North Shore Canvas is an Auckland-based retailer of all types of awnings and covers for recreational, domestic and commercial use.
We have a large and comprehensive display of all types of products for the home handyperson. Stockists of Planasol and Sunbrella canvas in varying widths, Genlon PVC (multi-purpose marine grade), specialized ranges of marine chandlery (stainless and galvanized), rope, velcro, braid, webbing and fabrics.
Since 1964, North Shore Canvas has supplied and installed all types of covers for recreational, domestic and commercial use, as well as outdoor and marine upholstery.
North Shore Canvas Managing Director Craig Cruickshank says the Company has survived through New Zealand’s economic diversifications of the 70s, its reform of the 80s and 90s, and the global recession of 2008, and will continue to be around in 20 years’ time. “We have been going for so long because we offer loyalty and honesty, which is sometimes missing in today’s world,” he says. “We have been fortunate to have a low turnover of staff which is synonymous with our core beliefs, and we’re still dealing with the same group of clients who have been coming back to us for years and years.”
From a small fledgling business owned by his father, Alan, North Shore Canvas grew very quickly and at one stage was one of the largest marine trimming companies on the North Shore. North Shore Canvas currently has seven staff, including designers, fabricators and installers.
Over the past 30 years, Craig has seen the available product range expand exponentially. “The importers have expanded and we are able to offer more outdoor products than ever before,” he says. “We used to follow two main trends – Australia and America – and now with Europe playing a big part too, the variety available is huge”.
In previous years, the bulk of work done by North Shore Canvas was for boat canopies, covers and marine upholstery but in today’s market, domestic awnings and patio screens now also account for a major percentage of the Company’s work.
North Shore Canvas works closely with its customers to come up with the right design for the application, offering a wide range of suitable fabrics, and also the ability to supply installation. A free quotation service is available.
Here is what some of our customers have to say:
Just wanted to drop you a line after a day out on the boat. I got you guys to do a boat canvas cover for me a few years back and want to let you know it’s going strong and looks just as good as the day I drove it away from your place. I give the domes a bit of INOX every few months and that’s it. Fit is still perfect, black canvas, and hasn’t faded a bit.
When I first got the boat I bought some cover that faded in probably 3 months. Was hopeless to get on/get off and I couldn’t drive on the road with it. Was a complete waste of money.
In a time where almost everything you buy is turning to imported rubbish that falls apart the moment you take it out of the box, you guys do an amazing job with a quality finish that so far has absolutely over delivered on my expectations. I reckon it’s going to last another easy 5 years without any trouble.
Anyway, just to let you know that some people do care about good workmanship.
The awning is fantastic and to you and Craig many thanks for your help, greatly appreciated.
You did an awning for us (approx 2.5×5 metres) and we want to say how pleased we are with our purchase.
It has extended out lounge which now incorporates our small garden and fish pond.
We particularly like the motorised open/close – worth 10 times what we paid.
The purchasing process was made easy with outstanding advice and installation went smoothly.
All the best to your team