Frequently Asked Questions
How much do conservatory blinds cost?
Our conservatory blinds are always made to measure, and can be fitted to your conservatory roof, or windows, or both. As a result of this, the price of conservatory blinds depends on several factors. The first being the size of your conservatory; the number of blinds you require and whether the roof blinds are shaped or rectangular. Secondly the type of conservatory blinds you would like; usually pleated blinds, roller blinds, or zip blinds for the roof and more options for the side blinds. Then within each category there is a wide range of fabrics for conservatory blinds, that have different price bands, and finally whether they are motorised or manual. For these reasons it is quite hard to give an idea of price unless we know the size and shape of your conservatory and the type of blinds you would like. If you can provide this then we will be happy to give you an estimate, and of course, our sales appointments are free. As with any product that is bespoke or made to measure - there is a greater cost associated than similar off the shelf standard sized products. Blind Technique manufactures all of our bespoke conservatory blinds for both retail and trade customers, and with years of experience we are very competitively priced offering a high-quality bespoke product that is expertly installed. Getting that extra use out of your conservatory means conservatory blinds are often seen as a necessity as opposed to a luxury and therefore relatively not so expensive.
How long will my conservatory blinds take to make?
Providing your chosen material or fabric is available or in stock, we can typically manufacture and install your conservatory blinds in 3-4 weeks. The installation date may take a little bit longer when we are very busy, but we will always give you an accurate time frame when you contact us.
How long does it take to install conservatory blinds?
This will depend on the size of the conservatory and the type of conservatory blinds you are looking for. Though as a rough estimate, an average size conservatory can usually be installed with window and roof blinds in approximately one full day. Again, when we have more detail regarding the type of conservatory blinds and the size of your conservatory, we will be able to give you a more accurate time frame.
How do I choose from so many styles of window blinds?
That is where we are able to help. Certain styles of blinds are suited moreso to certain types and sizes of window. We have a lot of experience of what works well and will be happy to talk you through the options. Each job is unique and we aim to find the perfect solution for you.
How long does fitting take?
This will depend on the number and type of products you have. As a very rough guide, if you allow around 20-30 minutes per blind or shutter this will give an approximation. Please note that this can vary considerably depending on what we are fitting into and the level of the window.
Can I fit them myself?
In theory yes you can, depending on the product and your own level of experience. We do however recommend a proper survey and install by ourselves especially for more complex products.
Are my window blinds guaranteed!?
All of our products are guaranteed. We provide you with information about how to operate your blinds for many years of enjoyment.
How much do plantation shutters cost?
All of our window shutters are priced by the square metre with the majority of the configuration options all included at no extra cost. Therefore, once you know which material you would like your shutters made from we are able to give you a quotation straight away from the sizes you provide. For larger jobs, this price is fully inclusive of survey, manufacture and installation.
Are plantation shutters expensive?
When you compare window shutters to basic types of window blinds such as a roller blind or vertical blind then yes in comparison shutters are often more expensive. They are however excellent value for money, will last for years, and add value to your property.
Can I get an idea of price for interior window shutters?
Yes. You need to provide the sizes (width and drop) of the windows you would like shutters for and then we can e-mail you a quotation. Also let us know the type of shutters you want, S-Craft - and which wood, Faux wood or Vinyl. We will also happily prepare multiple quotations for different woods for you to compare.
How to fit plantation shutters
In theory, you can fit your own interior window shutters. However, we would always recommend having them professionally surveyed and installed. Please contact us for more information.
What is the lead time for shutters?
The lead time for wooden shutters is always between 10 and 12 weeks due mainly to shipping, but this can sometimes be longer. There is an option for air freight though this works out very expensive. Alternatively you can choose UK manufactured faux wood shutters that are typically available in only 3 weeks!
How long does it take to install shutters?
This is variable depending on the size of the shutters and the window. As the shutters need to be perfectly square, and many windows are not, this can add time to the installation. For a simple rectangular average small window approximately an hour. For a bay window 3-4 hours. These are a very rough guideline as every job is unique.
Are electric blinds expensive?
A lot less than they used to be and some of our battery motors are very good value these days. You can upgrade your blind to motorised control for as little as £99 per blind, depending on which motor, and we quite often have further promotions. Why not find out if we have one running?
Are electric blinds easy to operate?
Yes they are. We will set up and install the blinds as normal for you. We will also pair the remote control handset and set the upper and lower limits for you. This means that a single press of a button or interaction with the app, will power the blind to the fully open or closed position or any position of your choosing.
Can I fit them myself?
In theory yes you can, depending on the product and your own level of experience. We do however recommend a proper survey and install by ourselves especially for our motorised products as they can be more challenging to set-up initially if you haven't done this before.
Do I need a remote control for each blind?
Some remote controls are single use, however others can control multiple blinds at the same time or individually.
How do I choose from so many options?
That is where we are able to help. Each fabric has properties that determine how effective it will be in your window or opening. Choosing the correct one that also meets your personal taste can take time to get it right. We have a huge range of roller blind fabrics available, something suitable for everyone.
Should I choose a pelmet?
The majority of our customers opt for a pelmet with their roller blinds. It frames the blind nicely, hiding the fabric, helping with installation, and you can have several blinds within the same pelmet giving a very neat finish. We would definitely recommend this.
Can I fit them myself?
In theory yes you can, depending on your own level of expertise? We do however recommend a proper survey and install by ourselves especially for motorised options.
Are they guaranteed!?
All of our products are guaranteed. We provide you with information about how to operate your blinds for many years of enjoyment.
Are Venetian Blinds hard to clean?
Due to the design of this blind with it's horizontal slats they do get dusty and dirty depending on the environment. Also depending on the size of the slat and window, there could be a lot of slats to clean. This blind is not the easiest to clean.
What size Venetian Blinds slats do you recommend?
The main part of this answer is down to personal taste, however, as a rule of thumb we recommend that the bigger the window the bigger the slat.
Are Venetian Blinds easy to operate?
The slats are light and easy to tilt using either a control rod that you twist or 2 pull cords that you use to tilt in each direction. Opening and closing - raising and lowering - venetian blinds are quite light too with thin profile aluminium slats and so notwithstanding very large blinds, yes.
Are they guaranteed!?
All of our products are guaranteed. We provide you with information about how to operate your blinds for many years of enjoyment.
Are vertical blinds for offices?
Whilst vertical blinds are suited to and a popular choice for offices, they are also very popular within the residential market. They are a good value solution, particularly for larger windows and doors. There are some on trend colours and patterns that stand out and lend moreso to a home than an office.
How long does fitting take?
This will depend on the number of vertical blinds you have and their size. As a very rough guide around 20-30 minutes per blind is an average. Once the brackets are secured, the headrail will clip in and the pre-prepared and weighted louvres can be hung. Please note that this can vary considerably depending on what we are fitting into and the size of the window.
Can I just replace my louvres?
n theory yes you can, depending on your hardware system and state of your hangars? Provided these are compatible with our system, or still in tact, we can offer just a replacement louvre service for you. Please note, some older products may not adhere to current child-safety legislation and so would need to be adapted or replaced.
Are they guaranteed!?
Do you offer installation?
Yes we do and we provide this service for nearly all of our customers. Our fit teams are fully trained and experts in all aspects of installation.
Should I chose real wood or faux wood?
It is a personal choice, however there are a few things to consider. For damp or wet rooms, mostly bathrooms and kitchens, the faux-wood is the correct choice. If on a budget, faux-wood venetian blinds are slightly more competitive too. If you want a stained wood then it obviously has to be real wood, although our faux-wood also has a faux-grain! Come and see our samples!
Are they guaranteed!?
What colours are popular?
Similar to plantation shutters, painted colours are especially popular at the moment. In particular whites and shades of grey are being installed far more frequently than the previously popular stained options. These light colours, particularly white, are very effective at reflecting light back thus brightening the room and the decor.
Are pleated blinds durable?
Yes, pleated blinds are durable, as the single pleat or cellular design helps them to naturally maintain their shape as long as they are operated regularly and left open for a period of 8 hours or more every week or so. Also, they are easy to clean and maintain, which assists with the longevity of the blinds. When they are properly cared for, pleated blinds can last up to 10 years.
Are pleated blinds see-through?
Pleated blinds describe a type of blind but it is the fabric that determines if they are see-through or not. They range from some very light voile style fabrics through to blackout fabrics, the more translucent the more you can see through the blind whilst maintaining privacy. Depending on the chosen fabric, when the blinds are down, you can achieve your desired level of privacy. A slight translucency means that during the daytime, a nice amount of light enters the home, without the damaging UV rays. The lighter the colour of your pleated blinds, the lighter the space will be. Even if you opt for a fabric that is slightly translucent, they still help to prevent heat loss in the winter and they prevent excess light and heat entering your home in the summer.
How do you clean pleated blinds?
To clean your pleated blinds, carefully vacuum them regularly to remove the dust and use a duster in between vacuuming. If there are any light marks, use a damp cloth to remove them and leave the blinds down until they have fully dried. It is important that you regularly clean pleated blinds to help prevent permanent damage from dust and dirt and possibly trapped insects in the home.
What material are pleated blinds?
