight and Strong

Despite being lightweight, aluminium possesses commendable strength, making it an excellent material for gate construction. The lightweight nature eases the installation process and reduces wear on gate hardware, contributing to longevity.

Low Maintenance

Unlike wood or iron gates, aluminium gates require minimal maintenance. They do not need frequent painting or staining to keep their fresh appearance. A simple wash-down is often all that is required to keep your gate looking pristine.

Customisable and Aesthetic

At Undercover Industries, we know that each home is unique, so we offer custom aluminium gates to suit your specific needs and taste. Whether you want a traditional, modern, or ornate style, we can tailor an aluminium gate that perfectly encapsulates your vision.

Environmental Sustainability

As an added benefit, aluminium is recyclable, reducing the environmental impact. Opting for aluminium gates is a step towards more sustainable living without compromising on functionality or aesthetic appeal.


While the upfront cost of aluminium may be higher than other materials, the low maintenance, durability, and longevity of aluminium gates make them a cost-effective solution in the long run.

In coastal towns like Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty, the choice of aluminium for your gates can make a significant difference in terms of durability, maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. At Undercover Industries, we are committed to delivering high-quality, custom aluminium gates that can stand the test of time and the challenges of the coast. Trust us to provide you with gates that are as resilient as they are beautiful.

Connect Your Indoor and Outdoor Environments with Ziptrak Blinds

Connect Your Indoor and Outdoor Environments with Ziptrak Blinds


Modern living has seen an increasing desire to connect indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly. With this trend in mind, Ziptrak blinds offer the perfect solution for merging these environments while providing functionality, style, and comfort. In this article, Undercover Industries Tauranga will explore the ins and outs of Ziptrak blinds, and how they can transform your living space, regardless of whether you’re looking to upgrade your residential or commercial property.

What are Ziptrak Blinds?

Ziptrak blinds are a cutting-edge, track-guided system for outdoor blinds. They allow you to create a flexible and comfortable outdoor living area, protecting you from the elements while connecting your indoor and outdoor spaces. Ziptrak blinds are designed with user-friendly operation, durability, and customisation in mind.

Features of Ziptrak Blinds

Ziptrak blinds boast numerous innovative features, such as:

  1. A track-guided system that ensures smooth and easy operation
  2. Weatherproof seals to protect against wind, rain, and insects
  3. Various materials and colours to match your decor
  4. Optional motorisation for effortless control
  5. UV protection for your indoor furnishings

Benefits of Ziptrak Blinds

There are several advantages to choosing Ziptrak blinds for your home or commercial space:

  1. Seamless integration with your existing architecture
  2. Enhanced energy efficiency
  3. Protection from harsh weather conditions
  4. Improved privacy and security
  5. Increased property value

How to Connect Your Indoor and Outdoor Environments with Ziptrak Blinds

Selecting the Right Ziptrak Blinds

The first step in connecting your indoor and outdoor environments is selecting the appropriate Ziptrak outdoor blinds. Consider factors such as material, colour, size, and whether you require manual or motorised operation.

Installation Process

Installing Ziptrak blinds is a straightforward process that can be completed by a professional installer or a confident DIY enthusiast. Ensure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions and any necessary safety precautions during installation.

Customising Your Ziptrak Blinds

Personalise your Ziptrak outdoor blinds to match your taste and property requirements. Choose from various materials, colours, and additional features, such as pelmets or motorised operation.

Versatility of Ziptrak Blinds

Residential Applications

Ziptrak blinds are perfect for patios, verandas, balconies, and alfresco dining areas in Tauranga and Bay of Plenty residential properties. They enhance the outdoor living experience while adding value and style to your home.

Commercial Applications

Ziptrak outdoor blinds can also be utilised in commercial settings such as restaurants, cafes, and hotels, creating an inviting outdoor space for customers while providing protection from the elements.

Maintenance and Care of Ziptrak Blinds

Regular maintenance of your Ziptrak blinds is essential to ensure their longevity and performance. This includes:

  • Gently cleaning the fabric with a soft brush and mild detergent
  • Ensuring the tracks are free of debris and lubricating if necessary
  • Checking for any signs of wear and tear and addressing them promptly

Upgrading Your Current Outdoor Blinds to Ziptrak Blinds

If you’re considering upgrading your existing outdoor blinds to Ziptrak blinds, consult with Undercover Industries who can assess your current setup and provide recommendations on the best solution for your Tauranga or Bay of Plenty property.

The Environmental Impact of Ziptrak Blinds

Ziptrak blinds are an environmentally friendly choice, offering increased energy efficiency by reducing heat transfer between indoor and outdoor spaces. Additionally, they’re made from durable materials that are designed to last, reducing waste and the need for frequent replacements.

Costs and Budget Considerations

While Ziptrak outdoor blinds can be a more significant investment compared to traditional outdoor blinds, their numerous benefits, such as increased energy efficiency, improved property value, and enhanced living experience, justify the cost. When budgeting, consider factors such as material choice, size, and additional features like motorisation.


Ziptrak blinds are an innovative solution to connect your indoor and outdoor environments seamlessly, providing a versatile, stylish, and comfortable space for both residential and commercial properties. With their user-friendly operation, customisation options, and benefits such as energy efficiency, weather protection, and increased property value, Ziptrak outdoor blinds are an excellent investment for any property owner looking to enhance their living or business space.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Are Ziptrak blinds suitable for all weather conditions?

