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World-class fully-featured motorised roller blind systems

Silent Glide is an Australian-designed and owned company offering top-tier motorisation solutions to the window covering industry. Silent Glide products cater to both commercial and residential settings and are supported by a comprehensive warranty.

Voice Controlled Blinds

Fully integrated with Amazon Alexa, Google Home or IFTTT when using our smart home hub.

Introducing Australia’s premier motorised blinds

Exceptional prices that cannot be matched.

Transform your entire home effortlessly with our advanced motorisation technology. Our battery-operated motors are capable of powering roller blinds of any size, making them perfect for DIY installations without the need for an electrician.

In addition to our cordless options, we offer hardwired solutions and a C-Bus motor for seamless integration with home automation systems. Control your blinds conveniently via remote or through our smart blinds home hub.

With this innovative system, you can automate your blinds from anywhere in the world or directly through your phone app using WiFi. Customise schedules and timers to suit your preferences perfectly. Our high-performance Silent Glide motors, proudly Australian-designed and owned, come with an extensive warranty for peace of mind.

Experience unparalleled ease of use and installation at prices that outshine the competition. We deliver nationwide right to your doorstep!

Our roller blinds and motorisation options come at remarkably affordable prices. However, affordability doesn’t equate to compromised quality.

Our ability to offer such competitive pricing is attributed to our nationwide reach. As an online company, we benefit from selling higher volumes, allowing us to pass on significant savings to you. By purchasing directly from the factory, you avoid retail markups.

Opting for a DIY approach saves you on installation, measuring, and call-out fees often associated with traditional sales channels. These fees may include commissions, ultimately inflating the final product cost.

Explore instant pricing for all our products by simply entering your measurements on the roller blind product pages.

Simple DIY Process, Exceptional Service

Our products are designed, delivered, and installed with ease.

By embracing the DIY approach, you can significantly reduce your overall expenses.

Eliminate intermediaries, sales representatives, and overheads linked to physical retail stores.

Enjoy savings of up to 70% off recommended retail prices in just four straightforward steps.

1. Decide

Choose Blinds Online

Browse our website, select your favorites, and order samples completely free of charge.

2. Measure

Measure Window Blinds

Simply follow our straightforward video and text measurement guidelines. It requires just a few minutes of your time.

3. Order

Ship Window Furnishings

Utilise our intuitive website to place your order and customise your roller blinds. Simply input your details, and you’re all set. We’ll promptly deliver your motorised blinds directly to your doorstep anywhere in Australia.

4. Install

Install Curtains and Blinds

Refer to our straightforward installation instructions to have your stunning new roller blinds installed within minutes. You’ll be amazed by how quick and effortless the entire process can be.

Measuring for your motorised roller blinds is remarkably simple.

Face Mount Measuring

Inside Mount Measuring

*Note: Instructions listed on this page are not listed in full. Please follow the complete instructions on our measuring page before ordering.

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Factory with Over 45 Years of Experience Crafting Roller Blinds

ABOUT US:

• Australian-Made Roller Blinds
• Handcrafted Excellence
• Complimentary Samples
• Over 45 Years of Manufacturing Experience
• Delivering Only the Finest Quality Custom-Made Roller Blinds
• Over 98% Customer Satisfaction Rating

Experience near identical fully-featured motorised roller blind solutions at a significantly lower cost compared to our competitors. Not only do you save on motorisation, but our blinds also offer incredible value. Explore one of the most extensive collections of designer fabrics at a reduced price.

Save up to 465% with My Direct Blinds + Silent Glide

  1. Silent Glide Smart Home Hub: $99
  2. Silent Glide 1.8nm Battery motor: Handle any sized blind up to 3000mm x 3000mm:  $193-$199 depending on width of blind
  3. Silent Glide Hardwired motor: $199-219 depending on width of blind
  4. Silent Glide 2 Channel Remote: $65
  5. Silent Glide 16 Channel Remote: $85
  6. Silent Glide Motor Charger: $28

Our DIY rivals

  1. Somfy Connexoon (Smart Hub): $340
  2. Somfy battery motor: $210-295 (Somfy features two sizes: a weaker 1.5nm battery motor that cannot handle all sizes like our 1.8nm motor which is designed to handle up to 3m x 3m sized roller blind, and a more expensive higher torque motor).
  3. Somfy Wired Motor: $265-$380
  4. Somfy 1 Channel remote: $90
  5. Somfy 5 Channel remote: $130
  6. Somfy 16 Channel remote: $396
  7. Somfy Motor Charger: $35

Smart Blinds Make Life Easy

Simplify your life with the touch of a button. Automating your home offers numerous advantages. Enjoy a regal experience every time you adjust your blinds.

