In a class of their own

Somfy are world leaders in the design and manufacturing of specialised motors and electrical controls for window coverings. Since its creation in 1969, Somfy has been offering products with unsurpassed performance, reflecting years of innovation and development.

The result being a reputation for world class products that are simple to use, easy to install, and provide value and satisfaction to the end user.

Today Somfy operates in over 60 countries around the world and has over 270 million end user customers.

Living room sheer curtains

Knowledge and advice

Back to school with Somfy

As Somfy Experts, all our team go through an intensive training program known as ‘Somfy School’ in order to become certified.

This training ensures we have an unsurpassed knowledge of the Somfy range of motors and controls, and can therefore provide our customers with the best advice and technical knowledge when selecting products.

As with most technology, things change at a rapid rate, so being part of the Somfy network we are regularly updated on the latest product and technology news.  

 

  • Fully trained and certified staff
  • Access to a world wide network of experts
  • Latest product and technology updates
  • Product advice you can rely on
  • Back up service and support

Roller & Roman Blinds Solutions

Somfy blind motors

We offer the full Somfy range of both wired in and wirefree motors for all our roller blinds and roman blinds.

These motors are available in a wide range of capacities to suit blinds of all sizes and weights. This means that if needed, we can link blinds across a wide opening by selecting the right capacity motor for you. This can reduce the electrical work required, saving time and money.

The whisper quiet Sonesse range is our most popular, delivering a super smooth movement and the ultimate in convenience.  As with all Somfy motors they ensure your blinds are child safe with no cords and chains, and can be operated using any Somfy remote control or switch.

 

  • Wired in and wirefree options
  • Range of motor capacities for all situations
  • Compatable with all Somfy remotes and switches
  • Whisper quiet operation
Living room with sheer curtains and roman blinds
Living room roller blinds

Curtain Solutions

Somfy Glydea motorised curtain tracks

The Somfy Glydea range of motorised curtain tracks deliver exceptional quality, reliabilty and are super quiet to operate. They are available in both wired in and wireless (Glydea Irismo) options, and can accomodate all curtain header types including S-Fold. 

As curtains can vary significantly in their weight, depending on the fabric and the total overall width and drop, Somfy Glydea motors are available in a range of capacities. We will be happy to advise you on the correct motor for your particular requirements.

 

  • Motor capacities for all situations
  • No electrical work required for Irismo
  • Super quiet operation
  • Suitable for all curtain types

Control Options

One solution for all products

Somfy offers an extensive range of options when it comes to controlling your motorised window furnishings. These include single and multi channel remote controls, wall switches and a Connexoon Hub with smart phone application, giving you to total control wherever you are. Remotes and switches are available in range of colours and finishes to ensure they co-ordinate seemlessly with your homes interior.

The Somfy range of motorised products can all be operated from the same remotes and switches, so you won’t need different controllers for different products.

 

  • Remotely access whilst away from home
  • Voice control with Google Assistant
  • Set individual timers, or group rooms together
  • Create scene settings – perfect for movie night
  • Operate multiple products from one controller
Motorisation hardware

Experience

We’re here to help

We take the time to listen, and to explore how you want to utilise motors and automation to help with your busy lifestyle. That’s when our knowledge and experience really starts to show through. We will guide you through the process, looking at all the factors so we can best advise you.

Which furnishings to motorise
Although it is now possible to motorise most types of window coverings, there are certain situations where the automation process can have a really big impact.

Amongst their many features and advantages, motors are easy to use, child safe and provide convenience. So when deciding which window coverings you may like to motorise, work through these key benefits to identify the areas where they can be most useful.

In our experience this will include things like :-

Blockout roller blinds which are located behind a sheer curtain. By motorising the blind you won’t need to open and close the sheer curtain everytime you want to raise or lower the blockout blind.

Children’s bedrooms or play areas. By eliminating chains and cords, not only can ensure your childrens safety, but you can also prevent the chains and cords being damaged by rough treatment.

