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 Newsletter - November 2013 - No. 72


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 Betta1000 Straight Drop Awnings (Spring Operated with Hold Downs)



Inspire your clients by selling Visontex™

HVGGIFTCARD    Residential Shade

Choose to sell Visiontex Plus™ & Visiontex Ultra to give yourself a little extra spending money for Xmas and Easter!
When you sell a blind using any Visontex™ product from 1st October - 31st March you will be rewarded for your loyalty.  Click here to find out more

 New Release: Visiontex™ Ultra Outdoor awning mesh

1% openness, UV-R blockout 99%, Reduces glare, Wind & Rain Block 99%

Innovative new 2x2 tight weave technology offers “enhanced” sun and weather control solutions for all your window awnings, patio, pergola & drop blinds. 

Visiontex™ Ultra is the ultimate solution for all your outdoor needs. ”Peace of mind“ Self Extinguishing fire resistance & high abrasion capabilities... a 5 year performance warranty... designed for Australian conditions so you know it works.   PVC Coated, high tensile polyester woven  Contact us to request swatch.  Click here for brochure


Louvolite Jamboree Verts

Special Price Continued - 25% Discount
Louvolite Collection Binders are currently available at 25% off normal price.
Roller Roman Collection:
Full Price $154.60 - Discounted Price $115.95
Vertical Collection:
Full Price $69.30 - Discounted Price $41.98
Louvolite Soft Furnishings Hangers also available


Louvolite Chenille

Dahlia ChampagnePictured above Top Left: Jamboree Duckegg Vertical, Top Right: Chenille Teal. Directly above: Dahlia Champagne

Instructions for updated online ordering system

Thank you for your patience, especially those customers who experienced some teething problems, during our transition to the updated online ordering system.

For those who have yet to register to use the new system, please contact us to make sure you have all the information you require.  If you have not registered as yet you will need to be sent another invitation to register your login details (Username and Password).

Download the Quoting and Ordering instructions (click here) for information to guide you with the new system.

order online

Short Cut For Duplicating Previous Blind Information To The Next Blind On Your Order.

The new system does not automatically retain previous blind information.  Should you wish to do so, select Options then Copy instead of Add when going to the next blind on your order, and this will copy previous details.  Please note that not all information for options is copied across.  Please download instructions (from link above) if you do not already have them.

If you are experiencing problems logging in please check to make sure you are not using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your internet browser, as older versions are not compatible with the new software. If this is the case, we recommend you use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your internet browser.  Some have confused the Google search engine with Google Chrome. If you need help deciphering this please contact us and we can email links for free downloads of these alternative internet browsers.  

We apologise for the inconvenience you may have experienced as a result of the transition to the new system.

Wilson Fabrics: Australian Made DETROIT now available in our fabric collection


Maui  - Selected Colours Special Offer


40% discount

In House Roller Blinds

in these Maui colours only

Expresso and Latte

  Please refer to last month's newsletter for continuing discounts on Polar in selected colours.

Save on energy bills with Solar Powered Motors


 5 year warranty

JAI Intro Green Solar Motor

Quiet Operation- Suitable for Roller Blinds

* JAI offer a support network to ensure a hassle free experience with INTRO Motorisation. 

* Thoroughly trained sales representatives in each state that can be contacted for support and training

* All instruction manuals are available online and are smart phone and tablet friendly!

* Hand Held Button Remote



Christmas Closure And Last Orders


Last orders tentatively Friday 6th December (current trading customers are welcome to call if required after this date to see if we are able to squeeze their late order in). 

This notice will be updated as the time draws nearer.

Last days for Despatch: Toll Ipec 18th and 19th December. 

Last day for Local courier and local pick ups Friday 20th.
Christmas Closure: Final Day Friday 20th December - Closing time 12:00 noon
Re-Open Monday 6th January 2014

Please Don't Miss This: Price List Information

Please make sure you are quoting from the new price list effective 1st October.  If you are a current trading customer and have not received your printed price list please contact us to arrange to have one posted to you.  Please advise if you need just the page inserts or a new complete folder.   

PRICE LIST UPDATES: Woodlook Venetians, XLS Panel Glides, Fabric Collection, Awnings details listed below.  Please download updated versions from website or contact us to have emailed to you.

ERROR CORRECTION - WOODLOOK VENETIANS PRICE LIST:   A small error detected on one blind size 2000 x 900 for Plain and Printed (50mm and 63mm) has now been rectified.  Please download amended XLS timber venetians price list, or contact us and we can email it to you.

CUSTOMER PRICING CALCULATOR AMENDMENT - EXCEL PANEL GLIDE PRICE LIST: The new version released for 1st October had the "one off" costs markup calculated on every panel (for example installation fee per blind).  This calculation has been amended to only apply to tracks and pelmets.  If you require this calculator function please download new Excel (XLS) version of price list from website.

New fabrics have been added to the Fabric Collection and deleted fabrics have been removed.  Please download PDF file from the website for the latest version.  Please download the awnings price list separately to have the latest verson with new fabrics included and deleted fabrics removed.

SLIMLINE ALUMINIUM VENETIANS:  As previously advised small blinds have increased in price and larger blinds have reduced in price.  Prices effective from 1st November 2013.  Please download the Excel version of this new price list (with customer pricing calculator) from our website.  Alternatively both Excel version and/or PDF prices can be emailed to you.  Please note if quoting during October for a November order you must quote from new price list.  These prices will not be online until November 1st, therefore do not use the online quoting system during October if the slimline blinds are being manufactured in November.

