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Buyer's Guide
for Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds
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Our Vertical Blinds

Our Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are a classic. The long, sleek and elegant slats have been used to great effect in homes and offices alike. Beyond the striking look of these blinds is their functionality. The arrangement and mobility of the slats - sometimes called louvres - provides customers with great levels of light control from total light saturation, through myriad levels of light filtration to total blackout.

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Vertical Blinds

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Why Buy Our Made To Measure Vertical Blinds

Why Buy Our Made To Measure Vertical Blinds

Our trendy vertical blinds come with a five-year guarantee and are up to 70% less expensive than similar high street brands
Durable and easy to maintain
Easy tilt slats featured as standard
Replacement slats available - perfect for replacing damaged ones or adding your own colour arrangement
Functional options including light filtering and blackout fabrics
A great range of colours to consider
Eight free samples can be ordered to let you see and feel your chosen colours and fabrics before you buy
Educational guides and videos to assist in the measuring for, and fitting of your blind
Safety and ease with contact-free shipping
Handcrafted to your requirements in the heart of Yorkshire
Surefit guarantee available for peace of mind
Fast delivery on all orders

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Where Can You Fit Vertical Blinds?

Where Can You Fit Vertical Blinds?

Due to the ease with which vertical blinds can be opened or elegantly swept to one side, they are the perfect addition to any large or wide window. They are also an excellent choice for French-style patio doors.

With different materials available offering delicate light filtration through to blackout, vertical blinds are a great consideration for the spaces where you relax or if you have a window in a sunny hotspot. You can also enjoy vertical blinds in an office or other commercial environment due to the privacy they offer.

At Blinds Direct we have a wide range of colours available for you to choose from. In the right tone, your new vertical blind will work with any contemporary or classic interior design theme.

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What Are Our Different Types Of Vertical Blinds?

What Are Our Different Types Of Vertical Blinds?

You can select a vertical blind with specialist properties that works best in your space with Blinds Direct. There are a fantastic range of features available, including:

Easy wipe vertical blinds - Just as their name suggests, all these blinds require is a soft, damp cloth to remove any dust or day-to-day spillages.

Waterproof vertical blinds - Perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas of the home that experience higher levels of moisture and humidity. These blinds prevent the build-up of mould and mildew and are simple to clean.

Hygienic vertical blinds - Also ideal for areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. Furthermore, these blinds are a great choice for work environments where health and safety is paramount.

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Flame retardant vertical blinds - Suitable for spaces that require specific features to meet fire regulations. These specialist blinds improve the safety of a space, add protection to the home and are perfect for children's bedrooms, kitchens and other spaces at greater risk of fire.

Office friendly vertical blinds - A fantastic choice for offices and professional environments.

PVC vertical blinds - A resilient and waterproof option, that are also very easy to clean and maintain.

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How To Measure For Vertical Blinds

How To Measure For Vertical Blinds

Measuring for your new vertical blinds is hassle free and quicker than you may expect. Below we've included some top tips for both Recess and Exact fitting options.

Inside Recess (RECESS SIZE) You'll need this measurement if your vertical blind is to fit within the recess of your window. Firstly, measure the drop and width from three positions and supply the smallest size. From there, our team will make the requisite deductions, ensuring the blind fits effortlessly within the window's recess.

Outside Recess (EXACT SIZE) An exact size measurement is required for blinds that will hang outside the recess and overlap your window. Decide how much to overlap the recess at both sides, we recommend 7.5cm each as a minimum, as well as the top and bottom. Next, measure the width and the drop in three separate positions ensuring you provide the smallest measurement. If you're concerned about measuring your blinds, you can benefit from our Surefit guarantee, for peace of mind.

View our expert guides to measuring window blinds here >>

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How To Fit Vertical Blinds

How To Fit Vertical Blinds

Fitting your vertical blind is simpler than you may initially expect. Within the box you'll find:

A high-quality handmade blind
The headrail
Slats (louvres)
Control weights
Connecting chain
All required mounting brackets and screws
Safety device of your choice

The only additional tools you'll require are a drill, cross-head screwdriver and a pencil.

To make the task of fitting your vertical blind even easier, we have published a wealth of videos available on our YouTube channel. Our How to fit Vertical Blinds is a great starting point.

Your new vertical blind will be delivered with all required child safety devices. These keep cords and chains safely arranged away. For further advice, please read our child safety guide.

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Which Is Better Faux Wood Or Wood Blinds?

Which Is Better Faux Wood Or Wood Blinds?

One of the main benefits of vertical blinds is they require very little maintenance, owed to the long hanging slats, which are less likely to collect dust than other window furnishings.

Furthermore, most vertical blinds are constructed from a flexible and durable fabric, therefore it's easy to wipe clean with a soft damp cloth. If you do need to clean it a little more thoroughly, you can remove each louvre individually to reach any difficult spots.

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What Happens If I Need to Replace a Slat?

What Happens If I Need to Replace a Slat?

Let's face it, sometimes mistakes happen, and your window furnishing can get stained or damaged. Whether you have a climbing cat or a messy eater in the home, replacement slats can easily be ordered through the website. Simply pick your blind and select the “louvres only” option. Order just one or a few, or perhaps as many necessary to change all your slats - a quick and cost effective solution to refreshing your decor.

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Where Are Our Vertical Blinds Made?

Where Are Our Vertical Blinds Made?

Our range of stylish vertical blinds are handcrafted here in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Our talented team of skilled craftspeople have decades of experience in making some of the finest window furnishings in the UK. You can learn more about Blinds Direct on the website.

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Customer Satisfaction

Customer Satisfaction

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Made To Measure In The UK

Made To Measure In The UK

We’re proud to hand-make our products in the UK. Though our business has grown tremendously, we’ve stayed true to our roots and remain local to Yorkshire.

Buyers Guide

Buyers Guide

We can provide you with the perfect product for your home, no matter your requirements. From elegant wooden blinds, to moisture resistant blinds for bathrooms, we’ve got you - and your windows - covered.



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