Help on choosing Roller Blinds Roller blinds are a simple, clean and modern way of presenting your window. They can be rolled down partially or completely to add a small or full amount of privacy to the room. Some things to consider Before you decide on your blind and measure up look at the window and check for obstacles which may obstruct the operation of the blind. These are usually things like handles on the windows. Bear in mind that the blind will need to be positioned so that it does not catch any handles or other obstructions so that it can be operated smoothly. Ensure you are happy with the position the blind will take. Roller blinds can have the operating chain on either side so you can choose which side works best for your window. Ideally the chain should be easy to reach and use. There are also a number of finishes that can be applied to our Roller Blinds, such as dim out, blackout and wipe clean. For rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens and other damp prone environments, a wipe clean material is a good choice as it will be easier to keep clean. Dim out and blackout fabrics and linings are ideal for bedrooms and rooms that are exposed to lights from outside, as these will help to reduce the light coming through the window. For the finishing touches to your blind you can choose from a number of decorative finishes including eyelets, shapes or bottom bars. These will enhance the look and style of the blind and give something that is a bit different from the normal plain style of a roller blind. Blackout roller blinds Roller blinds are one of the best ways to block out light in a room, especially in bedrooms where outside lights and the sun in the mornings can often wake people up. However please note that only the fabric of the blind will be blackout and some light will still filter around the sides of the blind. This can be reduced by fitting the blind as close to the window frame as possible - but don't forget about any obstacles such as handles protruding from the window. Alternatively another solution would be to fit the roller blind behind blackout curtains, and close them both. This will reduce the light as much as possible and is a great tried and tested solution that especially works well in childrens rooms so that they aren't awoken due to light coming through the window. Caring for your roller blind Very little dust is collected on a roller blind making them very practical to clean and maintain. Any wet splashes should be removed immediately to avoid staining - most fabrics are sponge or wipe clean. For the best advice on cleaning your roller blind refer to the individual care instructions for your particular blind.
All of our roller blinds are made with good quality components including a strong aluminium top tube and good quality fixings. All of the necessary fixing brackets are included and you can choose either ceiling or wall fixing brackets at the time of order, depending on where you are fitting your blind. See the specification tab for full details. We are committed to ensuring that all of the blinds we sell are child safe. Therefore we supply a free child safe device with all of our blinds so that when you fit your blind, along with the child safe device it will minimise the risk or injury to children. You can shop with confidence at Terrys Fabrics because all of our made to measure blinds come with a 3 year guarantee. This will guarantee the blind against manufacturing defects and faults from the date of purchase. For full details of this please see our terms and conditions. Free Samples We recommend that you order a free sample of the blind you are interested in before you place an order to make sure that you are completely happy with the fabric/material colour, feel and finish. We ship all of our samples free of charge and are usually received within 1-2 working days from order.
Here we have the Bourges nutmeg made to measure roller blind material, this clean cut design blends a self coloured slub pattern and a plain brown background which will be easy to blend with other colours. The Borges nutmeg roller blind is made to order and will help to give your window treatment a professional look.
Control Side You may choose the side that the lift control cord is situated when placing your order. For more information about this click the help icon at the side of the drop down menu for this option when you are configuring your blind. Fixings All of the necessary brackets to fix your blind are supplied. However due to the complexities of fixings screws may not be included. Manufacturing Tolerances We will make your blind to the measurements that you specify, within a tolerance of: 5mm width tolerance 5mm length tolerance If this tolerance could potentially be an issue then we recommend you speak to our customer service team before placing your order. The operating chain is manufactured to be approximately 10cm from the bottom of the blind.
Made to Measure Roller Blind Chain Control Metal Fixing Brackets Child Safety device Due to the variation of fixings needed for different wall types screws may not be included. View our fitting guide here online fitting guide.
All the necessary fixings to fix your blind are included in the box with your blind. There will also be a fitting guide included but you can also view, download or print our online fitting guide for roller blinds. Fixing your roller blinds We recommend using the appropriate fixing depending what type of surface you are fixing your blind to. See our suggestions of the most common fixing methods: Wooden Windows If you are fixing your blind directly into a wooden window you should ensure that you use wood screws of at least 25mm (or longer if your frame will allow) in order to make sure that the blind is properly and securely fixed. PVC Windows Fixing your blind into uPVC windows is not recommended as this may invalidate any warranty you have with your window supplier. We would recommend fixing the blind to the wall above the window, either inside or outside the recess using the appropriate fixing for your wall type. Fixing to a wall We recommend using Raw Plugs or Hollow wall fixings. However please bear in mind that when raising and lowering the blind there will be a pulling force exerted on the side of the blind with the pull chain, so you should ensure that the fixings are particularly firm on that side. Should you have any questions or require any further advice on fitting your roller blind then get in touch with our friendly customer service team who will be happy to assist you and they can always liaise with our in-store fitting team to resolve more difficult or complex queries.