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How to Choose Between Ready Made Blinds and Custom Made Blinds

Ready Made Blinds

When choosing blinds for your home, your business, or for a large commercial project, you are completely spoilt for choice. There are a wide range of blind colours, blind styles and blind sizes to choose from, but how do you know what blinds will suit your individual style and decor?
For more than twenty years our team at Davidson’s Blinds and Shutters have been helping our Ballarat customers choose the right blinds. One question to think about is would you like ready made blinds “off the shelf”, or are you thinking of custom made blinds that are made to measure? Let us explain these two options in more detail to help make your decision easier.

What are Ready Made Blinds?

Ready made blinds are blinds that are already made and selected straight “off the shelf”. If you know your blind measurements, then you can come straight into our Ballarat Showroom and select the right size that you need from our ready made blind department, or we can trim our ready made blinds to suit your window size.

What are Custom Made Blinds?

Custom Made Blinds are made to order blinds based on your individual requirements, style and measurements. With our custom made blinds you choose your size, your style, your colour and your fabric from our wide range of beautiful Australian made options, therefore your blind will be a perfect fit every time.

What are the Benefits and Disadvantages of Ready Made Blinds?

  • Ready made blinds are a fast and affordable option, as they are already made.
  • Ready made blinds can be installed yourself which can save you time and money. Although some people may not feel confident installing ready made blinds, so this can be a disadvantage depending on your ability to do blind installations.
  • Ready made blinds in our “Custom Size Now Range” can be trimmed to match your specifications.
  • If you’re after a quick replacement for a standard damaged blind, then ready made blinds can be a great option.
  • The disadvantages of ready made blinds are that although affordable, ready made blinds have extremely limited sizes, styles, colours and fabrics.
  • Ready made blinds also do not have the same high quality fabrics as custom made blinds, this is why they are more affordable.

What are the Benefits and Disadvantages of Custom Made Blinds?

  • Custom made blinds are made to fit your windows perfectly, which is ideal for windows that are an unusual shape and size.
  • There are so many choices of colours, fabrics, styles and sizes of custom made blinds, so no matter what decor or area you are fitting blinds, you know they will look fantastic!
  • We also have colour and fabric samples for you to see before making a purchase. Our Ballarat Showroom also has a wide range of blind colours, styles and fabrics for you to see to help make your choice easier.
  • Our team provide professional measure and quote and blind installation for custom made blinds, so you won’t need to worry about a thing.
  • Our custom made blinds are of the highest quality, are Australian made, meet all Australian standards and come with our 4 year warranty.
  • The disadvantages of custom made blinds are they of course cost more, but as the saying goes, “you pay for what you get”.
  • Custom made blinds also take longer to make, so you will need to allow for this when making a choice. 

We hope this information has made your decision a lot easier. For more information please contact us on 5333 3066, or please visit our Ballarat Showroom at 617-619 Howitt St Wendouree.

Window Furnishings Ballarat

Window Furnishings Ballarat

Window Furnishings Ballarat

When choosing window furnishings for your Ballarat home or office, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. We are blessed with so many choices when it comes to window furnishings, but that means it can be hard to know where to begin, that’s where we can help! At our Ballarat showroom we have many window furnishings for you to see and a wide range of fabrics and colours to suit your style, your space and your budget.

Types of Ballarat Window Furnishings

Ballarat has a wide range of beautiful homes and buildings, including classic heritage listed homes, Victorian period style commercial buildings, and modern contemporary homes and offices. The range of styles means your choice of window furnishings also varies. At Davidson’s Blinds and Shutters we have many options for you to choose from.

  • Roman Blinds – are blinds made with soft folds of fabric which lie flat against the window and stack neatly together when closed. Roman blinds are a great choice for Living Rooms, Sitting Rooms and Waiting Rooms, as they create a lovely ambience in the room.
  • Venetian Blinds – are horizontal slats one above the other and can be tilted together to control the amount of light entering. Available in both a timber and aluminium options.
  • Roller Blinds – are a stiffened fabric attached to a timber or aluminium roller mechanism. Our roller blinds are available with Blockout, Sunscreen and Light Filtering options and can be used as a single roller blind, or as a dual blind.
  • Vertical and Pleated Blinds – are vertical slats that are all linked together. Venetian and pleated blinds are ideal for wide windows, sliding doors or bay windows.
  • Panel Glide Blinds – are blinds made in separate pieces, so one can be opened or all panels can be opened together. They are a great choice for large windows, sliding doors and bi-fold doors.
  • Shutters – Davidson’s range of timber shutters are available in natural timber or synthetic options. We have four styles available including hinged, fixed, bi-fold or sliding, with manual control or remote control.
  • Custom Made Blinds – If you have a unique space, unusual size windows, or a particular style you like, our team at Davidson’s Blinds and Shutters can make your blind or shutter to suit your individual requirements.

