Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions

Conservatory Blinds

  • How much do conservatory blinds cost?

    Conservatory blinds are always bespoke manufactured, and can be fitted to your conservatory roof, or windows, or both. 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 blinds you would like; usually pleated blinds, roller blinds, or pinoleum woodweave blinds for the roof and more options for the side blinds. Then within each category there is a wide range of fabrics, 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.

  • Are conservatory blinds expensive?

    As with any product that is custom made or bespoke manufactured - there is a greater cost associated than similar off the shelf standard sized products. Blind Technique manufacture ourselves all of our 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.

  • Can I get an idea of the price of conservatory blinds?

    Yes. You need to provide the sizes (width and drop) of any window blinds and the floor area glass to glass of your conservatory along with the shape. Additionally we need to know what type of blinds you would like, and most times an image e-mailed to us with sizes or a plan drawing is invaluable. This is enough to give you an idea, all estimates or quotations are subject to survey, and appointments for an accurate costing are free.

  • Can I fit conservatory blinds myself?

    In theory yes, though we would always recommend having them professionally surveyed and installed. In particular, roof blinds are very difficult to measure and install - particularly triangular or angled shapes - unless you know what you are doing?

  • How long will my conservatory blinds take to make?

    As long as your chosen material or fabric is available, 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.

  • How long does it take to install conservatory blinds?

    This will depend on the size of the conservatory and the type of blinds, though as a rough estimate an average size conservatory can usually be installed with window and roof blinds in approximately one full day.

Window Blinds

  • 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.

Shutters

  • 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.

Allusion Blinds

  • 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, so why not get a no-obligation quotation from us to compare?

  • How long does fitting take?

    This will depend on the number of allusion blinds you have and their size. As a very rough guide, around 30 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

  • Can they be fitted to my 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

  • 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.

Electric Blinds

  • 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.

Roller Blinds

  • 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.

Venetian Blinds

  • 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.

Vertical Blinds

  • 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!?

    All of our products are guaranteed. We provide you with information about how to operate your blinds for many years of enjoyment.

Wooden Venetian Blinds

  • 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!?

    All of our products are guaranteed. We provide you with information about how to operate your blinds for many years of enjoyment.

  • 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.

  • REALLY impressed by every aspect of our order with Blind Technique. The staff were, without exception, readily accessible (a big plus these days), friendly, engaged, and professional. We knew what was going on at every stage and the final outcome is superb; the plantation blinds look and feel well made and have added very positively to the look of the front of our house.

    Great Customer Service
  • Keep going exactly as you are. Perfect service and goods, many thanks.

    Ms Sagan, Eastcote Middlesex.
  • Very good service, very nice fitter.

    T. Malorsey.
  • Our new blinds are perfect. Thank you particularly to Ryan your fitter who worked around our schedule at such short notice

    Mr Craven in Surrey.
  • Hooray we can now enjoy sitting in our conservatory. It is amazing what a difference the roof blinds have made to the temperature… we only wish we had found you sooner.

    Mr Hagley, Chiswick
  • A big thank you to all of the team at Blind Technique. Very impressed with the professional service – we will definitely use you again. We are delighted to be able to use our conservatory all year round!

    Mrs Barnes in Watford
  • We are so grateful to you for fitting our shutters in time for Christmas. They look fantastic. Wishing you and all your staff a wonderful Christmas.

    Mr Lindley, London