Wooden Blinds

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Kiaora! Welcome to the one page that has all the wooden venetian blinds info you'd ever need. Forage through the extensive FAQS section or set your mind at ease with easy step measuring and installation guides. Scan through countless independent product and customer reviews specific to our wooden blinds. With so much info use the handy 'nav bar' below to get around. And at any point hit 'Get A Quote' and submit your measurements for a fast DIY or SERVICE quote. Take a look around and feel free to ask me anything (Ryan).

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PRICE LEVEL

Entry Level – Mid Range

COMPOSITION

Marupa

LEAD TIME

3–4 weeks

WARRANTY

5 years

IDEAL FOR

Variable Light Control

MAX SIZE (W X D)

2400 X 1700

dark wood colour wooden blinds in the master bedroom

DIY or with installation.

Wooden blinds can be ordered as DIY and delivered anywhere in NZ that a courier van will go. Or if you want to sit back and let the professionals do it, we’ll install for you. We cover most main centres throughout New Zealand. Should an installer not be handy to your location, consider DIY, as wooden blinds are pretty straight forward to install. With all the measuring and installation instructions further down the page, you’re set to succeed.

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Set the mood.

Set the mood and level of privacy. That’s the great thing about wooden blinds; with a subtle blade adjustment you have full control over what light comes in and the view you get out. Blades can also be set to match the level of privacy required, any time day or night. Made from quality Marupa; wooden blinds always look sleek and modern in any home environment.

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wooden blinds in a bay window area

Plenty of options.

Wooden blinds really do add that modern style factor to your home. We have popular colour and blade size options to choose from. The 50mm blade size is most economical, in a range of natural coloured wood options and painted options. If you want to make a bold statement, choose the white 60mm blade, wooden blind.

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Wood, lighter than PVC.

A little known fact is how much lighter wooden blinds are when compared with PVC venetians. Being light and of strong construction the weight difference between these two venetian types is considerable – especially as your blind sizes increase. Why’s that important to consider? If you’re lifting the blinds up and down every day you’d much rather they were wooden venetian blinds, trust me. Lighter also means less wear and tear on the wooden blind cords over time. So don’t rule out wooden blinds; they are lighter and easier to operate and handle. Being lighter they also have less ‘ladders’ to obstruct your view and can span larger widths and drops in a single blind than PVC.

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wooden blinds over french doors in a dining room

Not long at all.

Once you’ve got your quote and the details sorted, your striking new wooden blinds aren’t far away. Allow 3–4 working weeks for manufacture and delivery, or installation. Our wooden blinds are made in Auckland and overseen by staff with 20+ years of experience with wooden blinds.

Our wooden blinds are made in NZ

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Marupa Quality Woodens

We have both 50mm and 60mm wooden blinds. Choose from a variety of colours in the 50mm range. The bold 60mm range of wooden blinds is white only. The 60mm range is approximately 25% more than the 50mm wooden blind range.

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Wooden Venetian Blinds Using Marupa Ivory
Alabaster (50mm Marupa)
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Wooden Venetian Blinds Using Marupa Black
Black (50mm Marupa)
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Wooden Venetian Blinds Using Marupa Dark Oak
Dark Oak (50mm Marupa)
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Wooden Venetian Blinds Using Marupa Light Oak
Light Oak (50mm Marupa)
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Wooden Venetian Blinds Using Marupa Snow White
White (50mm Marupa)
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Wooden Venetian Blinds Using Marupa White In 60Mm
White (60mm Marupa)
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Easy to measure.

Like most blinds, wooden blinds are easy to measure for when you follow the 3 easy steps below. Measure the width 3 times and the drop 3 times. This way you get around any warping in the frames and you read and provide those crucial millimetres correctly. Most wooden blinds go ‘inside the reveal’ (providing there’s adequate depth) and the following instructions are for that approach. Both ‘inside the reveal’ and ‘outside the reveal’ instructions are available as pdf’s, below.

