There are a few things you need to know and understand before you can make a final decision on blinds.
At Mathéo Blinds & Awnings or Mathéo Shutters and Flooring, our mission is to assist you to find the best suitable products to meet your specific needs and budgets. It is for this reason that we work with around 7 manufacturers to give you the widest range of products. Do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation or quotation.
Both these brands are truly top quality. We are extremely proud to be associated with both of these top brands in their elite distribution channels as a Luxaflex® Gallery and as a Blind Professional.
As we started out as a Luxaflex Gallery in 2010, let’s start with this brand. The Luxaflex brand is viewed as the top brand world wide and is manufactured by Hunter Douglas, a very large multinational group that has been in SA for over 60 years. Hunter Douglas invented the first venetian blinds in the 1950’s and invests heavily in research to stay the leading brand world wide. They have developed a large amount of top products that has been trademarked. They focus especially on child safety, and their inventions on the Duette® blinds with all the various headrail mechanisms have also won a few awards. The brand Luxaflex are probably as well known in certain parts of Europe as the brand BMW. Up to very recently Luxaflex was the only brand in SA that labelled their blinds and shutters.
Blind Design on the other hand is a proudly South African brand. They use mostly Louvolite fabrics and components for all their blinds. Louvolite is a brand that was established in the UK, and now also sells all over the world. They also invest heavily in their own research and stays at the front end of all developments. What we love about Blind Design, and the main reason we recently also joined their elite loyalty programme, is the fact that the company is in touch with specific South African trends and needs. They also offer a very wide variety of products and run a very “tight ship” in terms of quality control. Blind Design is well known for their excellent marketing and has also recently started to label their products to market the brand even better.
We require a 70% deposit on all orders. The reason for this is that the products are custom made and cannot be sold to any 3rd parties. Balance is payable on installation or shipping via courier. Should any commercial projects specify different payment options, prior approval must be obtained from management.
Yes. We respect your privacy and know that it is important to you how your information is handled.
We supply and install a large variety of carefully selected quality brands. We expand and revisit our supplying brands on a regular basis to ensure we can offer the widest range to you as our customers. Our main brands that we offer include the following:
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Absolutely. Please contact us and ask advice on the installation of your specific blinds.
If you're still looking for a product, we also offer measuring and installation services.
However, if you have already bought your blinds and have a problem installing them, our customer service department is full of experts that can point you in the right direction. If you don’t feel comfortable installing them yourself, then use our professional installation services! We normally charge a callout fee (depending on distance from our offices) and a fixed cost per blind or per shutter panel. Installation charges for Allusion blinds, Curtains and Outdoor Fabric awnings however vary depending on the width and size of the products.
That can unfortunately be a bit of a problem. Certain blinds can be trimmed a bit in width or height or both, but it can be costly. Best to contact us with a photo of the product and the sizes of the product versus the required sizes, we will see if our installers can assist on site or if we need to send the products into the factory.
Definitely yes. We have an agent programme. We will train and assist you with the various products and ways to measure as required. We offer various discount structures depending on the amount of risk you will take or wish us to take.
Please contact us for more information. Agents can also meet their customers in our showroom to assist with selecting the products and fabrics.
Topfix or Recess mount is when the blind, shade, or shutter fits inside of the window opening. Mounting as an inside mount generally has a cleaner, neater look. It is also more cost effective, as the size is smaller than an outside mount.
Face Fix or external mount is when the blind, shade, or shutter is mounted outside the window opening (above and around the window frame), and can be used if there isn’t enough depth to mount the product inside the opening or if a proper blockout is required.
Most products can be fitted topfix or face fix, but the brackets supplied with are different, so it is important to establish upfront which mount will work best.
We try to make sure you get your order as fast as possible. However, because our products are all custom made, there is a manufacturing time associated with every order. The normal lead times for the supplying manufacturers of most blinds are 10-15 working days. Certain designer fabrics are however imported and their lead times are 15-25 working days. Security and wooden shutters are normally also 20-25 working days (special shapes will be longer). Imported wooden shutters can be 8-10 weeks.
Most manufacturers have 48 hour – 4 day rush specials on certain products, but surcharges varying between 10% - 30% will be applicable.
After the manufacturer completes and delivers it to us, our offices will contact you to arrange for the installation time. Please refer to Terms and Conditions.
Not as a rule. We prefer that shutters be measured and installed by our experts. As this is a very expensive product and measurements need to be given to the nearest mm, and alterations are very costly, we do not recommend it as a DIY product.
During your appointment, our Shutter expert will show you the available range of wooden, composite and Aluminium range of Shutters available.