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24
Maj

New! Harrier Easy Fit Disposable Cubicle Curtains!

One of the latest additions to our product range are the new Harrier Easy Fit disposable cubicle curtains, an innovation aimed at slashing curtain replacement times by up to 80%, and therefore reducing costs. The key difference between standard disposable cubicle curtains with eyelets and the new Easy Fit disposable cubicle curtain, is the “Easy load glider” – which as you will see from the image below is a hanger that is built into the curtain and is used as an alternative to cubicle curtain hooks. The Easy load glider, loads directly into the Curtain Hook Removal point – which are now a standard feature of many cubicle tracking systems. The Movatrack system is a perfect example of this.
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23
Maj

What are Perfect Fit Blinds?

Perfect Fit blinds are the revolutionary new type of blind for uPVC windows, doors and conservatories. Manufactured by Louvolite, Perfect Fit blinds are so neat they become part of your window frames. Launched in 2005 they have now become Louvolite’s top seller. The blinds require no drilling as they clip directly onto the window. Once the clips are in place a frame is added which holds the blinds. The frames come in a range of colours including white, brown, anthracite grey, golden oak and mahogany to match your window frames & sills which gives the effect that it is part of the window. Fitting takes around 30 seconds and requires no expertise to fit. This makes perfect fit blinds great for people who don’t have a D.I.Y. enthusiast around the house and those who live in an area where NewBlinds.co.uk cannot come out and install your blinds.
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19
Maj

Perfect Fit Door Blinds are Excellent

This is a review from one of our customers who recently purchased Perfect Fit Blinds through our Newblinds website.... Hi, Thanks again for your help with organising the blind for my back door, it looks excellent.  Thank goodness that you advised me to double check the measurements as it fits perfectly. 1st class service and would recommend you 100%. Regards Lynda From Glasgow                                    
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15
Maj

Insect Screens – What IS an Insect Screen?

I guess, like many people, eleven years ago I had no idea of the importance in the World's economic merry-go-round of a product that existed to keep flies out of a room. Out of your kitchen, out of your house, out of your life. Of course I had seen the old swinging screen insect screen doors on American movies. But I had never experienced the tranquil feeling they give to the dwellers inside. Protecting them from the misery of mosquitos and the like. There weren't any similar conditions where I came from and never have been and never will be. Will there?
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11
Maj

Made to Measure Blinds - No Hassle!

NewBlinds.co.uk only offers made to measure blinds, and there is a reason for this. The alternative, ready made blinds, have A LOT of disadvantages! So why do other internet retailers continue to promote ready made blinds? Simple - because they can offer lower prices due to ready made blinds being mass produced and a lower quality. Where does this leave you, the customer? Well, these retailers expect you to buy the next size up and either trim the blinds your self or fit them as they are. If you do leave them as they are, they have to be fitted around the recess which is not making the best use of your sill space. The only alternative is to trim them down to the size of your recess manually. This can be very time consuming and fiddly, and can often leave an unprofessional finish.
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08
Maj

FAQ: Electric Blinds - Are the fabrics displayed the only ones that are available?

As part of our website relaunch, we have recently refreshed the electric blinds section of our website. We have a fantastic range of automated shading. All remote blinds are easy to operate and are available to buy online at great prices. We have a large number of fabrics in our electric blinds section. However, these are not the only fabrics that we can offer. More fabrics from the Louvolite collection will be added to the website over the coming months. We can also offer fabrics from brands such as MERMET, Eclipse, Fabric Box, Colourama and many others. If you are working with an interior designer on your automation or refurbishment project and they have chosen a fabric that you can't see, please let us know and we'll provide a price based on this fabric.
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06
Maj

Benefits of Perfect Fit Blinds - #1 Blinds Types

One of our first articles in the blog section was ‘Benefits of Perfect Fit Blinds’. Well, since then, the Perfect Fit “no-drill” blinds system has been growing in popularity, so we have decided to expand upon our original article and create a whole series of posts expanding on the individual benefits of the Perfect Fit Blinds system. In this article, I’m going to focus on the 1st benefit of Perfect Fit blinds – the fact that they are available in a wide range of blind types! I’ll list the types of blinds below and provide a bit of an explanation of the options available for each blind type.
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05
Maj

I live in the UK, why do I need Flyscreens ?

