Basswood Venetian Blinds

Horizontal blinds ranging from plain colours in both Aluminium or PVC to real wood and wood-lookalike options.

 

For added comfort, motorize your Venetian blinds!

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

Horizontal blinds ranging from plain colours in both Aluminium or PVC to real wood and wood-lookalike options.

For added comfort, motorize your Venetian blinds!

PVC Modwood Venetian Blinds

Horizontal blinds ranging from plain colours in both Aluminium or PVC to real wood and wood-lookalike options.

 

For added comfort, motorize your Venetian blinds!

Vintage Venetian Blinds

Horizontal blinds ranging from plain colours in both Aluminium or PVC to real wood and wood-lookalike options.

 

For added comfort, motorize your Venetian blinds!

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Styles, Colours and Examples

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

  • Practical in any space venetian blinds will not only minimize glare on computer or TV screens/monitors, but it will also nurture your desire for an elegant modern solution that allows minimal light to enter, but still ensures privacy.
  • Blinds are available in slat widths of 25mm and 50mm and the slats are made from high tensile, vinyl coated aluminium with a thickness of ±0.21mm for 25mm and ±0.23mm for 50mm.
  • Stainless steel pins are used to prevent rusting (at the coast this cannot always be guaranteed, yet the life span is far longer than that of metal pins).
  • Cords, ladders and head- and bottom rails are colour coordinated as close as possible to the colour of the slatting, but a 100% match can never be guaranteed!
  • The 50mm powder coated galvanized steel headrail comes complete with endcaps and plated steel universal installation brackets. Plated steel installation brackets are used with the 25mm powder coated Aluminium headrails, rounded off with plastic endcaps. On request, moulded plastic (for 25mm) and metal (for 50mm) hold-down brackets for the bottom rail are available.
  • Aluminium or metal headrails can corrode if subjected to high levels of moisture and salt, ie at coastal areas or close to the sea. One needs only to look at aluminium handles, door and window frames!!
  • Opening, closing and tilting of slats to any desired angle is controlled by a clear hard plastic wand through the tilter gear for 25mm. With 50mm blinds these actions are performed by pulling on cords, stylish rounded off with tassels.
  • Even though the 50mm venetian comes standard with ladder string, why not create your own unique style by rather using ladder tape (20mm wide ladder cloth) instead of the ladder string in the same or contrasting colour?
  • Wood trimmings (wood valance, wood bottomrail, wood tassels) are standard with both the 25mm and 50mm wood-lookalike venetians. 50mm Wood-lookalike blinds have become as fashionable and sort-after as the real macoy with the added advantage of stability.
  • The 50mm aluminium venetian can be easily fitted into large openings as they are far lighter than wood and easy to handle. 
  • The aluminium wood-lookalike blind with wood trimmings is an exciting product as an alternative to real wood.
Colour Accuracy

Colour Accuracy Policy:
Although we do our best to make sure that the colours printed on our web site are accurate, actual colours will vary. In addition, subtle colour differences and textures may not be fully appreciated on some systems due to differences in monitors and/or display cards. Due to the fact that our products are all custom made, and can’t be returned, you need to be sure that you can live with any colour variations that are possible from our scanning of the actual samples. If an exact colour match is required, then please request a sample before placing your order. Once you receive your sample, keep in mind that all samples may still have minimal colour variations as stated by the manufacturers.

 

How to Measure

Always use a metal tape measure and NOT a cloth one as these are known to stretch and thus be inaccurate. All blinds are made to specified measurements, therefore we, as the manufacturer, cannot be held responsible for incorrect sizes/dimensions given by the client. Faxed or emailed orders are thus preferred and NO verbal or telephonic orders will be accepted. All the sizes should be given accurately in MILLIMETRES. Blinds measurements must be PRECISELY FROM WALL TO WALL – we shall make the necessary deductions ourselves, except if you already know the blinds’ final dimensions, in which case you must clearly indicate that fact, and that no deductions should be made!

