|Playing a different tune|
|Friday, 27 January 2012 00:00|
UK Blinds’ range of Duette blinds is blazing a trail and addressing the shortcomings of traditional pleated blinds.
The practical benefits of normal pleated blinds have been well recognised, especially with the growth in sales of conservatories.
The fact that consumers could optimise their control of solar heat and light through both the windows and the roof certainly added to the popularity of pleated blinds. It also allowed them to make a personal fashion statement when selecting the style and colour, particularly with the switch in preference from 25mm to 20mm pleated. Furthermore, the development of more ‘performance-based’ fabrics has seen demand increase for pleated blinds that perform better than their more commonly recognised counterparts. And now the development of honeycomb pleated blinds is sure to see a further change in consumer preferences.
The Duette range from UK Blinds of Stockport is leading the charge and addressing the shortcomings of standard pleated blinds, from several points of view.
Firstly, the construction of the fabric creates cells, working like an insulating blanket trapping air between the two skins of fabric. This improves the control of the levels of summer heat that will penetrate the room while dramatically reducing internal heat lost during the winter. The result: more comfortable surroundings and a reduction in heating bills for your customers, not to mention the appreciation of environmental awareness.
It would also be appropriate at this point to mention the aesthetics of the fabrics, which are available in an extensive selection of styles and colours while the honeycomb structure allows a more diffuse light to enter the room, adding to the atmosphere of the surroundings – certainly a key selling benefit for consumers.
Equally so, and from the visual perspective, Duette blinds do not have any visible drilling holes for pull cords, thus adding to the uniform appearance of the blinds and the approval of the customer.
Duette fabrics are durable and designed to cover almost any modern window shape, from normal or tilted windows (to 15 degrees) to conservatory roofs (to 90 degrees). They will help protect interior furnishing against damaging ultraviolet radiation.
The awkward shapes found in conservatory roofs has always presented a challenge to the even the most experienced of pleated blind manufacturers and installers, even with single layer fabrics. However, UK Blinds has combined its expertise with the Perfect Fit International system to ensure an exact blind every time. Easy-to-follow measuring instructions together with UK Blinds’ production techniques have reduced the skills level to a point that will encourage blindmakers into this very lucrative and previously exclusive market.