This question has passed the lips of many of my acquaintances in the course of my travels to promote their use and make a few sales. I can give them all the same answer – Flies spread disease ! Simple answer, but of different importance to different groups of people. To the businessman or woman running a food preparation operation, there is legislation which insists that Flyscreen protection is an integral part of pest control and Food Safety Hygiene under EEC Regulations which have been growing stronger since their adoption in 1995.
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29
Apr

Restoration Man - HMS Owl - Electric Blinds With Smart Phone Control

Saturday 29th April 2017 on Channel 4, or afterwards at 4 On Demand, you can see NewBlinds.co.uk work on The Restoration Man - HMS OWL revisit. We helped Justin and Charlotte fit the latest in modern electric blind technology to the seventy plus windows in HMS Owl, the WWII control tower they are restoring and turning into a family home. HMS Owl - Project Fact File Electric Blinds and Manual Blinds providing privacy and blackout. iPhone/iPad/Android control of electric blinds from inside and away from the home. Custom/Dawn/Dusk timed operation.
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29
Mar

Do you sell rolls of Fly Screen Mesh?

Our range of fly screens is the best you will find online in the UK. We offer a fly screen solution for every window and door for the home and business. We also sell fly screens in component form. And you can use some or all of our components to make up your own screen. Quite often people buy fly screen mesh only. There are two main reasons they do this: 1. So that they can make a fly screen using their own frame. 2. So that they can replace mesh from an existing screen.
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17
Mar

Anti Ligature Products from Newblinds.co.uk

At Newblinds.co.uk, we offer a range of anti-ligature devices. Anti ligature products are specifically designed to reduce the risk of self harm. The main application is in psychiatric wards of general hospitals and prisons where the risk of self harm is higher than usual. Our anti-ligature products feature a patented state of the art magnetic suspension system which utilizes the power of magnetic brackets to install objects which may present a risk of ligature. When substantial weight is put on these objects (around 20kg) the force of the magnets is overpowered and the connection breaks. Once the problem is resolved the magnets can be easily connected again.
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17
Mar

Buy Vertical Blinds Online

What Are You Trying to Achieve with Vertical Blinds? When buying any product online or even offline it is important to try and consider all the factors that you are trying to achieve. This is even more important when there is a large range of similar products that have varied features. Yes, they are all blinds, but are they blackout blinds or light reflective blinds, for example?
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11
Mar

Are Perfect Fit Blinds suitable for Bi-Fold Doors?

We are often asked if Perfect Fit Blinds are suitable for aluminium bi-fold doors or aluminium window frames. These stunning no-drill bead-fit blinds by Louvolite are more commonly associated with PVCu windows, doors and conservatories. However, it's a little known fact that they can be installed on aluminium bi-fold doors too. In fact, the recently launched anthracite grey frame colour is a popular colour with buyers of aluminium door and window systems making Perfect Fit, the Perfect Match! Below are the points that you should check to see if your frames are compatable.
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16
Feb

Controlling Electric Blinds with Amazon Echo

There has been an explosion of low cost home automation technology recently, as big and smaller players and new entrants hussle for position in what seems certain to be a serious growth market over the next few years. With all of these new brands and protocols now available, we are often asked if our electric blinds are compatible with the latest tech. Today, I took a live chat enquiry from a customer who is interested in controlling their blinds with Amazon Echo. As a titan of the ecommerce and technology world - you can't help but take Amazon seriously with this venture into home control, and artificial inteligence. It's a voice activated speaker-come-home-control hub which not only plays music from your favourite music apps, but integrates and controls other devices and services from the "Internet of Things" - Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo, Nest, tado°, Uber to name a few. Your wish is its command.. you just have to overcome a slight sense of self consciousness and ask! So the burning question... Can we add automated blinds from Newblinds to that list of compatable devices? Can we ask Amazon Echo to close the blinds?  
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01
Jan

Electric Blind Project Enquiries

Whether you require intelligent automated shading as part of a commercial building management system or residential electric blinds to integrate with your smart home system, we are able to provide a project managed installation service for a commercial and home automation projects. We'd love for you to tell us more about your requirements using the form below. Along with a great many residential smart home installations, our commercial project references include: Installation of over 400 KNX automated cassette blinds in the prestigious and eye catching Central St Giles residential development designed by Renzo Piano in the West End of London.  Installation of 140 automated cassette blinds at the Copper Box, Olympic Legacy Handball Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Park. You can also use the form below if you are looking for a bespoke quotation for supply only of electric blinds.
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14
Dec

Trade and Resellers

A Fantastic Start Up Product Range Whether you have an existing business and are looking for new products or a new supplier or you are thinking of starting you're own business or simply looking at ways of earning an additional income, we'd love to hear from you today! The NewBlinds.co.uk product range may be just what you're looking for. Create Add-on Sales Whether you're an interior designer, or a blind or pest control company, the NewBlinds.co.uk product range represents the ideal way of creating add-on sales. We have a wide range of products suitable for every specification. Our focus is on providing quality products with options that add value to your sales and margin. Diverse Range of Sales Aids We have a wide range of sales aids available for our resellers including demonstration samples and fabric books.   
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29
Nov

