Cool when it’s hot, warm when it’s not
Our very own honeycomb blind that looks great across a wide variety of applications and installations. Duette shades come in fashionable looks while being revolutionary in regard to their construction. Our market-leading honeycomb shades are perfect for blind installations through Wollongong and the Illawarra.
What are Duette Shades?
Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the original cellular shades, engineered to provide beauty as well as offering levels of energy efficiency in both cold and warm climates. The honeycomb construction of the Duette Honeycomb Shades traps air in distinct pockets, which creates insulation that can help lower your energy consumption and energy bills.
Available in an expansive range of fabrics, colors, opacities and textures and have operating system design options such as Top-Down/Bottom-Up and Duette Duolite® that make these shades versatile throughout the home including hard to reach windows (such as Skylights) and specialty window shapes like arches, sidelights and circles.
Why pick a Duette Shade?
There are many reasons to choose a Duette Shade for your home. Apart from our extensive fabric range and their versatility throughout the home, Duette Shades have many other qualities that make them a perfect inclusion for almost any room.
What Happens In Summer & Winter?
During winter there’s an immediate reduction in radiant heat loss to the cold window glass, and people feel warmer. Here’s how it works:
All objects (including people) give off and receive radiant heat. When people give off significantly more radiant heat to cold glass than they get back, it can feel like a chilly draft, even if the window is tightly sealed. When the shades are lowered, your comfort level is increased. When people lose enough radiant heat to feel uncomfortable, they will typically turn up the thermostat, which consumes energy resources and adds utility costs. But when a well-insulating shade minimises radiant heat loss, people can often turn the thermostat down, saving both energy and money.
Similarly in Summer time the reverse effect is seen. The honeycomb shape that creates pockets of air trapping heat in the wintertime traps heat in the cells keeping it cooler reducing the warmth inside. It’s like the difference between being in direct sunlight and under a shade tree.
The Quiet Achiever
Duette Shades make the perfect choice when looking at blinds for the bedroom or across your home including media rooms. With the Luxaflex® Duette Shades honeycomb technology in addition to their energy efficiency properties with helping to keep your home warm in winter and cooler in summer, the honeycomb technology also helps to reduce everyday sound energy.
Sound energy is absorbed within the cell, dulling exterior noise by up to 55% even with Translucent fabric. Allowing light to enter your home while keeping noise at bay.
Another important energy-related function of window coverings is to diffuse incoming sunlight to soften it and bring it deeper into a room. This function is called “daylighting.” In addition to reducing glare and improving visual comfort, daylighting can often save energy by reducing the need for electrical lighting.
Total Blockout Solution
The Duette Shade Signature headrail has been cleverly designed to ensure minimal light gaps when paired with a blockout fabric, giving you a more complete blockout control which is perfect for bedrooms and media rooms.
Top Down, Bottom Up
Lowering the blind from the top down allows light and provides a view, while maintaining privacy. Duette Shades also works well for skylights, which operate with a control stick. In addition, shapes such as triangles and arched windows can be covered with a fixed Duette shape. Teamed up with a blind below, they provide an ideal solution to unusually shaped windows.
Duette Shades can be paired with your choice of the largest range of operating systems Luxaflex® Window Fashions offer, allowing them to be easily adapted for any window or door. Operating systems include child-safe options such as EasyRise, UltraGlide®, the cord-free LiteRise, a hard-wired motorised system, or our tech-savvy PowerView™ system. Vertiglide Shades are perfect for light control in doorways. The ideal solution for sliding doors, the fabric runs from side to side, suspended from a single track system.
Available in a wide variety of colours, textures and fabrics, our revolutionary (and super stylish) design provides thermal insulation and sound absorption – without losing on form or efficiency. You can also pair Duettes with other window furnishings such as Luminette® Privacy Sheers or Silhouette® Shadings to complete your whole-house fit-out.
Our patented operating systems make functionality a breeze. Oh, and Duette® Shades are easy-care too!