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Halliday + Baillie: Hiding in plain sight – blinds and fittings

Halliday + Baillie: Hiding in plain sight – blinds and fittings


Renowned architectural fittings company Halliday + Baillie launches the recessed blind box system as the ideal solution for concealing blind rolls and any motorised workings or fixings.

The issue with a lot of ‘functional’ products is that they often don’t look very aesthetically pleasing. Halliday + Baillie ensure that style and substance sit side-by-side with their recessed blind box system solution for concealing blinds. 

Its new recessed blind box extrusion (HB1220 Recessed Blind Box System) boasts a slimline, minimal design, and although originally designed in New Zealand, it is now manufactured in Australia to minimise the carbon footprint for a product of its size. 

Halliday + Baillie anchors its design in key pillars of quality, flair, functionality and longevity. The New Zealand company with offices in Sydney and Melbourne, has been in operation for 28 years – exporting their own designs made in New Zealand worldwide for over 18 years.

Halliday + Baillie director Tanya Rive spoke with inside to share all there is to know about the newest addition to the company’s product line – the recessed blind box system.

Halliday + Baillie director Tanya Rive
Halliday + Baillie director Tanya Rive (Image provided by Halliday +Baillie)

Why should we use the Recessed Blind box extrusion?

Tanya Rive: The HB1220 Recessed Blind Box extrusion is ideal for hiding blind rolls and motorised workings, plus providing unobtrusive detail.

Builders will appreciate the product as an easy alternative to building an MDF box into the ceiling. It’s a time, labour and potential injury saver on site.

The recessed blind box system also produces the effect of the blinds ‘waterfalling’ from the ceiling when the automated or motorised roller blind systems are activated. 

You won’t even realise the blinds are there – if you spray the flap to match the ceiling finish, all you will see is a thin shadow line from where the blinds appear from!

How does it fit into the ceiling cavity?

Tanya Rive: The recessed blind box system is mounted into the ceiling cavity and sits flush to the ceiling surface. The box is designed for use in standard ceiling plaster board with measurements of 10 or 13 millimetres. 

Can it be modified for manual blinds and cord?

Tanya Rive: Absolutely you can. Although it functions better for automated or motorised roller blinds and screens, it can be modified to suit manual blinds with cord access by retrofitting a small notch of roughly 30 millimetres shorter at each end of the flap to allow the cord to dangle freely.

What finishes do they come in?

Tanya Rive: The recessed blind box system is only available raw and unfinished – primed for whatever finish style is required. Your builder or blind supplier can powder coat, spray or custom anodise the boxes. We strongly encourage cutting the box to the desired length ends to ensure a clean finish to the ends before colouring.

What sizes or lengths are available?

Tanya Rive: The recessed blind box system are available in three-metre lengths with a minimum order quantity of four lots of three-metre lengths. These can then be cut to the desired size to neatly slot into whatever ceiling space you need. 

Also, if you have a blind that does not run wall-to-wall, you will need the HB1225 single end caps, which are sold separately. 

Photography supplied by Halliday + Baillie.

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