New Cool Blind technology from Wilson Fabrics as the name says really is Cool. According to the brochure “Cool Blind is a unique Australian Made PVC Free screen fabric designed to meet the energy saving requirements of modern environmentally responsible building design, while still remaining stylish for any home or office. Surface temperature of Cool Blind remains on average 26% cooler than PVC screens in direct sunlight; reducing heat transfer into rooms, thereby reducing the demand on A/C systems”.
Our Wilson Rep Dean showed us how he puts Cool Blind fabric to the test by using a heat lamp and digital temperature gauge. A standard PVC screen fabric and the Cool Blind fabric are placed over a light box with a heat lamp directing heat evenly onto both fabrics and left to sit for approximately 20 minutes. After that time we measured the temperature of both the fabrics and the results were indisputable.
The Cool Blind showed a significantly lower radiant temperature than the standard PVC screen fabric. These results will have have a great impact on home owners who choose Cool Blind fabric for window treatments. Inside temperatures of rooms where the sun hits directly onto the window will be great reduced keeping your home and inside environment cooler and more comfortable.
Cool Blind fabrics are suitable for Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds and Panel Glides. They have the same visual benefit as PVC screens but are cooler and PVC free. Cool Blind is protected by Stain Protect fabric protector which makes it more resistant to stains and soiling and easier to clean.
A standard PVC screen fabric and Cool Blind fabric are put to the test using a heat lamp to mimic the suns rays
Standard PVC screen showing a temperature of over 50 degrees.
The temperature of the Cool Blind is significantly lower at 33.6 degrees.
Our Wilson representative Dean explaining the benefits of new Cool Blind technology.
Thanks to INVISI-GARD’s Kid’s Safe protection screen you can have open windows in your home without compromising the safety of small children. With building regulations changing it is now a requirement to have a child safe screening on a window if it opens more than 15cm.For more information go to http://www.invisi-gard.com.au/kidsafe_protection_screen.php
Keep your children safe with a Kid’s Safe protection screen.
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We are pleased to be part of the Sunshine Coast Daily’s Town Proud promotion. Shop with us during November for your chance to win $10,000. For more information click here or fill out an entry form in our Beerwah showroom.
Order $500 or more of Wilson’s curtain or blind fabrics by the end of October 2014 and receive $200 worth of free Dri Glo towels.For more information contact our Beerwah showroom on 5494 6898 or go to http://www.wilsonfabrics.com.au/DriGloTowelsTermsConditions.aspx (conditions apply).
Luxury Oxford by Wilson Fabrics
Bloomsbury Softweave Cherry
Bloomsbury Softweave Charcoal
Bloomsbury Softweave Cobalt
Bloomsbury Softweave Cornflower
Bloomsbury Softwave Magenta
Cocoon Softweave Charcoal
Cocoon Softweave Duck Egg
Fresco Softweave Blue
Fresco Softweave Cherry
Homespun Softweave Ash
Fresco Softweave Charcoal
Meadow Softweave Mulberry
Palazzo Stripe Softweave Ash-Brown
Palazzo Stripe Softweave Cornflower
Picasso Softweave Charcoal
Palazzo Softweave Cornflower
Picasso Softweave Natural
Plantation Softweave Dove
Plantation Sofweave Natural
Plantation Softweave Silver
Soho Softweave Dove
Soho Softweave Natural
Soho Softweave Silver
Soho Softweave Pacific
Tivoli Software Desert
Tivoli Softweave Slate
Tweet Softweave Cornflower
Tweet Softweave Natural
Tropic Softweave Multi
Greener, Safer and Innovative Ecolibrium Sunscreen Fabric is fast becoming architects favourite for specifying on large and small projects. Greenguard accredited, low VOC and with no harmful emissions the Ecolibrium range makes for a healthier option for sunscreen roller blinds, roman blinds and panel glides in your home. The Ecolibrium range is flame retardant rated to Australian & International Standards and has a ten year warranty on internal fabrics. It also features a fashionable range of colours and varying degrees of sun protection. To view the range now or for more information call 5445 9455
The recently attended Blind Expo at the Gold Coast was a huge hit. Held every 3 years it is a showcase for manufacturers and suppliers in our industry to present new products or promote existing ones. It is also a chance to catch up with people from the industry that are spread over Australia. Here is a bit of a taste of what’s coming out soon.
Wavefold Ribbon Curtain
This roman blind from Acmeda was huge around 5m wide x 4 metres drop
Shutters with Wallpaper an ingenious idea from
Acmeda Wirefree Remote Control Blinds with Rechargeable Batteries
Jim checking out an external awning from Uniline with adjustable side arms.
Plenty of colour at the Unline Stand
Lovely decorative trims for roller blinds from Louvolite
Aluminium Shutters with lockable blades and panels.
External Aluminium Shutters from Ozroll with lockable blades
Remote control Roller Shutters
Lots of lovely new decorator curtain rods and finials from Windoware
Wilson Fabric concept blind fabric. Hopefully they will release this one.
Our lovely Wilson rep Dean showing us another concept blind fabric.
Our latest room re-do at the beautiful Maleny Manor has just been completed and I would love to share some photos with you. Marlene asked for something classical with a French Country look but with a little pop of colour. Together we chose a classical damask style fabric in Taupe with a co-ordinating plain from Charles Parsons as our starting point. This was used for the coverlet, curtains, pelmet and cushions. To add some glamour and zing I chose a luscious velvet from Wilson Fabrics, Avida in Cornsilk, for the bed head and bed valance as well as more cushions and then the pop of colour was brought in with Ken Bimler’s Tudor Rose ‘Taupe’. For light filtering and privacy sheer curtains in Nettex Pulse ‘Champagne’ are also used. Here are the results I hope you love it as much as we do.
Avida Velvet from Wilson Fabrics adds a touch of glamour to the custom made bedhead.
Tudor Rose ‘Taupe’ scatter cushions
Blockout curtains in Charles Parsons Antonella ‘Putty’ and Sheers in Nettex Pulse ‘Champagne’
We have just received a new hanger from the Slender Morris library that I am very excited about. It is a gorgeous print collection named The Abbey Road Collection. There are four colour ranges and each colour has three designs. Portobello V is a lovely floral print in 100% linen, Sussex Stripe is a classic variegated stripe with a composition of 52% linen and 48% cotton and the Bray Flamestitch is also 100% linen. The range would be perfect for a combination of drapes, roman blinds, cushions and light upholstery. The colours are fresh, fun and contemporary whilst still being classical and timeless.
Portobello V ‘Silver Birch’
Bray Flamestitch ‘Silver Birch’
Sussex Stripe ‘Silver Birch’
Portobello V ‘Ladybug’
Bray Flamestitch ‘Ladybug’
Sussex Stripe ‘Ladybug’
Bray Flamestitch ‘Spa’
Portobello V ‘Spa’
Sussex Stripe ‘Spa’
Portobello V ‘Laurel’
Sussex Stripe ‘Laurel’
Bray Flamestitch ‘Porcelain’