FAQ’s

How do I measure my window for window blinds?

We always recommend that you contact Universal Blinds to come out and measure your window for you. Our window furnishings are made to measure so it’s important that the correct measurements are recorded, down to the last millimetre.

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I have very large windows in my new kitchen/family room, do you have blinds to suit this?

Vertical blinds are an excellent choice for very wide patio doors/windows since they can be made up to 5 metres wide. If you’re considering a more contemporary feel, then panel blinds can create a really stylish effect with their multiple, stylish fabric panels.

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Can fitting window blinds really conserve energy?

Yes, absolutely. Independent tests confirm that you can save up to 16% of your household energy bills by fitting energy efficient window blinds in your home. Perfect Fit roller and Perfect Fit cellular blinds come out top of the list with fabrics such as Chenille, Shot Silk, Montana, Organza ESP and Nova cellular being the most efficient.

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My conservatory gets too hot in summer, what do you recommend?

Perfect Fit pleated blinds in the roof and sides of your conservatory will reduce heat build up in summer and also keep it warmer in winter. Perfect Fit can be installed quickly and easily because it’s clipped into place without drilling or screwing any holes. Choose an SPC fabric such as Inspirations SPC that will reflect more light away from the conservatory. You could also fit pleated blinds in the roof and roller blinds in the sides in matching fabrics.

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What window blinds are suitable for a bathroom or kitchen?

For your kitchen we would suggest a moisture resistant fabric such as Carnival. Carnival is also an anti-microbial material that has obvious benefits in an area where food is prepared. Carnival is available in 36 sensational colours as roller, vertical, roman and pleated blinds. For the bathroom, Ex-Lite would be ideal. Available in ten popular colours, this is a plain, PVC fabric that repels moisture so is a good choice for both kitchens and bathrooms. If you want to be a little more daring then the bold design of Bloom will brighten up your bathroom and it has the same moisture repellent properties of Ex-Lite.

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What type of blind should I use in my child’s bedroom?

We would recommend a blackout roller blind. This will keep out most of the light and aid sleep – especially beneficial during the long summer daylight hours. For your child’s safety and your own peace of mind, we would suggest a spring operated blind that has no cords attached. It is also important to ensure that cots and beds are located away from bedroom windows.

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