What Are The Best Type Of Blinds For A Conservatory?
It can be easy to think that all blinds available for a conservatory are mostly the same. But it’s only when you can directly compare the different systems that you can really see the difference. But what are the best type of blinds for a conservatory?
We recently finished fitting blinds into a customer’s conservatory in Cornwall. When the customers had bought the house; the conservatory had been fitted with a very old style of pleated blind. The blinds used were not at all suitable for conservatory roof. By the time we had come out to survey and fit the blinds; most of them had seized up and could not be moved.
These old blinds are a good example that not every style of blind is actually suitable for a conservatory roof. Especially, roofs that contain shapes more complex than simple squares and rectangles. Just by looking at the ‘before’ pictures you can see that the blinds had very large gaps on either side; and had to rely on interim rails to make blinds fit the shapes in the roof. You can also notice that the blinds are unable to go all the way to the points of some of the triangular shapes; requiring the tops of those shapes to be blocked off completely so they don’t leave large gaps.
pure™ Pleated Blinds
The blinds we replaced them with were our pure™ Pleated Blinds; and the difference between the two is like night and day. Our pure™ Conservatory Blinds are able to fit right next to the glass, so any gaps are kept as small as possible. Alongside that, we used a combination of a doubled-up layout and an individual layout. This is to ensure that all of the blinds could fit neatly into the triangular shapes in the roof; going right up to the top of the glazing without leaving any large gaps.
Even with the more simple rectangular shapes you can see the difference in fitting. Not only do our pure™ Pleated Blinds have much smaller gaps to the side of each blind, but you can see that the old style of blind was even letting in light at the very top, where the fixings would be. Thanks to the neat fitting of our pure™ Rail, there’s no possible gap between the rail and the conservatory frame.
Alternative Conservatory Blinds OptionsAt Conservatory Blind Limited we understand not all our customers have the same style and decor in their home. As a result, we have several conservatory blinds which work in a similar way to our pure™ pleated blinds. But, they offer a different style or advantage to the conservatory. This includes our:
- Duette® Pleated Blinds – A practical option which offers temperature control in the conservatory while still maintaining a modern and sleek feel to the room. This type of blind is popular in UPVC conservatories.
- Pinoleum Blinds – An alternative option providing customer with traditional smooth weave blinds which look fantastic in a timber-framed conservatory or orangery.