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Your Guide to Outdoor Blinds

From Alpha M to Zipscreen, here’s your guide to outdoor blinds, awnings and shutters.

There’s no doubt about it, summer in Perth is one of the best times of year. The days are long, the nights are balmy and the everyone seems to be a permanently good mood. Best of all, you get the chance to kick back, relax and entertain outdoors for a change.

Whether your home features a patio, backyard, deck, balcony or front yard, the simple addition of outdoor blinds can make your alfresco area all the more comfortable.

Your guide to outdoor blinds and awnings


Whether you want protection from the wind, sun or bugs, we can help. As a matter of fact, we actually have WA’s widest range of made-to-measure blinds.

To help you navigate the world of outdoor blinds and outdoor shades, we’ve put together this handy guide with a brief overview of each of our (many) products designed for outdoor living.

Outdoor Blinds

Café/Patio Blinds:

If you’ve dined in an alfresco café area before, chances are you’ll be familiar with these blinds. This style of patio shade comes in your choice of PVC, sunscreen, acrylic or canvas fabric, with one of the most popular options being clear or tinted PVC. Once installed they offer protection from the elements without disrupting anyone’s view.

Alpha M Outdoor Blinds:

These sturdy outdoor blinds are the latest addition to our product range. Designed for strong winds, Alpha M has the ability to self-correct fabric blow outs and is renowned for minimal movement. If your outdoor area requires shelter from the wind, these are the blinds for you.

Windmaster Blinds:

Similar to Alpha M blinds, Windmasters can hold their own when faced with windy weather. These outdoor blinds were designed right here in WA, specifically for local weather conditions. In addition to blocking wind, Windmasters also effectively reduce heat.

Zipscreen Blinds:

Zipscreen outdoor blinds are one of the most popular for alfresco areas and verandas, offering both weather and insect protection. Plus, if your outdoor living area is on the larger side, that’s no problem. Zipscreen blinds can be custom made to fit widths up to 7m.

Outdoor Shutters:

Moving away from blinds, plantation shutters are a stylish choice for the backyard. Our range comes in three different styles: fixed, hinged or bi-fold, to cover windows or sliding patio doors, or to partially enclose a space.

Outdoor Awnings

Auto awnings:

These awnings feature a sliding arm system which allows the awning to be raised and lowered to any position. This design makes auto awnings ideal for ground floor or balcony windows, offering the ability to reflect up to 70% of heat throughout the day.

Pivot awnings:

This multi-functional shading system is perfect for circulating airflow and reducing heat in the home. As pivot awnings are heavy-duty, they’re well-suited to larger windows or doors which require both shade and easy access.

Retractable awnings:

As the name suggests, these awnings can retract or extend to provide an instant overhead shelter, or to make the most of the sunshine. We recommend installing this style of awning over your patio or deck

Wire guide awnings:

Our wire guide awnings are suitable for all areas without channels, as fixing points can be secured to the ground rather than directly onto walls. If you live by the coast, or are frequently exposed to strong winds, these are the awnings for your home.

Interested in any of our outdoor blinds, shutters or awnings? Give us a call on 13 13 15, visit one of our Perth showrooms, or arrange a free measure and quote with a highly-trained consultant in your own home.

All of our blinds, curtains and awnings are made in Australia and are sold for the lowest prices in the market, guaranteed. Just bring in a quote on any competitor’s comparable item and we’ll beat it by 5%!

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