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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.

How I Start My Day

I am always wide awake and ready for work after my early morning walks with my two Border Terriers; Jordy and Ralph.

It’s a great way to start the day, especially on sunny mornings, like the one in the photo here.

Then I’m all ready to serve you, the customer, so if you would like a quote, or just some advice, then give us a call or fill out the form, on this page, and we will get back to you.

New Floating Pleated Blinds

Not sure if you want your pleated blinds coming down from the top, or up from the bottom?  Worry no more.

With the new floating blind you can have both options within the same blind.

Shading sun from the top, a bit of privacy from the bottom or totally block out the window?  The choice is yours.

For more information, or a quote, give us a call or fill out the form on this page and we will call you back within 24 hours.

Child Safety Update

 

With the child safety regulations having been in force for a few years now,  there are some problems that crop up from time to time.

One is that some customers do not like us drilling in their UPVC windows to fit the child safety cleats.  This has now been overcome with the new stick on cleats.

These are fully tested to take the strain of all our blinds and can now be fitted where drilling is not desired.

For more or a quote for any blinds, give us a call or fill out the form on this page and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Shading Solution for Bi-Fold Doors

Bi-fold doors are now becoming very popular, particularly on extensions.  The problem is which way to go with shading.

Our most practical solution is proving to be tensioned 25mm Venetian Blinds.

They’re discreet when raised and very versatile when down.

From fully open to totally closed they give a variety of light options.  If you would like a quote, or just some advice on shading for bi-folds, give us a call or fill out the form on this page and we will get back to you within 24 hours.