Create an outdoor living area that you can enjoy all year round with our Channel X outdoor blinds!
These are the most popular of all the outdoor blinds we supply and install. They are very strong and reliable, not to mention quite aesthetically pleasing. This is primarily because they are hidden in a side channel. They look more seamless and connected than typical blinds which have multiple gaps.
The powder-coated side channels allow you to set multiple locking points that suit your needs in the Queensland Sun. With a heavy-duty base bar, thumbscrew locking bars, heavy duty 7:1 ratio gearbox, and matching flashing, these blinds are built to last and will look just as good in 10 years as they do on the first day of installation.
Channel X Brisbane
FKR Group offers specialised installs to enclose your outdoor living space and protect you from the sun and rain, not to mention insects. We have 30 years of experience and a lot of expertise when it comes to the installation of these blinds, which can ultimately save you some money on electricity. Not to mention convenience. Remember that all blinds are only as good as the quality of their installation.
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What are the benefits of this product?
These blinds slide down along a channel and lock on the bottom. The main purpose is to keep people cool and protected from the sun, but there are other benefits. These benefits include:
- Affordability (especially compared to other blinds)
- Versatility (easy to lift up and down)
- Low maintenance
- 7:1 ratio gearbox
- Multiple lock off heights
- Vast range of fabrics & colours
- Motorisation options available
Another benefit is that they tend to be quite easy to install as compared to other blind options.
Where are Channel X Blinds most frequently used?
They are most often used to cover outdoor spaces. It has a lockable bar on the bottom, which sets it apart from many other kinds of blinds. This lockable bottom bar really encloses the space – you can leave the kids inside without having to worry! It could even be used at the sides of a carport, though roller shutters will most often feature in the front entrance. They come with a motorisation option and are usually made of modern outdoor fabrics with powder-coated aluminium side tracks.
What are they made from?
They are usually made from either:
- Clear PVC
- Tinted PVC
Each material will have distinct advantages and disadvantages. These materials can also often come with different warranties. You might get a 7 year warranty with acrylic and a 3 year warranty with clear or tinted PVC.
What separates this product from other types of blinds on the market?
They do not lock in at the sides, but do lock at the bottom. This allows increased flexibility, particularly in windy conditions. They are also enclosed at the sides (not locked) which means they look smoother and do a better job at keeping the
They are often used in outdoor areas where they can replace awnings and enclose the space. This can reduce heating/cooling costs significantly. It also ensures that sunlight is blocked off at the sides and that no insects come in at the sides due to the channel.
What is the prime characteristic of Channel X Blinds?
The name of these blinds is really derived from the fact that they tie in at the side channels. Unlike many of the cheaper blind options, the fact that these blinds are hidden in the sides confers more convenience and simply looks better, giving a wall-to-wall seamless blind.
Basically, it comes in one piece. In contrast, you might have 3 separate blinds to cover this space with gaps between them (bamboo blinds being a prime example). It does not look as good and does not serve its purpose as well.
It’s also easier to roll up one seamless blind than 3 separate blinds. The fact that they are hidden at the sides is better in the sense of increasing thermal efficiency and reducing the invasion of flying insects.
What is the total cost?
This is primarily a function of the size of your space and whether you want to get a motorised option or not. With a width and height of 1000mm by 1000mm, you might pay around $500. With a width and height of 2500mm by 2500mm, you might pay around $1,000. Motorised options tend to cost around $500 extra. As always, contact the supplier directly so you can get a better idea of costs.
How long does the installation take?
If you call in professional services, the installation process should take less than a day. Many times it will take less than 3 or 4 hours, provided everything runs smoothly and all measurements have been correctly taken. This assumes the service provider has already conducted a site assessment with custom measurements. If a client gives incorrect measurements, it’s often a recipe for disaster. Two people are often required for the installation as the Channel X blinds can be quite large.
Where can I purchase them in Brisbane?
There are multiple suppliers in Brisbane. But what you’re really looking for is a high-quality installation specialist so you won’t have to worry about needing a repair or a replacement any time soon.
FKR Group have been in business for over 30 years in Brisbane. We are 5-star rated and have a long list of happy clients due to the work we’ve done throughout the years. We can provide you with reliable blinds in Brisbane at a great rate, in tandem with a strong warranty on both product and installation.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Channel X Blinds In Brisbane
What factors affect the cost?
There are multiple factors that affect the cost, including your supplier, your location, the quality/type of fabric, and stylistic preferences. But there are two major considerations. The first is the total surface area, width by height. The larger the area, the more you’re going to pay. The second factor is going to be whether you want a motorised option or a manual option.
Can I install this product myself?
Not really, as they require a specialised install. When installing these kinds of blinds, they often need to be fitted to match your exact dimensions. If it’s poorly fitted, then the benefits of thermal efficiency and insulation will be drastically reduced. And it could easily end up reducing the longevity of the blinds themselves. For the commonly requested motorisation option, you will most definitely need to call a specialist.