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Stunning Scenery On Our Doorstep!

We’re very lucky down here in the South West.  We have some of the best scenery in the British Isles, as seen in these two pictures from our recent short break in Cornwall.

The main shot is of Honeywell Bay, which some may recognise from the TV series Poldark.  We also go on many scenic dog walks in our own area of Torquay, Paignton & Brixham.  If you live in the Torbay area and want a quote for Blinds, please fill in the form on this page and we will get back to you.

“Perfect Fit” – Ventians or Pleated?

Perfect Fit Blinds come in both Venetian and Pleated styles.

Perfect Fit Blinds fit neatly against the glass of your UPVC windows and doors, taking up no sill room and giving a neat finish to the window or door.

When the blinds are raised the Perfect Fit frame almost appears to be a part of the window or door.

If you would like some information, or a quote, on Perfect Fit Blinds, then give us a call, or fill out the form on this page and we will get back to you.

Dog Walking In Devon

Having two Border Terriers means we spend a lot of our spare time walking.  It’s always nice to go to different places and this picture is of our recent visit to Parke, in Bovey Tracey, only a 20 minute drive from Torquay.  It’s a lovely walk combing the woods by the river as well as the upper part, which is where the old railway line used to go.

The picture, here, is of part of the old railway route.  It’s nice to get away from the phone for a few hours and relax.

However, if you would like a quote for Blinds please fill out the form on  this page and we will get back to you.

Autumn Visitors

In Torbay we often get cruise ships popping in for the day.  This one was mid October though, a bit later than usual.  However, what a stunning day it was.  Hopefully those on board had a good trip ashore and filled the tills of businesses in Torquay, Paignton & Brixham.

Not here long enough to buy blinds, but if you would like some Blinds, or a quote, fill out the form on this page and we will get back to you.

Ladder Tapes Or Strings

Wooden Venetian Blinds have become very popular over recent years. However, there are decisions to be made when making your choice. Firstly, do you want it to look like wood, with many wood grains available or maybe to look a bit like a shutter, where white is the popular choice.

Then there is the choice between ladder tapes and ladder strings.

This is the the support system that the slats sit on and are tilted by. Strings are discreet and subtle, while some prefer the tapes as they give the blind more of the look of a shutter. Either way the choice is yours. If you would like a quote on Wooden Venetian Blinds give us a call or fill out the form on this page and we will call you back.

 

Mid-week trip to North Devon

Nick and I usually play golf on a Wednesday morning.  It helps break the week up and keep us fresh for work.  Recently we moved it to late afternoon for a trip to Royal North Devon Golf Club, at Westward Ho!

One for the beautiful scenery and secondly because we both had up coming big competitions there.

Both county events, Nicks for normal men and mine for the more senior golfers.  Then it was back down the Link Road and ready for work the next day.

If you would like a quote for Blinds, give us a call or fill out the form on this page and we will call you back.

Shaped Windows / Gable Ends

Architects seem to have a thing these days for putting shaped windows into their designs.

All very well and often stunning looking. However,  you’re probably thinking “can I put blinds at that  window?”.  Well, the answer is yes.  Blinds of most types can be made in various shapes and sizes, to suit all situations.

So if you have a strange shaped window and want some advice on how you could shade it, give us a call or fill out the form on this page and we will call you back.

Quote On A Boat

Well there’s something I’ve not done before…

Recently got a call for a quote in Torquay.  When I asked for the address I was told a boat in the inner harbour.  Oh well, why not?

Anyway I came away with a quote for some tensioned Venetian and pleated blinds.

I’ll need to fit on a calm day, I’m not the best on water!

If you would like a quote for Blinds, give us a call or fill out the form on this page and we will get back to you.