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Dressing your Windows for Success
March 23rd, 2012, 0:17
Newport Custom Shutters and Blinds have become a firm favourite along the
Aussie coastline all the way from Brisbane through to Byron Bay. There is no
one size fits all solution with them – they specialise in creating custom
shutters, Louvre doors and Venetian blinds in their signature Western Red
Cedar. If Western Cedar is not really what you are looking for, they also have
a range of hardwood timber, composite and aluminium blinds available for you.
They pride themselves in producing a quality product that is specifically
tailored to your needs. Rest assured that they are the best custom blinds Brisbane suppliers.
Everyone will be able to find something within their range to suit themselves
and their pockets – whether they are looking for roller blinds or traditional
Venetian blinds. They make use of a unique process that ensures that the blinds
work properly from day one and that they keep looking good for years to come. They’ve
put a lot of thought into making your blinds suit your home perfectly and you
can blend them into the décor with colour matched pelmets. Get them to suit
your lifestyle by selecting mechanised blinds if that is what you fancy.
With over a quarter of a century of experience, Newport Custom Shutters have
learned to create that perfect customer experience. They make installing blinds
a breeze – they will even come onsite and measure your windows to give you an
accurate obligation free quote – could it really get any easier? Well, maybe,
if they came round and installed the blinds for you. Guess what, they do and
they guarantee their work – that’s right, they don’t use outside contractors to
install their blinds, they have teams dedicated to this purpose. This combined
with the high quality material that you use make it easy for them to guarantee
Newport Custom Shutters make sure that all their Western Cedar Blinds are
hand finished and made to their very exacting standards. Western Cedar is
perfectly suited to the harsh and changeable Aussie climate. Helen found that
the warm colour of the wood set off her décor perfectly. "I was delighted
by the service received from Newport Custom Shutters and Blinds from the very
first moment. From the time that the team called on me to measure my
windows right up until my blinds were installed." Helen admits to being a
bit of a perfectionist and she went over the new blinds with a fine tooth comb.
They even met her very high standards.
Chris just got tired of having his girlfriend nag him to get new curtains.
"I decided on blinds because of the ease of maintenance. I chose
mechanised roller blinds because I liked the crisp, clear lines and playing
with the gadgets." According to Chris the whisper quiet motor is a real
hit – he doesn’t even have to get out of bed to let the light in. The team from
Newport Custom Shutters and Blinds were able to install the blinds quickly and
efficiently, this left Chris very impressed.
So whether you are looking for the best shutters Brisbane or some
simple roller blinds, stop off at Newport Custom Shutters and Blinds.
Timber Shutters Block Midday Sun While Insulating
March 12th, 2012, 21:38
so you have heard it all before. Global warming is overheating the planet,
melting the ice caps causing sea levels to rise, while at the same time
producing weather events of increasing severity with alarming regularity.
Humanity is suffering from heat stress and some are even dying from it, whilst
the harmful glare from the sun is the cause of many migraines in people of all
ages. More air-conditioning units are being installed than ever before and backyard
pools are increasing all over the country, but what options are there available
for those who cannot afford this kind of heat relief in their homes?|
In homes that have no air-conditioning units installed, the most obvious
options are to make every effort to insulate the home where possible. Science
has come up with paints that not only cover the roof to protect it, but at the
same time insulates the home, dropping the inside temperature by several
degrees. Having insulation in the roof and walls will also help to make the
home environment more comfortable, but we then need to ensure that heat is not
entering the home through unprotected windows as they not only allow strong
sunlight to enter and damage furnishings, but unwelcome glare and heat. The most
sensible answer to this dilemma is to have blinds Gold Coast or
shutters installed in each window.
A wide range of blinds is available nowadays, and has a style to suit all specific
needs. Blinds that you can see through while the light entering the home is
filtered, blinds that block out the light totally plus venetian blinds of
different materials that insulate and allow air to freely circulate as well are
all readily available. Made to measure, they will fit any window opening.
Another option is the range of shutters Gold Coast,
available also in different materials to suit specific needs. Shutters are an
excellent overall choice as they provide privacy, free air flow, allow you to
have a view and control the amount of light entering the home. In storm
affected areas, external aluminium shutters have the further benefit of
protecting windows from hail and airborne objects.
Timber is a wonderful insulating material, and as such is used widely in both
blinds and shutters. They add aesthetic appeal to the home, protect the
interior and insulate all at the same time. For blocking the draining heat of
the midday sun, they cannot be surpassed as they do this and allow airflow as
well, while insulating and lowering the inside temperature of the home. If you
don’t have air-conditioning in your home, try to have your home insulated as
much as possible, and have some timber shutters installed. They are a great
option at an affordable price.
Timber Shutters are Simply Gorgeous
January 16th, 2012, 16:27
you’re looking to order shutters for your new home, or it has come time to
replace your existing ones, you simply cannot find anything more classic, more
versatile than timber shutters. For any style of home, contemporary lines to
traditional façades, wooden shutters hewn from red cedar will provide the
finishing touches on your exterior with style and efficiency.