Effortless Management

Say goodbye to reaching for chains. Motorised blinds are ideal for difficult-to-access areas, such as high windows or for enhanced accessibility.

Programmed Timers

Align your blinds with your daily schedule by pairing them with our Silent Glide smart home hub. Consider syncing them with your circadian rhythm for added convenience. Easily adjust to changing weather conditions with a simple tap before your home heats up.

Enhanced Home Security

Operate your blinds from afar using our smart hub and phone app, or rely on the scheduled timer for added convenience. Maintain the illusion of occupancy even when you’re away. Additionally, our smart hub can manage other devices within your home. Set up GPS triggers to activate when leaving home for added security.

Childproof Design

Rest assured with chain and cord-free operation, providing peace of mind for your little ones.

No Need to Be Tech-Savvy

We’ve simplified motorised blinds for everyone. Installing and using Silent Glide products is effortless.

Select: Battery or Wired Motors

Our battery motors are perfect for updates or renovations, eliminating the need for additional wiring. For new constructions, we suggest our hardwired motors. Whatever your project, we’ve got your motorisation needs covered.

Control Your Blinds Your Way

Select from remote control, smartphone or voice activiation via the smart app.

Options for Every Home Style

Explore our extensive online collection of designer fabrics, offering something for every taste. Choose from blockout, translucent, or screen fabrics.

Enhanced Accessibility

Motorisation is the solution if you have accessibility needs or struggle with hard-to-reach windows. Our motorised roller blinds are chain-free and can be controlled from anywhere, even when you’re away from home.

Seamless Operation

Operating a chain blind requires no effort—simply tap a button on the remote, smartphone app, or use voice-activated commands with our smart hub, seamlessly integrated into Google Home or Amazon Alexa.

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Effortless Elegance: Automated Blinds

Blinds Aligned with Your Sleep Cycle

Prefer waking up to gently filtering light? Program day and night settings with our smart home hub.

Save on Energy Costs

Enhance your home’s thermal insulation and reduce your energy bills by easily adjusting your blinds. Close them remotely while away to maintain a cooler home upon your return.

Smart Blinds: Elevating Home Automation

The RF smart hub from Silent Glide empowers users to effortlessly control any RF motorised product in our range. With the hub, you can easily open or close your blinds with a tap on your smartphone or tablet. Additionally, the RF smart hub features a built-in IR transmitter capable of controlling over 8,000 different devices, including TVs and air conditioners, within line of sight around your home.

Get the Smart Home Hub for just $99

Product Benefits:
– The RF Smart Hub offers flexibility by allowing users to operate blinds from anywhere via WiFi (2.4GHz) or 4G connection.
– Through the Smartphone app, you can control all Silent Glide RF products, including roller (AC and DC), and curtain products.
– Set timers for individual or group motors, and create smart scenes for automated blind settings, making your home truly intelligent.
– Easily manage multiple hubs on one app if necessary, with no limit on the number of devices being controlled.
– Enjoy fully customised rooms and screens.
– Seamlessly transfer user information between devices from the cloud.
– Fully integrated with Google Home and Amazon Alexa, with no third-party application required such as IFTTT.
– Share with multiple users within your home across different phones or tablets

Control from any Android or Apple mobile device

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Google Home
Amazon Alexa

Remote Control Blinds: Effortless Operation for Every Room

Choose from our selection of Silent Glide remote controls, available in two variants: 2 Channel and 16 Channel. Compatible with both our blind and curtain motors.

For rooms with a single motorised blind, we recommend the two-channel remote per room. In areas like your living room with multiple motorised blinds, opt for the larger capacity remotes.

Prices start from $65

Enhance Your Home Security

Enjoy peace of mind while you’re away by creating the illusion of occupancy. With your smart hub, schedule your blinds to open and close automatically at designated times, or control them remotely from anywhere in the world using your smartphone with a simple tap.

