Make your outdoor living area a point of difference with LOUVRES!

Have you been looking for a simple yet effective addition to your outdoor living area that can provide privacy yet can also help with temperature control?

Our LOUVRES contain adjustable blades to allow you to control the amount of breeze you want to let in. Not only do these make a great room divider, they can allow you to control how much rain, wind or shine you want in your outdoor living area!

Plus they are super easy to maintain too as they are considerably easier to clean than most alternative screens.

There’s just something about these Louvres! They have been such a popular choice among our customers lately, that we’ve had countless requests to do an informative blog about it to help you further understand the popularity and benefits of using Louvers in your Perth home.

What exactly are Louvres?

Louvers are individual slats that are fixed at equal intervals from each other and attached to a gate, window, or even roof. It is easily moved up and down or side by side by an adjoining bar manually.

Louvres can be permanently fixed or adjustable. If you choose adjustable louvers, they can be operated using a simple lever, or you can automate them! Automation can be as easy as pressing a button on a remote to open and close them to your desired angle. A great feature of automation is that you can also fit them with sensors so the louvers close in full sun or when it rains.

This way when you’re absent from your outdoor area you can rest easy knowing your furniture and décor is protected.

How do they come?

We currently use a 70mm or 88mm slat, however we can customize sizes into shutters that cover windows, bi-fold doors and sliding doors for patio areas both as fixed louvres and adjustable (moving) louvres.

Traditionally, louvres in Perth are made from materials such as timber or aluminium and can be used equally well inside or outside a building. This allows us to create a cohesive design that compliments your house by matching any existing louvres you may be currently using.

Louvres are available in many materials and colours and can offer a welcome contrast to the overall landscaping of your outdoor area while complementing the aesthetic of your home.

Our Louvres are exclusively made in our Wangara factory, which means that you get not only top quality products but also local support.

What can I use Louvres for?

The fantastic thing about louvres is that it can be used for absolutely anything and anyhere. There is such a diverse use of these amazing things that they really are just multifunctional.


For the trendy homeowners, these slatted louvred gates will add that extra chic to your home!


Paired with matching windows and fencing infill’s, we have found that louvred doors is becoming a match made in heaven for those wanting a coordinated look.

Room Dividers:

When you want to divide a space without really blocking it out completely, the use of louvres to divide a room will help you control the separation level of space in terms of both size and privacy.

Space Enclosures:

Louvres have been a fantastic option for our customers who just want a simple solution to enclose an area of their choice. You can protect yourself from the harsh sun and still allow ventilation with ease. The degree to which the louvres open is completely up to you. This allows you to adjust them as the weather changes, ensuring you never have to cancel a summer barbeque because of unexpected rain.

Screens and Windows:

Louvres are often used on balconies for increasing privacy from neighbours, we highly recommend using the vertical position.

A couple popular uses that we have found in demand would be the ends of a patio area as this allows for the control of the wind flow.

You can use louvres to cover air conditioning units too, this will still allow the expelled air to get away and therefore keeping the unit from overheating as well as screening it from view.

What are the benefits of using Louvres?

– The primary advantage for the use of elliptical louvers being the adjustable or fixed versions is that they can be set in a certain angle that allows for air flow, whilst also creating greater privacy by preventing a direct view through.

– Louvers do not just control light, but ventilation as well which is extremely important when considering landscaping in Perth.

– The degree to which the louvers open is completely up to you! They can also be adjusted for privacy, so you can sit back and be completely comfortable in your home.

– Louvers are a great option to protecting and screening expensive assets such as pumps, motors and air conditioning units.

– Looks more aesthetically pleasing than the common square slats available.

– Can be opened and closed to be in keeping with the season and weather at the time.

– Can be finished in any colour of powder-coat and also in timber grain finish.

Exclusive to SUSTAIN:

We have currently launched a new 150mm rebated edge elliptical louvre that when shut has a much cleaner look as it sits flush. This louvre blade is extremely robust and suits high wind areas (perfect for houses around the coast) and can be fitted with seal strips that reduce the chance of the blades vibrating in very strong winds and rain.

This new addition to our range of Louvres is created with robust hardware that contains a very strong 3mm aluminum end cap and vigorous control bar. This means less maintenance and more privacy.

