Category Archives: Blog

Meet the fleet

As you may have heard or seen, our fleet recently grew from one to two – as did the team!

Our marketing guys took some photos recently and this one caught our eye as we thought it showed off the new ‘fleet’ nicely!

 

Problems with Tilt’n’Turn windows

A recent job, at Kilmorie in Torquay, brought up a common problem with tilt’n’turn windows.  No blind could be fitted to the window, as when opening it would be squeezed against the wall.

Fortunately, in this case, there was enough room to fit a wood Venetian above the window and clear the window when raised.  It also gave a nice finish to this refurbished bathroom.

If you would like a quote, or just some advice, then give me a call or fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Makeover for Paignton Salon

Blinds do have a lifespan and the old 25mm Venetians, in this salon were showing severe signs of wear and tear.

The shop front was transformed with some lovely Wood Venetians in traditional oak.  Happy customer and a new look for her business.  If you would like a quote then give me a call or fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

One becomes two

As you may have seen on my social media recently I have welcomed my son, Nick on board.

Nick has worked with me on and off over the years but since his return from New Zealand this year has become a full time partner.

I’m very pleased to have Nick on board and hugely looking forward to seeing what we can create for the future.

We also recently grew our fleet.
Nick now has a sign written van. It looks very similar to mine although it is a larger van so if you see me driving around in Torquay, Teignbridge or The South Hams – take a second glance it may just be my son, Nick!

 

Conservatory Facelift

A recent job in Shiphay, Torquay, saw some tired old verticals removed and replaced with roller blinds in a strong grey, which brought the room into the 21st century with style…

You can see the result in the pictures below.

If you would like a quote for your conservatory then give me a call, or fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Large Expanse Of Wood

Some jobs test my skills and those of my manufacturers to be spot on…

This job, in Torquay, required 2 large and one small Wood Venetians to be perfectly lined up across the 2 windows and door.

As you can see, when pictured from the other side of the room, it’s hard to tell it’s not just one very big blind.

If you would like a quote, or just some advice, then give me a call or fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Hardware To Match Modern Trends

There is growing number of windows and doors popping up now in the current popular colour of anthracite.

To go along with this the Blind trade has moved with the times.  These Perfect Fit Pleated Blinds in grey, come complete with anthracite frames, matching perfectly with the window frames of this new conservatory in Watcombe Park, Torquay.

If you would like a quote, or just some advice, then give me a call, or fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

 

 

Ladder Tapes Or Strings

When choosing Wood Venetian Blinds, one decision to be made isa whether to have ladder strings or tapes.  Both look good.

The main difference, for me, is that the tapes give the Blind more of a look of a shutter, but at a fraction of the cost.

They also allow more light into a room than shutters.

If you would like a quote, or just some advice, then give me a call, or fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Blackout Or Not?

A recent job in Paignton involved 2 bay windows.  One was the lounge and the other the main bedroom.  The customer wanted the same colour in both, but blackout in the bedroom.

No problem, palette fabric in the lounge and a banlight matching fabric in the bedroom.  Whatever you need I can usually find a solution.

So if you want a quote, or just some advice,  give me a call or fill out the form and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Bay Window Options

After much consideration of the alternatives, this Paignton customer decided to got for 3 25mm Venetian Blinds to cover her 5 bay bedroom window.

The reason for the 2 side Blinds each covering 2 windows was at the customers request.  The reason being it gave less spaces between Blinds, as she is a Night Nurse and sleeps during the day.  The decision making was a long process, but the result was right as I have another happy and satisfied customer.

If you would like a quote give me a call, or fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you within 24 hours.