Perfect Fit Blinds for PVC-u Conservatories, Windows & Doors

Perfect Fit Blinds from NewBlinds.co.uk are truly Perfect! Specifically designed for installation onto standard or Tilt and Turn PVC-u windows, PVC-u doors and ideal for use in PVC-u Conservatories. Click here to browse the full perfect fit blind collection.
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19
Oct

Perfect Fit Pleated Measuring and Installation Video

Perfect Fit Pleated and Cellular Blinds are so simple to measure and install. In the step by step video below, we'll take you through the process of measuring, assembly and installation. If you encounter any problems when measuring and installing your blinds, simply call 0161 494 9616 or email customer.services@newblinds.co.uk. One of our team will be happy to answer any queries. Click here to shop for Perfect Fit Pleated Blinds
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04
Jul

How To Measure and Install Perfect Fit Venetian Blinds

Perfect Fit Venetian Blinds really easy to measure and fit - no drilling or screws are needed - they just snap fit into the beading of your UPVC windows. Just watch our video tutorial below and we'll take you through the process of assembly and installation. Should you encounter any problems or have any questions, simply call 0161 494 9616 or email customer.services@newblinds.co.uk. Our team will be happy to help. Click here to shop for Perfect Fit Venetian Blinds  
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19
Jun

Video Guide - Measuring and Installing Perfect Fit Roller Blinds

Measuring and Installing Perfect Fit Roller Blinds couldn't be easier, as you will see by watching the following video guide below. No drilling or screwing into your window frames or recess is required. These clever blinds simply clip fit into the beading of UPVC windows and doors. Watch below as we take you through the process of measuring, assembly and installation. Simple as it may seem, if you do happen to have any problems or questions whilst measuring and installing your blinds, simply call 0161 494 9616 or email customer.services@newblinds.co.uk. One of our team will be happy to answer any queries. Click here to shop for Perfect Fit Roller Blinds
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12
Jun

Somfy Remote Control Roller Blinds - Installation and Programming instructions

Remote Control Blinds are simple to install and programme. These instructions outline programming for roller blinds using Somfy battery powered, radio (RTS) operated motors. 230vAC, radio operated motors are identical in their programming, but require a slightly different proceedure for factory reset. Instructions for installing the blinds themselves are available on the product page. The only additional steps that you need to take are the positioning of your battery and the programming of your blinds using the remote control hand set.
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08
Jun

DIY Home Automation – A Growth Market – Will reach US$79m by 2019.

Up until recently, smart home automation systems have always been expensive. Considered an unnecessary luxury, home automation systems have remained the reserve of high net worth individuals, with systems being implemented by home automation experts. However, times are now changing according to an article by nextmarket. The article states that ‘Do it yourself’ home automation systems are now becoming more common in homes. The US market alone for DIY systems and components will grow to $79m by 2019. This growth is being stimulated by introduction of new lower cost easily accessible technologies. Systems and their components can easily be purchased, installed and controlled by the home owner, at relatively low cost, making it more appealing to gadget loving home owners who previously found such technologies out of reach.
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08
Mar

Perfect Fit Blinds - Measuring & Installation Instructions

We have the following video instructions for measuring and installation of Perfect Fit Blinds. Perfect Fit Pleated Blinds - Video Instructions Perfect Fit Venetian Blinds - Video Instructions Perfect Fit Roller Blinds - Video Instructions We'd also suggest reading our written measuring and installation instructions, below. HELPFUL TIP: If you are unsure whether Perfect Fit is suitable for your windows - we can help you in the following ways: Call us on 0161 494 9616 with any questions. Take a photograph of your window frame and email it to us at customer.services@newblinds.co.uk. We will look at it and respond with any appropriate comments and guidance. Request a free sample of Perfect Fit frame and brackets. 
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07
Dec

All Types of Window Coverings

Taylor Kerkham Blinds, curtains, draperies and shades create window treatments for almost every architectural style and budget. More than a decorative accent, they are an essential aspect of home decorating. Enhancing the ambiance in a home’s interior that welcomes friends and family, they offer privacy as well as unobstructed views of the outdoors. Shutters adorn the exterior to protect windows from storms and to ensure home security.
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31
Aug

