Hawkes Bay Douglas Outdoor Living Solutions


Install stylish Ziptrak Outdoor Screens, Louvre Roof Systems, Shade7 Umbrellas, Awnings, Canopies or retractable Suntech Roof Systems to shelter your outdoor area from wind, rain, sun, neighbours or a combination of all four.  Your home in Hawkes Bay is your special place where you can truly relax on your own, with family or while entertaining friends – Let us help you increase your enjoyment of your home, along with its value.

Louvre Roof Systems

Enhance your outdoor living with a stunning aluminium opening louvre roof system – giving you the ultimate protection from the Hawkes Bay sun or (rare) rain – adjustable according to the weather and your needs. These louvre systems are designed and custom-made in NZ to suit your particular outdoor area, whether at your home, beach house, café, restaurant, bar or commercial area. They can be motorised or manually operated with an optional extra of inbuilt rain sensors that automatically close the roof system with the slightest touch of rain. These roof systems are ideal for adding on our outdoor Ziptrak screens – Contact us to transform your outdoors into the most loved and used area of your home. 0r view our “recent project” by clicking on the lifebuoy in the top RH corner.

Outdoor Screens

Whether manual roll up screens or the award-winning Ziptrak® spring-loaded, track-guided screen system, outdoor screens add a new dimension to your outdoor living and entertainment area by providing all-year-round protection from the elements – be it wind, rain or sun. These screens are the natural addition to any roof system to enclose your outdoor living space beautifully.

With a choice of clear or coloured PVC or PVC mesh, the options for your project are extensive – and all outdoor screens are custom-designed, fabricated and installed specifically for your outdoor requirements, be it for your home, your business / cafe / winery / restaurant or sports club. Whether you call these outdoor screens, patio screens, patio blinds, wind screens, clear screens or clear curtains – please give us a call if you would like a demonstration of the range of options available.

Suntech Retractable Roof Systems

Suntech – The New Generation of Retractable Pergolas and Roof Systems

Douglas Auto & Marine Outdoor Living proudly offers our clients the Suntech range of Architectural Retractable Pergolas and Roof Systems. Suntech’s Retractable Pergolas and Roofs are suitable for use in any weather conditions for a large range of residential and commercial applications. Whether it’s a retractable pergola for your backyard, courtyard or deck, or a custom made roof system to meet the needs of a restaurant, bar or commercial project, we have a solution to suit.

Suntech’s flexible design allows for projections up to 10m in a single system. The width of the system is site specific and available in any size up to 13m. Overall the Suntech System can offer up to 130m2 of protection at the touch of a button but linking multiple systems to cover much larger areas is also possible.

The ultimate in outdoor living, at the touch of your remote you can see the stars or blue sky, or protect yourself from the heat of the sun, or the rain. With the addition of our outdoor screens, you have the ultimate in Outdoor Rooms, with the flexibility of being able to adjust the amount of light, heat, wind & sun as your mood or need takes you.

Retractable Awnings – Manual or Motorised

Bring truely European style and elegance to your home (or business!) with retractable awnings.

These stylish awnings provide the ultimate flexibility so that at certain times of the day or year you can choose the degree of protection you need from the sun and rain – and if you need neither the awning can be retracted securely out of harms way.

Covered in a range of attractive materials from acrylic canvas to shade cloth or shade mesh, our awnings are ideal for sheltering windows, doors, verandahs or porches where a larger shade sail is not warranted. Perfect for preventing sun-strike from lower winter sun and protecting furniture, window displays and YOU from harmful UV rays.

Our awnings can be manually operated, operated electrically by remote control, and can even be automated to retract as soon as the wind gets too strong.

Call us for a free consultation and be surprised by the many options available. In Hastings, Hawkes Bay we are experienced in sun protection.

Sun Umbrellas

Douglas Auto Marine Upholstery are proud to be the supplier of Shade7 Riviera, Horizon, Tempest and Cantina Outdoor umbrellas to the Hawkes Bay Area. These umbrellas are designed with strength and durability by New Zealanders for the New Zealand climate and in a classy style to suit our love of outdoor living.

These Heavy Duty Sun Umbrellas give the ultimate in flexible shade, with the ability to rotate 360 degrees and adjustable angling to protect from the varying angles of the sun. Built to last, available in a vast range of high quality fabrics, a number of different sizes with spans from 2 to 4 metre and either square or octagonal – you can rest assured we will find the right protection for you.

The umbrellas have alternative fixing options – whether you need to attach to a deck, fix into concrete, have a movable base, or mount against the wall of your home or business, Douglas Auto & Marine upholstery have the expertise to advise on your requirements. Come see our demo models in our showroom at 413 Queen St West, Hastings.

Fixed Frame Awnings and Canopies

These stylish versatile Awning or Canopy options quickly lift your street appeal (whether on your home or business) and offer shelter to entrances, windows and the all important customers.

Custom-fabricated using specially designed aluminium extrusions, awnings and canopies can be covered in a vast range of acrylic canvas, shade mesh or PVC – and can be sign-written with your logo for added appeal.

Wind Screens

Hawkes Bay cool evening or sea breezes keeping you in-doors? Talk to us about our range of wind screens custom-designed and fabricated to fit your outdoor space.

The wind screens are Made from clear PVC or mesh they are simply rolled out when required and out of the way when not. Rollers can be vertical or horizontal depending on your site.

Available in a range of densities and colours.

Shade Sails/Sunshades

If you need more shade than that provided by an umbrella or awning, contact  Hawkes Bay resident expert – Mark on 06 8700291 or 0800sunshade or visit www.sunshade.co.nz

Outdoor Furniture

Are your patio loungers looking tired? Or is it time for outdoor furniture repair or just a change in colour scheme?
Our team will help you choose the right outdoor fabric and bring your tired patio furniture back to life. (click on “recent projects” at the top of the page for our display at the Hawkes Bay Home Show)

Pool, Spa Pool & Sandpit Covers

Tired of your pool filling up with leaves in autumn (or any other time of year?) Is your spa-pool cover in need of repair or replacement? Want to keep the critters out of the sandpit? We can manufacture or repair custom pool and sandpit covers in our Hawkes Bay workshop.

Covers for Outdoor Furniture and Umbrellas

Want to maintain the crisp new look of your outdoor furnture – without tedious maintenance chores every few months? Trying to keep the sun, birds and spiders off your brand new BBQ?

Cover them with easy-to-clean covers made from UV-reducing materials such as acrylic canvas or PVC and specifically fabricated for your tables, chairs, umbrellas or BBQ’s.

Retractable Awning