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 Cordless Top Down Bottom Up Honeycomb Blinds
Saving energy is a very HOT topic with the cost of electricity to homes in Australia increasing by a massive 63% on top of inflation since 2008. Veneta Honeycomb blinds can help reduce your electricity bill by keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. They feature a smart cellular design which incorporates an airlock providing excellent insulation for all your windows. Plus, they dampen unwanted noise from bustling streetscapes and hectic family lifestyles.
Veneta’s extensive honeycomb blind collection offers home owners our newest and most versatile window covering solution. With almost 200 fabric options and a selection of 12 unique models we have all your windows covered.
Available in a range of sheer, light filtering and blockout fabrics, honeycomb blinds offer home owners maximum light control for any room and retreat into a petite stack when fully raised. Given their lightweight and robust design Veneta honeycomb blinds are suited to windows of all sizes, are quick and easy to install and a breeze to open and close.
TDBU Honeycomb Blinds
Top Down and Bottom Up functionality
Smooth and light operation
Simply lower or raise and stop at any position
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.
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.
Beautiful to look at & the bottom up/top down scenario is brilliant
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Jan 25, 2019
The honeycomb blinds are the best quality solution we have found in building our third house. Beautiful to look at & the bottom up/top down scenario is brilliant- ensuring privacy for a beachfront home. Veneta was recommended by a friend who has these blinds & they are perfect, easy to install with very quick delivery. We are looking forward to the curtains which we will be ordering shortly! An excellent service & communication ensured a confident decision.
Love my new blinds!
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Jan 02, 2019
I purchased honeycomb double cell blinds. The blinds arrived within 14 days as promised and I was not disappointed. The quality is brilliant and they fit perfectly. Easy to install with the instructions provided. I'm looking at purchasing more for other rooms in my house. Excellent customer service as well!
Would recommend Veneta 100%
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Dec 26, 2018
I discovered top down bottom up honeycomb blinds in the USA a few years back, but only recently located them here in AUS at Veneta Blinds. The whole process from getting sample colours/styles to ordering with Veneta was a breeze. The service was great all the way and I love my new blind. The TDBU style is the perfect solution for a double hung window, allowing privacy while allowing airflow through the open section at the top, and especially great if architraves are narrow like mine. Would recommend Veneta 100%.
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.
I am delighted with the result !
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Dec 10, 2018
I recently ordered a 1.6 metre honeycomb blind (blockout) for a hot west facing sliding door. I had a lot of questions mainly due to trying to decide to hang it inside or outside of the window frame. My questions were answered promptly and in detail, the installation was a breeze and I am delighted with the result ! Delivery was very quick also. I plan to order some more next year.
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.
Top down bottom up. Working well in the bathroom
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Dec 04, 2018
Venteta did what they said they would do. The samples are good. The instruction are clear and concise. The blind arrived on time. A good shopping experience.
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!
Love my Top down, Bottom up honeycomb blind
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Nov 29, 2018
It was so easy to install. Just 3 screws and then clip the blind on. It is simple to operate.
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.
Perfect blinds just like the photos on the web page
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Oct 22, 2018
From ordering of samples to placing the order it was a smooth process. I was contacted to double check measurements for my honeycomb blinds and less than 2 weeks later they arrived. The fit perfectly, were the right colour and look fantastic on my sliding doors. Very happy with Veneta Blinds would highly recommend them to all my friends.
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.
Cannot recommend Veneta Blinds enough!
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Jul 01, 2018
We have recently purchased a pair of double cell top up bottom down blinds from Veneta blinds. We were very happy with the service provided. We had a couple of questions that answered promptly. After placing our order online Veneta phoned us to confirm the details. How many other online vendors would do that. The blinds took 2 weeks to arrive from the order day very well packaged and easy to put up. Cannot recommend Veneta Blinds enough!
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.
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.
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 our new blinds from Veneta
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Jun 30, 2016
We have had our new blinds for a few weeks now - and we love them. We purchased Cordless Honeycomb Top Down Bottom Up blinds for our bedroom and they look amazing. Everyone who sees them comments on how great they look. The ordering process was very easy, the blinds were delivered even earlier than we expected and they were very easy to install. The staff at Veneta kept us informed - even calling when we had a query around colours and to follow up after delivery. Before ordering, we received quotes from other suppliers - and we found that Veneta was by far the best value, sometimes less than half what others quoted, but still top quality. We certainly recommend Veneta Blinds.
Great quality and easy installation
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Jun 03, 2016
we found Veneta blinds online with other online blind manufacturers. What made Veneta stand out was their warranty and customer service. From the moment I ordered the honeycomb top down bottom up blinds, I had contact with the company and all questions were answered. The blinds arrived quickly, well packaged. Installation was a breeze and they work perfectly. If unsure of what you want, call them and they will guide you through the process. If only they made blinds to 3000 drop, I would have ordered more. Great blinds, great quality and easy to install.
Excellent service and quality
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Jan 09, 2016
I ordered the double cell honeycomb blinds and service, delivery and quality have been great. Extremely happy because I thought I was going to have to order from America as I couldn't find anyone in Australia that could make the narrow blinds I needed and then I found Veneta. Many thanks for a pleasant experience. Have already recommended to some friends and if I need other blinds, I will shop here again.
Customer service still exists!
5 out of 5 - reviewed on Dec 12, 2015
Recently purchased 3 honeycomb top down/bottom up blinds in blackout fabric for our bedrooms. The service from staff through both online chat and over phone was always extremely courteous and helpful. Impressed with the quality of the blinds and how easy they were to install. Blinds fitted perfectly, the level of light reduction is fantastic and the versatility of the blind system is great. Can not fault the service or product we have received. Will definitely be using Veneta Blinds again in the future.
The value is excellent, and the delivery and service was outstanding
5 out of 5 - reviewed Jul 28, 2015
The quality is good. Perfect fit, easy to install and the double cell honeycombs look great and are effective insulation against the cold. My first order was for blinds for a corner window. I was so pleased I ordered more for the rest of the house. I have a mix of corded and cordless, internal and external mounts and all work perfectly. I'm particularly impressed with the top down blinds, and they were the easiest to fit. The value is excellent, and the delivery and service was outstanding. A system glitch meant two blinds of the wrong colour were delivered, but they responded promptly, acknowledged the problem, and within two weeks of notifying them I had the replacements, with no fuss or cost to me. I'd happily recommend 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...
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.
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.
Cordless Top Down Bottom Up (TDBU)
Handles on top and middle rails
Single Cell (25 or 45mm) and Double Cell (45mm)
Hold Down Clips
380 to 2500mm
250 to 2200mm
Depth Required (all cell designs)
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 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.