Beautiful and Stylish Auto Guides
Love the summer sun but not a fan of sticky, sweaty afternoons?
You’re only an auto guide awning away from temperature control that will turn your Brisbane home into a comfortable and cool oasis in the summer, and a warm and welcoming space in the winter.
Auto guide external awnings (also known as blinds) are a fantastic solution for windows and doors that require shade from the heat of the sun. More than a stunning addition to your Brisbane home, auto guide blinds help reduce your energy bills and cool your home the easy way with these simple but effective blinds (read on to find out how).
Auto Guides Brisbane
Enjoy a comfortable environment indoors while preventing harmful UV rays from turning your home into an oven (and fading your favourite carpets, chairs, and home furnishings too).
Reduce heating and cooling costs
Stainless steel components are available
Ideal for areas with limited space like paths or driveways
With an aluminium hood, spring-loaded mechanism, and stainless steel guide rods and arms, these blinds are a welcome addition to any home’s exterior. So whether you want to block the hot QLD sun to prevent unwanted heat penetration or create privacy in your own home, FKR Group offer the cost-effective solution you’ve been looking for.
Get in touch with a member of the FKR Group today by calling 0412 872 822 for a fast and FREE quote today.
How do auto guide blinds work?
Auto guide blinds, also called auto guide awnings, are a popular outdoor blind option across Queensland. This exterior blind is so popular thanks to its versatility. You’re in control of your blind which means you can raise or lower to any position you want to control how much light enters your windows, without sacrificing airflow.
This is possible by sliding the arms on the guide rods, with the arms allowing you to bring your blinds up against your window for maximum light and heat protection. Or, raise your auto guide blinds to allow heat and light into your home.
Your auto guide blinds retain tension thanks to a spring situated inside the roller tube, while a user-friendly self-locking arm allows for easy adjustment by hand or via lever, so it’s easy to control your new auto guide blinds and enjoy your time at home.
Interested in an affordable and low-maintenance outdoor blind solution? Ask us about installing your own auto guide blinds with matching hooding today.
Benefits of Auto Guides External Blinds
Cost effective outdoor blinds
Spring loaded mechanism (easy lift)
Stop the blind at any height
Vast range of fabrics & colours
Stainless steel guides & arms
Includes aluminium hood
Enjoy quality custom-made auto guide blinds that make your life easier
Window features should make everyday living easier, not more challenging. Our range of outdoor blinds, from geared rollers to spring arm awnings, offers complete control over light, privacy, and heat penetration.
Instead of sliding furniture away from the windows during long, hot summer days, you can enjoy a stylish and comfortable indoor environment with fresh air, simply by sliding the arms on the guide rods.
Standard inclusion with all automatic guide blinds includes:
- Guide and Roller System: Your guide is attached to the wall using sturdy fittings suited to your home’s construction.
- Spring Loaded Awning Arms: Arms slide along your installed guide and offer flexible locking positions to control heat and light.
- Roller: A quality 5-sided bottom powder-coated roller levels your blinds no matter what angle you choose.
- Top Roller: Your blinds automatically roll on and off the top roller to create a seamless and simple exterior blind experience.
Let’s be honest, you’re not just here to read product specs. The best blinds are a mixture of stylish looks and home living advantages, so if you’re keen to slash your energy bill, read on to find out how.
Can auto guide blinds help with my energy bill?
Living in Queensland means hot and sticky summers. In fact, the average daily sunlight during Brisbane summer peaks at 13 hours and 52 minutes – that’s plenty of sunlight streaming into your home!
But, that can also mean high A/C usage and equally high power bills. Auto guide awnings can help reduce the cost of your Brisbane home’s electricity bills by controlling how much (or how little) heat you allow into your home.
When the summer sun is burning hot, simply lower your auto guide awnings to reflect up to 70% of the heat before it reaches your windows and enters your home. This simple, but super effective, form of temperature control means you won’t need to blast the A/C all summer and keep more money in your pocket.
At the same time, during winter you can raise your auto guide awnings and let the sun enter your home to heat your property without turning on the heater. At FKR Group, our range of outdoor blinds aren’t just a form of protection and privacy, they’re also the simple way to enjoy your indoor space and spend less on unnecessary power bills.
Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Guides in Brisbane
Do you import cheap blinds from overseas?
No. All FKR Group’s blinds are manufactured locally in the Brisbane area. FKR Group only supply blinds that are manufactured using high quality components and fabrics so you can trust that your new blinds are created for Australian conditions and engineered to stand the test of time.
Do you offer free onsite consultations?
Yes. When it comes to your choice of exterior blinds, one size doesn’t fit all. At FKR Group, we offer a complimentary assessment at your house to walk you through your options, measure your space for the most accurate product, and show you the wide range of colours and styles available for your home. Choosing an auto guide blind has never been so easy!
What are my auto guide blind fabric options?
The fabrics we use are designed to thrive in Queensland’s harsh climate. That means you’ll enjoy stunning outdoor blinds for years to come. We offer a range of fabric options including acrylic canvas, mesh, and canvas. For more information on choosing the fabric that’s right for you, speak to a member of the FKR Group team.
How much do auto guide awnings cost?
That’s the million-dollar question (thankfully, we install modern, high-quality auto guide awnings for much less than that). Window and patio blinds can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the style, size, and quality you choose. Most Brisbane blind installers will quote you a price that includes materials and installation (so be sure to ask what your quote includes).
As a rough ballpark figure, you can expect to pay around $475 for a single 1200mm x 1200mm blind, and up to $924 for a single 3000mm x 2400mm blind. Keep in mind, your house isn’t average, so average prices aren’t the best way to go.
For more detailed pricing on your own set of eye-catching auto guide awnings, reach out on 0412 872 822 for a custom, 100% obligation-free quote.
Where can auto guides be installed?
Auto guide blinds can be installed to windows on the ground floor, as well as balconies and patio posts. With the option of a custom hood, you can prevent dust, debris, and dirt from settling on your new awning and help provide a crisp finishing touch to your new window feature.