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The majority of window furnishings done by Timbershades are interior products. We do however also carry a tried and proven range of exceptional exterior products. One of the advantages of external Blinds and Awnings is that they have the ability to stop the heat before it reaches your window. Although interior Shutters and Blinds make a significant difference to heat transfer into rooms, the most efficient option is to stop it before it enters the house. Exterior Blinds and Awnings can also enhance and increase your outdoor entertaining and living areas in a very stylish way. Exterior Blinds are not suited to every application but if you have a need, Timbershades have a great range of Awnings, various styles of Fabric Blinds, Screen Blinds and even motorised Venetian Blinds. Exterior Blinds have control options including rope & pulley, manual, crank and fully motorised even to the ability to have the awnings and blinds open and close themselves relevant to the current wind and sun factors

If you are interested in learning more about our exterior window treatment options, contact us for a free quote and consultation. We will do all of the work for you including installation. All you have to do is pick the style and colour scheme to suit the exterior design of your home. Contact us today to look at our available options and to learn more about our services.

Folding Arm Awnings:

Do you need to shade an outdoor entertaining area to make it significantly more useable? If so, a Folding Arm Awning might be the answer for you.

A Folding Arm Awning is a retractable blind system that comes out at an angle from the wall or mounting surface. They have numerous options and features and generally have a Canvas or an Acrylic fabric. They start at a very basic and economical awning - without a hooded cover, crank operation and no angle adjustment and can go up to a remote controlled, motorised, enclosed headbox awning with a good range of angle adjustment. They can also be set up for automatic opening and closing depending on the sun and wind.

Folding Arm Awnings can go up to a massive 10.5 meter span with a 5 meter projection. Generally the width must be wider than the projection. We do carry one model that is specifically made for narrow areas where the projection can be more than the width.

Angled Exterior Window Blinds:
Fixed Pivot Convertible Awning

Fixed Pivot Awnings are generally used over a window to provide shade to the opening. They are mounted above the window and have a pivoting arm attached to the bottom bar of the blind. They are often cord operated so can be a very economical option for shading. They can be used on ground level windows and 2nd story windows. The fabric range includes both Acrylics, Canvas and Screens. They are a great product to reduce cooling costs and provide more privacy. The fabric is angled off from the glass which provides ventilation and stops heat buildup.

Automatic Awnings

This type of awning is designed to sit close to your window. Because they require less space than a Fixed Pivot Awning, they can be installed in areas that are narrow such as between your house and a fence. This type of awning has fixed guide rails at the side with self locking arms. They can also be mounted in channels.

Fixed Guide Awnings

Fixed Guide Awnings are also mounted as an angled blind to the window leaving air space so that heat is not trapped between the blind and your window. They have a fixed metal rod on each side that the blind travels up and down on. The top of the blind is fixed to the structure of the opening and the bottom would typically be 150mm – 300mm out from the base of the opening. The Fixed Guide Awning has numerous control options – Cord and Reel, Spring and Pulley, Crank and Motorised. Suitable fabrics come in Block Out, Light Filtering and Screens. These are well suited to multi-storied buildings.

Drop Arm Awning

The Drop Arm Awing is similar to the Fixed Guide Awning, however because of the compressed spring arms, it provides the flexibility to easily extend or retract the awning with the ability to stop at any point through its extension range. They are a great option for high wind areas. They can be mounted on second story openings, are available with Block Out, Light Filter or Screen and can be fully motorized.

Straight Drop Exterior Window Blinds:
Retractable Shade Blind

The Retractable Shade Blind is tailored to provide a simple, external roller type blind with a screen fabric. These can typically be made from about 900mm to 3800mm wide. Wider blinds incorporate welded joins in the fabric which provides a better look and finish. These are basically an up, or a down blind as they operate on a spring-loaded mechanism. When the blind is brought down, it is held in place by means of tonneau strap and button. These can be placed at various points between the top and bottom of the opening.

Cord And Reel Awning

This is your typical straight drop blind that you might see on a verandah or a balcony. It is operated by pulling the cord until the blind reaches the point at which you want it set, and then securing the rope around a cleat mounted to the wall. Hoods are available for fabric protection if required. These awnings are an economical option for enclosing Verandahs, Balconies, Patio’s or Decks. Available fabrics include Canvas, Acrylics and Screens.

Clear Pvc Patio Blind

The PVC Blind uses either a clear or a tinted PVC which blocks wind and rain while still providing a view through the blind. This is a heavy duty cord operated blind with optional lock down kits available. The blind rolls up from the bottom as the cord is pulled. Maximum width is 3500mm and maximum drop – 3000mm. These blinds can also be secured at the sides by zippers or tracking. PVC is prone to cloud over time.

Tensioned Vertical Drop Blind

The Tensioned Vertical Drop Blind is very versatile with many available options. It is essentially a straight drop blind system with Canvas, Acrylic and Screen fabric options. It can be adjusted to any level when used with Stainless Steel side cables or Side Tracks. The bottom can be secured by way of straps, buckles or stainless steel clips. Hooding can be added where required and the blinds can be operated by Crank Handle or Motorised.

Sliding Roof Systems:

Conservatory Awnings or Sliding Roof Systems sound like an unaffordable, complicated item! This is no longer the case. These awnings are designed so they can either be installed on the top of an existing structure such as a glass conservatory or they can be mounted against a wall with their own support structures including rain guttering and drainage pipes. They can cover widths from 2 meters wide to 5.5 meters wide with projections up to 6 meters, as a single unit. They can also be joined together to provide almost any width required. The roof systems are motorized with Sun and Wind Sensor options. The fabric can either be flat with a constant tension or can be folded (similar to a Roman Blind when raised).

Motorised Aluminium Venetians:

In years past Timbershades specialized in providing external, motorized Western Red Cedar Venetian Blinds. While this product is no longer available as most of the manufacturers who did these have taken them from their range, there is a replacement product made with Aluminium slats. This provides you with the same great 180 degree tilt, raising and lowering options of the Timber Venetians but in a more modern, light weight material. Aluminium as a material also provides the benefits of high radiation reflection and low radiation absorption and transmission, while also being very durable. Aluminium Venetians can reduce thermal heat by up to 93% which can help save on cooling costs.

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A lot of companies take your inquiry for granted and make you wait. We respect your time, we are attentive, we act to service your needs as quick as possible. No chasing required.
We safeguard you from poor quality by only using products of the same quality we would use in our own homes.
Best service in the industry with experienced employees that know the products and the job.
We use only tried and proven products and components.
Our Sales and Design Consultants approach each job with an attitude of what is best for the client and the opening, not what is best for them.

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