PVC Blinds

Long-lasting.

Interested in PVC blinds? It’s all here on one page. And if not, ask a question and I’ll add your query to the FAQ section at the bottom asap. Scroll down through all the info or jump around to the sections you need, in the order you like, by using the handy ‘nav-bar’. You’ll see this appear as you start scrolling. There are sections on what to ask suppliers to ensure lasting quality PVC blinds, how to measure, how to install, lead time, warranty, product considerations…all you need to know really. Whether you’re DIY or need service you’ll find all the right help here. When you’re ready, hit ‘Get A Quote’ and supply your width X drop dimensions. I look forward to assisting you toward those brand new PVC blinds – Ryan.

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PRICE LEVEL

Mid Range

COMPOSITION

High-grade Quality PVC

LEAD TIME

2–3 weeks

WARRANTY

5 years

IDEAL FOR

Wet Areas

MAX SIZE (W X D)

2400 X 2000

CONS

Heavier Blinds To Lift

pvc blinds closeup in the kitchen

Service or DIY?

Whether you want service (we do the check measure and the installation for you) or you’re a happy DIY type – you’re covered and in good hands. PVC blinds are easy-peasy to measure for and install (full instructions down the page); just choose the ‘DIY option’. And in terms of service, if you are in or near a main New Zealand centre we should be able to help; just choose the ‘service option’. All quotes, either way, start with getting an initial quote from your measurements; approximate or exact, service or DIY.

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Considerations.

Putting it straight out there; I’m not a super fan of PVC blinds personally. Sure, they are super robust when made from high-grade plastics however few people appreciate that they are considerably heavier than their wooden venetian counterparts. Another overlooked aspect of PVC blinds is, because they are noticeably heavier, they have more ‘ladders’ to support the blades and their extra weight. This means more ‘stringy’ bits in your view. Don’t let me deter you necessarily; read the next section to see where PVC blinds excel. And don’t feel stuck thinking you need all PVC blinds or all wooden venetians though your home; they look pretty close to one another so it’s fine to mix and match as the specific environment demands.

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white pvc blinds in the lounge
pvc blinds over the kitchen sink

Robust, weatherproof.

If the bathroom at your place gets hot and steamy maybe PVC blinds are the best choice. Or the kids splash up a storm doing dishes perhaps a PVC blind is best here too? You can get PVC blinds we wet as you like, wipe them down, and most things you splatter on them will wipe straight off. Care should be taken with any blind product however these are pretty darn tough and sturdy. So in summary, if you’re expecting rain indoors, or a rugby match played in the lounge, PVC blinds may well be the winning blind of choice.

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PVC limitations.

Leading on from the ‘considerations’ section above (explaining how PVC blinds are heavier than any other venetian type) – this also means that the maximum width of PVC blinds is less, comparatively. This could mean separate blinds are needed across bigger spans with larger drops. The maximum width of our PVC blinds is 2400mm at a max drop of 2000. The max drop achievable is 2600 at a width of 1600. All the PVC blinds here are made using high-grade PVC that doesn’t warp or bow and do outlast a great deal of lesser offerings available. These PVC blinds are made by Trudy and the team with more than 20 years experience in predominantly making venetians. There are no short-cuts taken manufacturing these. Truly superior parts, materials and workmanship are used when compared to most.

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closeup of pvc blinds and the control cords

Light control.

Like all venetians, PVC blinds make controlling the direction and intensity of light as easy as adjusting the tilt cords. You control your privacy the same way; just tweak that tilt cord how you like and set the feel of any room. You’re also managing room temperature this way on those hot summer days. You create the right indoor environment for your needs, easily.

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2-3 week lead time.

Allow 10–15 working days to manufacture and freight your new PVC blinds. If we’re professionally installing for you perhaps allow a few more days just to schedule you in with the installer. PVC blinds are made in Auckland using high-grade polymers only (no cheap crap) and overseen by Trudy with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing PVC blinds.

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5 PVC blind colours.

The most common PVC blind colour choice by far has been white. However if you want a little something else there are 4 other modern colours on offer below, for your home. They're all the same price. Choose a colour and ‘Get A Quote’.

Pvc Venetian Blinds Using White Alabaster Canvas Stone And Cedar Light
Alabaster
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Pvc Venetian Blinds Using White Alabaster Canvas Stone And Cedar Light
Canvas
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Pvc Venetian Blinds Using White Alabaster Canvas Stone And Cedar Light
Cedar Light
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Pvc Venetian Blinds Using White Alabaster Canvas Stone And Cedar Light
Stone
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Pvc Venetian Blinds Using White Alabaster Canvas Stone And Cedar Light
White
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Measuring made easy.

