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The Best Fabrics & Materials For Your Outdoor Blinds & Awnings

The look, feel, and longevity of your outdoor blinds and awnings is only ever as good as the materials used. That may sound obvious, yet still too many people choose cheap and lower-quality options, not realising that initial costs saved may be negated down the line when they have to […]

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How To Clean Awnings & Outdoor Blinds

  Whether you're in the urban heart of Brisbane or beach side on the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast, your outdoor blinds and awnings will face the common denominators of dust and dirt, and require some simple, basic maintenance to keep them in top shape. But that doesn’t necessarily mean […]

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What To Look For When Buying PVC Shutters? Our Expert Advice

A cheap price may be tempting for bargain hunters, but it’s important to know what the true cost of saving a few dollars is - especially when it comes to buying PVC shutters. Sure, you know the spiel about low-grade products not having the same look or feel as their […]

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The Essential Guide to Buying Shutters

  To the untrained (and inexperienced) eye, there might not be an easily noticeable difference between two different shutters of varying quality - at least initially, anyway. But give it a little time, and you’ll quickly learn that low-grade knock-offs simply don’t have the mileage that shutters made from high […]

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Outdoor Lighting Ideas For Your Patio or Deck

You’ve got your new awnings in place, now it’s time to make your outdoor space look even more beautiful with the right lighting to enhance it. Whether you’re entertaining guests, sharing a meal, or simply relaxing, there are a number of ways people make the most of their outdoor areas […]

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Buying Outdoor Blinds & Awnings - 5 Tips From The Experts

Outdoor blinds & awnings can make a huge impact on the functionality and visual appeal of your home, but with a myriad of styles and fabrics to choose from, the process of picking the right one for your home or building can be daunting. Whether you’ve just begun considering your […]

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Basswood: The Best Choice For Timber & Wood Plantation Shutters

With so many materials to choose from, selecting the best shutters for your home can start to become a bit of an overwhelming task. Faux timber, the real thing, soft woods, hard woods; the options seem to be endless. What you should really be focusing on is finding something that […]

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Best Potted Plants Inspiration To Transform Your Patio or Deck

Factory Direct Shutters' outdoor blinds and awnings go a long way in creating a brand new patio, deck, terrace or outdoor living space for you to enjoy, but that’s not the end of it. If you truly want to create something special in your backyard and maximize this new space, […]

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How To Clean Your Shutters & Blinds In The Most Effective Way

To keep your shutters and blinds looking as fresh and clean as the day you first installed them takes a bit of light maintenance. Unfortunately, many people struggle finding the best and most efficient way of cleaning their shutters and blinds, i.e. the method that will give them the best […]

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How To Save Money By Installing Shutters & Blinds

  There’s a weak link in your home that’s making you feel hotter in summer and colder in winter than need be, and no, it’s not your overworked air conditioner. It’s your windows. Yes, these glass portals into the outside world can make all the difference to your household’s year-round […]

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Jon Rist
2021-02-19 via Google
Absolutely delighted with my new shutters, they look awesome, and definitely add value to my property. Not as expensive as I'd first imagined. Ben the installation guy is a friendly nice guy too. Whole experience was great!
Malcolm Williams
2021-02-19 via Google
We installed Factory Direct Sun Blinds to our western deck. The quality of the blinds cannot be faulted and Kyle installed them without any fuss just perfect. Thank you for a fine product adding value to our apartment and allowing us to use the deck on hot summer days. I can recommend your firm without hesitation.
Andrew Holford
2021-02-19 via Google
Factory Direct Shutters & Blinds are a team of Super Stars. Exceptional service and price! We had a pleasurable experience every step along the process from initial contact thought to quoting and installation. My Office blind looks great i will be back again soon.
Shirley
2021-02-19 via Google
Jules is so wonderful to work with. She has so many ideas. Our blinds look great and the two installers ( Scott was one) were pleasant and cleaned up when they were finished. I love the new look! I would definitely deal with this company again!
Barbara Rowan
2021-01-19 via Google
Look no further this company would be the best. Last Saturday I had installed a concertina plantation shutter in my pergola, roller blinds, Venetian blinds & vertical blinds installed in my home. They all look fabulous. The quality is superb and price very competitive. All Australian made no rubbish from China. The service from each employee I dealt with was efficient, friendly and helpful. I will be using them again in the new year for a small plantation shutter in another pergola. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for their products.
Martin Kijlstra
2021-03-11 via Google
Our new plantation shutters are very nice and installed perfectly. Ordered them in December and advised of manufacture time and likely installation date, which matched well. Installation was quick, allowed silicone to dry for 24 hrs, now it's awesome. Everyone who sees then thinks they are awesome... And I agree! Good job FDS!
Clint Wright
2020-12-05 via Google
Just had our newly renovated bathrooms updated with new shutters. From the first quote through to the install the team at Factory Direct Shutters have been faultless. Nigel in sales was really helpful in choosing the best products, Alison in the office kept us informed of the install and Marks install was excellent. Really happy the final outcome and will be using these guys again.
Maria MacMaster
2021-02-23 via Google
I have used this company to install shutters throughout my house (in three bedrooms, bathroom, toilet, laundry) ad well as two vertical blinds on two large sliding doors. Jules did a great job doing the measuring and quoting, giving good advice on some unusual windows. Isaac did all the installations and was always efficient, tidy and friendly. I had great confidence in the team and have been very satisfied with the end results. Highly recommended.
Katrina Boyd
2021-03-11 via Google
From start to finish I was impressed. The whole job has exceeded our expectations. We got a few quotes and FD SHUTTERS came in cheaper and were happy to negotiate. They gave follow up call and the guys that installed the blinds were absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend FD Shutters
Dav Hunter
2021-01-16 via Google
Had my blind installed today . Josh was awesome did a wonderful job. Recommend to all looking at getting one. makes a huge difference to your home. Not only cooler but stylish and privacy .I will be getting more done now I have seen the excellent care and work completed and how a difference it has made to the house. Thank you Josh Jessica and factory Direct shutters I really recommend them. Value was one of the best I had been given in a quote.
Lance Obrien
2022-03-16 via Google
Justin & the Team were well above my expectations. I had several quotations & the level of service Factory direct provided was head & shoulders above the competitors. What i liked was Justin's approach; he had passion for his work & gave a good practical opinion on all facets rather than what was easy. Factory directs after sales service was spot on with no neglect on coming back to make a few minor adjustments along with back up calls to ensure we were 100% happy. I can highly recommend these guys as i believe they fit into good old fashioned service