The ACCC Report into the National Electricity Market (Oct 16, 2017) recognised “that price increases over the past 10 years are putting Australian businesses and consumers under unacceptable pressure”. ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said...
“Residential electricity prices have increased by 63% on top of inflation since 2007-08.”
So, while the politicians play the blame game and duck for cover over the energy crisis, how can Veneta Blinds help you reduce your energy costs?
Honeycomb Blinds are made with a unique cellular structured fabric that traps air within their cells to create layers of insulation (similar principle to double glazed windows).
Veneta Honeycomb Blinds will protect your home against heat loss in winter and unwanted solar heat gain in the hot summer months, creating a comfortable indoor living environment all year round and reducing reliance on heating and cooling appliances. This diagram shows how Honeycomb Blinds trap air within the cells, preventing unwanted warm or cool air.
Honeycomb Blinds will significantly reduce your annual home heating and cooling energy costs and lessen your carbon footprint by reducing your energy consumption. Honeycomb Blinds with a blockout fabric are the most energy efficient product in the Veneta range.
This diagram shows how Veneta’s Honeycomb Blinds work to keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. In the winter months, the blind keeps warm air in and cool air out and in the summer months blocks heat from entering the home and keeps cool are inside.
It is important to understand the appliances that keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter generally use the most electricity in your home or office (on average 40% of your total energy usage).
As well as appliances, heat transfer through windows and glass doors contribute to a high level of energy loss, severely reducing the effectiveness of heating and cooling your home or office. The impact on your comfort and costs can be considerable, for example:
In winter, up to 40% of your home's heating energy can leak out through your windows
In summer, up to 87% of heat gain can be caused through uncovered glass windows and doors
In the summer month's, heat gain through an uncovered window can be 100 times greater than an uncovered insulated wall in the same location
The above statistics provided by the Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy, show why it is important to take appropriate measures to insulate your windows and glass doors to reduce rising energy costs. Choosing suitable window coverings that will help to protect your home all your round, can help you save up to 34% on your energy bills.
SmartFit Honeycomb Blinds
SmartFit Honeycomb Blinds are the perfect solution to narrow window reveals and tight spaces. Originally designed for use on French doors, but now used in many different applications from caravans to boats.
An extremly versatile window covering that has top down and bottom up functionality along with cordless operation using handles on the top and bottom rails. The narrow profile blind can be installed with only 25mm of depth required.
Available in light filter and blockout fabrics with single or double cells.
Honeycomb blinds are made with unique cellular structured fabric that traps air within their pockets to create layers of insulation. Reports show that up to 50% of your household cooling and heating energy can be lost through your windows. These unique insulation properties reduce your power bill and therefore your carbon footprint.
Slimline profile for narrow reveals and tight spaces
Cordless Top Down and Bottom Up functionality
Light filter and blockout fabrics in single or double cell
Exceptional insulation and sound absorbtion
Perfect for French doors, boats and caravans
Did you know? As much as 50% of your homes heating and cooling energy may be lost through your windows. Solar heat passes through windows in summer and indoor heating escapes through the windows in winter. Installing Veneta’s Honeycomb blinds in your home will significantly cut your heating and cooling energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint.
We thank all our customers who have kindly shared their experience through these review websites to help our future customers understand what they can expect when shopping with Veneta Blinds. Click on the icons below to see what our customers are saying about Veneta Blinds or to leave a review yourself.
The experience was totally stress free
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Feb 20, 2019
I received my double honeycomb blind today & installed it immediately. It looks great. It was very easy to install & looks as good as the ones available locally which are at least double the price. The Veneta team kept me informed regarding delivery & the experience was totally stress free. I have more windows to cover so I will definitely be ordering more blinds or maybe curtains. Thanks so much team Veneta.
Love my new honeycomb blinds!
