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Why Choose Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are a highly practical and economical choice for indoor window treatments, blending style with functionality. These contemporary blinds feature a fabric roll housed within a sleek, ergonomic design, ensuring smooth operation. Adjust the blinds effortlessly to let in natural light or lower them to reduce heat, minimize glare, and maintain privacy at any time. Perfect for any room, our roller blinds enhance your space's comfort and aesthetic, making them a smart addition to your home.

Why Choose Roller Blinds?

Explore Our Range of Roller Blinds

At Express My Blinds, quality is our commitment. We proudly make our roller blinds in our factory on the Gold Coast, ensuring each blind meets our high standards using only the finest fabrics and components. Our types roller blind fabrics include blockout/blackout, light filtering, sunscreen, and eco-friendly options from trusted suppliers like Shaw, Texstyle, and Uniline. The hardware we choose to use is Acmeda RB09, which is the best in the business, you can read more on that below. To make an informed decision about the best blinds for your space, we recommend reading this informative blog post on choosing the right hardware and fabrics.

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Roller Blind Fabrics

Blockout or Blackout fabrics

Blockout fabric is a popular choice for roller blinds, providing excellent light control and privacy. Designed to completely block out sunlight, this fabric is ideal for bedrooms, home theaters, and any space where darkness is preferred. Made from a tightly woven material, blockout fabric not only enhances the insulation of a room by keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter but also helps reduce energy costs. Available in a variety of colours and textures, blockout blinds can seamlessly integrate into any interior decor, ensuring both functionality and style.

Light Filtering Fabric

Light filtering fabric is an excellent choice for those who wish to soften the incoming natural light while maintaining privacy and reducing glare. This fabric allows gentle sunlight to filter through the room, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere without the harshness of direct sunlight. Ideal for living areas, kitchens, and offices, light filtering blinds help maintain visibility and comfort throughout the day. They are available in a range of colours and patterns, you can directly match them to blockout fabrics making it easy to match them with any decor style, enhancing the overall aesthetic of your space while providing functional benefits.

Sunscreen Fabric

Sunscreen fabric is specifically designed to offer superior UV protection while preserving views and minimising sun damage to your interior furnishings and floors. This fabric is perfect for areas with significant sun exposure, as it effectively blocks out harmful rays while still allowing ample light to enter the room. Sunscreen blinds reduce glare and heat, making them ideal for sunrooms, offices, and living spaces with scenic views. The fabric's unique weave ensures durability and visibility, allowing you to enjoy natural light without the drawbacks of fading fabrics or overheated rooms. Available in a variety of styles and transparencies, sunscreen roller blinds seamlessly blend protection with aesthetic appeal.

Roller Blind Hardware

Roller Blind Hardware

  • Chain Operated: Traditional, reliable manual operation.

  • Motorised Options: Effortless control with remote or smart device.

  • Spring Boost: Enhanced support for larger blinds.

  • Linking Systems: Connect multiple blinds for unified operation.

  • Dual Blinds: Two blinds on a single bracket for versatility.

  • Cassettes: Enclosures for sides and top for a sleek look.

  • Pelmets: Decorative covers that hide the roller mechanism.

  • Idler & Winder: Available in 5 colour options for customisation.

  • Brackets: Choose from 5 colours to match your decor.

  • Bottom Rails: Select from 5 colours and 2 shapes for a perfect finish.

Roller Blind Features

We exclusively use Rollease Acmeda RB09 components for all our roller blind hardware, as they represent the pinnacle of innovation and durability in the market. Since their inception in 1980, they have consistently led in innovation designing and distributing within the window furnishings field. Their deep-rooted experience has enabled them to offer a wide range of products, incorporating cutting-edge technologies. As the window covering industry's top independent engineered component manufacturer, Rollease Acmeda's extensive product range is backed by robust product development, powered by over 25 engineers in their Melbourne-based Innovation & Design Centre. They are dedicated to regularly refreshing their product line, introducing new technologies, and are committed to pioneering solutions that enhance customer experience, serving a diverse, global customer base in over 40 countries.

