Everything you need to know about aluminium blinds is right here on one page. Scroll down or use the nav bar below. You’ll find general product info, what differentiates our aluminium blinds from others. Warranty details, FAQS, how to measure, install, operate, and care for your new aluminium blinds. At any point hit the ‘Get A Quote’. Whether you need measuring and installation services or whether you are a DIY character, I look forward to assisting you with the aluminium blind solution for you – Ryan.
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Your aluminium blinds are available as a DIY option, nationwide. Or if you require check measuring and installation we offer this service in most main centres throughout NZ. If service isn’t available, don’t panic – aluminium blinds are super easy to measure for, and install yourself – just scroll on down and assess the step by step instructions to see if you are a DIY sort after all. Either way, hit the ‘Get A Quote’ button, give me the basics, and I’ll fire back a quote.
Aluminium blinds are one of the oldest blind types available. Durable, reliable, and built to last the tests of time. Made from tough aluminium slats and powder coated these aluminium blinds resist corrosion very well. So, perfect for wetter areas like the kitchen and bathroom, as well as anywhere else around the home. These endure, and with love and care, aluminium blinds are proven to last a long time.
Update your home or office’s look with aluminium blinds. Made from sleek looking aluminium slats, these aluminium blinds will add a healthy dose of sophistication to any room. Choose from a wide range of colours to complement the design and décor of your home. Aluminium blinds can look sleek and modern, which will surely add style no matter what type of space you’re streamlining.
There’s no need to blow the budget for this long-lasting yet stylish window partner. The aluminium blind is one of the most affordable blinds out there – despite its superior toughness and durability. As well as offering a low entry price to the blind world these aluminium blinds will reduce your energy consumption by shielding you from the heat of the sun and maintaining the coolness within.
Whether it’s day or night, with an aluminium blind, you get the desired privacy, the right amount of filtered light, and the ability to manage room temperature, just the way you want it – with the spin of a wand and the pull of a cord. Aluminium blinds are very light, easy to install, and hassle-free to operate. With a simple wand control, create the desired environment you require.
Ours promise to be the tightest closing aluminium blinds available on the NZ market. Achieved by having 10% more blades with larger overlaps to provide you more privacy and more room darkening than all other competitors. The blades you get with these aluminium blinds are also thicker than all others, at a 0.21mm slat thickness. Simply get competitors slat samples and flex to understand why this is important – the kids, pets or tenants are far less likely to bend or damage our aluminium blinds. We also use a stronger, steel, head and bottom rail, which is then powder-coated to ensure superior longevity. Along with all the required plastic components being UV rated for our kick-arse NZ sun.
Being light and of strong construction aluminium blinds cover windows small and large up to a comparatively whooping 3.6m wide X 3m high. Putting your measurements in the online quote tool will soon confirm what’s possible and what’s not. If a space is too wide for one aluminium blind you can always split the width into two aluminium blinds, hopefully at a handy vertical mullion in your window.
If aluminium blinds aren’t quite the right solution for you. You might consider another type of venetian from the range. Wooden for the sleek factor or PVC for their robustness. Click ‘products’ at the top of the page and reselect from the wide range of all things blinds and beautiful.
With all the relevant info right here in one place, along with a competitive price, getting your shiny new aluminium blinds couldn’t be easier. Hit the go button and your custom made to measure aluminium blinds are underway with a fast 5–10 working day manufacture, plus delivery or installation.
With 20 striking colourways on offer – from neutrals, gloss and metallics – choose the aluminium blind colour to suit your taste. All available colours bring that fresh up to date feel that will modernise your home.
Choose a colour and 'Get A Quote'.
No need to worry – you’re in good hands and you have the ability to get this right. With the ‘measure 3 times and pick the lowest measurement rule' you can’t fail. You will get your aluminium blinds exactly right every time. ‘Inside the reveal’ instructions and ‘outside the reveal’ instructions are available as downloadable pdf’s below. For the most part aluminium blinds go ‘inside the reveal’ for a neat finish and the following 3 steps are based on that…
Grabbing your trusty measuring tape, measure the width of the recess where your aluminium blind will be installed. Make sure you hold the tape measure level and measure from inside edge to inside edge of the reveal. If you need help, grab a friendly family member or pet with opposable thumbs. Measure in three places: near the top, in the middle, and near the bottom. Make note of the smallest width in millimetres – this will be the measurement you use.
