Basswood Timber Snow Ball
Choose a white shade with a character. This Snow Ball Basswood Timber Shutter has it --a shade of white with a soft hint of beige. Choosing white can also be a bold choice. But having white with undertones of pastel colors is safe. It still dresses your home with elegance and style.
Plus, you can raise and lower those louvres for your lighting and privacy needs.
Welcome to our simple guide to measuring your windows for new plantation shutters.
Before you get started, you’ll need a steel tape measure, pen and paper. Please note that all measurements should be taken in millimetres (mm).
Prior to placing your order, please ensure that the measurements you provide are 100% correct. Your new shutters cannot be adjusted once they’ve been manufactured and delivered.
- Our shutters generally have a shutter panel attached (hinged) to a frame. The panel consists of louvres which swivel open and closed.
- There are stiles which run vertically on the sides and rails which run horizontally along the top and bottom of the shutter.
- Panels with a height greater than 1800mm will include a divider rail. This adds strength to the construction and added support to each shutter panel. It also allows you to open the top louvres while keeping the bottom ones closed.
See the diagram for a clearer understanding of the component parts.
Single Panel Shutter
Two Panel Shutter
How to measure: Recess Fit Shutters
Recess fit shutters, also known as inside-mounted shutters, are fitted neatly within the window frame. Providing you have sufficient depth available, there are three inside-mount frame options possible. If you don’t meet the minimum depth requirements (see below), you must use an outside mount frame.
Minimum Depth Requirements
If installation occurs in a window opening without a protruding sill, the inside-mounted Z-Frame will extend around 28mm onto the face of the wall (see Illustration 1). However, if the sill is protruding, the base of your shutter frame will end at the top of the sill (see Illustration 2).
The decorative trim face of the Z-Frame will cover most of the apparent inconsistencies or any light gaps created due to the window frame not being precisely 'square' and will hide deviations of up to 5mm on either side of the frame.
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When measuring, ensure you have the proper clearance depth (see Minimum Depth Requirements table above) based on your measurement to the front of the nearest obstruction.
Measure the width and height of each window opening in three places: the top, middle and bottom and use the smallest measurement. You do not need to make any adjustments to your measurements. Our factory will make a minor deduction to each measurement provided to allow for easy installation.
Refer to the video at top of page for a step-by-step guide.
Please note: If your shutter height is greater than 1800mm a mid-rail will be required at the height of your choice.
When determining the width, make sure you measure the outside edge of the architrave (as shown in the above diagram).
When measuring a window with no sill, please ensure that you measure the edge of the architrave using a steel measuring device. Measure from the top of the sill to the very top edge of the architrave (as shown in the diagram above).
Please note: When ordering a face fit shutter, ensure that you specify the 'finished sizes', including the frame.
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What types of blinds can I buy from Half Price Blinds?
We stock a huge range of blinds, shutters, awnings and curtains. Our indoor selection includes Rollers, Venetians and Verticals while the outdoor range features automatic and folding arm awnings, as well as Windmaster Blinds.
Where are your blinds made?
The vast majority of our blinds are manufactured right here in Australia. By locals, for locals.
What materials are your blinds made from?
With a large range of blinds on offer, the fabric and materials vary between product and style. For example, we offer blockout, translucent and sunscreen fabrics and our shutters are available in both aluminium and basswood. You can find the details for your desired blind on the product page itself, under ‘Product Information’.
Can I get free samples before I order?
Absolutely! You can order up to 6 fabric samples completely free of charge and we’ll send them to you immediately via Express Australia Post. Simply click ‘Get a material sample’ on your chosen product to add a sample to your cart.
How much do online blinds usually cost?
The cost of installing new blinds in your home or office will vary depending on factors like the size of the window, fabric and the style you decide on. Roller blinds, Venetian blinds and vertical blinds are all some of our most affordable products, with prices starting from as little as $60. Plus, if you find a cheaper price on a comparable-quality stocked item, simply send the relevant offer to our staff at Half Price Blinds and we’ll beat the competing offer by 10%*, that’s our promise!
Do you offer a measure and install service?
No, we are an online supplier only. All of our customers do their own measure and install.
Do I need to be a DIY pro to measure and install my own blinds?
Measuring and installing the blinds you buy online is easy when you follow our DIY Guides. These simple instructions will help you to correctly measure and fit your new blinds with ease.
Do you have any showrooms in Australia?
No, we operate entirely online, which is how we are able to provide the largest range of blinds at the lowest prices to our customers all across Australia.
Are your blinds safe for pets and children in the home?
