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1 hour ago

How to choose the right Curtain Lining

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hutt City

Windows play a major role in controlling the temperature within a home. During winter it is easy to lose heat, and in summer it is easy to overheat a home if windows are not appropriately covered. Professionally fitted, lined drapery can reduce window heat loss by 40-60% when closed*. Working all … View moreWindows play a major role in controlling the temperature within a home. During winter it is easy to lose heat, and in summer it is easy to overheat a home if windows are not appropriately covered. Professionally fitted, lined drapery can reduce window heat loss by 40-60% when closed*. Working all year round, lined drapery is an important tool in creating a thermal insulation barrier.


Today we look at the advantages, types and options of drapery lining.

There are many advantages to drapery lining:
1. Creation of a thermal insulation layer.
2. Protects soft furnishings from sun damage.
3. Resistance to dust and mildew.
4. Creates a dark room environment (dim or black out).
5. Prolongs the appearance and life of your drapes as lining helps protect the fabric from harmful UV rays.
6. Improves drapability.
7. Stronger acoustic properties with more layers.


NOTE: In a hot climate, lining helps to reduce heat transfer into the room.

TYPES OF DRAPERY LINING

There are several different types of lining which can be chosen based on the requirements of each drapery installation.

THERMAL
One layer (1 Pass) of coated acrylic suede compound is known as thermal lining. It offers the advantages of insulation and energy savings, helping to keep rooms’ warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It is important to understand that a certain amount of light will pass into the room with this construction. As with all quality linings, thermal lining not only protects soft furnishings from fading, they are also treated to resist mildew and enables good drapability.
The manufacturing process of a thermal lining involves a thermal coating being applied directly to the reverse side of the fabric to reduce the amount of harmful ultraviolet light passing through the fabric, whilst increasing the insulation.

BLACKOUT
Three layers (3 Pass) of coated acrylic suede compound is known as ‘blackout’ thermal lining. This process offers the same benefits of thermal lining but also totally eliminates light penetration. Blackout lining naturally minimizes the risk of natural flaws in the fabric from showing through. It also adds body to the fabric and provides a good stable base for roman blinds.
TIP: when drawing your curtains during the day, a blackout lining will ensure the colour of your main drape isn’t saturated/washed out by sunlight.

DIMOUT / TRIPLE WEAVE
Unlike coated linings, a dimout lining is a woven construction which allows a small amount of light to pass through – hence the name ‘dimout’ as opposed to ‘blackout’. It is a popular lining in both commercial and residential applications due to its affordability, washability and noise reduction properties. It has a soft, thick handle which adds fullness to a light weight fabric such as silk and taffeta.
TIP: Darker dimouts achieve a higher degree of light reduction than lighter colours.

INTERLINING
Interlining adds body and fullness to lightweight fabrics such as silk and taffeta. Its composition is typically either a blend of polyester/viscose/cotton or 100% napped cotton. Interlining also improves insulation and acoustic properties of a room through noise reduction and provides extra protection from harmful UV rays. It works as additional padding for headboards and pelmets when used between the face fabric and lining.

SILICONE
Advancements in technology have led to coated lining layers being made of a silicone compound, which creates a soft agile handle and has the added benefit of not eliciting or holding any loose dust as experienced with acrylic suede lining. Silicone backed lining is a coated lining product with three layers of silicone on one side, providing protection from elements such as sun and moisture. This product is also washable, making it easier to maintain, however it cannot be dry-cleaned.

NOTE FOR COATED LININGS:
For both thermal coated and blackout coated linings, the coated side of the fabric must face the glass to maximize UV and mildew resistant properties.
Thermal lining and blackout lining is NOT machine washable, it may be gently hand washed if necessary, drip dried with coated surfaces facing out. Professional cleaning by a specialist is the recommended option.

ATTRIBUTES

FIRE RETARDANT

Linings with fire retardant attributes have either had a treatment applied to the yarn/fabric retrospectively or the fibre/yarns used to produce the fabric have been engineered to possess inherent FR characteristics. FR linings meet all government requirements/standards and are suitable for residential and commercial use.

OEKO-TEX
ENVIRONMENTALLY BETTER - Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is an independent international certification. Linings that carry this certification mean that the fabric is free from harmful substances and safe for people and the environment. For more information visit oeko-tex.com/standard100.

Interested in adding a lining to your existing curtains? We can help with that! Call us on 0800 579 0501 to book in.

2 hours ago

Stay warmer this winter with retrofit double glazing

RetroFit Double Glazing - Wellington

Winter's here and are you noticing a lot more dew on your single glazed windows? Check out our video on how we can help you make your home warmer, drier and healthier all year round. Talk to our local team about how we can tailor a double glazing solution for your home. Get your no obligation … View moreWinter's here and are you noticing a lot more dew on your single glazed windows? Check out our video on how we can help you make your home warmer, drier and healthier all year round. Talk to our local team about how we can tailor a double glazing solution for your home. Get your no obligation free measure and quote here or call 0800 658 658.

