SAVE ENERGY, SAVE MONEY

Uncovered windows are responsible for up to 40% of heat loss from a home in winter, and up to 50% of unwanted heat gain in summer.

A 1 degree fall in temperature in your home adds 10% to your heating bill. Conversely an increase in temperature in summer adds significantly to the energy required for cooling.

So did you know Curtains can preserve up to 20% of your homes total heat?

Window coverings trap a layer of still air between the glass surface and the covering, reducing heat flow through the glass.

So choosing the right window coverings to insulate your windows will save you energy and money on your power bills.

HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

Saving money on your power bills is not the only benefit. Reducing power consumption will also help the environment by reducing CO2 emissions which contribute to global warming.

In fact, local and state governments are now recommending the installation of curtains in new homes in order to acquire the ‘correct’ energy rating.

So you can save money and help the environment!

Curtains can preserve up to 20% of the total heat in your home. They create a trapped layer of air between the fabric and the window, creating an insulating air pocket.

Studies demonstrate that Block Out Curtains can reduce heat gains by 33%. Curtains also stay cooler in the summer than other window treatments because their pleats and folds lose heat through convection.

LINING

If you add lining to your Curtains, you create a second layer of trapped air, and further insulation.

PELMETS

A Boxed Pelmet adds a barrier at the top of curtains to prevent air flow. Pelmets stop the warm air which has risen to the top of the room from going over the top of the curtain and transferring through the window.

Blinds are perfect at reducing summer heat gain and are best when combined with Curtains.

HOLLAND BLINDS

Holland Blinds are available in UV filtering and energy reflective fabrics which help control the amount of energy that enters and exits the room and vice versa.

ROMAN BLINDS

The fabric layers in Roman Blinds create an air barrier which offers increased insulation.

VENETIANS

The numerous openings between the slats in Venetians offer flexibility in the summer months. Adjusting the slats allows you to control light, ventilation and they can be adjusted to block and reflect direct sunlight onto a light coloured ceiling. A light coloured ceiling will diffuse the light without much heat or glare.

CELLULAR BLINDS

The unique construction of Cellular Blinds allows air to be trapped within the cells creating a layer of insulation and a very energy efficient window covering.

Window shutters, both interior and exterior, are very effective at reducing heat gain and loss in your home.

INTERNAL SHUTTERS

Internal Shutters are best combined with Curtains for improved insulation. Like Blinds, Shutters work best for summer shading. Movable or fixed louvers allow ventilation and natural daylight to enter a room whilst blocking out some of the radiation.

EXTERNAL SHUTTERS

External Aluminum and Roller Shutters offer weather protection, added security and the advantage of not having to use up interior space. They are an effective way to reduce heat gain through windows in summer and keep a home cool, some statistics showing external shading can reduce heat gains by 70-85%.

Window Awnings can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency in summer. Awnings can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 77% on windows.

The role of an Awning is to regulate the amount of solar energy that reaches the facade of your home, especially the parts of it that are glass. An external shade will block out up to 80% of the direct heat load on a window, resulting in an immediate reduction in heat transfer.

Adjustable or retractable Awnings can be rolled up in the winter to let the sun warm your house.

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  • Proudly Supporting Rotary

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    As a family owned and operated company, Dollar Curtains + Blinds are proud of their focus on craftsmanship and quality, which has ensured the company’s longevity for over 50 years.  ..


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    As a family owned and operated company, Dollar Curtains + Blinds are proud of their focus on craftsmanship and quality, which has ensured the company’s longevity for over 50 years. 

    During this time, our focus has been on best practice throughout the entire business and as such, we have become a market leader in the design, manufacture, delivery and installation of window coverings. However, our focus is not just on the company – we believe strongly in giving back to the community and making a positive impact to people’s lives. Our corporate social responsibility initiatives include working towards making a positive impact on the world through supporting local and international initiatives that make a real difference to those in need.

    We are very proud to have a 10-year partnership with Rotary and Rotary International organisations through the “Rotary Donations In Kind” program. Rotary Donations In Kind is a major recycling operation run by volunteers that supplies free products to people in need. Their projects provide solutions in delivering the most practical and cost effective way to help people in developing countries and also to provide excellent opportunities to help local communities.

    Working closely with the Rotary Donations In Kind program, we have made many fabric donations, which have been distributed to people in need, including to East Timor and North Cambodia. The fabrics are made into very practical items including clothing, rice carry bags and sanitary products, of which remain in high demand in many countries and can significantly change the lives of many people.
     