If you have a blind fitted in a hard to reach area, for example located high on a staircase or landing, a motor can make controlling it much easier and avoid the need for an excessively long chain or cord to hang down. 

Battery or hard wired
As detailed above, both types of motor offer advantages. Battery motors are easy to install, require no electrical work and can run for over 12 months before needing a recharge. Hard wired motors are more cost effective to purchase, and will never need to be recharged. So which is the best solution for you ? 

This really comes down to how easy or difficult it will be to make the necessary electrical connections in your home. In most situations, the cost savings from purchasing hard wired motors as oppose to battery motors, disappears very quickly once the cost of electrical work is added in. Also, it may not be possible to get the electrical connection in the absolute perfect spot due to structural limitations with your home. 

However, if the motorisation is to assist an older member of the family, or someone with disabilities, a hard wired motor may still be the best option. Recharging a battery motor requires a charging lead to be connected to the motor, and this may not be physically possible for that person without assistance.

We can advise you on how each option would work in your home, and go through the recharging process with you, so you can fully understand your options.

 

Single channel or multi channel remote
This is choice based on how you want to utilise and control the motors. For some customers they like the idea of a single channel remote mounted on the wall next to each motorised product. This makes ease of use incredibly simple. However if there are multiple motors in a room, each requiring its own wall mounted remote, this may detract from the overall aesthetic of the room.

As many products can have motors retrofitted, it’s also worth considering if you may add additional motors in the future. If that’s a possibility we would be suggesting you future proof yourself by opting for the 15 channel remote, even if only one channel will initially be used.

Remote access via wi-fi and hub
We can advise you on the best way to setup a system that will provide you with full access to your window furnishings, even when you are not home.

Utilising the latest technology we can show you to how to control you motorised products using your smartphone, or a home assistant such as Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant.

We will also make recommendations to you about any additional hardware you may require if you have a particularly large home, or a home with wi-fi ‘dead spots’.

Programming times and scene settings

It’s possible to apply timers and create scene settings for the ultimate in ease of use. We can show you the all the options, to make this happen, and we will complete the setup process for you when the time comes to install your new motors.

The most common setups revolve around a morning routine which might open various blinds at certain times, and a night time routine which does the opposite. There is flexibilty to change the programming for each day of the week, so your Sunday morning sleep-in doesn’t get disturbed !

Motorisation represents an investment in your home that should last for many years. So get in touch with the experts and let our experienced team guide you through the process.

Testimonials

What people are saying

“I am so happy with the customer service and installation of my my curtains and plantation shutters. Sam has an incredible eye for detail and design, and helped me make decisions regarding colour and stye to enhance my new home. David installed the curtains and was clean, neat and professional. I would highly recommend them for their services.”

Kate S, Dingley Village.

“Very satisfied with the service we received from Sam and David of Evans Curtains and Blinds. From the intial measuring up and quote, to the installation of the curtains, the service and expertise was excellent. We are pleased with the finished product and have no hesitation in recommending this company.”

Gladys W, Beaumaris.

“Quality products, helpful staff and very reasonably priced. Evans Curtains and Blinds have been installing products at our hospital for 5 years +. Highly recommended.”

Andrew C, Heidelberg.

“Highly recommend. Quality products with a large selection to choose from. They even recommended an app for remote control which works amazingly. Ordering was easy, in fact the whole process was easy.”

Catherine B, Mount Eliza.

“Absolutely love my new blinds and sheers! Super happy with Evans Curtains and Blinds and would highly recommend them. They offer fantastic service and amazing quality products. They were so helpful throughout the process 10/10 would definitely use again. Thank you so much.”

Charlotte W, Frankston South.

“Samantha and David were a delight to work with and greatly assisted us with new curtains and blinds for our renovated home. They are professional, friendly, highly experienced, and always went the extra mile without a blink. I would highly recommend them.”

Mel R, Mount Eliza.

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