  • All measurements in mm
  • Always work on the smallest measurements
  • Measure where the blind will be installed in the opening (reveal / windowsill) – back (closer to the glass); centre (middle of windowsill / reveal) or front (closer to the edge of the windowsill)
  • Always order WIDTH x DROP (HEIGHT) and not the other way around!
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REMEMBER TO ALWAYS GIVE THE WIDTH FIRST, THEN THE DROP!

VENETIAN BLINDS (ALUMINIUM, WOOD, PVC & VINTAGE)

Always specify side of control mechanism. Specify whether the blind is recess or face fit, recess meaning the blind will be installed inside the opening / window and face fit meaning the blind will be fitted in front of the opening, (on the front of wall) and the control side. Indicate the width of slat (50mm or 25mm) as well as the correct colour. For reveal measurements we work to the following: on 25mm & 50mm aluminium venetians we deduct 10mm off width and 5mm off drop; and on 50mm bass and 50mm PVC venetians we deduct 10mm off width and 5mm off drop; on 50mm Vintage we deduct 15mm off width and 5mm off drop working to a tolerance of 3mm on each product.

When measuring for face fit add ± 100mm for both width and drop. For blinds going down to the floor do the necessary deductions so that the blinds will not “lie” on the floor when they are open full length. Remember that a blind that fits on the outside of a window must hang past the windowsill therefore add on for exact length. For 25mm venetians you are supplied with the necessary components for your DIY project. For the other products only the brackets are supplied as customers prefer to use their own plugs and screws depending on form and position of installation. Remember to order correct blind size!

 

 

PVC Modwood 50mm

  • This product (available in slat width of 50mm only) is a great alternative where the environment is not suitable for real wood blinds.
  • Modwood is becoming ever more popular in creating an attractive and modern look.
  • Even though this venetian comes with a standard PVC valance and ladder string, why not create your own unique style by rather using ladder tape (20mm wide ladder cloth) in the same or contrasting colour?

 NB! Please note that the lift control (cordlock) and tilt control (tilter) will be on opposite sides of the blind. Should the cordlock be on the lefthand side, the tilter will be on the right and vice versa. Please remember that the side on which the cordlock is situated, is always referred to as the control side.

  • This product is made from a high quality and ecofriendly PVC. BUT REMEMBER IT IS A PVC PRODUCT; therefore there is NO guarantee on warping, bowing, discolouring, etc. Over a period of time fading may occur – to minimalize this, please regularly tilt slats in both directions.
  • This is a very robust product, ideally suitable for areas with humidity (different to heat buildup) and high moisture. Ventilation in these areas are very important, as heat buildup and wetness will cause problems. The temperature between blind and window can be double the temperature in the sun. The PVC slatting is ideal to use in moist areas but high concentrations of moisture can cause corrosion of the headrail whether aluminium or metal. Humidity caused by steam with still enough ventilation, is not the same as humidity caused by windows/doors staying closed for long periods of time where one can actually smell the wetness / dampness. Even damp or clammy walls can cause problems to the blinds.
  • Modwood blinds are 35% heavier than real wood and large blinds are not suitable for areas where they have to be lifted regularly.
  • NB! This product has to be stored flat and in a cool place before installation – if placed in a skew position the slats will warp before installation!
PVC Modwood 50mm Blind
Colour Accuracy

Colour Accuracy Policy:
Although we do our best to make sure that the colours printed on our web site are accurate, actual colours will vary. In addition, subtle colour differences and textures may not be fully appreciated on some systems due to differences in monitors and/or display cards. Due to the fact that our products are all custom made, and can’t be returned, you need to be sure that you can live with any colour variations that are possible from our scanning of the actual samples. If an exact colour match is required, then please request a sample before placing your order. Once you receive your sample, keep in mind that all samples may still have minimal colour variations as stated by the manufacturers.

