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24
Nov

Black Friday 2019 - 10% off Everything With Code black19

The newblinds.co.uk team are excited to announce that our our Black Friday Sale is underway and continues until midnight 2nd December 2019! You can save an EXTRA 10% off our already low prices, when you buy online from Newblinds.co.uk! All you need to do is enter discount code black19 at check-out and the extra 10% EXTRA discount will be applied to your order.  You can save on our massive range of manual blinds, automated blinds and fly screens, all the way through to midnight on "Cyber Monday" 2nd December. This is the ideal time to make that purchase that you've been contemplating, whether it be big or small!  Buy blinds and fly screens online at newblinds.co.uk for Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings with code black19!  
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30
Sep

Can I Use Multiple Louvolite One Touch Home Hub Units to Control Blinds in Large Properties?

We discovered a neat feature of the Louvolite One Touch Home Hub system today. If you want to control electric blinds by App, Alexa, Control4 or Google Home in larger property, this is a great tip for you. First of all, let's re-cap, for those of you who aren't familiar with One Touch blinds or Louvolite's One Touch Home Hub. We offer battery operated roller blinds using Louvolite One Toucn Motors in our electric roller blinds section. These can be controlled by handset, or using a separate device called One Touch Home Hub - this nifty unit connects to your router and allows you to control the blinds from a clever mobile app. Not only this, but the hub can also be connected up with Alexa allowing voice control. Google Home and (for real smart home buffs) Control4 can also be connected. We received an enquiry from a customer who had already purchased a One Touch Home hub from our website along with multiple blinds. The hub was located at one end a larger property and the blinds were spread throughout the property in different rooms. 
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17
Dec

Sonesse 30 RTS Li-ion - Programming Instructions

The Somfy Sonesse 30 RTS Li-ion rechargeable battery operated motor has a slightly different programming routine. The key differences are as below: You can buy roller blinds using the Sonesse 30 RTS Li-ion motor, by clicking here. WAKE UP MOTOR: To "wake up" the motor, there is a small button on the head of the motor. Press and hodl this button until the motor jogs SLEEP MODE: It's really important that if you have multiple Somfy RTS (Radio) blinds, you only programme or re-programme one blind at a time. All other blinds should be powered down. This is simple with 230vAC Somfy Motors or battery operated motors with separate batteries, because you can either switch off the motor at the mains, or unplug the separate battery tube. With the Sonesse 30 RTS Li-ion motor (and other motors with Integrated Li-ion motors), you power down the motor as follows: Press and Hold EITHER the handset programme button (on the rear), or the motor programme button until the blind jogs. Press and Hold UP, MY and DOWN buttons together until the blind jogs. CLOSE PROGRAMMING: To close off programming mode, you press the programme button on the back of the remote briefly and the blind will jog. With other RTS motors, you need to press and hold the programme button until it jogs. The full step by step instructions for the Sonesse 30 RTS Li-ion motor are below:
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08
Dec

Blinds End of Year Sale 2018

  Dear Customer,  We're excited to announce that once the last of our cut-off dates for pre-Christmas delivery has passed on the 20th December, we will be starting our end-of-year sale! For an 10% Extra off blinds and fly screens, please use the following discount code... end-year-2018 The small-ish print: This code can only be used on order placed via our ecommerce website. The code cannot be used in conjunction with other codes or offers. That is all! 
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05
Oct

Extra Wide Battery Operated Blinds

As an automated blinds expert, I've been here many times before. Lovely big patio or bi-fold doors need lovely big blinds. You don't want to interupt the flow of the expanse of glass by introducing multiple blinds accross a single span. And of course, because it's newly refurbished with all smart tech elsewhere in the house - Alexa, Hive, Phillips Hue, the client would like electric blinds. Perfect, but for an expanse this wide you would need mains powered blinds, right?  It used to be a common issue that at the end of a refurb project, customers would look at their wide windows, consider blinds, and then realise after discussing with an blind automation expert that they hadn't planned in any mains power or cabling to the window recess. This used to be a real issue, which could only be over come by breaking down a span of say 3 metres width, to a couple of blinds. Or if that span was made up of multiple panes, then 3 x 1 metre wide windows. It always turned out fine in the end. Automated blinds, regardless of the configuration provide that "wow" factor to finish off any home refurbishment.  But now we have a motor available which solves this problem. The Somfy Sonesse 30 RTS Li-ion motor. You can buy roller blinds using the Sonesse 30 RTS Li-ion motor, by clicking here.
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03
Oct

