Blinds and awnings fact sheet

31/05/2010

ANOTHER
MASTERPIECE
BY WEATHERMASTER
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
BLINDS, SHUTTERS & AWNINGS

YOUR BLIND AND AWNING EXPERTS SINCE 1962
For over 50 years Weathermaster has been New Zealand’s market leader
in the innovation and manufacture of window fashion products with
the largest range of blinds and awnings nationwide. And, it’s quality all
the way. Every Weathermaster blind or awning carries a comprehensive
3 year factory warranty. All Weathermaster sales consultants are fully
trained and highly professional. With years of experience our in-home
consultants will advise you of the blind or awning best suited to your
needs and assist you in choosing a colour or fabric to fit your decor.

WHAT TYPE OF BLINDS DO I NEED?
This question is asked daily by hundreds of home owners, all
looking for exactly the right solution.
While fashion is always a powerful consideration, the answer to
choosing the right blinds lies in identifying the specific functions
you would like the blinds to perform.

WHAT FACTORS ARE IMPORTANT TO ME?
Do you require your new blinds to simply provide light control or
do you require them to do much more?
You may need to consider the following factors and then choose
the blinds that provide the best solution for you.:
- Protection of your home and furnishings from the harmful
effects of direct sunlight and UV rays
- Ventilation throughout your home
- Privacy to allow you to enjoy your home to its fullest
- Energy efficiency to keep your home warmer in winter, cooler
in summer
- The peace-of-mind of knowing your home is more secure
- Control of light and heat without sacrificing your views
- Flexibility of operating options including the convenience and
security of automated systems
Once you have finalised the functions you need your new blinds
to perform, you also need to consider the design and aesthetic
appeal. Are they fashionable? Do they enhance the decor of my
home, with a colour or fabric that complements or contrasts? As
well as being functional you will want your blinds to look great.

FROM WHOM SHOULD I BUY?
Quality and reliability are essential attributes. Ultimately you
should choose blinds that will operate reliably for years, yet with
minimal maintenance continue to look great. A manufacturer’s
reputation and the support of their products by way of guarantees
provides a strong foundation when choosing your new blinds.
Weathermaster offers you New Zealand’s largest range of
window fashion products and has done so for nearly 50 years. All
our products carry a comprehensive three year factory warranty.

ALWAYS LOOK FOR VALUE!
Importantly, remember there is no such thing as a cheap,
quality blind. As in all things, you only get what you pay
for and most often it is worth paying a little more to buy a
quality product from a respected supplier.
This way you will get to enjoy your choice for years to come
and avoid being disappointed with the look and with the life
of your selection.

CHOOSING YOUR
NEW BLINDS
YOUR BLIND AND AWNING EXPERTS SINCE 1962

For over 50 years Weathermaster has been New Zealand’s market leader
in the innovation and manufacture of window fashion products with
the largest range of blinds and awnings nationwide. And, it’s quality all
the way. Every Weathermaster blind or awning carries a comprehensive
3 year factory warranty. All Weathermaster sales consultants are fully
trained and highly professional. With years of experience our in-home
consultants will advise you of the blind or awning best suited to your
needs and assist you in choosing a colour or fabric to fit your decor.

WHAT TYPE OF BLINDS DO I NEED?
This question is asked daily by hundreds of home owners, all
looking for exactly the right solution.
While fashion is always a powerful consideration, the answer to
choosing the right blinds lies in identifying the specific functions
you would like the blinds to perform.
WHAT FACTORS ARE IMPORTANT TO ME?

Do you require your new blinds to simply provide light control or
do you require them to do much more?
You may need to consider the following factors and then choose
the blinds that provide the best solution for you.:
- Protection of your home and furnishings from the harmful
effects of direct sunlight and UV rays
- Ventilation throughout your home
- Privacy to allow you to enjoy your home to its fullest
- Energy efficiency to keep your home warmer in winter, cooler
in summer
- The peace-of-mind of knowing your home is more secure
- Control of light and heat without sacrificing your views
- Flexibility of operating options including the convenience and
security of automated systems
Once you have finalised the functions you need your new blinds
to perform, you also need to consider the design and aesthetic
appeal. Are they fashionable? Do they enhance the decor of my
home, with a colour or fabric that complements or contrasts? As
well as being functional you will want your blinds to look great.

FROM WHOM SHOULD I BUY?
Quality and reliability are essential attributes. Ultimately you
should choose blinds that will operate reliably for years, yet with
minimal maintenance continue to look great. A manufacturer’s
reputation and the support of their products by way of guarantees
provides a strong foundation when choosing your new blinds.
Weathermaster offers you New Zealand’s largest range of
window fashion products and has done so for nearly 50 years. All
our products carry a comprehensive three year factory warranty.

