Buying Guide

Acrylic Bottom ShapesBack to top

Combine our Plain and Simple fabrics with our fabulously different acrylic bottom shapes.  The effect when the light shines through the cutouts is just brilliant! Mix and match whichever acrylic bar you want with whichever blind colour.  Bright, transluscent acrylic bars are inserted into the bottom pocket which is pre-punched.

Aluminium Bottom BarsBack to top

A round Aluminium bottom bar available in four colours

BannersBack to top

Banners are a cool way of making a blind completely distinctive and can be supplied as either roller blinds or roman blinds.  Two narrow strips of the same fabric in a co-ordinating or contrasting colour are sewn down the sides of the blind.  The outer panels make up two equal quarters of the blind with the larger central panel accounting for the other half.  Banners are available in any of the Plain But Not Simple fabrics.

Bottom Bar FinishBack to top

S1 Straight Standard - our standard classical finish with sewn in bottom lath.
S6 Aluminium Bar - a contemporary bottom bar in 4 colourways.  Select from Silver, Black, White and Brown


Bottom FabricBack to top

When measuring for your Half and Half roller blind, we need to establish the measurement for the opaque section of your blind.  This is easy to do - simply give us the measurement from the bottom of the blind to where you would like your sheer panel to start in centimetres.

Bottom upBack to top

Wouldn't it sometimes be a great idea if the roller blind was to go from the bottom upwards instead of from the top downwards?  We think so too; that is why we designed the Bottom Up Blind.  The bottom up blind gives your room privacy but still allows the light to enter.  The blind can be pulled part way or all the way to the top of the widnow for full privacy.

How it Works
A cassette headbox, (55mm/2.25in square), painted white, fixes onto the window sill or can be fixed to the wall outside the recess. Brushes in the headbox prevent dust entering. The cords operating the blind tie off to a cleat. Universal wall or ceiling diverters are supplied and the blinds are simple to fit.  The window can be obscured all the way up or stopped at any position in between.  S1 finish (sewn pocket) or S6 (rounded aluminium bar) only and with blinds in excess of 170cm wide we recommend the S6 rounded aluminium bar.

Bottom Up Headrail ColourBack to top

Known in the industry as the headrail but in reality this is the bottom cassette in which the roller sits when the blind is not raised.  This cassette is available in a painted white or black - the choice is yours.

Chains ColourBack to top

Chrome chain is standard on Eclectics blinds but a choice of Brass, White and Black chain are also available at no additional cost.

Control SideBack to top

Choose on which side of your blind you would like your control mechanism.  Select the left hand side or the right hand side depending on your window.

Detail Bottom BarBack to top

A wooden bottom bar with a dark Wenge stain

Electric OperationBack to top

For the ultimate in luxury finishes what can be more opulent than an electrically operated blind? As well as a luxury item this system is extremely practical for operating blinds fitted in inaccessible places. So both practical and luxurious, what other reasons do you need? For roller blinds we offer three systems: The first option is a wire free option. This system is powered by a lithium battery pack, which runs the 12v DC motor. This means you can fit your electric blinds without the need of a specialist electrician or the mess associated with running new wiring. The second option is a 24v DC low voltage system which comes with a 2.5DC transformer; the motor comes with an integrated radio receiver. This motor is quiet but strong and is suitable for use on blinds up to 8m2. The system also comes with a single channel remote control. The third option is a 240v mains system which wires directly into a wiring loop, fused spur or it can be plugged straight in if fitted with a 3 pin plug. The real benefit of this system is that there are no transformers and the motor is very quiet. The system also comes with a single channel remote control. All the above come with a single channel radio remote control as standard. We also have 5 or 16 channel remote controls available to operate multiple blinds for individual or simultaneous control. We offer low voltage systems for Vertical, Roman and Panel blind systems.

Elite Bottom BarsBack to top

A rectangular Aluminium bottom bar in five stunning finishes

Elite Panel SystemBack to top

Our Elite Panel Blind is a unique free hanging panel blind system with a contemporary architectural look.  The rail is provided with beautifully engineered brackets and hidden sliding profiles.  The panels do not link together on this system like a conventional panel track and are pulled individually to open and close the blind.  An alternative is to select our magnetic panel clips that are attached to each fabric panel for pulling backward and forward.

Elite Pelmet SystemBack to top

The Elite Pelmet profile is made from a minimum of 70% virgin recycled Polystyrene which ensures the profile has a clean and consistent finish.  For an outside recess pelmet (face fix), the top board is a standard 12mm MDF board which is routed to the bespoke pelmet, primed on the inside in white and fitted with a pair of Neodymium Disc Magnets, which then attach to the standard metal L Brackets to ensure easy fitting and removal of your pelmet.  The outside recess pelmet will have 110mm returns on each side.  An inside recess pelmet will be manufactured with top fix brackets and no returns.  the maximum size is 2750mm.  please note that the Elite Pelmet System is only suitable for use with blinds which are face fixed.