Somfy Sonesse 30 RTS - Changing Motor Speed

The Sonesse 30 motor is a low voltage electric blind motor by Somfy which is typically used for Roller Blinds but can also be used for Roman, Venetian and other types of shades. DC powered (low voltage) motors often offer a little bit more functionality to their AC (mains powered) counter-parts and one of the nice features of the Sonesse 30 RTS motor is that you can change the speed of the motor. AC motors like the Sonesse 40 RTS or WT typically come with set motor speeds that aren't adjustable. It's possible to adjust the speed of a Sonesse 30 RTS motor between 6 and 28 RPM. The following instructions will allow you to adjust the speed of your Sonesse 30 RTS motor.  With your motor powered up, follow the instructions below: 1) Select the channel on the handset, that the motor is programmed to. 2) On the handset press and hold "Up", "Down" and "My" buttons together  3) The motor will start to run up and down for 10 seconds 4) Pressing up will speed up the motor  5) Pressing down will slow the motor down 6) When you are happy with the speed of the motor, press and hold MY to record this as the new motor speed. I would always recommend powering down other blinds whilst you are doing this - especially blind motors that are programmed to the same channel as the motor you are adjusting. 
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05
Nov

Amazon Alexa: Controlling Blinds with Echo and Dot

This article was first published on 11th May 2017 (Last updated 1st April 2019) 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.
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05
Jun

Wooden Blinds Next Day Delivery!

We are now offering wooden blinds next day! This next day delivery service is part of our continuing commitment to providing quality blinds, at affordable prices, with a convenient rapid delivery service! Today we have added three beautiful new colours to our existing range of wooden venetian blinds. These colours are: Chocolate, Walnut, White and Sugar Maple Chocolate - A tone of rich dark brown wooden blind that resembles chocolate. Walnut – Made from a brownish black walnut coloured wood. White –  Pure light painted coloured wood that gives a fresh and peaceful view. Sugar Maple -  A clear brown coloured sapwood with a very consistent grain.
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03
Jun

FAQ: Panel Blinds - How Many Panels Can I have on My Panel Blinds

People often ask how many panels our panel blinds have. As this is a custom made product, like all of our blinds, you have a choice. Your options depend on what type of panel blind you go for – One way stack or Centre Split.  Read on for a full explanation….
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02
Jun

Perfect Fit Roller Blinds from £57

Perfect Fit Roller Blinds are ideal for uPVC windows, doors and conservatories. They simply clip fit to your frame without any need for drilling or screwing. Newblinds.co.uk have launched a brand new selection of Perfect Fit Roller Blinds which are available at the most competitive prices on the web - from only £57. These blinds are of our usual outstanding quality and of course are custom made to your own measurements in 5 working days.  We have two new Perfect Fit Roller Blind ranges - Valeur and Caprica.
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02
Jun

Controlling Blinds with Samsung Smartthings

We're being asked rather a lot at the moment if it's possible to control our blinds using Smartthings by Samsung. Smartthings is a low(ish) cost home control system that is possible to configure yourself to control a number of compatible devices within the home. It is exclusively distributed through Amazon and Currys/PC World. It uses z-wave technology, but doesn't appear to support a great number of other products "out of the box". Therein lies the problem!
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30
Maj

Panel blinds as a stylish alternative to Vertical Blinds for large windows and as patio blinds

Today, I’m going to talk about an alternative to Vertical Blinds – stunning Panel Blinds! Do you have a large window overlooking a fantastic view? Do you have a patio door? Vertical blinds are a popular choice for covering large windows and patios because of the fact they can be drawn to one side so that so that large windows with views can be used as "picture windows" or so that people can walk in and out of patio doors. Vertical blinds remain ever popular as they are cost effective and come in a variety of fabric colours and types. However, they are not to everyone’s tastes!
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