A Blockout shutter is basically a multi functional aluminium blind designed to replace double glazing and security grilles with a single product and without the disadvantages. Blockout shutters will not only enhance your home's appearance, but will solve the age old Australia problem of summer heat as well as keeping out the winter cold; noise; intruders; storms; unwanted light and bushfires.
Blockout shutters are designed to temper the harsh Australian heat. Test conducted by The University of NSW have shown aluminium shutters to reduce heat gain through windows by up to 90%
The shutters thermal characteristics are achieved by forming an air pocket between the shutter and the glass. Imagine your pleasure at coming home to a cool pleasant environment instead of the usual summer cauldron. When used in conjunction with air conditioning, the running cost of the air conditioner can be reduced by as much as 30%. Imagine your energy savings.
Winter heat loss through your glass areas can be reduced by as much as 70% by fitting blockout shutters. Simply close your shutters at the end of the day and capture your home's daily heat build up. You will find the result a pleasant change as your home warms faster and winter heating bills are significantly reduced.
There are few things more annoying than unwanted noise. Tests have shown that Blockout shutters aluminium and polyurethane sandwich design, can provide noise reductions of up to 50% (subject to the home's construction). This, combined with its other features makes Blockout shutters ideal for people living in busy areas, also as the population increases we are living closer to each other, noise and privacy becomes a major issue, using Blockout shutters in these situations will provide the solution. Not to mention the uses for shift workers and in nurseries for young children.
With the ever changing weather patterns, violent storms seem to be on the increase. Blockout shutters will protect your windows from flying debris, hail etc., even the worst tropical cyclones.
In these days of ever increasing crime, Blockout shutters rigid interlocking aluminium construction, combined with it's standard dual locking system, make it virtually impossible to open from the outside, thus helping to ensure intruders are kept from entering your home, and keeping your family secure. We recommend the Maxiblock® shutter for this type of application as it is three times stronger than a standard shutter.
Now you can eliminate those troublesome streetlights, headlights, sunlight or annoying glare, simply by fitting blockout shutters. Anybody who had been troubled by unwanted light will recognise what a pleasure it is to be able to control the amount of light you allow in. The shutter settings are easily adjustable to allow from unrestricted light, through soft filtered light to complete darkness.
An advantage of being able to control the amount of light in your home is you can protect valuable furnishings from fading from harmful UV ultra violet rays. Shift workers will find this of special interest and parents will get so,me help by getting the kids to bed a little earlier.
It is now recognised by Government bodies that one of the most important ways of helping to prevent homes from being lost during bushfires is by fitting aluminium window shutters. Blockout shutters reduces the scorching heat caused by bushfires from shattering glass areas and igniting your homes internal fittings.
BLOCKOUT FOR NEW HOMES:
If you are planing to build a new home and you are thinking of using shutters but don't want to change the buildings appearance we have a solution for you.
By working in conjunction with the Architect and builder, Blockout's architectural department is able to keep the buildings exterior facade faithful to the original concept by designing the shutters pelmet into the buildings structure.
This is achieved by concealing the shutter both within the walls cavity and in a space that's created above the window or door.
A dress panel is fitted to provide access for both the installation and any maintenance work should it ever be required. The panel is custom made to suit the rooms aesthetics and each clients style.
Blockout Industries not only manufacture and install shutters for homes but also make a full range of products to suit commercial applications. The shutters have proved to be extremely popular on shops and offices with both clients and councils due to the tight rolling action and small pelmet that provides a better appearance than conventional roller doors.
Using a Blockout® shutter is a simple matter as they can be operated by a choice of manual or electronic controls.
NICE® FOR ROLLER SHUTTERS:
To ensure Blockout customers have the highest quality we use and recommend Nice® Motors to control Blockout shutters electrically.
Nice® Motors are an Italian born company that specialise in tubular motors and electronics for window coverings.
Italian style design is reflected in the Nice® range with a full selection of different controls and accessories available, from the simple on wall Plano switch to the more convenient 1 to 6 channel Ergo remote so that you can control your shutter wherever you are in the home.
The Nice® Volo sensor monitors sun, wind and rain for all roller shutters while the Plano timer automatically opens and closes externally fitted roller shutters at varied times during the day, even when you're not there.