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01
Sep

10% EXTRA OFF Blinds and Fly Screens in September

Newblinds.co.uk is offering 10% off all blinds and fly screens - both manually operated and automated during the month of September! Simply use discount code SEPT10OFF at checkout to grab that 10% saving on your order. As summer and holiday season sadly draws to a close and the kids go back to school, life starts to settle back into that familiar (and hectic) rhythmn and routine for a lot of us. Now is a great time to refocus on those household jobs and projects that may have stalled over the summer break. So, newblinds.co.uk have a great September offer that will help you on your way. The dark nights and mornings are closing in, so how about some blinds to ensure you have privacy and security this summer. You could opt for manually operated blinds, or push the boat out and go for electric or battery powered blinds set to a timed operation using one of our smart home hubs from Louvolite or SOMFY. Perhaps you are thinking ahead to that long awaited Christmas get together that (fingers crossed) IS going to happen this year. Perhaps some manually operated or solar powered loft blinds or blackout roller blinds are needed as a fnishing touch to that spare room, for when your family come to stay? Why not give the decor a general lift with some fresh and stylish new blinds from our collection of wooden blinds, venetian blinds or perfect fit blinds. PLUS.. there's always chance of an indian summer, so you may want to keep those drowsy wasps and bees and other flying pests out of those open doors and windows by snatching an end of season bargain from our range of fly screens. This is a very shrewd purchase because once installed our fly screens can be used for years to come. So why not skip the queues and get your fly screens in place for Spring 2022, when you will start to need them again! During September 2021, we are offering an extra 10% off our already low prices accross our full range of electric blinds, manually operated blinds, skylight blinds and fly screens!
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03
Aug

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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27
Jul

Electric Roller Blind Motors - Thermal Trip

We are occasionally contacted by customers who are programming their electric roller blinds and during the programming process their blind stop responding. I thought it would be useful to write an article explaining why this is likely to be. Mains operated roller blinds have what is known as a "Thermal Trip" incorporated into them. Consider that once installed and configured, roller blinds motors are typically used only periodically in short burts (1 up or down cycle, lasting 1 minute, maybe). During the programming process, the blinds can be used quite intensively for a prolonged period of time. Each the motor is used, it generates a small amount of heat. If it is used intensively for longer periods, then this heat can build up within the motor and the aluminium roller blind tube. You might notice that the motor itself is too hot to touch. Or if the motor is inserted within the roller blind tube, that the roller blind tube is also warm. As a safety feature, the motor's thermal trip is designed to kick in conservatively to prevent the motor from overheating. Because the motor is housed in an aluminium tube, it can take a while to fully cool down. As an example, if you use your blind intensively for say 30 minutes during programming, you may find that it stops working because of the thermal trip. You may come back to it 30 minutes later, use it for a few mins and it may trip again after another period of intense usage/programming. This is because the motor hasn't had chance to cool down adequately. If this is the case, then I'd probably come back to it later in the day to give it chance to cool.
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21
Jun

STRONG Roller Blinds - Installing a NEWBLINDS Motor

If you have a STRONG Roller Blind and need to install a fresh NEWBLINDS relay or radio operated motor, the below video will talk you through the parts involved and the process. You may need to carry out this process for the following reasons: You are upgrading from chain to motorised operation. You are switching from one motor type to another. You have received a replacement motor due to fault or damage. You may also wish to use these instructions as a guide to ensure that your existing NEWBLINDS motor is correctly installed in the tube. We sometimes find that motors, or the motor collar or drive wheel can become disengaged from the neck of the motor during installation or in transit. If the motor is not inserted correctly, this can lead to "wobble", vibration, or noise during operation. This video will explain the correct fitment, which should eliminate these issues.
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14
Apr

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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11
Apr

