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Suttle shades awarded ‘Luxaflex® Showcase Alliance Dealer of the Year’ 2021!

Suttle Shades has once again been recognised as a leader in their field, having taken home the ‘Showcase Alliance Dealer of the Year’ award for the ninth consecutive year, at the recent Luxaflex® Window Fashions Alliance Conference.

Suttle Shades was also recognised for their expertise and success in selling Australian-made Luxaflex® PolySatin™ Shutters which are ideal for the mixed weather conditions in the Wollongong and Illawarra region.

Our team always strive for excellence and outstanding customer service and being recognised by both our clients and our industry peers for 9 years in a row speaks volumes for us. Thank You for all the support! 🙏

Tailor-Made for You!

Australian made since 1954, we have taken great pride in transforming homes across Australia with window furnishings tailor-made with world-leading fabrics and materials, meticulously crafted to thrive in the harsh Australian climate.

Luxaflex Softshades allow for unparalleled UV protection and exquisite light control, allowing you to transform your home in an instant. Luxaflex PolySatin Shutters are tailor-made by professionals using a high-quality polyresin compound that is built to last and backed by a 20-year warranty.

The latest window fashions by Luxaflex, tailor-made for you.

NEW Trailer Unveiled – Towradgi Surf Live Saving Club

On the 15th of March 2020 the Towradgi SLSC met for their weekly training and unveiled a new trailer which was proudly donated by Suttle Shades.

Suttle Shades’ business philosophy has always been to be positioned as an integral part of the local community. It’s incredibly important to our business that we have affiliated with and sponsored a number of local sporting and community organisations.

We see this as being a great way to give back to the community who gives us so much!

Aquathon 2020

The 2020 Australia Day Aquathon was a blast!  🙌 2020 was the 17th year Suttle Shades proudly partnered with the event as a major sponsor! 👏😎 Check out some great pics of all the action and fun!

Suttle shades awarded ‘Luxaflex® Showcase Alliance Dealer of the Year’ 2019!

Suttle Shades has once again been recognised as a leader in their field, having taken home the ‘Showcase Alliance Dealer of the Year’ award for the seventh consecutive year, at the recent Luxaflex® Window Fashions Alliance Conference.

Suttle Shades was also recognised for their expertise and success in selling Australian-made Luxaflex® PolySatin™ Shutters which are ideal for the mixed weather conditions in the Wollongong and Illawarra region.

Shutters vs Curtains: Which is Better for Your Home?

Shutters and curtains can radically slash your energy bills. Studies have proven this to be true. By simply closing these window coverings at night, you can trap in heat and reduce the need for heaters. Keeping them open during the day can also bring in heat and light, minimising the need for air conditioners and artificial lights.
This is especially useful in Australia, where a variety of climates can be experienced—from the temperate climate of Wollongong in the Illawarra Region of NSW, to the tropical climate of Cairns in Queensland.
But between the two window coverings, which one is best for your house?
To answer this question, you need to know both the advantages and disadvantages of each window covering option.

Curtains
Disadvantages

  • Easily fade – Curtains, even the heavy-duty ones, are highly prone to fading and tear. This is an unfortunate fact that you need to face, as they’re made of fabric.
  • Costly to maintain – They need regular cleaning. An uncleaned curtain will become dirty over time, which can result to sanitary problems.

Advantages

  • Formal – They look very formal and add elegance to any room.
  • Lower installation cost – Curtain installations cost lesser compared to shutter installations.
  • Inexpensive to change – You can conveniently change the drapes and match them with the season or occasion.

Shutters
Disadvantages

  • Less formal – They may look less formal compared to curtains.
  • High installation cost – On average, they’ll cost more than a regular curtain set up.

Advantages

  • Good insulation – Shutters are great insulators. They are even better than blinds. This is because they can fully fit into window frames, no matter the shape or size.
  • Long lasting –Shutters are durable and can be permanently fixed on your windows. They also last long and have a lifespan of up to 20 years.
  • Low maintenance – They are very easy to maintain, with upkeep only involving wiping away of dust. They also have a finish that is resistant to stains, scratches and dents.
  • Cost-effective – The cost you will shoulder from installing plantation shutters is a small price to pay for its high lifetime value due to its durability and low maintenance requirements.
  • Stylish – They can add style to your house. They may seem like simple additions to a home, but they can dramatically improve the look of a room. Shutters now come in different colours and finishes to better suit your home’s design.