Measure the drop for your aluminium blind by measuring inside the recess in three places: at the left, in the centre, and at the right. Again make sure you measure from inside edge to inside edge while holding the tape measure perpendicular to the sill. Make note of the shortest drop in millimetres – this will be the measurement you use. “Why not the longest measurement in this case you’re thinking” – if we chose the longest measurement the bottom-rail of the blind may hit the sill at the shortest height and appear crooked. We want the bottom-rail to sit neatly just above the window sill.
Hit ‘Get A Quote’ now and enter your measurements as ‘width’ X ‘drop’ in millimetres only (mm). If you are getting us to check measure and install at some point and don’t want to measure exactly exact then enter approximate dimensions for now for pricing only. If you are after the DIY approach but want a quick price first you might also enter approximate dimensions for your aluminium blinds. Exact measurements will be required later if proceeding with an order as a DIY client.
Another important decision to make – do you require the controls (tilt wand and pull cords) of your aluminium blind to be on the left or the right? Approach this with both aesthetics and practicalities in mind. When the two aren’t in harmony, choose the practical approach. Weigh up these thoughts to help you decide: “cords away from openings won’t blow in the wind or get caught”, “cords away from room corners will be easier to operate”, “cords away from corners of the room look more pleasing to the eye (sometimes not)”, “cords out of line of sight when approaching a room may be more aesthetic”, and most importantly, probably, when all is said and done, “can I reach the controls comfortably – what obstacles may be in the way now or later?”
It all boils down to a lefty or a righty.
Aluminium blinds are easy to install yourself. And with your own step by step instructions it's now even easier. For the most part aluminium blinds are installed within the window reveal. Follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below...
The tools of choice for any aspiring aluminium blind installer are a screwdriver (or power drill with the appropriate bit), the provided screws (1 screw per bracket), and a step ladder, pencil, and tape measure. You might be so natural at this you don't even need the last 3 items! Carefully unpack your brand new aluminium blinds.
So you’re in the zone and full of confidence, it’s time to fit the brackets. Fit the aluminium blind brackets at the desired depth within the reveal. It’s more common to install the aluminium blinds closer to the architrave face than deep in the reveal however it’s up to you – just be sure your aluminium blinds are going to miss any handles or other protrusions in the reveal when raised and lowered. 10mm back from the architrave face makes those aluminium blinds look the business.
Blind width dictates how many brackets are required – here’s the guide…
Aluminium blinds up to 1m wide, use 2 brackets. Between 1–2m use 3 brackets. 2–3m use 4. And 3–4m use 5 brackets to firmly secure your aluminium blinds in place.
Measure 105mm in from each end of your window – that’s where the two end brackets go. Screw them in and if your blind requires more than two brackets, place those evenly along the blind’s width.
TIP 1: That being said don’t fit brackets directly above the aluminium blind control unit thingy or any of the ladder cradles – and a bracket must be placed between your control unit and the first ladder cradle next to it.
TIP 2: lie your aluminium blinds on the window sill in such a way that you can view where the control unit and ladder cradles are within the headrail to assist with bracket placement.
Well done, that’s the wordy detailed part of the installation over. Now just securely clip the aluminium blind into its brackets, making sure each bracket audibly clicks. The wand and control cord are at the front of the headrail, facing into the room – obvious I know – but you may be a slightly overwhelmed first timer. Once secure you can confidently raise, lower and tilt your aluminium blind while marvelling at it and the new skills you have just mastered.
Your new aluminium blinds come with a full 5 year warranty. Free from any defects in components and workmanship under normal conditions of use. The warranty does not apply to any aluminium blinds that have been subject to misuse, negligence, incorrect installation, accidental damage or improper maintenance.