Elite Roller SystemsBack to top

Elite Spring Assist Chain. This ingenious system is pulled down in the conventional manner using the chain, however, when you want to raise the blind you pull the chain 5mm and it will raise to the top by itself. The system can be used with white plastic brackets or our Elite Aluminium brackets that are available in Satin Aluminium and Brushed Aluminium. Elite Chain. This is a standard chain operated system but using beautifully engineered and designed aluminium brackets that are available in two finishes: Satin Aluminium and Polished Aluminium. This system is the next level of spring operation. It has the functionality of a standard spring system but with the added features of a decelerator to regulate the speed of the blind's ascent. It is possible to stop the blind in any position due to its unique cam stop design. The system also allows you to set a predetermined stop position allowing the blind to stop at the same height on each operation. The system can be used with white plastic brackets or our Elite Aluminium brackets that are available in Satin Aluminium and Polished Aluminium.

Elite Wood Venetian blindsBack to top

The ultimate in wooden venetians, each slat is cut and punched to order then painted and finished by hand afterwards. This ensures the punch holes and the ends are completely covered. Each blind is supplied with a wooden valance and is suitable to be fitted inside or outside the window recess. The slats are available in three different sizes, 50mm, 70mm and 70mm stepped. 70mm stepped is a slat with the routed step design across the width of the slat. The three slat sizes are available in 13 colours in both a Matt and High Gloss finish. The timber used for the blinds is Abachi wood which is an African hard wood that is from a sustainable source.

Fabric StyleBack to top

You can opt to co-oridnate or contrast the fabric covering your Senses Fascia.

Fascia ColourBack to top

The Senses Fascia System is available in a white, silver or, for extra co-ordination, a fabric covered option.

FixingBack to top

Top Fix brackets enable you to fix your blind to the ceiling or the top of the window recess or lintel.  Face Fix brackets are used to fix to the window frame or to the wall outside the window recess.

General InformationBack to top

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Half and half roller blindsBack to top

An ingenious roller blind consisting of a panel of opaque fabric at the base of the blind to provide privacy and white mesh at the top, allowing the light to stream through.  ½ and ½ blind is a misnomer really as we can supply the top and bottom in any proportion.

LiningsBack to top

Lined - as standard our roller blinds come with a cream or a white lining.
Blackout lining - this is availabel at an additional cost.
Unlined - if you would prefer that your blind is not lined then please select this option.
Interlined - for a more luxurious feel, we can interline your roman blind which also helps with the insulation of a room.

MarginsBack to top

Our unique design feature, Margins, is available in two ways; a single margin is available on the left or the right hand side of the blind or for a more symmetrical look you can have a pair of margins.  Margins are available as roller blinds and roman blinds in all of our Plain But Not Simple fabrics.  The proportions for a Single Margin are 10%, 20% and 70%.  The Pair of Margin proportions are 10%, 20%, 40%, 20% and 10%.

MeasuringBack to top

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Motor SideBack to top

Select whether you would like the motor to the left or the right hand side of your blind

Motor TypeBack to top

Senses Wire Free Battery - if you have opted for the ultra modern and sleek Senses Fascia System you may also want to delve further in to luxury and have your blind built with a wire free battery operation.  The ultimate in luxury, this wire free option is powered by a lithium battery pack, which runs the 12v DC motor. This measn that you can fit your blinds without the nedd of a specialist electrician or having to run any new wiring.
Low Voltage - this 24v DC low voltage system comes with a 2.5DC transformer; the motor comes with an integrated radio receiver.  This motor is quiet but strong and suitable for use on blinds up to 8 metres square.  The system also comes with a single channel remote control.
Mains - the 240v mains system option wires directly into a wiring loop, fused spur or it can be plugged straight in if fitted with a 3 pin plug.  the real benefit of this system is that there are no transformers and the motor is very quiet.  the system also comes with a single channel remote control.
Wire Free Battery - the wire free option is powered by a lithium battery pack, which runs the 12v DC motor. This measn that you can fit your blinds without the nedd of a specialist electrician or having to run any new wiring.
Single channel radio remote controls come as standard with these blinds but we do have 5 or 16 channel options availabel to enable operation of multiple blinds for individual or simultaneous control.

OperationBack to top

Chain - our high quality chain operated blind is supplied as standard with a chrome chain.
Spring - the spring roller blind is a chain free option, which makes it a child safe option.  A spring roller is available at no extra cost to the chain operated blind unless you select a non-standard pull.
Senses Fascia - we are extremely pleased to be able to offer a new high quality fascia system made from extruded Aluminium.  This fully integrated system is available in white, silver or fabric covered and the pelmet has a rounded soft appearance.  The system has two options; a standard chain operation or a 'slow rise' spring option which also has an integrated height adjuster so the blind can be stopped at the same position each time.  The Senses Fascia system with spring operation is an additional cost to the standard chain operated system.
Electric - for the ultimate in luxury finishes what can be more opulent than an electrically operated blind?  As well as a luxury item this system is extremely practical for operating blinds fitted in inaccessible places.  It is also a completely child safe option as there are no cords or chains.  There are several options available here; wire free, low voltage, mains voltage and a Senses wire free battery option.
Elite - these new roller systems are the pinnacle of roller blind engineering.  We offer three different options within the Elite roller systems; Elite Chain, Elite Spring Assist Chain and Elite Spring Roller.

