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Ambient® Outdoor Blinds

SKU: Ambient-Outdoor-Blinds

Specially designed for alfresco entertaining areas such as pergolas, verandahs and balconies, Stratco Ambient® Outdoor Blinds offer privacy and protection from the sun, breeze, rain and insects all year round.
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Ultimate In Stylish Outdoor Blinds

Stratco Ambient Outdoor Blinds are the ultimate external screening solution for any outdoor area or window.

Ambient Outdoor Blinds from Stratco offer you a beautiful range of solutions to outdoor lifestyle issues such as sunglare, heat control, UV protection, privacy, and even insect control. To further enhance your lifestyle, all year round.

Specially designed for alfresco entertaining areas such as pergolas, verandahs and balconies, the Ambient Outdoor Blinds range attractively integrates into your design style. Equally suitable for domestic or commercial applications with design options to suit individual requirements and a wide range of environmental conditions.

Available Frame Colours:

Designed For You

Talk to Stratco when making a decision about the best solution for your outdoor area. There is a location near you with stores in every major city including SydneyCanberraMelbourneAdelaidePerthDarwin and Brisbane. Stratco have all the advice to make the process easy.

Warranty

All Ambient Blinds up to 12m2 are covered by a 5 year parts and materials warranty. Your Ambient Blinds are also covered by a 1 year installation warranty when installed by an Approved Ambient Blinds installer.

Ambient Outdoor Blind Styles

Ambient Blinds Style Windsor

WINDSOR - Wire guided, semi-restrained

If you prefer a simple ‘casual’ style of outdoor living, and need better sun protection while allowing breezes to flow, then the WINDSOR is ideal for you.

This semi-restrained exterior blind runs on durable marine-grade stainless steel wire guides to offer freer side ventilation and more tolerance of blustery coastal weather conditions.

Compatible with all fabric colours and openness factors,and while operable with a motor, the WINDSOR is ideallysuited for either manual operation or crank operation.


Ambient Blinds Style Regent

REGENT - Fully side restrained

If you want to create the perfect indoor/outdoor entertaining or living area without being at the mercy of the elements, then the REGENT is the ideal choice. Offering an improved sealing, fully-enclosed design for a neater finish and the best breeze, splash and insect control.

The REGENT utilises a zip welded to the sides of the blind running invisibly within custom fitted Aluminium side-tracksto give a very tidy appearance and tighter screen holding.

Compatible with all fabric colours and openness factors. Completely compatible with a remote operated motor swell as manual operation and crank operation.


Ambient Blinds Style Chelsea

CHELSEA - Channel guided, semi-restrained

Chelsea has the look of a fully restrained blind, but only the weight bar is restrained in the system which makes them ideal for retrofitting. The fabric sits neatly in the channel and is free to move in and out of the channel putting less pressure on the whole system.

Use and installation is best suited for applications that are protected from the wind. When installed with locks and controlled by either a Crank or Motor, back tension can be applied helping to keep the fabric taut. If the fabric is out of the track, simply raise and lower the blind to reseat it.

Chelsea is a functional and extremely attractive unit with crisp bold square lines complimenting much of today’s outdoor architectural trends and would be a perfect addition to any alfresco living space.


Ambient Blinds Style Strand

STRAND - Straight drop, unrestrained

Choosing the STRAND will give you the ultimate in premium fabrics with the most DIY friendly solution to outdoor screening for your alfresco area.

The STRAND has no guides, channels or zips to worry about in installation, meaning it is better suited to applications where fixing side rails is difficult.

Add the optional Spring Clip to hold the blind firm at the bottom in tandem with a crank drive to provide a bit of tension and you will be the envy of your friends, especially when you tell them you installed the blinds yourself.


Ambient Blinds Style Fully Enclosed Headbox Or Open Style

Fully enclosed headbox or open style

You can choose to have your Ambient blind with a low profile, rigid Aluminium headbox which neatly covers the retracted blind completely, or choose an open style where the rolled blind will remain visible. Either choice is compatible with all styles and all other fabrics or drive mechanism choices.

 


Fabric Range

Colour Choice

Choose from 12 different colours to match or contrast with your existing décor. From glare reducing dark greys to clean and welcoming creams, and many natural tones in between.

Fabric Types

You can select from 3 Openness Factors
(tightness of the fabric weave):

  • 1% OPENNESS for excellent breeze control and privacy,
  • 5% OPENNESS for a popular combination of shading, privacy and views, to suit your specific need,
  • 15% OPENNESS for excellent shading while retaining great views.

All Ambient Blinds are made from very durable fabric to stand up to the harsh Australian conditions.

