Outdoor Blinds

Create Instant Shade

An attractive way of providing privacy and protection from the elements, outdoor blinds are a popular choice. They can turn open external space into usable protected outdoor living area. 

  • Great way to extend your outdoor space to gain comfortable, shaded outdoor living area at home.
  • Cool your home, while saving on air conditioning bills by providing more shade and preventing the sun from reaching your home.
  • A very popular choice with restaurants and cafes to extend their seating capacity in areas exposed to the wind, rain or sun. 

We are based in Lake Macquarie, and we service the area from Newcastle, Hunter Valley, the Central Coast up to Nelson Bay and out to Singleton.

Our outdoor blinds products are manufactured using high quality materials and a range of finishes and colours to suit all applications and situations.

We have completed Outdoor Blinds projects for both domestic and commercial applications.

The following options are available for your outdoor blind: style of blind, operation mechanism, headbox type and material choice. See below for information on each of these.

Outdoor Blind Style Options

They are available as a straight drop, fully retractable or awning style and manual or motorised versions are available:

  • Ziptrak® blinds - have the advantage of creating a closed off space ensuring privacy and providing insect control, sun protection and superior insulation.  Visit our dedicated Ziptrak blinds web page and see our Ziptrak® blinds photo gallery to view projects we have installed in both domestic and commercial situations.

  • Straight Drop - this option provides great cover to verandahs, patios, decks and pergolas. Operated as a spring-loaded blind they provide great coverage to your outdoor entertaining area or against a window. Very well suited for sun protection whilst still providing air flow. A simple mechanism with stainless steel clips used to lock the base rail to the floor or to posts.

  • Wire guides - typically used with spring operation and used for window coverings. Provides privacy and allows ventilation. We use marine grade stainless steel cables making them perfect for use in coastal areas.

Ziptrak Outdoor Blinds Phtoto Gallery

View a larger Ziptrak Outdoor Blinds Photo Gallery

Outdoor Blind Operation Options

Our outdoor blind range offers various modes of operation. 

Motorised - full control of your blind with the touch of a button. Stop the blind at any point. Becoming very popular as an option and makes life so much easier. You can operate the remote from inside the house providing instant shade without having to confront the elements.

Non-motorised - options here include an automatic spring operation which allows you to manually adjust the heght of the blind whilst using hold down clips to the ground or post. The other alternative here is for a fully manual wind up crank mechanism. The geared crank ensures its easy to wind up with minimal effort.

Headbox Options

Choose the finishing touches to suit your situation. 

We offer the following headbox options: 

Closed Headbox or Closed Cassette/ Full cassette

Provides the maximum protection from the elements.

Fabric is fully protected to help keep it clean.

Aesthetically attractive (looks fab!) and suits the majority of situations.

Open Headbox or Open Hood/ Open Cassette

Increases air circulation around the blind and reduces the temperature, which can reduce the stickiness of clear PVC blinds. 

Allows the fabric to be rolled off either side of the roller mechanism. Or for outdoor blinds that pull off in an angle and not directly downwards eg pivot arm blinds.

Open Roller or Non-Hooded

Less compon entry means the cost is reduced.

Best to be used under eaves, inside or where other proection is provided.

Outdoor Blinds Material choices

Choose from a large range of colours and fabric types including clear PVC and shade mesh

See our information in relation to the pros and cons of each option below. 

Benefits of Clear PVC Blinds  

  • Clear outdoor PVC Blinds provide great wind and rain protection
  • They do not interfere with a view
  • CLear PVC allows light and heat into the area which is great in winter time to extend usable space
  • They are durable
  • They are easy to clean.

Benefits of Shade Mesh Blinds 

  • The woven material used in Shade Mesh Blinds allows air flow
  • Up to 99%% sun protection - depending on colour selected
  • Still get some great protection from wind, rain and elements.
  • provides privacy
  • a great range of colours available to select from to suit your decor and style

Check out our Outdoor Blinds photo gallery to see examples of our work and find the solution that is right for you.