The Benefits of Ballarat Window Furnishings

Window furnishings have very practical benefits including adding privacy to your room, protecting your furniture and floors from the harsh sun’s rays, keeping rooms cooler in summer and warmer in winter, especially when we can get minus temperatures during the Ballarat winter months. Window Furnishings can also add elegance and style to any home or office. You can choose a bold colour to make a statement, or use a minimalist look for a more conservative style. The right window furnishings can also improve the value of your home or office, which is ideal if you are selling in the competitive Ballarat market.

For more information on any of our window furnishing products, please contact our team on 5333 3066, visit our Ballarat showroom at 617-619 Howitt St.

Window Security Screens

Window Security Screens

It’s always an exciting time purchasing, building or renovating your home or office. When you’re investing a lot of time and money into this, you want to make certain that your property is maintained and protected the best way you can. Window Security Screens are a fantastic way to provide superior protection to your home or business, while also providing many other benefits for you.

What are the Main Benefits of Window Security Screens?

  • At Davidson’s Blinds and Shutters we provide the highest quality Invisi-Gard window security screens which are made of 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel. The mesh screen quality provides the ultimate protection for your family, your staff and your clients, while also exceeding all relevant Australian and Industry Standards.
  • Our window security screens are designed first and foremost to protect you from would-be intruders. Our screen quality has been professionally tested against heavy impact, extreme difficulties in cutting and have additional lock features for extra added security.
  • Due to window security screens being exposed to the harsh elements of wind, rain and sun over long periods of times, the design of the screen and the mesh have been constructed to prevent rust and corrosion, therefore they won’t compromise your safety or your family’s safety.
  • With beautiful sunshine or heavy rainfalls, your home or business can be exposed to unwanted pests, such as flies and mosquitoes. Window security screens can allow your home or office to be protected from these flying bugs, while still enhancing natural ventilation by allowing fresh air to enter the room.
  • The high quality thickness of the mesh of our window security screens provides you with added privacy, by stopping people from peering through your windows, while also maintaining your view of the outside.
  • The security screen durable mesh also keeps your residence and commercial building a lot cooler by reducing the suns damaging rays from entering your property. This in turn improves the energy efficiency and can save you money.
  • All of our window security screens are supported by a 15 year warranty if maintained to manufacturer’s instructions, therefore you know your purchase is of the highest quality.

Window Security Screens Free Measure and Quote

Our team at Davidson’s Blinds and Shutters can come to your home or business to provide you with a free measure and quote of your window frames throughout your property. Our staff are highly experienced to also discuss matching of your existing decor, or recommend new colours to suit your style. We can provide our free measure and quote service to Ballarat, Daylesford, Creswick, Hepburn Springs, Ballan, Elaine, Buninyong, Gordon, Clunes, Bacchus Marsh or anywhere within 50 kilometres of Ballarat. To arrange a free window security screen measure and quote please call us on 5333 3066, or please visit our showroom at 617-619 Howitt Street Wendouree.

Free Blind Measure and Quote

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Free Blind Measure and Quote

It’s always an exciting time moving into a new home or office, or renovating and updating your current decor to a more modern style. When choosing blinds and shutters for your residence or commercial building, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming knowing what style or colour to choose, that’s where Davidson’s Blinds and Shutters can help by providing our free blind measure and quote service.

What is a Free Blind Measure & Quote?

For more than twenty years Davidson’s Blind’s and Shutters have been helping their customers with their blind and shutter solutions. Our free measure and quote service is provided by our experienced staff and colour consultants who come directly to your home or office to provide their expert advice on what blinds and shutters would match your individual style and budget.

What is involved in a Free Blind Measure & Quote?

Our friendly staff come to your home, office or building site to sit with you and discuss your needs. We will then walk through your home or office to actually see the windows or space requiring blinds or shutters and provide a personal consultation about what colours, style, product and energy efficiency would be your best options. Our staff can also bring along fabric and colour samples to match your existing decor, or a new style that you had in mind.

Who is our Free Blind Measure & Quote Service suitable for?

Our free blind measure and quote is ideal for first home buyers, designer homes, period homes, commercial buildings, large commercial projects, small offices, or anyone renovating or updating their exterior blinds, internal blinds, shutters or awnings.

Where is our Free Blind Measure & Quote Service offered?

Our experienced staff can visit homes and offices in Ballarat and in the surrounding areas within 50 kilometres including, Daylesford, Creswick, Hepburn Springs, Ballan, Elaine, Clarendon, Bacchus Marsh, Buninyong, Gordon, Clunes, Smythesdale and Scarsdale to name a few.

How can I receive a Free Blind Measure & Quote?