19 hours ago

What's On: Operatunity's Stage and Screen

Alexandra from Mount Eden

You’re invited to enjoy the live performances of your favourite musical moments from stage and screen. Enjoy a complimentary lunch afterwards. Tickets: $35 Book: https://www.operatunity.co.nz Call: 0508 266 237
Operatunity's Stage and Screen
  • Hutt City Church
9 hours ago

New Kindergarten opening in Central Hutt

Melissa Zgomba from Hutt City Kindergarten Association

Enrolments are now open for Nettie Riley Kindergarten. This new Kindergarten offers an all day, all year service for 2-5 year olds and will open in August 2020.

Hutt City Kindergartens are excited to open this new service in the central location of 135 Witako Street in the Hutt Valley Health … View more
Enrolments are now open for Nettie Riley Kindergarten. This new Kindergarten offers an all day, all year service for 2-5 year olds and will open in August 2020.

Hutt City Kindergartens are excited to open this new service in the central location of 135 Witako Street in the Hutt Valley Health Hub.

Learn more at our website
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8 days ago

Show us your winter snaps!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Wellington! The days are getting colder and the Neighbourly Snaps campaign is turning up the heat in your region. Show the rest of your neighbours the wintery scenes around your pad or your region. What's your idea of a wintery scene? Post your photo in the comments below ⬇️⬇️

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19 hours ago

What's On: Operatunity's Stage and Screen

Alexandra from Mount Eden

You’re invited to enjoy the live performances of your favourite musical moments from stage and screen. Enjoy a complimentary lunch afterwards. Tickets: $35 Book: https://www.operatunity.co.nz Call: 0508 266 237
Operatunity's Stage and Screen
  • War Memorial Centre
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19 hours ago

Bronze tinted Glass

Jean from Maungaraki

2 Sheets of bronze tinted glass polished on 3 sides, dimensions 1060 x875 x 10 ml . Must pick up

Free

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19 hours ago

What's On: Operatunity's Stage and Screen

Alexandra from Mount Eden

You’re invited to enjoy the live performances of your favourite musical moments from stage and screen. Enjoy a complimentary lunch afterwards. Tickets: $35 Book: https://www.operatunity.co.nz Call: 0508 266 237
Operatunity's Stage and Screen
  • Hutt City Church
3 days ago

How affordable is travel within NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities … View moreHi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities within your budget. Do you think accommodation providers and tourism operators are doing enough to entice New Zealanders to explore their backyard? Please let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

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1 day ago

Garage Sale Saturday 4th July 10am-1pm cash or eftpos. 46a Victoria St Alicetown Lower Hutt (next to Beaurepaires).

Guy from Belmont

Garage Sale Closing down - everything must go! Homewares, craft, ribbons, fabric, dress up, appliances, stationery, gifts. Saturday 4th July 10am-1pm cash or eftpos. 46a Victoria St Alicetown Lower Hutt (next to Beaurepaires

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1 day ago

Hutt's hot chocolate challenge returns post-Covid and the entries are on fire

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Hot chocolates have never been so hot! ?☕

The entries into Lower Hutt's “Sweet As” Hot Chocolate Challenge are exactly what you need on these cold days.

To read more, click here.

1 day ago

Hutt's hot chocolate challenge returns post-Covid and the entries are on fire

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Hot chocolates have never been so hot! 🔥☕

The entries into Lower Hutt's “Sweet As” Hot Chocolate Challenge are exactly what you need on these cold days.

To read more, click here.

11 days ago

Gardening

Ian Hamilton from Natures choice gardening services - Lower Hutt

My name is Ian and iam your local garden maintenance provider.Garden clean ups, rental property maintenance and all your gardening needs, look no further than our independent, local, family owned and operated business. Natures Choice Maintenance and Lawn Pride ourselves on our ability to provide a … View moreMy name is Ian and iam your local garden maintenance provider.Garden clean ups, rental property maintenance and all your gardening needs, look no further than our independent, local, family owned and operated business. Natures Choice Maintenance and Lawn Pride ourselves on our ability to provide a full range of gardening services. Whether you are looking for commercial or residential service, one off or ongoing maintenance, our team will put in the hard work to assist you. Our clients are always satisfied with our service. Take a look at our many genuine Facebook reviews to find out about our customer’s experiences. We guarantee that you will have 100% satisfaction with our service and offer a guaranteed response to your FREE quote.
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The better the bank balance will look!
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2 days ago

Do you need a retaining wall?

Joshua from Price Smart Landscaping and Gardeners

Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!

For a … View more
Do you have a slope in your garden that keeps slipping, but don’t want trees on your bank? Retaining walls help to prevent soil erosion, while also offering you a level ground to plant on. If this sounds like a bit of you, look no further than Price Smart Gardening and Landscaping!

For a reasonable estimate, Give us a call at 027 548 9818 or visit www.pricesmart.co.nz...

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