Measure in 3 steps

1. Width 3 times.

With measuring tape in hand approach the window reveal requiring a brand new wooden blind. Remember to hold the tape measure level and measure inside edge to inside edge. Best practice says to measure the width at three different heights: at the top, middle, and bottom. The smallest measurement in millimetres is the one to use. This method of measuring gets around any bowing or warping in the window frames to make sure your new wooden blinds fit perfectly.

2. Drop 3 times.

Now measure the wooden blind’s drop; again measure inside edge to inside edge – at the left, somewhere near the middle, and at the right hand side. Like above we take the lowest measurement. If you have older window frames and you see any high points in the sill; measure there too as that may well turn out to be your shortest measurement. This all ensures your wooden blinds ‘bottom rail’ sits neatly above the highest point in the sill. Ensure you hold that measuring tape perpendicular to the frame so the measurements you take are accurate.

3. Provide measurements.

Hit ‘Get A Quote’ and submit your wooden blind measurements. Width and drop and always in millimetres (mm). If you’re choosing the service option (ie: getting us to check measure and install) the measurements don’t have to be perfect however you still want your quote to be accurate. If you’re selecting the DIY approach your measurements should be exact before confirming your order.

Download PDF measuring instructions: Inside the Reveal Outside the Reveal

dark brown wooden blinds in the lounge

Easy to install.

Wooden blinds are pretty easy to install yourself and with the following step by step instructions you are in safe hands. Wooden blinds usually go ‘inside the reveal’ and the instructions below detail this approach. If you need ‘outside the reveal’ instructions they are available as well as a PDF, below. Let’s get started…

1. In the zone.

The go-to tools of choice for any budding young wooden blind installer wannabe are a screwdriver, the supplied screws, pencil, tape measure and if you need a few extra feet; a step ladder. If you really know what you’re doing you maybe even swap out the hand driven screwdriver for a power drill version and the appropriate bit. Do a few last minute yoga poses to limber up and unpack your crisp new wooden blinds.

2. Secure brackets.

Don’t rush into this stage. Ground yourself in the here and now first. Think about the depth of the blind, the depth of the window reveal, where any obstructions are (latches or handles) and where the wooden blind will hang in relation to all this. Also, if you have ample depth to play with, how deep into the reveal you want to wooden blind to sit. 10mm back from the architrave looks good. So that’s probably about 15mm from the architrave to the front face of the bracket, as the fascia will take up about 5mm’s in front of the brackets. Hold the bracket where you want it and mark, with a pencil, where the screws will go. 2 screws per bracket is perfect. Through the side of the bracket or up through the top; you choose.

There’s a bracket for each end of the wooden blind. There will be one intermediary bracket included with wooden blinds over 1.7m wide. The back of an intermediary bracket should be in line with the back of an end bracket. Good thing you have that measuring tape handy.

Mark your holes, fit the screws, and secure those brackets.

TIP 1: Lie your wooden blind on the window sill (if safe to do so) or somewhere you can view where the ‘ladders’ are. The intermediary brackets (if any) don’t want to be placed directly where a ‘ladder’ is. A ‘ladder’ is the 'cordy' bit that hangs down and suspends the wooden blades in space.

3. Fit blind.

Now that the brackets are secured tightly; leave one end bracket with its front hinge part closed securely and have the other end bracket open. Slide the headrail of the wooden blind fully into the closed end bracket from the side, then slide the other end of the headrail into the open end bracket from the front. Be sure to lift the headrail up on to any intermediary brackets. Close and make sure the bracket gate is firmly locked shut. When the wooden blind is safely home feel free to lower the blind and take in its awesomeness. Just before patting yourself on the back, line up, level, and secure that fascia to the wooden blind headrail.

Download PDF installing instructions: Inside the Reveal

wooden blinds in a bathroom environment

Risk free woodens.

