Clear Plastic PVC Blinds in Sydney & Melbourne
Clear Blinds Australia has written this guide to assist home and business owners in their choice of clear plastic outdoor PVC blinds. We hope this information will deepen your knowledge about this type of blind material and the options available for installation of clear PVC outdoor blinds.
What is PVC?
PVC is technically Polyvinyl chloride, but more commonly it’s referred to as just PVC. Unless you are a chemist, it should not be confused with its close cousins polyethylene and polypropylene. The PVC used for our plastic blinds in Sydney and Melbourne is flexible and not rigid like the same plastic used in construction for pipes, doors and windows.
Available PVC blinds include:
- Clear PVC café blinds
- Outdoor plastic curtains
- Outdoor clear plastic roller blinds
- Clear patio blinds
- Plastic curtains for balcony areas
- PVC bistro blinds
- Marine grade PVC blinds
- Outdoor PVC roll up blinds
- Restaurant blinds
- PVC weather screens
- And more
Are All Clear PVC Plastic Blinds the Same?
We can’t speak for suppliers of DIY PVC blinds and café blinds (Masters, Bunnings, etc.) but the PVC material we use for our clear plastic blinds is directly imported from Japan, not China. We buy a marine-grade PVC plastic which is particularly high-quality, as it’s manufactured to be resistant to corrosive marine environments. Cheaper PVC plastic is typically imported from China and can be visibly thinner (and much cheaper). Generally speaking, it is far less durable and scratch resistant than the Japanese variety. We’ve noticed these cheaper clear PVC blinds will dull or yellow with sunlight exposure, fade, and scratch very quickly, meaning your blinds will only look good for a few months before you need to replace them again. For high exposure, wild weather areas, we always recommend a clear blind made from the Japanese PVC.
Are These the Same PVC Blinds You See in Cafes and Bistros?
Click on this link if you’re looking for commercial clear cafe blinds for your cafe, restaurant or bistro. There is no difference in the plastic that is used, but the terminology and some of the fittings used around the edges will differ. These outdoor PVC blinds go by many names, including: clear plastic, clear PVC, PVC, café bistro blinds, clear cafe blinds and restaurant blinds. Owners of commercial establishments require higher quality fittings suitable for regular use due to the number of times these blinds need to be operated every day. Again, some installers will use cheaper plastic and fittings for home jobs versus commercial contractors who (should) use higher grade materials for outdoor plastic blinds. We use the same commercial-grade material for both our home and commercial clear blinds in Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmania and Australia wide.
The Benefits of Clear Plastic vs. Shade weave or Canvas
The most obvious benefit of clear PVC blinds is the transparency, meaning that you can have a clear view of your outside area. However, plastic blinds also stop air and water, so this blind material finish is often used together with almost air-tight tracking systems which help enclose outdoor areas off, creating a makeshift room. Many people like to use heating elements to create a room they can use comfortably in the winter without getting too cold. Whether you’re looking for PVC outdoor café blinds in Melbourne, clear Ziptrak blinds in Sydney or gazebo blinds for your home, we can provide the solution you need.
Technical details of our PVC Blinds in Melbourne and Australia include:
- Material Thickness – 0.75mm
- Japanese Clear PVC Plastic
- UV Stabalised
- Cut to size and custom manufactured in Australia by Clear Blinds Australia
- 5 year warranty
- Tinted options available
Fitting and Installation Options
Whether you need a plastic blind in Melbourne or Sydney, we offer the following fitting and installation options:
- Ziptrak tracking system
- Roll up
- Hand crank
- Motorized option with remote control options
- Widths up to 5.5m using high frequency welding
You can order a measurement and installation of clear PVC blinds anywhere in the Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula areas. We can also produce and install outdoor blinds in melbourne as well, making us a leading choice for cheap plastic blinds, PVC patio blinds and outdoor pergola blinds in Sydney.
How much do PVC Blinds Cost?
Our price depends on the particular system you’re interested in. Prices vary from $300 to $2000 per blind. The final cost of outdoor PVC blinds varies depending on the size of the area you need it for and the attachments you require. For this reason, you need to first supply us with measurements of the area you need your blinds for. If you can’t do this, we offer a complimentary measurement service at your address. At this visit, we can also talk to you about the different options we would recommend given your particular needs, such as whether you need waterproof blinds for a balcony or durable plastic café blinds. From here, we can then supply you with an accurate quote for clear blinds for your Sydney or Melbourne property. Note − we will not be the cheapest, as we use higher quality materials and custom make these products to size. If you are after standard sized PVC blinds, your best bet is to visit your local hardware store for DIY PVC blinds.
Pictures of Clear Plastic Blinds from our Installations
View pictures below which feature clear plastic PVC blinds. We have many more, so if you’re after something specific, please get in touch so we can show you our full portfolio.
The Installation Process
Installing outdoor cafe blinds and plastic patio blinds can be very fiddly. Every side needs to match up, otherwise you will get creases and sags in the blind material which can spoil the finished look. Don’t forget if you need PVC blinds in Sydney or café blinds in Melbourne, we install blinds in both Australian cities. Custom fabrication means our product is made to fit any size of window or door and is available in almost any colour − both tinted and clear. This allows you to add your own personality to the outdoor PVC blinds you end up choosing.
Book in a Measurement
Fill out as much information as you can on the form on this page and we will get back to you to arrange a complimentary measurement for PVC blinds in Melbourne or Sydney. Alternatively, you can speak to one of our staff or our business owner Scott by calling our main line on 1300 736 110.
A Bit About Us
Our company strives to offer excellent customer service from our knowledgeable salespersons and our experienced installation techs. Not only do we offer a satisfaction guarantee, but we have staff on hand to assist you, from product selection to installation and repair or maintenance. One of our techs can install your clear PVC plastic blinds for you and provide you with instructions and contact information in case you need to reach us or require follow-up care.
Stop avoiding your outdoor areas and start enjoying them with custom PVC blinds from Clear Blinds Australia. Discover our range of outdoor PVC blinds online today.