Pleated blinds, like all blinds, are made up of two distinct parts. The hardware of the blind, which defines it’s generic appearance and operation, and the chosen fabric which allows our customers to choose and design the final appearance to suit their needs. The hardware of the blind is made of powder coated aluminium rails that give a neat and modern look and enable the cord-free operation – mainly white, these rails are also available in a few different colours including the currently popular anthracite grey. The fabric option, as you would imagine, has far more choice including different levels of openness and reflective qualities. Ultimately, for most customers, it is the colour and pattern that has the deciding factor. Technically, the fabric has to have several properties which make it suitable for pleated blinds; firstly it needs to retain its pleats which is known as memory, secondly it has to be cut into clean lines without fraying. For this reason, nearly all pleated fabrics are made of non-woven polyester.
Are pleated blinds suitable for any room?
Yes, pleated blinds are very versatile and can be adapted and suitable for any room in your home. The fabric choice and addition of perfect fit frames is important to tailor the amount of light control and privacy you require. It is a good idea to pick a more dim-out fabric for bedrooms, possibly with cellular fabric for even better light control. If it is just for privacy, then a more translucent fabric may be a better choice. However, whatever your requirements, pleated blinds can be an ideal choice for living spaces, bedrooms, kitchens, home offices and bathrooms. Moreover, they can be easily added as part of a double blind solution for ultimate control, contact us to find out more.
How long do pleated conservatory blinds last?
The longevity of your pleated conservatory blinds is largely reliant on how they are cared for. Generally, you can expect pleated conservatory blinds to last for around 10 years, but some materials may have a slightly shorter life due to being exposed to very high temperatures in the summer and very low temperatures in the winter. To maximise the life of your pleated conservatory blinds, remove dust regularly, clean them with a slightly damp sponge and leave the blinds hanging down until completely dry. Avoid using any harsh chemicals to prevent damage. Blinds collect dust, dirt and hair very easily as well as insects, so cleaning them around once a month will help to stop any unnecessary damage and improve their longevity. We also recommend operating your pleated conservatory blinds regularly and leaving them open overnight about once a week to maintain the fabric memory and pleats.
What fabrics can pleated conservatory blinds be made of?
We offer a range of different fabrics for our pleated conservatory blinds, some of them are single pleated and others are known as cellular or honeycomb. Our main suppliers, Eclipse and Louvolite, both provide a choice of practical and stylish alternative to traditional fabrics. Both are designed with conservatories in mind, with reflective, anti-glare, blackout and fire-retardant properties. With 100’s of colours to choose from and many desired properties, your decision between the two fabrics is likely to come down to your preferred design, rather than the technical properties, which can be very similar.
Are pleated conservatory blinds blackout?
When the word blackout is used, it refers to the pleated conservatory blinds fabric itself not allowing light through. The entire blinds solution is correctly referred to as dimout. It is worth highlighting that this is totally different to a blackout solution for a room or your conservatory. Due to the nature of the design, there will be light ingested from around the edges of the blinds and also through the holes that are required for the support wires in single pleated roof blinds. Both Eclipse and Louvolite offer blackout options. As well as dimming out light, pleated conservatory blinds offer privacy, then can reduce noise and also keep heat in or out of the house, depending on the time of year.
How long does it take to fit pleated conservatory blinds?
Every conservatory is different and so is the time it will take to fit your pleated conservatory blinds. The size and shape of your conservatory, along with the amount of windows it has and the complexity of the panels, will all combine to determine how long the fitting will take. Following a consultation, we will be able to provide an estimated installation time, however, for most conservatories it will be no longer than one day. You will be given either a morning or afternoon appointment and our installation experts will get in touch to give you notice before their arrival. We take the time to make sure that the installation is nothing short of perfect, as well as making sure you are completely happy with the finish before we leave.
Are your pleated conservatory blinds suitable for roof panels?
Our pleated conservatory blinds are custom made, so they can be created to fit any intricate or complex shape of window, including conservatory roof panels. We pride ourselves on an unparalleled accuracy of manufacture and quality of installation, providing the perfect fit every time.
What are Luxaflex blinds made of?
Luxaflex blinds are made from A++ energy-rated fabrics that are beneficial to the environment. They are incorporated with 40% recycled polyester and bamboo fibres made with 25% natural bamboo from sustainable plantations. This combination results in a modern contemporary system perfect for any home.
Do Luxaflex blinds offer UV protection?
Luxaflex blinds are designed with UV protection in mind. When your Luxaflex blinds are closed they offer 99% UV protection and 88% UV protection when open. This UV protection means that your home decor won’t become faded or discoloured, as well as helping to protect you and your family against harmful UV rays.
How long do Luxaflex blinds last?
You can expect Luxaflex blinds to last more than five years at a minimum, but with the correct care, this will be closer to ten years. Luxaflex blinds are easy to clean, meaning maintenance will not be an issue, which helps significantly with longevity.
Are Luxaflex blinds suitable for any room?
Luxaflex blinds are suitable for any room in your home and they can be customised based on the room. You can select the same colour and cut of blind for each room in the house, but you can select different transparencies based on the requirements of each space. For example, you could opt for complete privacy in your bedroom and bathroom, then a lighter filter for the kitchen and living room. This can help significantly with heat and light control.
Do you offer consultations for Luxaflex blinds?
Yes we do. The first stage in the process would either be for you to visit our showroom or for us to come to your home for an appointment at a time convenient to you. Following this, we will provide samples of our Luxaflex blinds and a quotation. For the actual installation of the Luxaflex blinds, you will be given either a morning or afternoon appointment and our team will keep you updated about their estimated time of arrival. After the installation, our team will show you how the blinds work, before ensuring you are completely happy with the finish.
What are custom blinds?
Custom blinds are blinds that have been manufactured to fit your windows, anywhere in your home, perfectly. Each of our blinds are specially produced for your windows, resulting in a flawless finish and fit every time. You can select the type of blinds you want, the fabrics of the blinds and also any other design features. Traditional blinds rarely offer the level of customisation that is available when you choose customised blinds. Custom window blinds also offer an exceptional solution if you have unique shaped windows, as you will no longer have to settle for ill-fitting or poor quality blinds that you simply aren’t happy with.
What are the benefits of customised blinds?
There are so many benefits to custom blinds, as you can personalise the style options, they will fit to perfection and they offer an unparalleled quality. Additionally, when blinds are custom made, there is no room for cold to enter your home and for your heating to leave your home through windows during the winter. Also, the perfect fit of custom blinds makes sure excess heat and light cannot enter your home in the summer months. This energy efficiency is a significant benefit of choosing customised blinds over regular blinds.
How long does it take to install custom blinds?
The time it takes to install custom blinds will differ depending on the type of blinds you are having fitted, how many are needed and also the shape of the windows. We will be able to give you a more accurate estimation of the installation time following an initial consultation. For particular types of blinds, such as shutters and conservatory blinds, we will send a specialist surveyor for the installation. As some of our custom window blinds must be installed by us, we include the cost of installation in the price. We offer morning and afternoon appointments for our installation and members of our team will give regular updates about the expected time of arrival. Once the installation is complete, we will make sure that you are completely happy with the blinds, before showing you how to use your custom blinds.
What materials can custom blinds come in?
The beneficial thing about custom window blinds is that you have such a wide range of choices when it comes to the material. Our team of specialists will be able to give you advice on the best fabrics for your custom blinds depending on the specific room and the shape of the window. We are sure that you will find the right material for your home. Different types of blinds tend to use specific materials, for example Venetian blinds are usually made of either wood or aluminium and roller blinds are usually made of high quality polyester. However, we will make sure that we provide every option available to you from our vast collection, so you can make the right choice for your home.
How long do custom blinds last?
Generally, custom blinds can last you up to ten years. After this point, depending on the material, they may start to discolour over time. Some blinds will last longer than 10 years if they have a timeless design and durable materials! It really does depend on the type of blinds you choose. It is also important to remember that having custom window blinds adds considerate value to your home and they can also help you to save a significant amount of energy over the years. With the right maintenance, your customised blinds will last much longer. Make sure to regularly clean your blinds whilst also removing excess dirt or dust.
What are window blinds?
Window blinds are a type of window covering that help you to control the amount of light entering the room. There are so many different types of window blinds out there to suit your needs, whether you want privacy, to save energy or you simply want them to look great in your home. After speaking with one of our experts and discussing your expectations and wants, they will be able to advise on the right options for you in terms of the style, material and even colour or design. Our window blinds are easily customisable, right down to the hardware, so you will certainly find the right blinds to suit your space.
How long do window blinds last?
The longevity of your window blinds depends on many different factors, including their material, how well they are maintained and also whether they are exposed to very hot or cold temperatures. However, our window blinds are made with the highest quality materials to limit any damage. So, you can expect window blinds to last between 8 and 10 years. They can last much longer than this though!
How do you clean window blinds?
To clean your window blinds, make sure that you regularly dust and gently vacuum them to remove dust and potentially pet hairs. You should aim to do this weekly or every couple of weeks. To remove any marks, take a damp cloth with warm water and gently wipe it away. Make sure to leave the blinds hanging down until they are fully dry to prevent any mould forming. Keeping your blinds clean will help with longevity!
