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Fabric choice & more information

19/09/2011

The standard fabric we use is a 100% polyester blackout fabric, the swatch below shows the full range – from the left they are;  Rose (pink), Red (crimson), Terracotta, Cafe (brown), [Caramel (dark beige) DICONTINUED], Spice (warm beige), Oyster (pale cream), Bamboo (creamy yellow), Receda (mid green), Blue. … more.

thermal blind colour range

Ten colours available for thermal blinds

See the gallery for a variety of blind images. Also available is our 100% UK recycled fabrics. For sash windows check out how to measure up & read about Listed Buildings – how to fit blinds in historic buildings.

Leaflets & information packs here, Magnet information here. Read more on retrofit projects, Ecobuild & the Sunday Times article.

New Fabrics

20/10/2015

We are excited to launch a new range of fabrics, carefully tested to ensure they work well with our 25-component thermal blinds. For samples send an email with a photo of your window(s) & sizes and a list of the fabrics you are interested in. Check the ordering page for measuring guides.

The images are split into the Agua range (plain & patterned fire resistant), Beiges / Creams, Greys, Greens, Reds, Browns, Blues & Darks. Click and zoom for close-up view. Download pdf versions below.

Agua fabric

beige cream

GREYS range

green fabric

red fabric

BROWNS range

BLUES range

DARKS range

Download as pdf’s (up to 5.4MB each) AGUABLUES, BEIGES, GREYS, GREENS, BROWNS, REDS, DARKS.

PEA Award

11/09/2013

I’ve been so busy making I haven’t written about the PEA Award. i was greatly honoured to receive the People and Environment Achievement Award for the Best Energy Saving idea. See the website here.

Presentation of the Award

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What a busy end-of-2012!

11/01/2013

As October drew to a close the emails picked up & it took a potential customer to explain why. “I expect you’ve been busy since the Sunday Times article?”, they suggested. Erm…. well it rather passed me by to be truthful! But the evidence was there to see, the website hits shot up so it was time to check it out.

I have no idea how she heard about the thermal blinds but Julia Kendell (DIY SOS) wrote about them in October 2011 here & it appears that the paper likes to look at preparing your home for winter each autumn, so there it was, another reference in a national paper, how fabulous! Journalist Lucy Denyer wrote the piece entitled “Top insulating tips. How to keep warm this winter – and cut your bills”. Our thermal blinds were one of ten ideas suggested.

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Thermal blinds “will reduce heat loss” according to the Sunday Times

The upshot of all the interest was a welcome rise in orders and almost a full house in the colours we’ve now supplied to customers – pink is the only one never ordered! (though the terracotta hasn’t yet been made up for our own house since its recent re-release).

Here is the impact on the blog.

Blog statistics jump

Blog statistics jump

You can see the colour range here, and you’ll be pleased to know that the 100th thermal blind delivered was RED!

Edge detail showing corner loop & brass chain

Edge detail showing corner loop & brass chain

See us at the Homebuilding Show!

20/09/2012

The South West Homebuilding & Renovation Show is taking place at the Bath & West Showground on 17th & 18th November.  This Show is one of our favourites, lots of great stalls, talks, networking and it’s close to home! Click on the image below to get hold of your FREE tickets. Come & see us on Stall 218.

South-West Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2012; click here for FREE tickets

Find us on stand 218

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Ecobuild 2012

12/03/2012

Next week we will be exhibiting again at Ecobuild, catch us on stand N1050 with the marvellous ModCell guys. Click on the ecobuild logo to register for free tickets. Read more…

Fitting blinds in historic properties

04/01/2012

Conservation Areas & Listed Buildings

The UK has a glorious range of beautiful and protected old buildings, many of which are difficult to heat. The target for C02 reductions in the UK are ambitious and organizations such as the National Trust are beginning to identify a strategy to deal with heat loss & energy efficiency in their buildings. Listing currently protects 500,000 or so buildings. Many of these have windows which cannot be altered and thermal blinds may be a good solution to some of the heat loss and thermal comfort issues. Katy has worked as a Conservation Officer in local government and also as a Conservation Architectural Assistant working on Listed Buildings, churches and houses. She has a clear understanding of the needs of not only the buildings but also the conservation officers, and can offer practical assistance with solutions for your problematic old building. Read more…

Measuring up – sash windows

21/12/2011

How to do it – for a sash window. The blinds were designed specifically for sash windows, though they work on other windows (often need a small batten down each side of the reveal – see below). Here is a drawing showing how they fit & which dimensions we need. You can download the drawing as a pdf here and if you’d like a Word version of the dimension chart to fill in it is available here.

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Sash window measuring guide

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