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Block the light – not the view!

Many of my customers have some awe inspiring views across Torbay, and the surrounding areas of South Devon. A common question I get asked is “will these blinds not spoil my view?”.

This picture showing a great peep of Torquay harbour gives a perfect example and how fitting vertical blinds doesn’t have to spoil your beautiful view. You can turn to any angle to filter or block the sun. Or simply tilt at just the right angle to maintain privacy, but still be able to enjoy the view.

Dave Musgrove

New embroidered clothing

Today I have received my new branded clothing which consists of jumpers, polo shirts, shirts, ties and a coat.

I would like to give a big shout out to Ace Printwear for the supply and embroidery.

I look forward to seeing you all in the new year and would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy new year.

Dave Musgrove
Dave Musgrove

Plastic venetian advice

Thinking about saving money by investing in some of the cheap “plastic” venetian blinds on the market?

These blinds can be purchased for anything between £10 & £25. However, proper venetian blinds have steel top & bottom rails, and aluminium slats.

The “plastic” versions are all plastic, including the headrails. I have often been called out to repair a blind and got there to find a “plastic” venetian, where the headrail has snapped under the strain of the blind. Unfortunately there is no repair. These “plastic” blinds also do not like the sun. “Plastic” venetian blinds that gets regular exposure to the sun will warp & buckle within just a few short months. So be warned, “plastic” venetian blinds are a false economy, and now you know why!

Velux, Fakro & Skylight blinds

Velux, Fakro & Skylight blinds.

Here at Dave Musgrove Blinds I supply & fit blinds for all types of Skylight windows. We have Velux & Fakro blinds as well as our own version of the same thing, which are a little less expensive than the originals.

These blinds are available as Rollers, Venetian & Pleated with various levels of light filtration, all the way to blackout.

Perfect Fit Blinds

Perfect Fit Blinds are a great solution where space is at a premium and you have uPVC windows or doors.

The perfect fit system requires no drilling or screws. The specially designed brackets simply slot into the beading of a uPVC window or door, then the frame, complete with blind, simply slots into the brackets.

The frame blends into the frame of the window or door and to suit various window colours comes in white, silver, brown, golden oak and mahogany.

Perfect Fit are available as Pleated, Roller, 25mm Venetian and 25mm Wooden venetian Blinds. The accompanying photo is of two Perfect Fit Pleated Blinds, recently fitted in Paignton.

Senses Roller Blinds

Here is a picture of 1 of 7 Senses roller blinds, fitted for a customer in Bovey Tracey.

Senses roller blinds come in an enclosed cassette, with an aluminium fascia in white, black, bronze, brown, cream or silver. Alternatively, the fascia can be covered in either a matching, or contrasting fabric.

The main feature of the Senses roller blind is the slow rise spring system. This system, which is fully adjustable for speed and tension, allows you to pull down and lock the blind in position and then release it and it slowly rises on it’s own.

Also the Senses system is the only roller blind system to fully address concerns over safety. Young children can be in danger of strangulation from pull cords, chains and bead cords. This chain & cord free system tackles this worrying problem.

My new van

My new van

Sign written van
Sign written van
Sign written van
Sign written van
Sign written van
Sign written van

Sign written van
Sign written van
I have today had my new sign written vehicle delivered to me. I am very happy with the outcome, it’s hard to miss me now!

I have had both the sides and the back of the vehicle sign written to give maximum visibility. This has been on my list of to do’s for a while and now my van matches my brand.

Keep an eye out for me around Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and the surrounding areas.

If you would like a quote regarding any of my blinds, please fill in the form below.

Venetian Blinds Information

Wooden Venetian blinds have grown in popularity over the last 10 years. Venetian blinds were first patented in this country in 1769 and 1841 in the USA. Back then all were made of wood, but over the years, with the advent of aluminium, slats were made of this new alloy, enabling them to be thinner & lighter.

In recent times there has been a move back to the classic design of the Wooden Venetian blind. My Wooden Venetian blinds come in a wide range of wood colours as well as designer colourways. I also supply & fit Faux Wooden Venetian blinds, made of uPVC. These look almost identical to their wooden counterparts, but have the advantage of being more suitable for kitchens & bathrooms. Wooden Venetian blinds come in 3 slat widths, 25mm, 35mm & 50mm. The attached photo is of a white 50mm Wooden Venetian blind, recently fitted in Teignmouth.

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.

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