How can you benefit from installing security screens and doors at home?

Often when we think of security doors and screens our minds create visions of traditional bars and grilles across the windows that compromise both the aesthetic and outlook of your home. Thankfully modern security screens now come in a wide range of colours and styles to suit any home décor without compromising on safety. Enjoy clean lines that offer protection and peace of mind for any door and window dimensions.

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Image credit: Stan Bond 

Security Doors

Gone are the days where your home could only be secured with standard 90mm window and door security screens. From farmhouse to ultra-modern and everything in between there is a security system to suit your style and needs.

Hinged doors – The classic sized screen door fitted to standard and front entry doors.

Sliding doors – Can be single, double or triple sliding screen doors for small or large openings.

French doors screen doors – For French and double-door entries. The doors have locking features at the top and bottom and can be open in either direction to suit your needs.

Bi-fold doors and screens – For very wide, indoor-outdoor style openings. Bi-fold doors can open up an entire wall of your home and can be hinged so they fold in either direction depending on your space. They can be installed as permanent glazed Bi-fold doors, or as a stand-alone security screen solution.

Stacking screen doors – For very wide, indoor-outdoor style openings. Each screen panel glides behind and interlocks with the next one, finally sliding behind a fixed panel for maximum security and a stylish, streamlined look. They can be stacked neatly and effortlessly to either the left or the right for optimum convenience while not compromising on design.

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All security doors are created using Structural Grade 304 Stainless Steel Mesh, which is held in place with a patented Screw Clamp Locking System. The mesh is finely woven to allow for greater protection from intruders and insects. High-quality steel safeguards your doors against tears is much easier to clean and is less susceptible to mould unlike traditional fly-wire. The design provides such enormous strength against attack, by spreading the load around the frame of the door, allowing you to feel safe while your solid doors or glass windows are open when home. All screens and doors are custom made to fit your specific needs.

Window Screens

There is something to fit every type of window including fixed, hinged, casement-style, sliding windows and louvres. All window systems are created using Structural Grade 304 Stainless Steel Mesh and fitted with internal keyless escape mechanisms in case of an emergency exit.

Lifestyle benefits

  • Premium grade security allowing only invited guests into your home
  • Keep pests and insects out
  • Cut down on air conditioning by offering airflow and cross-breezes to cool your home in the warmer months
  • Protect your windows against hail and damage from debris during storm season
  • Hinder transfer between buildings in the event of housefires
  • Offer security and protection without hindering views or aesthetic
  • Don’t detract from décor specific window furnishings like curtains and blinds

Contact one of our knowledgeable experts if you would like to find out more and they will be able to assist you with your security screen furnishing choice.

Your Fashionline team.

Can updating window furnishings pay off in the long run?

Whilst everyone was staying at home during COVID-19, home renovations fast became the activity to do to keep entertained, updating your window furnishings can add a substantial amount of value to your home, but did you know you can do this without paying the big bucks?

A simple, yet affective way is to upgrade them to mirror current interior trends. Installing popular furnishings such as a Plantation Shutter or Roller Blinds with a sheer curtain over the top can provide an up to date, modern look to any home.

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When researching different styles, you will quickly see that floor to ceiling and wall to wall curtains radiates an elegant, modern and sophisticated look that is quickly becoming very popular. Installing this style of window treatment can change a person’s perspective of your room size by giving off the illusion that the room is much larger than it actually is.

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Image credit: Scorpio Screen & Blinds Pty Ltd

If you didn’t already know, Plantation Shutters are an extremely popular window accessory, which is favoured by most consumers as they are not only modern but also act as a great insulator. During the winter months, these shutters help keep the warm air inside whilst blocking the cold air outside, and in summer these shutters work the same way, but in reverse. Installing a window treatment that also acts as an insulator, over time, can help reduce the cost of running heating and cooling appliances, because of this, they quickly become a valuable furnishing to your home.

