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There are many factors to consider when choosing commercial shutters and blinds for an office space, from ensuring you’re dealing with a reputable supplier, to ascertaining the benefits of quality products. Here are six things to ask your blinds contractor.
1 – Safety
Are the blinds fire resistant and free from toxic materials? This can be especially important if your office is in a location at risk from bushfires, where non-flammable materials such as aluminium blinds are recommended.
2 – Maintenance
How easy are the blinds to clean and care for and how frequently will maintenance need to be carried out?
3 – Ease of use
If your employees will be using the blinds on a daily basis you should check that they are suitably easy to operate without causing damage.
4 – Longevity
Choosing a durable and long-lasting material should mean your blinds won’t need replacing for many years.
5 – Privacy
If privacy is important in your office, check that the blinds restrict views from the outside when slats are suitably angled.
6 – Unrestricted views
You should also make sure your office blinds don’t restrict views of the outside world, as this can affect the mood and productivity of workers as well as impair natural light levels.
Shutters and blinds in Brisbane
Cosmopolitan Shutters and Blinds specialise in Thermoshield Polyresin, Basswood Timber and Louvreshield Aluminium shutters and blinds in Brisbane. Call (07) 3188 0918 to get a quote and measurements for your home or office.
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Fitting plantation shutters and other coverings to external & internal windows can produce striking and attractive effects for a home’s design, as well as protect your window glass and improve energy efficiency, privacy and security.
For a discreet and unobtrusive design, roller blinds may be your weapon of choice. Our blinds are made from a durable anti bacterial material to repel mould - roller blinds also reduce glare reduction and general heat, helping you to save on the overall use of air conditioning in your home. Venetian blinds may also be used to dress formal and casual living areas. Available in a variety of colours and with a chic timber look, they can bring a new vivacity and warmth to any room.
The best option for privacy, security and light control, window shutters are available in a number of styles, materials and colours to suit any type of property, from timber shutters for traditional homes to aluminium and polyresin shutters for contemporary properties.
Plantation shutters Gold Coast
Cosmopolitan Blinds and Shutters is Queensland’s largest supplier of shutters and blinds. Get a quote for custom-made timber or aluminium shutters in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast by calling (07) 3188 0918.
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When shopping around for new shutters quality should always be an important consideration, whether you’re looking for timber or other materials such as aluminium shutters. Finding out more about what makes a quality shutter could help you when it comes to making your purchase.
The louvers or slats of shutters are integral to their control over light, heat and privacy levels in your home, so you need to be confident that the louvers won’t slip out of position or lose tension over the years. Tension screws on each side of the shutter panel will make it easier to tighten the slats if needed, with one set of screws dedicated to each louver.
The material from which your shutters are made will have a significant impact on their longevity, durability and ease of maintenance, as well as the cost. It’s recommended to pay more for a quality material such as Basswood timber, polyresin or aluminium rather than settling for cheaper alternatives, as these are likely to need replacing much sooner than expected.
Shutters need to fit window spaces perfectly without any gaps to ensure proper heat and light insulation. Because all windows are different it’s advisable to have your shutters custom-made, which involves a contractor taking measurements of your window space and giving you a quote.
Plantation Shutters Brisbane
Cosmopolitan Shutters and Blinds is Queensland’s largest shutter supplier, offering design, measurements and installation of custom-made shutters and blinds on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Phone (07) 3188 0918 to find out more.
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Making sure your internal and external shutters are covered by warranty should give you peace of mind and confidence in the quality of these products.
Types of Warranties
Shutter suppliers typically offer a range of warranties suited to different products. These warranties are designed to cover customers against defects in the design of their shutters, as well as faulty materials and workmanship at the time of installation. Shutter warranties will last for a specified number of years, such as up to three years for Basswood Shutters and up to five years for aluminium shutters. Lifetime warranties may be available for certain shutter panels, such as those made from Thermoshield Polyresin. Limited warranties do not generally cover normal wear and tear, environmental damage or neglect.
Importance of Maintenance
Shutter manufacturers are not obligated to cover repairs and replacements of shutters damaged due to neglect and lack of maintenance, which is why it’s important to make sure you take care of your shutters to keep them in good condition and don’t void your warranty. This includes regular dusting and wiping, applying new coatings to screws, hinges and other components when needed, to protect them from adverse weather and following the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning practices for different shutter materials, avoiding harsh abrasives and chlorine based cleaners that can cause damage to shutter surfaces.
External Shutters in the Sunshine Coast
Cosmopolitan Shutters and Blinds is an Australian owned shutter and blinds supplier. Phone (07) 3188 0918 to get a quote for custom-made plantation shutters on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
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Plantation shutters are key features of a home’s design when installed, and can be used to great effect when decorating your property for Christmas, birthdays and other events throughout the year.
This video demonstrates how external shutters can be modified simply and cheaply by using inserts, which can be custom-made for the size and shape of shutters in your home. It’s important to make sure these inserts are capable of withstanding seasonal weather, depending on where you live, which is why many are made from weatherproof and UV resistant materials that won’t fade.
These shutter coverings can be easily attached to your shutters using a plastic clip, which won’t cause damage to the shutter, and the kit should also include the side and corner pieces needed to fix the insert into the frame. Shutter inserts can be single or double sided, depending on the type of shutters you have and your personal preference.
Shutter coverings can be more economical than repainting shutters to suit different times of the year, and won’t leave marks behind like some other decorations. Inserts allow households and commercial premises to incorporate their shutters into overall design schemes when setting the tone for a holiday or sporting event, and can go a long way towards transforming the look of an entire window design.
Contact Cosmopolitan Shutters and Blinds on (07) 3188 0918 to get a quote for custom-made Basswood Timber, Thermoshield Polyresin or Louvreshield Aluminium shutters in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.