Compare Conservatory Blinds

If the idea of conservatory blinds is completely new to you, then our comparison table will help you find the best conservatory blinds by comparing different blinds when fitted in a conservatory.

Click on each rating to find out why we have rated the blinds accordingly.

Choosing unsuitable blinds can not only affect how they appear and operate, but can even damage your conservatory. Click here to see the differences between conservatory blinds.

Click on the top headings to find out more about each blind type.

 

  Pure™ Conservatory Blinds Other Pleated Blinds Other Window Blinds
SUITABILITY Pleated Pinoleum Roman Standard Classic Duette® Perfect Fit™ Roller Venetian Vertical
Roof Blinds 5 stars
Pleated » Roof Blinds
5 stars

Our pure™ Pleated Blinds are ideal for any conservatory roof.

The unique pure™ Pleated Blinds are specially designed provide the neatest fit to your conservatory roof, even any awkwardly shaped windows that you might have. There are hundreds of fabrics available, including pleated fabrics suitable for solar roof glazing.

4½ stars
Pinoleum » Roof Blinds
4½ stars

Our pure™ Pinoleum Blinds are highly suited to timber conservatory roofs, as well as many PVC conservatories.

As with all our pure™ blinds, they are designed to fit neatly into most complex conservatory roofs. The pure™ Pinoleum Blinds are also available with solar lining to provide heat insulation all year round.

4 stars
Roman » Roof Blinds
4 stars

Our exclusive pure™ Roman Blinds can be installed into virtually all conservatory roofs.

The soft, solar reflective and heat resistance fabrics filter out the sun, making them work will with modern solar glazing, creating a highly effective shading solution.

4 stars
Standard » Roof Blinds
4 stars

Standard Pleated Blinds are suitable for simple shpaed conservatory roofs, as thier design lends them to being fitted to cover multiple panes of glass for a lower cost.

They are not ideal for any roofs with more complex shapes, as they will not be able to give a neat fit.

2½ stars
Classic » Roof Blinds
2½ stars

Classic Pleated Blinds are less suited for complex shapes and recess fitted conservatories, meaning they are only really suitable for conservatories with simple shaped roofs.

Their simple design does not have the attention to detail found in genuine conservatory blinds, such as our pure™ blinds, and so are not recommended for conservatories with tinted roofs and solar glazing, unless air gaps are left at the edges of the blinds.

4 stars
Duette™ » Roof Blinds
4 stars

Duette® blinds can be used for conservatory roof blinds under the right circumstances.

They are best suited for simple rectangular shapes, and so will be difficult - although not impossible - to fit into some of the more complex shaped panes that can be found in conservatory roofs.

They are also not recommended for south facing conservatory roofs as they absorb the heat rather than reflect it, so they may not be suited to very hot areas.

2 stars
Perfect Fit™ » Roof Blinds
2 stars

Due to the nature of Perfect Fit™ blinds, they are not recommended for conservatory roofs.

While a cheaper DIY alternative, Perfect Fit™ blinds cannot be fitted into the complex shapes often found in conservatory roofs, meaning that the blinds would leave ugly gaps that will let in light and let heat escape.

2½ stars
Roller » Roof Blinds
2½ stars

Roller blinds can be fitted into many conservatory roofs but are never recommended.

Roller blinds are less suited to shaped conservatory roofs than other blind types and normally have gaps between blinds, but are offered with highly reflective dim-out fabric to significantly reduce light and heat.

0 stars
Venetian » Roof Blinds
0 stars

Venetian blinds are not available as conservatory roof blinds.

0 stars
Vertical » Roof Blinds
0 stars

Vertical blinds are not available as conservatory roof blinds.

Side Blinds 5 stars
Pleated » Side Blinds
5 stars

A recommended option for any conservatory, pure™ Pleated Blinds give the neatest fit and are suitable for any shape of conservatory window, even complex or unusual shapes.

The wide range of fabrics available includes Solar Design fabrics that are designed to work with mordern solar glazing, and our purpose-designed pleated window blinds are also washable and so can maintain their 'as new' appearance for many years.

4 stars
Pinoleum » Side Blinds
4 stars

Ideal for timber conservatories, pure™ Pinoleum Blinds make excellent side blinds.

Pinoleum blinds give your conservatory a light and airy atmosphere, reduce glare and have optional solar lining that improves insulation. A major benefit of pure™ Pinoleum side blinds is the privacy they offer, reducing the 'goldfish bowl' effect some conservatories can have.

3 stars
Roman » Side Blinds
3 stars

Our unique pure™ Roman Blinds make good side blinds, as they can be fitted into a wide range of rectangular or shaped windows.

The soft fabric filters out the light, which not only increases privacy in your conservatory but also dramatically reduces glare, meaning you can watch TV or use a computer comfortably.

4 stars
Standard » Side Blinds
4 stars

Standard Pleated Blinds can offer the same shading and performance as our pure™ Pleated Blinds, but with the major disadvantage of not being able to be recess fitted into your conservatory.

What makes this bad for side blinds is that it means that tiny slither of light will get through the 3mm gaps, which can create annoying glare on TV or computer screens. Standard Pleated Blinds also lack the neat look, longevity and easy operation of our pure™ blinds.

2 stars
Classic » Side Blinds
2 stars

Classic Pleated Blinds are not our usual recommended blind for side blinds, as they are not easily recess fitted into windows (unless used with Perfect Fit™ frames) and so leave unsightly gaps which let light in.

They are not suited for complex shapes meaning that they are only suitable for rectangular shaped side blinds, and they also lack any form of remote control operation meaning that they have to be operated manually.

4 stars
Duette™ » Side Blinds
4 stars

Duette™ Blinds make good side blinds for a conservatory in the right conditions. They are very much suited for large rectangular windows, but do not work well with more complex shapes.

They can also be fitted with translucent, opaque and full blackout fabrics depending on your needs, with the blackout blinds being excellent for reducing glare in a conservatory.

We only usually recommend Duette™ blinds in conservatories that are not south facing, as they mainly work by absorbing the heat that hits them and so are not suited for extremely hot areas.

