Peter May is a small innovative Ashburton company specialising in the custom design & manufacture of high quality Canvas, PVC & protective products for customers & commercial clients throughout the South Island. Our highly skilled forward thinking team, are passionate about every new and existing project they undertake.

Whether it’s a stylish sail shade or shade structure, agricultural cover, protective seat cover or marine & automotive cover & repairs, call Peter & Toni May today. A prompt complimentary meeting & design is all part of our service.

What happens if my haycover is eaten by mice? Do I need to bring it in to be repaired?

Not always. We have a special tape (50mm or 100mm wide) designed to be placed over any holes that will give you a quick easy and low cost result that you can do yourself.

Do you supply ropes with your haycovers?

Yes, we offer an optional rope of 4m long with a splice on one end and a clip on the other to prevent fraying.  For the 2012 season we also offer the StrongHold Hook, which negates the need to tie any knots.  Really quick and easy to use, the Stronghold Hook ensures the best possible hold for your hay cover.

What length do your haycovers come in?

Standard 25m x 3.6m in stock, but we can make to any size requirements.  Other popular sizes are 25m x 7.2 (double width), 30m x 3.6m.

I am thinking of a sail for our patio area but we are going to build a deck. When should I talk you you?

Before any building starts is best as we can discuss the design to ensure you get the best result and the placement of any poles or attachment points.

I like the idea of a sail shade, but do I have to take it down over winter?

We recommend the removal of shades over the winter months to protect from any possible snow fall and to extend the life of your shade.  Peter May Ltd offer our maintenance programme were we will call in Autumn to remove, store and clean your sail (if needed) and refit when the weather warms up in September.

Can you repair a small hole in my carseat?

Sure, no problem! We can often take a portion of your fabric from an inconspicuous area to replace the panel with the hole.



  • A Peter May canopy – as well as providing shade for outdoor living, frames the view, provides an extra room and enhances the appearance of the lodge. We appreciated Peter’s cooperative and helpful attitude, professional standard of work and excellent after-sales service. The canopy is robust — withstands boisterous Norwest winds.

    Tussock and Beech Ecotours
  • We were so delighted with the first sail that Peter May Ltd installed for us that we asked him to install a second one creating two lovely el fresco areas on our patios. He was very prompt and professional in all his dealings and we are thrilled with the finished products.

    Natalie & Barry Ashburton
  • Hi Peter. Thank you very much for the work you did on the canvas for my boat. I got the dodger on during Saturday and the plastic strip really helped (still took about 5 hours though). It looks great and the workmanship is fantastic. Regards and thanks. David Kennett

    David Kennett
  • Hi Peter & Toni. Thankyou so very much for the construction of our new Shade sale. We really appreciate your prompt service & the high quality of the finished product. Thanks once again, Craig & Sam Ingold.

    Craig & Sam Ingold
  • Thanks so much for making covers fit perfectly really happy with service and product

    Valerie, Invercargill
  • Great experience, excellent product and awesome service fitting the covers. Highly recommend, first class

    Rebecca, Christchurch
  • Some of the best customer service I've had. Highly recommend these guys!

    Josh, Gore
  • I contacted Peter May for a custom made tool box cover for my partner. He was so helpful, full of ideas and exceeded my expectations with a fast turn around.

    Justine Tull


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