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Newsletter - September 2014 - No. 85

Spring is in the air...


Jacaranda Trees in full Spring-time bloom, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


See more news on awnings below in the Important Notes section.




Spring is a wonderful time to promote our fantastic range of superb quality awnings.

Mark’s Feature Article – Soltis© Awning Fabric

Soltis© 96 micro-aerated texture allows you to take full advantage of natural light and the external environment.  Soltis© 96 also contributes to protecting decorative and furnishing components against UV damage.   For better weather protection select Soltis 96W (waterproof).

Soltis© fabric is resistant to fading, stretching and shrinking.



5 Year Warranty.  Contact us for more information about Soltis fabrics or to receive samples. 

St Lucia - Let the Springtime light shine in



Betta Blinds visits Four Families

A recent visit to Victoria by our Sales Representatives, Mark and Sam, along with Sharyn (General Manager) and Eddie (Production Manager) was a wonderful opportunity to accept a long standing invitation to visit the Four Families operation in Geelong.

It was a treat to see their facilities and meet their wonderful team.  

A highlight was meeting with Maya (the head designer), who showed us the latest research and development on weaving and colours for fabrics coming online.  We loved their showroom too! (pic at right)

We were also privileged to see their extensive, and very high tech, fabric testing operation.  No wonder our fabric cutters praise Four Families fabrics for being the best received, flaw free fabric with the highest consistent quality. 

The sheer beauty of the St Lucia collection, is always a popular fixture of the Four Families collection, Four new colours have been added to its palette, Flax, Mist, Stone and Shale.

The new shades are earthy in appearance and tie in well to the colour schemes of the modern day interior.

Screen fabrics are popular with consumers but not everyone likes the 'engineered' look.  St Lucia is a softer version of a traditional screen which teams perfectly with Four Families most popular fabric, Berkley.

Practical St Lucia lets natural light in while it softens glare and the sun's harshness. Grab the swatch and put it in front of the window, it really does a brilliant job at softening the light entering your home.

Keep an eye out for the new St Lucia swatches and info which are making their way to you. Anyone with the Four Families Fabric Library will automatically receive the new swatch. A 33% discount still applies for purchase of the Four Families Fabric Boxed Samples Collection.  







New Release - Mantra Blockout by Shaw



Mantra is a striking jacquard, available in blackout & light filtering qualities. It is suitable for wider windows, and has a versatile colour range to complement contemporary interior styles.

Great Value (In House Collection Roller Blinds)
Light Filtering Category A
Blockout Category B
Panel Glides and Roman Blinds Category 1

Key Features:
Wide Width: 3000mm
100% Blackout (BO) & Light Filtering (LF) with night time privacy
Colour: 8 (BO) & 5 (LF)
Composition: 100% Polyester with Foamed Acrylic * Backing (BO) | PVC free
# Blackout only (see colours below)


Important Product Notes  - Keeping you in the loop...

High Frequency Welding Now Available: We are now up and running with our new high frequency fabric welding equipment.  This allows us to join the smaller manufactured awning fabric widths, particularly on striped fabrics.  

Vistaweave Striped Mesh has now been introduced to our awnings fabric range.  If you have the Radins Awnings fabric sample collection please contact us to request the striped fabrics be sent to include in your folder. Same price as Vistaweave Plus.

Slimline Venetians: Price Change (see article below)

Vertical Blinds Deletion: Due to technical difficulties the supplier of Zeebra fabric has advised that they are removing Zeebra Vertical fabric from their range. Please update your Vertical Fabric list in price book (attached)

Four Families:  Cirrus fabric cannot be selected for Mode or Classic style battens on Roman Blinds or Panel Glides.  Look for this symbol ☼ on our fabric list which denotes fabrics which cannot have Mode or Classic Style: 

Uniline: 5th Avenue New Generation - New swatches available now - contact us to request samples.

New Fabric list attached (for our trading customers)

Louvolite Carnival Fabric - ☼ classic and mode battens not available on Romans or Panels as the fabric is too delicate.

Hunter Douglas Quay: Temporarily unavailable - back in stock late September: Colour: Vivid

News from Bricos/Mermet: Lintex is back in stock: White, Cotton, Dark Beige, Mink, Smoke and Black.  Thank you for your patience while we dealt with the supply chain and quality issues, which have now been resolved.
M-Screen - Two colours are being phased out of the M-Screen range:
• Sable/Ultramarine • Charcoal/Ultramarine  Both colours are available while stocks last.

Wilson Studio New Fabric: Cordoba is a modern design which exudes stylish oriental qualities to suit all homes. Available in Blockout and Translucent and in 6 contemporary colours. The Blockout option features superior PITCH BLACK Blockout coating which surpasses Australian standards.

Pelmets - Standard Joins Updated Pelmets Only Price List Attached



25mm Venetian Blind - Slimline - Manufacturer's Price Changes


Reasons to love Privasee Venetians:

Made from durable aluminium, the sleek 25mm slats come in 36 high-fashion shades. 

The Dawn Co-ordinates range of fabrics for rollers, romans, panels and vertical blinds are colour coordinated to Privasee blinds and Dulux paints, giving you a great range of options for a unified look to interiors.

Privasee blinds are built to last, and come with a five-year components warranty, for peace of mind.


Betta Blinds and Awnings are wholesalers for Privasee Slimline Venetian Blinds.  The manufacture has updated their price list, effective 14th September 2014.

Please also note the surcharge for ladder locked is now 10%.

Please download the the new price list. Alternatively both Excel version and/or PDF price list can be emailed to you.  These prices will not be online until September 14th, therefore it is not recommended to use the online quoting system during the next two weeks for slimline venetians if the blinds are actually being ordered after 14th September.  Click here for link to website price lists download page Remember to login at the bottom of the screen.


Crossroads Special Offer continues into Spring....



Colours: Ivory, Pearl, Nougat, Ecru, Birch, Cocoa available in both blockout and light filtering.

Only available in 127mm Vertical Blind


Soft Furnishings for the home

Complete your interior design scheme by complementing your window blinds with stylish Louvolite soft furnishings. Selected ranges from Louvolite’s stunning collection of high quality window blind fabrics are available as coordinating or contrasting soft accessories that will enhance any room in your home.
Curtain fabric, cushions, lampshades, bed and table runners are all available in exciting colour options to help you add the finishing touch to your new room design. Contemporary colours on classic designs ensure that these sumptuous fabrics help create your ideal living space.



simply stunning


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