Shutters were first used in the 1500s to keep out the cold as well as light from the outside. It was only in the late 16th century that curtains appeared. Even with the emergence of drapes and luxurious curtains, shutters still remained the best option when it came to window coverings. Compared to curtains, shutters simply provided more advantages to every home. Elizabethan houses back then found them to be very helpful, and until now they’re still the window covering of choice for most homes.

Suttle shades awarded ‘Luxaflex® Showcase Alliance Dealer of the Year’ 2018!

Suttle Shades has once again been recognised as a leader in their field, having taken home the ‘Showcase Alliance Dealer of the Year’ award for the fifth consecutive year, at the recent Luxaflex® Window Fashions Alliance Conference.

The husband and wife duo, Tony and Rose Suttle were nominated from a host of dealers nationally to win the prestigious award. Their premium showroom is at the forefront of trends, embracing new technology and dedicated to improving their customer experience.

Suttle Shades was also recognised for their expertise and success in selling Australian-made Luxaflex® PolySatin™ Shutters which are ideal for the mixed weather conditions in the Wollongong and Illawarra region. Manufactured from a unique Polyresin compound, Luxaflex® PolySatin™ Shutters are a great alternative providing the traditional look of Plantation Shutters but without the maintenance problems usually associated with wood as they will not blister, peel, corrode or fade – even under intense sunlight and exposure to water.

Visit the award-winning Showroom on the Cnr of Towradgi Rd and Pioneer Rd, Towradgi, call 02 4285 9923 or visit www.suttleshades.com

4 Reasons Roller Blinds Make Excellent Window Treatments

Nothing subtly adds appeal and flair to a room more than window treatments. Although primarily used for practical purposes, window treatments are greatly appreciated for their ability to improve a home’s beauty, comfort and style. One type of window treatment that is widely preferred by many homeowners are roller blinds.

Simple they may seem, roller blinds actually bring a host of benefits to homes. Here are only some of the reasons they make an excellent choice for your windows.

Simple yet elegant

If you’re after a window treatment that seamlessly combines simplicity and elegance, roller blinds are your best option. Ideal for modern and minimalist-themed homes, this classy window covering adds beauty to a room without grabbing too much attention. They’re available in a range of colours and patterns, as well as fabric choices, which means you’re sure to find one that suits your home and personality best. Some of the most common fabric types for roller blinds include translucent, sunscreen and blockout fabrics.

Provides privacy

Although the colourful lifestyle of areas such as Wollongong and the Illawarra region can be inspiring, there are times when homeowners just want private moments to de-stress and unwind. At times like this, roller blinds can be great life-savers. Simply lower your blinds down and you can instantly enjoy the quiet, peace and privacy of your home.

Easy to Use  

With the various operating systems offered today, roller blinds have become no-fuss window treatments that are very simple to use. Some blinds come with the classic standard chain drive and the motorised option. This means you can quickly open or close your window treatment in any part of the house with just a touch of a button.

Saves Energy

Since roller blinds, especially those made of blockout fabrics, can effectively protect you from the sun’s glare and heat, it’s easy to maintain comfortable temperatures at home and keep your cooling units from working too hard. As a result, your power consumption lowers, helping you save energy and money.

With these impressive characteristics, there’s no reason why you can’t choose roller blinds for your home.

And when it comes to picking the perfect blinds for your home, you can never go wrong with Suttle Shades. Provider of top quality internal and external window coverings, including blinds, shades, awnings and plantation shutters in Wollongong and the greater Illawarra region, Suttle Shades can be your partner in transforming and beautifying your home one window at a time.

Simply call us today on 02 4285 9923 for more information.

Suttle shades awarded ‘Luxaflex® Showcase Alliance Dealer of the Year’ 2017!

Suttle Shades has once again been recognised as a leader in their field, having taken home the ‘Showcase Alliance Dealer of the Year’ award for the fourth consecutive year, at the recent Luxaflex® Window Fashions Alliance Conference.

The husband and wife duo, Tony and Rose Suttle were nominated from a host of dealers nationally to win the prestigious award. Their premium showroom is at the forefront of trends, embracing new technology and dedicated to improving their customer experience.

Suttle Shades was also recognised for their expertise and success in selling Australian-made Luxaflex® PolySatin™ Shutters which are ideal for the mixed weather conditions in the Wollongong and Illawarra region. Manufactured from a unique Polyresin compound, Luxaflex® PolySatin™ Shutters are a great alternative providing the traditional look of Plantation Shutters but without the maintenance problems usually associated with wood as they will not blister, peel, corrode or fade – even under intense sunlight and exposure to water.

Visit the award-winning Showroom on the Cnr of Towradgi Rd and Pioneer Rd, Towradgi, call 02 4285 9923 or visit www.suttleshades.com