Choosing the right window furnishing for your residential or commercial needs can be a difficult task.
There are lots of factors to consider. What style would suit your needs best? How do you use the area now? Do you want to make a statement and lift the look of a plain room or tie the window furnishing in with the overall look of the room?
As a starting point we suggest you consider the following points
- Ventilation requirements. Do you open the window/door for breeze?
- Glare. Do you have computer monitors and television screens in view of the opening?
- What level of privacy do you require?
- The aspect of the room. In which direction do the openings face?
Shadefx internal fabrics are sourced from Australian and International fabric manufactures. Shadefx bring you fabrics that are not just beautiful to look at with a great range of textures and weaves, they are also functional in blocking out up to 96% of UV rays.
Sun Screens that allow the full colour spectrum of light into the room giving you great through vision while reducing heat and glare. They only provide daytime privacy.
Translucent fabrics allow diffused light into a room; they maintain day and night privacy. However some translucent fabrics are very sheer and if you stand close enough to the blind your silhouette may be visible through the blind fabric.
Block out fabrics are opaque, they do not allow any light through the fabric giving you complete day and night privacy.
Motorisation allows operation of your shutters, blinds and awnings at the touch of a button. Removing the need for cords and chains associated with some blinds and some awnings. No cords and chains complement modern interior designs styles giving clean minimal lines.
Easy to set timers can be programmed to open and close your window coverings at any time of the day or night. Open your window coverings to allow natural light into your home as you wake up. As the sun starts to heat they can be set to close. Even when you’re on holidays your window coverings open and close complimenting your home security
Sun and Wind Sensors
Glass is great for letting in natural light. But too much UV coming through your glass windows and doors causes a heat issue, fading of your furniture, timber floors or floor coverings. Sun sensitive units can operate your internal window coverings or external window screens and awnings when you need shade from the sun’s rays. Incorporated with Shadefx wide range of sunscreen fabrics you can let in the full view with the full spectrum of natural light while protecting your home and office from damaging UV rays when you need it.
External Awnings and screens are put in place when sun protection is required and can easily be retracted when they are no longer required and you want to let the remaining natural light in. This retractable nature of screens and awnings enables you to retract them when it gets to blowy. Wind sensors retract your awnings and screens protecting them when the weather is unsuitable for them to be out.
Most of the motors that Shadefx uses can be linked into existing home and building automation. Architects and modern designers understand that the natural views and the right levels of natural light in people’s home and work environments makes them more comfortable. By linking your window’s sun protection screens to your buildings automation system you can reduce your energy consumption. Reduce your cooling, heating and artificial lighting energy costs greatly and at the same time improve the comfort levels for the people in the room.
Shadefx brings you shade with style.
Whether you are an architect or a designer looking for a solution to help
attain a Green StarTM rating for a commercial project or you’re home
owner conscious of reducing your own energy costs for cooling, heating
and lighting – Shadefx provides the answers to your environmental
Timber used for our shutters are all plantation grown timbers, Phoenixwood (aka Paulownia). Harvested trees regenerate from their existing root systems (coppice growth), earning them the name of “Phoenix tree”.
Basswood (aka Tilia Americana) is another hard wood use in the manufacture of our timber shutters.
Shadefx fabric range includes a selection of ecospecified fabrics, innovative sustainable materials suitable for commercial and residential projects that are low VOC (volatile organic chemicals) polyester fabrics.
Shadefx will help you to choose the right window furnishings to produce the right levels of natural light in your living areas. Natural light improves the wellbeing of the people using these areas, reducing eye strain and headaches associated with the use of artificial light and natural light has a positive effect on the state of mind.
By choosing the right products and fabrics you can minimise harmful emissions with the right natural light levels, making your living and working environments sustainable with low energy requirements and beautiful to be in.