PullBack to top

Our normal head rail is chain operated so no pull is needed unless you would particularly like to add it to your blind for decoration.  If you select a spring roller however, a wooden acorn is supplied as standard at no extra cost.  Should you wish to select an alternative pull there are a range of chargeable options available.

Roll OptionBack to top

As standard roller blinds are produced with the fabric coming off the back of the barrel.  If you wish to have the blind manufactured with the fabric coming off the front of the barrel, then please request Reverse Roll.

Roller blindsBack to top

Roller blinds are simple, yet functional, and can give your window an individual look.  Our Eclectics range has been designed to bring you fun ideas, cool designers, new finishes, new detail, excitement, innovation and clever twists.

Our reliable roller blind system has a standard silver chain and the white wall or ceiling fix brackets have smart white end covers.

Chain-operated systems provide ease of operation and reliability but we can, if required, supply spring-operated systems. Spring rollers are not however recommended for blinds in heavy fabrics, notably canvas or hessian. A roller blind chain can be fitted either side of your blind - you just need to specify which side when building your blind.  Although a silver chain is standard with roller blinds we can offer brass, white plastic or black plastic at no extra charge.  We can also supply Velux roller blinds for the majority of fabrics.

Roman Blind OperationBack to top

Chain - this geared system makes opening and closing the blind easier which is ideal for larger blinds or heavier fabrics.  
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Electric - the electrically operated roman blind system is available with a 12v DC motor that is situated wihin the headrail and is available to the left or right hand side.  This system is powered by a low voltage transformer and is supplied with a single channel radio remote control as standard.

Roman BlindsBack to top

Our make-up method incorporates rods to help the blind rise and fall in neat folds. The fabrics attach to the headrail by Velcro® for easy dry cleaning and with the cord-lock you can halt the blind at any position. A chain operation is also available: its geared system makes raising the blind easier, ideal for larger and heavier fabrics (surcharge – see price list). Roman blinds can be unlined, lined with a traditional lining material or blackout lining. All our lined Roman blinds have hand sewn top and bottoms and are tack stitched along the fold to ensure that no stitching is visible from the front of the blind. This creates a truly hand sewn look

S20 Bottom ShapeBack to top

Square cut out with aluminium rod

Senses Fascia SystemBack to top

The "Senses Fascia System" is a new development which adds style and control to your blind. The system is available with a chain operation or a spring operation. The spring system incorporates a slow rise function with a white aluminium or silver aluminium fascia as standard or, for extra co-ordination, we can fabric wrap the fascia so it will match perfectly to your roller blind. The system has an adjustable speed function (you can set the blind to raise slowly or faster) as well as stop variants to give you perfect control (you can set the blind to stop at the exact same point every time). The spring system is also ideal for children’s rooms since it is completely cord and chain free. Young children can be in danger of strangulation from the loops of a pull chain and bead cord, because our system is cord and chain free it tackles this problem head on. There is a choice of six end cap colours available.

Sliding panelBack to top

Our stunning sliding panel window treatment could also double as a room divider.  The width of each panel is roughly 65cm (2ft 2in) but will depend upon the exact width of the window or room (exact size will be confirmed to you once your order has been received).  The panels slide back behind each other when opening and each panel picks up the next when closing.  The system can stack to the left or the right or split as a pair.  In ecah case the rear panel is pulled by either a draw rod, cord or electric motor.  The top channel is in white or silver aluminium.  The top of the fabric has Velcro sewn along it and presses onto special Velcro carriers in the channel.  There is a metal weight in the bottom pocket so the panels are very easy to remove when required.  Ideally they should be fixed to the ceiling but we can supply wall fix brackets at an additional cost.

Standard Bottom BarBack to top

A sewn in bottom pocket with solid PVC bar inserted.  With sheer fabrics this will be a clear version so your blind remains as sheer as possible.

TrimsBack to top

Coordinate and contrast!  Our decorative trims are immensely popular for both roller blinds and roman blinds.  You can take any of our laminated fabrics and trim with another laminated fabric, either from the same range or alternatively choose a laminated fabric from another range to contrast.  The trim is 8cm deep.  please see if a fabric is laminated in the individual description of each fabric.

Vertical BlindsBack to top

Our vertical blinds are offered in three sizes of louvre; 89mm (3.5 inches), 127mm (5 inches) and 250mm (10 inches) on a smart silver or white headrail.  The blind operation is dual control as standard but a mono control is available at an extra charge.  Vertical blinds are one of the most practical blind types for precise control of the sun and light as well as for privacy.  The headrail may be face fixed to the wall or top fixed to the ceiling and the louvres can stack to the left, the right, or split as a pair.