Wooden Venetians

Wooden Venetians

Best I have seen in this country! 

One of the best wooden blinds I have seen in this country. Excellent customer service and very friendly staff and good price and quality too. AAA++++++++++

Moe Sylver

Prompt, efficient and very reasonably priced

Awesome service - friendly, easy to deal with, prompt, efficient, and very reasonable price. Our wooden blinds looks fabulous. Definitely recommend the product and the service team.

Fiona Davies

Best I have seen in this country! 

One of the best wooden blinds I have seen in this country. Excellent customer service and very friendly staff and good price and quality too. AAA++++++++++

Moe Sylver

Prompt, efficient and very reasonably priced

Awesome service - friendly, easy to deal with, prompt, efficient, and very reasonable price. Our wooden blinds looks fabulous. Definitely recommend the product and the service team.

Fiona Davies

What our clients say about No1 BLINDS

What our clients say about No1 BLINDS

Auckland’s No1 Wooden Blind Supply and Install Specialists for Residential and Commercial Applications.

Auckland’s No1 Wooden Blind Supply and Install Specialists for Residential and Commercial Applications.

50 Neilpark Dr, East Tamaki, Auckland 2013

50 Neilpark Dr, East Tamaki, Auckland 2013

Mon- Fri: 8:30am - 5.30pm 

Sat: 10:00am - 12pm

Mon- Fri: 8:30am - 5.30pm 

Sat: 10:00am - 12pm

  • Adds warmth to any indoor space – thermal insulating properties
  • Made from only the highest quality timber
  • Renowned for lightness and ease of handling
  • Available in 50mm and protected with a UV coating to stop yellowing and sun fade

Venetian wooden blinds offer a warmth to any home or office, that only a natural timber finish can.

Manufactured right here in New Zealand with beautiful natural timber whilst also being light and strong in their purpose. Our Wooden Venetian Blind range offers you a blind that is not only aesthetic but functionally sound.

Wooden venetian blinds are also designed to resist bowing and twisting and will fit in with the decor of your home or workplace.

Our beautiful Wooden Venetian Blinds come with a 3 year warranty.

Free Onsite Measure And Quote At Your Home Or Office

  • Adds warmth to any indoor space – thermal insulating properties
  • Made from only the highest quality timber
  • Renowned for lightness and ease of handling
  • Available in 50mm and protected with a UV coating to stop yellowing and sun fade

Venetian wooden blinds offer a warmth to any home or office, that only a natural timber finish can.

Manufactured right here in New Zealand with beautiful natural timber whilst also being light and strong in their purpose. Our Wooden Venetian Blind range offers you a blind that is not only aesthetic but functionally sound.

Wooden venetian blinds are also designed to resist bowing and twisting and will fit in with the decor of your home or workplace.

Our beautiful Wooden Venetian Blinds come with a 3 year warranty.

Free Onsite Measure And Quote At Your Home Or Office

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Where did Wooden Venetian Blinds originate from?

It is claimed that the first commercial wooden blind was created in 1767 in Pennsylvania by an English man who saw the opportunity to block the strong afternoon sun over the summertime. Having visited Italy previously he was exposed to the wooden shutter system and thought he could improve the design for the locals by providing the following features and benefits.

1. His "Wooden Venetian Sun Shades" were able to be hoisted up so they were out of the way giving the user full access to the view out the window without anything obstructing it. (alot of people are thanking him now for that foresight) 

2. The design he used was alot lighter than his Italian counterparts and this was more suited for the lighter wooden houses being built at the time. Italy had very deep window sills which were made out of bricks and mortar and were able to support the heavy solid wooden blinds that were constructed from strong timbers such as Chestnut and Beechwood.  The new wooden blinds were lighter and much easier to use and hang.

3. The wooden venetian screens were more effective than the Roman styled blinds of that time, which used very loose weaved canvas that was susceptible to rotting and fading over time. The wooden blinds were built from robust basswood and were able to be coloured with vegetable dyes for the fashion conscious. These blinds were very popular as they were more robust and could stand the test of time. I am sure the folk of Pennsylvania would be very interested now to see the multiple colours available now in modern aluminium venetian blinds. Fortunately in modern times we have blockout blinds that come with a ten year blind warranty .so no worries about rot or fading here!

What are our wooden blinds made from?

When the first wood blinds were crafted in Pennsylvania the wood used was Basswood. We are delighted to say that our blinds also are made from Basswood (a sustainable timber from USA) and we are proud to manufacture in the same quality as they did way back in 1767. Our beautiful hand crafted wooden blinds are designed to last and look amazing without the twisting that happens with cedar blinds. White wooden blinds seem to be the most popular colour currently and looks amazing in all types of houses. The good thing about white venetian blinds is they will match with pretty much all colours which is why they are the go to wooden venetian blind in Auckland. We can measure the wooden blinds for you, provide a free quotation and then manufacture the blinds to your specifications and install them for you too.

We pride ourselves on our service and our team are dedicated to your 100% satisfaction.

What is the best way to clean wooden blinds?