 

How to Measure

Always use a metal tape measure and NOT a cloth one as these are known to stretch and thus be inaccurate. All blinds are made to specified measurements, therefore we, as the manufacturer, cannot be held responsible for incorrect sizes/dimensions given by the client. Faxed or emailed orders are thus preferred and NO verbal or telephonic orders will be accepted. All the sizes should be given accurately in MILLIMETRES. Blinds measurements must be PRECISELY FROM WALL TO WALL – we shall make the necessary deductions ourselves, except if you already know the blinds’ final dimensions, in which case you must clearly indicate that fact, and that no deductions should be made!

  • All measurements in mm
  • Always work on the smallest measurements
  • Measure where the blind will be installed in the opening (reveal / windowsill) – back (closer to the glass); centre (middle of windowsill / reveal) or front (closer to the edge of the windowsill)
  • Always order WIDTH x DROP (HEIGHT) and not the other way around!

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REMEMBER TO ALWAYS GIVE THE WIDTH FIRST, THEN THE DROP!

VENETIAN BLINDS (ALUMINIUM, WOOD, PVC & VINTAGE)

Always specify side of control mechanism. Specify whether the blind is recess or face fit, recess meaning the blind will be installed inside the opening / window and face fit meaning the blind will be fitted in front of the opening, (on the front of wall) and the control side. Indicate the width of slat (50mm or 25mm) as well as the correct colour. For reveal measurements we work to the following: on 25mm & 50mm aluminium venetians we deduct 10mm off width and 5mm off drop; and on 50mm bass and 50mm PVC venetians we deduct 10mm off width and 5mm off drop; on 50mm Vintage we deduct 15mm off width and 5mm off drop working to a tolerance of 3mm on each product.

When measuring for face fit add ± 100mm for both width and drop. For blinds going down to the floor do the necessary deductions so that the blinds will not “lie” on the floor when they are open full length. Remember that a blind that fits on the outside of a window must hang past the windowsill therefore add on for exact length. For 25mm venetians you are supplied with the necessary components for your DIY project. For the other products only the brackets are supplied as customers prefer to use their own plugs and screws depending on form and position of installation. Remember to order correct blind size!

 

 

Vintage 50mm

  • This unique and proudly South African product is manufactured and tested by a local manufacturer. It is a very good alternative to Modwood blinds and will definitely add to your exclusive style or individual finish and is available in trendy colours to enhance your home and décor.
  • This product comprises several natural and consistent, foiled patterns and is only available in 50mm width slatting.
  • Vintage venetians are also very unique in that the grain on either side of the slatting differs – this is not a defect in the slatting. The back of the blind (side facing the glass) will have quite a few knots which will not be randomised and may form a pattern.
  • Vintage slats are manufactured from advanced Polystyrene Polymers (a substance which has a molecular structure built up mainly or entirely from a large number of similar units bonded together, eg many synthetic organic materials used as plastics and resins) which are more rigid than normal PVC. This makes the Vintage slats more resistant to cracking, peeling, scratching, extreme discolouration and excessive warping as these Polymers’ melting temperature and heat distribution are about 10°C higher than PVC, therefore stronger.
  • Being entirely water resistant these slats are ideal for damp areas where there is enough ventilation for them to dry out as warping can occur otherwise. They are also ideal for hygienic application as they are resistant to mildew and have anti-fungal properties. These blinds are therefore ideal for bathrooms (except inside a shower cubicle), kitchens and other moist areas. They are not suitable for exterior use.
  • Please remember that 50mm venetian blinds are manufactured for light control and not entire privacy due to the thickness of the slats.

 NB! Please note that the lift control (cord lock) and tilt control (tilter) will be on opposite sides of the blind. Should the cord lock be on the left hand side, the tilter will be on the right and vice versa. Please remember that the side on which the cord lock is situated, is always referred to as the control side.