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Feb 04, 2019
What a great process - ordering samples, instructions for measuring the windows and an online ordering system that was very easy to understand and use. The blinds were delivered in the promised time frame (very well packaged) and installation was easy with clear instructions provided. The blinds have effectively stopped the heat transfer through the windows, very happy with the quality and they look great! We're extremely happy with our purchase.
They look great!
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Dec 19, 2018
Bought Honey Comb blinds. So easy! Easy to order and install and they look great!
Highly recommend the honeycomb blockouts
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Dec 19, 2018
Amazing service! They didn’t mind me asking a million questions before placing my order and it arrived so quick. It went up very easy and they’ve made such a difference in keeping out light and heat! Highly recommend the honeycomb blockouts.
I would definitely recommend Veneta
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Dec 18, 2018
I purchased 2 honeycomb blinds for the "sunny side" of my house. The blinds are excellent quality and definitely help with keeping the heat out in the summer. I really like the innovative design and configuration options to optimise the light. The blinds are easy to purchase and install, following the measurement instructions. They're also very light and easy to adjust. I'd recommend ordering samples up-front; this helped us decide on the colour and type. I would definitely recommend Veneta. They were great to deal with - plenty of communication during purchase process and on the web site (I used online chat to ask questions). They followed up with a phone call to confirm receipt and satisfaction. Very impressed, well done.
We will not hesitate to order from Veneta again
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Dec 10, 2018
From start to finish, we cannot say enough how impressed we are with our experience of shopping with Veneta, it has been superb. The exceptionally high standard of customer service that Veneta provides is sadly quite rare these days! These are all the good things: ease of navigating website; ease of ordering samples; prompt arrival of samples; quick and easy to order exactly what you want; fast production turnaround time; fast delivery; received exactly what we ordered; very clear installation instructions; top quality product; exceptional value for money, blinds look fabulous, and excellent communication throughout the whole process. These are the bad things: none! We ordered two blockout 38mm double cell honeycomb blinds in Whisper White. One was for the narrow and tall side light by our front door, which instantly solved the glare issue we’d had for years. The other was a large 2.4m wide x 1.8m high blind for our bedroom. We have seen a noticeable thermal improvement in blocking out heat (great for air conditioning running costs too), and some muting of street sounds is an added bonus. We will not hesitate to order from Veneta again and recommend them highly.
The heat reduction was instantaneous
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Nov 30, 2018
I needed a double honeycomb blind for thermal insulation over some glass bricks. I should have done something about this earlier. These blinds are great. Easy installation and the heat reduction was instantaneous as soon as I lowered the blind. Really helpful service when ordering, and super fast delivery. Thanks so much!
Double Cell Blinds
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Nov 19, 2018
I searched on Google for online blind suppliers and several came up. After researching several suppliers we settled on Veneta. The site was easy to use from deciding on the colour, and inputting the measurements, we then ordered the blinds. I made one phone call to clarify a small query I had and that was resolved. As we were away at the time the blinds were supposed to delivered we requested a delay in the delivery time. The blinds arrived as requested, were installed following the instructionsand the look great.We will be ordering more as the process was so easy, when I spoke to staff the were so helpful. I would definitely recommend dealing with Veneta they are worth the 5 stars.
The Blinds fit perfectly and look stunning
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Nov 13, 2018
My whole house now has Honeycomb Blinds. I cannot fault the quality of the service, the product, the price. The Blinds fit perfectly and look stunning.....more than happy.. Thank you Veneta Blinds
I honestly wouldn't consider any other blind company
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Oct 31, 2018
Phenomenal service, attention to detail, quality of product, and value for money. I honestly wouldn't consider any other blind company. Their staff followed up on the measurements, sent samples, enquired about the look and feel we were after, and followed up on the quality of the delivery, asked how the installation went, and then sent through the warranty. We fitted our entire (renovated) house with honeycomb blinds for the insulation properties, the fact that they 'disappear' into our timber window features, and their style and quality. I can't recommend them highly enough.
So easy !!! Awesome result!
