Blockout and Sunscreen Roller Blinds

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The popularity of roller blinds has soared in recent years due to their minimalistic and functional qualities.  

They are excellent in service areas such as kitchens and bathrooms due to the ease with which they can be cleaned.  

Unobtrusive in appearance, roller blinds are popular as an attractive and economic window covering to provide privacy and light control.

Blockout blinds can be used on their own or fitted behind sheer curtains to provide night-time privacy. They can also be teamed up with sunscreen blinds and fitted into the same window using a double bracket system to give complete day and night privacy. 

Sunscreen and sheer roller blinds can be paired with curtains or roman blinds for a complete window treatment combination.

Operation is either by a chain mechanism or motorisation – eliminating the need for chains.

Maximum blind width is 3000mm. For wider windows and doors, multiple blinds can be butted next to each other. See measuring guide below for more details.

Measure and get a quote for your roller blinds using the easy-to-follow guide below.


Download a Quote Request Form for Roller Blinds (either excel or pdf). This handy worksheet has been created to make it easy for you to fill in as you progress through the steps below. Save it on your device or print it out.

When you've finished simply save, scan or take an image of it and attach it, or transfer the information on it, when you request a quote below.

Step 1. Give your window/s a name/ID for future reference.

Step 2. Decide whether you need sunscreen/sheer, light filtering or blockout fabric then choose your fabric from the options below.

Sunscreen & Sheer Fabrics

Sunscreen and sheer fabrics give daytime privacy while still allowing you to enjoy your view to the outside. Sunscreen fabrics have the added advantage of reducing the amount of UV entering a room, helping to protect your flooring and furnishings from fading and sun damage.

When used solely at night these fabrics don't offer privacy. 

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Light Filtering/Translucent Fabrics

These fabrics are an in-between solution. You can't see through them but they allow a soft filtered light to enter the room. Perfect for areas where full light blockout is not required but you need more night-time privacy than a sheer or sunscreen fabric offers.

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Blockout Fabrics

These fabrics totally block light from entering through the fabric. However, roller blinds always have gaps around the outside edges so light will enter a room through these. 

Excellent for night-time privacy - eg in bedrooms.

Some have a white backing and some have a backing which is colour co-ordinated to the front of the fabric so you can achieve a streamlined look from the exterior.

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Step 3. Choose your operating system

Chain-driven

Motorised (battery with remote control)

More detailed information will be given on the quote according to the size of your blind/s.

Step 4.

Download this measuring guide and measure your windows

If you're in a hurry, once you've completed these four steps you can save your completed Quote Form and attach it or use it as a reference when you request a quote below. 

If you have more time and want to carry on designing your blinds you can keep working through steps 5-13 (you'll need to come back and do this anyway if you accept the quote). 

Step 5. Is your blind is to fit on the inside or outside of your window frame. For 'outside fit' make a note of where you have measured from as this will be where you will fit the blind.

Step 6. Do you want your blind front rolled or back rolled?

Front rolled

The fabric rolls off the front of the blind. Most often used inside window frames for a minimalist look and to avoid hitting window/door hardware.

Back rolled

The fabric rolls off the back of the blind. Best option for blinds fitted on or above the window frames to decrease the gap between the fabric and the frame. 

Be aware that if you choose a fabric with a white thermal backing this will show on the rolled part at the top.

Step 7.
Choose your bottom rail colour

White

Off White

Anodised Silver

Sterling

Black

Step 8. Choose your bottom rail style

Fabric

Flat

Step 9. Choose your bracket colour.

     White

     Off White

     Grey

     Black

Step 10. Do you need single or double brackets? You only need double brackets if you are going to add a sunscreen roller blind in the same window - in that case please specify standard or slim double brackets on the form.

Single brackets 

 48mm wide x 60mm high

Will fit inside most window frames. 

Standard double brackets 

100mm wide x 115mm high

Will need a window reveal to be at least 100mm deep to fit within it otherwise brackets will protrude into the room. 

Slim double brackets

80mm wide x 140mm high

Fits within narrower reveals but they hang down lower so not recommended for lower doorways.

Step 11. Choose your sidewinder colour. (for chain-operated blinds only. Sidewinders are the part that houses the chain control (see photo immediately above). For motorised blinds you can skip to the bottom and request a quote.

White

Off White

Grey

Black

Step 12. Choose your chain colour (for chain-operated blinds only). For motorised blinds skip to the end.

White 

Off white 

Grey 

Black 

Metal (nickel plated)

NB. your blind will be made with the optimal chain length. However, if your blind is to be fitted at a difficult-to-reach height and you need the chain to be extra long please specify the chain length you would like in the notes at the bottom of the quote form.

Step 13. Choose which side you'd like the chain or motor end.

Save your completed Quote Form and attach it or use it as a reference when you request a quote below.

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