Any of the wooden blinds chosen here come with 5 years worth of warranty. This covers any defects in workmanship or componentry under normal conditions of use. The warranty does not cover wooden blinds that have been unloved in your care, been subjected to misuse, negligence, incorrect installation, accidental damage or improper maintenance. Damage caused to wooden blind slats by naughty dogs chewing them isn’t covered either, sorry. General wear and tear isn’t covered.

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Download full warranty PDF: Warranty

Feedback specific to our wooden blinds.

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

Ryan Ambler

After researching pricing on wooden blinds I found Blinds Online Ltd to be most favourable. My enquiries online were answered super swiftly by Ryan and after seeing some samples I placed my order. The end product that arrived is of absolutely TOP quality for an affordable price - I just can't believe my luck in finding Blinds Online Ltd and I intend to use them again soon. Highly recommended.

Christie Grant

Te Aroha - Oct 2020

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Woohoo we must be doing things right! Thanks so much for the fabulous review, Christie. Glad you are enjoying those 50mm white wooden blinds. Very happy to help again soon. All the best.

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Angela Corinaldi

Warkworth - Aug 2020

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Thanks very much, Angela. Enjoy your wooden blinds nz.

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We ordered wooden blinds NZ from Blinds Online, to install ourselves. After taking over a year to install them myself, when I finally went to do it I realised I'd lost the brackets to hold the blinds up. After a couple of quick emails Ryan had spare brackets sent down to me at very reasonable cost. Great result in the end, and the wooden blinds look awesome!

Ben Mannell

Frankton, Hamilton - Aug 2020

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Haha glad you finally got round to installing your wooden blinds NZ, Ben. Glad I was able to help; glad you are happy with the blinds. All the best and thanks for your business and review!

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We had great service and assistance from Ryan. His wooden venetian blinds are lovely. (NOCOWBOYS)

Great service and very friendly communication. Our wooden blinds are lovely. Thanks very much Ryan. (GOOGLE)

Robyn Mulgrew

Warkworth - Jul 2020

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Thanks so much, Robyn. Please enjoy your black wooden blinds. Thanks for your business and all the best. Here to help in the future should you need.

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Ryan at Blinds Online is great to deal with. We have just purchased our second lot of wooden blinds from him, for our main house, after buying blinds for our Beachhouse from him earlier. The wooden blinds arrived when promised and were as we expected in terms of quality. This was during later stages of COVID-19 lockdown so a great service.

Des & Theresa Ace

Castor Bay, Auckland - Jul 2020

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Thanks for your repeat business, Des. Much appreciated. I hope you enjoy your new wooden blinds NZ. Till next time.

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Nice wooden blinds. Easy to order. Quick replies. Would order again.

Sharleen Adam

Beach Haven, Auckland - Jul 2020

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Thanks so much, Sharleen! Glad you like the wooden blind.

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Excellent customer service. Quick, responsive and very very helpful. Great wooden blind products, delivered early, with easy to understand instructions. Highly recommended.

Bill Jones

Bethlehem, Tauranga - Jun 2020

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Woohoo thanks Bill. Glad we impressed you. Glad you like the wooden blinds. They look smart don't they. All the best and thank you!

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Blinds Online are an excellent service. I got the white wooden venetian blinds for my lounge and bedrooms, and they look great. I had three other quotes, and Blinds Online were by far the best quote. The service was excellent, and completely hassle free. I saved money, and would most certainly recommend them.

Gloria Bernstone

Gulf Harbour - Apr 2020

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What a great review, thanks Gloria. Thanks for taking the time to write it and thanks for your business. Enjoy the wooden blinds and all the best!

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Really pleased. I ordered 50mm white wood venetians for 4 rooms. They arrived on time as expected and were very easy to install. They look magnificent and fit perfectly. We had a little wee hiccup with delivery (the courier offload one box to an entirely different town) but Ryan followed up and sorted this with urgency. I would be more than happy to recommend this company. They were in fact recommended to me in the first place.

