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Duette® Shades

For over 30 years, Luxaflex Window Fashions have offered the original and the best Honeycomb Blinds in the market, exclusively available at Riteway Curtains and Blinds in Canberra. Luxaflex Duette Shades are built using a honeycomb cell which traps air in distinct pockets within the blind itself, creating a layer of insulation across the surface of the window. This helps to keep your house cool in summer and warmer in winter, by not allowing the transfer of heat energy to pass through the window, in turn helping to reduce heating costs, and improve on the energy consumption in your home, in turn helping you to save money on your energy bills.

In addition to their innate insulation properties the Luxaflex Duette Shades cellular construction offers other types of insulation - by absorbing sound. Through their pleated construction and cellular build, these honeycomb blinds help to reduce everyday sound energy including road noise while still allowing light to enter the room.

Luxaflex Duette Shades come in a variety of colours and styles to suit any home decor and can be adapted to suit just about any window, from Skylights, to shaped windows and doors and have a variety of operating systems and styles to choose from - From the simple bottom-up operation to the more advanced top down bottom up alternative and even motorised options, giving you complete flexibility for operation. Luxaflex Duette shades also have an extensive range of fabric opacities and translucency options to control the amount of light filtering into your room.

What are Duette Shades?

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the original cellular shades, engineered to provide beauty as well as offering levels of energy efficiency in both cold and warm climates. The honeycomb construction of the Duette Honeycomb Shades traps air in distinct pockets, which creates insulation that can help lower your energy consumption and energy bills.



Duette shades are available in a single-cell design as well as the industry-leading Duette Architella®, which features a honeycomb within a honeycomb for maximum energy efficiency.

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Why pick a Duette Shade?

There are many reasons to choose a Duette Shade for your home. Apart from our extensive fabric range and their versatility throughout the home, Duette Shades have many other qualities that make them a perfect inclusion for almost any room.

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Reduce Your Heating Costs By Up To 43%*

Did you know most of your home’s energy is lost through windows? Research has revealed that up to 30%^ of total heat loss from your home occurs through uncovered windows. The Luxaflex Duette Architella covered window below on the right demonstrates significantly improved energy savings versus the uncovered window on the left. 



* Savings are based on the installation of fully-recessed, reveal-mounted Duette Architella Shades with 20mm blockout fabric in an average home in Sydney, compared with the House Energy Rating standard of Holland Blinds from AccuRate, in that home. These calculations have been modelled by an independent third party. Savings will vary based on the window type and installation. ^ Based on information from NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System). Visit www.nabers.com.au for more information.

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What Happens In Summer & Winter?

During winter there's an immediate reduction in radiant heat loss to the cold window glass, and people feel warmer. Here's how it works:



All people and objects give off and receive radiant heat. When significantly more is given off than they get back to cold glass, it can feel like a chilly draft, even if the window is tightly sealed. When people lose enough radiant heat to feel uncomfortable, they will typically turn up the thermostat, consuming energy resources and adding utility costs - but a well-insulating shade can counteract all this.



Similarly in Summer the reverse effect is seen. The pockets of air traps and blocks incoming heat, keeping the home cooler inside.

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The Quiet Achiever

Duette Shades make the perfect choice when looking at blinds for the bedroom or across your home including media rooms. In addition to their energy efficiency properties, the honeycomb technology also helps to reduce everyday sound energy as it can be absorbed within the cell by up to 52%*, dulling exterior noise but allowing light to enter your home.



 



*The scale for sound absorption is in a range from 0.00 to 1.00 where 1.00 means total, 100% total absorption of sound. The scale can be equated to percentages – for example a value of 0.35 would indicate approx. 35% sound absorption. Source: Hunter Douglas USA Reference Guide April 2010.

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Total Blockout Solution

The Duette Shade Signature headrail has been cleverly designed to ensure minimal light gaps when paired with a blockout fabric, giving you a more complete blockout control which is perfect for bedrooms and media rooms.

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Extensive Range

Available in a wide variety of colours, textures and fabrics, our revolutionary (and super stylish) design provides thermal insulation and sound absorption – without losing on form or efficiency. You can also pair Duettes with other window furnishings such as Luminette® Privacy Sheers or Silhouette® Shadings to complete your whole-house fit-out.

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Top Down, Bottom Up

Lowering the blind from the top down allows light and provides a view, while maintaining privacy. Duette Shades also works well for skylights, which operate with a control stick. In addition, shapes such as triangles and arched windows can be covered with a fixed Duette shape. Teamed up with a blind below, they provide an ideal solution to unusually shaped windows. 

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Experience next level darkness with Duette LightLock Shades

Created to help you outsmart the sun and enjoy a better night’s sleep, Duette LightLock Shades combine the industry leading Duette Shades with the patented LightLock System to achieve unparalleled darkness.



Featuring a unique U-Shaped side channel designed to absorb, deflect and block incoming light from seeping through into the room. LightLock blends seamlessly into the window frame preventing light leakage that is inherent with all reveal mounted blockout blinds and is a perfect solution for bedrooms, nurseries and media rooms, where maximum darkness is required.

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Pairing Up

Duette Shades can be paired with your choice of the largest range of operating systems Luxaflex Window Fashions offer, allowing them to be easily adapted for any window or door. Operating systems include child-safe options such as EasyRise, Ultraglide®, the cord-free LiteRise, a hard-wired motorised system, or our tech-savvy PowerView® system. Vertiglide Shades are perfect for light control in doorways. The ideal solution for sliding doors, the fabric runs from side to side, suspended from a single track system. 

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Earn Qantas Points*

Earn 1 Qantas Point* for every $1 spent on purchases from the entire Luxaflex Window Fashions range. To find out how you can earn points, visit the Qantas Frequent Flyer program overview.

Professional advice

Contact us today. Our Luxaflex dealers are trained to deliver the best advice, helping you select the best solution for your needs - in every area from fabrics to fit-outs.

Flawless installation

Once you’ve selected your Luxaflex® Window Fashions product, your order will be sent to our factory to be custom-made. We will set you up with an installer who’ll come to you and furnish your home with your new window covering. Check out our video of The Home Team explaining the benefits of using a professional blind installer.