Yes, Ziptrak blinds are designed to provide protection from a range of weather conditions, including wind, rain, and UV exposure.

  • Can I install Ziptrak blinds myself?

While it is possible for a confident DIY enthusiast to install Ziptrak blinds, it’s recommended to engage in the services of Tauranga company Undercover Industries to ensure correct installation and optimal performance.

  • What materials are available for Ziptrak blinds?

Ziptrak blinds come in a variety of materials, such as PVC, sunscreen mesh, and acrylic, allowing you to choose the best option for your needs and aesthetic preferences.

  • Do Ziptrak blinds provide privacy?

Yes, Ziptrak blinds can offer privacy depending on the chosen material and its opacity.

  • How do I maintain my Ziptrak blinds?

Regular maintenance includes gentle cleaning of the fabric, ensuring the tracks are free of debris and lubricating them if necessary, and promptly addressing any signs of wear and tear.

Extend the Season with Pergolas, Shade Sails, and Awnings

Extend the Season with Pergolas, Shade Sails, and Awnings

The first half of March has been far kinder to us here in Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, and the Bay of Plenty than the whole of summer. If you’re reluctant to say goodbye to sunshine and outdoor living so soon, you’re not alone – but we’ve got good news for you!

With pergolas, shade sails, and awnings from Undercover Industries, there’s no need to pack away your outdoor furniture and bid your backyard farewell for another year. Here’s how we can help you extend the summer season and better enjoy your backyard.


Cooler temperatures and shorter days don’t have to keep you from enjoying your outdoor living space. With a high quality pergola, you’ll have a permanent structure that provides shade and shelter come rain, wind, or shine.

Pergolas will create an additional outdoor room, allowing your family to enjoy al fresco dining and giving you space to entertain friends. Of course, you can also just cosy up on an outdoor couch under the comfort of your pergola and enjoy the autumn sunshine with a good book.

Shade sails

A shade sail is great when you want to offer respite from the sun, but don’t have the space for a pergola. Shade sails work wonders over swimming pools, sand pits, and outdoor seating. They offer shade that isn’t only a relief from the sun’s heat, but also protects you from its harsh UV rays.

While great for at-home use, shade sails are also excellent options for businesses and educational facilities, letting your employees, colleagues, or students enjoy the outdoors with improved comfort and safety.


For a retractable option, awnings can offer both shade and shelter from the elements. They are durable and long-lasting, waterproof and UV resistant. Lateral arm awnings are a stylish and practical addition to your outdoor living space that you can use when you need to, and hide away when you don’t.

If you have a restaurant, café, or other business with an outdoor space, awnings can help your customers and staff better enjoy the season, too. With our high quality Lateral Arm Awning System, you can offer seamless shading over top of any decks and patios on your property.

Cheers to autumn!

There’s no reversing the so-called ‘summer’ that never truly arrived, but that doesn’t mean we can’t embrace autumn. Speak to the team at Undercover Industries about our pergolas, shade sails, and awnings and make the most of your outdoor living space year-round.

Stormy Summers are No Problem for Quality Shade Sails

Stormy Summers are No Problem for Quality Shade Sails

Concerned about your shade sail in all these summer storms? We get it; there’s been one cyclone after the other, and your shade sails have been hit hard. Good news – if they are from Undercover Industries, you don’t have to worry, this stormy summer is not a problem.

Here’s a breakdown of the superior strength and quality of our shade sails – now let’s hope for some sunshine in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui so we can start getting good use out of them!

We know shade sails can handle the sun, but what about the wind?

It’s been quite the summer so far, hasn’t it? As each storm makes its way over NZ, you might be worried about whether or not your shade sail can withstand that level of wind.

But while this summer has been one of a kind, harsh conditions and wild winds are not new to the Bay of Plenty. That’s why all our products, from shade sails to pergolas to awnings, have designed and made with Tauranga’s climate in mind.

Shade sail fabric

Our shade sails are made from HDPE (high density poly-ethylene), which is an extremely durable material. The fabric is fray and tear resistant, and you can choose between weights of 196 and 320 GSM.

Our fabric has been used in NZ for over 20 years, and it has really proven itself as able to handle the country’s wildest conditions. To drive the point home, we offer a 10-year limited life warranty on our fabric, so should it succumb to the climate (it won’t), we’ve got you covered.

Fixings and poles

Your shade sails are adhered to strong, corrosion-resistant 316 stainless steel and the poles are powder coated galvanised steel. In other words, our shade sails’ fixings and poles have all been specifically designed to cope with NZ’s harsh environment, and they are custom made to meet our high standards.

The installation of your shade sails

Installation is an important step in the security of a shade sail. It needs to be properly anchored and have sufficient tension, which is why we offer installation for all customers whether your shade sails are for a home, business, or educational centre. Plus, we don’t cut our fabric until the poles have been installed, which ensures the perfect fit.

Looking ahead

We’re optimists here at Undercover Industries – we believe that sunny weather is still to come! So, let’s go over why a shade sail is an awesome addition to your outdoor area:

• Our shade sails offer a shaded spot so you can enjoy being outside comfortably.
• They’re safe, too, offering 99 percent UV protection.
• They come in 24 colours and add style to your backyard.
• Shade sails are useful year-round – you might even use it more this winter!

Summer isn’t over yet – give Undercover Industries a call and we’ll get a shade sail set up at your Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, or Bay of Plenty property.