Basswood wooden blinds come with a gentle oil impregnation which makes cleaning the blinds very easy. We suggest you do the following

Step One: Close the blinds so they are pointing down.

Step Two: Use a microfibre cloth if you have one or an old sock will suffice.

Step Three: Wipe down the entire front of the wooden blind getting as close as you can to the strings but not on the strings. (otherwise they will get dirty)

Step Four: Flip the blinds the other way up and repeat the process this time behind the blind as shown below in the video

Step Five: Now open the blinds half way so you can see where you have missed and wipe this with your microfibre cloth

If you have grease or mildew on the wooden venetian blinds then you will need some warm water in a bucket with a small amount (half a teaspoon) of Dettol in it to help with the mildew or grease 

Where did Wooden Venetian Blinds originate from?

It is claimed that the first commercial wooden blind was created in 1767 in Pennsylvania by an English man who saw the opportunity to block the strong afternoon sun over the summertime. Having visited Italy previously he was exposed to the wooden shutter system and thought he could improve the design for the locals by providing the following features and benefits.

1. His "Wooden Venetian Sun Shades" were able to be hoisted up so they were out of the way giving the user full access to the view out the window without anything obstructing it. (alot of people are thanking him now for that foresight) 

2. The design he used was alot lighter than his Italian counterparts and this was more suited for the lighter wooden houses being built at the time. Italy had very deep window sills which were made out of bricks and mortar and were able to support the heavy solid wooden blinds that were constructed from strong timbers such as Chestnut and Beechwood.  The new wooden blinds were lighter and much easier to use and hang.

3. The wooden venetian screens were more effective than the Roman styled blinds of that time, which used very loose weaved canvas that was susceptible to rotting and fading over time. The wooden blinds were built from robust basswood and were able to be coloured with vegetable dyes for the fashion conscious. These blinds were very popular as they were more robust and could stand the test of time. I am sure the folk of Pennsylvania would be very interested now to see the multiple colours available now in modern aluminium venetian blinds. Fortunately in modern times we have blockout blinds that come with a ten year blind warranty .so no worries about rot or fading here!

What are our wooden blinds made from?

When the first wood blinds were crafted in Pennsylvania the wood used was Basswood. We are delighted to say that our blinds also are made from Basswood (a sustainable timber from USA) and we are proud to manufacture in the same quality as they did way back in 1767. Our beautiful hand crafted wooden blinds are designed to last and look amazing without the twisting that happens with cedar blinds. White wooden blinds seem to be the most popular colour currently and looks amazing in all types of houses. The good thing about white venetian blinds is they will match with pretty much all colours which is why they are the go to wooden venetian blind in Auckland. We can measure the wooden blinds for you, provide a free quotation and then manufacture the blinds to your specifications and install them for you too.

We pride ourselves on our service and our team are dedicated to your 100% satisfaction.

What is the best way to clean wooden blinds?

Basswood wooden blinds come with a gentle oil impregnation which makes cleaning the blinds very easy. We suggest you do the following

Step One: Close the blinds so they are pointing down.

Step Two: Use a microfibre cloth if you have one or an old sock will suffice.

Step Three: Wipe down the entire front of the wooden blind getting as close as you can to the strings but not on the strings. (otherwise they will get dirty)

Step Four: Flip the blinds the other way up and repeat the process this time behind the blind as shown below in the video

Step Five: Now open the blinds half way so you can see where you have missed and wipe this with your microfibre cloth

If you have grease or mildew on the wooden venetian blinds then you will need some warm water in a bucket with a small amount (half a teaspoon) of Dettol in it to help with the mildew or grease 

Live demonstration of a simple way to clean wooden venetian blinds

Live demonstration of a simple way to clean wooden venetian blinds

Frequently asked questions about wooden blinds

Q: I saw some wooden blinds advertised that were really cheap. How can they make them that price?

A: As mentioned earlier our blinds are made from the best quality 100% pure wood. Currently on the market there are alot of "fake" wooden blinds also known as PVC , Polyfoam or synthetic wooden blinds. They are not the genuine article and have a lot of disadvantages over wooden blinds.

Q: Why are fake wooden blinds so bad?

A: Synthetic faux wooden blinds are 2-3 times heavier than proper wood blinds which means you have more weight to support on your wall. The only way to achieve this is make the blind lattice only 300 wide and this then impedes on your view

Q: Why are PVC heavy blinds not recommended?

A: Put simply they are fake. Also known as plastic blinds,  Faux wooden blinds, polyfoam blinds, PVC blinds. These types of blinds have to be made smaller due to the weight. For example a 100% natural wooden blind can be made 3000mm x 2000mm drop and work perfectly, where as a PVC blind could only be 1500 x 2000mm drop and be right on the limit for weight for the headboard. This means the ladders are visible and impedes the view and design of the room. The weight also puts alot of stress onto the cord locks which usually fail very quickly.

Q: Does weight make the blinds wear and tear more?

