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Shades Direct carried out the construction of an Awning at my address on Friday 4 April 2014. This job was completed by Scott and his team as we had discussed and planned. We are very pleased with the quality of the materials, the efficiency and speed in which the Awning was constructed and the final outcome is that we have an addition to our home which we are proud of and which will provide us with all of the outcomes we had hoped for. Dealing with Scott has been an experience that is a reflection of his work ethic. Everything he said he would do was done to perfection. His customer focus is paramount and I trusted Scott to do exactly what he said he would do to provide a finished product of a very high standard. I recommend Scott Lanning and his company Shades Direct to anyone considering having any of his products installed at their property and we are really happy to have our awning inspected by prospective clients as an example of the high quality of the product.
Ivor and Yvonne Powick, Browns Bay, Auckland

Hi Scott - just a note to let you know we are most impressed with our Outsider Awning and curtains that have come through the last two major storms with flying colours. The easterly wind (in June 2014) was horrendous, by far the worst we have had in twenty odd years here. Incidentally the curtains were down at the time. This installation is the best best thing we could have done, it's absolutely perfect. We use it all year round. Thanks again for your expertise and excellent service
Julie McIntyre, Omaha

Hi Rodger, a big thank you for the great job you have done with our canopy and for the efficient and friendly service you provided. We absolutely love it! Kind regards
Jo Pickering

I would like to take the time to thank Shades Direct Northland for the amazing job Rodger did installing our new shade over our barbecue area. It was constructed perfectly to our needs and has a professional and sleek look which adds to the value of our house. Rodger was great to deal with and nothing was a problem. He was able to make relevant and practical suggestions to the build and as such it was finished in a timely and convenient fashion. It is clear that he is passionate about work which reflected in that final result and we appreciated his clear communication throughout the process and the personal touches he included. I would not hesitate to recommend his work and would defiantly use him again should the need arise.
Tracey Henty and Jayden King, Whangarei

“Good service is not easy to find but Shades Direct exceeded our expectations. The quoting service from Scott Lanning was prompt and efficient and he provided us with options. The installation was carried on schedule and the guys were both experienced and professional. We are thrilled with the end result and are very happy to recommend Shades Direct.”
Linda & Phil Noble, Rothesay Bay, Auckland

I would like to thank Shades Direct for the friendly and efficient service we have received from your Company. The whole process went very smoothly from quotation through to the fitting of the awnings. We were very impressed with the fitters, they were very friendly and even continued to install in the pouring rain! Please feel free to give any future customers our contact details for a reference.
Graeme and Bonni Higham, Milano Heights, Auckland

I just want to take this opportunity to write to you and tell you how thrilled we are with the two new awnings we had erected at our house recently. We got exactly what we wanted and there was no fuss at all. Your installers were in and had the two separate installations completed quickly with no disruption to us at all. We are absolutely thrilled with the quality of the awnings, they look really great. We are very happy, thank you. We have had two storms after the awnings were erected with some full force winds and there was no worry about the structures at all.
We look forward to lots of enjoyable times under the shelter of the awnings and many of our visitors have been full of compliments about what we have done. Thank you for an excellent product and workmanship. We have no problems recommending your product to anyone who is considering adding an awning to their house.
Ross and Barbara Webber, Warkworth

When deciding on a shade there are lots of companies to choose from BUT when I saw a friends shade I was impressed with the workmanship and contacted Scott. We are very pleased with our shade but also the friendly professional manner of Scott and his team.
As to the performance of our new shade.... simply perfect.
Barry & Megan Martin, Mairangi Bay

We are thoroughly enjoying our Outsider Awning shades and they are admired by many. I thank you once again for the wonderful job. Shades Direct is truly a professional outfit and a pleasure to deal with.
Carol Pollock, President, Mission Bay Bowling Club, Auckland