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Wow, what can I say. Ordered aluminium blinds through Ryan @ Blinds Online. The install it yourself instructions were great, my aluminium blinds look great too. The whole process was professional & friendly, straightforward and very easy. Email communication was ideal; especially as I work full time. I will update my bedrooms in the New Year through Ryan, so watch this space. Thanks Ryan.
Takanini, Auckland - Oct 2019
Yay, it all works! The system and designed experience. Thanks heaps, Mihi, for your custom and the great feedback. Enjoy the aluminium blinds and I look forward to helping on the second stage.
Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd
MANAGING DIRECTOR - Oct 2019
I am so impressed and grateful for the prompt, efficient and speedy service I received. I placed my order last Friday and the aluminium blind arrived today, Wednesday in perfect order. Thank you, if only everyone could run their business as efficiently!
Torbay, Auckland - Nov 2016
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Thanks Marcia, you’re welcome and I hope you enjoy that new aluminium blind.
Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd
MANAGING DIRECTOR - Nov 2016
Having been let down by one of the major service providers, I recently used the services of Blinds Online to wash and maintain aluminium blinds for my rental property. I was impressed by their prompt service, customer commitment and competitive pricing. I found that a refreshing change! I definitely plan to use Blinds Online in the future.
Devonport, Auckland - Apr 2009
Here to impress and glad we did, Ashley. Thanks for your business and thanks for the great review. All very much appreciated. The aluminium blinds came up well.
Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd
MANAGING DIRECTOR - Apr 2009
Aluminium blind was delivered on time, of good quality and construction, and reasonably priced.
Red Beach, Auckland - Apr 2019
Thanks for sharing your experience, Linda. Much appreciated. Glad you like your new aluminium blind.
Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd
MANAGING DIRECTOR - Apr 2019
How much depth does my window need to comfortably fit your aluminium blinds?
Aluminium blinds are one of the most slimline blind types available, so they can fit in some of the shallowest window reveals, without protruding. To comfortably house an aluminium blind and its bracket within the window reveal you'd need at least 30mm depth so the face of the blind will be flush with the front of the architrave. When visualising aluminium blind placement do also think about any obstructions there may be along the blinds path when raised and lowered. More reveal depth may be required to miss handles and latches, etc. If there's plenty of depth I like to set the aluminium blind's face about 10mm back from the surface of the architrave. This I feel gives a good look, however perhaps hold the aluminium blind up in the window space to gauge where you'd like it placed (before installing) so it both looks good and misses any obstructions. If you intend to outside mount your aluminium blinds, on the architrave, they'd protrude approximately 30mm.
How should I receive and sign for my new DIY aluminium blinds?
Your aluminium blinds are sent using a courier and/or freight company. Depending on the length of the aluminium blinds ordered will depend on who we use and whether orders are split or not. Anything over 2.4m will go with a freight company as opposed to being sent with a courier. If you have blinds close to or over 2.4m please don't be alarmed if your aluminium blinds don't all arrive at the same time.
Tips for receiving your aluminium blinds:
While the upmost care is taken getting your brand spanking new aluminium blinds to you safely – it is ALWAYS recommended that you sign for your packages as ‘subject to inspection’ no matter what condition you think the blinds are in by looking at the outside of the packaging, and if there is any visible damage, sign for as ‘damaged’. Any concerns with your new aluminium blinds – get in contact asap. Please check your goods – once accepted and signed for we cannot make a claim for damages with the courier company. This is an important aspect of receiving your new aluminium blinds.
My aluminium blinds have been damaged in transit – what happens now?
On the off chance your new blind excitement is somewhat diminished, no fear we’re here, and you will have that moment of glee. On discovering any courier caused damage please repackage your aluminium blinds in much the same way they arrived...
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Then advise us by email that they’re ready to collect. Generally, leave them by the front door. They’ll be collected, returned to factory, made new or replaced and sent back as quick as practical. You will have that new aluminium blind experience!
I've installed my aluminium blinds however one isn't quite looking or working right.