MEASURING GUIDE: The new release of our price list includes the updated measureing guide and deductions guide.  Guides for measuring Bay Windows and Butting Blinds are now included.  Click here to download

Fabric Colour Variations

SLIGHT FABRIC COLOUR VARIATION: Noted during manufacturing QA procedure was a slight shade variation to the swatches we have on hand for a couple of recent fabrics deliveries. These fabrics have been inspected by the supplier and we have been advised that the difference is within the variation fabric manufacturing allowance. 

We have been unable to ascertain an industry standard from BMAA on colour variation, however have been advised on colour testing procedures carried out by a respected major industry supplier.

They work to an international CMC colour measurement standard called:  CMC Delta E and the acceptable level of variation is less than 1.5

The CMC standard is recognised in many industries (automotive, plastics etc) as the benchmark for matching colour. Matching is done by a machine and using D65 as the lighting which is considered daylight

A reading is taken of the master sample then every batch after that is compared to the original record to ensure that it has a CMC reading of less than 1.5. Any batches with a reading greater than 1.5 are rejected.

Please take this information into account when ordering blinds at a later date which are to match previous orders.  We are unable to guarantee that they will be a perfect match due to the likelihood of coming from a differnt dye lot.  This may also apply to remakes and warranty replacements.

Betta Blinds and Awnings is a Member of the BMAA and we are bound by a Code of Ethics, which gives customers confidence that they will be treated fairly and professionally.

Important Product Notes and other information

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LEAD TIMES:  At the moment we are experiencing a delay in order processing, therefore the confirmation date on your orders could be slightly out of sequence by a couple or more days.  If you want a definite confirmation date please call us to confirm.   Lead times on roller blinds are 14 working days at this stage.

DUAL ROLLER BLINDS: We do not recommend 90mm pelmets to go over dual roller blinds.  The 140mm fabric pelmet (Classic style) is suitable for this option. Deluxe pelmets (single or double) cannot go over dual brackets.

FABRIC RESTRICTION:  Uniline Caffé fabric is resistant to sewing without puckering; therefore it has been removed as an option for Panel Glides and Roman Blinds.  It is also not available for H1 Trim in Roller Blinds.

Bricos Newport Blockout Rialto: At this stage the fabric will not be available until January 2014
Filigree Berkley Blockout Charcoal: On backorder until mid November.  
Orissa Fabrics Roller and Vertical.  Please contact us to enquire regarding lead times, specifying the query is for an Orissa fabric, prior to advising your customer of normal estimated lead times, there have been some delays, however these may have been resolved in the meantime.

AWNING FABRIC RANGE: DELETION: Visiontex Solar - Please remove and discard swatches from your HVG Visiontex Swatch folder.  Updated on Price List. ADDITION: Visiontex Ultra 1% openness.  Category B + 5%.  Please request swatch from your rep or contact us to have it posted to you.  See article above for more information.  Price lists have been updated with fabric list.

UNILINE DELETED COLOURS: SLIMLINE VENETIAN 25mm Slat: Jade and Lime Foil.  Please remove from swatch.

NEW RELEASE AWNINGS FABRIC:  Visiontex Ultra 1% - 3050mm Width - Category B+5%  Updated on Price List.

Filigree: Atlanta Pebble Translucent - Rollers & Verts.

Hunter Douglas: Extraview Midnight Storm Beige

Louvolite: Please note that fabrics in the old Louvolite Collection that are not listed in our current fabric collection have been discontinued.  Please check your old book against our fabric list and discard any fabric swatches that are not listed.  Please note that updates from the new collection can be purchased to insert into your old book, however as there are so many new fabrics it becomes a squeeze, so the new collections are recommended.  See article above for special offer prices on the new collections.  Vertical update is $28.20 and Roller is $80.00 + GST.

DISCONTINUED VERTICAL FABRIC RANGES: Hunter Douglas Vitrella range: Vasari, Valencia, Verona, Violetta

Please remove the above colours from your swatches.

NEW RELEASE AWNINGS FABRIC:  Visiontex Ultra 1% - 3050mm Width - Category B+5%  Please download updated version of price list, alternatively contact us if you require this to be emailed to you.

VERTICAL BLINDS CHAIN: Colour BLACK. We are happy to advise that a new supplier has been found for black chain subsequent to our previous supplier closing down.  Estimated 8 weeks for manufacture, so not available until late November.  Black Chains and Black Bottom Weights are an option not offered by most vertical blind suppliers and we are pleased to have this in our range.  We apologise for the delay in supply.
BATTENS - CLASSIC STYLE (rear extrusions) Colour on backorder: Clear Anodised. ETA: New year.

NEW FABRIC COLOURS: Wilson Mercury: Stone, Cinder, Snowgum, Silver, Ironbark, Chinchilla, Black. Now available in 2750mm Width.

Cedar Venetian Colours:  Medium Dark or Medium Light.

Assistance for Fitters:  Betta Blinds have videoed Measuring, Installation and other maintenance tips and published videos on You Tube  This includes programming remotes for motorised blinds, how to change from normal roll to reverse roll on blinds, and many other tips.  Access via our website or click on You Tube icon link at the bottom of this newsletter.   These are handy training tools for fitters and sales staff and can be viewed while on site via iPhones and iPads.


Betta Blinds and Awnings endeavours to keep our customers up to date with all the latest information. These Product Notes keep you informed of all product and price changes. NB: Please note of all changes to our product / fabric ranges, and update your records and swatch samples.  This will help safeguard against presenting products to your retail customers which may no longer be available, or quoting with pricing which may have changed.
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