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Roller Blind Installation – Central London

Smart and discreet, roller blinds work best in more functional spaces or in conjunction with voile or curtains. It gives a simple finish to a window and a practical choice where simplicity is desired. Roller blind is an ideal choice when you want to minimise the amount of light lost, want a very clean finish, or want to cut out the light or protect furniture. It comes with the option of motorised controls.

Roller blind fitted in central London

Roller blind installation in Central London

 

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Curtains and Other Dreams

It’ true that there’s nothing that we love more than our homes. And at Fittexpert your passion for your home is our passion. We want to help you make that home as beautiful as it can be and make sure that it reflects your own individual personality. Many hours of interior design expertise, along with our own years of experience with curtains and blinds experience, are reflected in the great selection of blinds and curtains that we offer.

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The new roller blind collection meridian from JAB ANSTOETZ – now available at Fittexpert

Our selection of curtains and blinds and accessories will help you to transform your home into something that truly reflects your personality.

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The Evolution of Curtains

Curtains and blinds haven’t always been used in the way that they are now; they have had many uses over the centuries. One of the very first uses for curtains was to hang over tents in the middle-eastern dessert. Its purpose was not only to provide privacy, but also a very primitive form of air conditioning after wetting them with water to take some of the brutal heat off. It probably wasn’t the best air-conditioning but certainly effective.

It wasn’t unto the 17th century that windows started being made much larger than the very small windows previously made due to expense. During this time, the Victorians made full use of curtains for many different reasons including to help with insulation in their cold homes and to show off to guests. Victorians typically hung three pairs of curtains at their windows; one thick outer pair, a lace-like middle pair and a third thinner pair. The middle pair was the only one to be opened usually.

The evolution of curtains

It was only in the 1940’s that ready-made curtains were being supplied to stores and by the 1950’s curtains were an essential home component, used to match the architectural style of the home. It’s safe to say that curtains have come a very long way since windows were wooden or marble slats, often proving to be very drafty. Today, their main purpose is to provide privacy and for some, to show off artistic taste, and fortune.

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It’s Fittexpert’s mission to cater to every customers needs, whether they’re looking for curtains that will control how much light enters the room or if you’d like your curtains to showcase your fabulous taste in fabrics – we have something to suit your desires. Different styles of curtains achieve different atmospheres; if you’re unsure of what may look best in your home, speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to help.

As curtains create a big impression, we’re passionate about quality, design and a keen eye for detail – it’s sometimes the smallest details that count the most. With Fittexpert, you’ll greatly benefit from the wealth of experience we have, our friendly approach and superior quality window dressing expertise at great value. You’ll also have full access to copious selections to choose from, from luxurious curtains to exquisite blinds.

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Pelmet Board and Roman Blind Fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet Board and Roman Blind Fitted in Middlesex

Classic, simple, elegant pelmet board and stripe roman blind fitted in Middlesex.

Blinds are a very versatile window dressing; whether for privacy, black out or decorative purposes. They may be used on their own or teamed up with a hardwood pelmets for a more contemporary finish.

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

Pelmet board and roman blind fitted in Middlesex

The right pelmet board and roman blind, correctly fitted, will make a big difference to the whole look of your room.

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Roller Blinds Fitted to a Straight Window in Ladbroke Grove

Roller Blinds Fitted to a Straight Window in Ladbroke Grove

Two words to describe this white sheer roller blind. Stunning and practical.

The simple look completely belies the amazing practical benefits of this blind. Working like magic at the window, the blind assure your daytime privacy, enabling you to enjoy the view out without anyone seeing in so is ideal for over-looked rooms.

In addition the screen fabric will put a stop to almost all UV rays giving you glare-free view!

 
 
 
 
 

FOR PEACE OF MIND, KEEP SAFETY IN MIND. ALWAYS INSIST ON HAVING A CORD SAFETY DEVICE INSTALLED WITH YOUR BLIND

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The Dangers of Blind Cord and How to Make it Safe for Children

The Dangers of Blind Cord and How to Make it Safe for Children

The cords and chains of window blinds can pose a serious risk to babies, young children, particularly those under the age of three who could strangle in the loop of cords and chains from window blinds. It is important that you take steps to make sure your children are safe. 

What you can do if you already have blinds in your home

If you already have blinds fitted in your home there are some practical, simple precautions to help reduce the risk to babies and small children:

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  • ensure all operating blind cords and chains cannot be reached by children.
  • tie up the cords or use one of the many cleats, cord tidies, clips or ties that are available
  • do not place your child’s cot, bed, highchair or playpen near to a window blind
  • do not put sofas, chairs, tables, shelves or bookcases near to a window blind as children love to climb

What to do if purchasing a new blinds for your home

The majority of blinds now comes with a safety cord clip. If your home or place is where babies or small children live or visit, insist on having this installed with the new blind, alternatively look for a blind that does not contain cords or chains or has concealed cords. Some options include:make it safe

  • wand operated vertical blinds
  • spring operated roller blinds
  • gear operated blinds
  • automated system that allow you to operate your blind using a remote control
  • concealed cord systems where the inner cords of the blinds are held under tension and there are no operating cords

These tips should help to protect your child from possible serious harm. You should be aware that all risks cannot be eliminated. Parents and others should always keep window blind cords and chains out of the reach of children and follow the safety instructions.

Using safety devices may reduce the risk of a child being strangled but nothing can be considered risk proof.

You can consult a member of the British Blind and Shutter Association (BSSA) for advice on the most appropriate blinds for your home. They can also give you further information on ways to make existing blinds safer, alternatively send me an email and I will be more than happy to help!

FOR PEACE OF MIND, KEEP SAFETY IN MIND
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