Which window blinds are best for kitchens?
The main decision on which window blinds are best for kitchens will depend on how close they will be to where you are cooking. If the window blinds in your kitchen will be close to the cooking space, then they are likely to be exposed to moisture due to humidity, so faux-wood window shutters or Venetian blinds would be the best choices. This isn’t to say these are your only options, but they are likely to stay in great condition for the longest in this environment. Also, if there is a risk of splatter, choosing blinds that can easily be wiped down is important. If the window blinds will be a decent distance away from the cooking area, then you can choose any blinds!
Which window blinds are best for bedrooms?
When it comes to choosing window blinds for your bedroom, the main priority is likely to be creating a darker environment for sleep as well as ensuring privacy. Light in your bedroom can have a serious impact on your sleep, so roller blinds provide the perfect solution. They provide excellent privacy and the majority of light will be blocked out. Also, style is a significant consideration for your bedroom window blinds. Roller blinds are available in so many different colours and designs to suit any aesthetic, making them a great choice for bedrooms.
What is retractable awning?
Retractable awning is an adjustable extension that is attached to your home to provide shelter, sun protection and privacy, as well as providing the opportunity to create an al fresco dining area. Used in both commercial and domestic settings, retractable awnings can help to improve both the look and practicality of an outdoor space.
How do you clean retractable awning?
To clean your retractable awning, start by using a broom to remove any cobwebs, leaves or loose dirt. Then, combine washing up liquid with warm water and start by gently wiping the frame. Take a soft bristled brush and gently clean the awning fabric all over, also with a soapy water mixture. Once any dirt is removed, rinse everything well with a hose. Doing this on a sunny day will help it to dry quickly! If you have left it a while between cleans, you may need to contact a professional to have the retractable awning cleaned deeply. You should clean your domestic retractable awning at least once a year, if not twice. Commercial retractable awnings should be cleaned every 4 to 8 weeks.
How long do retractable awnings last?
The longevity of your retractable awning will depend on how heavily exposed it is to harsh weather conditions. This will depend on the location or positioning of your house or commercial property. However, making sure that you clean it properly and regularly, and also retract it during harsh weather, will increase its potential lifetime. Allowing the fabric to dry and not leave it retracted when wet will also help. On average, the frame section of retractable awnings can last over 20 years. Due to the constant exposure to weather, the fabric element will need to be replaced more regularly.
What are the different retractable awning fabrics?
We offer a wide range of retractable awning fabrics that are all treated to protect them. This means that they have a coating to prevent mould and although not designed for wet weather, will provide protection from light rain. Our experienced sales advisors can talk you through our options to make sure that we find the right material for you. At Blind Technique, we offer a high-quality range of fabrics from an Italian textile company that specialise in outdoor fabrics. There are plain options across a spectrum of colours and of course the more traditional jacquard fabrics and stripes that are ever-popular choices for awnings. You can also choose to add a matching fabric valance to your awning to provide that extra bit of sun protection from the low evening sun.
How long does it take to install retractable awnings?
The first part of installing an awning is to install the brackets. Due to the heavy weight and loads, all of our awnings are chemi-fixed and depending on the outside temperature, this can take a couple of hours to set. Once the brackets are secured then the awning is ready to be attached and set up ready for your use. The size and shape of the retractable awning, as well as the shape of the house, will also determine how long the fitting process will be. Generally, the bigger the awning and the more complex the install, the longer it will take. After a consultation with one of our experts, you will be given an estimated installation time on a particular day. However, as a rough guide, you can expect around half a day to install your awning.
What are the different types of conservatory roof blinds?
Owing to the often-complex shapes of conservatory roof panels, most conservatory roof blinds are pleated. This is because we can cut and make this style of blind into any triangular shape required. It is a skilled job to both survey and manufacture these blinds and something that we have done at Blind Technique for many years. If you have a rectangular opening that contains a roof lantern or flat skylight window then, as well as pleated, you can opt for a roller zip blind. This type of blind is like a horizontal roller blind and has side zip channels that support the fabric and also provide a good level of dimout, fabric choice depending.
What are the benefits of conservatory roof blinds?
The main benefits of having conservatory roof blinds in your home are that they help to prevent your conservatory from becoming too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Particularly in the winter, preventing heat from escaping and preventing cold from coming into your home can save you significant amounts of energy and therefore, money. Additionally, conservatory roof blinds really help with privacy and security, especially from nearby neighbours or if you have expensive possessions in your conservatory. Not to mention, they look great and can easily be adapted to the style of your home!
How do you clean conservatory roof blinds?
Every week or two weeks, take a duster and run it all over your conservatory roof blinds. This will help to remove any dust or animal hairs, preventing them from building up over time. If you feel that your blinds need more of a clean, take a damp sponge and dip it into a mixture of mild soap and warm water. Gently wipe each of the blinds, making sure that you leave them hanging down until they are fully dry. It is best to do this in the summer months, as they will dry much quicker.
What fabrics are available for conservatory roof blinds?
The two main ranges of conservatory roof blinds fabrics that we offer are Louvolite and Eclipse. Both of these fabrics help with light and temperature control, with the temperature element being particularly important for conservatories. Louvolite offers pleated and roller conservatory roof blind fabrics that are scientifically tested to control temperature, as well as having a range of different options to suit any style or taste. Eclipse solely offers pleated conservatory roof blind fabrics with properties including blackout, fire resistance and wipe clean. All of our fabrics are available to view in our showroom or if you would like to see them in your own home, book an appointment with one of our sales team who will bring plenty of samples along with them.
How long do conservatory roof blinds last?
The longevity of your conservatory roof blinds will depend on a few factors. Firstly, if you care for the blinds properly, remove dust and give them a deep clean every so often, they will stay looking great for longer. Also, if your conservatory roof blinds are exposed to a significant amount of heat, this could mean they have a slightly shorter lifespan. We would also recommend operating your conservatory roof blinds regularly and also leaving them open around once a week so that the fabric memory is maintained.
What are allusion blinds?
Allusion blinds are a cross between a curtain, vertical blind and voile and they are the perfect window dressing solution for the modern home. They can be fitted to windows, patio doors and large bi-folding or sliding doors, making them a diverse choice that will look beautiful in your home. Allusion blinds allow maximum light in your home when they are in full view, you can enjoy a partial view and subtly diffused light for privacy with the daytime view or you can opt for total privacy that is ideal for the evening.
Are allusion blinds expensive?
The combined weave and sheer fabric and the more complex manufacturing process mean that allusion blinds are more expensive than an equivalent sized vertical blind. However, for large windows, choosing allusion blinds can still be a cost-effective solution. We offer no-obligation quotations so you can compare your different options and find the best fit for your home. Contact us for a quotation or to arrange an at-home consultation!
How long does it take to fit allusion blinds?
This will depend on the number of allusion blinds you have and their size. As a very rough guide, around 30-45 minutes per blind is an average. Once the brackets are secured, the headrail or pelmet will clip in and the pre-prepared fabric panels can be hung. Please note that this can vary considerably depending on what we are fitting into and the size of the window. After a consultation with one of our team, you will be given a more accurate fitting time!
Can allusion blinds be fitted to a vertical blind track?
In theory, yes they can. However, the spacing on allusion blinds is different, so you would need more fabric panels and they wouldn't sit properly. Therefore, we do not recommend this and instead suggest ordering the complete product. Allusion blind fabric panels can be interchanged as and when you wish at a later date.
Types of allusion blinds fabric
There are two main types of allusion blinds fabric available in a wide variety of shades to suit the aesthetic of your home. The first is the Horizon fabric, which is a sheer and textured woven material in neutral and calming tones. The second is Vista, a flame retardant range of fabrics that offer a sophisticated sheer perfect for any modern home. If you are unsure about the right material for your home, come to see our showroom, or book an at-home consultation and one of our specialists will bring a range of fabric samples so you can make the perfect choice.
What are INTU blinds?
INTU blinds are a modern type of blind that requires no drilling, meaning your home can immediately be updated. This is enabled by a tension system that can fit into the window beading already found in most UPVC windows and glazed doors. You can arrange a free at-home consultation or you can visit our showroom and our team of experts can advise on whether INTU blinds are the right choice for you.
Advantages of INTU blinds
The first benefit of INTU blinds is that you can protect your windows, as they don’t require any drilling. They are child safe as they have no long, looped cords, making them one of the safest types of blinds available. Cleaning is really simple, as they can easily be removed, which is especially beneficial for complex conservatory blinds. INTU blinds can also easily be controlled to increase or decrease the amount of sunlight entering your home, as well as improving insulation and enhancing privacy.
How to clean INTU blinds
INTU blinds are very simple to clean and maintain. All you need to do is regularly dust the blinds, then wipe them down using a cloth and warm soapy water every so often. When you are wiping them down with water, make sure that you leave them hanging down until they are fully dry. A benefit of INTU blinds is that they can be quickly unclipped, making the cleaning process much more simple than with other blinds.
How long does it take to fit INTU blinds?
Fitting INTU blinds is much quicker than alternative types of blinds, as they can easily be clipped into the frame of your window or door, without the need for drilling. This can take a matter of minutes, depending on how many blinds are being fitted. Following an initial consultation, you will be given a more accurate installation time.
