Outdoor blinds such as external Venetian blinds provide an effective yet stylish alternative to curtains, sunscreens or roller shutters.

They provide a unique look for outdoor entertainment areas and conservatories, and alleviate the ‘hot house’ effect especially for windows otherwise normally exposed to direct sunlight, whilst still enabling natural light into the rooms. External Venetian blinds are excellent at reducing glare from swimming pools or bodies or water, and also provide privacy at the same time.

More heavy duty, enabling them to withstand different weather conditions better than their internal counterparts, external Venetian blinds are designed to protect your windows from the elements. They come in a variety of different materials from PVC to aluminium, and unlike indoor blinds, they can also be made to order in a range of colours.

Many smart features

External Venetians are much more than the simple draw string style Venetian blind of old (though they can be kept to this basic functional level). Contemporary external Venetian Blinds can be operated by remote control, coordinated with building management systems, or activated by sun sensors. A light level can be programmed to your preference for the room, maintaining privacy whilst ensuring the minimal need for artificial lighting during the day. Of course, they can also be fully retracted as required.

Energy Efficient

External Venetian blinds are a great way to improve your energy efficiency as they can stop most heat from ever reaching your windows. They are also great at reducing solar heat gain, which can make a significant difference to your energy bills. They can offer significant savings on energy costs compared to curtains etc. It is estimated that up to 50% of all heat gain for a building is through its windows.

In addition to the above, features can include rolled edges in the slats, which provides extra stability, and anti vibration features if wind can be an issue.


External Venetian blinds are available in a variety of colours, including white, cream and woodgrain effect. Orange External Venetian Blinds are also popular for use on boating vessels where they provide a retro look to the interior of the vessel without compromising on safety or security.

Colours can be perfectly matched to the exterior of the building, and decorative slats can be matched to a room’s interior decor. The lifting tape can have a variety of colours.


Installation of an external Venetian blind is relatively quick, with an average window usually taking no more than an hour.

We take great pride in our customer service. If you would like to know more about how external Venetian blinds can increase your home comfort, security and energy efficiency please contact us for an obligation free quote.

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