Video Guide: Measuring and Installing INTU Roller Blinds

INTU Roller Blinds are really simple to measure and install. In the video guide below, we'll take you through the process of measuring and installation. Should you experience any problems or have any questions when measuring and installing your INTU Roller blinds, simply call 0161 494 9616 or email customer.services@newblinds.co.uk. Our team would be happy to answer any queries.  Unsure about which frame profile you need? If you request free fabric samples, we'll also send you a sample profile pack. Click to shop for INTU Roller Blinds
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16
Jun

New! Solar Film Roller Blinds

Today I would like to introduce you to our latest range of Roller blinds - Solar Film Roller Blinds. The simplest way to describe this new innovative product is that it is they are a mix between normal roller blinds and solar control window filming. Imagine a roller blind but instead of a using a traditional polyester fabric, we use performance solar shading film.
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10
Jun

Video Instructions: INTU Venetian Blinds - Measure and Installation

We've prepared these handy video instructions to help our customers measure and install INTU Aluminium Venetian Blinds. These snap-fit venetian blinds are so simple to measure and install. Our video takes you through the process, step by step. And we're right here to help if you need help or have any questions - dial 0161 494 9616 or email customer.services@newblinds.co.uk. Our team is standing by to to answer any queries.  Are you unsure which INTU frame profile is best for your window? If you request free INTU venetian blind slat samples, we'll send you a sample profile pack as well. Click here to shop for INTU Venetian Blinds
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23
Mar

Measuring For Exact Blind Size

You should follow these instructions if: You are installing your blinds outside of the recess. You are fitting your blinds within a recess but want to make your own deductions.
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23
Mar

Measuring your Window Recess for a Blind

You should follow these instructions if: You are installing your blinds inside of a recess. You would like us to make the manufacturers recommended deductions so that the blind fits within this recess perfectly.
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23
Mar

"Fabric Size" option for roller blinds

What is “fabric size”? If you are buying a roller blind from us online you will be presented with three options once you have entered your measurements: recess size, exact blind size and fabric size. When would I choose fabric size? Roller blinds are the only product with the fabric size option. Fabric size is most commonly chosen when the customer knows the exact size of the fabric they need to cover a recess and are looking to fit the blind outside the recess.
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09
Jul

How to Video Instructions: Measure and Install INTU Pleated Blinds

Looking for instructions for how to measure and fit INTU Pleated Blinds? This bead-fit pleated blind system is really simple to measure and install. Take a look at our "how to" video below, which takes you through the process, one step at a time. And you can always call 0161 494 9616 or email customer.services@newblinds.co.uk, if you have any problems or questions. Our team would be happy to answer any queries.  Not sure which frame profile you need? Don't worry, if you request free INTU Pleated fabric samples, we'll send you a sample profile pack too. Click here to shop for INTU Pleated Blinds
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20
Mar

Leading Husky has the Best View! - Innovative Window Blinds

Yesterday, we visited Louvolite and took a tour of both of their, without exaggerating, spectacular manufacturing facilities. Being one of our key suppliers, and also our most local supplier, we thought it would be beneficial to go to learn more about how the fabrics and components that we use to manufacture window blinds for customers of NewBlinds.co.uk are produced. The day started with a tour of Louvolite’s  fabric production facility in Levenshulme. We were then whisked off to their other factory, based in Newton, which produces components, handles logistics, marketing and product design. 
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08
Jun

Electric Blinds motor choice - Battery or Mains Power?

You can buy our Electric Roller Blinds and Electric Blackout Roller Blinds online with either 12v Battery and 240v Eletric powered Somfy motors. We are often asked "which motor is best me?".  If you are unsure as to whether you should choose 12v battery powered 240v electric blinds, please feel free to ask our advice. There is also some guidance below.
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16
Nov

Looking For Extra Wide Blinds?

Firstly, what are extra wide blinds? Well if you have a large window, such as those used in modern apartments or office buildings, then you will have experienced the problems of trying to find a suitable window covering. Extra wide blinds are extremely useful when you need to cover wide expanses of glass but you do not want to ruin the contemporary look by using two or three separate blinds, for example in modern city apartments, offices, patio doors or bi-fold doors.
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01
Mar

"Guide To Blinds" - NewBlinds.co.uk News Launched

Welcome to the latest addition to NewBlinds.co.uk, our very own state of the art blinds news section, which we call our “Guide To Blinds”. What is "Guide to Blinds", you ask? Well simply put the Guide to Blinds section of NewBlinds.co.uk will be your first port of call whenever you are unsure of anything related to blinds. This section will be constantly updated with useful articles. The topics we will be covering include the following:   
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20
Dec

Do you sell blinds for tilt and turn windows?

If you have tilt and turn windows installed in your home you will have experienced first hand how hard it can be to find a suitable window covering. The main difficulty is finding a covering which will allow you to open and close your window without causing any obstructions.
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