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Newsletter - April 2014 - No. 79
Fabric Pelmets: New Easy Fit Design - Your Wish is our Command!

We listened to our customers and took note of some who expressed concern that our designer fabric pelmets took longer to install than other pelmets in our range. 

Betta's new design Fabric Pelmets (also known as Classic Style) will be welcomed by all of our customers, and in particular all installers who will love the new easy to fit pelmet bracket.  Choose from 90mm or 140mm, available for these blind products: Romans, Rollers, Panel Glides. 

When Pelmets are added to give a designer finish to blinds many find it's a great way to "up sell"!


Roller Blind Fabric Pelmet installation bracket



Panel Glide Fabric Pelmet installation bracket

 Outlook added to Awnings Fabric Range 



Outlook Designs Daintree

Mode Colours Category B+15%
Mode Privacy 1% openness Category C
Outlook Designs* Category B+15% Max. Width 2750
Outlook Fusion* Category B+20% Max. Width 3200
The updated awnings price list (with this new fabric listed) can be downloaded from our website.



Outlook Fusion Marley

* Please Note: For striped fabrics (Designs and Fusion) the maximum width of the blind is dependant upon the maximum width of the fabric.  This will change once production capacity has increased to allow wider width blinds for fabrics that require joining.  Our factory is currently undergoing restructuring to allow for additional capacity.




Free Powdercoating on awnings Cassette Hoods

Cassette Hoods are suitable for these Straight Drop awnings: Betta 5000, Betta 6000 (with Side Channels) and Betta 7000 (Wire Guide)

All of these awnings can be operated by crank handle or motorised.


Congratulations to the Visiontex Awnings Promotion Gift Card Winners

Some happy customers have some extra Easter spending money!  Since last October, for every 5 awnings sold in HVG Visiontex Plus or Visiontex Ultra fabrics, they have earned Coles Myer Gift Cards (many receiving multiple cards).  Offer expired on the 31st March, but we are pleased to advise that HVG are continuing this promotion (open ended at this time).

The Gift Cards will be posted out to the qualifying customers in time for Easter: Andersens Roma, Andersens Warwick, Choices Toowoomba, Competitive Curtains Mareeba, PR Corporate Blinds Noosa, Regency Blinds Gladstone, Shade FX Townsville,  All About House Rockhampton and Supa Cheap Carpets Murgon.

There were quite a few who only just missed out on receiving a card, so you will have carry over points for the next count down.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for your totals so you can keep track of when you have earned another card.

Visiontex Ultra

Wind + Rain Block makes it the perfect WINTER product and an ideal replacement for clear/tint PVC cafe blinds. 

Click here to find out more features from their new brochure:



 Four Families newest designs

Four Famillies sourced the finest yarns and handcrafted prototypes before going on to meticulously machine the finished weave. In their Victorian Surfcoast design house, no corners are cut and no stages are rushed. What ultimately shines about the Four Families designs is their love for quality.

Designed to complement Maurice Kain & Sekers curtain fabrics - see swatch covers for design & colour pairing suggestions chosen by the design team.

Modern Geometrics    
Fed Square  

FED SQUARE features an interlocking triangle design that looks cool and contemporary. Inspired by the iconic architecture of Federation Square in Melbourne, this modern geometric pattern would be right at home in a modern domestic setting. By the way, this fabric was manufactured not too far from Melbourne’s actual Fed Square.

Anaia close up  

ANAIS is a subtle chevron design, inspired by classic men’s tailoring that has refined patterning. Always on-trend, the timeless herringbone design is steeped in heritage, but continues to look fresh. - design perfection! It took some time to create, but the end result speaks for itself.

An Organic Approach    

KATOOMBA, a soft undulating horizontal design inspired by a photographic trip to the Blue Mountains. The different layers of mountain ranges at dawn's first light had a huge influence in the design of Katoomba. The weave structure, with its mix of matte & bright yarns bring the pattern to life.  The technical achievement with this unique pattern was made possible with newly installed Jacquard looms in asia. The mill used is the only one who could achieve the look with the right mix of yarns.

Cirrus closeup  

CIRRUS has an understated nature influence with a gentle pattern, evoking the ripples on the surface of a lake. Designed and made in Australia, but by an eastern European designer, using Italian yarn, utilising German weaving equipment.  We should call it Internationally Made in Australia! 