     
    A comprehensive program was featured in Siem Reap in North Cambodia through Rotary International, Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) and Days For Girls. Days For Girls is an organization that focuses on mobilising girls and women through changing the status quo with quality care solutions, health education and income-generation opportunities. 
     
    The colourful and informative Days For Girls kits are distributed to students and include long lasting, easy- to-care health and hygiene items. In conjunction with these kits, an educational session on health and safety is delivered that includes topics such as self-defence. The assistance and knowledge accompanying this program is priceless and will stay with the students all their lives.

    Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million people who want to take action to create lasting change in the world and our communities. There are 35,000+ clubs that work together to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education and much more.

    Click here to learn more about Rotary and their programs.

     

  • Australian Made

    Thursday, December 17, 2020

    2020 may be the hardest thing our generation has ever encountered, and to succeed will require the best of us – from all of us. The need to care for and support each other has never been greater. Which is why we feel so strongly about being Australian Made and Australian Owned – helping other Australian families rebuild by employing and manufacturing locally.
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    2020 may be the hardest thing our generation has ever encountered, and to succeed will require the best of us – from all of us. The need to care for and support each other has never been greater. Which is why we feel so strongly about being Australian Made and Australian Owned – helping other Australian families rebuild by employing and manufacturing locally.

    The Australian Made logo is not only a celebration of Australian craftsmanship, it is a commitment to the future of Australia and the wellbeing of fellow Australians. We are proud to be officially certified, Australian Made and Owned. The mark of authenticity.

    For over 50 years, Australian families have chosen dollar curtains + blinds. They choose us for our exceptional quality, our extensive range and our excellent service. But they also choose us because we are Australian made.

    As a mark of Australian dependability, we proudly bear the Australian Made logo in recognition of our dedication and commitment to Australian craftsmanship. From design to installation, our entire team are focused on providing the highest quality products and the most complete service, at the best possible price.

    Making a dc+b product requires time, materials, tools, talent, emotion, intelligence and skilful hands. We focus on what matters to you – a quality handcrafted product. It’s in our design DNA. Behind the smallest detail there is a dedicated person guided by pride in a job well done.
     
    Market leading materials, manufacturing processes and quality control systems feature just as highly as design. We are always on the lookout for new opportunities that enhance our product and service, ensuring that our customers are provided with a high quality, innovative product.

    Our commitment and the desire to offer the very best in quality and value has kept our business at the forefront for over 50 years. This longevity means we’re now very familiar to generations of families who know they can trust us to produce a quality product at a value for money price.

    Experience Australia’s largest range of indoor and outdoor window coverings today at dollar curtains + blinds.

    Generations of Australians have started their day with dollar curtains + blinds, maybe you should too.

    dollar curtains + blinds. 50+ years in the making.

     

     

  • One tree planted for every order placed

    Monday, November 30, 2020

    Dollar Curtains + Blinds is proud to partner with ‘One Tree Planted’ to promote sustainability through reforestation. We are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and give back. What better way to do it than giving Australia more trees? And this is made possible by your orders with us. ..


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    Dollar Curtains + Blinds is proud to partner with ‘One Tree Planted’ to promote sustainability through reforestation. We are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and give back. What better way to do it than giving Australia more trees? And this is made possible by your orders with us.

    For every order placed in December 2020, we will plant a tree on your behalf as part of One Tree Planted’s reforestation project within Australia. Trees will be planted to recover forests affected by the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires and restore native habitat vital for wildlife, by planting in areas requiring rehabilitation or ecological diversity to provide homes for animals.


    Reforestation in Australia

    With over 123 million hectares of native forests, Australia has the seventh largest forest area in the world, making up three per cent of the Earth’s forests. The highly documented bushfire crisis in Australia has been one of the worst in the country’s history. The land, wildlife, people and businesses affected from this disaster has been unfathomable with nearly 6 million hectares (15 million acres) of bush devastated and over 480 million animals killed across the country, as of January 2020. 

    It’s with this in mind, along with One Tree Planted and the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, we are supporting the Bushfire Recovery Nurseries project to replant trees in affected locations across Australia. Locations will all have a focus on re-building habitats for affected species’ such as the black glossy cockatoo and koala.


    As an Australian owned and family operated business for more than 50 years, we value these types of partnerships to give back to our local communities. Working with One Tree Planted we, along with you for choosing Dollar Curtains + Blinds, will be doing our part to reforest land and restore habitats in 2020 and beyond.

    Please click here to find out more about One Tree Planted or click here to book in your free in-home design, measure + quote.

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