Want a quote for our Louvres?

1300 112 558

Ways to Get Active in Your Own Backyard

Time To Get Active!

Summer is just around the corner and it’s that perfect time to get outdoors and get fit! You don’t need to go far either. No gym required. No park required. Just your very own backyard!

It’s becoming extremely popular to find fitness programs and apps that allows us to exercise anywhere and anytime. Instead of wasting time commuting to your fitness class or paying for a gym membership that is hardly used (lets face it! This is so true). Why not exercise in your very own backyard?!

To celebrate the sunshine and this beautiful outdoor weather, this blog will give you some tips and hacks on how you can kick start your fitness goals right here in your very own back yard!

Keep reading to see how you can get fit in your backyard.

Use what you have!

We sometimes forget about the resources that we already have! That all we really need to do is look right here in our very own back yard for a simple fitness solution.

Observe your surroundings, what do you have that you could use to exercise with? Do you have a decking bench that you could do triceps dips on? A pool to do warm up laps in? A large area to do quick jogs around? A trampoline to jump on for a full body work out?

Work out essentials:

Have you got the basics covered? Here’s a quick and simple list of some exercise equipment to further enhance your workouts in your very own backyard:

– Good training shoes
– Towel
– Music
– Timer
– Skipping Rope
– Resistance Bands
– Yoga Mat
– Water
– Weights if necessary

What type of exercises?

Whether you want to lose weight, just wanting a good stretch, improve your strength training or increase your stamina through cardio. There are thousands of exercises for you to explore that is possible to do in your own backyard. Finding 30 minutes a day to exercise is one of the most important ways of keeping your body at a healthy weight.

Not only is exercising great for your body, it helps with our mental state too. Exercising stimulates various brain chemicals (endorphins) that will leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. Creating a habit to exercise regularly can help boost your confidence and improve your mental strength.

Depending on the level of your fitness, finding the level of intensity that you are comfortable in and also enjoy will help you achieve your fitness goals. You can measure the intensity of a given exercise by using your heart rate. By rule of thumb generally for low intensity exercises, you use approximately between 40 and 50 percent of your maximum heart rate and around 70 to 85 percent for high intensity exercises.

Below is a brief list of types of exercises with different levels of intensity:

Low Intensity

– Yoga
– Pilates
– Meditation
– Tai Chi
– Swimming

High Intensity

– Skipping
– Lunges
– Burpees
– Squats
– Mountain Climbers
– Push Ups
– Planks
– Triceps Dips
– Star Jumps

Need more motivation?

These days we have something called YouTube and fitness apps to keep us more motivated and on track with our exercise goals. There are so many programs out there that you can do in the comfort of your own home. All you need is wifi and you are good to go! Keep reading for our top 5 fitness apps!

Blogilates: A all rounder app perfect for all fitness levels. From low intensity work outs to heart pumping moves. This app gives you specifically planned exercise routines everyday so that you won’t get bored. Plus you get healthy meal plans and a forum to speak to those wanting the same fitness goals.

Sweat by Kayla Itsines: If you haven’t heard of this, you must have been living under a fitness rock. The 7 minute circuits have helped women all around the world to achieve their bikini body. Although it requires a monthly subscription, you are ultimately investing in your very own personal trainer and nutritionist available in your very own pocket. The work outs are super appropriate for home work outs too.

Fitness Blender: This app provides free full length workout videos, workout routines and healthy recipes to keep you on track. This app can be used for both men and women, with frequent “couple” work outs for you to try with your loved ones. Like the other apps it also provides achievable backyard work outs.

Headspace: This app is perfect for low intensity work outs, for those days when you require some alone time under the deck. This app has been proven to help reduce stress, focus more and even sleep better.

Myfitness Pal: This is a free online calorie counter and diet plan. It literally as every type of food or drink you can think of, the database is endless. If you are looking to keep track of your daily nutritional intake, this free app works as a magical food planner with awesome recipes you can create and enjoy in your back yard.

We hope you enjoyed this blog! See! It is very possible to improve your fitness in your very own back yard.

Looking to create that perfect place of zen? We can help you create the backyard of your dreams:

1300 112 558