Electric Blinds

Electric Blinds are now accessible for everyone and for every window.

Upgrade to electrically operated blinds from Β£99!

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Electric blinds showing a Louvolite remote control
Electrically operated Bedroom electric Blinds

Electric blinds or motorised blinds are available and popular across most of our range of window blinds.

The recent improvements in motor technology, smart home devices and battery life mean that electric blinds are more affordable and readily available for your window blinds!

Types of electric blinds

The following blinds are available with an electric or motorised control:

  • Allusion Blinds
  • Conservatory Blinds
  • Curtains
  • Duo Vision Blinds
  • Perfect Fit Blinds
  • Pleated Blinds
  • Roller Blinds
  • Roman Blinds
  • Vertical Blinds
  • Venetian Blinds
electric blinds with Somfy control

At Blind Technique, we manufacture most of our electric blinds locally in our workshop. We also have a showroom with the electric blinds on display to demonstrate how they work and explain the differences. We only use high-quality electric motors and are therefore pleased to offer the following brands; Somfy & Louvolite.

Showing ease of using the app to control your electric blinds

Remote control

The blinds are operated using RTS technology, basically radio waves, via a wall-mounted switch, remote control, or app. Your electric blinds can be programmed to:

  • Stop in the fully open and fully closed position, or anywhere in between,
  • Open to a scheduled time you chose, according to daylight and randomly varied,
  • Operate whenever you open your app, ask Alexa, or reach for the remote control.

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Mains-powered electric blinds

These motors are hard-wired into a mains electricity supply either directly or via a transformer. The obvious advantage is no recharging and better lifting capability. One disadvantage is getting the power source to the window in the first place. When retro-fitting mains powered blinds you will need to deliver a power source to the window recess. If you are building or extending you have the advantage of planning this early and doing it as part of the build, speak to us early on.

Battery-powered electric blinds

Battery-powered motors are quick and easy to install without any damage to your dΓ©cor or the requirement for an electrician. These electric blinds have low power consumption to maximise battery life. Battery motors need to be recharged every 9 months or so, depending on use. This is simple to do overnight.

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Home automation

Our electric motors can be integrated into your home automation. We offer the following systems; Louvolite Home Hub, Somfy TaHoma, or Somfy Connexion. They all allow your electric blinds to be controlled via smart timers or remotely with the associated app, as well as integrating with Alexa, Google, or Siri to name but a few.

If you are interested in electric motorisation, speak to us with your requirements. Please contact us for more information or visit our showroom.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 Β£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.

  • 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!).

  • How child-safe are electric blinds?

    Electric blinds are child-safe. By eliminating the need for any cord or chain, and the required safety standards that go with them, electric blinds are the safest blinds for your children, and your pets too.

  • 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.

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  • Very pleased with all aspects of job. Would like to commend Wayne and his team for their efforts. The blinds look great and the quality is excellent.

    Vertical blinds fitted on all windows and Patio door
  • The team were incredibly professional, honest and friendly from start to finish. Aaron quickly understood our brief and what we were after, made good and useful suggestions, all within our budget. The installer Joseph was also fantastic - very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. We're really pleased with the final product! Would highly recommend. 

    Professional & Friendly
  • In a competitive market, Blind Technique stands out. They offer sensible, objective advice and their products and pricing are excellent. Allied with incredibly responsive customer service, they are a local business that does things the right way.

    Great Local Business
  • What a great service! Great customer service from the first moment I walked in to the shop. You can tell that the team is well organised and the environment is friendly. I was looking for some particular blinds for my living room and Jon understood exactly what i was looking for! Very impressed, I already recommended this place to all my neighbours :)    

    Recommended to my neighbours!
  • Blind Technique did a superb job on the roof blinds for my conservatory. They fit the difficult shape exactly and are easy to draw open or shut. They are a replacement for the blinds the company did years ago, which I have been very pleased with, and I am very happy with the new ones.

    Conservatory Blind Experts
  • Aaron is great, no messing about. I expect their service to be great too πŸ˜‚.... After Installation feedback: still 5 stars.. There was a problem with the original order and an unsatisfactory finish to my job. The whole issue was resolved very quickly and professionally to my complete satisfaction I have absolutely no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Aaron Jozeph Elaine and their team πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘

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