Tip Top Blinds

Stylish protection from the elements

Zip screens provide a track or channel guided system that locks a blind in place as it glides up and down the channels.  This tensioned blind can be operated manually or fully motorised creating robust, weather-resistant walls for superior protection from sun, rain and wind, creating the perfect outdoor alfresco room.  The zip screen walls are loved by architects and clients alike as they allow comfortable outdoor entertaining without compromising on views or natural light.  

The zip screen’s sleek and sophisticated system is also highly sought after as an external window covering.  Installed on the outside of the glass, this fully tensioned system shades your glass, preventing the heat of the sun from entering your home.

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Elevating your outdoor space


With strong and secure fastening in a minimalist  frame, zip screens are hidden from view in a fully enclosed powder coated cassette when not in use.  Used to enclose and provide protection to an alfresco living area, zip screens are available in a range of fabrics and transparencies to suit the outdoor elements. Often used by cafes and the hospitality industry, our clear PVC zip screens provide superior wind and rain protection. Alternatively, our range of mesh provides 95% UV blockout without compromising external visibility, a must for residential outdoor living. The tight fit of the zip screen ensures no billowing from the wind — just a contemporary, seamless fit that elevates the look of your outdoor space.

Shading your west-facing windows

The sophisticated range of zip screens manufactured by tiptop blinds ensures full integration with your existing or proposed facade design. Using the latest hardware and componentry, tiptop offers external zip screens that are fixed to your external windows and are fully compatible with your facade details.  Rectangular powder-coated boxes conceal the latest external shades in your window recess or eaves ensuring they are seamlessly tucked away when not in use. 

For a full architectural solution, tiptop offers recessed pelmets available where space and design permits.  Whatever your budget or requirements, our expert team can guide you through a solution that suits your budget and architectural style. 

Commercial and residential applications

Zip screens are frequently used around Melbourne in commercial spaces to elevate comfort for guests including cafés, restaurants, function centres, bars  and any venue wishing to optimise the outdoor ambience during the day or night.  The protection offered by the clear PVC zip screens make them a popular choice for the chilly Melbourne evenings, with the mesh increasingly popular for balconies with west facing water views of the bay and beaches.

At tiptop blinds, our zip screens are created with open-air styling in mind. Choose from our contemporary range of premium fabrics, or select a sheer mesh for full access to the view. With a range of transparency levels available, we offer beautifully styled zip screens to match your lifestyle — creating a dreamy outdoor space as an extension of your home, perfect for gathering from morning until night.

ensure a perfect fit

Our team of experts will measure and install your window coverings to ensure the perfect fit every time. 

Whether you want to fit inside your window reveal or mount in a plaster pelmet to conceal a header, our technicians provide expert advice and an exact measure and fit, while they guide you through the selection process. Our dedication to customer satisfaction is sealed by our Impeccable Fit Guarantee.

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Effortless Motorisation

 tiptop offers the latest Somfy or Alpha motors for the ultimate in affordable home automation. Light sensors and timers enable full control of  the opening and closing of your curtains and blinds to enhance your busy lifestyle.

Control your window furnishings through Alexa or Google Home from your smartphone or our range of easy-to-use remotes. At tiptop, we make opening and closing your blinds from any location simple and affordable. 

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extensive fabrics & finishes

You will be spoilt for choice with our large and luxurious selection of fabrics, tones, textures, hardware and finishes available to suit your needs. Choose from our wide selection of blockout, light filtering, sheer or sunscreen fabrics. 

Our extensive range of fabrics and finishes are sourced from local and international suppliers, allowing you to customise your project. Our expert team is passionate about helping you select the right fabric to fit and function perfectly in your home

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Get a complimentary in-home consultation from our leading designers and receive a free measure & quote with expert product advice. Discover the best window solutions for your project.
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Remove the guesswork from your styling journey and let our in-house experts guide you in selecting the right window coverings for your space. Visit our state-of-the-art showroom in Clayton, or contact us today with your inquiry.