3½ stars
Perfect Fit™ » Side Blinds
3½ stars

The Perfect Fit™ frame for pleated, venetian and roller blinds are a cheap option for side blinds, ideal for DIY fitting.

Unlike our pure™ range of blinds, however, they are not specifically designed for conservatories, and so will not be ideal for more complex shaped windows. They also use our Classic Pleated Blinds which do not offer all of the benefits that our pure™ Pleated Blinds can offer.

2 stars
Roller » Side Blinds
2 stars

Roller blinds offer a cheap simple solution to window shade in a conservatory.

Although not the most attractive blinds in a conservatory, roller blinds can be an effective solution. Beware of gaps between blinds and in the corners as well as them swaying in the wind. We normally do not recommend roller blinds on doors.

Traditional dim-out fabrics should be chosen with care unless you wish to darken your conservatory and adjoining room.

2 stars
Venetian » Side Blinds
2 stars

Venetian blinds can be a cheap simple solution to window shade in a conservatory.

Whilst they can be attractive, venetian blinds will sway and rattle in the wind and aluminium venetian blinds also conduct heat.

Wood venetian blinds are extremely heavy and the slats will twist because of the varying temperature and humidity in a conservatory.

2½ stars
Vertical » Side Blinds
2½ stars

Vertical blinds can be a quick, cheap solution in a conservatory.

Vertical blinds take up the 'window sill', will sway in any breeze and are prone to damage, especially over opening windows and doors. Vertical blinds are not purpose designed for conservatories and so do not have UV stabilised components.

Shaped Blinds 5 stars
Pleated » Shaped Blinds
5 stars

Our pure™ Pleated Blinds are designed specifically to fit into the complex and unusual shapes that can be found in a conservatory, meaning they are the ideal shaped blinds.

What makes our pure™ blinds unique is that we can fit into these complex shapes with no gaps, and can create obtuse blinds to fill spaces with one blind where other blind systems would use several. We've even developed pure™aspect gable blinds to neatly fit into Gable end conservatories.

4 stars
Pinoleum » Shaped Blinds
4 stars

As with all of our pure™ blinds, our pure™ Pinoleum blinds are designed to fit into the awkward shapes that can be found in conservatories, especially in conservatory roofs.

The important thing is that we are able to recess fit into these shapes, meaning that our blinds can look almost invisible when retracted, and don't leave any unsightly gaps.

1 star
Roman » Shaped Blinds
1 star

While roman blinds tend to naturally lend themselves to covering rectangular shapes, our pure™ Pleated Blinds can actually be fitted into more awkward shapes.

Silicone impregnated stainless steel micro-cables are concealed behind the fabric in order to provide support to the entire blind equally, whatever shape it may be.

4 stars
Standard » Shaped Blinds
4 stars

The standard Pleated Blinds are really only suitable for simple shapes, and do not lend themselves to some of the more complex shaped windows that can be found in a conservatory.

This is because they are not suited to recess fitting, and so leave ugly gaps between the beading of the conservatory and the clips used for the blinds.

2 stars
Classic » Shaped Blinds
2 stars

These budget pleated blinds are not suited for the more complex shapes required for proper conservatory blinds.

They only lend themselves to large rectangular shapes, and are not suitable for recess fitting as the square edges of the blinds will leave gaps when next to the curved glazing beads.

3½ stars
Duette™ » Shaped Blinds
3½ stars

Duette™ blinds are only really suitable for rectangular or simple triangular shapes. Whilst they can be used for more complex shaped blinds, they are not recommended as it requires extra rails to be fitted to the blind because the fabric is quite soft and springy.

0 stars
Perfect Fit™ » Shaped Blinds
0 stars

While is it possible for Perfect Fit™ blinds to be used for shaped conservatory roof blinds, they are really only recommended for simple rectangular shapes.

Due to their nature, the corner pieces of the Perfect Fit™ frame are only able to be used for 90° corners, so anything else has to have overlapping side pieces to make the angle, with infill blinds to fill in the gaps.

Perfect Fit™ blinds cannot be used for shaped side blinds.

2 stars
Roller » Shaped Blinds
2 stars

Roller blinds can be fitted to simple shaped roofs but are unsuited to complex roofs or where cut-outs are required as the blinds require "stiffeners".

Roller blinds are not available for shaped windows.

We do not recommend any roof roller blinds in a conservatory.

2 stars
Venetian » Shaped Blinds
2 stars

Venetian blinds are available as shaped window blinds, but can only be tilted rather than retracted.

We do not normally recommend venetian blinds in a conservatory.

3½ stars
Vertical » Shaped Blinds
3½ stars

Vertical blinds are available as shaped window blinds, normally in a lean-to conservatory.

The steeper the pitch of the roof, the more 'staggered' the vertical louvres will appear. Shaped vertical blinds always retract from the shortest to the longest side.

Whilst we do not normally recommend vertical blinds in a conservatory, they are probably the cheapest solution.

Solar/Tinted Glazing 5 stars
Pleated » Solar/Tinted Glazing
5 stars

Our pure™ Pleated Blinds are available with Solar Design™ fabrics, our unique solar reflective fabric designed specifically for conservatories.

Solar Design™ fabric is designed to work in conjunction with solar glazing, meaning that you can reduce solar gain in your conservatory without damaging your glass.

5 stars
Pinoleum » Solar/Tinted Glazing
5 stars

Our pure™ Pinoleum Blinds are available with an optional solar lining to reduce solar gain when it is warm and to improve insulation when it is cold.

Like our other Solar Design™ product, the solar lining is designed to work in conjunction with the solar glazing of your conservatory, meaning that you can reduce solar gain in your conservatory without damaging your glass.

5 stars
Roman » Solar/Tinted Glazing
5 stars

Our unique pure™ Roman Blinds are available with a soft form of our Solar Design™ fabrics.

Like its pleated counterpart, the Roman Solar Design™ fabric is able to stop solar gain in your conservatory to make it more comfortable, all while working in conjunction with the solar glazing of your conservatory to make sure it does not damage the glass.

