Watermelon Shade For Shade Sails & More

Shade Structures Domestic

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE - Watermelon Shade Ltd.


Winner 2014 OFPANZ Awards - Category: Shade Structures, Domestic



The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of NZ (OFPANZ) was established in 1988 with fewer than 20 members. Nowadays, the association has more than 50 members committed to excellence and awarded in New Zealand and abroad for their innovation and ingenuity. The association represents enterprises engaged in canvas fabrication, sailmaking, vehicle trimming and upholstery, as well as suppliers of materials and associated components.


OFPANZ, its Executive and its members are dedicated to promoting, developing and protecting the interests of the manufacture, trading and marketing of all outdoor fabric products with exceptional quality and to recognised standards, both nationally and internationally.


The association seeks to provide fabricators and suppliers of outdoor products and materials with a forum for increasing their industry knowledge, developing new skills, legislation and technology, sharing experiences and the association helps provide a platform to network with other like-minded companies worldwide.


Held annually, the National IFAI/OFPANZ Awards recognise excellence in this industry.

Winner 2009 OFPANZ Awards - Category: Blinds & Screens.

CHANNEL-IT Blinds installed at Ferrymead Golf, Christchurch.

Winner 2008 OFPANZ Awards - Category: Blinds & Screens.

Enclosure of a verandah area increasing the dining area to accommodate an additional 30-40 guests at minimal cost to the client.

“Watermelon Shade did a great job, they were very thorough and everything was done on time. Installing the blinds has created more revenue for us as we have increased our outdoor area allowing us to seat more people in a sheltered area, out of the wind. I have already recommended Watermelon Shade to others.”


Carl Lawson, Managing Director, Ferrymead Golf

Winner 2008 OFPANZ Awards - Category: Blinds & Screens.

CHANNEL-IT Blinds installed at Riverstone Kitchen, Oamaru.

Winner 2009 OFPANZ Awards - Category: Blinds & Screens.

Large verandah/deck area enclosed to provide expansive dining areas for clients while still retaining views of the mountain ranges and rural scenery.