You just cannot find anything in this world that compares to the sheer
versatility of wood. Timber of all kinds can be carved, hewn, whittled and
shaped to fit almost every need. In today’s increasing desire to be more
‘green’, wood is gaining in popularity for its very eco-friendly natures. Also,
its strength and durability make wood a very smart choice for exterior shutters
for every home. And, because wood can be painted, stained or even just oiled to
allow its natural beauty to shine through, the possibilities are virtually
endless as far as your exteriors’ appearance.
Timber is a very renewable source of material; because it’s a natural product
and not synthetic, its production doesn’t harm the environment in any way.
Furthermore, using wood as a building material actually encourages more trees
to be planted so you’re not only doing your home a favour by installing timber blinds Brisbane, but one for the
planet as well.
Red Cedar is widely known for its stability and overall attractiveness. As a
general rule, timber shutters should be stable, and unlike some other woods,
the stability of this gorgeous wood actually allows for shutter panels to be
taller or wider than other species, without requiring a supporting rail in the
middle. They’re also very durable, and will last through many sunny, rainy,
windy and snowy seasons.
Australia’s Western Red Cedar is a very useful timber, and has wonderful
acoustic and thermal properties. That means that while you’re keeping heat or
cool air in your home, you’re blocking out a good deal of the ambient noise to
be found outside. Their very solid nature also ensures privacy in your home,
but being that Red Cedar is a very lightweight wood, you won’t have to worry
that your shutters will be too heavy to open, to close, or even harm your walls
with their installation.
Timber shutters are highly versatile; it doesn’t matter whether your home has a
modern, sleek look and feel or one that is more traditional and cosy, shutters
crafted from wood add a depth and a grace to any window. Red Cedar shutters Brisbane come in a variety
of styles, and can be fitted to angled, raked or even arched window styles. The
width of the louvre blades can range from 50 elliptical millimetres to 115
All in all, you cannot find shutters that are as durable, as versatile, as
efficient and as just plain attractive as timber shutters. And given that you
can order these shutters painted a specific colour or simply bring out their
natural beauty, there’s really no reason not to have your timber shutters
Add Brilliance and Lustre to Your Home with Venetian Blinds
October 25th, 2011, 0:12
Home décor is an important part of creating a home and
space that is visually pleasing to the eye as well as having an effect of
serenity. We all work hard these days, so it is important to have a space to
come home to that promotes relaxation and lowers the stress levels. Our homes
are our peace and serenity away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life so
it is great when you have a beautiful space that you can be proud of. There are
many ways you can decorate your home, one way is by installing venetian blinds.
These gorgeous blinds will add colour and style to your home as well as give
you privacy from the outside world. The saying that a man’s home is his castle
is very true for men and women alike and what better way to add beauty to your
home then with blinds Brisbane. With the wide variety of colours,
styles and materials available, you can match your home’s décor quite easily.
The material choices available in the venetian blinds range are composite,
western red cedar or hardwood timber. These can be oiled, painted or stained
depending on your décor with options of a motorized mechanism or braided nylon
pull cords or coloured tapes. The venetian blinds blades come in sizes of 50mm,
60mm, 63mm or 84mm. All blinds feature the latest head box designs which are
fitted with heavy duty mechanisms for trouble free operation. With the help of
technology, venetian blinds have never been easier to operate.
With the blinds being so easy to decorate, why would you not install venetian
blinds? No more struggling with curtains or trying to tie them back, no more
struggling with putting curtains back up after they have been washed. Venetian
blinds make life much easier while allowing you to control the amount of light
and breeze you allow into your home.
Whether you want to decorate the inside or the outside of your home, there are
venetian blinds and shutters Brisbane to compliment any home whether old or
new. These gorgeous blinds will add brilliance and lustre to any home as well
as adding a touch of class and elegance. You cannot go past venetian blinds to
compliment your home’s décor. With the excellent craftsmanship and the wide variety
of colours and stains available you can’t go wrong with these beautiful and
well designed blinds.
To add a defined beauty to your home, you can’t go past venetian blinds. They
will boost your home’s décor and look without much effort or expense, giving
your home a look of beauty and class.
Open the Blinds on Indoor Shutters
September 26th, 2011, 23:02
Traditionally, we view shutters as an outdoor feature
on house. Having shutters inside may seem excessive but they can actually be a
great décor feature indoors and have several advantages over blinds. Of course,
you should lose the idea that shutters are only for windows – with today’s
technological advances, you can have shutters that are light-weight enough to
be able to span larger areas and so can be applied to different structures. One
such idea is to use shutters as privacy screens. Close off parts of your
open-plan home when guests visit by pulling your shutter doors across and then
revert to open plan living when your guests leave. Shutters provide the ideal
balance between privacy and light and can close off parts of a room and still
let through enough light to create a feeling of space.