Margaret Gibson

Beckenham, Christchurch - Nov 2019

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Glad you are so happy with the wooden blinds and service, Margaret. Was a pleasure, thanks for your business and your time in writing a review. Most appreciated. Enjoy your wooden venetian blinds.

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From start to finish Ryan communicated throughout the process and made it easy for me to get the blind I wanted and to install it. Clear instructions were given on measuring and also installing so I knew everything would fit. I would definitely purchase wooden blinds again from them.

Cherie Altenburg

Remuera, Auckland - Sep 2019

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Woohoo thanks Cherie! Enjoy the wooden blind and so glad the experience was a breeze. All the best; till next time, cheers.

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Blinds Online Ltd delivered me an excellent quality wooden blind and backed it up with very friendly and prompt customer service. I will use them again and recommend them unreservedly.

Phil G

Kaiwaka - Sep 2019

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Was an absolute pleasure, Phil. Well done, that wooden blind with the end return was a trickier one to explain how to measure and install correctly, as a DIY order. You did well and so happy you are so chuffed with it. Thanks for the photo of it installed; looks great.

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Excellent correspondence by Ryan from first contact to last. Nothing was too much trouble and Ryan was always available with advice. The 10 wooden blinds venetian fit perfectly and look great. The only slight issue was the blinds arrived one day later than expected. I would highly recommend Blinds Online.

Paul Carroll

Rothesay Bay, Auckland - Aug 2019

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Thanks very much, Paul, much appreciated. Enjoy those wood blinds NZ; so glad you're happy with them.

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Brilliant service from Ryan at Blindsonline!!!

Kelly Benns

Beachlands, Auckland - Sep 2018

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Thanks Kelly, your testimonial and business is much appreciated. Enjoy the wooden blinds NZ through your different properties. Till next next, have a good one!

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Best service ever. Ryan was more than helpful, kept in contact throughout process. Finished product a+++. Easy to install. Very happy & would highly recommend Blinds Online for your wooden blinds. Great service.

Kim Blomqvist

Remuera, Auckland - Sep 2018

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Yes, best service!...that's pretty good. Thanks so much, Kim, you're most welcome. Enjoy the wooden blinds.

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Quick, easy, and very helpful.

Alex White

Whitby, Porirua - May 2018

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Thanks Alex, enjoy those white wooden blinds.

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Blinds Online provided a great service for me and my rental properties. A reliable team and the wooden blinds were quality so I would certainly recommend them to others.

Simon Allen

Glen Innes, Auckland - Apr 2018

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Glad you like the wooden blinds, Simon. Thanks for your business and taking the time to write a review. All very much appreciated.

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This is the second time I have used Blinds Online, Ryan is easy to deal with, informative, with a good selection of product and price. Efficient service from quote to install, thank you.

Caroline Barrington-Nash

Torbay, Auckland - Dec 2017

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Always a pleasure, Caroline. Thanks for writing a review, thanks for your return business, and enjoy the wooden blinds throughout your home.

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I love our new wooden blinds. Exact colour match and fit. If you are wanting a fast and efficient service with a smile attached give Ryan a ring. Marie & Brent Davie (GOOGLE).

Fast, efficient service from Ryan and an exact colour match. Nothing was a problem. I thank Ryan, who was a pleasure to deal with and recommend him 100%. Well done (NOCOWBOYS).

Marie Davie

Orewa - Dec 2017

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Marie & Brent chose to put wooden venetian blinds through their new home in Orewa. Glad you love the wooden blinds, Marie & Brent. Enjoy and thanks for your repeat business!

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I did quite a lot of shopping around for the best price/quality wooden venetian blinds I could find, before deciding to go with Blinds Online. I'm really happy that I decided to do business with Ryan and am also really thrilled with the wooden blinds I now have! Ryan was very professional and prompt with every enquiry and also did an excellent job on the actual installation. I can't speak highly enough of my experience with him and would thoroughly recommend Ryan and Blinds Online to anyone.