Which rooms are INTU blinds suited to?
INTU blinds are an extremely diverse option, with a range of fabrics, textures and finishes available to suit any space. For this reason, they work well in any room that has the window beading required, including kitchens, conservatories, bedrooms and more! Get in touch with us to get advice on whether INTU blinds are the best choice for your home.
What is the difference between INTU blinds and Perfect Fit Blinds?
INTU blinds and Perfect Fit blinds are relatively similar, so some people struggle to choose which one is right for their home. Perfect Fit blinds also feature a no drill, no screw installation system, like INTU blinds, but they can work better when larger blinds are required. During an at-home consultation, our team can advise on whether INTU blinds or Perfect Fit blinds are best for your home.
How to clean conservatory blinds
To clean your bespoke conservatory blinds, carefully vacuum or dust them regularly to remove any excess dust, insects, or pet hairs. To give them a deeper clean, use a damp cloth and a gentle cleaning product to wipe down the blinds. A weak mixture of warm water and washing up liquid works well. Extend them fully and allow them to completely dry. It is best to clean your conservatory blinds in warm weather, so that they dry quickly and don’t cause any mold to develop. The best way to maintain your blinds is to have them professionally cleaned once a year.
How to remove mould from conservatory blinds
If you experience condensation in your conservatory, this might translate into mold growing on your blinds. It would be worth mentioning this and a member of our team can advise on the best type of conservatory blinds to avoid mold growing where possible. Ventilating your conservatory and allowing bigger gaps between the blind and the window really helps as does selecting a specially treated mould resistant conservatory blind fabric. When mould grows just on a small area, first try wiping it with a dry cloth. If this doesn’t work, fill a bucket with warm water and add a small amount of white vinegar and lemon juice. Use a cloth to wipe away the mould and then use a clean damp cloth to remove any of the solution from the blinds. Allow them to dry fully. If the mold is quite severe, it would be best to have your conservatory blinds professionally cleaned.
How to clean conservatory roller blinds
To clean your conservatory roller blinds, simply extend the blinds fully and then gently vacuum them to remove any dust, insects, or pet hair. You should do this occasionally, particularly in the summer, to prevent build up. Then, to deep clean them every few months, create a weak mixture of warm water and washing up liquid and very gently clean the blinds with a soft cloth. Leave them extended fully until the blinds are completely dry. It is best to avoid cleaning your conservatory roller blinds in colder weather, to make sure that they dry quickly.
How long does it take to install conservatory roller blinds?
The time it will take to install your conservatory roller blind will depend on a few different factors. Firstly, the size of your conservatory and the number of blinds you require can significantly alter the time it will take for your blinds to be installed. If you decide on a zip conservatory roller blind, there will usually be 2 or 3 installers and each zip blind will take around 2 hours to install and commission. The shape of your roof and windows will also need to be taken into account, as more complex shaped windows will take longer to install. Whether you choose manual or motorised blinds can also alter installation time. As a rough estimate, an average sized conservatory with all new roof and window blinds will take around a day to install. After a home consultation, a more accurate time frame will be provided.
Are conservatory roller blinds expensive?
As all our conservatory roller blinds are made to measure and bespoke, there is a greater cost associated than if you were to take the measurements yourself and buy off-the-shelf products. However, considering the quality of our blinds and the benefits that come with having them custom made (more energy efficient, better quality, guaranteed and a better finish), they are relatively not expensive. This is especially the case when comparing our conservatory roller blind prices to competitors, as we are very competitively priced and offer expert installation.
Are conservatory roller blinds made to measure?
Yes, all our conservatory roller blinds are made to measure, meaning you have complete control over the type of blinds, the fabric used and whether they are manual or motorised. We offer free at-home consultations where precise measurements are taken, so you know that they will fit perfectly in your home. Our team will be able to advise on the best options for your home specifically, free of charge. These are all benefits that you simply don’t get with off the shelf blinds!
How long do conservatory roller blinds last?
How long your conservatory roller blinds last will depend on your home and how well they are maintained, although as a rough estimate, you can expect your blinds to last for many years. Some materials may have a slightly shorter life as a result of being exposed to both high and low temperatures in the conservatory. This is where the advice of our experts will become useful, to help you decide on the best materials for your home specifically. To help your conservatory roller blinds to last for as long as possible, operate and clean them regularly!
What are Duo Vision blinds?
Duo Vision blinds are an innovative new type of roller blind, with a stylish design that also allows for optimum light and privacy control. This is enabled through the two layers of translucent and opaque striped fabric that move independently from each other. Thanks to the easy controls, you can then adjust the Duo Vision blinds according to each space, so they can be fitted and suit the needs of every room in your home.
How do you clean Duo Vision blinds?
To clean your Duo Vision blinds, carefully vacuum them regularly to remove any dust or pet hairs. For a deeper clean, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe down the blinds. Either warm water, or a weak mixture of washing up liquid and warm water, works well. Leave your Duo Vision blinds fully extended to dry. It is also advised that you have your blinds cleaned professionally once a year. If your Duo Vision blinds get marked or stained, remove with a damp cloth as soon as possible.
What is the difference between Duo blinds and Vision blinds?
Duo blinds, Vision blinds, Duo Vision blinds, Duo Roller, DuoRol and Twist Blind are all different terms for the same blinds. You will likely see these terms used interchangeably.
Are Duo blinds made to measure?
Yes, all of our Duo blinds are made to measure. Following a free home-consultation, we can provide a quote and take measurements to make sure that the Duo Vision blinds are the perfect fit for your home. If your chosen fabric is in stock, we can manufacture and install your Duo Vision blinds in 3-4 weeks. We will always be able to give you an accurate time frame following your consultation.
How long do Duo Vision blinds last?
You can expect your Duo Vision blinds to last up to ten years. Many will last longer than this thanks to the durable materials, but it is possible that they may discolour around this time. Over the course of the ten years, your Duo Vision blinds will help to save a significant amount of energy and will be a great design feature in your home. To increase the lifespan of your blinds, make sure to clean them regularly.
Best Blinds For Your Bathroom in London
Choosing the best window blinds for your bathroom is very important because of the heat humidity from hot baths and showers. The window blinds that are most suitable for your home in London are Venetian blinds or wipeable roller blinds. Faux-wood Venetian blinds are the more common choice because they are affordable, long-lasting and look fantastic in any bathroom. These blinds are also great because you can easily control privacy levels and the amount of light coming into the bathroom, and they are resistant to any humidity. If you wish for more decorative window blinds in London, we recommend roller blinds, as they can withstand the moisture, they offer a wider range of fabric choices and they can easily be cleaned.
Best Blinds For Your Conservatory in London
For the conservatory blinds for your home in London, you want to choose blinds that help you to control how much light enters the room, as well as how much heat leaves and enters all year round. For this, we would recommend pleated conservatory blinds, as they come in technical fabrics to help you maximise the space in both winter and summer. They also provide a modern look to help fit the aesthetic of your home.
Best Blinds For Living Room Windows in London
When choosing window blinds in London for your living room, there are many options that you can choose from, depending on your budget and the specifics of your space. Wooden shutters work really well in most spaces, as they won’t be around much moisture, levels of light and privacy can easily be controlled and they provide a very stylish look for any living space. These are an investment, but they last for years and can be a very effective energy saving tool, particularly throughout the winter months.
How To Clean Window Blinds
It is very important to clean your window blinds in London, as it helps them to last much longer. Every type of blind is slightly different, but we have some rules that will work for most types of blinds. Firstly, make sure you regularly vacuum or dust your blinds to remove any dust, pet hairs or insects. When a deeper clean is needed, wipe down the blinds with a damp cloth, using a mixture of washing up liquid and warm water. Make sure to extend them fully to dry completely. Try to do this in the summer months, so your blinds dry quicker and therefore the chance of mould developing is lower. We would also always recommend having your blinds professionally cleaned once a year for the best longevity.
What Are The Best Blinds For Your Bathroom In Surrey
When choosing your window blinds in Surrey for your bathroom, there are specific blinds that you will need. Your bathroom will produce a lot of steam which can damage some materials, which is why you must pick the correct window blinds in Surrey so they do not get damaged. If they do get damaged, it can reduce the lifespan of those blinds. Some things that can help to reduce the damage to your blinds are opening the window to remove steam when you shower, as well as utilising your extractor fan. However, the most effective thing to do is choose blinds designed for bathrooms, which our team can assist you with. A great choice for your bathroom blinds in Surrey are Venetian, either metal or faux wood. If you’re looking for a more affordable choice, wipeable roller blinds also work well. Both of these choices are resistant to moisture and easy to care for.
Best Blinds For A Conservatory
If you want to get the best out of your conservatory, you need to buy the right blinds. Blind Technique has a wide range of conservatory blinds in Surrey for you to choose from. We always advise either pleated or roller blinds for your conservatory, as this helps you to control the light and heat entering the room. We have both of these styles in thermal conservatory blind fabrics, including Louvolite and Eclipse. With conservatory blinds, when it comes to deciding which fabric you would like, it will more than likely boil down to the colour you prefer with the given technical properties you require.
