Hollands – Back In The Day

Did you have a Holland Blind in your room when you were a child? 

I did.  I would pull it down using a crocheted ring on a string and it would stop sometimes at the bottom of the window sill – or sometimes not so I pulled a little further trying to find the spring stop point and then I would run out of blind so I then tried to release the spring to put it back up a bit and after yanking on the cord several times the blind just shot up at such speed the cord pulled out of my hand and the blind then proceeded to spin on the roller until the spring fully unwound.

Then I would call out to my father ‘Dad my blind won’t work’. Dad would come into my room and scold me for pulling on the blind too far and tell me to be more careful. But I couldn’t get it to work correctly.  Dad then took the blind out of its brackets and re-tensioned the spring. 

I hated Holland Blinds and refused to use them in my own home when I grew up. 

Then along came Roller Blinds with a chain control at the side. This was wonderful and totally re-invented the Holland Blind. Available in lovely colours and patterns and not a spring insight, Roller Blinds became the great solution for many window dressing applications and is still the most popular window covering today.

Now we also have Aero soft spring roller blinds that are geared to give perfect roll control with ‘No Chain’ for best child safety eliminating the looped side chain. 

The Aero can have a wand down the side for easy access to the control over benches and hard to reach places, but also offers a fully wandless operation using the soft spring geared operation. 

Wonderful in so many ways.

Palm Beach

One of our longest running fabrics has been improved and is now more affordable!

Palm Beach is a dream to handle in production, and performs beautifully when installed as a finished window blind.

Developments in manufacturing methods and coating formulation have resulted in;
• White foamed acrylic backing gives a smooth finish to the reverse of the blackout quality, which glides across the cutting table.
• Resistance to marking and fraying, and improved handle, lay flat and stability.
• Colours are intense, consistent, and due to the dying method mean no white lines down the cut edges.

Updated Colour Palette

The New Palm Beach colour range reflects current and forecast interior trends. Each colour is carefully developed to compliment the leading interior and design colour palettes of Modern Monochromes and Shades of Black.

The Palm Beach Range contains 12 blackout colours and 7 light filtering colours, and comes 3000mm wide. This lovely fabric range has also just dropped in price.

If you’d like Palm Beach in your house, contact us now to arrange a free measure and quote.

Introducing Gala

If you are looking for some fresh colours to brighten up your home, then our new fabric Gala is for you.

Available for Roller, Panel and Roman, it comes 3000mm wide and is classed as a blockout.

Take a break from conventional colour palettes and step into the world of Gala.

Featuring more than just modern monotones, Gala is an invitation for inspiration, created for the imagination. Sophisticated design – Beautiful colours – Australian Made.

If you think Gala might be for you, contact us today and we will come to your home for a free measure and quote.

Louvolite Fabric Launch

Have you heard about the Louvolite Fabric Range?

These beautiful fabrics enhance any room in your home. From everyday staples to fabrics that have that “WOW” factor, there’s something here to fall in love with.

And it’s not just the huge colour range. These fabrics come in a wide variety of textures, light filtering, patterns and designs. The current range also includes metallics and fabrics with a bit of sparkle.

There’s also dinosaurs!

Take a look at these lovely fabrics yourself by dropping into one of our offices. Or give us a call and we will come to you.

Super Times At Super Expo 2019!

Earlier this month the Super Expo was held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Held every three years, the expo brings together blind and awning industry to showcase the latest innovations and products.

Some of the Advantage Team were able to head to the Gold Coast to check it out.

Highlights included the Veri Shade display, seeing the new Louvolite range of internal blind fabrics, and the folding arm awning with lighting strips. What a great way to light up a patio area!

Here are some of the photos we took while there.

Keep your eyes peeled for the launch of the new Louvolite fabric range. As soon as we get our sample books we will launch the range. Some of the fabrics are simply stunning!

Bundaberg Vertical Special

Our Bundaberg Branch is having a Vertical Blind Sale!

Limited Time Only

This sale will be available only while fabrics stocks last.

This amazing price of $60 per lineal metre applies to 4 great colours with light filtering and blockout option available. So if your window is one metre wide, your vertical drape will cost only $60 including installation and GST.

So hurry and arrange a free measure and quote by calling our Bundaberg Office on 4153 3322 today!

For more details, take a look at this ad that has been running in the Newsmail recently.

Featured Product – Veri Shades

Veri Shades are a brand new product that has caused quite a bit of excitement in the office.

They are elegant, quiet, offers full levels of light control and privacy, and can be used across doorways without blocking access, even when fully closed.

Open, fully drawn, or tilted, Veri Shades allow you to control the levels of light and privacy.

Special features of the Veri Shades include:

  • Soft and silent with no cords, weights or connecting chains
  • Able to be open or closed, opaque or translucent via wand operated controls
  • Individual curved fabric folds allow for walking through the blind, even when closed
  • Child and pet friendly with no cords to tangle
  • High quality, easy care fabrics

Veri Shades are a new window furnishings range that combines the sophistication, softness and style of curtains with the versatility of vertical drapes.

Call us today to arrange a free measure and quote to see just how Veri Shades can improve your home.

Featured Product – Wand Aero

Wand Areo Roller Blind

Our first featured product is the wand controlled, Aero roller blind.

Ever since roller blinds became controlled by a chain instead of the traditional and cumbersome spring loaded system, there have been concerns over child safety and the sometimes tragic consequences.

One solution is the Wand Aero.

This patented system resets the standard in child safe shades with user-friendly controls and slim line aesthetics, eliminating the need for free-hanging cords or chains.

The easy to use wand allows a continuous, seamless one-handed operation, providing an improved level of comfort when gripping the wand, particularly for impaired users. Unobtrusive and stylish, the wand provides an ideal operation for longer roller shades, controlling a broad range of shade sizes.

The dual operation further improves the user experience, allowing users to conveniently control the shade using either the wand or weight bar. The technologically advanced Auto-rise feature ensures smooth and controlled self-rising with only a light pull of the weight bar or wand, stopping at the ideal top position.

Long pull to lower,
Quick pull to raise

Special features of the Wand Control Aero Roller Blind include:

AESTHETICAL FEATURES
• Minimal light gaps
• Color matched bracket covers provide a neat overall finish
• Alternative cassette upgrade
• Clean installation without chain or tensioner
• Can be over rolled or under rolled
• Cassette available on under rolled version

FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS
• Premium child safety with easy to operate wand control
• Alternative weight bar override control
• Auto-rise functionality with manual lowering
• Top limit setting for an easy user experience
• Can be installed onto wall, ceiling & inside fix applications
• Patent protected
• Decelerator for smooth controlled movement
• Compatible with Link System

Contact Us Today!