The tear resistant, PVC coated Polyester fabric is both UV tolerant and mould and mildew resistant, while all seams are nonsagging, high-frequency welded for a long beautiful service life.

When choosing your fabric colour it is helpful to note that darker colours reduce glare, while paler colours reflect more sunlight and reduce heat loading. Also the higher openness fabrics offer clearer views while the smaller openness fabrics offer greater privacy.

Fabric Specifications
Openness
Factor
Fabric
Name
Approximate
Colour
Weave Privacy View
Clarity
Light Rain
& Splash
Protection
Shading

1%

99% UV
Blockout
Cinder Ambient Blinds Fabric Cinder 2 x 2 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Flagstone Ambient Blinds Fabric Flagstone 2 x 2 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Cocoa-Bean Ambient Blinds Fabric Cocoa-Bean 2 x 2 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

5%

95% UV
Blockout
Soot Ambient Blinds Fabric Soot 2 x 2 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Slate Ambient Blinds Fabric Slate 2 x 2 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Mocca Ambient Blinds Fabric Mocha 2 x 2 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Ash Ambient Blinds Fabric Ash 2 x 2 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔  ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Gull Grey Ambient Blinds Fabric Gull Grey 2 x 2 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔  ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Slate Grey Ambient Blinds Fabric Slate Grey 2 x 2 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Champagne Ambient Blinds Fabric Champagne 2 x 2 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

15%

85% UV
Blockout
Crevace Ambient Blinds Fabric Crevace 1 x 1 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Shale Ambient Blinds Fabric Shale 1 x 1 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Frame Colours

All Ambient Blinds are available in a choice of six popular standard frame colours: Alpine, Sand Dune, Desert, Storm, Thunder or Deep Space. (Speak to your Ambient Blinds salesperson if a custom colour is required.)

All frames are powder coated to an exceptional exterior grade quality, providing superior, long lasting protection and colour to any outdoor area.

 

         
Alpine Sand Dune Desert Storm Thunder Deep Space
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Operation Controls
The Ambient Blinds system offers a choice of control operations:

Motorised

  • Remote controlled
  • Minimalist design
  • Convenient and efficient

Crank Gear

  • Easy-to-use manual crank operation
  • Sleek, unobtrusive design
  • Removable crank

Spring Operation

  • Manual spring-loaded hand operation
  • Simple, no fuss, long lasting design
     

Blind Sizes

For optimal performance, Stratco recommend a maximum total area of up to 12m2 for each blind. The standard maximum width is up to 5.0 metres, and the standard maximum drop is up to 4.0 metres.

Patios Outdoor Blinds Ambient Blinds Dimensions

Patios Outdoor Blinds Ambient Blinds Dimensions

Dimensions

(Side profile)

Patios Outdoor Blinds Ambient Blinds Dimensions

Installation

Operating Your Ambient Blinds

There are 3 methods to extend and retract the Ambient Blinds.
All are compatible with the different blind styles and all are simple and easy to use.

MANUAL - Spring assisted action

As the name suggests, this has a pre-tensioned spring inside the blind mechanism which makes the movement up or down virtually effortless. Optional bottom rail handles and optional self-locking mechanism available for REGENT and CHELSEA, and optional tie-down kit available for WINDSOR.

MANUAL - Crank driven action

The blinds are driven by a hand-held winder which is available in 3 different lengths: 1 metre, 1.5 metres, or 2 metres. An optional self-locking mechanism is available. Suitable for very tall or wide blinds.

MOTOR DRIVEN - Remote or switch activated

For the ultimate in ease and control you can opt for one of the motor driven solutions. Different remote options are available. Remotes are compatible with up to 15 separate blinds.

Caring For Your Outdoor Blinds

Follow these simple tips to prolong the life of your blinds and keep them looking great: 

Regularly clean your blind

  • Clean your blind at least every 3 months.
  • Clean your blind with a soft brush to remove any visible dirt, dust and grime.
  • Cleaning regularly with a soft brush along the side channel will help prevent a build-up of dust and dirt.
  • Use a soft cloth and warm soapy water to clean the aluminium surfaces.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaning agents under any circumstances.
  • Operating your blind at least once a week will help to prevent the build-up of dirt and dust that may inhibit the operation of the blind.

Do not

  • Do not roll up your blind when wet to avoid mould.
  • Do not force your blind if it is jamming - contact your Ambient Blinds supplier for assistance.
  • Do not leave your blind unrolled during extreme weather conditions or if you are away from home.
  • Do not operate your blind by pulling down at the side - always use the handle to pull down from the centre.
  • If the blind is fitted with a motor or gearbox for crank operation - do not attempt to manually move the blind, only use the control mechanism.

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