Best Blinds For Living Room Windows in Surrey
For the living room, the best window blinds in Surrey are wooden shutters. They are sophisticated, fashionable and are diverse to fit into so many different interiors. Wooden shutters let plenty of light in during the day, whilst also being able to control privacy levels. They are an investment, but can last for decades and can be tailored to any size or shape of window. Also, they help to minimise the heat entering or exiting the room, saving you money in winter and keeping you cool in the summer.
How To Clean Window Blinds In Surrey
Depending on the type of blinds that you have, cleaning window blinds in Surrey is easy once you know how. Our team will always advise on the best ways to prolong the life of your blinds when we install them, however usually we would advise dusting and vacuuming them first, then using a damp cloth to remove any more stubborn dirt or dust. Add an upholstery attachment to your vacuum so you don’t damage your window blinds. Leave your blinds extended until they are fully dry and we would always advise doing this in the warmer months so that moisture isn’t sitting on your blinds in Surrey for too long.
Best Blinds For Your Bathroom In Watford
In short, the best blinds for your bathroom in Watford are either Venetian blinds or Roller blinds. And if you’re wondering why that’s the case, then it’s because you want to bear in mind the typical environment of a bathroom. With the extreme switch in temperatures and the humidity and moisture that goes along with those hot baths and showers, you want a blind that’s resistant to that kind of environment. Faux-wood Venetian blinds are the more common choice because they are affordable, long-lasting and look fantastic in any bathroom. These blinds are also great because you can easily control privacy levels and the amount of light coming into the bathroom. If you wish for more decorative window blinds to make your neighbours in Watford jealous, first, call the Police because no one should be that interested in your bathroom window, and then consider Roller blinds. They too can withstand the moisture, and they can be easily wiped down. They also have a wider range of fabric choices which your relatively normal neighbours can admire.
Best Blinds For Your Conservatory in Watford
Conservatories don’t have to be just for summer. Ideally, you want to maximise your space in Watford all year round. With the right blinds, you can. Lightweight pleated blinds are the top choice for conservatories because they are made from materials which are both UV protected, to reflect the heat of the sun away from all that glass, and because of their honeycombed structure, which will keep the heat in during the winter. This will allow you to enjoy your conservatory in Watford all year round.
Best Blinds for Living Room Windows in Watford
The best blinds for your living room windows in Watford are actually shutters. Besides being ultra-stylish, they allow you to control the levels of light and privacy to your heart's content. They also add value to your home, not just because of their chic appearance, but also because of their energy-saving qualities. They’ll keep the heat in during winter and help keep you cool in summer. As if that wasn’t enough, they can be made for any size or shape of a window.
How To Clean Window Blinds in Watford
Looking after your blinds in Watford will increase their longevity. It’s pretty straightforward. Just flick away with a duster, or whip out the vacuum cleaner and give them a quick once-over. Any stubborn marks can be treated gently with warm soapy water. Remember to leave the blinds fully open to dry, so mould can’t take hold. Summertime works best, for the fastest drying time. And every once in a while when you treat your whole house to a professional clean, be sure to include the blinds. See some more tips for cleaning different types of blinds here.
How Do Blinds Benefit An Office?
Despite the endless amount of blinds you can choose from, likely, the blinds that you want in your living room or conservatory may be a little different to the ones you would choose as your office blinds. So, the best blinds for your office mean the best blinds to suit the purpose of why they are there in the first place. Having office blinds will provide privacy and security when vacant, as well as control light and reduce glare on computers. Office blinds will also give the luxury of controlling heat and sunlight when it gets too hot.
What Type Of Blinds Are Best For The Office?
Due to offices typically being largely populated with windows, the cost can end up being higher than intended if the right blinds aren't chosen. Therefore any blinds between the long allusion blinds to the window rollers blinds are a suitable option, especially when dealing with tall windows. Electric blinds are another great option if you want to add luxury to the office space. All these types of office blinds are the perfect fit for your office as they all provide you with the option of as much daylight as you want. It also gives you the freedom to be in the shade if the sun is too much. Coupled with the security that is provided when needed at night time or out of office hours.
Why Choose Blind Technique For Your Office Blinds?
We are aware that blinds can be bought at many stores, even to the point where you can assemble them yourselves, We advise you to choose a professional blind fitter as you could encounter some issues during installation. So, why are we the perfect option for you to choose to fit your office blinds? With blinds being our speciality, we have highly experienced blind fitters for your office blinds, meaning that every job you get done by us will be completed professionally and efficiently. Just as Einstein was an expert in sciences, we are experts in blinds! Who couldn’t you trust more than your local experts? We are happy to fit around your schedule, finding the best suitable time for your office blinds installation.
What Can Blind Technique Offer?
We are prepared to discuss your needs, offering friendly and professional advice by phone, email or live chat, as well as give you the ability to arrange an appointment to your office for a sales/technical team member to visit. A warm welcome to our showroom is also an option for you to show you the range of options we have available for your office blinds. We are also aware of the constraints of modern business and therefore always endeavour to meet any special requests for our surveying and installation services outside of office hours or, during quieter times in the working day.
What Different Blind Fabrics Are Available?
Our customers can select from a wide range of available fabrics. From soft, stiffened or our specialist blind fabrics; we have everything that would fit the type of blinds you desire. Stiffened blinds are our blinds that are treated and stiffened to avoid sewn hems fraying. Roller Blinds, Vertical Blinds, Pleated Blinds are perfect for both home and office blinds.
How Long Do Office Blinds Last?
Office blinds typically have less use than home blinds which makes them last longer, but it still doesn’t mean that ignoring your blinds will mean they will last forever. If taken care of well, office blinds can have a lifespan of 10, 15 or even 20 years, even if handled and adjusted multiple times a day. So the durability of your office blinds is overall decided by you. To ensure you take care of them well and push them to their potential try to keep on top of some factors. Make sure that everyone who is operating the blinds knows how to use them correctly. Just these two factors alone can give your office blinds a significantly longer lifespan. Another thing to mention is you must keep them clean so they don’t get ruined by mould that has developed from dampness.
Best Blinds For Your Bathroom In Rickmansworth
You’ll want to choose your blinds for your bathroom in Rickmansworth with care. The unique environment of the bathroom, with its steam and extreme changes in temperature, means you’ll be wanting blinds that have the durability to cope with these conditions. That’s why we recommend faux-wood Venetian blinds or Roller blinds. You’ll be spoiled for choice with the Roller Blinds, and they’re so easy to keep clean. Faux-wood Venetians are neat and attractive, and give you full control over light and privacy. Both are cost-effective too. You’ll have the best-looking bathroom in Rickmansworth with either blind.
Best Blinds For Your Conservatory in Rickmansworth
Wouldn’t you rather use your conservatory in Rickmansworth all the year around instead of just through the summer months? And wouldn’t you want to use your conservatory in the summer months in comfort instead of roasting in sweat as our summers become increasingly hot? You can enjoy your conservatory, and not waste space just because it’s winter, when you find the best blinds for your conservatory. Pleated blinds will protect you from the UV and the glare during the summer, and come winter, they’ll keep the heat in. Not only do you get to utilise your living space as you wish, when you wish, pleated blinds also help with your energy bills.
Best Blinds for Bedroom Windows in Rickmansworth
Make your neighbours in Rickmansworth jealous when you deck out your bedroom windows with stylish shutters. Both practical and beautiful, you can have full control over how much light you let in and decide how much privacy you desire. Shutters will even help with energy bills, keeping you all the more cooler during our hotter summers, and keeping the heat in during the colder months. They’re also a serious consideration for allergy sufferers, as they are easier to keep clean and simply can’t collect allergens the way fabric window dressings do. Shutters can even be made to fit any window, any size, any shape. Shutters are easily the best dressing for your bedroom windows.
How To Take Care of Your Window Blinds in Rickmansworth
Take care of your blinds in Rickmansworth and they will last longer. As long as you have a duster and a vacuum cleaner, very little extra effort is required when doing the housework. You may need some warm soapy water for the odd stubborn mark, and that’s as complicated as it gets. Keep your blinds fully open to let them dry without running the risk of mould, and if the sun is shining, they’ll dry all the faster.
Best Blinds For Your Kitchen In Amersham
When it comes to blinds for your kitchen in Amersham, you want to be aware of the environment the blinds will be in. Kitchens can’t help but have a variety of temperatures, along with the moisture, steam and condensation that comes with them. That’s why we recommend Venetian or Roller blinds for your kitchen. Faux-wood Venetian blinds are the popular choice. They’re cost-effective, durable and look great. They’re also the most adaptable blinds when it comes to controlling the amount of light and level of privacy you need. Roller blinds are also highly durable in the kitchen environment, and easy to keep clean. There’s also a wider range to choose from.
Best Blinds For Your Conservatory in Amersham
In an ideal world, you don’t want to leave your conservatory unused during the colder months. Why waste the space when, with the right blinds, you can use your conservatory in Amersham all the year round. For blinds that will reflect the heat away from you in summer, yet keep the heat in during winter, the best blinds for your conservatory are pleated blinds. These lightweight blinds will help with your energy bills as well as allow you to enjoy your conservatory in Amersham whenever you wish, regardless of the time of year.