Shutters used indoors can also be used as wardrobe doors for the same reason.
In terms of indoor use, we traditionally use blinds in Australia. Blinds are
great for windows but are not very good as good at creating a free-standing
privacy screen in a house. In this case, shutters are definitely better. If you
are considering shutters for your windows, it is a good idea to search online
for design options. At the same time, run a search about blinds, using, for example,
Brisbane as your search term. This will allow you
to compare the two side by side.
The search for shutters could be kicked off with a search term like Shutters Brisbane.
When considering indoor shutters, you need to understand that they are more
expensive than blinds but that they have additional benefits. For control of
light and noise, shutters are hard to beat. You might consider shutters on a
window that overlooks a very noisy and bright street. Shutters can, because
they are so much thicker than blinds, block out a lot more light and muffle
sound coming from the street. They still allow a free flow of air through them
and so allow you to take advantage of any natural breezes.
Shutters are also a lot more permanent than blinds – shutters are considered
fixtures whereas blinds can be taken with when you move out – and so can add
value to the property. You can also expect them to last a lot longer. In
general, a shutter is more classical than a blind and so will not date as
quickly. They may also lend themselves to a wider range of décor. At the end,
there are a lot of choices when it comes to blinds and shutters – with a little
research, you can choose the best option for you.
What is the Difference Between Shutters and Blinds?
September 12th, 2011, 21:21
Shutters are shutters and blinds are blinds. True, but
what is the difference? Let’s compare each function. Shutters can be made for
both inside the home and for exterior doors and windows. Blinds are generally
only used indoors.
The Australian summer climate is often the time when home owners contemplate
whether or not to invest in blinds. There are several blinds manufactures in
Australia. For instance, if you live in Brisbane, an online Google search for ‘blinds Brisbane’
will produce a wide selection of companies that give advice on the right type
of blind for your circumstances. There are several kinds of blinds, such as
Venetian blinds, roller blinds and vertical blinds. There are many more designs
to suit all tastes and pockets.
To get back to the difference—blinds are installed in a window instead of
curtains, although some home owners opt for both at the same time, purely for
decorative purposes. The slats on blinds are usually of a lighter material than
shutters, which tend to be thicker and wider, the reason being that shutters
are generally used outdoors and need to be sturdier to stand up to the
elements. When a home is for sale, shutters are considered fixture, but blinds,
like curtains can be removed.
Each slat in blinds is normally tied together with a string material, which is
pulled in order to open and close the blinds. On the other hand, shutters are
pulled open or close and generally swing in an out. The slats in blinds are
made to overlap, which means that some light might still penetrate a room.
Shutters are better for keeping out the light.
Shutters are more expensive that blinds. This is because they are made of
stronger and thicker material. Shutters, being heavier, are not an ideal choice
for inside a home. Blinds are generally the obvious option for the interior
windows of homes and offices. This doesn’t entirely mean that shutters aren’t
used inside a home. In fact, they are becoming popular installations in
designer homes. Shutter panels and doors function well in bedrooms where there
are walk-in wardrobes and can be used in the place of cupboard doors. They
allow for privacy and can be opened or closed whenever the need arises. A
search for ‘shutters
Brisbane’ will provide you with hours of
information that will help you decide whether shutters of blinds will be best
for your home and which designs will add quality to your rooms.
Venetian Blinds Options for the Discerning Buyer
August 23rd, 2011, 15:16
planning window treatments for one’s home or office space, the buyer might
often be stumped because of the wide choice available. If you are planning to
go for Venetian blinds for your windows, going through this article will
definitely be useful to you. Venetian blinds bring an old time feel or fresh
outlook to the interior décor of a room, depending upon the style you purchase.
They can be made to give a clean, contemporary look too if that is your taste.
These kinds of blinds are an excellent option if you would like to have
complete control over the amount of light or air entering the room
One of the
most commonly used materials for venetian blinds poplar. You can find quite a
few blinds Brisbane designs available
in this. The reason most people would prefer these is that they are
comparatively less costly and as they are neutral in colour, they can go with
any wall colour. These blinds are also easy to clean, and can be used in any
chosen room. You have a huge spectrum of colours to choose from and the price
is also on the affordable side.
there is also the of true wooden (timber) blinds. Also in beautiful timber, you
can find a huge variety of shutters Brisbane. Wooden shutters
are a little more expensive but if you can fit them within your budget they can
provide beauty and protection for your home for many, many years to come. They
look elegant and provide a great cover to the interior of a home. They can be
polished to keep up the sheen when necessary. The last ones are the bamboo
blinds which are a very good choice if the area you live in is prone to
moisture. They are sturdy and can bear almost any weather conditions thrown at
the different options available when it comes to choosing the material, colour
and design for blinds and shutters so it is important to think about what you
want, take in some information and choose the option that suits not only you
budget, but your home and personal tastes too. Happy shopping!
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