When it comes to window treatments, venetian blinds have been a popular choice for decades. With their sleek design, functionality, and a wide range of options, SunGuard venetian blinds are an excellent addition to the interior of your home or office.
Venetian blinds provide excellent light control, allowing you to adjust the slats to regulate the amount of natural light entering the room. This feature is particularly useful in bedrooms, living rooms, and offices where different light levels are desired at different times.
With venetian blinds, you can easily adjust the angle of the slats to create the desired level of privacy without sacrificing natural light. This makes them an excellent choice for rooms facing busy streets or areas where privacy is essential, such as bathrooms and bedrooms.
PVC venetians, also known as faux wood timber blinds, have gained popularity among New Zealanders for their longevity and ability to withstand moisture. Affordable and practical, SunGuard Woodefex venetian blinds are an attractive alternative to traditional timber venetians. Made in New Zealand from quality UV treated polyresin, these blinds offer a high resistance to heat and humidity and are ideal for the environments where this is required, like kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. This innovative material won’t bend or warp. Our venetian blinds are easy to operate, perfect for controlling the amount of sunlight. These blinds can be made as small as 250mm wide. Available in 50mm wide slats in three warm neutral colours – White, Off-white and Canvas, the Woodefex PVC venetian will provide your windows with a classic clean look.
Timber blinds bring a touch of elegance and warmth to any space. Manufactured in New Zealand from premium Marupa (Simarouba amara) timber, these venetian blinds are extremely durable and lightweight, suitable for small and large window openings alike. Offering warmth and charm, Marupa is sourced from sustainable plantations which focus on quality. Each Marupa slat is covered with the latest UV protective coatings to ensure lasting protection and years of hassle-free blinds. They are perfect for living rooms, bedrooms, and study areas, providing a natural and timeless aesthetic. Timber blinds are available in various stains and finishes to match your interior décor. SunGuard timber blinds come with colour coordinated Fascia (75mm), cords and tapes. Hold down brackets are available. 50mm wide Marupa slats are available in five beautiful colours – White, Alabaster, Light Oak, Dark Oak and Black. Please note – 60mm wide slats are available in white colour only. SunGuard timber blinds can be made as small as 250mm wide.
If you prefer a sleek and modern look, aluminium blinds are an excellent choice. They are lightweight, durable, and available in a wide range of colours. With a 180 degree tilt, the slimline slats fit tightly when closed to create a blockout blind making them ideal for conference rooms and offices. Aluminium blinds work well in contemporary kitchens and bathrooms too. Available in an extensive range of colours and two slats sizes of 25mm and 50mm to suit any décor, our aluminium venetians are also extremely practical – easy-to-clean, heat- and moisture-resistant. Can be fitted inside or outside the window frame with left or right control options. Spring-loaded hold down devices are available.
Width of Slats
Venetian blinds come in different slat widths to suit various design preferences and window sizes:
25mm Slat: This option offers a more delicate and subtle appearance, making it ideal for smaller windows or rooms where you desire a minimalist look.
50mm Slat: The most popular choice, the 50mm slat strikes a balance between style and functionality. It suits most window sizes and provides a classic venetian blind aesthetic.
60mm Slat: This wider slat option is perfect for larger windows and spaces, creating a bold and contemporary look. It offers enhanced light control and a statement design element.
Venetian Blinds Operation
Venetian blinds can be operated manually or through automation:
Manual Operation: The traditional method of operating venetian blinds involves using a cord or wand to raise, lower, and tilt the slats. This option is cost-effective, simple, and suitable for most applications.
Automated Operation: For added convenience, you can opt for motorized Venetian blinds. These can be controlled through a remote, wall switch, or smart home automation system. Motorized blinds are ideal for hard-to-reach windows or for those who desire a touch of luxury.
Maintenance & Cleaning
To keep your venetian blinds looking their best, follow these cleaning tips:
Dusting: Regularly dust your blinds with a soft cloth or a duster to prevent the buildup of dust and dirt.
Spot Cleaning: For more stubborn stains or marks, use a damp cloth or sponge with mild detergent or vinegar solution. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or excessive moisture.
Timber Care: If you have timber blinds, it’s essential to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions to maintain their natural beauty and longevity.
Venetian blinds offer a myriad of advantages that make them a practical and stylish choice for any home or office. With options available in PVC, Timber, and Aluminium materials, a variety of slat widths, and manual or automated operation, Venetian blinds offer versatility to suit your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to control light, enhance privacy, or add a touch of sophistication to your space, Venetian blinds provide a timeless and functional window treatment solution. With the added assurance of SunGuard 5-year warranty on blinds and workmanship and straightforward cleaning and maintenance requirements, Venetian blinds are a reliable investment that will enhance the ambiance of your space for years to come.
Q: How are venetian shades operated?
A: Venetian shades can be operated using either a set of cords or a cord/wand control unit. For 25 mm venetian blinds, a wand is used to rotate the slats, while a pull-down cord is used for raising or lowering the blinds. 50 mm blinds typically have two sets of cords: one set for raising or lowering the blinds and another set for rotating the slats. Hold down clips can also be added to prevent the blinds from flapping in the wind and hitting the windows.
Q: How are venetians fitted?
A: Venetian shades can be fitted either inside or outside of the window frame or reveal. Inside fitting provides a neater look and saves space. However, it’s important to note that inside fitting requires more drop for the blinds to stack when fully lifted. For example, 3000 mm high 50 mm PVC venetian blinds would have a stack height of 308 mm.
Q: What areas are venetian shades suitable for?
A: Venetian shades are generally suitable for any room or area. However, certain types of blinds are better suited for specific rooms. PVC horizontal blinds are recommended for humid areas such as kitchens or bathrooms, as the blades are more durable and less likely to warp. Aluminium venetian shades are a great space-saving option, especially when using 25 mm slats. Timber venetian blinds are ideal for lounges and bedrooms, offering a classic look and natural textures.
Q: What are the maximum dimensions of venetian shades?
A: The maximum size of a single venetian shade depends on the type of blind and the width of the slats. In general, venetian blinds have the maximum width and drop of 2700 mm – 3000 mm. However, these maximum parameters usually cannot be combined in one blind. The actual maximum size would depend on the specific combination of width and drop. If you require larger blinds, it is recommended to contact SunGuard team. We can provide information on the maximum dimensions for each type of venetian blind.
Q: What is the typical lead time for ordering venetian blinds from SunGuard?
A: On average, the lead time for our venetian weeks is 3 weeks. However, the lead time for ordering venetian blinds may vary depending on various factors such as product availability and customization requirements. It is best to contact SunGuard directly to enquire about the current lead times for your specific order.
Q: Does SunGuard provide a warranty for their venetian blinds?
A: Yes, SunGuard provides a 5-year warranty for their venetian blinds and 5 years on workmanship.
Q: Does SunGuard offer both manual and motorized options for operating venetian blinds?
A: Yes, SunGuard offers both manual and motorized venetian blinds. Manual blinds can be operated using cords or wand controls, while motorized blinds provide convenient remote control or automated functionality.
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