Michelle Gardner

Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland - Dec 2017

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Thanks so much for your business and such great feedback, Michelle! I'm very happy you are so thrilled with the wooden venetian blinds. All the best for now.

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All service aspects of this business was prompt and even when there was a problem, (damaged caused by the courier) communication was regular and replacement was quick.

Jackie & Jeremy Gray

Greytown, Wairarapa - Dec 2017

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Thanks for getting in touch quickly re the damaged freight, Jackie. Enjoy your wooden venetian blinds, it was a pleasure doing business!

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I have purchased some wooden blinds from Blinds Online and I cant get over the the exceptional service I have received from Ryan, any question I had Ryan answered quick smart any time of the day. The wooden blinds look amazing, will get more when the next project starts. Great service and outstanding quality.

Terry Casey

Te Kauwhata, Waikato - Nov 2017

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Awesome, so glad we've impressed and you find the wooden blinds exceptional, Terry. Very happy to help again in future. Please enjoy the wooden blinds. Thanks so much for the review.

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Brilliant service and product! Ryan was amazing to work with and ensured that our wooden blinds were made and delivered at speed. The end product is fabulous! I highly recommend Blinds Online!

Charlotte Cochrane

Ashburton - Oct 2017

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Thanks so much, Charlotte. Enjoy the white wooden blinds NZ!

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Excellent service, strongly recommended.

Murray Dyson

Castor Bay, Auckland - Feb 2017

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Thanks so much Murray. Enjoy the new wooden blinds NZ.

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It was a pleasure having my beautiful new wooden blinds NZ made by blinds online. Right from when Ryan contacted me after my initial expression of interest in getting a quote I was pleasantly surprised at helpful he was, a fantastic communicator and very patient and informative.
It was a very busy time of the year, being right before Christmas, but they managed to get my beautiful white wooden blinds installed before Christmas and before my guests arrived. They are well made and look perfect. My husband and I wouldn't hesitate recommending this business and would certainly use Ryan's expertise again. We have already recommended him to many friends and family members. Thank you so much. (NOCOWBOYS).

We recently used Blinds Online to get some shutters and wooden venetian blinds. We are very happy with the workmanship and the quality of our blinds and shutters. Ryan is very efficient and very pleasant to work with. (GOOGLE).

Josie Cunningham

Northcote Point, Auckland - Feb 2017

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It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you and your husband, Josie. Enjoy the wooden blinds venetian; they transformed that room so well!

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I had quotes from multiple suppliers and most had the same products with similar price but I went with Ryan because of his AMAZING customer service : ). He will always reply to your email on time, explain to you the process and he has a lot of patience.

Gopika Dasi

Karaka Lakes, Auckland - Feb 2017

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Working with you was an absolute pleasure, Gopika. Thanks for your business and review. Enjoy the wooden venetian blinds throughout your home.

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Blinds Online did a great job of fitting my house with a combination of roller blinds, blockout blinds, roman blinds, wooden blinds, and drapes. The quality of product is excellent and there is a fantastic range of choice. I wanted a reasonable price and an easy company to deal with and Ryan, along with Jess (curtains) and David (installing everything) did a wonderful job -- until now I have always tried to save money doing these things myself, buying readymade and installing myself -- but the attention to detail paid by Dave, Jess, and Ryan was excellent -- far superior to anything I would have done! So very happy.

Pania Brown

Papatoetoe , Auckland - Jun 2016

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What a lovely lady! This was a bigger house lot job with plenty of wood blinds NZ, drapes, voiles, roller blinds all installed and looking good. It is so worth getting custom made to measure wooden blinds for your windows rather than opting out for cheap, get what you pay for, ready made blinds! These will keep looking good year after year. I just had another client contact me to say her blinds looked like new after 3 years!! Thanks for your awesome feedback, Pania.

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A very happy customer - I couldn't have asked for more in terms of service, advice and quality of product (wooden blinds)!