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Childproofing

Children can be curious and adventurous, especially when our attention is diverted. They may not recognise the risks posed by cords or chains. Our motorised blinds are cord and chain-free, eliminating potential hazards for your little ones, ensuring their safety.

No Button Batteries

USB-C rechargeable remotes, with an enclosed case that cannot be opened. Our remotes are designed to comply with the new Australian child safety laws and do not feature any button batteries.

Craft Your Comfort: Motor Options

Seamless Installation: Battery Operated

Silent Glide’s battery-operated motors offer effortless installation, making them ideal for DIY enthusiasts. With no wiring required, they’re perfect for home updates or renovations, eliminating the need for an electrician.

Acquire your battery roller blind motor for just $193-199

  • Quiet
  • Charge once every 6-12 months depending on use and size of blind or use the solar cell add on for automatic charging
  • Quick and easy installation. Handles blinds up to 3000mm x 3000mm in size.
  • No electrician required
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Torque: 1.8 Nm
  • Speed: 25 RPM
  • Power: 7.4v Rechargeable Lithium Battery, 1.5A 11 Watt
  • Limit Setting: Electronic. Top, Bottom and Four Intermediate limit positions.
  • Operating Distance: 30 Metres
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With the solar panel add on, your blinds will charge automatically whenever there is sun light. You’ll never have to worry about charging your blinds again. The solar panel comes with it’s own brackets for easy permanent fixing behind your roller blind, out of sight.

Direct-wired Electric Blinds

Choose between our direct-wired RF motor, compatible with all Silent Glide remotes and smart hubs, or our C-BUS motor operated through a serial interface, perfect for external home automation systems.

3-Wire RF Direct-Wired Electric Blind Motor starting from $199

4-Wire C-Bus Electric Blind Motor (Serial Interface) priced from $275

  • Easy to maintain, no charging required
  • Great for new homes or large renovations, where the wiring can be integrated at framing stage
  • You will need an electrician to connect the motor
  • Surprisingly Quiet
  • Warranty: 5 Years
  • Torque: 6 Nm
  • Speed: 28 RPM
  • Power: 240V 50Hz. 3 Core wire: Active, Neutral, Earth. Rated Current: 485mA
  • Limit Setting: Electronic

Precision in Manufacturing

Our factory utilises advanced crush cut and ultrasonic machinery for fabric cuts, guaranteeing a top-tier finish on your roller blinds and preventing edge fraying.

Extensive Customisation Options

Tailor your roller blinds to your exact specifications. Explore our unique range of add-ons to enhance your experience. Visit our product pages or scroll down to learn more.

Select from chain, motorised, or cordless alternatives. We offer one of the most extensive fabric selections online. Additionally, you can opt for either flat or ellipse base rails, with rubber stoppers provided on the back of the base rails to safeguard your windows.

Crush and ultrasonic cutting machines are employed to reduce the likelihood of fabric fraying along the edges.

Premium Anti-Pucker Aluminium Roller Blind Base Rails

Our roller blinds boast deluxe ellipse-shaped base rails, larger than ovals, meticulously crafted to prevent puckering at the bottom of the blind. Available in eight distinct colours, our ellipse base rails perfectly complement the fabric and hues of your rooms.

Alternatively, we offer a sleek flat design in our three most sought-after colours: anodised, black, and white.

Choose the Extra Touch: Rubber Inserts

Both of our bottom rail designs offer an available rubber insert at the rear to dampen the noise they produce when they come into contact with the window or frame. This is particularly useful when opening a window for fresh air or operating the blinds. It also helps prevent scuffing or scratching of your architraves during regular use. This cost-effective solution is included with our products, while others charge a premium for similar features in aftermarket products, or don’t offer them at all.

Motorised Blinds: Enjoy Now, Pay Later

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Purchase your DIY motorised roller blinds hassle-free with our renowned interest-free options. Don’t delay—enjoy instant approval for up to $6,000 with Zip Money, or opt for smaller amounts with Zip Pay or Afterpay. Alternatively, select PayPal’s pay in 4 option for added flexibility.

