Firstly, what are extra wide blinds? Well if you have a large window or bi-fold door, such as those used in modern apartments, home extensions 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 spoil the contemporary look by using two or three separate blinds, for example in modern city apartments, offices, patio doors or bi-fold doors.
Below, we will out-line your options for covering such large window openings.There are several types of blinds that are suited to extra wide applications, these are:
1. Roller Blinds and Electric Roller Blinds - our roller blind table has the capability to manufacture blinds of up to 4m width. We have also sourced a range of specialist wide-width fabrics, which enables larger sizes to be manufactured without welded or stictched joins. We can in some circumstances, fabric dependent, manufacture wider than that. We would suggest a roller blind of this size should be automated for ease of use - like the one we installed for the Restoration Man TV show, shown below. We have a range of options for control of extra-large electric roller blinds, such as handset, app control, voice activation and integration with smart home or building management systems.
2. Venetian Blinds - specifically those with aluminium slats, are perfect for extra wide windows, they are lightweight which allows them to be raised, lowered and tilted with ease.
3. Vertical Blinds are great for windows where you have a view or patio doors, as they can be drawn to one side when you don’t want to use them.
4. Panel Blinds are a modern, striking and very fashionable alternative, with a huge range of fabrics and colours available for you to choose from. We have also experienced our customers using panel blinds as innovative and extremely stylish room dividers - they look stunning!
The video below shows our extra-large automated blinds, manufactured to 4.6m wide, being tested in preparation for an episode of the popular TV series "Restoration Man". The eposide was called "HMS Owl" and our app controlled, extra large blinds were featured prominently.
Below is a list of the maximum sizes for each type of blind we offer online - sizes are width first….
To purchase any of our extra wide blinds simply visit the appropriate section of our website, choose your fabric and colour then enter your sizes for an instant quote.
It is quite often the case that, at the widest widths, we have to make special arrangements with our freight agents to transport the blinds, which makes it difficult to offer 'live' prices online. So if you cannot price a blind in the size that you are looking for, please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), live chat or by calling 0161 494 9616.