If one of the aluminium blinds doesn't look to be damaged however after installing it, it doesn't tilt or operate in some way as it should; something may have moved or become dislodged in the blind headrail, in transit. This is usually an easy fix by you and me over the phone. Email me a description of what the aluminium blind is doing or isn't doing properly, along with some days and times that may suit you, for me to call. Include a photo with your email, showing how the aluminium blind isn't quite working right. This helps me considerably in getting to the root of the issue.
If we find something that the factory will need to tend to, you'll need to repackage and address the aluminium blind as above in the previous FAQ.
TIP: Looking inside the headrail while comparing it to another working aluminium blind's headrail sometimes makes what may have moved, obvious.
NB: From time to time this sort of thing can happen in transit. Please know that all aluminium blinds without exception leave the factory in perfect working condition. In assembling and completing the aluminium blind it is operated as if it would be in your home.
How do I best care for my aluminium blinds?
You’ve spent good money on great blinds – don’t get complacent; with a little love now and again you’ll get years and years out of your aluminium blinds. Close the aluminium blind slats to gently dust with a duster or soft cloth or to vacuum on the lowest setting with a soft brush attachment (test this last method gently first). For a more thorough clean, sponge down the aluminium blinds with a mild soapy detergent in warm water and dry with a lint-free cloth. Professional blind cleaning is recommended annually or every 2nd year to get the longest life out of your aluminium blinds – I recommend Bruce and his team at onsiteblindscleaning.co.nz
When tilted closed should the gaps at the bottom of my aluminium blind be bigger, compared to the top?
This phenomenon is standard across all brands, makes, and types of venetian blinds, without exception. When tilted closed, the aluminium blind blades don't close as tightly the closer you get to the bottom of the blind. While the tilt mechanism is working hard to close the blades it succeeds closest to the headrail but its ability to close the blades further down the aluminium blind is reduced. This isn't really noticeable across all aluminium blind sizes, its more detectable on full drop aluminium blinds due to their longer drop and due to the angle these venetian blinds are commonly viewed at; from a position stood in front, looking down. This gap increase can't be avoided; you have drop, weight and ladder stretch preventing the tilt mechanisms from ever closing the lower blades as tightly as the higher ones. This doesn't jeopardise your privacy however the light leaks will be greater near the bottom of full drop aluminium blinds. This is described to set the right expectations when selecting aluminium blinds for your needs.
I seem to have lost one of the plastic plug parts at the bottom of my aluminium blind – how do I fix that?
On the rare occasion (with new blinds) a 'bottom plug' works itself free; it is a relatively easy fix which is best done while the aluminium blind is hanging in situ. We can either send out the missing bottom plug part (please confirm how many you need), or we can repair the aluminium blind in factory, while you wait (East Tamaki, Auckland – 10min repair). If you are out of Auckland the aluminium blind can be returned for repair under warranty. Please note, the freight cost back to the factory, under warranty, is your cost. Choose the approach that best suits your situation. For aluminium blind repairs over 5 years or outside warranty conditions please contact Bruce and his team at www.onsiteblindscleaning.co.nz. (Auckland wide)
Repair description: The aluminium blind cord that runs down through the blind needs to be pulled back down through the blade slat holes again; if it has travelled up the blind at all. Alternate (zigzag) which side of the 'ladder’ rungs you feed the cord as you go back down. It's a good idea to view the other intact cords to get an idea of how this all works. Then pull the cord through the aluminium bottom rail, then through the new bottom plug. Knot the cord twice where it was knotted before. You will probably see a kink in the cord showing where it was knotted previously. Feed the extra ‘ladder’ back into the aluminium blind bottom rail hole from underneath before firmly fitting the new bottom plug in place. If the bottom rail doesn't quite sit level as it used to, the new knots won't quite be where the old ones were. Rather than redo these knots again and again, it is easier to undo the knot at the pull cord end of the aluminium blind cords, and pull each individual cord, while holding the bottom rail down. Make sure the 'cord-lock' mechanism isn't preventing the cords to be pulled freely. You are pulling each individual cord so they have the same tension or length on them before re-knotting. Let me know how you go.