Hard External Shutters
External Aluminium Shutters for Decks and Windows
External aluminium shutters are a classy solution for deck and balcony areas that are unusable because of sun or wind exposure. Our Brisbane aluminium shutter supplier Alltone have recently introduced a foreign sourced (yes Chinese) aluminium shutter range to go with their high quality Chinese PVC and Basswood shutters.
The pricing is amazing and the quality equally amazing. End fixtures for each blade are solid cast aluminium with stainless steel pivots. I have only ever seen plastic end inserts in aluminium shutters previously.
Chinese product apparently dominates the Australian shutter market, although it comes from a variety of factories. Quality depends on how rigorous are the controls the Australian distributor puts in place. It all depends on the Australian distributor. Alltone enlist all their retailers in quality monitoring, and they have a well developed system of quality bonuses and penalties to keep their supplier’s attention.
Brisbane Deck Blinds
Deck blinds also are an increasing line of business for Andersons. The new versions of side channel blind in sunscreen fabrics have the edges of the fabric locked in to the side channels. Our deck blinds Brisbane team generally supply spring operated deck blinds. The bottom rail of these deck blinds are able to be fixed in several positions with one centre control. Thus there are no tie down straps or dog clips etc.
These Brisbane deck blinds and awnings not only protect the deck area from strong sunlight and provide daytime privacy, they also protect from wind and light rain with the sides locked in position, even with a sunscreen fabric.
Brisbane Deck Awnings
Folding arm deck awnings for uncovered deck or patio areas are another popular solution for alfresco living problems, particularly with the ongoing reductions in cost of motorisation of blinds and awnings.
Brisbane Window Awnings
The other external fabric awnings are designed for windows with severe sun exposure, or as a solution to privacy issues. The ‘automatic arm’ is the most popular and least expensive.
If access to the deck/window awning is not possible to raise and lower then a ‘pivot arm’ awning provides a similar solution with the ability to raise and lower the awning from inside with a wall mounted winder mechanism.