Café Blinds

  • Ziptrak, Zipscreen, or Zippered external blinds are often referred to as Café Blinds. This is mainly because they are often used it Cafes, however more and more people are enjoying them to enclose their own entertaining areas in their homes.

  • Also known as Ziptrak Awnings, Zipscreen Awnings, Zippered Awnings and straight drop awnings. 

  • Can be made in with PVC fabric, commercial grade screen fabric, Acrylic fabric or canvas.

  • Can span up to 4500mm wide.

  • Custom made to your exact measurements for a seamless look.

  • Can be motorised.

  • Can be made with removable posts to put them alongside each other.

  • Idea for enclosing patios, decks and entertaining areas.

  • Can be operated with a crank handle or rope and pulley system or motorised.

  • Ziptraks can be operated with spring assisted ease.

  • No council approval needed.

  • View the Ziptrak Catalogue and the Ziptrak User Guide

We offer a free NO PRESSURE measure and quote with a trained window furnishing consultant inside your venue. Contact us to organise a Quote or a Free In Home Measure and Quote.

We are more than happy to quote over the phone or by Email.  Call us on 4324 8800 or you can come and see our Blinds, Shutters and Awnings showroom at Wyoming on the Central Coast.

Video Demonstrations

Rain blocking ability of Mode Privacy Outlook Mesh.

Here is a short 80 second video showing how protective outlook screen fabric is in all weather conditions. In this video they point a hose directly at the screen that Premier Shades primarily use for the Cafe Blinds and Ziptrak external blinds.

If you can see how the water falls down the side of the fabric, you can imagine how the rain would fall. Rain would not normally be coming in sideways like a hose. We use The Outlook screen fabric a lot in our external blinds as they can also let some air flow through and protect you from the heat (unlike PVC). They are not as good as PVC for rain, but can certainly protect you from light rainfall or rain that isn't coming directly at you. Premier Shades have a huge display in their showroom at Wyoming of Outlook screens and have ziptraks on display and operational using this screen.

Wind reduction capabilities of Outlook Mesh.

This quick video shows you how the Outlook Mesh on your ziptrak or cafe blind can protect you

from wind so you can still sit outside and enjoy a breezy day.  Whilst these are not used for wind breaks or

useful to protect your home in storms (lets remember its still just a piece of fabric) they are great if you like

sitting outside and get a lovely afternoon breeze.  It dampens the strength of the breeze, so its pleasant to sit

outside and enjoy the view.  Ideal for properties with waterviews that get an afternoon breeze. 

Temperature difference from outside house to inside verandah with Outlook Mesh (Wheat Colour)

How much  heat will it really block?  In this quick video it shows you the difference on a hot day.  Michelle 

measures the heat from the outside of the verandah awning or blind, then on the inside of the verandah.  Its reducing

the heat by around 4 degrees.  This inturn slows down the heat entering your home.  The earlier you put the awning 

down, the better it is from stopping your home from heating up. Whats great about the Outlook Mesh when it is used in 

this product is that it doesn't darken your home as you can still see out.  We have Canvas and Acrylic products that

will be more efficient with the heat, but they will darken your home as they are blocking out the light as well.  All fabrics are 

on display in our showroom at Wyoming.  We have several actually made up on awnings so you can see how they 

operate and how much light they block out. 

Why Ziptrack Spring Balanced - Crank vs Spring.

If you wonder how hard our ziptrak blinds are to operate watch this quick video.  Ziptrak external blinds are spring assisted and can be made up to 6metres wide. We can have locking points along the post if you would like to lock them half way. We can also make them with a removable post to cover an even bigger area.We have ziptraks on display and operational with both outlook screen fabrics and pvc fabrics. You are welcome to visit and try them out at our showroom at Wyoming. Ziptraks are the modern cafe blind. They enclose a pergola or deck easily without the expensive cost of a builder. They create an extra all year entertaining area.

Why Ziptrak® Spring Balanced? Crank vs Spring from Ziptrak® on Vimeo.


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