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.
Veneta Honeycomb Blinds – Contemporary Style, Energy Saving and Very Versatile
Enjoy the versatile nature of Veneta’s “SmartStyle” Day and Night Honeycomb blinds. Not only do they offer you complete privacy, room darkening, insulation and reduction of street noise during the night, but in the morning they can the can effortlessly transform into a sheer blind allowing natural light to flood into the room, providing a filtered streetscape view whilst maintaining a discrete degree of privacy.
Easy and quick to operate they are available in corded, cordless and remote models. With nearly 100 décor Honeycomb fabric options you will surely find one perfectly suited to your room’s décor.
Modern look and great for privacy
Energy efficient reducing your power bills
Child and pet safe
Single & double cell fabric
Small stack and clear view when open
Unique honeycomb structure keeps your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter
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.
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Great product, excellent price, quick delivery
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Dec 08, 2016
We recently brought a day night honeycomb blind through Veneta, and are very happy with the product. It was half the price compared to local options and the quality is exactly the same. We will be buying more blinds through them now we have seen the quality.
I am so happy with the quality of the blinds
5 out of 5 - reviewed on 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.
We LOVE them
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Aug 31, 2015
The day/night honeycomb blinds we ordered look fantastic and work equally well, we LOVE them.
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...
Sheer(day) Colours for Day&Night Blinds
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.
The 'Day' colour for Day&Night blinds is located at the Top of the blind by default, however you have the option to change this on the order page.
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.
Cords (top rail controlled by cord on left and bottom rail controlled by cord on right)
Single Cell (25 or 45mm) and Double Cell (38mm)
Hold Down Clips
220mm to 2500mm
250mm to 3600mm
Depth Required - 25mm Single Cell
Depth Required - 45mm Single Cell
Depth Required - 38mm Double Cell
Manufacturing Tolerance in Width
Manufacturing Tolerance in Height
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 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.