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Dollar Curtains & Blinds was established in 1967. Since the opening of our first store our company has grown to be Australia’s number one family owned and operated window covering specialist.

With over 45 years manufacturing experience we specialise in all areas of window fashion. We continue to provide quality and innovation in our field, remaining “The One-and Only complete window covering specialists”.

The Dollar Curtains & Blinds company now supports 36 retail outlets covering five states throughout Australia and is continually growing.

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  • 2014 Winner Excellence in Customer Service from the Australian Business Quality Awards

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Strong focus on customer satisfaction leads Dollar Curtains & Blinds to win the Gold Award Dollar Curtains & Blinds, Australia’s leading wind ..
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    2014 Winner Excellence in Customer Service from the Australian Business Quality Awards

    Strong focus on customer satisfaction leads Dollar Curtains & Blinds to win the Gold Award

    Dollar Curtains & Blinds, Australia’s leading window furnishing specialists, achieved the esteemed Australian Business Quality Award for successfully adhering to its high service standards and going beyond customers’ needs.

    Now in its 7th year, the Australian Business Quality Awards acknowledges enterprises that exhibit outstanding service levels as assessed by their customers. The organisation measures businesses against a range of internationally-recognised principles of best practice in customer service.

    “We are truly proud of this accomplishment which clearly demonstrates our commitment to please our customers by providing overall quality service. In our business, we walk the talk as we deliver on our promise and more),” shared Danielle Crosby, Marketing Manager at Dollar Curtains & Blinds.

    Established in 1967 as a family business in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Dollar Curtains & Blinds has been pushing the boundaries of quality and innovation in Australian manufactured window treatments for over 48 years.

    The company has evolved since those early days, all the while retaining a strong family ethos. Dollar Curtains & Blinds now operates two fully functional manufacturing facilities, 35 stores servicing the entire Melbourne market, and a successful franchise business which are also all locally owned and operated.

    The reasons behind the business’ longevity and market strength are diverse, but one element that unites them is an ongoing commitment to offer more to our customers – More.

    Recounting an experience with Dollar Curtains & Blinds one of its customers related, The outcome has far exceeded my expectations. They were so helpful and patient with me, as I really didn’t know what I wanted (needed). The product and construction of the blinds and the installation is perfect. I think it is important that when you receive such excellent customer service and products that it gets noticed. I will be recommending them to all my family and friends”

    Equally satisfied with Dollar Curtains & Blinds another customer said, “We were very happy with the customer service from Dollar Curtains. The staff at the Niddrie branch were very friendly and most helpful. Helen who measured up was very professional and guiding us through what would be suitable. John who was very organised installing provided excellent service as well”

    The Australian Business Quality Awards aim to raise the bar in customer service by encouraging businesses to be the best at what they do and rewarding those who excel in their respective fields. Open to any enterprise, regardless of its size and the nature of its business, the awards evaluate how effective an enterprise is in performing against its own and best practice customer service standards.

    According to the organisation, “Customers always look for the best service, which positively impacts the business in various facets, from recall to word of mouth and repeat business that all affect the bottom line. The awards not only give the business the recognition it deserves but also identifies aspects that surpass customer expectations and those that have room for improvement.”

    Providing a good indication of which businesses have strong customer satisfaction ratings, the Australian Business Quality Awards bestows the Bronze Award to enterprises that garner a score of 70% to 80%, the Silver Award for an 80% to 90% score, and the prestigious Gold Award for a score of 90% or higher.

  • Curtains, Blinds & Shutters for Winter Energy Efficiency

    Monday, May 04, 2015

    Purchasing window coverings from dollar curtains & blinds is a great way to enhance your interior design scheme, but importantly, it will also save yo ..
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    Purchasing window coverings from dollar curtains & blinds is a great way to enhance your interior design scheme, but importantly, it will also save you energy and money.

    The right window coverings will insulate your windows, resulting in greater control over the interior temperature of your home and significant savings on your power bills.

    Uncovered windows are responsible for up to 40 per cent of heat loss from a home in winter, and up to 50 per cent of unwanted heat gain in summer. A one degree fall in temperature in your home adds 10 per cent to your heating bill. Conversely an increase in temperature in summer adds significantly to the energy required for cooling.

    Dollar Curtains & Blinds specialises in a number of products that can make a difference to your energy consumption and your bank balance!