Best Blinds for your pets - and toddlers - in Amersham
The best blinds for your pets, toddlers, and for anyone else who can’t be trusted around anything in Amersham, we recommend motorised blinds over manual. That way you’ll be able to remove any danger the dangling cord can present. If you had your heart set on Venetians, and all the string that includes, we suggest you go with faux wood slats, which are scratch resistant, or aluminium slats as they can be bent back into shape … usually. Shutters are always a good bet, for their beauty and again for their durability.
How Long will my bespoke blinds last in Amersham?
While off-the shelf blinds can last between 6-8 years, bespoke blinds, made from quality material, can last more than ten years. And if you take care of them, as you would any part of your home, they’ll last even longer. You don’t need any specialised cleaning equipment, as a duster or vacuum cleaner will do the job nicely. For any stubborn marks, warm water with a drop of washing up liquid should do the job. Remember to let the blind dry fully open, so as to avoid the risk of mould, and let the sun dry it for you.
Best Blinds for your pets - and toddlers - in Wokingham
The best blinds for your pets, toddlers, and for anyone else who can’t be trusted around anything in Wokingham, we recommend motorised blinds over manual. That way you’ll be able to remove any danger the dangling cord can present. If you had your heart set on Venetians, and all the string that includes, we suggest you go with faux wood slats, which are scratch resistant, or aluminium slats as they can be bent back into shape … usually. Shutters are always a good bet, for their beauty and again for their durability.
Best Blinds For Your Nursery in Wokingham
The best blinds for your babies’ nursery in Wokingham are blackout blinds. The more your precious one regulates their sleeping habits, the more sleep you’ll get too. You can choose any type of blind, as long as it’s made from blackout material. What really matters is how the blind is hung. To avoid any sliver of light getting through, it’s best to hang the blind outside of the recess. That way the whole window is definitely covered. If you hang the blind inside the recess, a millimetre of light can get through the gap between the recess and the blind, courtesy of the millimetre or two the blind’s mechanism takes up. The darker the room, the more your little cuddlebug will sleep and dream the night away in Wokingham.
Best Blinds for Living Room Come Office Come Home Cinema Windows in Wokingham
Your living room in Wokingham is where you probably spend most of your time. You may also need to make the space work for the whole family. Perhaps the living room has to double up as an office during the day too. However you use your living room, you can’t go wrong with shutters for your window dressing. Light and privacy will be yours to control, whether you're looking to keep the sun’s glare off your monitor, or need a window dressing the cat can’t destroy. Shutters can also be made to fit any size or shape of window. If that wasn’t enough, they literally add value to your home, not just by their beauty, but by helping you cut down on your energy bills. Shutters can’t fail to be anything but the best choice for your living room windows in Wokingham.
How To Keep Your Window Blinds Pristine in Wokingham
Ensure the longevity of your blinds in Wokingham by taking care of them, which is thankfully simple. They only require a quick dusting, or a once-over with the vacuum cleaner. For the odd noticeable mark, warm sopy water usually does the job. Be sure to keep your blinds open and let them dry naturally in the sun to prevent mould. Follow these simple rules and your blinds will remain in tip top condition for years to come.
Best Blinds For Your Bathroom In Stevenage
So that you can choose the best blinds for your bathroom in Stevenage, please bear in mind that the environment of the bathroom is somewhat different to the rest of the house. Here, you need to be mindful of the varying temperatures and the condensation and moisture that can cause. You’ll need durable blinds, ones that won’t warp or wilt in the heat. This is why we recommend faux-wood Venetian blinds for your bathroom. Not just handsome, but also practical, you decide how much light and privacy you want or need. Another good choice would be Roller blinds. You wont be short on choice with the wide range available, and they’re also easy to maintain. Choose Venetians or Roller blinds and you will have made the best choice of blinds for your bathroom in Stevenage.
The Best Blinds for Your Nursery in Stevenage
The best blinds for your babies’ nursery in Stevenage are blackout blinds. While this isn’t necessary for all nurseries, you may be despairing if your baby’s nursery is facing onto a well lit street. The darker the room, the more it will help regulate the little darling’s sleeping habits. The trick is to hang the blind outside of the window recess. This way, the blackout material will lie flat against the wall, preventing any light that might sneak through the miniscule gap between blind and recess due to the precious few millimetres the blind mechanism takes up. This will help your delicate little angel (and their parents) sleep tight in Stevenage.
Best Blinds for Living Room Windows When Your Living Room is Also Your Office in Stevenage
To ensure you get the most of your choice of window dressing for your living room in Stevenage, you may need to accommodate the many uses your living room performs. Is it also your office? Does it need to cater for a large family? This is just one reason why you may find shutters are the perfect choice for your living room. You’ll be in full control of your privacy and light, whether working or enjoying a quiet evening in. Shutters will ensure you keep the glare off your computer or your TV screen. Shutters are also incredibly versatile, as they can be cut to fit any window, regardless of its size and shape. And of course, they are simply stunning. Your neighbours will be green with envy as they admire your shuters, while you’re happily enconsed in your living room in Stevenage.
How To Ensure the Longevity of Your Window Blinds in Stevenage
By maintaining your blinds with a regular care routine, you can increase their longevity. And it’s simple too. A regular dusting, or whip round with the vacuum cleaner is all that’s required. Anything a little more serious can be dealt with courtesy of warm soapy water. To keep away mould, let your blinds dry fully open, preferably on a sunny day. With just a little care, your blinds will be maintained in good condition for years to come in Stevenage.
The best blinds for your school in Uxbridge
The best blinds for your school in Uxbridge are fire retardant roller blinds, and not just because there’s two or three cases of arson a year at the Sacred Heart School for Delinquent Girls. In the event of an emergency, the more things that are fire retardant, the more of the school will survive, as will the very spirit of education for the people of Uxbridge!
The best blinds for your bifold doors in Uxbridge
The best blinds for your bifold doors in Uxbridge are Perfect Fit. They clip straight on to the uPVC frame, so you can still actually fold your doors! They come in roller, cellular and venetian style, so you’ll be spoilt for choice as to which blinds to get for your bifold doors in Uxbridge.
Best blinds for your French doors in Ealing
It’s Perfect Fit to the rescue as the best blinds for your French doors in Ealing. They clip neatly onto the uPVC frame so there’s no need for any drilling. You even get to choose between cellular, roller or venetian style, as well as from a stunning variety of textures, patterns and colours. You’ll have the most cosmopolitan French doors in Ealing.
The best blinds to show off to your friends and neighbours in Ealing
The best blinds to show off to your mortal enemies in Ealing are Allusion blinds. Remember Beverly in Abigail’s Party showing off her rotisserie? Showing off the beauty and the practicality of your Allusion blinds will be several times better than that. With a touch of a button (assuming you have them motorised, and why wouldn’t you?) you can show off how easily the vertical louvres control both light and privacy, while the stylish voile still keeps you shaded and cool, no matter how widely open the louvres are. Allusion blinds will make you Queen of the Barbeque in Ealing.
The best blinds for your sliding doors in Bracknell
Allusions are simply the best blinds for your sliding doors in Bracknell. Can you imagine a world where you can have your blinds open, your room protected from glare and bugs, and easy access between your inside and outside space - all at the same time?! Thanks to Allusion blinds you can experience this dizzying utopia. A combination of vertical louvres and sheer fabric means your blinds can be open and still offer protection simulatantously. You’ll be the jealous talk of the neighbourhood because you’ll have the best blinds for your sliding doors in Bracknell.
The best blinds for your child's room in Bracknell
The best blinds for your child's room in Bracknell are ones you can easily clean, and you’ll prefer something that can withstand whatever ‘playtime’ can throw at them. You actually have a wide choice, from PVC vertical blinds (for the sophisticated toddler), to easy to wipe down roller blinds (with their vast range of fabrics), to durable venetians (for the child who needs to control the exact amount of light in their room during nap time, yet also wants some privacy while playing). You’ll easily find the best blinds for your child’s room in Bracknell.
The best blinds for your conference facilities in Uxbridge
The best blinds for your conference facilities in Uxbridge are Allusion blinds. You may be wondering why you would want such practical as well as chic blinds for this working environment. Well, they’re practical and chic. On a hot summers day (which have been increasing in Uxbridge), powerpoint presentations, and the terrified speaker forced to give them, will need as much protection from the glare of the sun as possible. And yet, why should the attendees fall asleep when a natural breeze could be keeping them stimulated? But if the windows are open, surely the mutant bugs we now have will swoop in and bite these hard working folks? With Allusion blinds you can fully control the amount of light or darkness you need while maintaining privacy and keeping your limbs and face free from bug bites. You can have the windows and blinds fully open and still be protected. How is this even possible? The Allusion blind is made up of both vertical louvres and sheer panels, thus allowing one blind to give you everything any human being could possibly need in from a blind in Uxbridge.
The most durable blinds in Edgware
The most durable blinds for your home in Edgware are aluminium venetian blinds. Cats may get stuck in them, children may bash into them, and the aluminium slats can take it. If they get bashed out of shape, they can be bent back into shape. And if they get brutalised by that toddler of yours, you can replace the few that need it instead of getting a whole new set of blinds.