Exemplary Roller Blind Fabric Collection

• Industry-leading Roller Blind Fabrics
• Choose from over 150 different fabrics to suit your rooms
• Fabrics comply with Building Code of Australia requirements for Class 2 to 9 (a) buildings, tested to AS 1530 Part III
• Large range of textured, screen, and budget fabrics available
• PVC/Lead-Free fabric ranges also offered
• Most fabrics suited to large width windows, up to 3000mm (3 meters) wide
• Majority of fabrics feature Greenguard Gold certification, accredited for use in sensitive areas such as schools and healthcare facilities
• Mould and mildew resistant
• Free samples available for colour assurance

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Testimonials on Our Roller Blinds…

Enhanced Tubes

For blinds wider than 2100mm, we provide a complimentary upgrade to the 50mm tube. Additionally, all hardwired motorised blinds come with a free upgrade to the 50mm tube. Our larger 50mm tubes ensure that blinds do not bow at longer lengths, preventing sagging or V’ing of the fabric at wider widths. Crafted from robust aluminium sourced locally, our strong roller blind tubes are resistant to rust, corrosion, and bowing. You also have the option to upgrade to larger tubes for your smaller blinds to ensure a consistent look across all blinds in the same room.

Versatile Mounting Solutions for Roller Blinds

Choose between top or side fixing options for convenient installation. Enhance the aesthetics of your face-mounted roller blinds with optional end bracket covers, available in various colours to complement your brackets.

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Stylish Roller Blind Fascias & Pelmets

Conceal roller blind hardware elegantly with our decorative aluminium fascias, or opt for our bespoke pelmets. Choose from four fantastic colours or fabric-wrapped options. Available in 75mm and 100mm square profiles, as well as curved designs.

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Dual Roller Blinds

Experience both day and night privacy with our innovative double roller blinds. Featuring dual fabrics on a sleek, ultra-slimline bracket.

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Shipping roller blinds across Australia

Whether you’re in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, or anywhere else in Australia, you can purchase your motorised blinds without worry.

Choose between your choice of Fabric Type…

Blockout Roller Blinds

Roller Blockout

Our Blockout fabric effectively blocks all light and reduces heat transmission, making it perfect for achieving complete nighttime privacy. Ideal for bedrooms, it prevents unwanted intrusion and ensures uninterrupted sleep by shielding against early morning sunlight. Blockout is our best-selling fabric option.

Sun Screen Roller Blinds

Roller Sunscreen

The Sunscreen fabric reduces the intensity of light and heat while preserving your view. With over 95% of harmful UV rays blocked, it safeguards your furniture and floors. Offering excellent daytime privacy, Sunscreen ensures outsiders cannot see inside unless lights are on.

Translucent Roller Blinds

Roller Light Filter

Light Filtering provides effective daytime privacy by obstructing the view while allowing ample natural light to illuminate the room. However, it is not recommended for nighttime privacy, as silhouettes may be visible if lights are on inside.

Extra-Wide Motorised Roller Blinds

Our fabrics come in extended widths straight off the roll. Our roller blinds can be custom-made to span up to 3000mm in width (and some up to 3200mm), perfect for covering expansive windows or sliding doors. Rest assured, our motors effortlessly handle these larger sizes.

Streamlined Connectivity: Motorised Linked Roller Blinds

For those seeking coverage for even longer widths, which is often the case, consider our linked blinds option. Linked blinds minimise gaps between roller blinds by using a single joiner bracket and requiring fewer deductions for mechanisms, as there is no need to account for chain drives. With linked blinds, one blind can control up to two others, offering the flexibility of independent control. Opting for motorised roller blinds with a linked setup allows one motor to control multiple blinds, reducing costs.

For those desiring seamless coverage without gaps, explore our other products. We frequently deliver long-length curtains, verticals and panel blinds, popular for sliding doors spanning large widths.

ROLLER BLINDS FAQ

Everyone’s home is different, and depending on how many motorised blinds you have, the number of remote controls you’ll need will change. For rooms like a bedroom, that might only feature one motorised roller blind, we recommend a one channel remote for each room. For other area’s where you will likely have multiple motorised blinds, we recommend a 11 or 16 Channel remote.

We think you should always buy a remote with your blinds, you’ll need one for the initial set up of your blinds if you order a smart home hub – and they’re handy to have if you are hosting guests.

