Frequently asked questions
Where do you service?
Champion Blinds is a Torquay-based business servicing Geelong, the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. If you are outside these areas, please contact us and we will see if we can help you.
Do you install blinds in ‘hard-to-reach’ places?
We don’t shy away from furnishing hard-to-reach windows and take great pride in rising to the challenge of difficult configurations or a skylight in a high-ceiling. We’ve installed blinds in tall and skinny stairwell windows and on the exterior of multi-storey buildings. We work with homes and businesses to achieve the desired outcome for internal and external applications. If you’ve been turned down before or simply can’t imagine a solution for your hard-to-reach windows, you haven’t called Champion Blinds.
Do you make custom-made curtains?
Champion Blinds installs custom-made curtains in Geelong and Torquay. If you’re looking for made-to-measure curtains for your home or business, we only work with quality fabrics and will match to your existing decor or ensure a new fit-out complements your interior plans.
Are Venetian blinds still in fashion?
We think quality Venetians don’t date and we install Venetian blinds for Torquay and Geelong homes and businesses on a regular basis. The beauty of Venetian blinds is their ability to control the direction of natural light throughout the day – tilt them up or down to suit. We only work with sustainably-sourced wood or quality-engineered synthetic materials. If you’re interested in Venetians ask us about the motorised option to.
I’m looking for an alternative to shade sails and pergolas, any ideas?
Have you thought about a shade umbrella? We have the shade umbrellas Torquay and Geelong residents need to solve their space and shade issues. Cantilever umbrellas rotate 360° to provide shade wherever you are in the pool, on the deck or patio, so you can simply enjoy time with friends and family in your outdoor entertaining area.
What sort of motorised options do you have?
We have interior motorised blinds, including roller blinds and Venetians, and exterior motorised awnings, blinds, awnings and alfresco screens. We even install motorised aluminium plantation shutters which can be used as an alternative to a pergola roof or as walls to your outdoor entertaining area, which can be opened and closed depending on the weather and level of privacy required.
I need block-out blinds, especially for the bedroom! What options do you have?
We have the block-out roller blinds Geelong and Torquay clients need for a good night’s sleep! These can be combined with sheer screen blinds so you can enjoy filtered sunlight as well. We can also install block-out curtains or motorised blinds. If you would like the block-out option, we can talk to you about colours, fabrics and styles to suit your existing décor.
I’ve heard external blinds and awnings can help save money on my energy bill, is this true?
Yes, it’s true! Professionally installed blinds and awnings can help save money on your energy bills by containing the warmth generated by your heaters in winter and preventing cool air from air conditioning escaping in summer. Make sure you tell us if this is one of the reasons you’re updating your external window furnishings and we’ll discuss the best options to protect your home from the elements.
What’s the difference between roman blinds and roller blinds?
Roman blinds are the ones which concertina open, subsequently folding into neat horizontal pleats. Roller blinds ‘roll’ open and there is no folding or pleating effect, you have a perfectly straight and slimline blind at any level.