Peter May Ltd can supply all leading commercial shade structures, from Sail Shades, Drop Blinds and Playground Shade to Umbrellas and Patio Coverings. All add a striking sense of style to any business and best of all they add protection from the elements all year round.

If you operate a cafe, restaurant, vineyard, childcare facility or are involved with a sporting facility, talk to us today. Our commercial engineered designs look fantastic with your logo & branding.


All shading systems at Peter May are manufactured from high quality shade textile which is available in an extensive colour range. With over 70 colour choices and a range of fabric options sourced both locally and internationally; quality and ample colour choice is guaranteed.

We take great pride in our workmanship and all shade structures carry a 5 year workmanship guarantee to our design and specifications; 10 year textile UV warranty and lifetime guarantee on Tenara thread by Gore.


Creating functional shade begins with a superior design and strategic placement of columns, ground sockets and tracer wires. Visualising how sails will compliment an area can sometimes be tricky. To help we offer customers a 3D Cad design service. We simply photograph your patio, courtyard, or deck area and then go about designing and illustrating sail shade depictions at different angles and/or orientation of the sun, thus highlighting a sail’s twists, pole placement and overall design.

This ultimately helps customers visualise how sails will enhance their entertainment area before a stitch is sewn or a hole is dug. Contact us or call us today for a no obligation measure, custom design and quotation.

15 advantages of a Peter May Sail Shade

Custom designed and engineered to withstand boisterous Canterbury conditions
Protection from the elements – sun, wind, rain, and frost
Superb ventilation with reduced glare
Indoor/outdoor shade
Quick release fittings allow for easy tensioning, removal & reinstallation
Over 70 fabrication colour options from traditional mesh to mono fibers
Fixed or sleeved poles – powder coated or galvanized
Stainless steel hardware
Sail shade storage bag with installation and maintenance instructions
The latest hot air fabric welding system
Tenara thread by DuPont – life time guarantee
Free measure, design, and quotation
Design to installation approximately 3-4 weeks
3D design & annual maintenance agreement available
A range of installation options available to reduce cost

Click here to download the Peter May – Residential Shade Pamphlet.

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