Zipscreen Blinds

Zipscreen external shade blinds provide an energy efficient, stylish sun control solution for the outside of windows as well as allow you to integrate your indoor and outdoor entertaining areas all year round.

By enclosing your alfresco entertaining areas, Zipscreen outdoor patio blinds can be used on pergolas, outdoor verandahs, balconies as well as on the outside of windows. They offer protection from the wind, rain or sun whilst providing privacy during the day. When used as alfresco blinds in outdoor areas, Zipscreen all weather blinds let you entertain outdoors without having to shift indoors if the weather turns.

The hardware components have been designed and produced by internationally-recognised Australian manufacturer Acmeda. Zipscreen external roller blinds are secured using the patented zLOCK technology which provides a complete seal along the edges along with powdercoated side channels and flat weight bottom bars ensuring the fabric is taut and prevents bugs and debris from getting through.

With a stylish slimline powdercoated 120mm x 120mm fully enclosed square headbox profile, the Zipscreen can span widths up to 5 metres and drops up to 4 metres with a 10m2 maximum area. The Zipscreen EXTREME with a 190mm x 195mm powdercoated fully enclosed square headbox can span even further with widths up to 7 metres and drops up to 5 metres with a maximum area of 35m2. This can eliminate the need for posts in the middle of large viewing areas.

Mesh shade cloth screen blinds not only protect you from the wind and light rain, they block UV rays, protecting you and your furniture from the impact of the sun whilst still letting light in and letting you enjoy the view.

Zipscreen sunscreen blinds can be manually operated by spring or crank operation, or motorised by a standard, remote-operated motor or connected to a home automation system such as CBUS.

Markilux 869 Tracfix Vertical Blinds

Blinds in Mind offers the Markilux range of outdoor straight drop blinds. Markilux awnings are high quality German engineered, manufactured and designed. With Markilux, making awnings that are low maintenance is one of the design criteria. They offer extra corrosion resistant (ECR) coating that is ideal for locations close to the sea, bonded seams for extreme strength as well as nano self-cleaning effect that is available on some awning frames and fabrics, you are guaranteed the latest in awning technology that will both protect your awning and extend its life.

All of the Markilux external straight drop blinds come as standard with a full cassette enclosed headbox which protects the fabric when not in use. The various systems offer square or rounded headbox shapes.

Features of the Markilux external zip track blinds include:

  • Markilux 869 Tracfix Vertical Cassette Blind – with the ability to go to expansive widths up to 6 metres and drops up to 4 metres, this elegant, sophisticated Markilux tensioned zip track blind features a vario-belt tensioning system. The cover is supremely taut and maintains strong resistance to wind as well as eliminating light gaps and keeping out insects.
  • Markilux 869 Tracfix external blinds are an energy efficient and ideal sun control solution for use on outside windows as well as on outdoor verandahs, balconies and around pergolas for all year and all weather entertaining.
  • Choose from a wide range of fabrics from the exclusive Markilux collection, some of which feature a self-cleaning effect. Choose from blockout or screen fabrics including Transolair, sunsilk snc, sunvas snc, Tea Time Collection, Visutex Collection, perfotex alu and sunsilk perla FR.
  • Powdercoating is available in 3 standard and 213 custom colours in a compact, teardrop cassette only 141mm high which protects the fabric cover from the weather.
  • Markilux 869 Tracfix outdoor blinds are motorised by a standard, remote-operated motor or connected to a home automation system such as CBUS.

Ziptrak® Blinds

The Ziptrak® track guided blind system is the ideal way to turn your outdoor entertainment area into an all weather purpose area, all year round. With no cords, buckles or zippers, Ziptrak® is the ideal solution for the quick, neat and easy operation of vertical screening. Specially designed tracks on both sides of the blind enable the fabric to glide smoothly and with ease. It enables quick operation and also allows you to stop the blind anywhere you want to allow full control over the elements. Ziptrak® blinds can be secured and locked in the down position to help guard against high winds and UV. Ziptrak® blinds can be crank operated, spring operated or motorised. They can come with a Uniline pelmet in standard or powder coat colours, or a cassette headbox. A feature of these blinds is the optional exposed aluminium base rail with the new centre release locking system. This allows operation by hand or by using a pull stick, which eliminates the need to bend down in order to lift up the blind. Choose from a wide range of screen fabrics, clear or tinted PVC or acrylic fabrics.


Please also see page on External Straight Drop Blinds for more options for verandah/alfresco blinds in acrylic or mesh fabrics.