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What are roller blinds?

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by Emily Booth

In-home Advice Expert

Published: 01/01/2017

Read our ‘back to basics blind guides’ and discover all about the different blind types we offer.

Here we look at sleek and practical Roller blinds. What are they, how do they work and why should you choose Roller blinds for your windows.

What are Roller blinds?

A Roller blind is a single piece of fabric which wraps around a casing and fits into the top of your window frame, either within or outside of your window recess. The Roller blind is operated by a pull cord attached to the bottom of the blind or by a sidewinding chain mechanism attached to the blind casing. Motorised controls are also available giving you the option to open and close your blinds remotely.


What type of windows are Roller blinds best for?

Roller blinds are suitable for most types of windows and doors. If you have a bay window, you can position individual blinds into each frame, and they’re great for skylights and Velux windows too. They can be made to fit very wide windows and patio doors, but they also look neat and sleek in small spaces.


Why choose Roller blinds?

One of the most versatile blind types, Roller blinds come in a range of finishes that make them ideal for use in different environments. Blackout, moisture-resistant and flame retardant options mean that these blinds are supremely practical. But that’s just the start. Roller blinds come in a wide range of colours, designs and fabrics, giving you hundreds of gorgeous looks to choose from. In fact, a stylish Roller blind is one of the quickest and simplest ways to really transform a room.

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Perfect Fit Roller blinds

Choosing blinds for patio doors, sliding doors and bi-fold doors can be a challenge, especially if they’re in regular use. Perfect Fit blinds are an innovative and practical solution that gives you a neat finish that also allows for easy operation of your uPVC doors and windows. Perfect Fit frames clip into place onto your uPVC window and the made-to-measure Roller blind sits within the Perfect Fit frame. There are no cords or chains and no need for drilling into your uPVC window frames.

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Motorised Roller blinds

If you’re choosing Roller blinds for hard-to-reach windows and skylights, or multiple Roller blinds for a large room or conservatory, you’ll be pleased to know that our Roller blinds come with the option of motorised controls. With the touch of a button, you can open and close your Roller blinds quickly and easily, all from the comfort of your armchair.

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