Just to let you know how delighted we are with your company. The Outsider Awning looks good and already is doing what we hoped – can’t wait to use it fully in the summer. We were impressed with speed and efficiency of your work and our yard was left than before you started.
Jim and Hazel Peters, Whangarei

We would like to thank you for your prompt and efficient supply and installation of our shade sail and curtains. They look great and I am sure they will be appreciated by the children and parents alike in our centre for many years to come.
Sarah Nilsson, Kawakawa Playcentre, Kawakawa

I am writing this to convey our customer satisfaction regarding an Outsider Awning which was installed at our property at Mangawhai Heads which is in a particularly high wind area. We are Auckland based and dealt with Rodger from Shades Direct Whangarei branch. Rodger was punctual, reliable and professional. The workmanship was excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend Shades Direct to anyone who was considering this company.
Grant and Janet Souness, Mangawhai Heads

In 2012 I started renovating my 1960s house to make it one for the 21st century. The final step was a new car port. I checked three options and decided on Shades Direct’s Outsider Awning. From the time Scott Lanning made the initial consultation visit to the final installation I was impressed with the care taken and attention to detail. The awning has added to the house substantial covered in space which is fabulous. I subsequently added Outdoor Curtains so in wet weather all of that extra space can stay dry. Shades Direct is a quality product. My choice has been much complimented by neighbours, friends and other visitors.
Vivienne Hill, Glenfield, Auckland

Thanks very much for the excellent service you and your staff provided when installing my awning
It has completely changed my house and has given me an extra room and added value to the property - so I am really pleased. Your service was fantastic – efficient and quick and I appreciated how clean and tidy your men were. I was also pleasantly surprised by the price and would definitely recommend your company to others.
Pene Gee, Milford, Auckland

The Outsider Awning is the best thing we could have done to the house. The area gets full use all the time. Brilliant, thanks.
Sue, Northland

We have been up to Teal Bay to have a look our new Outsider Awning and are very pleased with the look and happy with the result. It looks very fantastic and we are very happy with it. Thank you very much

Just want to say thanks heaps Rodger the new Outsider Awning is fantastic to sit under nice and cool and we just love it. Also want to say a huge thank you for having it done for Xmas. This definitely was not my expectation at the beginning but I am so happy. Once again thank you.

Just a line to say how efficient you and your crew were putting up our Outsider Awning – very pleased with the job – you will be well recommended
David and Jan Leavins, Huapai, Auckland

Papatoetoe High School has worked with Shades Direct on two projects to improve shade/shelter areas at the school. The quality of the products, the workmanship and our dealings with the company has been excellent. Shades Direct are able to provide durable, cost effective, aesthetically pleasing solutions for your shade and shelter needs and I recommend their product and service highly.
P R Gall, Principal, Papatoetoe High School, Auckland

Absolutely thrilled with the work, what a transformation
Impressed with the job, very pleased with the result and the guys were great.
They left the whole place very clean and tidy.
Sitaram Salvaji, Kelston, Auckland

Thank you for installing the Outsider Awning. It looks fantastic and has with stood the gale force winds we’ve been having without a problem. Rodger, thank you for your fast and professional service – Good Job
Rupert Scott, Maungatapere, Northland

We have recently had the pleasure of contacting Shades Direct to remove our old porch blinds and replace with new ones. We cannot speak highly enough of the service provided by Mike and his team. They listened to our requirements and went the extra mile to ensure that these needs were met. The end result is one that we are absolutely delighted with. We have no hesitation at all in recommending Shades Direct.
Homai Kindergarten, Manurewa, Auckland

Many thanks for the great job here at 2 Charlise Place. We are really pleased with the way the Outsider Awning turned out and looks. It has been much admired by all the neighbours, so hopefully it will bring some further orders your way in the future. We would be happy to recommend you and your product.
Bryan and Veronica Hills, Whangarei

Thanks Rodger for the great job on the Outsider Awning. It looks very nice and fits in well with the house.