Mairi Allan

Stonefields, Auckland - Feb 2015

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You're most welcome, Mairi. Glad you like the wooden blinds and the service received! Cheers.

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Prompt and reliable service. Very professional. We would highly recommend.

Lyn Dyson

Castor Bay, Auckland - Dec 2014

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Thanks for your business Lyn, enjoy the wood blinds NZ.

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FAQS

Q.

Are wooden blinds really that much lighter than PVC venetians?

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Yes, wooden blinds are considerably lighter. Lighter to lift, to lower, and even to angle the blades. As the size of blinds gets larger, this weight aspect, and the comparison between PVC and wooden blinds becomes much more noticeable. Being lighter, you'll have far less wear and tear, over time, on the cords that raise and lower your wooden blinds. You'll be getting wooden blinds re-corded a lot further in the future, if at all, compared to PVC venetians. Another overlooked aspect, relating to weight, and PVC venetian blinds is that it is harder and takes more technique to get those bottom-rails to sit level once the blind is raised. This may not be an issue if your blinds are left down most of the time. I feel people often request PVC blinds as they think they are less cost when compared with wooden blinds; this isn't the case with our 50mm range of wooden blinds, which are very comparatively priced.

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Depends on your bathroom layout, how moist things get, and how well ventilated it is really. I often err on the side of caution and recommend PVC venetian blinds for the wetter areas of the house as it's impossible for me to know how you use your bathroom and how well ventilated it is or not. In saying this I have had plenty of clients over the years that have vetoed my 'playing it safe' call and gone with wooden blinds and they've been perfectly fine. I've also been in plenty of homes over the years that have had existing wooden blinds in their bathroom, and while I'm their to replace them, it's because they are old, not because of water damage. If the wooden blinds are going to come under direct contact with water definitely use PVC venetians instead. If you'd prefer wooden blinds because you're looking at match them completely throughout your home, or you like how light they are to operate in comparison to PVC, and your bathroom is well ventilated, and gets time to properly dry out, then wooden blinds are fine.

In short, wooden blinds are fine in bathrooms as long as there is good ventilation and they aren’t coming into direct contact with water. If there is any doubt then PVC venetians are the way to go.

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All the brackets required are supplied with your new wooden blinds. They are most commonly supplied attached (taped) to each of the individual wooden blinds, on the headrail. Each blind has a left end bracket and a right end bracket. These are stamped as (L) and (R) and have a hinge gate which faces into the room with the hinge at the top. Wooden blinds 1.7m and wider have an intermediary bracket required and will be supplied, again taped to the headrail of the blind needing it. This is to provide extra support for wider wooden blinds. For full install instructions, please refer to the 'INSTALLING' section higher up this product page.

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This is standard across all brands and types of venetian blind without exception. When the wooden blind blades are tilted closed, the blades don't close as tightly the further down the wooden blind you look. While the tilt mechanism (located in the blinds headrail) is great at closing the blades closest to the top of the wooden blind; the further down you go the bigger the gap between closed blades will be. While this isn't hugely noticeable in general it can be most noticed on full drop wooden blinds because of their greater drop and because of the angle these bigger blinds are usually viewed from; stood in front of the blind, looking down. The gaps can't be avoided; it's physics in action; distance, weight and ladder stretch are all preventing the tilt mechanisms from ever closing the blades near the bottom as tightly as the blades at the top. Your privacy isn't jeopardised however the light leaks will be greater near the bottom of full drop wooden blinds. The phenomenon described here is to set the right expectations when choosing wooden blind products for your requirements. Again, this is standard across all brands and types of venetian blind.

