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Roman Blinds

Roman Blinds offer an alternative to either curtains or traditional blinds. They can be fitted outside a window, with a blind inside. Alternatively they can be fitted inside the window recess with curtains outside, or they can be the only form of shading at a window.

All of my Roman Blinds are supplied and fitted on the latest hardware, with a simple side chain operation, doing away with the previous method (a method still used on cheaper Roman Blinds) of clumsy cords and cleats.

My Roman Blinds come with all current child safety features as standard. The attached photo is of a beautiful Roman Blind fitted in a re furbished bathroom in Newton Abbot.

Child safety blinds

Child safety regarding vertical blinds

For those worried about child safety regarding cords and chains on blinds, here is a photo of the approved fitting for our Vertical Blinds. Both the cord and chain are secured within the device and fitted at a minimum height of 1.5m from floor level, as required by the current legislation.

This device was one of many fitted at a property in Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot, South Devon. If you’re worried about existing blinds you had fitted prior to the new laws, whether I fitted them or not, I will be only too happy to supply and fit child safety devices for a small charge.

If you would like a quote or any advice regarding blinds, please feel free to visit my website or give me a call! Please bear in mind I take on commercial work as well as private.

01803 616613
07748 643628

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1000 followers

Today I have hit 1000 followers on Twitter. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has connected to me so far, who knew blinds would be so popular on social media!

You can find me on Twitter at twitter.com/dmusgroveblinds
You can find me on Facebook at facebook.com/davemusgroveblinds

If you would like a quote or any advice regarding blinds, please feel free to visit my website or give me a call! Please bear in mind I take on commercial work as well as private.

01803 616613
07748 643628

Look out for my temporary car!

Here are my wheels for the next couple of days, while the work vehicle is in the garage. Amazing what you can fit in such a small Ka(car) with the back seats down. I have fitted 13 venetian blinds and a large roller blind today in Torquay and had all my tools and ladders in there as well.

It takes more than a few car problems to stop Dave Musgrove Blinds getting the job done.

If you would like a quote or any advice regarding blinds, please feel free to visit my website or give me a call! Please bear in mind I take on commercial work as well as private.

01803 616613
07748 643628

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Where it all began

I thought I would take the time to explain to you how the business of Dave Musgrove Blinds came to be! After working for about 18 months for a blind company, in Paignton, that company was about to be closed down. So I took the plunge and set out on my own as D J Blinds, as you can see from the attached photo of my first vehicle.

That was back in June 1988. Now, here I am, 26 years later, with the only difference the recent re branding as Dave Musgrove Blinds, with new web site, logo, paperwork etc.

I have never thought of expanding to take on staff, as I like the constant interaction with customers and the variety of doing all parts of the job to my own high standards.

If you would like a quote or any advice regarding blinds, please feel free to visit my website or give me a call! Please bear in mind I take on commercial work as well as private.

01803 616613
07748 643628

www.facebook.com/davemusgroveblinds
www.twitter.com/dmusgroveblinds

Curtain tracks and blinds in schools

I recently spent a day fitting curtain tracks & vertical blinds, at Trinity School, in Teignmouth. I fitted Swish Deluxe plastic tracks to the new accommodation block as well as supplying all the heavy duty metal hooks and fitting the actual curtains, supplied by the school. I also fitted some lovely vertical blinds in navy blue.

If you would like a quote or any advice regarding blinds, please feel free to visit my website or give me a call! Please bear in mind I take on commercial work as well as private.

01803 616613
07748 643628

www.facebook.com/davemusgroveblinds
www.twitter.com/dmusgroveblinds

Child safety blinds

Child Safety

Child safety is always a concern for parents.  Well, due to new laws, which came into force in April this year, you no longer have to worry about the safety of your blinds.   All blinds now have to be fitted with an approved safety device to secure chains & cords out of the reach of small children. 

All of my blinds now come with these devices as standard.  However, if you are concerned about your existing blinds, give me a call and I can arrange to come and fit one of these new devices to all your existing blinds.  The cost will be small, particularly for the peace of mind it will bring to your you, your home and family.

If you would like a quote or any advice regarding blinds, please feel free to give me a call or email.

info@davemisgroveblinds.co.uk
01803 616613
07748 643628

Dave Musgrove Blinds responsive website mock up.

Brand new website

After a few different attempts with a few of different companies, I am happy to be able to present you with my new brand and website..

This is something I have been eager to finalise for quite a while now, I have used some larger companies in the past but I have now settled on a new, local marketing company. So far, they’re going a great job!

Being a sole trader means that the whole service you receive as a customer is directly from me. This is why we decided to build that concept into the whole brand via the illustrated version of myself.

We chose a colour scheme that is bright and ‘friendly’, this is to help establish a feel of my local service in which I build a great rapport with my customers.

Looking forward, the website will continue to develop and grow, this will include a blog and further content in and around the site.

I am always open for business where I fit a wide range of blinds bespoke to your needs. Please feel free to fill out the contact form or give me a call on 07748 643628 if you would like to discuss blinds in the Torbay, Teignbridge or South Hams regions of South Devon.