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Straight Drop Blinds​

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Protection From Sun Or Rain, Plus Added Privacy

Straight Drop systems are an Australian designed and manufactured product meant to protect any area from external conditions.

Suited for both narrow and wide openings where a side channel isn’t an option, these beautiful screens provide protection and privacy all while boasting a minimalistic design that adds to the appearance of your home.

Straight Drop blinds can span up to 5 metres wide and drop 3 metres, and require only a base anchor to clip shut.

Premium Straight Drop Outdoor Blinds in Melbourne

A straight-drop outdoor blind is a modern retractable blind that extends vertically down a window, door or the outside of an arch. They are ideal for giving people privacy and blocking the sun. Depending on the model, side channels or stainless-steel cables are used to move the folding blinds down the window. They are also designed to reduce wind, rain, and sun exposure so you can enjoy your outdoor spaces to the fullest. At Smart Blinds Co., we provide straight-drop awnings in a range of materials, with the large selection of colours and styles available, you are sure to find the ideal fabric to enhance the decor of your home.

The Benefits Of Straight Drop Blinds​

There are many benefits of straight drop blinds:

  • The blinds create passive climate control that saves money while providing excellent heat protection by blocking the sun’s rays before they enter the building.
  • Straight drop blinds provide privacy from neighbours or bystanders.
  • They can be installed without the need for external structures, alterations, or demolitions.
  • They are simple to use whether they are motorised or manually operated.

High-Quality Straight Drop Crank Blinds​

Straight drop crank blinds in Melbourne are a straightforward and traditional style of awning that doesn’t use pulleys or chains, unlike most outdoor blinds. These crank-operated blinds are ideal for outdoor spaces, especially those with limited space. They fit well on outdoor decking areas, small alfresco areas, and balcony decks to provide shade and guard against potential damage from the elements.

You can select from a variety of coloured blinds to match their outdoor settings from our huge selection. Our Melbourne-based staff members are enthusiastic about assisting you in selecting the ideal material for your straight-drop awnings that will change the look of your space. We are also happy to provide the appropriate design recommendations to ensure your complete satisfaction with the finished product.

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Straight Drop Blinds Benefits





Sun & UV Protection


Wind & Rain Resistant

More About Straight Drop Blinds

Straight Drop screens boast the same fingerprint and scratch resistance, as well as corrosion protection on their powder-coat finish as their more robust brother, eZip, but at a fraction of the cost. 

These screens are designed to protect your pergola, veranda or alfresco area contents from UV weathering. They are also meant to reduce wind, rain, and sun exposure while maximizing your ability to enjoy your open-air spaces.

We have a wide range of material options including sunscreen fabrics that come in many colours, and PVC fabrics available in clear or tint. Enjoy your home to the best of its ability, rain or shine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Straight-drop blinds are classic, hassle-free awnings. They come in a variety of operating options, from crank-operated straight-drop blinds to motorized awnings. They cover the front of your window in a straight line, as suggested by their name.

There are certain benefits of straight-drop outdoor blinds:

  • Investment: The straight drop blinds installations support ideal temperature regulation, which lowers heating and cooling costs.
  • UV protection: These screens are intended to shield the contents of your pergola, veranda, or outdoor dining space from UV weathering. They are also intended to maximise your enjoyment of your outdoor spaces by minimising wind, rain, and sun exposure.
  • Enrich your home décor: Straight-drop blinds are a beautiful addition to any type of house, adding a splash of colour without being garish. Modern awnings come in a wide range of styles, fabric weights, and designs, giving homeowners a ton of customisation options.

Straight drop crank blinds operated by a crank can be cleaned by sponging with warm water and mild natural soap. Your straight drop awning may require slightly different cleaning procedures depending on the materials you’ve chosen.

Outdoor Blinds Colour Options

Please Note: Colours represented as accurately as possible, but should be used as an indication only. The actual colours may vary.