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At times, smaller sized wooden blinds can seem a little tricky or 'stuck' to operate. They don't glide or fall down quite as easy as larger wooden blinds. The right operating action is required even more than normal; keeping the cord away from tripping the cord-lock mechanism. There isn't the same tension on the cord as there is with larger heavier wooden blinds, so the cord is slacker going through the cord-lock and can trigger it to lock. It also comes down to knowing that sometimes smaller wooden blinds need a little encouragement, a little human assistance, by gently pulling the bottom rail in conjunction with keeping the cord taught on that optimum angle as it passes through the cord-lock. Smaller wooden blinds just don’t have the same weight as larger ones do; the weight to drop efficiently and pull the cord though the pulleys and runners, like larger wooden binds do so effortlessly. Operating smaller wooden blinds successfully comes with experience and knowing what I've described is expected with smaller lighter wooden blinds. All blinds are fully tested before leaving the factory. Have a go operating your wooden blinds with this in mind. If you still feel there is an issue with your wooden blinds let me know. I can send someone to assess them onsite (within Auckland) however there will be a call-out charge if they are found to be operating as they should. I hope this sheds some light on a largely unknown aspect of smaller wooden blinds.

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The narrowest 'reveal width' wooden blind we can make is 150mm wide. Wooden blinds from 150mm to 249mm, will only have the tilt control, which can be either on the L or R. Wooden blinds of this small size don't have the physical space inside the headrail to include the mechanisms to lift and drop the blind. Between 250mm and 349mm both the tilt and lift controls are present however they must be split to each side, i.e.; the tilt control is on one side while the lift control will be on the opposite side. From 350mm and wider, both controls are still present however they can be on the same side or you can have them split to each side. By default we keep the tilt and lift controls together on one side for a simple no fuss look. Both tilt and lift controls are coloured co-ordinated cord.

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Wow that's a hard one. Everyone operates wooden blinds differently. If you look after them, clean them, and operate them with care and some basic knowledge they'll last a long time. I've been selling wooden blinds for 12 years now. I choose suppliers carefully, and haven't ever had negative feedback or complaints about them. Basic operating care would involve not raising or lowering them with reckless abandon; lift and lower with care. Also be conscious of what angle you are holding the control cords, when lifting and lowering the blind. Make sure they are running into the headrail on the smooth parts of the cord-lock mechanism and not rubbing against any sharp metal parts they shouldn't be, which will wear the cords out faster than expected. The wood we use is Marupa which is known for its stable nature and long history within the blind manufacturing world.

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All our wooden blinds are really well made. If looked after, cleaned regularly, and operated with care, they'll last many years beyond their warranty periods. I choose my suppliers carefully. Both the 50mm and 60mm ranges have a 5 year warranty. Please read the full warranty in the WARRANTY section.

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All wooden blind ranges we offer are made in about 2 weeks however please allow 2-3 weeks total to allow for freight to you (DIY) or to your installer (SERVICE). They are all manufactured in Auckland and overseen by staff with 20+ years of experience with wooden blinds. *Currently, as we lead up to Xmas, allow a lead time of 3-4 weeks to be safe.

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We use neat, professionally made wooden fascias that run along, and conceal the headrail of the wooden blind. The fascias are made of the same wooden material as the wooden blind slats you have chosen however they are wider than the wooden blind slats. Fascias are 70mm high which looks smarter than 'others' narrower fascias, and covers the gap between the top slat and the bottom of the headrail. Our fascias are attached by dual-lock industrial velcro. I've seen some companies use only double sided tape which over the years dries out, often making their fascias fall off. Fascias are the same colour as the wooden blind slats you have chosen. If 'inside mounting' your wooden blinds and you have adequate reveal depth, I feel setting the blind back so the face of the fascia is about 10mm back from the face of the architrave looks good. If outside mounting your wooden blinds (which is not too common these days) there will be fascia 'end returns' as well to cover the end of the brackets and make things look neat and tidy. The fascias for the 46 and 60mm ranges have mitred corners (when outside mounting) so that the front fascia and the fascia end returns meet seamlessly. The one down side of the 50mm range (and only if they need to be outside mounted) if that the factory who manufacture these do not do mitred corners. I can provide fascia end returns in this case however they will be a butt join and not mitred. Many people wouldn't notice this however it is good to know to set the right expectations. Inside mounted wooden blinds have one fascia length along the top; neat and tidy.