Rollease Acmeda Hardware

We prioritise the Automate system for its industry leading innovation. The intuitive remote, hub and app controls all your roller blinds, curtains, romans, and awning . This cutting-edge motorisation technology transforms the way you interact with your window treatments, making them not only more efficient but also adding a touch of modern sophistication to your space. Alongside Automate, we also incorporate Somfy solutions, renowned for their quality and reliability. Both Automate and Somfy are recognized as the best in the industry for motorised roller blinds, ensuring our customers have access to the most advanced and user-friendly motorisation options available. Embracing these top-tier motorisation solutions not only enhances the functionality of your blinds but also contributes to their longevity. Inferior motors can lead to early replacements, but with our commitment to using only the best, like Automate and Somfy, we ensure durability and lasting satisfaction, making them a perfect fit for any DIY enthusiast.

Motorisation

RB09 idler & chain winder for roller blinds

The Hardware Game Changers

The RB09 Chain Winder

- The only Chain Winder on the market to be tested & designed in Australia

- The only Chain Winder to be tested in Australia to 10,000 cycles

- 10 yr warranty

The RB09 Extendable Idler

- The only Idler on the market that adjusts in 1mm increments up to 10mm, which provides less friction on your blind by allowing the perfect amount of tension during the installation process.

- 10 yr warranty

Understanding Roller Blind Pricing

When considering 'How much should I pay for roller blinds?', it's crucial to understand that price often correlates with quality. At our store, we offer customised roller blinds at competitive prices, ensuring you receive excellent value without compromising on quality. While it's true that you might find cheaper options at major retailers, such options typically come with lower grade hardware and fabrics, which could lead to quicker wear and tear. In contrast, we exclusively use the superior Acmeda RB09 hardware for all our roller blinds, recognized as the best in its class. Our selection also includes the best fabrics from renowned suppliers like Shaw, Texstyle, & Uniline. By purchasing directly from us, the manufacturer, you not only benefit from our competitive pricing but also invest in the longevity and quality of your blinds.

Welcome to the most user friendly & knowledgable site on the web to purchase roller blinds! Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast or new to custom window treatments, our extensive range of customised roller blinds is designed to meet your every need. With the convenience of buying online, ordering blinds has never been easier or more accessible.

Discover the World of Customised Roller Blinds: Your Guide to Buying Online

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Choosing the Right Type of Fabric

A key aspect of choosing the right roller blinds is understanding the difference between blockout, light filtering, and screen fabrics. Blockout fabrics are perfect for bedrooms and other spaces where complete light blockage is desired. Light filtering fabrics allow for privacy while still letting in natural light, ideal for living rooms and kitchens. Screen fabrics offer a balance between light control and maintaining your view outside, perfect for offices and sunrooms. Check out my blog post on, 'How to Choose the right Roller Blind Fabric'.

One common query we encounter is, "How do I know what size roller blinds to get?" The key to perfect roller blinds is accurate measurement. Our website features easy to follow guides that help you measure your windows precisely, ensuring your DIY blinds fit perfectly. We understand that every window is unique, which is why our customised roller blinds are made to your exact specifications.

Measuring my  Roller Blind

Can I handle my DIY Project Confidently?

With our commitment to quality, diverse selection, and exceptional customer service, we ensure that purchasing roller blinds online is both enjoyable and fulfilling. We're here to support you throughout the entire process. Utilise our easy-to-follow 'how to measure' and 'how to install' guides to start off on the right foot. Plus, when you purchase from us, we provide the direct contact number of our expert technician. They are available to assist you with any installation queries, ensuring you have the support and confidence needed to successfully complete the job. Experience the simplicity and satisfaction of customizing your roller blinds with us – begin your journey today!

