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Stylish, Robust & Energy Efficient Alpha Awnings

Danielle Crosby - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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The Australian lifestyle is synonymous with modernity, outdoor leisure, and quality time with loved ones and friends. Alpha Awnings from Dollar Curtains & Blinds are designed and manufactured in Australia specifically to cater to our unique lifestyle, the range is a perfect blend of design, style and functionality well suited to all exteriors. Our extensive range is suitable across alfresco areas, pergolas, verandahs as well as windows.

When it comes to outdoors, the Aussie sun can be quite harsh at times, with temperatures reaching well into the 40s. Not only do Alpha Awnings offer great protection from UV rays, but they are also designed to withstand high winds, a particular benefit in coastal areas. Our Alpha Awnings range is specially engineered and independently tested, they sustain well in excess of the 40 to 50km per hour standard on the Beaufort Wind Scale.

The side retention system is worth a special mention. It is an inspired way of adding an extra room to your home. The fabric is tensioned utilizing a floating channel preventing fabric blowouts or light gaps. With the fabric secured between the left and right channels, this system is ideal for enclosing courtyards, patios or balconies.

Our Alpha Awnings range features 5 matching styles, including Cable Guide, Straight Drop, Side Retention System, Pivot Arm and Deep Channel. With a variety of styles, you can personalize the perfect awning to suit your external shading requirements.

Our strong suite has always been local manufacturing, according to the highest-made Australian standards. All are awnings are manufactured here in Victoria by DCB ensuring factory direct prices, no hidden costs, and best of all, generations coming back for the same great stuff! And don’t worry about the warranty either, we’ve got you covered for 3 years! Click here to locate the nearest showroom or call 03 9237 1200 to speak to an expert for more.

 

Successful first year of partnership with MIA

Brianna Hatton - Monday, September 12, 2016

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We are thrilled that our strong partnership with Ricky Richards has helped to exceed their target of $100,000 by raising $102,668 in the first year of their partnership with the Melanoma Institute Australia.

At DCB we range Ricky Richards selection of awning fabrics. This includes diverse fabric solutions for coverings such as folding arm awnings, side channel awnings and straight drop blinds. Ricky Richards collection of colours, designs and textile options help our customers create aesthetically pleasing window coverings that will last for years to come.

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If you’re looking for a window treatment that offers sun control and the ability to invite cool breezes in, while also allowing uninterrupted outside views, the outlook collection of fabrics from Ricky Richards is the ideal solution. 


Ricky Richards has recently revamped the collection, which now features over 50 colour and design options, giving you an almost limitless choice of fabrics that “help let the outside in”. 

New additions to the range are Mode Privacy and Outlook Fusion. 


Mode Privacy has a tighter basket weave construction than the traditional Mode fabrics and with a one per cent openness factor is ideal if you want to retain your view and air flow but maximise privacy. 


Outlook Fusion is a combination of a basket and twill weave that creates a “self-stripe” appearance, perfect if you want a softer looking stripe.

Outlook fabrics work well in a number of applications, including automated awnings, patio blinds, side channel blinds and straight drop blinds.


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Curtains, Blinds & Awnings Pre Xmas Delivery & Installation

Danielle Crosby - Thursday, October 01, 2015

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At Dollar Curtains and Blinds we offer you MORE! Like MORE in time for the Holiday Season. Place your order NOW and have your Curtains, Blinds and Awnings, ready in time for Christmas. That's right order NOW and have your window furnishings by Christmas! While stocks last. Add MORE to your home with quality window furnishings from Dollar Curtains and Blinds.

Please contact your local store for Christmas cut off dates for 2015.

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Curtains, Blinds, Shutters, and Awnings in Canberra

Danielle Crosby - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Since it can get really hot in Canberra, we understand that climate control is a priority for a majority of homeowners. When looking for window accessories to filter the harsh light coming into your home, you only need to visit Dollar Curtains and Blinds.

We have a store and showroom near you whether you’re in North or South Canberra. Our store in Mitchell serves Northern Canberra, particularly the areas of Crace, Franklin, Palmerston, Gungalin, Harrison, Watson, Downer, Giralang, Kaleen, Lawson, Lyneham, Braddon, Dickson and Ainslie. For the southern area, our store in Fishwyck services Yarralumla, Lyons, Phillip, O'Malley, Chifley, Hume, Environa, Hume, Jerrabombera, Googong, Yarrow, Oaks Estate, Capital Hill, Acton, and Campbell.

Although curtains can help keep your house cool, you need not sacrifice style for temperature control. Visit one of our stores and we will help you create curtains that fit your design and budget. With more than 180 fabric patterns, you will never run out of colors, materials and prints to choose from. We also boast 50 fabrics that are exclusive to Dollar Curtains and Blinds. Our staff can provide large samples to let you feel the texture for yourself.