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Oct 31, 2018
I have bought online blinds before from a different supplier 8 years ago. I tried Veneta as the previous company didn’t have the colour I was after and I couldn’t be happy with their service, delivery and product. I am very particular and for me to be happy and write a review that says it all! installed three honeycomb blinds in less than 1 hour.
They not only look good, but are fit for purpose.
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Oct 18, 2018
I ordered three honey comb blockout blinds and one roller blind They all arrived when I was informed they would. I have now fitted them all and they not only look good, but are fit for purpose. Well done. I will use your company again and have already recommended your service to friends.
Excellent Product - Straight Forward Ordering System - Fast Efficient Delivery
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Sept 28, 2018
Placed our first order with Veneta for 1 only honeycomb blind. Order process was easy, delivery was prompt and the product quality is superb. Installation was a breeze. We're about to place an order for multiple blinds for our other windows now we have experienced the great service and seen the quality of the product.
Great Blinds and service
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Sept 20, 2018
Very easy purchase and got exactly what we wanted. The cellular blinds are very neat, installation easy and they are working well.
Very happy with this quality product
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Aug 30, 2018
I had read about 'honeycomb blinds' and thought I would ask Veneta to make one for a bedroom window. It was made within a week and delivered to Tassie within another. Took me twenty minutes to instal and the bedroom is now noticeably warmer and quieter. I'll be ordering more!
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Aug 03, 2018
We measured, ordered and Installed 9 Honeycomb blinds and 1 roller blind. Veneta Blinds provide excellent support and assistance both over the phone, through the online chat and with the how to do it videos on Youtube. we have more windows to cover and will use Veneta Blinds again.
Veneta Honeycomb Blinds: Excellent Product and Service
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Jul 26, 2018
We have just installed 9 Veneta Honeycomb Blinds and have nothing but praise regarding the price, product and service. Veneta sent free samples out and we were impressed with the quality. After we ordered they kept us informed of the progress and delivered within the specified timeframe. (about 12 days) The instructions were clear and everything was well packaged to ensure there was no damage on delivery.
Delivered on time exactly 2 weeks after my order.
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Jun 11, 2018
Very helpful customer service able to answer my questions about fitting multiple honeycomb blinds in a single window. Good value. Delivered on time exactly 2 weeks after my order. Easy to install. Look and work great exactly as described. I wish other companies would deliver on their promises the same way Veneta does. No hassles at all - a big contrast to other experiences whilst constructing our house.
Easier and lovlier than expected!
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Jun 01, 2018
I'm a new home owner so, measuring and ordering new blinds for my new apartment was a little nerve wracking. Veneta Blinds were helpful from the word go. Of all the online stores I looked at, they had the best range of cellular blinds; single cell Vs double cell, different sized cells, cordless Vs corded and a good range of colours. I ordered some samples and they arrived quickly and Veneta Blinds called a few days later to check how I was going. They also provided a range of sample blinds so I could see the difference between single and double celled. I followed their instructions on measuring the window and my blinds fit perfectly (seriously, perfectly!). once I ordered the blinds they arrived within 3 weeks. To top it all off, they were very very easy to install - I actually did it on my own! Veneta then also followed up with me following delivery to check I was happy. All in all, fantastic service!.
Very happy with our new honeycomb blinds.
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Apr 06, 2018
Very happy with our new honeycomb blinds.They look amazing and the blockout is great for keeping the room dark and holding the temperature. They do look Laing s well.
We are so impressed with Veneta Blinds
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Feb 17, 2018
We are so impressed with Veneta Blinds it’s unlikely that we will use another company again. The service was excellent and the product faultless. We purchased honeycomb blinds and they are everything we hoped for.
Quality Blinds and Excellent Service!