  • How do I measure up for a curtain?
    Tools you may need: Measuring tape Pencil and paper (or a digital note-taking device) Steps to Measure for Curtains: 1. Determine Curtain Rod Placement: Decide where you want to install the curtain track or rod. You may want to install the curtain on the window frame, ceiling, or just above the window. Ensure it's at the desired height and width, allowing the curtains to cover the window appropriately. Decide where you want the curtain to stack when opened, left stack, right stack or centre opening. If your space allows it, it is common to stack the curtain past the window so that it doesn't interrupt your view. 2. Measure the Width: Measure the width of the window or the area you want to cover with curtains. It is important to be precise, to the millimetre, so it's best to get someone to hold one end of the tape. Measure as high up as you can reach, and avoid measuring the distance on the floor as the distance may vary from the floor to where you will actually install the track. We need the overall measurement, do not make an allowance. We will make the allowance when manufacturing your track and curtain to ensure your track fits when installing. 3. Determine Curtain Length: Decide how long you want the curtains to be. Common options include: Sill length: Curtains end at the windowsill. Apron length: Curtains end just below the windowsill. Floor length: Curtains are approximately 10mm off the floor. Puddle length: Curtains gather slightly on the floor for a luxurious look. 4. Measure the Length: Measure from the rod or track down to the desired length based on the options mentioned in step 3. Use a measuring tape to ensure accuracy. Take 3 measurements from different spots. One from the left, one from the right, and one from the middle. We need the smallest measurement. Most often you will find that there will be a difference in height to the floor. 5. Double-Check Your Measurements: It's important to double-check your measurements to ensure accuracy. Incorrectly measured curtains may not fit or hang as desired. 6. Record Your Measurements: Note down all your measurements accurately, including width and length 7. Decide On Your Pleat: Wave or S Fold Gathered Double Pleat Tripple Pleat Eyelet 8. Order or Customise Curtains: Once you have your measurements, and determined the style of curtain you desire, you can order custom curtains made to your specifications. Remember to measure carefully and consider any specific preferences you have for how your curtains will look and hang. If you're unsure about any step or measurement, it's always a good idea to contact us for professional advice or assistance.
  • How do I measure for a motorised curtain?
    Steps to Measure up for a motorised curtains: 1. Simply follow the steps for a standard curtain: you will find all the info on measurements required in the previous question. 2. Motorisation requirements: You will need to determine if you want a Rechargeable Battery or a 240 volt motor. A rechargeable battery will usually only require charging once or twice per year and is done so by a charger very similar to a phone charger. A 240 volt motor will require an electrician to fit as you will need a power source. A motorised curtain has a belt which is driven by the motor to move your curtain. Therefore at the stack end of your curtain there will be a motor that hangs down approximately 600mm, which is hidden by the curtain. This motor can also be inverted and hidden in the ceiling providing there is space for it. 3. Motorisation recommendation: I strongly recommend opting for rechargeable battery motors for your curtains & roller blinds. These motors come with numerous advantages, making them a practical choice. They have an impressive performance capacity of approximately 500 cycles (where each open and close operation counts as one cycle) and can be recharged approximately 500 times. This means that you'll only need to charge the batteries approximately once per year, ensuring they last for a very long time. One of the most significant benefits of rechargeable motors is that they eliminate the need for an electrician, making the installation process a straightforward DIY project.
  • How to install roller blinds?
    Installing roller blinds is straightforward. First, mount the two brackets on either side of your window frame using a drill and screws. Next, simply clip the roller blind into the brackets. Make sure the blind operates smoothly by lowering and raising it a few times. For blinds with a control chain, attach the safety device to keep the chain secure. Here is a link to our
  • How to clean roller blinds?
    To clean roller blinds, dust them with a soft brush or vacuum with the brush attachment. For spots, use a damp cloth with water. For detailed cleaning tips, visit our blog post on cleaning & mainting roller blinds.
  • How do measure up for roller blinds?
    Measuring for roller blinds is a straightforward process, but it's crucial to do it accurately to ensure that your blinds fit your window correctly. Here are the steps to measure for roller blinds: Tools you may need: Measuring tape Pencil and paper (or a digital note-taking device) Steps to Measure for Roller Blinds: 1. Decide Mounting Location: Determine whether you want to mount the roller blinds inside the window reveal (reveal fit) or on the architrave or wall (face fit). This decision will affect how you measure. On sliding doors, determine whether you want more than 1 roller blind on the door, which allows for access to the door while still have a blind down. Check for obstructions. Be sure to check for any obstructions like window handles, locks, or other fixtures that might affect the blinds' installation or operation. It is very common for handles to be in the way of roller blinds when using the reveal fit method, e.g. most sliding doors will not have enough space for a reveal fit due to the handle and/or mullion will hit the fabric. 