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SOM Motorised Blinds
Would you like to be able to operate your motorised blinds & window furnishings using home automation technology? Did you know you can also operate your automated blinds & window furnishings using your phone or tablet without a full home automation system? At SOM Blinds, Melbourne we are specialists in motorised blinds & automated window furnishings.
Are your windows difficult to reach? Do you have a lot of windows? Big windows need big blinds which can be heavy and difficult for some people to operate manually. When you’re away from home would you like to be able to operate your blinds remotely? Perhaps motorised blinds are the answer?
We manufacture the SOM system motorised & manual roller blinds at our factory & showroom in Burwood, Melbourne.
We can show you how our custom made blinds can work in your home if you book a time to visit our Burwood Blind Showroom. Or book a time for us to visit you. Coffee’s pretty good at the showroom though & there’s a large range of products & fabric samples to look at & see in action. Give us a call before coming in so we can make sure we are here especially during COVID-19 restrictions. We are currently limiting our showroom visits to appointment only to ensure we can safely maintain social distancing for you and our staff.
Why Motorised Blinds?
All of our motorised blinds & automated window furnishings can be controlled using Somfy remote controls or by integrating with your home automation system.
What’s not to like about being able to control your blinds, curtains & awnings with the touch of a button whether you’re at home or not.
Your blinds will be manufactured & installed by our SOM Blinds team. We don’t use contract fitters.
We have an extensive range of translucent, blockout & sunscreen fabrics to choose from.
Imagine going to bed at night with your blockout motorised blinds closed and then be woken up with the morning sun filtering through your sunscreen blinds or sheer curtains. This can all be programmed to occur automatically everyday. You can create moods, control your blinds from your couch, bed or even remotely from work or when away on holiday. All of these features can be integrated with your home automation system.
We choose to use Somfy motors in conjunction with our own SOM Blinds components which have been developed by us to deliver a sophisticated reliable motorised blind solution.
Building or Renovating?
Our SOM Motorised Blind system can be retrofitted to your existing windows or speak to us in the design stage of your new build to ensure that we can provide the best system to suit your needs.
We can liaise with your architect, designer, builder, automation specialist or electrician on the best ways to incorporate motorised blinds and window furnishings into your new home or renovation in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.
Our unique SOM Blinds hardware will last for life & we are happy to guarantee that. Some of our clients are updating their existing blinds with new fabric. We are always trying to minimise waste & run our business as sustainably as we can.
Somfy give a 5 year warranty on their motors. We have many Somfy motors we’ve installed still going strong after 18 years.
DUAL BLIND SYSTEMS
Our motorised or manual roller blinds can be fitted using a single or dual blind system. Our dual blind system allows for a blockout fabric on one blind and sun filtering sunscreen fabric on the other. We recommend this where daytime privacy is an issue or for large west facing windows to help protect your furnishings & flooring from the harsh afternoon sun in Summer. If you love light we suggest using sunscreen fabrics which offer you UV sun protection without blocking the light or views.
We can often link blinds resulting in minimal gaps between blinds & minimising the number of motors or chains required.
BENEFITS OF MOTORISED BLINDS
Motorised blinds, especially here in Melbourne, integrated with home automation adds convenience & can improve the energy efficiency of your home or office.
Motorising your window furnishings can increase their lifespan avoiding damage through excessive force or improper use. Removing the need for cords & chains removes safety risks to young children & pets.
Motorised window furnishings are an excellent solution for large homes with many windows or homes with difficult to reach windows. Motorising blinds can also provide independence for clients unable to manage manually opening their blinds or curtains.
Creating a pelmet to mount blinds in is often something clients wish they had thought about earlier. We are happy to discuss pelmet options with you & your builder. Pelmets sizes will vary depending on your window width & drop & the window furnishings you select.
Our experienced technicians can advise your electrician on the correct electrical wiring required to suit the window furnishings & control system you have chosen.