Pleated Blinds

Pleated blinds are ideal for conservatories but are suitable for all kinds of windows in either the home or the office.  They can be used on ordinary vertical windows and in recent years have soared in popularity for use in conservatory roofs – mainly thanks to the Perfect Fit system (see below) which requires no drilling or screws into the UPVC. All of our pleated blinds are made using equi-pleat or pleat equalisation components that maintain the shape of the folded pleats, preventing them from flattening out over time and bunching up at the bottom like some inferior systems do. We offer a wide choice of colours and patterns in both translucent and blackout fabrics for excellent light control, with varying energy efficient and UV properties to keep you cooler in summer and warmer in winter. We also offer cellular (sometimes known as honeycomb or Duette) fabric which provides further insulation and the added benefit of concealing all operating cords and holes in the fabric which they run thorough. Pleated roof and side blinds can be made into shapes for awkward or difficult windows and also have the option for motorisation.

Page last updated on 04/03/15

Standard Pleated Blinds

Standard Pleated Blinds

Standard pleated blinds can be operated via a cord lock mechanism, continuous chain or motorised. They can be free hanging or have guide wires installed to keep the fabric more rigid and less mobile if installed on doors or opening windows. Cord tensioned versions whereby you move the blind directly by hand are another common option. These tension cords also act like a guide wire for the blind, again providing more stability to the fabric. Available in both pleated and cellular fabrics.

 

SmartCord Pleated Blinds

SmartCord Pleated Blinds

SmartCord pleated blinds use a revolutionary and patented cord mechanism to raise and lower the blind. It features a retractable pull cord that maintains a constant cord length whether the blind is fully up or down. There are no more long dangling cords to detract from the appearance of the blind and is a much more child friendly option than conventional pull cords. Available in both pleated and cellular fabrics.

SmartRise Pleated Blinds

SmartRise Pleated Blinds

SmartRise pleated blinds are completely cordless and ultimate in child safety. This cordless push up and pull down system raises and lowers the product with the touch of a finger. Its proprietary design holds the shades securely in any position. SmartRise reduces potential safety hazards, offers more user comfort and a beautifully streamlined appearance. Available in both pleated and cellular fabrics.

Intu Pleated Blinds

Intu Pleated Blinds

The Intu pleated blind system is similar to Perfect Fit in that no drilling or screws are required. Ideal for conservatories, glazed doors and tilt and turn windows, Intu blinds fit neatly and unobtrusively into the window bead using a patented bracket system so you can operate your window or door handles with ease. Slimline channels are installed down the sides of the blind, reducing light gaps and giving exceptional control of solar heat and light. Intu blinds are cord tensioned – you open and close the blind by raising and lowering the bottom rail by hand. This neat and simple system eliminates unnecessary free-hanging cord loops for improved safety and appearance. Available in both pleated and cellular fabrics and in Multizone or Duel Fabric configurations (see further down page). Intu blinds are also available in Roller or Venetian blind versions. Click here or on the picture above for further information on the Intu system.

 

Perfect Fit Pleated Side Blinds

Perfect Fit Pleated Side Blinds

Perfect Fit is a unique system that allows the installation of blinds to UPVC windows without any drilling or use of screws. Due to its’ unique construction, Perfect Fit becomes part of the window – unobtrusive and leaving window sills clutter free. The blind fits neatly into a stylish frame, which then snap-fits into the window using brackets held in place using the window bead. The blind moves together with the windows and doors when they are opened and closed giving you the perfect combination of shade and ventilation. Reduced gaps at the edge of the blinds increases your privacy, and when used in conjunction with one of our energy efficient fabrics will provide beneficial insulation in the winter and heat resistance in summer. Available in both pleated and cellular fabrics and in Multizone or Duel Fabric configurations (see further down page). Also available as Roller  or Venetian Perfect Fit blinds. Click here for further information on the Perfect Fit system.

Perfect Fit Pleated Roof Blinds

Perfect Fit Pleated Roof Blinds

Perfect Fit roof blinds work on a similar principle albeit slightly different design to Perfect Fit side blinds. A pleated blind is pre-built into a frame which snap-fits into the window using brackets held in place by the window bead itself. No holes are drilled and no screws used – everything is self contained within the frame of the blind thereby doing no damage to the UPVC. Standard operation is manual, either by telescopic wand or by hand if reachable, but motorisation by remote control is an option. Available in either pleated or cellular fabric, Perfect Fit roof blinds can be made in a variety of shapes to suit most styles of conservatory roof. Not all companies will offer Perfect Fit roof blinds as not all are comfortable with the measuring and fitting of them, but at Othello Blinds we favour them over any other product. This is easily the neatest and best  solution on the market. Click here for further information on the Perfect Fit system.