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Image credit: Stan Bond Screen & Shade Solutions

Updating window furnishings doesn’t necessarily mean upgrading interior blinds or curtains, outdoor security screens are just as much a part of the window furnishing family. Installing these types of screens can help create a sense of protection, which can be a necessity or they can help provide an added layer of protection for both the elderly or young families.

Your Fashionline Team.

Member Profile: Scorpio Screens & Blinds

Scorpio Screens & Blinds was founded in 1980 by Cameron and Glenis Wood, and the company has grown considerably during that time. To this day Cameron and Glenis are still involved in the company along with their sons. So when you do business with Scorpio Screens & Blinds – you do business with a second generation family business.

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We spoke to Sales Manager Rodney Southall for our latest Fashionline Member Profile.

Who makes up your team? 

Scorpio is essentially like a big family business. Cameron & Glenis (Dad & Mum) were the founders of the business, over 30 years ago, and they are still an integral part of the business. Me, Dyson, the General Manager, overseeing the complete operation. My brother Joshua is responsible for our Commercial department. Joshua & his team look after a number of builders that we supply.

Scorpio have a Sales team, both on the road & indoors, as well as a large administrative staff.

When it comes to manufacturing, our experienced factory staff build our Security & Screen product, along with our comprehensive window furnishings department.

Once everything has been sold and made it’s up to the installation department to get the job finished off. We have an experienced team of installers, many who have been with us for a very long time.

In essence we are a family of approximately 70 people.

What’s special about your service? 

What we do, we do well. Scorpio’s roots are in Security & Screens, and if we don’t know how to do it, it probably can’t be done. We started day one in screens, and over time we have now moved in to Stainless Steel Security. When we saw the need we moved into window furnishings. We manufacture most products on site. One of our greatest assets is that we have been established on the Gold Coast for over 30 years, with the same owners. That’s quite an achievement on the coast. The other advantage to the client is that we offer a full range of services to both the private homeowner through to the largest of home builders.

Which products do you specialise in? 

By far our greatest specialty would be our ULTRA Stainless Steel security screens & doors. To compliment this we also offer 7mm diamond grille products.

Our window furnishings product range is quite comprehensive. We manufacture Roller Blinds, Panel Glides, Vertical blinds, Roman Blinds. We are pleased to be able to offer many exciting fabric ranges.

What do you forecast will be the new growing trends over the coming year? 

Amongst the growth areas the new products for us are AUTOMATION, SHUTTERS & CURTAINS. We are experiencing huge growth in the area of blind automation. With the development of higher quality, reliable & inexpensive motors, along with the new command module systems, anyone can afford to operate their blinds at their fingertips.  When I say new, Shutters have been growing for the last 3 years, but they have finally got to a point where they are the “norm” rather than the exception. Curtains are our other growth product. We offer a full range of Sheers & Blockouts. Also clients will often use blockout roller with sheer curtains. The finish is quite amazing.

Is there anything new that you’re working on or bringing in this year you can mention? 

There’s always something new. Scorpio have learnt that getting it right the first time means a lot. Therefore we don’t jump into things lightly. We do have some developing stories… But not enough to tell you about yet. Watch this space.

What do you love most working in the window furnishing industry? 

The fact is that Australians love the outdoors and they like to be part of it. We Aussies are also famous for grasping onto new ideas. I love the fact that Blind Automation has become so simple and affordable to everyone. I love that we have a huge range of products that suit the Gold Coast conditions, and it gives me lots of satisfaction seeing installations successfully completed. To bring a client’s home to life, with Scorpio blinds, is a reward in itself.

Is there anything else that you want us mention in the member profile? 

We see many benefits of being part of the Fashionline group. Not the least being the opportunity to share ideas and trends with each other. I like the ability to freely talk to the industry without concern or fear of giving away confidences. I most enjoy that I am able to share with other about some of the things that we have found to make our business successful. On the other hand it’s good to be able to make people aware of pitfalls too. I think there is great merit in the Fashionline group as an asset to move the industry forward.

You can visit Scorpio’s website for more information here.

 

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