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Well here we are again at the pre xmas rush & the year seems to have flown by faster than the previous & from what I have seen you are all probably too busy to read this.
For me it has been an exciting year getting around the country to see you all, make new acquaintances & catch up with those more regularly that I only use to see at OFPANZ.

Very eye opening, in a positive way, to see where you ply your trade from & what is produced from the workshops across the country.

The innovation within this industry is fascinating, one of the essences of our Kiwi culture, & I am constantly seeing the barriers getting pushed with regard to design & fabric capabillities & the question asked of me “why not?” & this is where I see an opportunity for us to work with you to become a solution provider to your needs. So please keep asking “why not?”

It’s been great to work with you all this year & I look forward to the next year being prosperous & enjoyable for us all in the mean time may you have a happy & safe xmas/new year break & travel safe & as Charlie Brown once said
“It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters but who’s around it.”

PS Since you have taken the time to read this if you find the typo I’ll ensure you get double the sweets on your first order in the new year.

Make Life Easier For Your Customers.

SimuAwnings and outdoor screens are two of the most popular enquiries received  year round. SIMU motors offer a range of solutions to automate awnings, outdoor screens, blinds and roller shutters. Simu tubular motors are the original tubular motor specifically aimed at our industry since 1952. 20 million motors have been installed worldwide.  This month we would like to focus on the PowerSmart™, the 12V re-chargeable battery option for screens and awnings. 

We caught up with Stephen Sinnott from Douglas Outdoor Living Solutions to get his expert advice on this product. "PowerSmart is ideal in situations where it is hard to get power or hard-wire a motor," Sinnott said. "Examples of this would be a pergola detached from the house, a pool cabana or even a cabin. The battery linked to the PowerSmart motor needs to be recharged and the wires from the motor to the  controller will need to be hidden for aesthetic reasons. I try to include some type of motor in my proposals for customers so that they can at least consider the option for their convenience; from our perspective, motorisation makes an easy up-sell to enhance our margin." 

Here are a few reasons one might choose PowerSmart:  

  • 12V DC Simu motor with up to 35Nm power
  • Battery charge is sufficient for up to 45 cycles
  • Battery easy to re-charge – just like a mobile phone
  • No need for sparkie to install

Note: Battery unit must be protected from rain and other moisture

Give Grant a call to discuss all your Simu Motor options. 

Last Chance to Save on Sundream.

Christmas is just around the corner and you still have time to save 10% off Hiraoka Standard Sundream H Clear when purchasing roll quantities!

Hiraoka Sundream is designed for architectural sails, shade structures, covered walkways, awnings and canopies where protection from rain and UV light is required whilst retaining high levels of natural light. 

Reasons to choose Sundream H Clear

  • Proven performance fabric
  • 10 year warranty
  • Hard wearing
  • High light transmission
  • Blocks >99% UV
  • Flexible

We'd love to hear from you - Share with us a project you have used Sundream H Clear on. 

**Special does not include Sundream Tints or Sundream Cool

Change to Sundream Roll Lengths.

Due to a change in the roll lengths from our supplier, Rainbow Shade is now able to offer two sizes of rolls of Sundream PVC – 25 metres and 50 metres. This means that the roll rate for Sundream PVC can be achieved at the reduced length of 25 metres vs 30 metres previously, a further saving to you.  This change applies to Sundream Clear, Sundream Cool and Sundream Black.  Sundream Bronze and Sundream Blue remain at 30 metre rolls for the time being.  All other specifications remain unchanged. 

Just a reminder that our team will be taking a two-week break with the warehouse closing from midday Friday 22 December and re-opening on Monday 8 January 2018. We take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their continued support this year.

Contact Rainbow Shade Today

Please call us on 0508 665 665 or e-mail us for more information on any of our products such as Z16, E32 and DriZ shade fabrics, the translucent Hiraoka Sundream and Sunclear range, Ziptrak® components and screens and Simu motorisation.

Rainbow Shade is the OFPANZ 2015 Supplier of the Year.

Rainbow Shade Website

We continue to update our website with useful resources such as specifications, colours and brochures. We trust this is useful for you and look forward to any feedback you may have.

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