None if you’re opting to use a remote control, however if you’re planning to use a smart hub, just one. Unless of course your home is gigantic, they can be placed in repeater mode so the signal will reach every corner. With a signal operating distance of 50 metres, for most people, you’ll only need one. There is no limit to the devices being controlled by one hub.

We’re currently only selling indoor roller blinds. Our motorised products are not suitable for outdoor blinds.

We’re very thorough with our installation instructions, making it easy for you. You can check out our in depth text and video installation instructions here.

Below you’ll see how our smart hub communicates with your motorised blinds. If you’re using a remote, your motor will be communicated with via RF signals.

In terms of where the motor sits, they are tubular motors and fit inside the roller blind tube.

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You’ll save a lot with Silent Glide products. Our indoor roller blind motorisation costs vs our competitors:

  1. Smart Home Hub: $99
  2. Silent Glide 1.8nm Battery motor: Handle any sized blind up to 3000mm x 3000mm: $193-199
  3. Silent Glide Hardwired motor: $199-219
  4. Silent Glide 2 Channel Remote: $65
  1. Somfy Connexoon (Smart Hub): $340
  2. Somfy battery motor: $285
  3. Somfy Wired Motor: $265
  4. Somfy 1 Channel remote: $100

Yes, we’ve got easy to follow instructions and they usually only take about 10-30 minutes per order. All you’ll need is a pen, tape measure, and a drill with a 3mm Phillips head. View our full installation instructions here.

It’ll only take a few minutes.

First, check out our simple measuring videos and/or text instructions here:  How to Measure

After that, grab a tape measure, pen and pad and you’re ready to go.

If you have any questions, we’re also here to help.

We are currently only selling indoor roller blinds.

Yes they can, we even have a special miniature 32mm tube system specially built for this purpose, and is also great for mini homes or caravans and RV’s. You’ll have to specify that you are wanting these mini clutch and tubes at the checkout notes.

Alternatively you are able to take advantage of our linked blinds set up and join multiple roller blinds for spanning greater widths, such as for placing over sliding doors. Or if you are after other products for placing over sliding doors check out our blog post here.

Roller blinds are the most affordable product we have on offer, especially when you install them yourself. The cost will vary heavily depending on what fabric range and size you select.

By learning to DIY at My Direct Blinds, you can save yourself a small fortune on installer costs. Take your pick from hundreds of different fabrics and colour options. You’ll easily find something to suit your budget, with My Direct Blinds, custom made blinds are now affordable.

Here are some examples in our budget fabric:

2000 x 2000 mm: $172

The price of your roller blind will usually depend on whether you are after a budget range fabric, textured or screen fabric. All will vary in cost, or if you are opting for double roller blinds. Any other additions such as motorisation and other extras we have on offer will also add to this cost.

Ready Made vs Custom Made Roller Blinds

If you’re after a cheap ready made product, chances are they will not fit the internal of your window well, and you will likely have to settle for large light gaps. With our custom made products – the quality in general is of a higher standard. Our products are built to last and custom made to your measurements to ensure a perfect fit. Fitting within the window recess usually offers a much more aesthetic outcome, something you’re not able to easily do with ready made products.

Another downside to ready made roller blinds are that, if you have to cut them down, the edges are much more likely to begin fraying as they will not be cut with our specialised machines using ultrasonic or crush cut technology to help eliminate this from happening.

High Degree of Customisation

With our custom made blinds, all of the extras we offer will not be available in a ready made product. Create your blinds just the way you like them.

Holland blinds are the same product, it’s just another name for Roller Blinds.

Scotch Holland Roller Blinds originated in the early 1700s, in Scotland. They were originally made from Holland linen, which (obviously) came from the Netherlands. This fabric was then produced in Glasgow, by James Louis Robertson and John King, hence the name ‘Scotch Holland.’

The first roller blinds made from this Scotch Holland linen did not have a spring mechanism. Instead, when the blind was closed, the fabric lay in folds on the window ledge. To open the blind, you had to pull on a cord which was attached to a top rod. To secure the open blind, you wound the cord around a cleat.

Roller blinds are an easy way to control the temperature in your room. We recommend a block out roller blind, as they will provide the best barrier.  The heat will be reflected back outside. It’ll help keep your home cool in the winter, and the heat out during the summer.