VIDEO: Roller Fly Screens for Windows - How to Operate

Our roller fly screens for windows are an excellent way of letting fresh air circulate into your home, but keeping out flying pests and creepy crawlies. They are an excellent purchase for this spring and summer, and if used correctly will last for many summers to come! We have produced the video at the bottom of this page as a "how to" guide for operation. As you can see, they are extremely straight forward to use! Each screen consists of a spring loaded cassette, which houses the mesh and is attached to a sliding hem bar with a handle. Also included are two side channels, one for either side of the screen. This is a "hide-away" screen and only needs to be deployed when your window is open. When your window is not open, the mesh simply rolls back into the spring loaded cassette at the top of your window, keeping the mesh safe and clean. Side channels on each side of the screen create an insect proof seal either side. The sliding bar of the screen will typically pull down to your window sill, which creates the fourth side of the frame. If you don't have a window sill (for example, if you are installing around an opening pane at the top of your window), then you can opt to purchase an L-shaped closing profile, which can be fixed at the bottom of the screen underneath the side channels, to complete the fourth side of the frame.
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01
Apr

Save 10% this April with code

Now is a great time to save on blinds and fly screens at newblinds.co.uk as we begin our April sale. Many renovation and build projects will be running into their final furlong with their owners keen for them to be ready for the spring and summer months. So is there a better way to finish off your grand design than with a purchase from our range of electric blinds or manually operated window blinds. As lockdown eases, out-door socialising means our homes will be spilling out into our gardens and patios. As the days get warmer, the insects are starting to appear. Our fantastic range of fly screens for windows, doors and conservatories are the perfect way of keeping your home (or business premises) well ventilated, whilst keeping the flying pests out. You can enjoy insect-free cool, fresh air circulating around your home as those warmer months arrive. As we (hopefully) put the cold and wet days of winter behind us and the days get longer, we'll soon need those blackout blinds in our bedrooms to get an good night's sleep, unspoiled by the early-morning sun. Our range of loft blinds, both manually operated and solar powered operation are manufactured specifically for VELUX, FAKRO, DAKSTRA and RoofLITE branded skylight windows. To celebrate the start of Spring, during April, we are offering an extra 10% off our already famously low prices accross our full range of electric blinds, manually operated blinds, skylight blinds and fly screens
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24
Mar

Sonesse 30 RTS Li-ion - Programming Instructions

The Somfy Sonesse 30 RTS Li-ion rechargeable battery operated motor has a slightly different programming routine to motors with separate batteries and 230v motors. 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 this button briefly until the motor jogs once 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 once. Then... press and Hold UP, MY and DOWN buttons together until the blind jogs once. 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
Mar

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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17
Feb

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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01
Feb

Fabulous February Savings - 10% EXTRA Off!

So, guys, we made it through January!  We're winning back a few more minutes of day-light each day; vaccination is in full swing. Hopefully, we're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel in more ways than one!  Another reason to be positive (if you are spending your lock down weekends on DIY projects like me) is our FABULOUS February Sale.  By using discount code FEB10OFF, you can earn an extra 10% off our already low prices across our complete range of manually operated and electric blinds and flyscreens. So, thinking ahead to those brighter spring evenings and morning, how about blackout blinds to keep out sunlight. As the balmy summer months approach, you can to keep a cool breeze circulating in your home of conservatory without letting in an army of flying pests, with our fly screens. Or perhaps, your renovation project is reaching a conclusion this spring / summer. Let's make a saving on those automated blinds - a leading edge finishing touch! All you need to do is select your blinds, add them to the basket and enter the discount code FEB10OFF at checkout and an EXTRA 10% discount will be applied to your order! Happy Shopping, The newblinds.co.uk Team!
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01
Jan

January Sale 2021 - Spend More - Save More

Happy New Year! ....and welcome to another lock down :-( We are glad to report that, in comparison to April and May 2020, all of our suppliers have confirmed that they plan to remain open during the current lock down. Our factory remains operational with staff observing social distancing guidelines. And our customer support staff are working from home - providing support (between homeschool and child care commitments). Such is the world today but for hopefully only a few more weeks or months! So, to kick off the New Year, we'd like to introduce our latest promotional offer - SPEND MORE to SAVE MORE! Here's the deal...  Spend over £150 for FREE SHIPPING Spend over £250 and receive an EXTRA 5% discount Spend over £500 and receive ANOTHER 2.5% EXTRA discount Spend over £750 and receive ANOTHER 2.5% EXTRA discount Spend over £1000 and receive A FINAL 2.5% EXTRA discount
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