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Feb 16, 2018
Quality Blinds and Excellent Service! We are very happy with the Honeycomb Blinds which we purchased through Veneta Blinds. They look great and fit snuggly in to the window frames. I found that the price of the blinds was very reasonable in comparison to other blind and curtain companies and are of the same quality of the more expensive blinds. The installation video and instruction leaflet provided by Veneta Blinds are very helpful, though in my case, I did find it more beneficial to use a slightly larger bit piece than what is suggested in the leaflet when drilling the guide holes into the wooden window frame. We will definitely purchase more blinds through Veneta Blinds again.
Nice quality product - Smartfit honeycombs
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Feb 04, 2018
Nice quality product - Smartfit honeycombs . Service good (generous with samples). Very happy, and will purchase again.
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Dec 14, 2017
We have been renovating our home which has not been insulated. There are quite a few windows which we could not replace, so decided to try the insulating blinds. Although the walls have not been insulated yet, we can already feel the difference in the warmth of the house. In the past, in cold weather, the inside of the house has always been colder than the outside. Now we have the light and warmth. The customer service has been great. It is so refreshing to deal with people and have the personal contact.
Veneta Blinds has been awesome!
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Dec 04, 2017
Buying blinds online could have been a really good or a terrible experience.. Luckily, my experience with Veneta Blinds has been awesome! I ordered a bunch of samples which came within days and once I selected my fabric I followed the measurement instructions to measure up three windows for block out honeycomb blinds. Veneta called me to double check all the details and my blinds then came a day or so earlier than expected. They fit perfectly and installation was so easy that I can’t believe the mark up some companies charge to measure and fit! The quality of the blinds is outstanding for the price and they are easy to operate. The end product and whole experience definitely exceeded my expectations and I will be ordering from Veneta again!
We would use this company again.
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Nov 22, 2017
I ordered colour samples for a single cell blind which arrived quite quickly and then found the subsequent ordering process to be simple.The blind arrived today and my husband had no problems installing it. On this experience we would use this company again.
The quality of our honeycomb blinds is great.
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Aug 05, 2017
From ordering samples through to installation, the information online and support provided by Veneta was fantastic. Made measuring and installing a breeze. The quality of our honeycomb blinds is great and really love the fact that we have not lost our view as they fold away to nothing.
I'm very happy with the end product.
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Jul 04, 2017
A friend had a very good experience and recommended Veneta so I decided to get some honeycomb blinds. The customer service staff service were very patient and helpful, the blinds arrived quickly and were relatively easy to install with the help of the instructions and video. I liked there was an option to call for back up help as well. I'm very happy with the end product.
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Feb 17, 2017
Veneta's customer service is excellent. We ordered 2 "Smart fit" top down bottom up blinds for our bedroom. We had some problems with our measuring and Veneta resolved the issue painlessly for us. My husband is really happy with how tiny and unobtrusive the fittings are. The way the blinds look and work is just as expected from the website.
Functional and stylish
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Sep 19, 2016
Great product and great customer service. We have installed smart-fit blinds over or louvres. They are so practical and schmick
I am so happy with the quality of the blinds
5 out of 5 - reviewed Sep 05, 2016
I originally purchased 2 large honeycomb blinds for 2 large two panel doors as a test of quality of the product. These turned out to be excellent and we have now ordered 11 for all the windows upstairs (all double honeycomb) and a combination of top-down/bottom-up as well as day/night. 3 bathroom blinds were Smart-fit. I am so happy with the quality of the blinds that I have now ordered 13 more to replace ageing shutter blinds for all the windows downstairs.
A couple of observations for the blinds I have installed so far.
1) If you install inside a wood frame (as all mine were) you will need to use a drill 3.0mm or larger. The recommendation is for a 2.0mm drill but in hard wood it is very hard work getting the screws in. I would recommend drilling with a 2.5mm drill first and then enlarge with a 3.0 if the wood is hard.
2) The day/night blinds are actually great. I optioned ours (in all the bedrooms) with the day panel bellow the dark night panel. That seems to be the better way however, doing it the other way round will allow you to have the day panel drawn down half way for reasonable light but also maintains some privacy as the day panel is more see-through than the light filter material.
