Roman Blinds

Roman blinds have been hit hard by the child safety regulations which came into force March 2014. The reason for this is they were very difficult to make safe as far as cords go. Most blinds have a cord to the left or right of the blind and this is dealt with by the normal child safe devices that are available. The Roman blind though also has cord running behind the blind and this now has to have a breakaway device in case a child trapped themselves. Most Roman blinds these days come with a chain control which has a child restraint fitted.

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When the blind is raised folds will appear in sequence to give a decorative effect, If lowered the fabric is generally flat. Roman blinds in the raised position and fitted into a recess of a window will have what we call a stack depth, in other words you can expect a fifth of the the blind drop to be covering the top of the window when the blind is fully raised. This can restrict light, so we often suggest fitting a Roman blind outside the recess. This does three things it keeps more light into the room, it can give a false looking height to the window or door and as it is outside the recess better coverage of the window can be achieved. We have a good collection of fabrics to choose from or you can supply your own fabric and we will custom make and fit the blind. Full motorisation is available if required.

 

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