Standard Pleated Roof Blinds

Standard Pleated Roof Blinds

Standard pleated blinds are a much more economical option than Perfect Fit blinds, but install like a conventional blind whereby holes are drilled and brackets are screwed into the frame of the conservatory or roof light. They operate in exactly the same way – either by telescopic wand, hand or electric and are available in the same choice of fabrics.

Velux & Rooflight Pleated Blinds

Velux & Rooflight Pleated Blinds

We offer rooflight blinds for the main three manufactures of roof light windows –  Velux, Keylite and Fakro. The blind is fixed in a compact aluminium headbox with side channels that guide the fabric as the blind is operated.  The cord tensioning of the bottom bar allows the blind to be set to any position in the window frame. Operation is by hand or extendable operating wand. Electric and solar power options are also available. Simple and stylish, roof light blinds provide privacy and diffuse sunlight. Blackout options are available. Rooflight blinds can be either pleated or cellular fabrics and in Multizone or Dual Fabric configurations (see further down page). Bespoke roof light blinds are an option for non standard or non branded windows.

Electric Pleated Blinds

Electric Pleated Blinds

Most of our pleated blind range can be motorised using a low voltage system. Motorised blinds bring the added flexibility of offering the perfect solution to window areas that are not easily accessible. Whether that be due an awkwardly located window or the physical capacity to operate a standard blind with ease. We have installed electric pleated blinds in various domestic and commercial settings from carehomes, offices and conservatories. The same choice of fabrics as our standard pleated blinds are available –  but with the blind controls at the touch of a button. This option is a stylish solution for a wider range of window applications.

Shaped Pleated Blinds

Shaped Pleated Blinds

Pleated blinds are not just for squares! They can be made into shapes and fans – whereby the fabric is either cut to the shape of the window or “fanned” out to accommodate the shape required. These can be ideal for awkward to shade shaped windows in conservatories as pictured above.

Multizone Pleated Blinds

Multizone Pleated Blinds

A multizone pleated blind allows for the fabric to be moved up and down from both top and bottom, giving the user optimum control over the light and shade provided. The blind can be fully opened and closed as normal, but with the added ability to be positioned anywhere in the window you may desire – leaving your view unobscured both above and below the blind.

Dual Fabric Pleated Blinds

Dual Fabric Pleated Blinds

A dual fabric pleated blind has two different fabrics within the one blind. These could be two different colours, fabrics with different solar protective properties or most commonly one blackout and the other translucent. This last example is usually used as a sort of night and day option. During the day fold the blackout fabric away and use the translucent section to provide shade but still allow light. At night, when you want to block all outside light, fold the translucent fabric away and extend fully the blackout section.

Pleated or Celluar

Pleated or Celluar

Pleated fabric is a single layered piece of fabric with folds permantely creased into it – normally at 20mm or 25mm spacing. It is the conventional and more economical pleated blind option at purchase. Cellular fabric (sometimes known as honeycomb or Duette) is more expensive but does offer further economical benefits. The two layer “celled” fabric traps air between the two, offering better insulation against both heat ingress during the summer and heat loss during the winter. It also has the added benefit of hiding the cords of the blinds within the two layers, providing a more aesthetically pleasing finish.

Eclipse Fabric Range

Eclipse Fabric Range

Click the above logo to see the range of Eclipse fabrics we use with our standard pleated blinds. This will open a new window to our suppliers website. Please be patient as this page can take a few moments to load.

Louvolite Fabric Range

Louvolite Fabric Range

Click the above logo to see the range of Eclipse fabrics we use with our standard pleated blinds. This will open a new window to our suppliers website. Be sure to click the “Pleated Blind” option under “Product Filter” to see the relevant choices.

What our customers say:

Thank you to Othello Blinds for their excellent work. My new blinds look stunning and the whole process from start to finish was made really simple thanks to their team. We really could not be happier with how our new blinds work!

We have had our blinds now for a little less than a week and have already received numerous compliments on them. They look so beautiful and match the room perfectly. Thank you all for your hard work and extra care, I am very happy.

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