The Name in Shade Since 1866

With 1.5 centuries under our belt, Johnson & Couzins are proud to be one of New Zealand’s oldest companies and the country’s first manufacturer of retractable louvres. With brand-new purpose-built premises in Christchurch, a factory in Auckland and additional teams in Wellington, Nelson, Timaru and Australia we keep Kiwis and Ozzies far and wide under cover.

Johnson & Couzins have the answer to all your shade demands. However, with Johnson & Couzins you don’t just get off-the-shelf products, we custom-design our shade solutions for your specific requirements. Our innovative in-house engineers are constantly developing new products, will find ways to adapt existing ranges for you or even create entirely unique canvas and PVC designs. We always strive for outstanding customer service which starts with a FREE measure and quote and ends with your custom shade solution.

From baches to homesteads, from the hospitality to trucking and manufacturing industries – we are your first port of call.

Licensee Opportunities

Due to the high demand for our shade products domestically and commercially we are rapidly expanding and have licensee opportunities available.

Locations of Our Offices and Teams
  • Christchurch & Auckland
  • Wellington, Nelson & Timaru
  • Perth, Australia
We are proud to have worked for
Our Team
  • Bill Adair – Director/Head of Sales

  • James Adair – Director/Head of Marketing

  • Tim Adair – Director/Head of Installing

  • Mark Buckley – Director/Head of Engineering

Johnson & Couzins is a family business, owned by the Adairs and long-time family friend Mark Buckley. We employ an ever-growing team of skilled canvas workers, engineers and installers.

Services and Products
Free Consultation

Give us a call and we’ll pop in for your free measure and quote.

Flat Pack Louvres

Save money with our quality cost-effective DIY louvre systems.

Traditional Shade

We custom-make shade sails, canopy awnings and umbrellas.

Custom Design

We design, engineer and manufacture to your individual requirements.

Outdoor Rooms

Create entire heated all-weather outdoor rooms and home extensions.

Roof Louvres

Get NZ’s first retractable roof louvres and leading aluminium louvres.