Ziptrak blinds is a sophisticated outdoor blinds system designed and engineered in Australia. It has been rigorously tested to suit harsh NZ weather conditions – both during windy and wet winters and hot summers. It is a premium outdoor blinds solution, providing great wind and rain protection, all due to its elegant yet sturdy vertical tracks system. Furthermore, its spring assisted operation is one of the easiest and smoothest on the market! You can easily slide it up or down the tracks and even leave at any height – the tracks and the spring in the tube will hold the skin and the bottom bar – no unsightly gaps, hooks or ropes. Easily transform your outdoor areas into a cozy and secluded living spaces – you’ll want to stay outside more than you imagine! If you’re looking to install genuine Ziptrak blinds in Auckland, Hamilton or Tauranga – you’ve found the right place – get in touch with SunGuard to get a free quote.
Ziptrak outdoor screens are supplied with easy to use bottom locks, ensuring that your external drop-down screen will stay down when it needs to. You can easily release it with a sturdy plastic centre lock release lever. Moreover, should you wish to have complete weather protection – we can fit your Ziptrak outdoor blinds with a protective pelmet or a partial flashing. Not only this patio blinds system looks great, but also completely covers the gap above the roller tube with the canvas, offering a 99% coverage. Ziptrak screens are really versatile providing UV, sun, rain and wind protection during every NZ season. You can create an additional room in your house, by simply having our genuine Ziptrak patio blinds installed. Add value to your property and enjoy extended living areas! All these small notes create an outdoor screens system that really redefines the enjoyment of spending time outdoors.
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We only use genuine Australian manufactured components for our Ziptrak screens manufactured in Auckland – combined with our careful and attentive manufacturing processes that means that you’ll benefit from the highest quality and top notch looking exterior blinds. The system comes in either 5 standard colours – Paperbark, Classic Cream, Woodland Grey, White, Black or can be easily powder coated to any of the Dulux colours range. More details on custom powder coating here (pdf)
Our Ziptrak outdoor blinds are manufactured in Auckland and are a perfect way to create additional outdoor living space – weatherproof and easy to operate – these are hard to beat. Each patio blind system is custom measured, made and installed to your exact requirements. Snap a deal for these beauties – choose from a wide range of fabrics and materials for canvas. Often used for cafe/restaurant patios.
Check out our Cafe Screen outdoor screens range!
Cafe Patio Screen is an affordable and reliable outdoor blind system. Crank it up/down, have it fitted with side tracks, cover up to 4.5 m with one PVC screen – this is all Cafe Outdoor Blind!
WIDTH X EXTENSION
MIN – 650 x 500 mm
MAX PVC – 5500 x 3500 mm
MAX Mesh – 6000 x 3500 mm
manual (crank) or automated (remote/wall switch) – Mesh fabric only
Docril (acrylic canvas) – 132 colours
Shadeview Mesh – 25 colours
PVC – 0.75 mm clear or tinted
Customised to Dulux powder-coat range
135 mm small pelmet – drops up to 2400
175 mm large pelmet – drops up to 3300
135 mm flashing
We offer some of the best prices on the market!
Great lead time – from 10 working days
Hand-operated and motorised options
High-quality PVC and mesh fabrics
Child safe – no cords or chains
Ziptrak® is a patented outdoor track guided blind system. It fixes securely the blind fabric within the wall mounted vertical tracks. This is an important advantage, as no gaps on either side of the blind means excellent airflow control. This will also prevent dust, dirt and insects from entering.
Ziptrak® operation is an absolute doddle. There are no unsightly cords, ropes or latches. Special slotted tracks of Ziptrak® system allow the blind to glide smoothly and easily, stopping at any position. The blind can be secured and locked in the down position to guard against high winds and UV – no zippers or buckles required, it’s that simple. Simply use a bar at the bottom to pull it up and down manually, or get your Ziptrak® blind motorised. If you go for a latter option, choose between a wall switch or remote control.
Spring balanced system of a non-motorised blind allows to reduce its weight substantially. Thanks to this technological solution, you can lower or retract your Ziptrak® with a touch of a finger.
We offer three distinctive fabric choices for our outdoor blinds.
You can start with choosing our premium quality clear or tinted PVC sourced from one of Japan’s leading manufacturers. Stains and mildew protected, this beautiful PVC will preserve your view and protect from wind and UV. We can also offer non-transparent PVC100 options where privacy is paramount.