ALWAYS LOOK FOR VALUE!
Importantly, remember there is no such thing as a cheap,
quality blind. As in all things, you only get what you pay
for and most often it is worth paying a little more to buy a
quality product from a respected supplier.
This way you will get to enjoy your choice for years to come
and avoid being disappointed with the look and with the life
of your selection.

CHOOSING YOUR
NEW BLINDS
Weathermaster are leaders in the field of automated blinds and awnings,
providing the ultimate in comfort and convenience. With automation
control of light, heat and privacy is at your fingertips. Adjust your blinds
with minimum effort by using a hand held remote control. The perfect
solution for hard-to-reach blinds such as skylights and for awnings on
upper storeys. With automated blinds you can enjoy the convenience of
a fully automated system without detracting from the aesthetic appeal.

EXPERIENCE THE CONVENIENCE OF AUTOMATION
WHISPER® SHADES
It’s the unique honeycomb cellular
structure of WHISPER Shades that
makes them so special. Air is trapped in
each individual cell to provide insulation
against the harsh summer sun and
effectively reduce heat loss in winter.
Included in the WHISPER range are the
aluminium backed NIGHTFALL fabrics
that offer light block out as well as even
better insulation. Made from soft spun
bonded polyester fabric WHISPER
Shades are hard-wearing and practical.
Available in a range of fashion colours.
WHISPER Shades present a uniform
white to the outside, ideal for skylights
and can be tailor made to fit circular,
semi-circular and angled windows. Then
there is the clever ‘top-down / bottom
up’ operation which enables you to
lower the blind over the whole window
or raise it to whatever position you
desire. This is important in areas such
as bathrooms where privacy is a priority
as well as light control and ventilation.

ENERGY
EFFICIENCY
PLEATED BLINDS
The Weathermaster range of pleated
blinds exude style and their versatility
means that they can be used for a
wide variety of window shapes and
sizes. Weathermaster pleated blinds are
available in a vast array of fade-resistant
fabrics including decorator colours, rich
jewel tones, radiant pastels, neutrals
and basics, in translucent through to
opaque options. The metallised backed
fabrics insulate your windows against
the heat of the summer sun yet retain
warmth during the cold winter months
to reduce your heating costs. All
Weathermaster pleated blinds are heat
set to retain a crisp, neat appearance
and when fully raised form a tightly
packed narrow stack.

YOUR BLIND AND AWNING EXPERTS SINCE 1962
For over 50 years Weathermaster has been New Zealand’s market leader
in the innovation and manufacture of window fashion products with
the largest range of blinds and awnings nationwide. And, it’s quality all
the way. Every Weathermaster blind or awning carries a comprehensive
3 year factory warranty. All Weathermaster sales consultants are fully
trained and highly professional. With years of experience our in-home
consultants will advise you of the blind or awning best suited to your
needs and assist you in choosing a colour or fabric to fit your decor.

THE BEAUTY OF TIM
SHUTTERS & BLIND
CUSTOMCRAFT SHUTTERS
Manufactured from a combination
of timber fibres providing a very
dimensionally stable panel. Used in the
furniture manufacturing industry world
wide and extruded in conjunction with
the polypropylene coating for a smooth
and durable shutter finish. Available in
three colour options, Elliptical Blades 63,
89 and 114mm.

ARTWOOD SHUTTERS
Constructed using a timber core that
is encased in ABS which provides an
exceptional hard wearing surface that
is more resistant to knocks and bumps
than timber. As this product is moisture
resistant it is ideal for applications in
areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and
laundries. Available in six colour options,
Elliptical blades 63, 89 and 115mm.

PHOENIXWOOD SHUTTERS
Manufactured from timbers sourced
from plantation grown forestry, kiln dried
for superb resistance to both warping
and bowing. While providing the
durable finish of other hard woods the
Phoenixwood range also features the
natural grains of timber for the authentic
finish. Available in twenty four colour
options, Elliptical or Flat Blades 63, 89
and 115mm.


CEDAR BLINDS
Nothing beats the natural beauty of
timber. Weathermaster Cedar blinds
are hand-crafted using a combination
of modern technology and traditional
woodworking skills to produce blinds
of exquisite quality. Weathermaster
e-cote® UV lacquer (for windows where
UV and heat levels are high specify
e-cote®, a patented water based
lacquer that is UV and water resistant
and guaranteed for 5 years.)