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No. In my experience I don't feel wooden blinds or venetians in general are a good blind choice to cover thoroughfares. Each time you want to use the doorway you'll need to raise the wooden blind up, and what most people don't think to consider is the 'stack height'. For example a wooden blind with a drop of 2 metres creates a 'stack height' of 250mm when raised. Unless you walk around on your knees a lot, you'll be ducking under your blinds like entering a Japanese Ryoken or hitting your head and swearing, 'why didn't I listen to Ryan! Wooden blinds on full drop windows, which aren't points of access are ok, however it's still good to consider 'stack heights' and how you live and want to use your blinds. NB: Aluminium venetian blinds aren't so bad as they have a much smaller stack height.

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'Stack height' refers to the height of the wooden blind when fully raised. How much window 'real estate' (height) it takes up. The following stack heights includes everything; the head-rail, slats, and bottom rail. Approximate stack heights for your reference are as follows: A wooden blind with drop of 600mm, has a stack height of 118mm, 700mm drop has a stack of 126mm, 800mm = 134mm, 900mm = 142mm, 1000mm = 150mm, 1100mm = 158mm, 1200mm = 166mm, 1300mm = 174mm, 1400mm = 182mm, 1500mm = 190mm, 1600mm = 198mm, 1700mm = 206mm, 1800mm = 214mm, 1900mm = 222mm, 2000mm = 230mm, 2100mm = 238mm, 2200mm = 246mm, 2300mm = 254mm, 2400mm = 262mm, 2500mm = 270mm, 2600mm = 278mm, 2700mm = 284mm, 2800mm = 292mm, 2900mm = 300mm, and a 3000mm wooden blind drop has a stack of 308mm. If you need to calculate stack heights for drops in-between these values, please extrapolate.

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To neatly house the brackets, headrail, and front fascia, all inside the window reveal, you would need a minimum of 70mm of available reveal depth. If the window reveal is less than 70mm then the top of the blind will protrude by the difference in these measurements. With shallow reveals we are often stuck with this scenario. If the wooden blind headrail and fascia are going to stick out between 20mm and 25mm we can 45º mitre the front fascia ends and make fascia 'end returns' to tidy up the look. When necessary, this can look quite good in my opinion; a wooden blind that is inside mount but partly protruding. If wooden blinds are going to stick out 26mm or more it may be safer and more practical to make a larger wooden blind and outside mount on the architrave. NB: Although they are different blind solutions, and may not suit your taste or budget, the 25mm aluminium venetian and the honeycomb blind are options that require less reveal depth than wooden blinds (FYI).

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Both our wooden blind options are made of Marupa wood and come with a 5 year warranty. The 50mm wooden blind range has the most colour options and is most economical. The 60mm wooden blinds come in white only and are approximately 20% more than the 50mm wooden blinds, price wise. While the 60mm wooden blinds are more expensive, that additional 10mm of blade size really does provide some extra WOW factor in your home. I'm always happy to provide multiple quotes if you are considering both options.

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No, it's not practical to paint the inside of the router holes cut for wooden venetian cords to run through. Not practical from a time or quality of finish perspective. After being involved in the blind industry almost 13 years now (2020), and having dealt with numerous manufacturers, discussing various aspects including this one I’m pretty confident no NZ manufacturer paints the inside of these router holes. If you are getting paint coloured wooden blinds the router holes won't be painted; they will be the colour of the wood used. Where people have been adamant in the past that they have seen wooden blinds with painted router holes it has been discovered, after investigation, that these were PVC Venetians. PVC Venetians are the same colour right the way through their blind slats. Where it may be hard to tell the difference between wooden blinds and PVC; the weight of the PVC always gives them away. PVC Venetians are significantly heavier than wooden blinds. NB: We do paint the ends of our wooden blind slats. Some companies do not.

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