3½ stars
Standard » Solar/Tinted Glazing
3½ stars

Depending on the fabric used, Standard Pleated Blinds can work reasonably well with solar/tinted glazing. Some translucent fabrics are suitable to use, however dim-out or laminated fabrics should be avoided as they trap the heat between the blind and the glazing.

Standard Pleated Blinds are usually fitted with one blind covering two or more panes of glass, which is not how many conservatory manufactures recommend individual roof blinds be fitted with solar/tinted glazing.

1 star
Classic » Solar/Tinted Glazing
1 star

Classic Pleated Blinds are not usually recommended for conservatories with solar/tinted glazing.

The main problem lies in that fact that many conservatory manufactures recommend individual roof blinds be fitted with solar/tinted glazing, which is not the usual way Classic Pleated Blinds are fitted - they usually use one blind to cover two or more panes of glass.

4½ stars
Duette™ » Solar/Tinted Glazing
4½ stars

Depending on the fabric used, Duette™ blinds can work very well with solar/tinted glazing.

The opaque Duette™ fabric absorbs the heat instead of reflecting it back at the glass, meaning no damage is done, however Oscurax Duette blackout fabric is not recommended for conservatories with solar/tinted glazing.

1 star
Perfect Fit™ » Solar/Tinted Glazing
1 star

Perfect Fit™ blind frames are not recommended for conservatories with solar/tinted glazing as they will trap the heat between the blind and the glass.

All major UPVC roof manufacturers specify a 15mm air gap around the blinds, which is impossible to do with Perfect Fit™ frames due to the way they work.

1 star
Roller » Solar/Tinted Glazing
1 star

Roller Blinds are not usually recommended for any conservatory with solar/tinted glazing as laminated fabrics cause significant heat build-up between the fabric and the glass. Laminated blinds will also dramatically reduce light, making them less than ideal for use in a conservatory.

Translucent fabrics can be used with timber conservatories as they have large edge gaps to stop the heat building up, however IUPVC conservatories require individual roof blinds which is often not possible with roller blinds.

0 stars
Venetian » Solar/Tinted Glazing
0 stars

Venetian blinds are not available as conservatory roof blinds and so will not be used against solar/tinted glazing.

0 stars
Vertical » Solar/Tinted Glazing
0 stars

Vertical blinds are not available as conservatory roof blinds and so will not be used against solar/tinted glazing.

PERFORMANCE                    
Reduce Glare 5 stars
Pleated » Reduce Glare
5 stars

Our pure™ Pleated Blinds have been specifically designed to reduce the amount of glare you can get in a conservatory, which makes it easier to watch TV or use a computer while the sun is out.

Because we can give a neater fit than other blinds, there are no gaps that let in direct sunlight meaning glare is gone almost entirely, even during different times of the day.

4½ stars
Pinoleum » Reduce Glare
4½ stars

Our unique pure™ Pinoleum blinds are made from woven-wood and so create a dappled shade rather than a uniform reduction in glare.

The optional solar lining can reduce glare completely from roof blinds, as well as increase the thermal resistance of the blind, without darkening the conservatory.

As pinoleum blinds are made from wood they are not quite as adaptable to complex shapes as pleated blinds meaning that the blinds in the most complex shaped panes are not quite as snug fitting. Whilst this is very minor, it stops us from giving pinoleum blinds the highest rank.

5 stars
Roman » Reduce Glare
5 stars

Our pure™ Roman Blinds are purpose-designed for conservatories and are highly effective at reducing glare, UV and solar gain without darkening your conservatory.

The unique solar reflective soft fabric is also UV colourfast to a bluewool scale of 6 and so will not fade or degrade like cotton based fabrics.

4½ stars
Standard » Reduce Glare
4½ stars

Standard Pleated Blinds are generally not as effective at reducing glare as pure™ Pleated Blinds, due to the fact that they cannot be fitted as neatly into a conservatory.

When used as shaped blinds, there are every large gaps left at the top and bottom of each blind which will let light through and so not reduce glare entirely.

4½ stars
Classic » Reduce Glare
4½ stars

Classic Pleated Blinds are only moderately efficient at reducing glare.

The biggest problem is that fact that they often leave large gaps when they are fitted, especially if they are shaped blinds. This lets in light which creates glare.

Another problem is that some of the fabrics used to reduce glare also reduce light levels at the same time, which can leave your conservatory feeling dark and gloomy.

5 stars
Duette™ » Reduce Glare
5 stars

With the right fabrics, Duette™ Blinds are excellent at reducing all glare from a conservatory.

Proper blackout fabrics will cut out all glare from the sun and make watching a TV or using a computer much more comfortable. Duette™ blinds can be fittied with no visable holes and hardly any edge-gaps, meaning that as little unwanted light as possible gets in.

4½ stars
Perfect Fit™ » Reduce Glare
4½ stars

4 stars
Roller » Reduce Glare
4 stars

Roller blinds are generally very effective at reducing glare and you don't need a dim-out fabric to accomplish this unless you are using the conservatory as a TV room.

Roller blinds have unavoidable gaps at the edges because the roller mounting is wider than the fabric and so are not ideal in a conservatory.

5 stars
Venetian » Reduce Glare
5 stars

Venetian blinds are generally very effective at reducing glare by tilting the louvres against the sun.

Venetian blinds can sway in the wind and often have cording holes that can let some light through, but generally speaking are an excellent way of controlling glare in a house, if not always ideal in a conservatory.

3 stars
Vertical » Reduce Glare
3 stars

Vertical blinds are generally very effective at reducing glare and you don't need a dim-out fabric to accomplish this unless you are using the conservatory as a TV room.

Vertical blinds can sway in the wind or become overlapped quite easily, as well as create small gaps in the corners where two blinds meet and so may not always be ideal in a conservatory.

Reduce Heat 5 stars
Pleated » Reduce Heat
5 stars

Our pure™ Pleated Blinds are excellent at reducing heat in a conservatory.

Unique Solar Design™ fabrics reflect and absorb the majority of infra-red solar heat gain without darkening the conservatory and adjoining rooms - even if you have tinted solar glazing. The neat fitting nature of these blinds make them the perfect choice for modern conservatory roofs.