Follow the below measuring steps and it couldn’t be easier to get perfect fitting PVC blinds every time. Repeat the mantra; Measure the width 3 times; measure the drop 3 times. By doing this you’re allowing for any irregularities in the window frame and you’re rechecking what you’re reading off the measuring tape and writing down. It takes the ‘measure twice, cut once’ principle to a whole new level. For the most part PVC blinds go ‘inside the reveal’ – the following steps outline this approach, however ‘outside the reveal’ instructions are at the bottom of this section as a pdf as well.

Measure in 3 steps

1. Measure width 3 times.

With that trusty tape measure of yours in hand, lets measure the width 3 times at 3 different heights. Hold it level as you measure, for best accuracy, and measure ‘wood to wood’-‘inside the reveal’. At three different heights; at the top, somewhere in the middle, and near the bottom. Take the smallest reading; that’s the one to use. Supply measurements in millimetres only. Easy? Moving on…

2. Measure drop 3 times.

Now for the drop, and much like above we’re going to measure the height at three different points across the width. Left, middle, and right. Wood to wood, inside edge to inside edge. Hold that tape measure perpendicular for best accuracy and again take the lowest measurement after ensuring you are reading the numbers off the tape measure properly. The lowest measurement is taken in this case too so your PVC blind bottom-rail sits neatly above the highest point of your window sill without hitting it.

3. Supply measurements.

Hit ‘Get A Quote’ and send in your new PVC blind measurements. Millimetres always for best accuracy; width X drop. If you need the service option (you’re getting us to check measure and do the installation) the measurements don’t have to be super exact however it’s good to be fairly accurate so the quote is good to go. If you’re a DIY type choosing the DIY option your measurements will need to be exact as per above instructions before confirming your order, to avoid unnecessary tears and sleepless nights.

Download PDF measuring instructions: Inside the Reveal Outside the Reveal

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Installation made easy.

It’s easy to install when you know how – just follow along below to make your installation a breeze. For the most part PVC blinds will be going ‘inside the reveal’ so the following instructions here focus on that. If you need the ‘outside the reveal’ instructions, these are available as a downloadable pdf at the end of this section. Crack those knuckles and let’s get to it…

1. Warm into it.

Gather the bits and pieces you’ll need for a successful installation: measuring tape, pencil, craft knife, screwdriver, supplied screws, and to really get up into the zone you may need a step ladder. Know what you’re doing with power tools? You may want to upgrade the screwdriver for a power drill with the appropriate driver bit. You may even want to pre-drill your screw holes with a 2mm drill bit. This makes the screws go in easier. Pre-installation stretches are recommended to really go the distance without fatigue. Now carefully unpack your PVC blinds to behold their glorious goodness.

2. Brackets.

Ok, this next step needs some thought to achieve the best results – ‘how much depth will the PVC blind headrail take up, what depth of window reveal do I have to work with, what obstructions if any are present (handles, stays, latches or catches), and how deep do I want to blind set back, if at all, are all worthy questions to ask oneself. Setting the PVC blind about 10mm back from the architrave always looks pretty good. To achieve that, bearing in mind the fascia goes in front of the brackets, you may want to measure back about 15mm from the architrave to the front face of the bracket. Some shallower reveals may just mean you don’t set the PVC blind back at all. Hold the bracket in the desired position and mark it with a pencil. Mark where the 2 screws per bracket will go. You can put the screws up through the top of the bracket or through the side of the bracket; it doesn’t really matter.

Each end of a PVC blind needs an end bracket; there’s a left and a right and they’ll be marked accordingly (L & R). For PVC blinds 1.7m and over there will be intermediary bracket supplied with that specific blind. When marking these middle brackets; the back of an intermediary bracket should line up with the back of the end brackets.

This is where the measuring tape is pretty useful. Again, mark your holes for fitting the screws and securing the brackets.

TIP 1: Think about where you’re going to place intermediary brackets in relation to PVC blind ‘ladders’. That’s those dangly string bits holding the blind together. This can be done by lying the PVC blind down and measuring the best locations for any intermediary brackets.