Determining where to mount your blind is not always a matter of personal preference, there are definitely plenty of practical reasons to consider when making your choice. Is Blocking Light more Important in certain rooms? Appearance? Will it Fit? Here’s what you need to know to help you decide.

Recess Mount Inside Mount

Recess Fit

  • Give your window a clean, simple look
  • Streamline a row of windows, helps windows appear slimmer and more discreet
  • Highlight attractive Window Moldings (Architraves)
  • Most popular & recommended way to Install Roller Blinds
Face Mount Outside Mount Fit

Face Fit

  • Minimise light gaps offering better privacy
  • Make your window appear larger
  • Hide windows that are crooked or unattractive
  • Clear obstructions in the window recess like winders, knobs, etc that would interfere with an Inside mounting Blind (Depth requirements can be found on Measuring Page)

Light Gaps When Recess Mounting

Another thing to consider when Recess Mounting a Roller Blind is that there is generally a small light gap of around 15-20mm on each side of the window opening to the side of the cloth to accommodate for the brackets and mechanisms.

If light gaps are not acceptable for you, consider these options in spaces like Bedrooms, and Theater Rooms where you would prefer the most blockout:

  • Adding drapery to cover the light gaps
  • Choosing a Face Fit Roller Blind

Under Roll (Standard)

This is the most common option where the fabric rolls back, having it as close to the glass as possible. Having it roll this way will block the most amount of light and afford the most privacy.

The downside for an Under Roll is that the roll and hardware show – a look some people don’t like. If you choose a fabric with a coloured backing this would show at the top of the roll, although most of our fabrics have same colour backing or a colour coordinated backing. The ? Tooltip associated with each fabric range will show what colour the backing is. If you are using a fabric with a white coloured backing, there are some remedies such as Over Rolling (Reverse Rolling) your blind, or ordering one of our custom made pelmets as this provides a more finished look.

Over Roll (Reverse Roll)

A Over Roll or Reverse Roll, means the fabric comes over the front of the roller so you do not see it around the tubing, it creates a more finished look. The Over Roll is also good for clearing an obstruction, like a window crank or door handle because it pushes the fabric away from the glass.

Over Rolls are also used for fabrics that have two different colours on each side.

Because having an Over Roll pushes the fabric away from the window glass, for Face Mounts specifically you should consider under rolling (standard)

Because your roller blinds are custom made they do have a lead time associated with them before we can send them out to you.

That will vary but generally is anywhere between 12-20 working days before we can dispatch them to you. This will not include transit time after dispatch by the freight carriers.

Choosing the right window coverings for your home isn’t as easy as it sounds. The question is, do you buy ready made roller blinds right off the shelf, or go with custom made roller blinds blinds that are made to measure?

When it comes to choosing between custom made blinds and ready made blinds, My Direct Blinds know a thing or two about making the right decision to suit your needs. We’ll provide you with an overview of the pros and cons of custom made blinds versus ready made blinds, so you can be more informed about which option is best for you.

The pros of custom made blinds

Custom made roller blinds offer many benefits, including:

  • They are customised to perfectly fit to your window. To fit your roller blind within your window opening is considered a more aesthetic choice as it displays the decorative window trims. To get the same look with a ready made roller blind you’ll likely need to have it cut down – which has drawbacks in itself. If you choose to cut down a ready made roller blinds, the edges will fray as they’ve not been professionally cut. If you manage to fit it inside, you’ll likely have larger light gaps on the edges as ready made blinds are not made to fit exactly. Window sizes can vary quite a bit.
  • Custom made blinds are manufactured to Australian Safety Standards, which will ensure protection for you and your family.
  • Most of our fabrics feature GreenGuard Gold certifications and are tested to Australian standards, making them great for asthmatics as they will emit less VOCs when compared to ready made roller blinds.
  • My Direct Blinds has on offer many different choices of fabrics to better customise your roller blinds and this will ensure you get the best look for your home. We only offer premium components that come with a 5 year warranty.
  • You’ll be able to see free samples of the colour and texture in your own home before purchasing, making sure the style fits with the rest of your home décor.
  • Custom made blinds are high quality and durable and come with a guarantee for installation and material with 5 years.
  • Custom roller blinds come with a wide range of options, so you can tailor your choice to suit your personal preferences. Customizable options include UV blocking aka sunscreen fabric, blockout, light filtering fabrics, mechanical controlling via chain or cordless options, programmable timers via smart hub motorisation options, voice controlled blinds, rubber inserts on base rails, larger tube upgrades, chain upgrades and a massive range of colours and textures in not only the fabrics available but also the components and base rails. We only use Australian engineered components, that are simply put much more sturdy and long lasting.
  • They can be made to fit any dimension, so there’s no need to worry about finding the right fit for your excessively large or small windows.
  • The price point of our custom made blinds is not too different from ready made roller blinds.