4½ stars
Pinoleum » Reduce Heat
4½ stars

Real wood pure™ Pinoleum Blinds create a dappled shade and reflect/absorb a high degree of heat.

When coupled with our unique solar lining, pure™ Pinoleum Blinds provide the highest performing solution for reducing heat in a conservatory - it's like having 2 blinds plus an added air pocket but without the bulk. The equivalent benefits of both pinoleum and roman roof blinds.

4 stars
Roman » Reduce Heat
4 stars

Unique pure™ Roman Blinds are solar reflective and also provide ample shading to help reduce heat.

Being designed using the roman equivalent of our Solar Design™ fabrics, they offer a highly effective solution to reducing heat gain, without darkening your conservatory and adjoining rooms.

4½ stars
Standard » Reduce Heat
4½ stars

Our Standard ranges of Pleated Blinds have highly effective fabrics for reducing solar heat gain.

Solar reflective fabrics are normally laminated so will tend to block out more natural light and may not always be ideal with some modern glazing (particularly solar glass) but perform very well in most conservatories.

4½ stars
Classic » Reduce Heat
4½ stars

Classic Pleated Blinds are designed almost exclusively to reduce heat.

Laminated solar reflective fabrics block out a high degree of total solar energy, including the infra-red frequencies which contribute to heat build-up, as well as the visible light, so tend to make your conservatory and adjoining rooms quite dark. It is not recommended for conservatories with solar glazing due to excessive heat build-up.

5 stars
Duette™ » Reduce Heat
5 stars

Duette® Pleated Blinds are highly effective at reducing heat.

The only reason that we didn't award 5 stars is because the fabric is not highly solar reflective and we have seen this fabric degrade in south facing clear glass roofs. Having said that, if you have a simple shaped conservatory roof with solar glazing, Duette could be absolutely ideal. Blackout fabrics are not suitable for reducing heat.

3 stars
Perfect Fit™ » Reduce Heat
3 stars

Perfect Fit™ Blinds are never recommended for a conservatory roof, but are quite efficient at reducing heat.

Because conservatory roof manufacturers generally require a 15mm air gap around roof blinds, you should avoid these as roof blinds. The actual blinds within the Perfect Fit™ frames are actually from our Classic range.

4 stars
Roller » Reduce Heat
4 stars

We rarely recommend roller blinds for a conservatory roof, but they can be efficient at reducing heat.

The disadvantage with roof roller blinds is that they have large gaps between the blinds, which often results in heat loss, heat gain, glare and UV transmission. We are also very wary about specifying laminated fabrics as we have seen these types of fabrics cause damage due to overheating of the trapped air.

2½ stars
Venetian » Reduce Heat
2½ stars

Venetian blinds are not available as conservatory roof blinds so do not help to reduce heat in a conservatory, other than by simple window shade.

2 stars
Vertical » Reduce Heat
2 stars

Vertical blinds are not available as conservatory roof blinds so do not help to reduce heat in a conservatory, other than by simple window shade.

Increase Insulation 4 stars
Pleated » Increase Insulation
4 stars

Our pure™ Pleated Blinds provide a highly effective solution to heat loss in a conservatory roof.

Solar Design™ fabrics are designed to resist heat loss and create a much more comfortable environment in your conservatory. Well specified roof blinds will provide a much more stable temperature all year round.

5 stars
Pinoleum » Increase Insulation
5 stars

Real wood pure™ Pinoleum Blinds are ideal for reducing heat loss in any conservatory roof.

The inherent absorption of real wood, especially with Basswood because of its open cellular structure, means that wood roof blinds will always outperform any fabric when it comes to resisting heat loss. But when coupled with our optional solar lining, pure™ Pinoleum Blinds will provide a completely unrivalled level of insulation.

3½ stars
Roman » Increase Insulation
3½ stars

Our pure™ Roman Blinds provide a highly effective solution to heat loss in a conservatory roof.

Solar Design™ fabrics are designed to resist heat loss and make your conservatory a much more comfortable place to be. Well specified roman roof blinds will provide a much more stable temperature all year round, especially if recess-fitted between deep rafters in a timber conservatory.

4 stars
Standard » Increase Insulation
4 stars

Standard Pleated Blinds provide an effective solution to heat loss in a conservatory roof.

Thick fabrics will help to reduce heat loss and provide your conservatory with a more comfortable environment when it is cold outside. Well specified roof blinds will provide a much more stable temperature all year round.

4 stars
Classic » Increase Insulation
4 stars

Classic Pleated Blinds provide an effective solution to heat loss in a conservatory roof.

Thick laminated fabrics will help to reduce heat loss and provide a more comfortable environment when it is cold outside. Well fitted rectangular roof blinds will provide a much more stable temperature all year round.

5 stars
Duette™ » Increase Insulation
5 stars

Duette™ Pleated Blinds are ideal for reducing heat loss in a conservatory roof.

The unique cellular structure of the fabric means that the layer if trapped air significantly adds to the insulation properties of the fabric, making it the blind of choice if you are solely specifying blinds for energy efficiency.

4 stars
Perfect Fit™ » Increase Insulation
4 stars

Perfect Fit™ Blinds are very good for energy efficiency in windows but should not be used in a conservatory roof.

Perfect Fit frames can only be fitted in UPVC windows and only those conservatories that do not stipulate a 15mm air gap being required.

4 stars
Roller » Increase Insulation
4 stars

Roller blinds are not particularly energy efficient or effective at reducing heat loss.

Because roller blinds are fitted so far away from the glass (in both roof and windows) the effectiveness of the trapped air is somewhat lost. Plus, because there are significant gaps between roller blinds, the potential for heat loss through the structure is significantly increased compared to other blinds.

2 stars
Venetian » Increase Insulation
2 stars

Venetian blinds are not available as conservatory roof blinds.

Because the vast majority of heat loss is through the roof, they offer very little energy efficiency.

1 star
Vertical » Increase Insulation
1 star

Vertical blinds are not available as conservatory roof blinds.

Because the vast majority of heat loss is through the roof, they offer very little energy efficiency.

Moisture Resistant 5 stars
Pleated » Moisture Resistant
5 stars

Unique pure™ Pleated Blinds are designed to be completely moisture resistant and are even washable.