BASSWOOD TIMBER BLINDS
The Weathermaster range of timber
blinds includes an American
Basswood option. American Basswood
timber has a uniform cell structure
that assures even drying to produce
stable blind laths and fascias. This
timber provides a consistent, uniform
colour across the blind. Each lath is
precision cut, sanded smooth and kiln
dried. A durable headrail and quality
componentry guarantees years of
trouble-free operation.

MASTERWOODS® BLINDS
Manufactured using advanced engineering polymers, MASTERWOODS blinds
resist fading, peeling, cracking and warping. Ideal for areas of high humidity, extreme
temperatures and direct sunlight, MASTERWOODS are the perfect solution for kitchens,
bathrooms and laundries. Available in a range of timber and neutral tones, complete with
colour co-ordinated fascia, MASTERWOODS blinds will complement any decor scheme.
Low maintenance MASTERWOODS blinds are easy-clean, easy-care.

ALTERNATIVE
TIMBER BLINDS
YOUR BLIND AND AWNING EXPERTS SINCE 1962
For over 50 years Weathermaster has been New Zealand’s market leader
in the innovation and manufacture of window fashion products with
the largest range of blinds and awnings nationwide. And, it’s quality all
the way. Every Weathermaster blind or awning carries a comprehensive
3 year factory warranty. All Weathermaster sales consultants are fully
trained and highly professional. With years of experience our in-home
consultants will advise you of the blind or awning best suited to your
needs and assist you in choosing a colour or fabric to fit your decor.

ROLLERSHADES
Once regarded as a kitchen or laundry
blind, the modern rollershade is now
the blind of choice for even the most
exclusive of homes. This resurgence
in the rollershade is, in part, due to the
availability of new generation sunscreen
fabrics. Improved operating systems
including chain control and automation
has accelerated the trend. There is even
the twin roller option where two blinds
are installed in the one window - a
sunscreen for daytime and a block out
for night time privacy.

ROMAN BLINDS
Roman Blinds are available in a wide
range of fabrics from translucent to total
blockout. Roman Blinds look great and
provide excellent control of light, heat
and privacy. Also featuring the new
generation fabrics Sunscreen Roman
Blinds reduce the impact of heat, glare
and UV rays by up to 95%. Roman
Blinds are now available with timber
battens which adds texture, depth and
style to a blind. All of the Roman Blind
range are available in chain control
ºor automated.

LIGHT
CONTROL
VERTICAL BLINDS
Suitable for most windows, vertical
blinds are the ideal window fashion
solution for ranchslider and French
doors. With multiple stacking options
including one way draw to the left or
right, two way draw or centre stacking
vertical blinds offer a narrower stack
back. The large range of fabric, colours
and patterns are cut and sealed using
ultrasonic technology to eliminate
fraying. Most fabrics are treated to resist
mould, mildew and staining.

BALLET SHEERS
This fabric folds into billows offering
subtle light and privacy control, filtering
the sun’s rays through the delicately
knitted panels, while maintaining a
veiled view outdoors. The fabric panel
has a full range of rotation allowing
tailoring the lighting and privacy to
taste. Optional room darkening vanes
can be added (added within the fabric
billows) for increased privacy and light
control. Ballet Sheers are available in a
vast range of different patterns, textures
and colours to match any interior decor
and personal taste. Ballet Sheers are
made from 100% polyester making
them exceptionally durable and easy
to maintain.

ALUMINIUM VENETIANS
Aluminium Venetian blinds provide one
of the most effective forms of natural
light, heat and privacy control. The slats
are easily angled so that you can enjoy
your views without giving up your privacy.
With a choice of slat widths, colours
and finishes, there’s a Weathermaster
venetian blind to suit any window. You
may prefer sleek popular SLIMLINE®
25mm or the traditional 50mm.
Weathermaster are leaders in the field of automated blinds and awnings,
providing the ultimate in comfort and convenience. With automation
control of light, heat and privacy is at your fingertips. Adjust your blinds
with minimum effort by using a hand held remote control. The perfect
solution for hard-to-reach blinds such as skylights and for awnings on
upper storeys. With automated blinds you can enjoy the convenience of
a fully automated system without detracting from the aesthetic appeal.

EXPERIENCE THE CONVENIENCE OF AUTOMATION
AWNINGS
The Weathermaster range of quality
awnings combine fashion and practicality
to protect you and your home from the
harshest of conditions. Awnings are the
ideal way to keep the sun and heat at bay,
providing protection from damaging UV
rays while extending your indoor / outdoor
living areas.
Choose from a variety of styles and
applications, awnings aren’t just designed
for windows - they can shelter doorways,
patios, BBQ areas, outdoor living areas.

