Clear PVC Blinds or Cafe Blinds
Rain, hail and wind that comes with Melbourne’s variable weather will no longer be a problem in your outdoor alfresco area when you wind down your cafe blinds. These clear PVC blinds come in a wide variety of styles and mechanisms.
But clear PVC blinds are not just for eating establishments. They are also suitable for other gathering spaces open to the outdoors e.g. a veranda entertainment area at home or a community residence.
All blinds are custom built to suit your requirements.
We use only the highest quality materials and mechanisms to build your blind. Further information about components often used in our projects are highlighted below.
Even in simple projects, there is know-how involved. For example, with an integrated channel system the ‘Channel it’ system cups around the edges of the fabric for a totally sealed opening giving the blind extra strength.
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Manufacturers Of Clear PVC Blinds
Below, we list some manufacturers whose clear PVC blinds we have used very successfully in various applications.
The E-zip is a vertical screen system ideally suited for alfresco enclosures that can be motorised, crank operated or fast action spring system. It incorporates an integrated side channel system which locks the fabric into the sides via a slimline zipper system. With multiple headbox options and full powder coat options available, it suits a majority of external applications.
Easislip is a marine grade extruded clear PVC suitable for both blind and boat applications.
Best suited for smaller openings the Ziptrak uses an aluminium side channel to lock the fabric in place. With multiple headboxes and full powdercoat options the Ziptrak can be motorised, or spring loaded.
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All of our awnings, blinds and shades come with a 5-year warranty. Our expert team can help you choose the best system for your home.
All our materials not only look great, but can survive the harsh Australian sun.
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From my initial phone call to Sarah, Tony coming out to quote and discuss my needs, James the Electrician and Chris and Dallas installing my fabulous new blind, I can’t recommend this product and their helpful, knowledgeable staff highly enough. Nothing is too much trouble and a great price to top it off. I will definitely be using them again, don’t bother looking elsewhere.
Thank you Undercover Blinds – great work !
What to consider when buying outdoor blinds
We custom build and fit our outdoor blinds directly from our base of operations in Melbourne. Here are some answers to common questions from customers on our custom outdoor blind build and installations.
What role do you want your outdoor blind to fulfil?
With a variety of options, when it comes to outdoor blinds it is imperative to consider exactly what you’d like to achieve in your space. Are you wanting rain protection? Shade in the warmer months? A dry space over your door or a BBQ area? Perhaps you are looking for additional privacy in your outdoor space. Talking to Undercover Melbourne’s outdoor blinds experts is a good place to start. Discuss your outdoor blind project with our team and we’ll work with you to find the perfect outdoor blind to suit your needs and your outdoor space.
To ensure you select the blind that meets all of your needs, we need to consider the environment the outdoor blinds will find themselves in and the times of the year you are going to want to be maximising their use. Are you only planning on enjoying the beautiful summer weather or do you love being outdoors all year-round where a waterproof retractable roof system would suit your project better?
Ease of use
Do you envision yourself using this space over different times of the day or just once a day or a few times a week? Does the ease of being able to push a button to extend and retract the outdoor blinds appeal? Perhaps you would like to have the outdoor blind connected to your smart home system. Or perhaps you simply want to manually wind the blinds in and out as you see fit. We always say, if the blinds are easy to use, you will get more value (and more use) from them!
Type of fabric
When considering fabrics for your outdoor blind, it is best to delve back into some of your climate considerations to ensure you can use them as often you’d like. Are you looking for an acrylic semi-waterproof fabric to maximise your outdoor shade OR are you wanting a see-through mesh?
Once we have established the your basic requirements in terms of outdoor blind fabrics, we can turn our attention to the colour selection. After all, your blind’s functionality and ability to cope with your outdoor conditions is critical, but how it looks is something you’re going to have to live with and enjoy. And that’s where our outdoor blind experts can help. We’ve styled countless Melbourne homes with our outdoor blinds and we will ensure the blinds we supply are beautiful and enhance your property’s appeal.
Not only can your outdoor blinds enhance your outdoor living space, they can also save you energy by retaining heat in the winter (saving you on heating costs) and providing welcome shade in the hot summer months. Custom built to “Melbourne’s four seasons in a day climate,” Undercover’s outdoor blinds won’t simply look good, they’ll help you save energy too!