Unlike any other range, the entire blind can be easily unclipped and washed, then refitted without the need for any tools or expert knowledge. Solar Design™ fabrics are moisture resistant.

3½ stars
Pinoleum » Moisture Resistant
3½ stars

Because Pinoleum Blinds are made from real wood they are not moisture resistant.

Nevertheless, if you have selected English Pinoleum with Farrow & Ball paint finish, this offers a level of added protection. Plus, because of the unique design, pure™ Pinoleum Blinds do not suffer from the problems associated with Classic Pinoleum from trapped condensation.

4 stars
Roman » Moisture Resistant
4 stars

Unique pure™ Roman Blinds are designed to be moisture resistant.

Not only are the blinds designed so that they avoid the problems associated with trapped condensation, they can be ultrasonically cleaned. Solar Design™ fabrics are moisture resistant.

4 stars
Standard » Moisture Resistant
4 stars

Standard Pleated Blinds have a range of fabrics that are relatively moisture resistant.

Standard pleated fabrics come in two ranges - sponge clean (often referred to as ""easy care"") or ""washable"", however any fabrics with a metallised aluminium backing should be avoided as any contact with moisture will often result in oxidation.

2½ stars
Classic » Moisture Resistant
2½ stars

Classic Pleated Blinds are not designed to be moisture resistant.

Whilst the back of the fabric is a laminated plastic that does easily resist moisture, the front of the fabric is prone to marking and mould. If the cut edges of the fabric are exposed to excessive moisture, the fabric will delaminate.

5 stars
Duette™ » Moisture Resistant
5 stars

Duette® Pleated Blinds are resistant to moisture and can even be washed.

We have marked these down simply because the cellular construction makes them difficult to clean and so can trap dirt and become a breeding ground for mould if exposed to damp conditions.

2½ stars
Perfect Fit™ » Moisture Resistant
2½ stars

Perfect Fit™ Blinds are actually from our Classic range of blinds.

Refer to our Classic range of pleated blinds, roller blinds and venetian blinds for specific performance. The Perfect Fit™ frame is highly water resistant, but does trap water and dirt if not cleaned thoroughly inside and out.

4 stars
Roller » Moisture Resistant
4 stars

Roller blinds can be quite water resistant, depending on which fabric is used.

Although far from being designed for damp conditions (they are not and would soon cease to work) certain fabrics can be quite resistant to humidity. They should not be exposed to any moisture.

4 stars
Venetian » Moisture Resistant
4 stars

Aluminium venetian blinds are highly water resistant, but wood venetian are not.

Moisture resistancy is not a feature for which venetian blinds are designed. As house blinds they only need to resist a light wipe over every so often. In a conservatory, where the atmosphere is much more extreme and humid, and where blinds will get quickly dirty, they are not suitable.

1 star
Vertical » Moisture Resistant
1 star

Vertical blinds are not moisture resistant.

As house blinds they only need to resist a light wipe over every so often. In a conservatory, where the atmosphere is much more extreme and humid, and where blinds will get quickly dirty, they are not suitable.

LIVING WITH BLINDS                    
Cleaning 5 stars
Pleated » Cleaning
5 stars

Unique pure™ Pleated Blinds are designed to be completely washable.

Unlike any other range, the entire blind can be easily unclipped and washed, then refitted without the need for any tools or expert knowledge. Solar Design™ fabrics are washable. The unique quick-tension-release system makes cleaning behind the blinds an easy task.

3½ stars
Pinoleum » Cleaning
3½ stars

Because Pinoleum Blinds are made from real wood they can be dusted and wiped.

Because of the unique design, pure™ Pinoleum Blinds are much easier to clean and you can even remove any debris or dead flies from behind the fabric, thanks to our unique quick-release system.

1 star
Roman » Cleaning
1 star

Unique pure™ Roman Blinds can be dusted and ultrasonically cleaned.

Because of the unique design, you can even remove any deebris or dead flies from behind the fabric, thanks to our unique quick-release system on pure™ Roman Blinds.

2 stars
Standard » Cleaning
2 stars

Standard Pleated Blinds have a number of fabrics that can be sponge-wiped.

Blinds can be removed with some assistance and wiped or ultrasonically cleaned.

2 stars
Classic » Cleaning
2 stars

Classic Pleated Blinds are not designed to be easily cleaned.

Whilst the back of the fabric is a laminated plastic, the front of the fabric is prone to marking and mould. If the cut edges of the fabric are exposed to excessive moisture, the fabric will delaminate.

3 stars
Duette™ » Cleaning
3 stars

Duette® Pleated Blinds can be washed

We have marked these down because the cellular construction makes them difficult to clean and so can trap dirt and become a breeding ground for mould if exposed to prolonged damp conditions, as well as the fact that they tend to require expert assistance in refitting them after washing.

2 stars
Perfect Fit™ » Cleaning
2 stars

Perfect Fit™ Blinds are actually from our Classic range of blinds.

Refer to our Classic range of pleated blinds, roller blinds and venetian blinds for specific performance. The Perfect Fit™ frame is highly water resistant, but does trap water and dirt if not cleaned thoroughly inside and out.

2 stars
Roller » Cleaning
2 stars

Roller blinds can be dusted and wiped, depending on which fabric is used.

Although far from being designed to be washable (they are not and would soon cease to work) certain fabrics can be quite resistant to humidity, but should never be washed.

2½ stars
Venetian » Cleaning
2½ stars

Aluminium venetian blinds can be dusted and wiped with a damp cloth.

Mositure resistancy is not a feature for which venetian blinds are designed. As house blinds they only need to resist a light wipe over every so often. In a conservatory, where the atmosphere is much more extreme and humid, and where blinds will get quickly dirty, they are not suitable.

1 star
Vertical » Cleaning
1 star

Vertical blinds can be dusted, but should never be washed.

As house blinds they only need to resist a light wipe over every so often. In a conservatory, where the atmosphere is much more extreme and humid, and where blinds will get quickly dirty, they are not suitable.

Operation 5 stars
Pleated » Operation
5 stars

Our pure™ Pleated Blinds are designed for ease of operation.