We’re proud to say that the curtains in our stores are 100% made in Australia. One hundred and fifty craftspersons in our Melbourne based facility sew your custom made orders. Because our manufacturing is local, we save on logistics and pass these savings onto you. Whenever you choose from our Make-Free line, we will make the curtains free for you. Not only are our products cost-effective, you also have our quality guarantee.

In case curtains don’t fit the bill, we also sell an assortment of products that will help you achieve the look you’ve been dreaming of. We have roller blinds, vertical blinds, venetian blinds and fabric blinds. For shutters, we carry plantation, roller and aluminum shutters. Or if you want to create accents and highlights in your rooms, you can also consider our decor options. We stock a variety of cushions, wallpaper and wall art. So you can style your room to your heart's content.

We have been perfecting the craft of making curtains and installing, awnings, blinds and shutters since 1967. Our decades of work has made us the “one and only complete window covering specialists”. We provide end-to-end window treatment services from manufacturing to installation.

Call us today for your window treatment needs. You will get a visit from one of our Dollar Curtains and Blinds specialists who will measure your windows, provide you with samples to choose from, and give you a quote - free of charge. For more news about discounts and the latest designs and models, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Dollar Curtains and Blinds provides you with value beyond just covering your windows, we help you customize your living in your own terms. Call us on (02) 6255 5293 for our Mitchell store or (02) 6280 9272 for our Fishwyck store. See how Dollar Curtains and Blinds can make a difference in your home today.

Curtains, Blinds, Shutters, and Awnings in Melbourne

Danielle Crosby - Monday, September 28, 2015

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Melbourne is a city with temperamental weather. It can be sunny one moment, gusty the next, raining soon after, and back to clear again. With such moody weather, it is very hard to find just the right window accessories that adjusts well to the shifting weather conditions. But if you’re looking for window treatments that stay stylish despite the changes, helps control the internal climate of your home, and protect your privacy, you only need to think of Dollar Curtains and Blinds.

There’s always a Dollar Curtains and Blinds store and showroom near you in Melbourne. We serve your window treatment needs in five different locations across the city. For western and northwestern Melbourne, we have a store in Niddrie that services your areas. In case you live in the northeastern area of the city, please visit or call our Eltham store. You can visit our Doncaster store if you’re living in the eastern areas while those living in southern Melbourne can visit our Oakleigh store.

Despite the randomness of the weather, the style of your home needs to be grounded and constant. In this regard, the specialists at our stores can assist you in making the right choices for your homes. You can choose to tie the different elements of your room by syncing with colors and patterns or you can also choose opposing colors to keep things interesting. However which way you choose, there are curtains, blinds, shutters, and awnings in our inventory that will help you achieve that look you are aiming for.

When you come to a Dollar Curtains and Blinds store, we will help you choose among a variety of types and items that will give you value at any budget. There will always be a design that will suit your tastes since we have more than 180 fabric patterns and 50 exclusive design prints to choose from. Our staff will provide you with a generous sample so you can gauge the look and feel of the material.

If pre-made curtains don’t quite fit the bill, you will be glad to know that you can customise your own curtains and we will make them for you for free. You only need to pay for the materials as long as you choose them from our Make-Free line. What’s great about our offering is that they’re 100% made in Australia. Our craftspeople in our manufacturing facility in Melbourne sew and build the curtains for you and you have our assurance that they’re all quality made. Another great thing about keeping our manufacturing local is that we are able to pass our savings to you.

Aside from curtains, you can also find an assortment of blinds, awnings, shutters, and home decor products. We have roller blinds, vertical blinds, venetian blinds, and fabric blinds. Should you want shutters installed, we offer plantation, roller, and aluminum shutters. Just in case you’d like to change the way your room looks, we also offer a variety of cushions, wallpaper, and wall art which are sure to create more highlights and accents to your interiors. You can style your space as much as you want with the items we’re offering.

Dollar Curtains and Blinds have been in the business of window accessories since 1967. In all our years of operation, we’ve always kept total customer satisfaction as our constant goal and that’s why we are known as the one and only complete window treatment covering specialists. From manufacturing, sales, and installation, we have your windows covered.

Dollar Curtains and Blinds provides you with value beyond accessorising your windows. We make sure that your rooms are a delight. Call one of our stores and get one of our specialists to visit you. We’ll measure your windows, show you curtain samples, and give you a quote - free of charge. If you want discounts and news about the latest designs, please subscribe to our newsletter. Let’s talk about how Dollar Curtains and Blinds can make a difference in your home.

Don’t forget that we also have branches in Glen Waverley, Chirnside Park, Mornington, Ferntree Gully, Pakenham, and Fountain Gate. If you’re in the neighborhood, please do pay us a visit.

2014 Winner Excellence in Customer Service from the Australian Business Quality Awards

Danielle Crosby - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Strong focus on customer satisfaction leads Dollar Curtains & Blinds to win the Gold Award

Dollar Curtains & Blinds, Australia’s leading window furnishing specialists, achieved the esteemed Australian Business Quality Award for successfully adhering to its high service standards and going beyond customers’ needs.

