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Newsletter - December 2014 - No. 88

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support this year.      

It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to the continuation of this in the new year.  We wish you, your staff and your families a wonderful and safe Christmas and wish you every success and happiness in 2015.  

With Best Wishes, from Damien and everyone at Betta.baubles2013

Christmas Closure and Last Orders

Please take note of our Christmas Closure and Last Order Dates to make sure you get your orders in pronto.

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Last OrdersFriday 5th December

Last days for DespatchToll Ipec: 16th / 17th. Local courier/Pick Up: Friday 19th by 12 noon

Closure: Betta Blinds and Awnings will be closed from Friday 19th December 12:00 noon
Re-open on Monday 12th January, 2015.

Perfect example of the use of the Post Feet option on the Betta 6000 

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The Betta Blinds and Awnings distinctive Side Channels can be used as Posts with the addition of unique Channel Post Feet (Easy to Face Fit).

Post feet are available on the Straight Drop / Side Channel Awnings: BETTA 3000 Multi Stop and the BETTA 6000 with Crank Handle.  Betta 6000 available with motorised option. 

See right: Installer tests the strength of the Side Channels installed as posts.

New Australian Made Fabric by Wilson Fabrics

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NEW RELEASE
: Proudly made in Australia; Matrix is a carefully crafted woven jacquard design with contemporary two toned textured look. Matrix is available in 10 great colours that suit the style of this design; crisp white, ever popular naturals and modern charcoal tones.

Broome II: NEW COLOURS - 2800mm Width. Naturally textured blind fabric also available in a coordinating Broome II drapery fabric. You can mix and match curtains and blinds throughout the house while maintaining the same colour theme and style. 

Fabric List Attached

Comet II: Price Reduction now Category 5 for Blockout NEW COLOURS - NEW WIDTH 2800 Available in both Blockout and Translucent, Comet II is now 280wide and available in new on trend colours. Comet II features a subtle tonal textured look 

The Blockout option on these fabrics feature superior PITCH BLACK Blockout coating which surpasses Australian standards. 

PLEASE NOTE: We have received new pricing from Wilson Fabrics so some uncoated fabrics have changed price in the fabric categories.  Please don't forget to replace your fabric list with the new one attached.

Price Change to four Shaw blockouts: Mantra, Le Reve, Aston, Urbanshade

Shaw have increased their prices across their entire range, however we have managed to keep prices down on all fabrics, including in the Builders Range, except for these four blockout fabrics:

Effective 12th January: Mantra Blockout, Category C, Le Reve Blockout Category C, Aston Blackout Category F, Urbanshade Category 5.  Fabric List for January 2015 attached. Please discard previous versions. 

Please remember to update any quotes you have in the system if you have quoted on these fabrics
(NB: quotes only valid for 30 days)                                           Mantra pictured below left, Le Reve below right.

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New Mermet Collection from The Bricos Group

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Mermet have introduced a new brand structure and product offer. The fabric collection is in three clearly defined and easy-to-use categories. See new fabric list attached.

The collection folders can be purchased as individual collection folders (prices below) or as a set of three for $150. When purchasing the full set you also receive a complimentary Mermet carry bag, custom designed for this swatching collection.

PERFORMANCE SUNSCREENS – setting the standard for solar protection fabrics $47.00
CACHET® – Mermet’s popular collection of textured and decorator fabrics $74
ESSENTIALS – a new category of functional, everyday fabric ranges $29.00
Carry Bag $30.00

The three folders boast a wealth of information about each fabric range.  Sampling Order Form attached.

NB: SunShadow® collection : Net Screen, RR Screen and Screen Opulence – continue to be available under the company brand Bricos and as separate swatching items. Other fabrics previously under the Bricos brand are now under the Mermet brand.  

Products of the Month

PanelRomanMode  PanelRoman

We have been flat out keeping up with our orders for Panel Glides with matching Roman Blinds. More and more consumers are taken with the different looks that can be created with this combination and the various styles we offer: Classic, Mode and Plantation.  Plain style (without battens) is also available in Panels depending on fabric.

Some fabrics are not recommended for panel glides (due to the tendancy to curl when in smaller width panels), however this can be overcome by selecting a batten to keep the fabric more stable.  Please look for the Ψ symbol in our fabric list which denotes the fabrics which must have battens on panels. This symbol ☼ denotes fabrics which are not suitable for classic or mode style battens.

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

Hunter Douglas Notice: Vertical and Roller Fabric Range Update - Attica, Quay and Panama
Now back in stock Quay 2.8m: Vivid.
New 3.0m wide width: Quay Fabric Range - available early 2015
Quay colours discontinued: Nil Stock – Obsolete: Roller: Quay 2.8m: Colours: Angel, Passive, Hog.
Vertical: 89mm: Squiggle, Hog, Passive; 127mm: Passive, Hog, Angel
Attica Fabric Range: Nil Stock – Obsolete: Roller 2.8m colours: Bien, Scoria, Grit, Java
Vertical 127mm: Talc, Scoria, Grit, Bien, Okra 89mm: Talc Grit
Panama Fabric range is now obsolete; please remove swatches from your fabric folders.

Discontinued Sunshine Screens: The following fabrics/widths have been discontinued and all stock has been exhausted: Shantung Galaxy 2.5mt width, Viewscreen Bronze 2.5mt width. Also a reminder that the below fabrics have been discontinued in the past. 

Contra 3mt width (still available in 2.5mt width): Charcoal, Dusk and Soft White
Contra 2.5mt and 3mt width: Marble Whisper and Midnight
Reflections Cameo 3mt width (still available in 2.5mt width)
Essentials 208mt width: Calico, Cream and Almond
Please ensure the above fabrics (except Contra Charcoal, Dusk, Soft White & Reflections Cameo) are removed from any samples you have.  Please amend the sample for Contra Charcoal, Dusk, Soft White & Reflections Cameo to show only available in 2.5mt width

*** New Child Safety Regulations Effective January 1st 2015 ***

 To all concerned: - Competition and Consumer Act 2010 - Corded Internal Window Coverings

Safety Standard 2014

Please see the attached Notice from the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments

Please note the regulations in relation to Installation of corded internal window coverings must be followed.  These details are on the attached, and are also noted in all Installation Guides sent with all corded blinds ordered from Betta Blinds and Awnings.  Child Safety Brochure is also included.

NB: This new additional requirement commences on 1st January 2015.

1. A label must be attached to the corded window covering containing the name and the contact details of the company responsible for the installation.   

2. You also must ensure that any warning label or swing tag supplied with the corded window covering remains attached to the cord. 

Please see Installation Standard and other information attached.  If you need more advice or information on these regulations please contact Sharyn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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New Australian Made Release - Aspire by Scott Free

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Blockout & Light Filtering in both Roller and Vertical

A beautiful new Australian made jacquard fabric up to 2800mm wide, available in 5 soft tonal colours with a slight shimmer.  

Roller/Romans/Panels L/F and B/O Category 4

Vertical 127mm & 89mm L/F & B/O Category E

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