Child and pet safety is a top priority here at Half Price Blinds. With our child-friendly blinds and awnings, you can eliminate the need for dangerous cords, ropes and chains altogether, to create a much safer home environment for your family without compromising on practicality and style.
Placing an Order
Where can I buy Half Price Blinds?
Our blinds are sold exclusively on our website: halfpriceblinds.com.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept payment via Mastercard, Visa, PayPal and Zippay.
Do I need to set up an account with you to place an order?
It is possible to check out as a guest when placing an order online. We will save your details only to process your order and in line with our Terms but you will not be a Half Price Blinds account holder. However, creating an online account with Half Price Blinds is free and allows you to save quotes for future reference. It also means we are able to pre-fill your information when you place an order, saving you the time and hassle of entering this manually.
What if I find a similar product at a lower price elsewhere?
When you shop with Half Price Blinds, you’re guaranteed to get the best price for the type of window treatment you need. If you find a comparable-quality stocked item at a lower price elsewhere, we’ll beat it by 10%! You can read more about our Price Beat terms here. Just email a copy of your quote to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delivery and Returns
Where do you ship to?
We deliver Australia-wide.
How long will my blinds take to arrive?
We strive to deliver your new blinds to you in the shortest amount of time possible. These are the estimated manufacturing and delivery timeframes for our products.
How will my order be shipped?
All orders are delivered by road freight. Once your order is confirmed, we will send you an online tracking code for internet tracking.
How much does shipping cost?
Half Price Blinds offers free shipping inside the Capital City Metro area for orders over $499. If you are outside the Capital City Metro area surcharge for packing and freight will apply.
You will see the shipping cost when you enter your address during checkout.
Free shipping post code list for orders over $499.
1000-2263, 2500-2530, 2555-2574, 2740-2786, 2890, 3000-3220, 3335-3341, 3425-3443, 3750-3811, 3910-3920, 3926-3944, 3972-3978, 3750-3811, 3910-3920, 3926-3944, 3972-3978, 3980-3983, 8000-8999, 4000-4224, 4225, 4226-4299, 4500-4549, 9000-9299, 9400-9596, 9700-9799, 5000-5199, 5800-5999, 0800-0999, 6000-6214, 6800-6999.
How do I check my order status?
Once you have placed an order, you can see the status of this in real-time using our online order tracking tool. Simply enter your email address and order number.
Can I cancel or make changes to my order after it is placed?
We will do everything we can to help you with any changes to your order. We send your order directly to the manufacturer to ensure prompt production and delivery of your blinds. Most orders may be changed within the first 24 hours for no additional fee. Production of orders may be implemented immediately on confirmation of order therefore any change to an order under production may incur a fee. Absolutely no changes will be processed after 24 hours from confirmation of order. Orders may be cancelled within the first 24 hours for a minimum 10% transaction fee. All changes and cancellations must be done via email email@example.com.
Do my blinds come with a warranty?
All Half Price Blinds products come with a 2-year warranty for your peace of mind. Please visit the Product Warranty details page for more information.
Can I return my blinds if they don’t fit?
As Half Price Blinds sell custom made window treatments, manufactured with extreme care, to the specifications provided by our customers, orders are non returnable. To avoid finding yourself with blinds that don’t fit, please use the measuring instructions on this website and order one blind or shade as a first sample ("the first sample option"). That is the best means of ensuring that you have measured your area correctly.
Do you do repairs?
We don’t offer a blinds repair service at this time.
What if I receive my order damaged or incorrect?
Should your order be damaged when it arrives at your door, you may be covered for replacement under warranty. Please note the damage upon delivery and contact us immediately.
How can I contact you if I have more questions?
If you need help with your order or would like to speak to our Australian customer service support team, you can call us on 1300 699 041 Mon-Fri: 9.30am - 5.30pm AEST, or use use the contact form on our website.
- They are suitable for indoor window fitting only.
- They're available in a selection of two colours. In its natural state, Basswood is light and ideal for staining. If even consistency of colour is required by you, Basswood is ideal. Obviously, Basswood is a natural timber so it possesses all the natural colour and texture variations you'll find in any timber.
- Basswood is not highly susceptible to colour change. Typically, any colour change is gradual and not clearly discernible.
- Basswood is a medium-density timber so it's suitably light and also capable of resisting knocks and bumps
- Each Fit-Yourself Basswood shutter has a UV-stabilised single-pack lacquer finish and is designed for interior use only. It should not be exposed to wet weather.
- Because it's kiln-dried, Basswood timber is resistant to warping and bowing, making it the perfect shutter timber
- Basswood is a sustainably managed plantation-grown timber so it's environment-friendly.
Dispatched in 7-9 weeks.