The cons of custom made blinds

The only con to keep in mind when choosing custom made blinds is that it’s a more time-consuming process. You will need to allow time to choose your design then await the manufacture and installation of your blinds. With My Direct Blinds this is typically a 12-20 working day process.

The pros of ready-made blinds

Buying ready made blinds offers several benefits, including:

  • Ready made blinds are quick and easy to find and buy. All you need to do is go to a blind store, find the ones you like that fit your requirements and you can purchase them instantly.
  • You can install ready made blinds yourself, which means you can put them up as soon as you’ve bought them home. However keep in mind, that you shouldn’t skimp on your home – ready made blinds often have a tacky feel to them. The fabric often V’s and is not made to last a long time either.
  • They often present a slightly cheaper option, although My Direct Blinds offers custom blinds at factory direct prices for a more affordable customised option.

The cons of ready-made blinds

The cons associated with buying ready made blinds are significant, mainly:

  • You are limited in the size and style you can select. If a shop doesn’t have the colour, size or texture you like, there’s nothing you can do about it. You have to either accept blinds that aren’t completely to your liking or continue hunting until you find a store that sells the right blinds, which can be a lengthy and frustrating process.
  • Quality is not assured with ready made blinds, so you can never be fully confident that the product you’re receiving will last.
  • Aesthetically & functionally they are often inferior, the fabric may V or fade in a short peroid of time. The base rails are often small round tubes without enough weight in them to keep your fabric properly taught. Over time the fabric will pucker as the base rail design is inferior.
  • Fabrics are often cheaper, and thinner – may emit harmful VOC’s. There are no standards to adhere to when the blinds are made overseas.

Our verdict – Which is the better choice?

When considering the pros and cons of both custom made and ready made blinds, choosing custom blinds is the clear winner. Custom made blinds can be a little pricier and you have to wait a bit longer, but this process ensures you do it right once and don’t have to think about it again, and in our view the price point is not vastly different. The result will be a high-quality product that perfectly fits your window, using a texture and colour you love that compliments the rest of your home design.

Purchasing ready made roller blinds from Bunnings or Spotlight for the most part is an inferior solution for your window coverings as outlined above. Although these stores both also sell custom made roller blinds, we’re able to beat them on price, quality, and customisation.

Yes. All of our blinds are Australian made, and are manufactured locally in Melbourne. With the exception of our Plantation Shutters. Our motorisation products are designed and owned by Australians, but are manufactured offshore.

Due to the way roller blinds are manufactured, they only take approximately 10-15 minutes to assemble. Because of this small amount of time to make the blind, the cost difference between locally produced and overseas produced roller blinds is often on par or cheaper to manufacture when taking international shipping into account. This is why most window furnishings are still made in Australia.

By buying Australian made blinds you’re supporting local jobs and keeping the money in circulation within Australia to boost our local economy instead of off shore.

There are other benefits as well. For example, if anything happens with your blinds such as made to the wrong measurements – problems can be easily rectified in a short turnaround time of a few business days as opposed to waiting a long time for overseas made blinds.

Lastly, and probably most importantly, overseas made roller blinds will take 7+ weeks to arrive vs locally made blinds that have a shorter turnaround time.

Our roller blinds are made from scratch, to your measurements. We certainly do not cut down ready made blinds or sell ready made blinds as in our opinion they are an inferior solution.

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MOTORISED CURTAINS

Use your remotes and smart hub with your motorised curtains also. All of our motors: roller blinds and curtains are compatible with the smart hub and remotes. The motorised curtain tracks will soon become available in battery and hardwired.

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