Pleated blinds

Pleated blinds fabric

Pleated Blinds

Premium European fabrics and components

Ideal for skylights, conservatories, arched, and angled windows

Cordless options ensuring child safety

Vibrant colour choices perfect for kids’ rooms

Easy to clean

Sleek and space-saving design

Superior light control and privacy

Automation options for added convenience

Pleated Blinds: Perfect Window Treatment for Your Home

When it comes to making your home look great and work well, the kind of window coverings you choose really matter. Among all the options out there, pleated blinds really stand out. They’re not just stylish; they’re also practical. Pleated blinds manage to bring a touch of elegance and sophistication to your living space while also serving a useful purpose.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, pleated blinds from SunGuard boast top-quality fabrics and components sourced from the esteemed manufacturer Cosiflor® in Germany. Renowned for their commitment to energy efficiency, the German influence ensures that our blinds adhere to the highest standards of quality and performance.

Perfectly suited for a variety of applications including skylight blinds, angled blinds, roof blinds, and conservatories, our pleated blinds provide an exceptional solution for any setting. Several systems come pre-tensioned with guide wires on the sides, rendering them ideal for conservatory windows and skylights. This feature prevents rattling or hitting against the glass, ensuring stability and tranquillity within your living space.

Families with young children will find solace in our cordless pleated blinds, designed to prioritize maximum safety without compromising on style or functionality. Our extensive range includes a variety of child-safe options, and all corded and chain operated pleated blinds can be equipped with supplied child safety devices, offering peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Light filtering pleated blinds
Light filtering pleated blinds

Stylish and Versatile Design for NZ Windows

Pleated blinds, originating in Germany in the latter part of the 20th century, offer both style and functionality for various window shapes, including rectangular, trapezoidal, triangular, and arched. Made from elegant, pleated fabric, these window treatments provide functional sun protection. Designed with crisp, evenly spaced folds, pleated blinds exude a clean and contemporary aesthetic. Whether your décor leans towards modern minimalism or classic charm, pleated blinds seamlessly blend in, complementing any interior design. They are available in a wide range of colours, patterns, and textures, allowing for customization to ensure a perfect match for your home.

Pleated blinds are incredibly versatile and can be used in any room, including living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. They are ideal for non-standard window shapes like skylights, conservatories, arched, trapezium, angled, and circular windows, making them the perfect solution for hard-to-cover windows.

Custom Made Pleated Blinds for Perfect Fit

Here at SunGuard Blinds & Awnings, based in Auckland but offering nationwide shipping throughout New Zealand, we specialize in custom-made 20mm pleated blinds tailored to your specific window dimensions. Our pleated blinds are made to measure, guaranteeing a perfect fit for every window in your home or business. Pleated blinds are also ideal for boats, tiny homes, and other spaces where window treatment options are limited by space constraints.

Pleated blinds from SunGuard feature a supporting ladder design, preventing fabric folds from slipping down. Additionally, our pre-tensioned pleated blinds offer the flexibility to cover any part of the window. For instance, when the lower part of the window is covered, you and your plants are shielded from direct sunlight, while natural daylight filters through the upper part, particularly advantageous for residences on lower floors.

A distinctive feature of pleated blinds is the ability to combine two fabrics in one product, known as ‘Day-Night’. This versatility allows you to select the desired level of sun protection at any given moment. For instance, opt for a denser fabric for maximum shading during restful periods, such as daytime sleep for children, and choose a more transparent fabric when diffused daylight is preferred for work or leisure activities.

Day Night Pleated blind
Day Night Pleated blind

Pleated Blind Systems for Various Window Types

We offer a comprehensive range of pleated blinds tailored for different window types:

  • Standard Rectangular Window Treatments: Choose between tensioned and free-hanging options. Tensioned blinds are operated with a handle or, if positioned higher up, with a special control rod. Free-hanging blinds can be operated with a chain or cord. Automated control via remote control or wall switch available (Somfy or Galaxy brands).
  • Blinds for Irregularly Shaped Windows (Triangle, Trapezium, Arched, and Circular Windows): We provide both fixed and retractable window coverings, with tensioned or corded control mechanisms to suit your needs.
  • Conservatory and Ceiling Windows Blinds: Our pleated blinds for these areas come with both automated and manual control options. For higher placements, they can be operated with a special control rod or, if automated, via remote control or wall switch (Somfy or Galaxy).
  • Blinds for Skylights (e.g. Velux): These blinds can be operated with a hinged control stick for easy adjustment.
Pleated blinds operation systems
Pleated blinds operation systems

Great Choice of Colours and Patterns – Bright Colours Available!

