Our Blinds Buying Process and How Our Wooden Venetian Blinds Are Made
There are many different styles of blinds on the market now, and here at Angel Blinds and Shutters, we supply a whole range of various designs for you to choose from, ranging from our high quality wooden shutters to our more cost-effective roller blinds.
All our blinds and shutters are stylish and versatile, with specific styles to suit different rooms and requirements. Not only that, but because all of our blinds are made-to-measure, you can be sure of perfectly fitting blinds, without having to worry about material overhanging or looking untidy.
But you might be wondering how we go about providing this service with tailored our made-to-measure blinds? So in this article we’re going to look at the buying process, so you can know what to expect from the moment you enquire with us…
Give us a call
The first step is to get in touch – simply pop in to see us, drop us an email or give us call. We have a really friendly team on hand to help you get the perfect solution, no matter whether you know exactly what you want, or you need some advice from our experienced professionals.
Free home visit
Our team will get you booked in for a free home visit. We can bring fabric samples and talk you through the best styles and designs to suit your needs – perhaps you want a moisture-resistant blind that will let the natural light into your bathroom, whilst maintaining your privacy, or you simply want to discuss the different fabric and designs to make sure you get the perfect blind to suit your decor.
Free Measuring service
Once you’ve decided what you want, our experts will measure up to ensure your blinds are made to perfectly fit the window. We can accommodate large, small or oddly shaped windows, ensuring that no light sneaks in around the edges, and there’s no untidy overhanging material. Once measured up, we can give you a detailed quote, so you can agree the price before placing the final order.
When we have all your measurements, and you’re happy with the quote, we’ll set about tailor-making your blinds or shutters.
We use only the most trusted and reputable blinds manufacturers on the market, including Louvolite and Luxaflex, so you can be sure of high quality that’s made to look great and function seamlessly.
We always aim to have the orders completed within a few weeks, but during busy periods, this may take a little while longer. We’ll always try to give you a more accurate time on ordering.
It’s important to remember that having custom made products does always take a little while longer than buying off the shelf – but we think the extra wait is worth it for a better finished product. Have a look at how our wooden Venetian blinds are made below, to find out just how much work goes into making them perfect.
Our expert team of fitters will arrange a convenient day and time to come to your home with the finished blinds and install them professionally to ensure the best fit. Although many people believe fitting blinds is a DIY job, the team here at Angel Blinds and Shutters have years of experience ensuring blinds are fitted seamlessly, so you can trust them to resolve any problems for a perfect end result.
To find out more about our processes or to enquire about our other blind styles, costs and delivery times, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our helpful team will be more than happy to offer our professional advice on styles.
How our wooden Venetian blinds are made…
A plank of rough wood is fed through a planer.
The wood is cut down to the width of the slats, for example 5.3cm.
Using a laser guideline, any excess wood is trimmed off and then squared using a ripsaw until it is neat.
The piece of wood is then fed through another machine that uses sharp, steel blades to cut it into thin slats. This machine can create up to 15 slats at a time.
The slats are passed through a sander to prepare them ready for staining.
They are then cut to the width of your desired window.
Both sides of the slats are sprayed with wood stain.
To lock in the colour, both sides are painted with a coat of sealer.
Once the sealer has dried, all slats are manually sanded down.
Two slots are then punched into the slats for the cords. These are made 15cm in from each end.
Now it’s time to assemble the blinds. Hang ladder shaped cords from the head rail and slide one blind slat into each run, until they are all hanging.
Thread the blind cord through the holes in the slats, hooking it up to the control mechanisms in the head rail.
A cord dangles down the front of the blind for raising and lowering it, along with a wand for tilting the slats.
Any excess ladder tape should be tucked into the bottom rail.
Not sure what you need? Talk to one of our friendly staff on 0191 6660 183