Now in its 7th year, the Australian Business Quality Awards acknowledges enterprises that exhibit outstanding service levels as assessed by their customers. The organisation measures businesses against a range of internationally-recognised principles of best practice in customer service.

“We are truly proud of this accomplishment which clearly demonstrates our commitment to please our customers by providing the highest level of quality and service in the window furnishings market'. In our business, we walk the talk as we deliver on our promise and more,” shared Danielle Crosby, Marketing Manager at Dollar Curtains & Blinds.

Established in 1967 as a family business in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Dollar Curtains & Blinds has been pushing the boundaries of quality and innovation in Australian manufactured window treatments for over 48 years.

The company has evolved since those early days, all the while retaining a strong family ethos. Dollar Curtains & Blinds now operates two fully functional manufacturing facilities, 35 stores servicing the entire Melbourne market, and a successful franchise business which are also all locally owned and operated.

The reasons behind the business’ longevity and market strength are diverse, but one element that unites them is an ongoing commitment to offer more to our customers – More.

Recounting an experience with Dollar Curtains & Blinds one of its customers related, The outcome has far exceeded my expectations. They were so helpful and patient with me, as I really didn’t know what I wanted (needed). The product and construction of the blinds and the installation is perfect. I think it is important that when you receive such excellent customer service and products that it gets noticed. I will be recommending them to all my family and friends”

Equally satisfied with Dollar Curtains & Blinds another customer said, “We were very happy with the customer service from Dollar Curtains. The staff at the Niddrie branch were very friendly and most helpful. Helen who measured up was very professional and guiding us through what would be suitable. John who was very organised installing provided excellent service as well”

The Australian Business Quality Awards aim to raise the bar in customer service by encouraging businesses to be the best at what they do and rewarding those who excel in their respective fields. Open to any enterprise, regardless of its size and the nature of its business, the awards evaluate how effective an enterprise is in performing against its own and best practice customer service standards.

According to the organisation, “Customers always look for the best service, which positively impacts the business in various facets, from recall to word of mouth and repeat business that all affect the bottom line. The awards not only give the business the recognition it deserves but also identifies aspects that surpass customer expectations and those that have room for improvement.”

Providing a good indication of which businesses have strong customer satisfaction ratings, the Australian Business Quality Awards bestows the Bronze Award to enterprises that garner a score of 70% to 80%, the Silver Award for an 80% to 90% score, and the prestigious Gold Award for a score of 90% or higher.

 

In Time for XMAS

Danielle Crosby - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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At Dollar Curtains and Blinds we offer you MORE!

Like MORE in time for the Holiday Season.

Place your order NOW and have your Curtains, Blinds and Awnings, ready in time for Christmas!

That's right order NOW and have your window furnishings by Christmas!

While stocks last.

Add MORE to your home with quality window furnishings from Dollar Curtains and Blinds.

Visit one of our showrooms or go online to book your FREE in-home measure and quote!

New Living 2014 Magazine OUT NOW

Danielle Crosby - Saturday, August 30, 2014

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New Living 2014 Magazine OUT NOW

Introducing the 2014 edition of Living magazine - 50+ pages of inspiration on the latest trends in curtains, blinds, shutters, awnings and homewares. Interior decorating advise on how to shop for the right window furnishings, three home transformations, how to select fabrics and how to increase your homes energy efficiency.

You'll find all you need to know to make the right decision for your window coverings and maximise your investment. For a FREE copy simply drop by your closest Dollar Curtains & Blinds store. To find your closest showroom CLICK HERE

New Living 2014 Magazine OUT NOW

DCB Designs Shutters

Danielle Crosby - Friday, August 29, 2014

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At Dollar Curtains and Blinds we offer you MORE!

Like MORE value with some of the lowest priced timber and PVC shutters.

Transform your home with our custom fit shutters, perfect for UV protection, insulation and privacy.

PLUS We'll beat any comparable written quote! We charge LESS on shutters so you get MORE!

Visit one of our showrooms or go online to book your FREE in-home measure and quote!

CLICK BELOW TO VIEW OUR PLANTATION SHUTTERS BROCHURE!

Celebrate Australian Made

Danielle Crosby - Friday, January 24, 2014

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On this Australia Day celebrate Australian Made!

Why buy Australian Made? Its good for you, its good for business and its good for Australia. Selecting the right window coverings is a big investment, products which are manufactured locally offer you a higher standard of quality, variety and service.

At Dollar Curtains & Blinds our Curtains, Blinds & Awnings are manufactured in Melbourne by a family owned Australian company AND we have been manufacturing here since 1967. We focus on supporting our community with over 150 highly skilled employees making your window furnishings at two large manufacturing sites in Kilsyth.

We also provide you with a range of Australian Made fabrics which include fabrics from our exclusive Australian brand, DCB Designs. Australian Made DCB Designs Curtain fabrics include Anglesea, Bonnie, Calum, Clyde, Dale & Rose. Ask for these fabrics during your free measure and quote or in store.


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