Our unique adjustable handles can be set at any angle to reflect the pitch of your roof and our telescopic operating rod is easy to use and store away. Even cordlocks are easy to use, without worrying about whether the blinds are going to move.

4½ stars
Pinoleum » Operation
4½ stars

Our pure™ Pinoleum Blinds are designed for ease of operation.

Our unique adjustable handles can be set at any angle to reflect the pitch of your roof and our telescopic operating rod is easy to use and store away. We have a wide range of cordlocks that are easy to use, depending on your particular needs and you don't even need to have cleats fitted.

4 stars
Roman » Operation
4 stars

Our pure™ Roman Blinds are designed for ease of operation.

Our unique adjustable handles can be set at any angle to reflect the pitch of your roof and our telescopic operating rod is easy to use and store away. We have a wide range of cordlocks that are easy to use, depending on your particular needs and you don't even need to have cleats fitted.

4½ stars
Standard » Operation
4½ stars

Standard Pleated Blinds are normally easy to operate.

The design of the lay-flat cording means that any shaped roof blinds that are not triangular require extra rails to separate the fabric between rectangular and shaped sections, requiring an extra handle. The blinds then need to be shuffled up/down by moving both rails in sequence until the blind is completely operated.

3½ stars
Classic » Operation
3½ stars

Classic Pleated Blinds have a very simple operation designed for simple shapes.

As these blinds are less uited to complex shapes or steep angled roofs, the operation is similarly limited but, kept to simple shaped blinds, they have a good ease of operation.

4½ stars
Duette™ » Operation
4½ stars

Duette™ Pleated Blinds are easy to operate except in complex shaped roofs.

The nature of the fabric means that any shaped roof blinds that are not triangular require extra rails to separate the fabric between rectangular and shaped sections, requiring an extra handle. The blinds then need to be shuffled up/down by moving both rails in sequence until the blind is completely operated.

4½ stars
Perfect Fit™ » Operation
4½ stars

Most Perfect Fit™ Blinds are easy to operate.

However, roller blinds are prone to being easily ""broken"" (it's also easy to repair them) and the latest lay-flat cord for pleated roof blinds is prone to sticking, making operation quite difficult.

2 stars
Roller » Operation
2 stars

Roller blinds are simple to operate but are a lot more work and leave a lot of looped cords.

Looped cords are not suitable for conservatories with valleys (such as P Shaped conservatories) or any conservatory with a box gutter. Looped cords are dangerous for children.

3 stars
Venetian » Operation
3 stars

Venetian blinds are relatively simple to operate but leave a lot of looped cords.

Looped cords are not suitable for conservatories and are dangerous for children.

3 stars
Vertical » Operation
3 stars

Vertical blinds are simple to operate using a tilt wand.

Tilt wands are not possible with split-draw blinds and so require looped cords that are dangerous for children.

Appearance 5 stars
Pleated » Appearance
5 stars

Our pure™ Pleated Blinds are designed to offer the ultimate in appearance within a conservatory.

The attention to detail and neat fitting nature of both roof and window blinds makes them unrivalled, whether it is the colour coordinated cords and roof blind micro-cables to the concealed clips and fabric overhang of window blinds.

4½ stars
Pinoleum » Appearance
4½ stars

Our pure™ Pinoleum Blinds can completely transform any conservatory.

The attention to detail and high quality of both roof and window blinds makes them unrivalled, whether it is the choice of Farrow & Ball paint finishes and colour coordinated rails to the concealed clips and easily operated window blinds.

4 stars
Roman » Appearance
4 stars

Our pure™ Roman Blinds offer a uniquely stunning contemporary appearance within a conservatory.

The attention to detail and high quality of both roof and window blinds makes them unrivalled, creating a truly modern appearance that will transform any rectangular or regular shaped conservatory.

3½ stars
Standard » Appearance
3½ stars

Standard Pleated Blinds can offer a very good appearance in most conservatories.

Complex conservatories, or those with profiled glazing beads, are less suited to these blinds and so there are noticeable small gaps compared to pure™ Pleated Blinds. But in simpler conservatories with deep rafters there is often little difference in appearance until after some years of ownership.

3½ stars
Classic » Appearance
3½ stars

Classic Pleated Blinds are only really suited to rectangular glazing with deep flat beads/rafters.

Complex conservatories, or those with profiled glazing beads are not suited to these blinds. There are noticeable gaps compared to other pleated blinds, but in simpler conservatories with deep rafters there is often little difference in appearance when they are first fitted. Having said that, they also show their age quite quickly.

4 stars
Duette™ » Appearance
4 stars

Duette™ Pleated Blinds can offer an excellent appearance in simple shaped conservatories.

They are less suited to complex roof blinds and cannot normally be recess-fitted to UPVC windows without some compromise in appearance but, in the right situation, they are stunning.

3 stars
Perfect Fit™ » Appearance
3 stars

Perfect Fit™ Blinds look good in large rectangular windows, especially with venetian blinds.

They are completely unsuited to small/narrow windows or where a truly built-in appearance is required. They often look so much nicer in photographs than in real life, which is a shame as they are an ingenious idea.

3 stars
Roller » Appearance
3 stars

Roller Blinds look good in large rectangular windows or extremely large regular shaped roofs.

Their modern look can be extremely attractive but, in the vast majority of conservatories, they are appear ill-fitting and quite ugly at times. Roller blinds are another example of where they look so much nicer in photographs than in real life.

2 stars
Venetian » Appearance
2 stars

Venetian Blinds only look good in large rectangular windows and rarely, if ever, within a conservatory.

They are completely unsuited to small/narrow windows or any kind of doors and are very quick to show their age, becoming dusty and are easily damaged.

1 star
Vertical » Appearance
1 star

Venetian Blinds only look good over very wide rectangular windows and rarely, if ever, within a conservatory.

They are completely unsuited to small/narrow windows or any french doors and are very quick to show their age, becoming dirty and are very easily damaged.

Privacy 5 stars
Pleated » Privacy
5 stars

Our pure™ Pleated Blinds provide excellent privacy with the correct fabric selection.

