This apartment balcony directly faces the afternoon sun at a beach in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. So to stop the glare and keep the generous entertaining area cooler, motorised external blinds were installed in a white Helio 86 fabric – to blend in with the ‘beachy’ feel and light neutral colour scheme. All four blinds are operated with one 4 channel remote control, so can each be up or down independently as required. The headboxes were also powdercoated in white for the best aesthetic results. Each blind was a different width, the largest being 4.2 mtr wide, with all dropping 2.7mtr to balustrade. 316 marine grade stainless steel guide wires secured to the tiled floor ensure blinds stay secure and still and dont flap around with sea breezes.