Outdoor Blinds FAQ's

>> Pros and Cons of Shade Mesh vs Clear PVC Outdoor Blinds

>> How do I clean my outdoor blinds

Outdoor Blind Product Range

To see our full range of Outdoor Blind styles and options, view the Outdoor Blinds Photo Gallery and Ziptrak Outdoor Blinds Photo Gallery or download the product brochures.

Outdoor Blinds Product Brochures

Conservatory Awning VZ520 

Outdoor Blinds SC670 

Pivot Arm Outdoor Blind FR600 

Straight Drop Blind FR300 

Ziptrak Brochure 

Ziptrak Outdoor Flyer 


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"Awning solves our problem with direct sunlight and difficulty with putting up any other kind of shade. Service was extremely good. Very prompt response, helpful advice and friendly approach. It was refreshing to deal with a supplier who responded straight away to our request and kept us regularly updated on progress."

Alice & Mark 

Folding Arm Awning

"After a number of alternative providers failed to attend scheduled quotation appointments we contact Tim at 4.00pm. Tim was immediately proactive and set an appointment at our house at 8.30 the next day. In the meantime, Tim mailed photographs to give us an indication of his work. True to his word, Tim attended and provided us a quote on the spot. Later that day we accepted and agreed on an installation date. The product was delivered and installed on the agreed date. We are very happy with Tim's service and advice, the product itself and the final result. We would recommend East Coast Shade Design, Thanks."

Craig F


Installed Skyspan Retractable Umbrella: "Is an attractive addition to our home entertaining area - neighbours comment favourably. Service: Especially good from order to installation and subsequently, obvious interest in our satisfaction levels was most gratifying. It is a pleasure to do business with East Coast Shade Design."

Dianne V


"Excellent - very happy with quality of sails and strength of posts and fittings. Patience and input into design was very much appreciated - end result was perfect. Delivered more than was promised in service, timeliness and effect. Amazing turnaround times - completed significantly earlier than promised."

Emma & Angus H


"Very Good Service. Prompt to quote and install. Awning looks great and was exactly what we wanted."

Harol 230 Folding Arm Awning

"Very impressed with the quality of materials used and very cost competitive compared with my other quotes. First Class Service - very timely service. I very much enjoyed having Tim do the work - very professional and reliable and shows great enthusiasm in his work."

James Harrison


"Great creative insight into design - withstands the weather and supports our need for shade. Regular Communication meant work proceeded efficiently and friendly manner. It looks great, kids happy, we're happy."

Karrawong Kindy

Shade Sails:  "Excellent and prompt. Clean and neat (& cheerful) work. Tim Davies was very helpful and patient."

Max & Lorraine Lowery

Mt Errington Early Learning Centre

"We love our new awning. It is easy to use and looks great. Service: Excellent. Friendly. Good Follow-up. Informative. Didn't push me to spend more - recommended what was necessary. We are very happy with end result and it blends with our house as if it was meant to be there all along."

Melinda C


Outdoor blind installation: "Very helpful, kept informed at all times - installed blind very quickly without disruption. Happy to have done business - would use again."

Neil Hunter

Campus Central, Ourimbah

"Thanks to Tim an and the team for a very professional installation of our new motorised awning. We were very impressed with the product, and with the detailed investigation and resolution of the mounting details and installation process ."


New Lambton

"The sail that we had installed is excellent in both workmanship and quality. It is better than we imagined and provides us with our desired requirement of privacy and shade. The service provided by Tim is exceptional. His expertise and attention to detail was invaluable enabling us to work together to achieve the desired result even though the area to be covered was unusual and complicated in design. Tim understood the importance of getting our sail exactly right and we are delighted with the result. We would have no hesitation in recommending East Coast Shade Design to anyone considering installing a shade sail. Tim kept us informed from beginning to end of the project."

Paul and Jill


"Heavy sail material, powder-coated posts, stainless fittings all look like a quality product. Excellent communications and Tim is there when he says he will be."

Terry W

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MBA Membership Number 1854663.
Timothy Davies, Contractor (Builder) Licence No 173020C.

We supply and install throughout the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Central Coast and Northern suburbs of Sydney.

Contact Us
  • Rathmines, NSW 2283
  • Call. 1300 668 187