CUMULUS was inspired by the soft curves of river pebbles and patterns created on rain-streaked glass.  With yarn from Italy this fabric is woven in a world-class mill in Australia.  Designed at the same time as Cirrus with a conscious effort to create an organic look and feel.

All of these fabrics are suitable for roller and roman blinds & panel glides. 100% Polyester, blockout acrylic coating
Width: 2800mm.   Category G In House Roller Blinds, Category 5 Roman Blinds and Panel Glides

These fabrics are part of the new Four Families fabric library (boxed collection).

Currently available at a 33% discount. 

$120 +GST (now $80.40). 

Fax or email the order form to

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To download the order form  CLICK HERE.

To download the FF Fabric Brochure CLICK HERE


Important Product Notes

Uniline Freight Increase: Please note this slight increase listed in our price list.  - Slimline Venetians Freight $25 (please download updated aluminium price list which lists the new freight rate - alternatively we can email this to you).

ZEEBRA VERTICAL FABRIC SUSPENDED.  We have temporarily suspended supply due to quality issues with fabric manufacture.  We apologise for this inconvenience and will advise as soon as supply has recommenced.


Mermet Tanami and Lintex (Lintex is to be re-released at a date to be advised later in 2014)

Bricos The Designer Collection: Hampton and Lava (Designer Sunscreen is still current and is not included in the Designer Collection.  The Sunscreen is matched to Palau range)

Please remove these ranges from your swatch collections.

Please remember to download new Fabric Lists to insert into the Betta Blinds Price List.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have any price or fabric list updates emailed to you or to see previous deletion notices.

Confirmation of Order - Despatch Date

The estimated despatch date is listed on our email confirmations as Date Required.  This is automatically generated based on our average lead times and can sometimes be in error due to software programming glitches.  Please note the date is a guide only.  Other variables which may alter the date, and which cannot be taken into account are factors such as backorders.  

We always endeavour to have the order ready by the despatch date however this is not guaranteed.  We will do our utmost to communicate any delays due to backorders or other issues to you as soon as we are informed of such delays.  Please contact us to follow up on despatch dates if you require further information.



Betta Blinds and Awnings will be closed on Good Friday 18th April, Easter Monday 21st April and ANZAC Day on Friday 25th April. We will be open for business-as-usual on all other days during this period.

Wishing you a happy and safe Easter and hopping that your sales multiply like rabbits!!


Special Offers - Up to 40% off Roller Blinds

 Continued from previous month...

JAVA Sunscreen 30% off Rollers  

ATLANTA Blockout colour DUNE 30% off Rollers.

MAUI Blockout 40% off Rollers:  These selected colours only: Expresso or Latte. Ongoing.


For the very first time we are offering a discount on our Builders Range Roller Blinds in Sunscreen NET fabric.

5% off for online orders. Ongoing until further notice

These Colours Only: White,White/Linen, Charcoal and White/Sable Grey

This discount will also apply to Roller Blinds at Category C In House Collection prices.Now 15% off instead of the usual 10% for online orders. In above colours only.


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Child Safety

At Betta Blinds and Awnings we take Child Safety issues seriously and pass all relevant information on to our customers.  In the 6 months from August to February 3 toddlers in NSW died after becoming entangled in a blind cord. 

To increase awareness of child safety issues the ACCC Child Safety Information Sheet will now be packed with all corded blinds purchased from Betta Blinds and Awnings.   Please advise your installers to leave this child safety information with your customer at the premises where the blinds are installed.

Also included with the blinds are our installation guides which state the Australian Regulatory Safety Standards.  We recommend you make sure that all your installers understand the fitting requirements as per the Australian safety regulations.

We would advise you check if your showroom display blinds meet the Consumer Product Safety Standard.  Please contact us if you require any additional cleats, tensioning devises, or child safety flyers.

BMAA are conducting a PR campaign which will introduce a Window Covering Safety Month for the industry to promote child safety to the consumer, and literature to be forwarded to hospitals for distribution to pre-natal classes, to schools, child care centres and other establishments where safety warnings can be conveyed to the parents of young children. 

We recommend motorised roller and roman blinds and wand control vertical drapes for child safety purposes.


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