Discover our wide selection of high-quality pleated blind fabrics, offering luxurious textures and sleek, modern finishes to complement any decor style. Whether you prefer subtle neutrals or vibrant hues, our extensive collection caters to diverse tastes and preferences.

For those desiring to inject a burst of colour into their space, whether it be a child’s room, office, or any interior setting, we offer an array of bright colours that serve as striking design accents. Whether you’re aiming to make a bold statement or achieve a harmonious blend, our comprehensive selection ensures you’ll discover the perfect match for your needs. While finding vibrant colours for window treatments in NZ can be challenging, we’ve got great news: if you’re on the hunt for bold shades like bright green, blue, hot pink, juicy orange, or sunny yellow, or perhaps something else, we’ve got you covered. Our selection extends beyond vibrant colours to include cool hues, captivating stripes, and various patterns to suit your unique style and preferences.

Orange pleated blind
Orange pleated blind

Pleated Blinds Components Colour Options

Our pleated blinds come with a range of component colour options to suit your aesthetic preferences. Choose from classic shades like White, Silver, Grey, Charcoal, Dark Chocolate, and Bronze. The main plastic parts, including caps, control handles, and tension blocks, are perfectly matched to the colour of the cornices for a seamless look. While most components offer various colours, please note that options may vary by system. If you have any questions about colour options or component availability, our team is here to assist you.

Pleated blinds components
Pleated blinds components

Compact Window Treatment Solution for Saving Space

One of the primary advantages of pleated blinds is their space-saving design, which is especially beneficial for smaller spaces where every centimetre counts. Unlike bulky curtains or heavy drapes, pleated blinds occupy minimal space when raised, neatly stacking at the top of the window. This streamlined configuration not only ensures an unobstructed view but also maximizes natural light, making pleated blinds an excellent choice for aluminium joinery windows, classic timber frames, and new fancy uPVC windows.

Moreover, pleated blinds are an ideal solution for windows on boats and yachts. Due to the limited space on marine vessels, traditional window treatments may not be practical. Pleated blinds offer a compact and versatile option, allowing boat owners to control light and privacy without sacrificing valuable space. Their lightweight design and durable construction make them well-suited for the unique challenges of marine environments, providing both functionality and style.

Pleated blinds on a boat
Pleated blinds on a boat

European Quality

Our pleated blinds feature fabrics sourced from two esteemed German manufacturers, J&M and Blocker-Cosiflor, offering a vast and diverse assortment. This includes trendy fabrics with metallic printing, a wide selection of solid-coloured fabrics, various patterns, textured and jacquard fabrics, and fabrics with a pearl reflecting coating on the reverse side. The international Oeko-Tex certificate validates the ecological quality of all pleated blind fabrics, ensuring they are safe, free from harmful substances when heated by the sun, dust-resistant, and retain their colour and shape over time.

Light filtering pleated blinds
Light filtering pleated blinds

Pleated Blinds Energy Efficiency

Pleated blinds are not just about aesthetics; they also contribute to energy efficiency. The unique pleated design creates air pockets that act as insulators, helping to regulate the temperature in your home. In the summer, they keep your space cool by blocking out the harsh sun, and in the winter, they retain heat, reducing your reliance on heating systems. This dual functionality can lead to significant energy savings over time.

Easy Maintenance

Keeping your pleated blinds clean is a breeze compared to other window treatments. Simply wash them with mild soapy water to keep them looking fresh and clean. This low-maintenance feature makes pleated blinds an ideal choice for busy households. If you require detailed cleaning instructions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team, and we’ll gladly provide you with a brochure.

Pleated blinds maintenance
Pleated blinds maintenance

Child and Pet Safety

Ensuring safety in households with children and pets is paramount. Many pleated blinds offer cordless options or come with child-safe operating mechanisms to minimize the risk of accidents. Blinds with cord and chain control offer a safety feature known as the “Child Safety Cord Winder.” This feature activates automatically when the cord is extended up to 60mm and under a pressure of 6kg, providing an added layer of protection. Once activated, retracting the blinds to their original position is effortless, giving you peace of mind while enjoying the benefits of beautiful window coverings.

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Have a look at some of our best selling pleated fabrics:

Dessin 775
Dessin 775 fabric
Blockout pleated fabric
Dessin 081
Dessin 081
Translucent pleated fabric
Dessin 085
Dessin 085
Translucent pleated fabric

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