    Curtains

    By choosing drapes from Dollar Curtains & Blinds, you can preserve up to 20 per cent of the total heat in your home, creating a trapped layer of air between the fabric and the window, which results in an insulating air pocket. Studies demonstrate that curtains made from block out fabric can reduce heat gains by 33 per cent. Curtains also stay cooler than other window treatments in the summer because their pleats and folds lose heat through convection.

    Linings

    Adding Dollar Curtains & Blinds lining onto your curtains creates a second layer of trapped air and further insulation. It is also the highest quality lining available - Australian Made, manufactured in Melbourne and ISO Certified to 9001- 2008.

    Pelmets

    Our boxed pelmets form a barrier that stops the warm air that has risen to the top of the room from escaping over the top of the curtain and through the window. The pelmets also stop air coming back through the glass in summer by trapping it under the pelmet before it gets into the room.

    Roman blinds

    The fabric layers in our roman blinds create an insulating air barrier, resulting in reduced heat loss in winter and the retention of a cool interior temperature in summer. An ideal product to use in conjunction with pelmets and drapes, our soft romans can be further enhanced through the addition of soft facing fabric, meaning the window is effectively being covered with a double layer of material.

    Venetian blinds

    The slats in our venetian blinds allow you to control light and ventilation, you can adjust the slats to block and reflect direct sunlight onto a light coloured ceiling, which will diffuse the light without much heat or glare.

    Cellular blinds

    The unique construction of our cellular blinds allows air to be trapped within each cell, creating a layer of insulation, cooling or heating the air to the internal temperature before it is released. This results in savings of up to 32%* on your energy costs.

    Roller blinds

    Dollar Curtains & Blinds roller blinds are available in UV filtering and energy reflective fabrics which help control the amount of energy that enters and exits the room and vice versa.

    dual roller blinds

    Our dual or double roller blinds double the insulation; by having two blinds you are creating two air pockets to trap the air and cool or heat it before it enters.

    plantation shutters

    Dollar Curtains & Blinds shutters are ideal for UV protection in summer, the louvres allow ventilation and natural daylight to enter a room, while blocking out heat and glare. In winter when the louvres are closed the timber barrier insulates.

    external roller shutters

    Our external roller shutters offer weather protection all year round, resulting in up to 40% energy savings on a homes heating and cooling.

    awnings

    Our awnings are ideal for regulating the amount of solar energy that reaches the facade of your home. They can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency in summer, reducing solar heat gain by up to 77% on windows. Our adjustable or retractable awnings can then be rolled up in the winter to let the sun warm your house.

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  • Curtains, Blinds, Shutters & Awnings in Merimbula, Bega, Tathra, Pambula and Eden!

    Friday, May 01, 2015

    At our Dollar Curtains & Blinds Merimbula store we not only service the Merimbula area but we come out for measure & quotes too Bega, Tathra, Pambula ..
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    At our Dollar Curtains & Blinds Merimbula store we not only service the Merimbula area but we come out for measure & quotes too Bega, Tathra, Pambula & Eden.

    We come to you to design, measure, quote and install whatever it is your looking for. Dollar Curtains & Blinds is unique as it specialises in both curtains and blinds, as well as outdoor window treatments, awnings, alfresco blinds and homewares. We can safely claim to offer the largest range of window furnishing and home décor products in Australia, most of them made in Melbourne.

    Our Merimbula store has also moved to a new store location - 9 Market Street Merimbula! It has full retail displays which mean you can see, touch and feel before you decide. We don't want you to have to try and guess from using a tiny fabric sample. Don't risk it, If you come into our showrooms you can get MORE of an idea how it will look with the finished product.

    We offer the largest range of fabrics and samples, with hundreds of fabric designs, 30 of which are exclusive to Dollar Curtains & Blinds.

    If you shop with us, you'll have access to generously sized samples, ensuring you are able to accurately visualise how our products will look in your home. We're even able to offer you full length curtain samples to take home and hang up.

    If you live in the Merimbula, Bega, Tathra, Pambula or Eden ideas call 6495 4900 to book in your FREE measure & quote for Curtains, Blinds, Shutters, Awnings or Homewares!

    For more information on our Merimbula store head to their Google+ page - https://plus.google.com/107737143852629843637/posts or too their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/dcbmerimbula

  • Less Cute, More Chic: The Path to a Sophisticated Nursery

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    Here are some tips from houzz on how to make your babies' rooms effortlessly stylish and just as fun without resorting to cliché colours and motifs.  ..
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    Here are some tips from houzz on how to make your babies' rooms effortlessly stylish and just as fun without resorting to cliché colours and motifs.

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