About Douglas Outdoor Living and Auto & Marine Upholstery

Douglas Auto and Marine Upholstery has been operating in Hawke’s Bay for over 20 years. We are regarded as the most established specialists in the fields of vehicle trim, canvas and outdoor textile fabrication in the automotive, marine, industrial, commercial and residential markets.

Our fine work has been recognised in the number of Industry Awards we have won over the years. 

In 2014, after many years custom-manufacturing, designing and installing outdoor living products such as awnings, shade sails, outdoor screens, sunshades and outdoor furniture upholstery we launched Douglas Outdoor Living Solutions – a brand totally dedicated to providing stylish outdoor living to Hawke’s Bay, capitalising on the expert knowledge of our talented in-house fabricators and tradespeople.

In 2013 we moved from 514 to 413 Queen Street West (same block in Hastings) and now have a large showroom displaying many of our outdoor living products.

The large proportion of our work comes from repeat customers or customers referring us to their friends – this speaks volumes for the pride we take in delivering exceptional quality workmanship and customer service.

OFPANZ Excellence Awards & Membership – We are members of the Outdoor Fabrics Association of New Zealand and IFAI in the USA. Over the last four years we have won multiple industry awards for excellence.  Click here to find out more about the awards we have won.

Apprenticeship Programme – With our commitment to excellence, our tradesmen complete a 3-year intensive training programme through the Motor Industry Training Organisation – and over the past 10 years, four of our apprentices have won National Apprentice of the Year awards.

Please give us a call about any project involving vinyl, leather, canvas or PVC you may be considering – we would love to discuss your needs with you and work up a detailed proposal.