A: The weight of a synthetic or plastic blind means the mechanisms for lifting the blind up and down has alot of weight to support so you will see these fitting fail reasonably quickly compared to wooden blinds.

A: I need to clean the head rail for my wooden blinds, is it ok to put water on there?

Q: No as the head rails are made from tin and water will make them rust. Best bet is a damp cloth and then dry the area well so it does not rust.

Q: What is the best cord lock to hold up the blinds?

A: We have our own cord lock to hold up the wooden blinds but keep in mind the weight from PVC blinds is so much that typically the cord lock will not support the blind once it starts to wear.

Q: Why are my PVC blinds drooping after a hot summer

A: The heat from the sun makes the PVC, Polyfoam, or Faux blinds change shape which is something you do not get with 100% natural wooden blinds

Q: My blinds are starting to go yellow, is this caused by the sun?

A: No this is the fake synthetic faux blinds discolouring from heat and age. Over time PVC changes its molecular structure where as our wooden blinds do not have this issue.

Q: Why aren't faux blinds alot cheaper than proper wood?

A: The manufacturing of faux blinds takes considerably more labour than wooden blinds and this is why the cost is comparable to wooden blinds. What this means for the client is they are paying more for labour with a cheap material rather than a quality material with reduced labour. 

Q: Are 100% natural wooden blinds ok in wet areas such as bathrooms and in your laundry?

A: Absolutely as long as they are not in direct contact with water such as in your shower with the water pouring over the blind, but yes absolutely safe to use in wet areas. 

Q: I have some mould on my wooden venetian blinds, what is the best way to get rid of it.

A: The best way to remove mould is to use a product like "pledge" in the brown can and give the blinds a gentle spray and a wipe off. Pledge is an anti static dust which means less build up of dust on your blinds

Frequently asked questions about wooden blinds

Q: I saw some wooden blinds advertised that were really cheap. How can they make them that price?

A: As mentioned earlier our blinds are made from the best quality 100% pure wood. Currently on the market there are alot of "fake" wooden blinds also known as PVC , Polyfoam or synthetic wooden blinds. They are not the genuine article and have a lot of disadvantages over wooden blinds.

Q: Why are fake wooden blinds so bad?

A: Synthetic faux wooden blinds are 2-3 times heavier than proper wood blinds which means you have more weight to support on your wall. The only way to achieve this is make the blind lattice only 300 wide and this then impedes on your view

Q: Why are PVC heavy blinds not recommended?

A: Put simply they are fake. Also known as plastic blinds,  Faux wooden blinds, polyfoam blinds, PVC blinds. These types of blinds have to be made smaller due to the weight. For example a 100% natural wooden blind can be made 3000mm x 2000mm drop and work perfectly, where as a PVC blind could only be 1500 x 2000mm drop and be right on the limit for weight for the headboard. This means the ladders are visible and impedes the view and design of the room. The weight also puts alot of stress onto the cord locks which usually fail very quickly.

Q: Does weight make the blinds wear and tear more?

A: The weight of a synthetic or plastic blind means the mechanisms for lifting the blind up and down has alot of weight to support so you will see these fitting fail reasonably quickly compared to wooden blinds.

A: I need to clean the head rail for my wooden blinds, is it ok to put water on there?

Q: No as the head rails are made from tin and water will make them rust. Best bet is a damp cloth and then dry the area well so it does not rust.

Q: What is the best cord lock to hold up the blinds?

A: We have our own cord lock to hold up the wooden blinds but keep in mind the weight from PVC blinds is so much that typically the cord lock will not support the blind once it starts to wear.

Q: Why are my PVC blinds drooping after a hot summer

A: The heat from the sun makes the PVC, Polyfoam, or Faux blinds change shape which is something you do not get with 100% natural wooden blinds

Q: My blinds are starting to go yellow, is this caused by the sun?

A: No this is the fake synthetic faux blinds discolouring from heat and age. Over time PVC changes its molecular structure where as our wooden blinds do not have this issue.

Q: Why aren't faux blinds alot cheaper than proper wood?

A: The manufacturing of faux blinds takes considerably more labour than wooden blinds and this is why the cost is comparable to wooden blinds. What this means for the client is they are paying more for labour with a cheap material rather than a quality material with reduced labour. 

Q: Are 100% natural wooden blinds ok in wet areas such as bathrooms and in your laundry?

A: Absolutely as long as they are not in direct contact with water such as in your shower with the water pouring over the blind, but yes absolutely safe to use in wet areas. 

Q: I have some mould on my wooden venetian blinds, what is the best way to get rid of it.

A: The best way to remove mould is to use a product like "pledge" in the brown can and give the blinds a gentle spray and a wipe off. Pledge is an anti static dust which means less build up of dust on your blinds

Wooden Venetian Blinds

Todd shows below why Wooden blinds are superior to Faux blinds also known as synthetic PVC blinds

Todd shows below why Wooden blinds are superior to Faux blinds also known as synthetic PVC blinds

Ph 0800 10 11 30 Auckland Wide

Ph 0800 10 11 30 Auckland Wide

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