MEDITERRANEAN AWNING
The lateral folding arms simply extend out
to provide a retractable shade that is ideal
for large patios, terraces and decks. These
folding arms support the awning without
the need for posts or beams. Spring
loaded arms ensure that correct tension
is applied to the fabric to give a smooth
appearance in your choice from a large
range of fabrics and colours.

ROBUSTA AWNING
The heavy duty arms with powerful
springs and rugged extruded aluminium
construction makes Robusta the ideal
awning for windy, elevated or coastal
areas. A Robusta awning can be unfurled
to any position you desire, with a span of
up to 6 metres, then neatly rolled away
when the sun goes down.

CASSETTE AWNING
designed to protect your home and
furnishings from damaging UV rays. A
choice of operating systems (rope, tape,
automatic, crank or remote control) allows
you to install a cassette awning on any
window, on any level of your home.

PERGOLA AWNING
With a width of up to 5 metres, the
Weathermaster Pergola awning is the ideal
awning for any overhead glazing situation.
The Pergola has full remote control and is
totally retractable with easy operation.

PATIO AWNING
Featuring new generation sunscreen
fabrics Patio awnings allow the flow of
natural light and ventilation while reducing
the impact of heat, glare and UV rays by
up to 95% and you can still enjoy the view.

ALUMINIUM AWNING
provide superb protection from rain
and sun, deflecting up to 90% of the
heat normally transmitted through your
windows. The sturdy construction of
a Weathermaster aluminium awning
promises long life and durability.

CANOPY AWNING
When you purchase a Canopy Awning you’re
investing in your home. That’s why Canopy
Awnings are designed with durability and
performance in mind.
Our range of canopies are available in two board
finishes along with bracketing systems that allow
continuous lengths of canopy to be installed,
these features combined with the availability of
both 600mm and 1000mm from projections
make it ideal for residential through to commercial
installations.
Canopy Awnings are built to perform to the highest
standards, providing weatherproof comfort and
style to any environment.
Leesun Board - Enhanced Polycarbonate
Category 12 Typhoon Resistant
UV Resistant
Chemical and Fire Resistant
Impact Resistance
Aluminium Composite Board
Double Layer Composite Construction
Weather Resistant
Chemical and Fire Resistant
When it comes to choosing the right blinds or awnings for your home
Weathermaster is the right choice. Quality blinds and awnings have been marketed
in New Zealand under the Weathermaster name for nearly 50 years.
Weathermaster is an affiliate of the Hunter Douglas Group, a global company
operating in 80 countries and a world market leader in the innovation and
manufacture of window fashion products. Weathermaster draws on this resource
to design and manufacture blinds and awnings ideally suited to local New Zealand
conditions. As a leading manufacturer of blinds and awnings our buying power
enables us to negotiate on the cost of materials and thereby offer our customers
extremely competitive prices.
Offering New Zealand’s largest range of blinds and awnings Weathermaster have
the right products to provide the solutions you require.
All Weathermaster sales consultants are fully trained
and highly professional. With years of experience
our in-home consultants will advise you of the
blind or awning best suited to your needs and
assist you in choosing a colour or fabric to fit
your decor.

®Registered trademarks of Hunter Douglas Ltd or New Zealand Window Shades Ltd
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COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
Weathermaster are leaders in the field of
automated blinds and awnings, providing
the ultimate in comfort and convenience.
With automation control of light, heat and
privacy is at your fingertips.

REMOTE CONTROL
Adjust your blinds with minimum effort
by using a hand held remote control.
AUTOMATIC CONTROL

For optimum functionality install a sun
sensor, wind sensor or timer control.
Your blinds or awnings will operate
automatically at preset times or as the
sun or wind conditions dictate - you need
not even be there.

WEATHERMASTER
BLINDS & AWNINGS
POWERED BY SOMFY
AUTOMATION
CONTROL OPTIONS
Your blinds can be operated individually
or as a group.

SPECIALITY APPLICATIONS
Automation is the perfect solution for
hard-to-reach blinds such as skylights
and for awnings on upper storeys.

AUTOMATED AWNINGS
Automation dramatically improves the
functionality of your awnings, eliminating
the need to venture outside in adverse
weather conditions to manually adjust
your awnings.

AESTHETIC APPEAL
With automated blinds you can enjoy
the convenience of a fully automated
system without detracting from the
aesthetic appeal. The motors are specially
designed to be concealed in the headrail.
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For more details go to weathermaster.co.nz or call Annette's team on 0800 10 27 10

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