Second option is Shadeview or Serge Ferrari mesh fabric that cleverly diffuses light, lends a pared-back finish and optimises views. Available in different weave options with more than 50 colours across the range. It has a high-shade factor, blocking up to 97 percent of the sun’s rays, reducing the temperature inside your home, and decreasing your energy costs. It also provides a high degree of privacy during the day. Furthermore, our mesh fabrics range allow airflow and are really easy to clean and maintain, offering a years long hassle-free service.
Thirdly, we can use Docril Acrylic Fabrics for our Ziptrak Screens. It is a Spanish company with a long textile tradition that started back in 1875. All Docril sun protection fabrics are produced in Barcelona (Spain).
Yes. motorised Ziptrak® is a popular and convenient option for many Kiwis. It’s a choice if the blind is mounted in a difficult to reach place or you just don’t feel like operating it manually regularly. We use a 240V/AC tubular motor with an obstacle detection feature. If you’re looking at installing many Ziptrak® blinds in your commercial property like café or restaurant, motorisation will make the operation much easier.
Strong wind can hold the material of a Ziptrak® blind preventing it from sliding down the tracks, therefore, we recommend that motorised Ziptrak® blinds will be supervised by the operator while they are moving.
Ziptrak blinds can be fitted using a removable post kit. This allow installation of Ziptrak blinds in areas where there are no 2 poles/walls available for tracks installation. This also allows to install two blinds ‘butted’ against each other with a removable post between them to offer unobstructed view/passage when the blinds are not required.
Removable pole is easily removed/fitted with the help of a spring-assisted locked on the ground level. It is made using 50x50 powder coated aluminium square bar. Removable post can be used both for inside/outside installations.
Ziptrak drop down screens can be installed in reveals under raked/angled roofs with no problem. However as all outdoor patio blinds have to be installed at a horizontal level, resulting in a triangular gap above the blind. Depending on the size of the gap, we can offer to fit a permanent infill/panel above the blind to close the gap and ensure that the blinds provide full water/wind protection.
These are relatively easy to install and have a great clean look. Using a system of awning tracks, these infills can be fitted to any surface, both timber and metal.
A pelmet is an optional extra. It is an aluminium or steel framework mounted over the top tube of the blind to conceal and protect the blind material and internal components. Pelmets are highly recommended if the blinds are installed in an unprotected location. We offer 135 and 175 mm pelmets in a range of standard colours or we can customise the colour to your specifications.
Back flashing is another way to protect your Ziptrak® blind and give it a clean and sleek look. It is a back cover that protects the fabric from weather and dust, closes the gap between the blind fabric and the top of the reveal.
Skirt/valance – If the ground slopes or you want increased weather/dust resistance, choose a bottom skirt/valance to cover the gap when the blind is locked down.
Centre lock release – For doorways and areas where access is required from both sides of the Ziptrak® system, a reverse handle is available as an addition to the centre lock release.
Pull down hook – For blinds that are too high to reach by hand, a pull down hook is available. These can also be used to lift and unlock the blind from the locked position in one easy action.
-- If your Ziptrak® outdoor blind is spring-balanced (hand-operated), always operate it from the centre, so that the fabric/mesh/pvc blind rolls evenly. If you operate from one side, the bottom bar won’t be level.
– If your Ziptrak® blind is motorised, always supervise it when in motion. Don’t retract the blinds or pull them down in high winds, since the wind pressure may obstruct motor operation.
– During stiff winds Ziptrak® outdoor blinds should be either locked down at the bottom or fully retracted onto the top tube. Keep your blinds fully retracted during storms, cyclones, and other extreme weather events.
– If it’s windy, slightly push against the blind material to reduce the pressure and then operate your Ziptrak®.
– When the blinds are wet or have condensation on the surface, don’t roll them up, as the moisture in rolled up position may cause mold to form.
– As a rule, Ziptrak® blinds do not need aftercare for smooth operation. However, if your blinds are installed in a dusty environment, you may wish to apply some lubricant to the product. This would ensure smooth track-guided operation. Use a food grade silicone spray such as Helmar H4000.
Never use any oil based lubricants such as WD40, they will only damage the product and clog the dust inside the track.
– It’s essential to keep your sunscreen mesh or PVC blinds clean.
– Use a soft cloth and soapy cold water. Leave the blinds to dry before rolling up.
– Don’t use any full strength detergents, cleaning soaps, insecticides and other chemical substances on the blind. Don’t use bore water or allow bore water sprinkler systems to hit the material. Avoid using a high pressure hose.
– Don’t allow dirt, stains and bird droppings stay on the blind material.
– Please take extra care when cleaning PVC material as it is more gentle than fabric and shows scratches and marks readily. For the best results, dry your PVC blinds with a clean and soft cloth.