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Choosing the Right Shade Solution for your Home


Outdoor living spaces are becoming more and more popular nowadays as a way of extending the interior living spaces of a home as well as increasing the overall value of a property. Outdoor blinds and retractable folding arm awnings are a key element when it comes to bringing the outdoors in, not only in terms of design, but functionality of the space as well. To help homeowners craft their ideal... View Article

5 Key Things to Consider When Choosing Outdoor Blinds


Regardless of how much you enjoy the scorching heat in summer or listening to the sound of the rain fall in winter, chances are you don’t want to be exposed to these elements while enjoying your outdoor living area. The climate is just one of the 5 key things to consider when choosing outdoor blinds and shades. We have put together the following list of items that you should take... View Article

What is the best fabric for an awning?


In the past awnings were made from cotton fabrics however, being a natural fibre, they tended to rot over time due to rain and moisture. These days, Kenlow recommends what are called ‘out-of-solution’ dyed acrylic fabrics for most of its awnings. Unlike other materials, where the fabric is dyed after it is woven, ‘out-of-solution’ means that the acrylic fibre thread itself is dyed before it is made into a fabric.... View Article

How to care for your clear PVC Ziptrak blinds


Keeping your clear blinds looking like new is easy if you follow this simple guide. Don’t roll your blinds up wet If you leave water on your blinds it will not evaporate when they are rolled up. Over a period of time this water can damage the fabric. Lock the storm catches When your blinds are fully down, you should always lock your storm catches. This will also stop your... View Article

Kenlow quality breeds longevity.


“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” Benjamin Franklin While other companies come and go, Kenlow has been in the shade business for over 45 years and many of our skilled staff have been with us for nearly as long. That – along with the fact that over 50% of our business comes from repeat or referred customers – speaks volumes about the... View Article

Help Kenlow fight skin cancer


Unfortunately, Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. On average, 30 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma every day and more than 1,200 will die from the disease each year. The irony of melanoma is that while it is the most deadly cancer it also happens to be the easiest to treat when caught early, so Kenlow has teamed-up with one of its suppliers to help fight... View Article

Kenlow’s Production Manager appointed to STA National Council


The Specialised Textiles Association is the leading national organisation representing manufacturers, installers and suppliers of textiles, equipment and products like those used in the wide range of awnings and blinds manufactured by Kenlow. At their recent national Conference and Exhibition held in Melbourne in June, Kenlow’s Production Manager. Kieron Drake, was appointed to their National Council for a three year term. Kieron first joined Kenlow in April 1973 and has been... View Article



Amidst some very stiff competition, the Kenlow Showroom in Mount Hawthorn received a commendation in the Mondoluce Lighting category at the 2014 WA Architecture Awards.  If you have not been, it is very well designed and a great opportunity to see working examples of almost every Kenlow product including folding arm awnings, patio blinds, Ziptrak blinds, Patio shades and window awnings and blinds, Congratulations to Bread in Common Bakery in... View Article

Kenlow showroom competes for prestigious architectural awards


Kenlow’s stunning new showroom in Mount Hawthorn has been entered in two categories in the upcoming 2014 Royal Australian Institute of Architects Awards. The categories are ‘Small Projects’ and ‘Lighting’ and the winners will be announced in early July at a Gala Dinner to be held at Crown. In the meantime, all RAIA award entries will be on display for public viewing in the lobby of Brookfield Place, 125 St... View Article

Kieron Drake, Manager Production explains how the industry has changed over the past 40 years


This year Kieron Drake will reach a significant milestone in his career when he celebrates his 40th year as manager of production at Kenlow. It therefore seemed fitting to ask Kieron about how things have changed over the years and to give us an insight into why Kenlow has dominated the shade industry for so long.   Q: What was it like when you first started at Kenlow all those... View Article