Roller blinds are popular product for basic shaped house windows found in bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms. However, we are often asked can you have roller blinds in a conservatory?

We do not always recommend roller blinds as the best option for a conservatory or orangery roof. This is for a number of different reasons. This includes:

Gaps Between Roller Blinds 

The design of a roller blind requires a gap in the fabric at each end of approx. 25mm (the exact size can vary), so when blinds are fitted next to each other (as in a conservatory roof) then there can be gaps of up to 50mm wide (sometimes more). Because roof roller blinds are fitted some way underneath the rafters of your conservatory these gaps are highly visible.

Shaped Roof Blinds

Roof roller blinds are limited to just simple geometric shapes, such as rectangles. Shapes such as obtuse triangles, diamonds or parallelograms are just not possible with rollers. Therefore, if your conservatory has awkward, unusual shape windows then roller blinds are definitely not the right option.

Roof Blind Cut-Outs

To make a roof blind installation look as if it is part of the conservatory, blinds must be neatly fitted around obstacles such as cornices and tie-bars by means of tiny cut-outs. Cut-outs are rarely possible with roof roller blinds, so they can leave large gaps when there is just a small obstruction on one edge.

Our Recommendations…

Despite the above, roller blinds can be a great addition to your conservatory or orangery side windows or doors.

Roller Blinds For Side Windows 

Recently, more customer have been opting for roller blinds for their side windows. This is because, they great when combined with either our Duette® thermal roof blinds, pure™ pleated roof blinds or pure™ pinoleum roof blinds. Those with complex roof windows in their conservatory or orangery tend to opt for the three blind options mentioned above. This is because, it allows for the conservatory roof blinds to look sleek with no gaps, entirely covered and fitted correctly. But, by installing roller blinds for the side windows helps to maintain a modern feel to the room. A great combination is the roller blinds and pinoleum roof blinds, as seen below. A recent orangery built by Westbury Garden Rooms:

Roller Side Blinds with Pinoleum Roof Blinds

Roller Blinds For Doors 

Roller blinds are also a great choice for folding and sliding doors. They are fitted above the doors and in some cases can cover the entire area of the doors with just one blind or a few blinds. This has been a popular choice with past customers, as it allows for them to have full control over the shading of their room; while still allowing for the doors to be open in the summer months. Similar to side windows, the roller door blinds can be paired with our individual blinds in Duette ® Folding Door Blinds and  purepleated fabrics. This provides ultimate shading and privacy to the room as seen in the photo below:

Roller Blind for folding doors

Roller Blind For Lantern Roofs

Our roller blind for a lantern roof is a unique technology; allowing a blind to cover the area without any visible wires across the gap. The roller blind is fitted horizontally across the bottom of the roof and uses a ‘zip’-like system to move across the space.

Roller Lantern Roof Blind

All our roller blinds are available in a range of remote control options.

If you are considering roller blinds for your conservatory windows, doors and lantern roof. Then, arrange a free quotation today with a member of ours sales team.