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Dutch Blinds & Canopies

Dutch blinds and canopies come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the most common is the quarter circle. A framework is constructed from anodised aluminium extrusion which is white as standard, but can be powder coated to different colours. The extrusion takes a PVC insert to which the fabric of choice is attached. These blinds are used both domestically and commercially and are popular in town High Streets where window displays require sun protection with the minimum amount of intrusion into the street. We employ the skills of a signwriter to hand paint company names, telephone numbers and logos onto our blinds where the customer requires it. A wide range of fabric colours are available, ranging from striped multi coloured patterns to plain solid colours.

 Page last updated on 25/01/15

Dutch Blinds

Dutch Blinds

Dutch blinds are designed to offer sun protection to a room rather than offer a large area of shade like awnings do. They can be permanently fixed in the open position but are most commonly retracted using a pull cord system. A gear with detachable winding handle or electric operation is available at extra cost. An optional protective aluminium hood can be installed to provide protection to the blind from the elements when it is in the closed position. Dutch blinds are not as affected by strong winds like awnings can be, so are a lot more durable to leave out during poor weather. Call or use the contact form on this site with your requirements and we can give you an approximate cost or arrange for a free, no obligation visit.

 

Canopies

Canopies

Canopies use the same anodised aluminium frame work as Dutch blinds, but are constructed to form various (normally fixed) shapes. Like Dutch blinds, they are more often than not used to offer sun protection to a room rather than offer a large area of shade like awnings do. However, since a fixed frame can protrude further than a Dutch blind, they can offer a place of shade to sit under or protect things such as fruit and veg from the elements outside a green grocers for instance. Call or use the contact form on this site with your requirements and we can give you an approximate cost or arrange for a free, no obligation visit.

Re-cover Service

Re-cover Service

We offer a re-cover service for some Dutch blind frames and canopies – whether originally purchased from us or a previous company. If the frame is of aluminium construction, the hinges and joints are all in tact but the fabric itself is looking worn and tired, we may be able to replace it for you – keeping costs down whilst giving your blind a new lease of life. This will require the blind being taken off site to our workshop. A free on-site inspection would be required to ensure your frame is suitable. Call or use the contact form on this site with the size of your blind and we can give you an approximate cost or arrange for a no obligation visit.

Motorisation & Automation

Motorisation & Automation

Dutch blinds and canopies that fold away can be motorised and automated from new and some older frames retro fitted. We use Somfy motors and optional extras to do this. Somfy is the world leader in motors and control systems for the automatic movement of products around the home and work place.  Most high quality blinds and awning manufacturers choose Somfy to power numerous motorised products. Motorising your Dutch blind does away with the manual pull cord, with the blind instead opening at the touch of a button. This requires no physical effort and is more convenient, as you can operate the blind from inside the room rather than having to go outside.  Call or use the contact form on this site with your requirements and we can give you an approximate cost or arrange for a free, no obligation visit.