3. Blinds.

Well done, the brackets are secure and it’s time to fit your new PVC blinds. The end brackets have a hinge gate front to them. Leave one secured closed and have one wide open. Slide one end of the PVC blind headrail into the closed end bracket, lift the headrail high enough so the headrail will sit on the intermediary bracket (if there is one) and then slide the other end of the headrail into the open end bracket. Once the PVC blind is in, secure that bracket gate and it's ready to lower and operate. Just before sitting back and admiring your handiwork, you still have to put the fascia on the blind. Hold the fascia up level, hold centrally and fix to the headrail with the fixings supplied on the fascia.

Download PDF installing instructions: Inside the Reveal

PVC warranty.

Our PVC blinds use materials designed for our sun and the warranty is robust to match. Your new PVC blinds come with a full 5 year warranty. They will be free from any defects in componentry and workmanship shortcomings under normal conditions of use. The warranty does not apply to PVC blinds that have been subject to misuse, negligence, incorrect installation, accidental damage or improper maintenance. General wear and tear of cords is not covered.

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Download full warranty PDF: Warranty

Feedback specific to our PVC blinds.

Over 462+ Online reviews | 4.9 Google & 98% on no cowboys profiles

Ryan Ambler

Absolutely brilliant service from start to finish even though I didn't explain myself very well to start with. The turn around time was faster than I expected and the fitting was just so professional, no mess, no fuss. The price was a lot lower than anticipated as well which really was a bonus. Fantastic job all round, I'm very very happy with my PVC blinds.

Angela Castle

Milford, Auckland - Mar 2016

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It was an absolute pleasure, Angela. So glad the PVC blinds worked out so well; they look good throughout. All the best and thanks for your business.

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Mar 2016

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Ryan Ambler

I had ordered from Ryan previously and was happy with the service so it was an easy decision to use him again. Great quality PVC blind and fit. Will use again as required on my next property.

Janine Cook

Sandringham, Auckland - Oct 2018

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Thanks so much for your feedback and business, Janine. Enjoy the PVC blind.

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Oct 2018

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

I have used Ryan at a number of our managed properties and he has always been reliable, friendly, constructive, and his quality of work is excellent.

Dianne Breeze - Barfoot & Thompson Ltd

Henderson, Auckland - Oct 2018

no cowboys |95% Rating

Thanks so much for the review Diana, hope your tenants enjoy the PVC blinds.

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online Ltd

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Oct 2018

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FAQS

Q.

What's more economical – Woodens or PVC blinds?

A.

PVC blinds are typically more economical than well made wooden venetians, generally speaking, across the industry. However our 50mm wooden venetians are super economical for the level of quality you get. So that said, our PVC blinds and our 50mm basswood venetians are pretty much on par with each other price wise. If either product would suit you I'd suggest getting a quote for both.

In saying that, try not to buy on price alone; get the blinds that suit you and the purpose they are for. You have them for years ahead so best you like how they look and operate. I've worked hard to get these two products similarly priced, without compromise, so people don't just go with the cheaper option, overlooking some key considerations; PVC blinds are heavy to lift and use; this can lead to wear and tear on the product as well as the joy derived in their use day after day.

A.

All the brackets you require are supplied with your new PVC blinds. You'll most often find them attached to the PVC blinds headrail. All PVC blinds have both a lefthand end bracket and a righthand end bracket. They are stamped (L) and (R). Both end brackets have a hinge gate which is to face into the room with the hinge at the top of the reveal.

PVC blinds 1700mm wide and wider will come with an intermediary bracket supplied. This is required to provide extra support. You will find this taped to the headrail of PVC blind that requires it. Please see the 'INSTALLING' section higher up this page for full install instructions.

A.

This is standard across all makes, brands and types of venetian blinds without exception. When the PVC blind blades are tilted closed, the blades don't close as tightly the further down the venetian you go. While the tilt mechanism, located in the headrail, is good at closing the blades closest to the headrail; the further down a PVC blind you go the bigger the gap between closed blades will be. This isn't noticeable in general however is more so on full drop PVC blinds because of their length (drop) but also because of the angle these bigger blinds are often viewed at; standing in front of the blind looking down. The gaps can't be avoided; its physics; you have distance, weight and ladder stretch preventing the tilt mechanisms from ever closing the bottom blades as tightly as the top ones. This doesn't jeopardise your privacy however the light leaks will be greater near the bottom of full drop PVC blinds. This phenomenon is described here to set the right expectations regarding PVC blind products. Again, this is standard across all makes, brands and types of venetian blinds.

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There are no price differences between the different PVC blind colours. Whether you choose Alabaster, Canvas, Cedar Light, Stone or White, they are all priced the same.

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