2. Reveal Fit Measurements: Width (W): Measure the width of the inside of the window reveal at the top. Provide us with this measurement and we will make the deduction for allowance to ensure your blind fits when installing. Height (H): Measure the height from the top inside edge of the reveal to the window sill or the desired endpoint. This measurement is not crucial as there will always be a little extra fabric on a roller blind. 3. Face Fit Measurements: Width (W): Measure the width of the area where you want the blinds to cover. Typically, this is the width of the window frame or the space you want the blinds to span. Height (H): Measure the height from the top of the window frame to the desired endpoint, such as the architrave, window sill or the floor. 4. Consider Overlap: If you're doing a face fit, you may want the blinds to extend slightly beyond the window frame for better light control and privacy. Typically, add 50 to 100mm to the width measurement on each side. If you are doing this, you should also consider using a mounting rail as you will most probably not find a stud in the wall where you want to install your brackets. 5. Check for Obstructions: Be sure to check for any obstructions like window handles, locks, or other fixtures that might affect the blinds' installation or operation. It is very common for handles to be in the way of roller blinds when using the reveal fit method, e.g. most sliding doors will not have enough space for a reveal fit due to the handle and/or mullion. I know I am repeating myself, but this is very important. 6. Record Your Measurements: Note down all measurements carefully in millimetres. 7. Double-Check: Double-check your measurements to ensure accuracy. Mistakes in measurement can result in blinds that don't fit properly and even a remake of blinds. Check 3 times, while writing each time. 8. Consult Us: If you are still unsure, call us or email us for advice. 9. Order: You are ready to order. Remember that the exact measuring process can vary slightly depending on the installation method (face or reveal fit) of your roller blinds.
  • What are the different type of fabrics for roller blinds?
    Roller blinds are available in three main types: Sunscreen, which allows visibility while blocking UV rays; Light Filtering, which diffuses light and provides privacy; and Blockout, also known as Blackout, which completely blocks light. Each type is suited for different settings. Check out my blog on choosing the right roller blind fabrics.
  • Where can I install roller blinds?
    Roller blinds are versatile and can be installed in almost any room of your home or office, including living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. They work well for managing light and privacy and are suitable for commercial spaces like offices and conference rooms. You can choose between a reveal fit (inside the window frame) or a face fit (outside the window frame), depending on your preference for aesthetics and how much light blockage you need.
  • What are motorised roller blinds?
    Motorised roller blinds are window coverings that can be opened or closed using a motor, allowing for remote control or smart home automation integration. This elliminates the use of a chain.
  • What is meant by a back roll and front roll?
    For roller blinds, the terms "back roll" and "front roll" refer to the direction the fabric rolls off the tube when lowered: Back Roll: The fabric rolls off the back (window side) of the tube. This is typically chosen for a closer fit to the window glass or frame, minimising light gaps. Front Roll: The fabric rolls off the front (room side) of the tube. This option is often selected to avoid any obstructions the window itself might cause, such as handles and mullions. A front roll is also used for aesthetic reasons, as it can hide the roller mechanism and avoid seeing the back side of the fabric which is white for some blockout fabrics, providing a more finished look.
  • How are motorised blinds powered?
    Motorised blinds operate using either a rechargeable battery-driven motor or a motor connected directly to the home's 240-volt electrical system. For those hard-to-reach areas, solar panels can be added to the battery motors. Beware of cheaper alternatives available online that merely move your chain. Such options tend to be unreliable and often don't last. If someone tries to sell you these inexpensive variants, run for the hills. Otherwise, you might find yourself removing them within a month and repairing the damage done to your window frames.
  • Can I integrate motorised blinds with my smart home system?
    Yes, our motorised blinds can be integrated with popular smart home systems like Siri, Google Home, & Alexa, allowing for voice control and automated schedules. To do this you will need a hub, like the Pulse 2 Hub from Automate.
  • How do I measure up for a motorised roller blind?
    Steps to Measure up for a motorised roller blinds: 1. Simply follow the steps for a standard curtain: you will find all the info on measurements required in the previous question. 2. Motorisation requirements: You will need to determine if you want a Rechargeable Battery or a 240 volt motor. A rechargeable battery will usually only require charging once or twice per year and is done so by a charger very similar to a phone charger. A 240 volt motor will require an electrician to fit as you will need a power source. 3. Motorisation recommendation: I strongly recommend opting for rechargeable battery motors for your curtains & roller blinds. These motors come with numerous advantages, making them a practical choice. They have an impressive performance capacity of approximately 500 cycles (where each open and close operation counts as one cycle) and can be recharged approximately 500 times. This means that you'll only need to charge the batteries approximately once per year, ensuring they last for a very long time. One of the most significant benefits of rechargeable motors is that they eliminate the need for an electrician, making the installation process a straightforward DIY project.
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