3) For the top-down/bottom-up (and bottom-up only) blinds it would be nice to have the option of some magnets that you can screw on the lower frame so the blind doesn't move with any breeze outside or even movement in the room.
4) The Smart-fit is a great idea (and solves the issue with point 3 as it has built in magnets) but the mechanism of the blind is somewhat more stiff than the blinds not fixed at the bottom and for more elderly customers it might be hard to raise or lower the blind. I worry the plastic clip used to raise the blind might snap off - which of course it won't). This type of blind would be ideal for bathrooms where you want light but are not likely to raise/lower the blinds often.
5) The light filter blind allows a lot of light in but you cannot see though it so privacy is well protected. It saves having to raise the blind in the morning.
6) Quality seems to be excellent and robust but I have only had them for a few weeks so it will be interesting to see what they are like in a few years.
Thats about it. Great blinds and I can't wait for the new order of 13 to arrive.
Thank you Veneta Blinds.
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Aug 08, 2016
Purchased double cell honeycomb blinds. Both the Smartfit and the corded were very easy to fit.
Excellent service and excellent product, very happy with Veneta.
Great product, excellent customer service
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Apr 06, 2016
Just received my smartfit honeycomb blind. I installed it in 15 minutes, perfect fit.
Took less than two weeks to arrive even through Easter Break
The staff at Veneta were happy to send me lots of samples and their telephone assistance and online chat is very good.
Over 80 fabrics to choose from...
Ranging from gentle soft tones to designer patterns
Fabrics are made of polyester
The blockout fabrics have a foil lining for insulation
Cells are designed to bounce back into shape
Transparencies include Light Filter, Blockout and Sheer(day) fabric. Light Filter fabrics offer a great amount of light into the room while maintaining privacy day and night. Blockout fabrics offer maximum light prevention and exceptional insulating properties. The picture below illustrates the variation in transparencies...
Points to note:
Blockout fabric has a room darkening effect which varies with certain conditions including fabric type, mounting method and does not make the room pitch black.
The reverse side (window side) of the fabric is 'Snow White' for Blockout fabrics and 'Snow Drift' for Light Filter fabrics.
Smartfit blinds are supplied with white cord only.
Slight colour variations will occur between different monitors and screens and even printed brochures compared to the actual colour of the blind. If the accuracy of the colour is important to you, we recommend ordering a free colour sample to ensure you will be satisfied with your selection.
To order a free colour sample simply move your mouse over the colour you like and click 'Order Free Sample'. Then 'Checkout' by clicking 'Cart' located at the top right of every page and your samples will be posted out the same day or next business day.
SmartFit (top down and bottom up)
Handles on top and bottom rails (cordless)
Single (25 or 45mm) and Double (45mm)
Hold Down Clips
220 to 1800mm
150 to 2200mm
Maximum Size (upto 1270mm width)
Maximum Size (over 1270mm width)
Depth Required (25mm single cell)
Depth Required (45mm single cell)
Depth Required (38mm double cell)
Manufacturing Tolerance - Width
Manufacturing Tolerance - Height
+ 13mm - +153mm
Width Deductions we take (inside mount)
Height Deductions we take (inside mount)
Points to note:
'Depth Required' is the clearance required from the front to the back of your window frame for uninterupted operation of the blind. Please also take into account any window handles or other obstructions that may interfere with the blind.
For blinds over 1270mm width, two handles are provided per rail.
For blinds over 1270mm width with 25mm single cell, extra support cords are provided down the centre of the blind.
For blinds installed on the inside of the window frame, please provide the inside window frame size. The factory will take the relevant deductions to ensure the blind fits nicely into your window frame.
For blinds installed on the outside of the window frame, please provide the exact measurements you would like the blind to be manufactured to.
Smartfit blinds are supplied with white cord only.