Privacy from being overlooked from above means that roof blinds are also an essential point when comparing blind types and our unique pleated blinds are perfect for this reason.

3½ stars
Pinoleum » Privacy
3½ stars

Pinoleum Blinds are made from woven-wood, so night-time privacy is less effective.

Our unique optional Solar Lining creates the highest level of privacy possible for any type of conservatory blinds, making them completely secure in providing privacy but without darkening your conservatory and adjoining rooms.

4½ stars
Roman » Privacy
4½ stars

Our pure™ Roman Blinds provide excellent privacy with the correct fabric selection and installation.

Privacy from being overlooked from above means that roof blinds are also an essential point when comparing blind types and our unique roman blinds are also perfect for this reason. Downsides are that the blinds are surface mounted in front of window handles and cannot be made as very narrow blinds.

4½ stars
Standard » Privacy
4½ stars

Standard Pleated Blinds provide very good privacy with the correct fabric selection.

Privacy from being overlooked from above means that roof blinds are also an essential point when comparing blinds. The only slight disadvantages are from small gaps and some blinds that cannot be made operational compared to our unique pure™ Pleated Blinds.

4 stars
Classic » Privacy
4 stars

Classic Pleated Blinds provide very good privacy in most cases.

Privacy from being overlooked from above means that roof blinds are also an essential point when comparing blinds. The main disadvantages are more evident gaps, wide cording holes and the inability of some shaped blinds to be made operational compared to our unique pure™ Pleated Blinds.

5 stars
Duette™ » Privacy
5 stars

Duette® Pleated Blinds provide excellent privacy with the correct fabric selection.

Despite some limitation with small or complex blinds, Duette® Pleated Blinds have absolutely no cording holes. Privacy from being overlooked from above means that roof blinds are also an essential point when comparing blind types.

4 stars
Perfect Fit™ » Privacy
4 stars

Thanks to its aluminium frame, Perfect Fit™ Blinds provide very good privacy in most cases.

The main disadvantages are that gaps have to be filled with cut-to-size UPVC sheet, wide cording holes and they are not available as narrow operational blinds, compared to our unique pure™ Pleated Blinds. We do not recommend Perfect Fit roof blinds, but privacy from above means that roof blinds should be a consideration when comparing blinds.

4 stars
Roller » Privacy
4 stars

Roller blinds can provide very good privacy, but this varies in conservatories.

With a suitable fabric selection and if the blinds are surface-fitted with a significant fabric overhang, roller blinds create privacy. If a fabric overhang cannot be achieved then the gaps between blinds may compromise privacy and security. Roof roller blinds are available but we do not recommend them in a conservatory.

4½ stars
Venetian » Privacy
4½ stars

Venetian blinds are very effective for window privacy by tilting the louvres against the line of sight.

Venetian blinds can sway in the wind and often have cording holes that can let some light through, but generally speaking are an excellent privacy blind, if not always ideal in a conservatory. Obviously venetian blinds are not available as roof blinds which limits their effectiveness.

2 stars
Vertical » Privacy
2 stars

Vertical blinds are not available as roof blinds or narrow blinds which limits their effectiveness.

Vertical blinds are effective at providing window privacy but as vertical blinds can sway in the wind or become overlapped quite easily, as well as create small gaps in the corners where two blinds meet, they may not always be ideal in a conservatory.

Popularity 5 stars
Pleated » Popularity
5 stars

Our pure™ Pleated Blinds are by far the most popular choice for conservatories.

Whether you have a simple or complex shaped conservatory, require roof blinds or window blinds, and whether you have a UPVC or timber conservatory - pure™ Pleated Blinds are the most popular choice.

4 stars
Pinoleum » Popularity
4 stars

Our pure™ Our pure™ Pinoleum Blinds are extremely popular in timber conservatories and our second most popular of all.

Suitable for all styles and shapes, they can completely transform any conservatory.

2 stars
Roman » Popularity
2 stars

Our pure™ Roman Blinds are the blind of choice for mimimalist conservatories.

Designed exclusively for ultra-modern styling within rectangular and simple shaped glazing, they are stunning but far from the most practical choice or where cost is an issue.

3 stars
Standard » Popularity
3 stars

Standard Pleated Blinds are popular with people seeking a mid-range product.

Normally suited to simpler shaped conservatories and are mostly sought where another retailer has specified a particular brand name blind from the Standard Pleated Blind range.

2½ stars
Classic » Popularity
2½ stars

Classic Pleated Blinds are popular where cost is the main issue.

Perfectly compatible with simple shaped conservatory roofs and popular where the blinds are required mainly for shade and for situations where people expect to move within a year or two.

2½ stars
Duette™ » Popularity
2½ stars

Duette® Pleated Blinds are very popular where blackout or very wide blinds are required.

Popular because they are sold with Luxaflex blinds, but not as popular within conservatories compared to house windows.

4 stars
Perfect Fit™ » Popularity
4 stars

Extremely popular from initial enquiry, but very unpopular when people see the actual blinds in real life.

Only suited as DIY window blinds (and they are excellent). Unfortunately the idea is much more appealing than the actual blinds when it comes to conservatories.

2 stars
Roller » Popularity
2 stars

Popular as window blinds, very unpopular as roof blinds.

Roller blinds can provide a modern or traditional appearance, depending on styling and so will always remain an alternative solution within conservatories.

2 stars
Venetian » Popularity
2 stars

Popular only within Perfect Fit™ frames and for retainin a garden view.

The ability to tiltthe slats without closing the blind is the sole reason why venetian blinds are available, despite their lack of suitability in most conservatories.

2 stars
Vertical » Popularity
2 stars

Popular only with wide conservatories with full height floor to ceiling windows.

A good option to cover the maximum area of glass at the lowest cost, although they can also be a fair option worthy of consideration for some shaped windows.

Remote Control 5 stars
Pleated » Remote Control
5 stars

Available with the market leading puresolo™ remote control

Unique puresolo™ allows you to operate blinds individually, in zones or all blinds together simultaneously all from one easy to use handset. Also available with iPad interface control via home automation systems.

