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Thermalite Shutter Installation in Hope Island, QLD

Posted on 30 January 2018
Thermalite Shutter Installation in Hope Island, QLD

Custom Blinds recently installed a house lot of Thermalite Shutters at this home in Hope Island, QLD.

This happy customer was thrilled with the installation completed by our professional fitters, and gave us some images to support "a job well done"!


Here's a bit of background on Thermalite Shutters and why they would be suitable for you!..

Thermalite Shutters have the look and feel of wood with several major advantages.

Made from dense polymer foam, Thermalite is a solid, non-toxic synthetic material.

Being 100% made from renewable synthetic material, no natural resources are destroyed in the manufacturing process.

Thermalite is water resistant, fire retardant and provides over 2-3 times the insulation of wood and vinyl shutters, making it the ideal choice for both internal and external applications such as: bathrooms, balconies, kitchens or anywhere around the home.

The superb painted finish on the Thermalite Shutters ensures they won't yellow like other shutters.

Thermalite Shutter's unique louvre tension system will never need tightening or adjusting.

Thermalite Shutters have the longest and most comprehensive warranty in the window covering industry!


Proudly Australian Made

This unique environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic product can be found in suburban homes, hotels, hospitals and resorts throughout the world.

Cost Reducing

Thermalite Shutters will save you the money now and into the future by reducing the energy required for heating and cooling your home. Lowering insulation and maintenance costs and increasing the overall efficiency in your environment - reducing your carbon footprint.

Thermalite Ultraclear

Our Patented Ultraclear system provides a clear uninterupted view. No tilt rod or controls are required which often malfunction and require repair. No unsightly rods showing and louvres will not loose tension.


Benefits and Features

  • Australian made       
  • Traditional look
  • 25 Year transferable warranty
  • Will never crack, warp or shrink
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Louvres will never loose tension
  • Manufactured within 15 working days
  • Exclusive Ultraclear mechanism
  • Looks & feels like wood (not plastic)
  • Internal & external applications
  • Insulates 3 times greater than timber
  • Made from non-toxic, recycled materials
  • Flame retardant
  • Water resistant
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Dents can be warmed out
  • Reduces energy costs
  • Termite proof
  • Clean with soapy water


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Posted on 19 December 2017

Here are the answers to some questions we get asked on the regular...

Do you do 'those'?

The answer is probably, yes! At Custom Blinds, there isn't much we don't or can't do (and if we can't there is usually a good reason why).

We supply internal and external products, such as: Roller Blinds, Venetian Blinds, Vertical Blinds, Roman Blinds and Panel Glides, Curtains and Sheers, Plantation Shutters, Outdoor Blinds, Folding Arm Awnings, Shutters and Aluminum Roller Shutters.


What are your turn around times like?

The turn around time varies depending on the product you purchase.

The Roller Blinds are manufactured in our factory based in Arundel, and depending on what time of year we say 5-7 business days.

Venetian Blinds, Vertical Blinds, Roman Blinds and Panel Glides are manufactured within 2 weeks, however Curtains and Sheers can be between 2-4 weeks.

Plantation Shutters, Outdoor Blinds, Folding Arm Awnings, Shutters and Aluminum Roller Shutters will be manufactured within a 2-3 week period.


Is the 'measure and quote' free?

Yes, there is no cost involved nor is there any obligation. 

The measure and quote is designed to provide you with the information you need to determine what would be best suited for your home and individual requirements. 

Our Consultants are well trained and have been in the industry for many years. They will bring out fabrics, colour samples and the componentry to help you envisage what the end product will look like.


What's the next step if we decide to go ahead with the quotation?

The process varies slightly if your job requires a check measure (one of our Installers will come and double check the measurements).

Once you have agreed to proceed with the quotation:

1. Custom Blinds requires a 50% deposit 

2. The order will be entered into our system

3. Check measure (ONLY if required)

4. Product manufactured

5. Installation

6. Final 50% needs to be paid on completion of installation


We have had a product installed by another Company, do you do repairs?

We don't do repairs on products that we haven't supplied and installed, but we can replace the material if required.



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10 Tricks for Easy Entertainment

Posted on 12 December 2017
10 Tricks for Easy Entertainment


Throwing a party for friends and family should be a joy, not a chore. By utilising a style of entertaining that is informal, relaxed and expressive, not only will your guests enjoy themselves, but you will as well.

Establish the Basics

Organisation is key to make hosting a breeze. There are six questions to answer to get you started. What is the date? How many guests will be there? What is the location? What type of party will it be? What is your budget? Will there be music or entertainment?

The Guest List

It may be family, friends or even professionals you need to entertain. Be strict about the size that fits your space and try to find a good group of people who will mix well together.

Choosing the Date

Sending an invitation is not necessary for informal parties. A telephone call, SMS or Facebook event several weeks in advance is sufficent. For formal affairs, invitations can be sent out three to five weeks in advance. Be sure to include an RSVP, and do not hesitate to call people for responses or send out a friendly reminder. Not knowing how to calculate quantities for an event can be very stressful.

Determine the Location

Evaluate your space like a critic. Do not exceed the space and equipment you have. If guests will be standing, the average size room can usually accommodate 30 people. For any form of buffet, you must provide seating.  

What Type of Party Will You Throw?

Why are you throwing the party? A special occasion or for fun? The answers to these questions will help set the date and size. Add to that, your location, budget and equipment to determine the type. Cockatil parties are usually the most inexpensive and versatile. For a sit down meal, you must have dishes, glassware, seating and serving pieces. 

Set Your Budget

Consider liquor, food, music or entertainent to establish your inital budget. Think drinks first, as alcohol can be a major expense. You do not need to go overboard on the liquor (consider serving a signature drink), your guests can also bring their own (but be sure to let them know).

Music and Entertainment

Finding the appropriate playlist for a party can sometimes be stressful. Download Spotify days before your affair and search through their carefully thought playlists. There's a station for every occasion! 

Putting It All Together

Once you have the answers to these questions, the framework for your party is in place. Now use this information to figure out the finer details. The type of party will dictate what you need for equipment, the season can inspire the menu, and the budget will factor into the type of entertainment you choose. Outside of that, be creative and tailor a party you would want to attend.

Outdoor Decorating Details

With festive outdoor lighting, parties can last long after the sun has set. Outdoor lighting can be both functional and festive. One week before your party, plan the table decorations. A few days before the event, buy the menu ingredients and alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. To make it even less hectic, consider preparing salads and desserts on the day before the party.

Enjoy the Party

Summer is a great time to relax with friends and family and indulge in delicious, home-style food. A great host doesn't have to do it all on his/her own, so why not enlist the help of a few family members or guests, by asking them to help with the BBQ, set up the buffet, or organise the drink station? Make introductions, mingle and enjoy the party!


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Our Consultants come to your home for an obligation free design consultation. Our quotations are all inclusive of design, supply, installation and warranty, guaranteeing a seamless, end to end customer experience.
As our name suggests all our quality products are custom made, specific to your requirements and dimensions for your complete satisfaction.
Our team of professional installers will install your products in a prompt and timely manner ensuring a quality finish for your enjoyment over the years to come.

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We are very happy with the blinds including the quote, timing and installer.
Very professional.
Carol Mackay

5 February 2018

We are absolutely elated with the product, installation and customer service provided by Custom Blinds. A pleasant buying experience!
Mr and Mrs Salter

17 January 2018

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