New Zealand does not have to deal with extreme summer temperatures, unlike our Australian neighbours, so shutting homes up and cooling them with air conditioning is not the norm. Instead New Zealanders love to throw their doors and windows open and let the fresh air flow freely through their home.
Kiwis' love of outdoor living means top priority is given to creating an ideal indoor-outdoor flow in homes, with large living room sliding doors that lead onto outdoor living areas becoming hugely popular. However, what can be overlooked is the unwanted flies, bugs and mozzies that now have more access to the house.
Retractable insect screens especially developed for these large modern doorways are a great solution, particularly when they are powder coated in the same colour as the door joinery to blend in. HomePlus have two modern retractable fly screen systems for larger entranceways, either a flat mesh (Cicero) or a pleated screen mesh finish (Venette), which tend to be more robust than the traditional Series 46 rollaway door screens. Both systems have slim bottom guide tracks (2.7 or 5mm high) and incredible transparency so views are not obstructed, along with frames that store and hide the screens when not in use.
Cicero screens are available as single or double screens up to 3600mm wide, whilst Venette screens accommodate large doorways up to 9200mm. One thing they have in common is the positive difference they make to homeowners' summer living, with many describing their new screens as a godsend on endless summer days (and nights).