Classic Cream






Woodland Grey


Elizabeth Kirkpatrick
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick
Really happy with my alfresco area now. The blinds look amazing. Very reasonable pricing using quality materials. The quote to end of job was easy.
Hayley Jaensch
Hayley Jaensch
Highly recommend The Smart Blinds Co! Fantastic customer service, honest, reliable and affordable. Daryl and Joanna were fast to respond and Daryl come to the house and spent over an hour with us going through each option and provided a very competitive price then and there and he even arranged a carpenter to instal a post where needed and we had our blinds installed very quickly. We love our blinds so much, Daryl is coming back to quote the other side of our deck soon. Great team and great product. Don’t hesitate.
Babu Alwarappan
Babu Alwarappan
After getting few no-obligation quotes from various companies, I found Smart Blinds Co. the most genuine and honest. Almost all the companies jack up the cost by 50% or more and reduce it later by 20-30% saying they are running new sales promo and we would have to display their company label or logo in the front fence, which I found is total BS! Daryl was different and never bad mouthed any product or company but focused on customer needs and custom design, to my surprise the price was accurate and interestingly the cheapest I received too. The installation went super smooth too, with 2 quality professional performing clean job, they also helped me with odd handy man job while they were there without asking anything extra. The electric install was done really professionally too. I have attached some photos of the product and installation. I highly recommend using Smart Indoor & Outdoor Blinds, they won't disappoint in any dept, the product install and electric fix. Overall had great experience dealing with them and happily recommend or use them again.
Highly recommend Smart Blind Co i found the whole process from start to finish professional and efficient. Josh was knowledgeable and knew exactly what i was after and his team of installers were efficient and very professional. And it feels great to be able to support a local business. I love the final outcome and would not hesitate in Smart Blinds Co again
Julie Tsolakis
Julie Tsolakis
Would highly recommend Smart indoor and outdoor Blinds very professional right from the start ! Before and after shot they look amazing never had any problems whatsoever 💖💙
Paul O’Leary
Paul O’Leary
I have over the past 2 years dealt with 3 companies that supply and fit motorized blinds and roller shutters. All three have supplied and fitted either external blinds or roller shutters on my home. My experiences with these 3 companies have differed vastly ranging from utter frustration and annoyance to absolute satisfaction. It was through my dealings with “The Smart Blind Co” that my faith in this industry was restored and I experienced a level of professional service, courteous communication, timely job completion and quality delivery that were sadly lacking in the first two companies who were extremely rude and difficult to deal with after the deposit was paid. The Smart Blinds Co performed far better than the other 2 companies in the following areas : 1. Superior quoting and measuring standards. They provided a thorough one stop measure and quoting session. 2. No second measure required after the contract was signed. The consultant was qualified and capable to take accurate measurements at the first and only consultation required. Therefore there was no delay waiting for a subcontracted installer to take a second set of more accurate measurements as was the case with the first 2 companies. 3. There was no sales pressure applied before or after the consultation with The Smart Blinds Co. No special deals if I signed on the spot etc. No prior questions about whether I was the decision maker or did I have a partner that needed to be at the appointment etc. 4. The Company installers from The Smart Blinds Co turned up exactly at the time specified 2 weeks before installation. The time lapsed between the initial consultation and the installation was 4 weeks and 2 days ( their estimate was 5 weeks). The other 2 companies I dealt with took months before installation took place and in one job it was over 5 months before the job was completed. 5. The installers turned up in a modern van with the Smart Blind Co logo proudly displayed. They were uniformed and pleasant. The electrician was on site at exactly the same time as the installers and he too was friendly and efficient. 6. The whole installation was completed in 1 hour, the installers cleaned up including vacuuming outside and inside. 7. During the whole process with The Smart Blinds Co I didn’t have to call anyone to get an installation date update, they called me. Their office staff were courteous and efficient. With the other companies the office staff just took messages and someone up the chain of command would hopefully call back and when or if they did they were rude and controlling and basically said things like “You’ll just have to wait your turn” I just wish I had used The Smart Blinds Co for my first 2 installations and they will be my choice if I need further blinds or shutters installed or if any of my friends ask me who I would recommend.

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All our products are manufactured to the highest standards and are designed for Australia's harsh climate. With high wind rating, rain, sun and excellent UV protection.

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