There are a number of ways to get this wonderful free blind measure and quote including;

  1. Call our team on 5333 3066.
  2. Visit our large showroom at 617-619 Howitt St Ballarat.
  3. Email us on
  4. Complete our Contact Form on our website at

We look forward to providing you with our free personalised in home or office consultation. All of our blinds, shutters, awnings and fittings also come with our 4 year warranty, so you can be reassured you are receiving a high quality service and product every time!

Sliding Security Doors

Sliding Security Doors

Australians love to entertain! Whether we are celebrating a special event, or just having family and friends over for a BBQ, it’s always great to have good company and a laugh. To make use or your indoor and outdoor areas and to make more space for your visitors, we suggest installing Sliding Security Doors. Sliding security doors are a fantastic way to improve the aesthetics in your home and are ideal to make better use of your outdoor entertaining area, regardless of the weather.

Why Choose Sliding Security Doors?

• Sliding security doors provide an excellent way to enclose your patio, verandah, or outdoor area by expanding your outdoor space, making entertaining easier all year round.
* Sliding security doors improve the security in your home as they are made from a world class standard of 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel and Architectural Grade Aluminium. The strength of the wire means they are extremely strong and highly corrosion resistant and have been professionally tested to withstand attempted forced entry from knives, sharp tools, or jemmy attacks from screwdrivers or levers.
• Sliding security doors provide uninterrupted views in your home, which is especially ideal if you live near the lake, mountains or in coastal areas.
• During warmer weather or on those humid days, sliding security doors allow you to maintain the flow of air throughout your home, letting in the breeze but keeping out debris which can be blowing around outside.
• Sliding security doors can be custom made to suit your exact requirements. A full range of high quality powder coated finishes are also available to match your existing door and window frames.
• When sliding security doors are matched with Davidson’s Patio Blinds, you can be assured that your outdoor entertaining area will comfortably cater for all your visitors, while also sheltering them from the wind, rain, or extreme sunshine.

How to Maintain Sliding Security Doors

All of our sliding security doors are supported by a 15 year warranty if maintained to manufacturer’s instructions. Sliding security doors only require minor maintenance to keep them looking great. Your sliding door screens should only ever be washed down with a soft bristled brush, using mains water (not bore water, tank water or recycled water) and very mild detergent. Rinse screens thoroughly with mains water to remove all detergent residue. Lubrication of the main lock and auxiliary locks should only ever be done using graphite powder. The following link provides a detailed maintenance program for your screen;

Sliding Security Doors For Any Home

All of our Sliding Security Doors are designed to adapt to existing patio and screen enclosure structures. If you are building a new home they can also be engineered and made to suit one or more areas in your new house.

If you would like more information about sliding security doors, or you would like to visit our showroom to see this wonderful product, please visit us at 617-619 Howitt Street Wendouree, or please call us on 5333 3066.

Federation Style Security Doors

federation security Doors

federation security Doors

We are blessed in Ballarat with beautiful federation homes, period style cottages and heritage listed buildings, many which have been traditionally renovated and restored to maintain their beauty. At our Davidson’s Blinds & Shutters store in Ballarat we have a vast range of federation style security doors available to compliment your existing home and office features. Our federation style security doors will provide a grand entrance into your home or building, while also offering excellent security.

What are the Benefits of Federation Style Security Doors?

First Impressions – Whether you are renovating your current home or office, or you have just made a new purchase, to maintain the classic features a federation style security door will capture that added character and with a wide range of styles, patterns and colours available, you can be assured that we can match any of your existing exterior and interior decorating.

Safety – Our Federation style security doors are made from a world class 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh which is 10 times the strength of the Australian Standard in terms of absorbed energy. This in combination with heavy duty aluminium framing, provides maximum protection for your home, your family, your staff and clients. Security screens also help to deter thieves and provide you with protection when opening the door to strangers.

Improved Ventilation – During summer and warmer weather, it is beneficial to be able to open your federation style screen door to allow air and light to enter. The flow of fresh air is ideal to cool down your home or office, while also providing protection from bugs and mosquitoes.

Privacy – As mentioned federation style security screens can improve safety, but the thickness and quality of the mesh also provides privacy when it is open. The added bonus is your security door can make it difficult for people to see in, but allows you to maintain your view of the great outdoors.

What are the Special Features of Davidson’s Federation Style Security Doors?

  • Our Federation style security doors are constructed from architectural grade aluminium and 316 stainless steel mesh, both of these materials are highly corrosion resistant, exceptionally strong and durable.
  • All screen doors are fitted with three point locks for additional security.
  • We have a full range of standard colours available to match any residence or commercial building style and decor.
  • Our federation style security doors are customised to suit your door frame. We also provide a range of options such as hinged doors or sliding doors and they can also be made to cover glass lights as well.
  • Each federation style security door is provided with a 15 year warranty.

Further Information
If you require further information about our federation style security doors, then please call our friendly staff on 5333 3066, or visit our Security Doors and Screens Page or please visit our showroom at 617-619 Howitt Street Wendouree to see our screen door displays.