Colour Accuracy

Colour Accuracy Policy:
Although we do our best to make sure that the colours printed on our web site are accurate, actual colours will vary. In addition, subtle colour differences and textures may not be fully appreciated on some systems due to differences in monitors and/or display cards. Due to the fact that our products are all custom made, and can’t be returned, you need to be sure that you can live with any colour variations that are possible from our scanning of the actual samples. If an exact colour match is required, then please request a sample before placing your order. Once you receive your sample, keep in mind that all samples may still have minimal colour variations as stated by the manufacturers.

 

How to Measure

Always use a metal tape measure and NOT a cloth one as these are known to stretch and thus be inaccurate. All blinds are made to specified measurements, therefore we, as the manufacturer, cannot be held responsible for incorrect sizes/dimensions given by the client. Faxed or emailed orders are thus preferred and NO verbal or telephonic orders will be accepted. All the sizes should be given accurately in MILLIMETRES. Blinds measurements must be PRECISELY FROM WALL TO WALL – we shall make the necessary deductions ourselves, except if you already know the blinds’ final dimensions, in which case you must clearly indicate that fact, and that no deductions should be made!

  • All measurements in mm
  • Always work on the smallest measurements
  • Measure where the blind will be installed in the opening (reveal / windowsill) – back (closer to the glass); centre (middle of windowsill / reveal) or front (closer to the edge of the windowsill)
  • Always order WIDTH x DROP (HEIGHT) and not the other way around!

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REMEMBER TO ALWAYS GIVE THE WIDTH FIRST, THEN THE DROP!

VENETIAN BLINDS (ALUMINIUM, WOOD, PVC & VINTAGE)

Always specify side of control mechanism. Specify whether the blind is recess or face fit, recess meaning the blind will be installed inside the opening / window and face fit meaning the blind will be fitted in front of the opening, (on the front of wall) and the control side. Indicate the width of slat (50mm or 25mm) as well as the correct colour. For reveal measurements we work to the following: on 25mm & 50mm aluminium venetians we deduct 10mm off width and 5mm off drop; and on 50mm bass and 50mm PVC venetians we deduct 10mm off width and 5mm off drop; on 50mm Vintage we deduct 15mm off width and 5mm off drop working to a tolerance of 3mm on each product.

When measuring for face fit add ± 100mm for both width and drop. For blinds going down to the floor do the necessary deductions so that the blinds will not “lie” on the floor when they are open full length. Remember that a blind that fits on the outside of a window must hang past the windowsill therefore add on for exact length. For 25mm venetians you are supplied with the necessary components for your DIY project. For the other products only the brackets are supplied as customers prefer to use their own plugs and screws depending on form and position of installation. Remember to order correct blind size!

 

 

Basswood 50mm

  • This product is only available with a slat width of 50mm.
  • Being true wood products, they are crafted from the finest quality Basswood. As this is a natural product, variation in colour, grain texture and warping can occur. These natural characteristics (NOT flaws in the wood) will depend on the environment in which the forests are grown as well as from which section of the tree the wood is cut.
  • Wood venetians cannot be guaranteed against a natural tendency to warp even though we make use of finger joined processes especially if used in extremely humid / wet areas, therefore one must be careful not to install them in areas where ventilation is minimal (e.g. bathrooms). Remember all wood still remains natural!
  • Never clean a wood blind with a thinner-based solvent – rather use a soft duster and / or cloth to dust of the slats.
  • Even though this venetian comes with a standard wood valance and ladder string, why not create your own unique style by rather using ladder tape (20mm wide ladder cloth) in the same or a contrasting colour?
  • NB! Slats must be tilted to the open position before the blind is pulled up.
  • Wood venetians cannot block out light completely! The blind will close sufficiently to ensure privacy but will allow light into the room. It is therefore not entirely room darkening!
  • Please note that if a Basswood blind has a width of 500mm or less the control mechanisms (Cord lock and tilter) will be split. The side on which the cord lock is situated, will be referred to as the control side.
Basswood Venetian Blinds
Colour Accuracy

Colour Accuracy Policy:
Although we do our best to make sure that the colours printed on our web site are accurate, actual colours will vary. In addition, subtle colour differences and textures may not be fully appreciated on some systems due to differences in monitors and/or display cards. Due to the fact that our products are all custom made, and can’t be returned, you need to be sure that you can live with any colour variations that are possible from our scanning of the actual samples. If an exact colour match is required, then please request a sample before placing your order. Once you receive your sample, keep in mind that all samples may still have minimal colour variations as stated by the manufacturers.