The best blinds for your French doors in Edgware
Perfect Fit blinds are the perfect choice for your French doors in Edgware. By clipping directly onto the uPVC frame, they’re also the easiest blinds to install. And if you don’t have uPVC frames, you still have the same choice of cellular blinds, roller blinds or venetian blinds for the recess. An array of colour, texture and pattern is yours for the best blinds for your French doors in Edgware.
The best blinds for your bifold doors in Middlesex
The best choice of blind for your bifold doors in Middlesex are the one and only Perfect Fit blinds. No need to drill, for they attach onto the upvc frame simply by snapping on. Yes, they are secure. There’s a wide variety of choice not just in style of blind - roller blinds, venetians and cellular blinds can all come as Perfect Fit - there’s also a wide range of colours, textures and patterns to choose from. You’ll definitely be able to find the best blinds for your bifold doors in Middlesex.
The best blinds to show off about in Middlesex
The best blinds to show off to your mother-in-law in Middlesex are Allusion blinds. You’ll have one over your enemies as they jealously watch you glide in and out of your sliding doors without having to juggle doors nor blind. Are your Allusion blinds closed so bugs can’t get in while you entertain in the garden? Yes. Are your Allsuion blinds open so you can pass smoothly in and out of your garden? Yes! Are both these things happening at exactly the same time? Yes! These urbane blinds are definitely the best blinds to be showing off to your friends, and enemies, in Middlesex.
The best blinds for your sliding doors in Maidenhead
Allusion blinds are easily the best and most sophisticated blinds for your sliding doors in Maidenhead. Part vertical blind, part sheer curtain, you’ll be able to glide effortlessly through your open slats and doors. Meanwhile, the sheer panels allow your room to stay cool and shaded. Allusion blinds can’t help but be the best blinds for your sliding doors in Maidenhead.
The best blinds for your pets in Maidenhead
The best blinds for your pets in Maidenhead are durable ones. You know Madame Coco will be highly entertained by her new toy, so thankfully you’ll be able to choose from the wide variety of colours that aluminium venitian blinds come in. You can even have faux wood, as it’s scratch resistant. Madame Coco can do her worst, and you’ll still have stylish blinds for your home in Maidenhead.
The best blinds for your French doors in Wokingham
The best blinds for your French doors inWokingham are Perfect Fit. So easy to install - they clip straight on to the uPVC frame - Perfect Fit bring a very neat look to your French windows in Wokingham. You can choose between venetian or cellular and also roller blinds in style. If your frames are something other than uPVC, you can still have your choice from the range of materials, fabric and patterns available for your recess in Wokingham.
The best blinds for your children's room in Wokingham
For the best blinds for your children’s room in Wokingham, you have quite the choice. PVC vertical blinds and aluminium venetians have the durability to cope with whatever your toddler can throw at them. They’ll be easy to keep clean, requiring only a wipe down with a sponge, possibly with warm water to deal with any artistic surprises your little one gifts you. Roller blinds are also easy to maintain, and have a wide range of colouful and playful fabrics to choice from. Your children will be very happy with their blinds in their home in Wokingham.
The best blinds to show off to your friends and neighbours in North West London
The best blinds to show off to your friends and neighbours in North West London are Allusion blinds. Stunning in their elegance, practical with the ease they allow you to float in and out of your sliding doors without becoming entangled in the blind, you’ll be the talk of the town. And if you go for the motorised version, you’ll keep the neighbours thoroughly entertained for about two whole minutes as you show off the versatility of your beautiful Allusion blinds, yours to command, with just a touch of a button in your home in North West London.
The best blinds for your pets in North West London
Your pets will love your new blinds in North West London. Puppy will delight in chewing the bottoms of your curtains, and Kitty will cling on to those Roman blinds until they tear and poor Kitty falls - and lands safely and happily trots away, job done. With the durability of aluminium venetian blinds, you can’t go wrong. You can also choose from the scratch resistant faux wood range, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the best blinds for your pets, and your home, in North West London.
The best blinds for your sliding doors in West London
Allusions are the best blinds for your sliding doors in West London. But what, I hear you cry, are Allusion blinds? They’re part vertical blind, part voile curtain - and you want to stop me right there because you know ‘voile’ means ‘net’ and you will not have those old frumpy net curtains in your beautiful abode. Only these are beautiful elegant panels of sheer fabric combined with urbane vertical slats. Together they allow you to pass through your sldiing doors with ease without becoming entangled when the slats are open, while the sheer curtains keep your room shaded and cool. See, I told you Allusion blinds were the best for your sldiing doors in West London.
The best blinds for your pets in West London
The best blinds for your pets, and your sanity, in West London, are aluminium venetian blinds. With a wide range of colours, and the scratch resistant faux wood range, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Make them motorised and you’ll never return to your home in West London to find your fur baby tangled up in a cord and stuck in the blind ever again
The best blinds for your schools in West London
Keep the kids safe with fire retardant roller blinds in your school in West London. Not only will they protect, they’re easy to keep clean. If those two points aren’t enough, roller blinds are also cost effective. What more do you need from a blind for your school? A variety of colours to help stimulate creativity and calm tones to help the students concentrate? Roller blinds deliver that too. That’s why they’re the best blinds for your school in West London.
The best blinds for your sliding doors in Hertfordshire
The best blinds for your sliding doors in Hertfordshire are Allusion blinds. Which in turn raises the question, what are Allusion blinds? A combination of voile curtain and vertical louvres, these beautiful blinds not only give a polished look to your room, they’re practical too. With the louvres fully open, you can move smoothly between your inside and outdoor space, while the voile keeps the room shaded for those who wish to remain cool. Summers at home will be transformed thanks to your Allusion blinds for your sliding doors in Hertfordshire.
The best blinds for your pets in Hertfordshire
The best blinds for your pets in Hertfordshire are motorised venetian blinds. You think your pets don’t care about your window dressings? What’s a window sill without a cat? No matter what window dressing you have, your cat will know it’s their toy and they’ll treat it as such. If you have scratch resistant faux wood slats, Madame Coco will be limited in the damage she can cause. Make them motorised, and there’s no danger of Madame Coco becoming entangled with a cord and ripping it to shreds as she valiantly makes her escape.
The best blinds for your bifold doors in Berkshire
Perfect Fit blinds are the very best blinds you can choose for your bifold doors in Berkshire. They’re the no-fuss blinds, as there’s no need for heavy labour to install them. They just ease into place and attach to your uPVC frames. If you don’t have uPVC frames, you still have a choice of blinds for your recess to keep you safe from the glare, and cool, in the increasingly hot summer months in Berkshire.
The best blinds for your school in Berkshire
Fire retardant roller blinds are the best blinds for your school in Berkshire. The more things in the school that are made of fire retardent material, the safer the school environment will be. Make them motorised and there’ll be no danger of children becoming tangled and worse in any cords. Your school will be all the safer for having the best and most protective blinds in Berkshire.
The best blinds for your French doors in Hertford
The best blinds for your French windows in Hertford are Perfect Fit blinds. They fit neatly onto the uPVC frame, and you need never worry about freeing yourself from your window dressing just because you wanted to open your French doors and walk through them. And if your French doors are not uPVC, you still have all that cellular, roller and venetian blinds can offer in fabrics, textures and colours to choose from for your recess in Hertford.
The best blinds for your childrens room in Hertford
Durable and easy to clean blinds are the best blinds for your childrens room in Hertford. Aluminium venetians, or PVC verticals, will give you full control over the amount of light in the room, depending on whether it’s time for a nap or time for play. Roller blinds are another good option. They come in a large array of colours and patterns, so you’ll be sure to find something suitable for any age group. Your child will be chuffed to see they have the best blinds in Hertford.
The best blinds for your child's room in Buckinghamshire
The best blinds for your child’s room in your home in Buckinghamshire are ones you can keep clean easily and are long lasting. Aluminium venetians are known for their durability. They also allow greater control of light and privacy, so you can adjust them as necessary for nap time or play time. If you prefer a softer look, roller blinds require nothing more than the occasional wipe down with a sponge. They also come in a vast range of fun and colourful fabrics. Your child will be very happy with the blinds chosen with them in mind in their home in Buckinghamshire.
The best blinds for your venue in Buckinghamshire
The best blinds for your venue in Buckinghamshire are Allusion blinds. The versitality of these elegant and practical blinds will meet any ocassion and situation. This is because Allusion blinds are made up of both vertical louvres and sheer panels. This way, you can have doors, windows and louvres open, and the sheer panels will still give you privacy and shade. The vertical louvres can be adjusted for any angle, ensuring you have full control over how much light or darkness you need, whether for presentations or celebrations. Whatever your needs, Allusion blinds can meet them for your venue in Buckinghamshire.
The best blinds for your bifold doors in Pinner
Perfect Fit blinds cannot be beaten when it comes to the best blinds for your bifold doors in Pinner. By attaching directly onto your uPVC frames, they allow your bifolds to move as intended, without you having to adjust the blinds in any way. Venetion, roller or cellular blinds can be used in Perfect Fit, and if you don’t have uPVC frames, You can still have blinds fitted in the recess to keep you safe and cool from the heat of the sun in Pinner.
