There’s a wide variety of different shaped conservatories across the UK; with popular shapes such as the Lean-To or Victorian style being common across the country. Bespoke shaped conservatories are also becoming more and more popular, and while they look spectacular they also make it more difficult to find proper shading that fits neatly. With such a wide variety of shapes, styles and designs, and with so many different blind types available, it can be very difficult to know what the best blinds for a conservatory will be…
Popular blinds for a conservatory…
Blinds with Duette® fabrics are becoming increasingly popular. This is mainly because of its honeycomb structure, which creates an insulating layer that helps to control temperatures in a glass room such as a conservatory. This means they can help reduce heat build-up in the summer months and keep the warmth in throughout the winter months, as well as preventing UV damage to your furnishings. Another benefit of their unique structure is that they have no visible cording holes, for a neater look.
Duette® fabric blinds are very popular at the moment, and – combined with our unique pure™ Technology – can be fitted into a wide range of different conservatory shapes.
pure™ Pleated Blinds
Specifically designed by us for use in conservatories, our pure™ Pleated Blinds are ideal for those customers with a bespoke shaped conservatory. This is because, unlike a lot of the standard blind systems used in the industry, we have designed our pure™ Pleated Blinds to fit into the most awkward shaped glazing, including obtuse roof blinds and triangular gable windows. Our pure™ pleated blinds use a Solar Design™ fabric, designed to reduce heat and glare within the room but still let in enough natural light to keep the room bright.
pure™ Pinoleum Blinds
Our pure™ Pinoleum blinds are ideal for those looking for a more classic décor in their conservatory. Popular with timber-framed conservatories, the pinoleum wood weave reduces glare and increases privacy. They can also provide a mixture of a traditional look and advanced conservatory blinds technology, with an optional solar reflective lining letting the blinds reduce heat throughout the warm summer months.
Thanks for our own unique pure™ Technology, we can also fit into tricky and awkward shapes, making them suitable for a wide range of conservatories – transforming your home into a comfortable and characteristic space.
Not all blinds are suitable for conservatories. While it is possible to fit these blinds in a conservatory, they don’t usually offer the best possible fit and are not the best at reducing heat and glare:
Perfect Fit Blinds
Perfect Fit blinds are very popular as DIY blinds, but they are not really suited as proper conservatory blinds, being more suited in other parts of the home such as domestic windows. This is because the large Perfect Fit frame can only be fitted into basic square or rectangular shapes, and are entirely unsuitable for conservatory roofs. While they can be used for side windows in a conservatory, they will cover a large part of the glass. In contrast, our pure™ pleated and Duette® blinds are designed to cover as little of the glass as possible, and can virtually disappear when retracted.
Roller blinds are very well suited to cover large windows, and can be a stylish and elegant way to add shading to a room. Their main drawback when it comes to conservatories is that they are not at all suited for use in conservatory roofs. While roller roof blinds are technically possible, and are sold by some companies, we do not recommend them for conservatories as they tend to sag over time. They are also not able to neatly fit into some of the more awkward shapes in a conservatory, resulting in some large gaps. The best way to have roller blinds in a conservatory is to use them only on the sides, with a more suitable blind type on the roof.
Shutters & Curtains
While not blinds exactly, shutters and curtains have become popular in many homes and some conservatories. They are not really ideal for conservatories, as neither are designed to account for intense heat levels that can be found in a conservatory and therefore will not provide a high level of protection from heat. Again, they are also not suitable for a conservatory roof, and so will not stop the majority of heat coming into the room.
The wide range of different options can be daunting when you’re looking for blinds for a conservatory. The best way to see what blinds would be most suitable for you is to arrange a free quotation with a member of our sales team. They will go through the different options with you, and give you advice on what blinds would work best with your conservatory. Click here to arrange your free quotation.