5 stars
Pinoleum » Remote Control
5 stars

Available with the market leading puresolo™ remote control

Unique puresolo™ allows you to operate blinds individually, in zones or all blinds together simultaneously all from one easy to use handset. Also available with iPad interface control via home automation systems.

5 stars
Roman » Remote Control
5 stars

Available with the market leading puresolo™ remote control

Unique puresolo™ allows you to operate blinds individually, in zones or all blinds together simultaneously all from one easy to use handset. Also available with iPad interface control via home automation systems.

3 stars
Standard » Remote Control
3 stars

Available with Somfy™ remote control for rectangular and simple triangular shaped blinds only.

Somfy Cascade™ operates up to 6 blinds at once from one control box for up to 24 blinds. Some remote control shaped roof blinds cannot have lay-flat cording.

0 stars
Classic » Remote Control
0 stars

Not available with remote control operation.

4½ stars
Duette™ » Remote Control
4½ stars

Available with Somfy™ remote control for rectangular and simple triangular shaped blinds only.

Somfy Cascade™ operates up to 6 blinds at once from one control box for up to 24 blinds. Some remote control shaped roof blinds cannot have lay-flat cording. Remote control window blinds have the great advantage of not requiring any visible cording holes.

0 stars
Perfect Fit™ » Remote Control
0 stars

Not available with remote control operation.

2 stars
Roller » Remote Control
2 stars

Available with Somfy™ remote control.

Somfy™ motors are available for all requirements, including quiet motors and even solar powered options.

2 stars
Venetian » Remote Control
2 stars

Available with Somfy™ remote control.

Somfy™ motors are available for all requirements, including quiet motors and even solar powered options.

2 stars
Vertical » Remote Control
2 stars

Available with Somfy™ remote control.

Somfy™ motors are available for all requirements, including quiet motors and even solar powered options.

Value for Money 5 stars
Pleated » Value for Money
5 stars

Our pure™ Pleated Blinds really do offer excellent value for money.

The uniquely impressive style and fit of these blinds in literally any shape of conservatory, coupled with their cost, makes them probably the best value for money conservatory blinds.

4½ stars
Pinoleum » Value for Money
4½ stars

Our pure™ Pinoleum Blinds offer very good value for money.

Their ability to transform any conservatory, as well as the style and fit of these blinds, coupled with their cost, makes them exceptionally good value for money.

3 stars
Roman » Value for Money
3 stars

Our pure™ Roman Blinds are a premium solution requiring the highest degree of bespoke design.

The cost of manufacturing and installing genuine roman conservatory blinds is prohibitive and this is not entirely reflected in the price. For that reason, and as they are the only truly purpose-designed roman conservatory blinds, can we say that they offer fair value for money.

3 stars
Standard » Value for Money
3 stars

Standard Pleated Blinds are a great mid-range system at a fair price.

The fact that the standard ranges are also sold by blind retailers means that the price has to be competitive to compete with these other companies.

2½ stars
Classic » Value for Money
2½ stars

Classic Pleated Blinds are a low-cost solution for simple conservatory roofs.

Still sold by a number of general blind retailers because they are simple to make and fit, these blinds are unsuited to complex conservatories (hence a low rating) but also require cheap fitting to avoid disproportionate fitting costs that would otherwise outweigh the savings.

3 stars
Duette™ » Value for Money
3 stars

Duette® Pleated Blinds are a premuium blind range and this is reflected in the price.

The experience and skill required to manufacture and install these blinds is of the highest order, making them a very special purchase. For rectangular blinds, these offer very good value for money, but less so for shaped blinds - hence the very average rating.

3½ stars
Perfect Fit™ » Value for Money
3½ stars

Excellent value for money, but only as DIY blinds.

The disproportionate cost of paying an expert to measure and fit DIY blinds makes them a very poor choice for fitted blinds, as they are all from our budget-priced Classic range. The cost of the frame (which is all that makes them special) is pointless if you are paying for them to be fitted. For not much more you could buy pure™ Pleated Blinds.

2½ stars
Roller » Value for Money
2½ stars

Can offer very good value for money in a large conservatory.

The ability to cover wide areas of glazing in multiple panes with just one blind, makes roller blinds a worthy consideration where cost is an issue.

2 stars
Venetian » Value for Money
2 stars

Relatively cheap solution to wide areas of glazing, can make them good value.

From bad experiences with cheap slats we now only recommend Hunter Douglas venetian blinds because they are much more robust but are, as a consequence, a higher price. Wood venetian blinds are much more expensive to manufacture and install.

3 stars
Vertical » Value for Money
3 stars

Vertical blinds are a very cheap option for wide and tall areas of glazing.

The cost of a specific fabric can vary the total cost of the blind enormously, as can the disproportionate cost of installation. Were it not for the fact that vertical blinds are so relatively cheap compared to the area that they can cover, they would have an even lower ranking. We do not recommend vertical blinds in a conservatory.

                     
AVERAGE RATING 5 stars
Pleated » AVERAGE RATING
5 stars

The average rating for these blinds in a conservatory is 4.9 stars

4½ stars
Pinoleum » AVERAGE RATING
4½ stars

The average rating for these blinds in a conservatory is 4.5 stars

3½ stars
Roman » AVERAGE RATING
3½ stars

The average rating for these blinds in a conservatory is 3.7 stars

4 stars
Standard » AVERAGE RATING
4 stars

The average rating for these blinds is 4 stars

2½ stars
Classic » AVERAGE RATING
2½ stars

The average rating for these blinds in a conservatory is 2.4 stars

4 stars
Duette™ » AVERAGE RATING
4 stars

The average rating for these blinds in a conservatory is 3.9 stars

2½ stars
Perfect Fit™ » AVERAGE RATING
2½ stars

The average rating for these blinds is 2.3 stars

2½ stars
Roller » AVERAGE RATING
2½ stars

The average rating for these blinds in a conservatory is 2.3 stars

2½ stars
Venetian » AVERAGE RATING
2½ stars

The average rating for these blinds is 2.6 stars

2 stars
Vertical » AVERAGE RATING
2 stars

The average rating for these blinds in a conservatory is 1.9 stars

 


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