The best blinds to show off in Pinner
The best blinds to prove your superiority of style and grace in Pinner are Allusion blinds. With a touch of a button you can reduce your neighbours to jealousy and wonder as they witness you flow from your indoor space to your outdoor space without getting tangled up in blinds nor walking into doors. Instead, thanks to your elegant and practical Allusion blinds, you’ll be able to move through the blinds with ease, thanks to the vertical louvres, and still keep your room cool and free of bugs thanks to the sheer voile. Yes, Allusion blinds are part curtain, part blind, and together, they will make your home the most desirable in Pinner.
The best blinds for your bathroom in Pinner
The best blinds for your bathroom in Pinner will be blinds that can cope with the exteme conditions of heat and moisture. For both practicality and beauty, we recommend Faux wood venetian blinds. You'll have a selection of shades of faux wood to choose from to add warmth and sophistication to your bathroom. You may prefer the huge range of colour aluminium slats can offer. You'll have plenty to choose from when it comes to finding the best blinds for your bathroom.
The best blinds for your bifold doors in Buckinghamshire
Perfect Fit are the perfect blinds for your bifold doors in Buckinghamshire. By clipping straight to the uPVC frame, they'll neatly give you the shade and privacy you require without gettig in the way of the bifold doors action. With cellular, venetian and even roller to choose from, you'll have a very wide range of fabrics, colours and patterns to choose from to find the perfect blind for your bifold doors in Buckinghamshire.
The best blinds for your orangery in Buckinghamshire
You didn’t spend all that money on your orangery so that the neigbours could call it a conservatory. You’ll be wanting the best blinds to shade you from the glare of the sun, while still giving you the best views of your garden. Made bespoke for your uniquely shaped windows, roof and zip blinds will enhance your orangery all the more in Buckinghamshire.
The best blinds for a good night's sleep in Hertford
The best way to ensure a good night's sleep in Hertford is to have blackout blinds or curtains - or both. Layering window dressings will guarantee not a speck of rogue lighting will sneak into your bedroom to spoil your sleep. It will also give your sanctuary an opulence and added warmth. If you really want just the one dressing, and would prefer blinds, make sure to hang them outside of the recess to ensure a dark and healthy environemnt in your bedroom in Hertford.
The best blinds for your venue in Edgware
The best blinds for your conference and meeting rooms in Edgware are Allusion blinds. You may be surprised that such beautiful blinds are the answer for a work space, but the versatility of these practical blinds put them above the rest. If you need to keep the glare of the sun away during presentations, but need to allow fresh air into the room, the vertical louvres and sheer panels of the Allusion blinds work together to make this happen. Your guests will be protected and kept cool, and still be able to see what they’re doing. These unique blinds will also give your conference rooms in Edgware an urbanity your business rivals can be jealous of.
The best blinds for your event space in West London
Allusion blinds are the best blinds for your event space in West London. Elegant and yet also practical, Allusion blinds suit any occasion. Allusion blinds are made up of both sheer panels and vertical louvres. This enables you to have control over how light or how dark you need a space to be, as well as allowing you to have louvres fully open for a breath of fresh air at the same time - you’ll still be protected from the glare of the sun and any bugs flying around. With the versatility of Allusion blinds, you’ll definitely have the best blinds for your event space in West London.
Who designed Allusion Blinds
Allusion blinds are a relatively new creation from UK-based Louvolite. Blind Technique has invested in this blind system and now manufactures Allusion blinds in our factory and workshop based in Eastcotee, Middlesex. Locally made, UK-designed blinds are the perfect choice for your home. Please find out more from Blind Technique or visit our showroom.
Best blinds for your school in Middlesex
The best blinds for your school in Middlesex are safe blinds and that means fire retardant ones, probably rollers, as they’ll be cost effective too. You can go for a uniform look throughout the school, or choose from the wide range of colours and patterns, depending on the age group of the children. Perhaps you’d like some calming blue blinds in certain parts of the school. Your pupils will be all the safer, and calmer, in the school with the best blinds in Middlesex.
Best blinds for your tilt and turn windows in North West London
The best blinds for tilt and turn windows in North West London are Perfect Fit blinds. When you have tilt and turn windows you don’t want your curtains getting all caught up or being made to bulge out because you’ve dared to let some fresh air into your home. Perfect Fit blinds snap straight onto the uPVC frames. They move with your windows, ensuring you’re still shaded in your home in North West London.
Which blinds are safest for my child?
A motorised blind is a serious consideration for your child’s room, so you can avoid the cords all together. If you don’t want your little one hollering ‘Alexa, open my blind!’ from 10pm to 5am, you can always keep the remote in your room. Or you can simply have a wand operated blind.
Which blinds will help my child, and therefore me, sleep?
Blackout blinds for your little one’s room will help ensure a good night sleep for all concerned. A wide variety of fabrics, colours, textures and styles are available so the little one can still have a sense of fun in their room.
Which blinds can withstand a child mistaking them for a toy?
No blinds should be treated as a toy and in particular, you should familiarise yourself with the child safety guidance we have on our site. Roller blinds are simple to operate, especially when motorised. They are also quite forgiving. With a wide range of colours available, as well as black-out fabrics, your little one will be spoilt for choice.
What type of window are Perfect Fit blinds perfect for?
Perfect Fit blinds are perfect for bay windows, with their sharp angles, and for those odd shaped windows you love because they are that quirky. Your conservatory will thank you when you choose Perfect Fit to cover all that glass. Tilt and turn windows, bifold doors and almost any window really, will look smart sporting a Perfect Fit blind.
Can I have Perfect Fit blinds on my double glazing?
Yes! Perfect Fit blinds are a perfect fit for double glazed windows. And thanks to the insulating qualities of the fabric, they can help keep the heat in even more, and also reflect the heat away during the heatwaves we now experience.
How can I clean my windows if the Perfict Fit Blind attaches directly to them?
It’s no hardship to have beautiful and practical Perfect Fit blinds and keep your windows clean. Perfect Fit blinds snap off as easily as they snap on, so you’re pretty much sorted.
Can I afford roller blinds?
Roller blinds are the most cost-effective of window dressings. If you have a lot of windows that need shading and privacy, roller blinds will solve those problems for you. With a double roller blind, you’ll be able to have one sheer and one opaque fabric, all the better to control your light and privacy, whether it’s day or night.
Will roller blinds match my decor?
Roller blinds come in a huge variety of fabrics, colours and textures so they’d be hard pushed not to match most decors. From practical to chic, from simple elegance to an extravaganza of colour, you’re bound to find something that compliments or contrasts your taste and style.
How do I maintain my roller blinds?
Roller blinds couldn’t be easier to clean. A wipe down with a damp cloth will suffice. A little warm soapy water will remove most stains. And with roller blinds, you can say goodbye to the dust catchers that curtains tend to be.
Can Roman Blinds blackout all light?
Pop your Roman blind up outside of the window recess and yes, it will act as a better dimout blind than fitting inside the recess, removing most of the light from outside. Is the wall completely flat? No strange bumps in the plaster to push the blind out? Any Roman blind or curtain installed outside of your window recess should prevent most of the light from sneaking through. Ensure you pick a blackout lining (if you can see your hand through it, it’s not a blackout fabric). To achieve a greater dimout effect, you may find you need to layer your window dressings, using blackout materials, in which case a Roman blind naturally adds opulence and cosiness to this style of window dressing.
How do I operate a Roman blind?
Manually, Roman window blinds are operated by a cord (which must meet child safety regulations). And you can always have them motorised and operated by remote control or by your home hub, for ultimate convenience.
How long do Roman blinds last?
Your beautiful Roman blinds can last up to 15 years, a long time if you look after them properly. You will probably want a change of fabric, colour or style as you redecorate before the fabric fails. The mechanism can need replacing slightly earlier than this, depending on use.
How do I maintain my Roman blinds?
Just flick a duster over them, or a quick go-over with the vacuum cleaner will keep your Roman blind clean. They can be dust catchers with those stylish folds. And you don’t want to get them wet. If they’re folded when wet, mould could develop. This is only likely to happen if you have Romans in hot warm rooms like a bathroom or kitchen. There are more practical blinds for those rooms. Keep your luxurious fabric Roman window blinds for the living room or bedroom.
Can Velux or Keylite blinds be installed without a ladder or scaffolding?
Velux and Keylite blinds are usually installed from within the property so the need for a ladder, let alone scaffolding, is rare. They would only be required if the skylight is especially high up or in a hard to get to place.
Can I have Velux blinds on my non-Velux windows?
Unfortunately not. Velux blinds are especially designed for Velux windows. On the upside, we make bespoke blinds and offer solutions for many a uniquely shaped skylight or roof lantern, taking your needs for the room (light, privacy, temperature) into consideration.
Will my skylight blinds be motorised or manual?
As skylights can be hard to reach, while you can thrash about with a pole if you wish, you may find it easier to opt for a motorised blind controlled by a remote control or switch instead for your skylight blind. However, when it comes to Velux windows, they will need to be powered already. A manually operated Velux window cannot have a motorised blind.
Can I have an electric blind for an odd shaped window?
Yes, you can. The beauty of using our bespoke service is that we can make the blind specifically for any odd-shaped window you may have (most likely!).