We hire tarpaulins, wedding marquees, commercial display / market gazebos and party canopies for decks.


Call in today for our price list and expert advice on what size you need for your function.

Verandah Screens

One of our team can call at your location and measure up for a snazzy roll up vertical screen.

Springtop Marquee

Other Services

We also cover the below services, including custom canopy/canvas work.

  • Camping accessories
  • Shade Sails
  • Metro Wood Fires and accessories
  • Clear Screens
  • Canvas Repair
  • Custom PVC, canvas and mesh projects

About Elco Canvas

Elco Canvas & Heating has been servicing the Taranaki and beyond market since 1962. We repair all types of canvas and PVC products such as waterproof canopies, shade sails, roll-down clear screens, retractable awnings, trampolines, backpacks, packs and bags, horse covers, cow covers, boat covers, tarpaulins, family and hiking tents, purses and handbags, deckchairs, strops, wetsuits and gazebos to name a few!

Drop in between 08:00 and 16:30 Monday to Friday, and we can take the details and see what we can do for you!

We hire tarpaulins, wedding marquees, commercial display / market gazebos and party canopies for decks.

Our history dates back to 1962, when Egmont Leather & Canvas Company Ltd was formed. We occupied a purpose built premises on Courtenay Street. In 1990 Terry and Lynley Knauf bought the company, and abbreviated name to Elco. Terry has been in the canvas trade since 1977 and the eight staff at Elco brings a wealth of combined experience to the business.

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In 2000, Elco expanded into heating, and became 'Elco Canvas & Heating', after the distinctive log frontage of our current premises on Devon Street East,  attracted the attention of Metro Wood Fires. We now sell exclusively, the Metro Pioneer range of wood fires and have access to their parts back to the mid 1990’s..

Check out their extensive range on display year around! Our staff can help you through choosing the correct model for your situation, guide you through the council consent process, and can recommend a competent plumber to install your chosen fire.

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Don’t forget to check out our TradeMe page for specials and end-of-lines!

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