Timber Blinds – Basswood

Basswood, also known as Linden, is a hardwood which is common in the temperate latitudes of the northern hemisphere. The timber used by the blind industry is generally supplied from North America where it is harvested in large quantities around the Great Lakes area.

Native Americans used parts of this tree to make rope, thread and fabric. The timber is relatively soft for a hardwood, has low strength properties but is light and has good dimensional stability. Being light in colour with no resins, it lends itself perfectly to accepting stains of various colours. Basswood’s grain structure is very fine, not as prominent as Western Red Cedar, this give the blind a more uniform, even appearance.

They are more scratch and dent resistant than cedar, which can be an advantage in a home with young children. These blinds never need repainting and their smooth rich surfaces are easily cleaned with a duster, or at worst a damp cloth with mild detergent.

Our basswood blinds are constructed using the same components as our Cedar Blinds:

  • 50 x 65 mm metal head box (not plastic)
  • Quality polyester string ladder and lift cord
  • Solid metal cord lock – not plastic framed
  • Round edged bottom rail – not a rebated dust catcher
  • Our timber slats have a rich coating of two base coats and one top coat of UV cured paints. We do not skimp on this coating.
  • Slat width and thickness of 50x3mm
  • Or slat width and thickness of 63x3mm

Our Basswood blinds are a beautiful decoration for your house and a true VALUE in the field of window furnishings. They add a warm and inviting look to any decor, insulate your home and are available in four colours:

  • Cedar Dark
  • Light Oak
  • Vivid White
  • Chalk USA

 

Timber Blinds – Cedar

Western Red Cedar grows mainly in the wet areas of North West America where soils are rich and moisture laden air currents off the north pacific nourish their lush and fast re-growing forests.

Most cedar imported into this country originates in British Columbia, Canada. Western Red Cedar forests are predominantly well managed forests which provide a perpetual harvest. Cedar wood contains natural oils which help resist insect attack and decay. It is a dimensionally stable wood that ages gracefully and endures for many years.

In this age of energy concerns, the woods cellular structure give it an insulation value higher than most woods and much higher than brick or concrete. Cedar wood blinds help warm your house in winter and help keep it cool in summer.

Above all, cedar is a wood of exceptional beauty. No man made material can duplicate cedar’s natural lustre and tones which range from light amber to deep honey brown.

Our Cedar Blinds are made of the following components:

  • 50 x 65 mm metal head box (Not Plastic)
  • Quality Polyester string ladder and lift cord
  • A rich coating of two base coats and one top coat of UV cured paints. This paint is designed to live in a harsh window environment – we use it generously
  • Solid metal cord lock – not plastic framed
  • Solid metal cord tilter gearbox – no cheap wands with plastic gearbox
  • Slat width and thickness of 46×3 mm
  • Or slat width and thickness of 60×4 mm

These blinds never need repainting and are easy to clean with a duster or damp cloth with mild detergent. Our Cedar Blinds will give a sense of luxurious pleasure and function for many years to come. They are available in five colours:

  • Medium – Light Colour
  • Medium – Dark Colour
  • Jarah Colour (46mm only )
  • Red Gum Colour (46mm only )
  • Mist ( 46mm only )

Stained Oiled finishes (oiled finishes allow you to maintain the condition of the blind over the lifetime. Simply re-oil with cedar oil as desired)
Medium – Light Colour

Medium – Dark Colour Stained oiled finishes

Timber Blinds – Tassie Oak

Tasmanian oak is a premium Australian hardwood timber encompassing three species that grow in the mountainous areas of Tasmania. It is a versatile timber perfect for both construction and interior applications.  Our Tassie Oak Blind is an unique product from our factory.

Colours: Light, Natural and Dark

Slat Size: 46x3mm

Child Safe Cordless Basswood Blinds

A curious child can quickly get entangled in a window blind cord.
This can lead to strangulation within minutes, and the parent may not hear a thing because the child often can’t make a sound while this is happening.

A cordless blind is a good option to avoid a potential tragedy.

Honeycomb Blinds

The Honey Comb Blind offer a soft and unobtrusive appearance. They use a microscopically thin rear coating of aluminium which gives them excellent sunscreening and light regulating properties. Smart and contemporary they also provide thermal properties which keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Vertical Honeycomb blinds are prefect for sliding door, it take up very little room compared to panel glides or vertical blinds and of course maintain thermal efficiency.

Timber Verticals

Our timber vertical are made in Modern Wood. Modern Wood is a Wood-Plastic Composite (WPC) which are composite materials made of wood fibre/flour and thermoplastics. It gives a natural wood grain and texture, is fire retardant, UV stable, water resistant and are very easy to maintain.

Our vertical blinds can be made in various configurations, eg. controls left or right, louvres opening from left to right or right to left.

We supply our timber verticals in Light Oak, Walnut and Lime Wash colours with a louvre size of 89x4mm.

 

PVC Blinds

PVC venetian blinds or shutters are the recommended option for wet areas such as bathrooms or if directly installed above kitchen sinks where steam may condense on them.

PVC blinds can of course also be installed in every other window of the house.

The spacing between ladders is slightly less than for timber blinds to allow extra support ladders to be fitted. As PVC becomes less rigid when very warm, this helps keep the slats straight in these conditions.

It is not recommended to install dark colour PVC blinds in windows exposed to the hottest sun in summer. Extreme heat inside the glass will cause distortion of slats and may damage these blinds.

Panel Glide Blinds

Ideal for sliding doors or bi-fold doors – panel glides are extremely versatile and enable a wide range of configurations that can provide stylish and elegant solutions for most decor.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are a simple but effective window furnishing and it can be useful to soften the light and prevent glare.

Double roller blinds are a good idea when you’d like to control light. They have two different options so that you can make your room dark or let in varying degrees of light.

Roman Blinds

Roman Blind offers a modern, contemporary design to complement any interior.
Our Roman blind offers a smooth premium chain drive system, with increased load capacity, and a spline fabric attachment reducing light gaps.

Aluminium Venetian

Aluminium Venetian Blind allows excellent control of light, ventilation and privacy at an affordable price point.

Curtains

Our curtain fabric collection features 12 of Australia’s most popular sheer fabrics and a neutral blockout fabric.

From super sheers, voiles, elegant linen looks to linen blends, it is easy to achieve the perfect combination of privany and light protection needed for your next interior project.

Our complimentary range of curtain tracks are available in white, silver anodised and black colours.

Vertical Curtains

Our Vertical Curtains are simple, sophisticated and stylish. With their very own track, you can enjoy gentle waves and a neat, uniformed finish perfect for the modern home. Pulling back effortlessly to a small stack they also allow lots of light to come flooding through larger windows and doors.