 

How to Measure

Always use a metal tape measure and NOT a cloth one as these are known to stretch and thus be inaccurate. All blinds are made to specified measurements, therefore we, as the manufacturer, cannot be held responsible for incorrect sizes/dimensions given by the client. Faxed or emailed orders are thus preferred and NO verbal or telephonic orders will be accepted. All the sizes should be given accurately in MILLIMETRES. Blinds measurements must be PRECISELY FROM WALL TO WALL – we shall make the necessary deductions ourselves, except if you already know the blinds’ final dimensions, in which case you must clearly indicate that fact, and that no deductions should be made!

  • All measurements in mm
  • Always work on the smallest measurements
  • Measure where the blind will be installed in the opening (reveal / windowsill) – back (closer to the glass); centre (middle of windowsill / reveal) or front (closer to the edge of the windowsill)
  • Always order WIDTH x DROP (HEIGHT) and not the other way around!

Animated GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

REMEMBER TO ALWAYS GIVE THE WIDTH FIRST, THEN THE DROP!

VENETIAN BLINDS (ALUMINIUM, WOOD, PVC & VINTAGE)

Always specify side of control mechanism. Specify whether the blind is recess or face fit, recess meaning the blind will be installed inside the opening / window and face fit meaning the blind will be fitted in front of the opening, (on the front of wall) and the control side. Indicate the width of slat (50mm or 25mm) as well as the correct colour. For reveal measurements we work to the following: on 25mm & 50mm aluminium venetians we deduct 10mm off width and 5mm off drop; and on 50mm bass and 50mm PVC venetians we deduct 10mm off width and 5mm off drop; on 50mm Vintage we deduct 15mm off width and 5mm off drop working to a tolerance of 3mm on each product.

When measuring for face fit add ± 100mm for both width and drop. For blinds going down to the floor do the necessary deductions so that the blinds will not “lie” on the floor when they are open full length. Remember that a blind that fits on the outside of a window must hang past the windowsill therefore add on for exact length. For 25mm venetians you are supplied with the necessary components for your DIY project. For the other products only the brackets are supplied as customers prefer to use their own plugs and screws depending on form and position of installation. Remember to order correct blind size!

 

 

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Our market

Blinds are used universally as fashionable, effective and stylish window coverings. We can manufacture a blind for nearly every type of window, since our blinds are custom-made to fit your unique window space. Our products are suitable for residential, commercial as well as industrial spaces.

We assist interior designers and decorators, architects, developers and other roll players in the market to give the end user the perfect finish. Our blinds beautifies the windows of thousands of homes, offices, hospitals, hotels as well as large commercial developments and many more.

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Our product range

Our blinds come in different styles such as venetian, vertical, roller, double roller, roman, dual vision and panel blinds. We offer a wide variety of fabrics and materials in various colours, shades and textures from which you can choose according to the style statement you want to make in your home or business. Expensive, luxurious, elegant, sophisticated and motorized, or more affordable and manually operated, but just as stylish and fashionable.

Our product range also includes elegant, stylish, strong and custom-made security shutters and aluminium security gates.

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Why choose blinds

Blinds are mostly easy to install, they are perfect for controlling the amount of sunlight, and many types are easy to clean and maintain. This type of window covering is a sturdy and durable product and have an affordable range of prices across a wide variety of styles, colours, fabrics, textures, etc. While saving space, a window blind always elegantly round of any interior while clearly defining your style and flair.