Tweed Blinds - Made To Order
We make beautiful, hand finished roman blinds to your own bespoke requirements from exclusive Tweed fabrics - prefect for your country home.
The blinds are fully lined with either blackout lining or normal lining and are made to your specific measurements, with pretty pompom detailing also available.
The blind will be delivered fitted with what we believe to be the best, high quality system available - a system which can continuously be reused should you wish to change the fabric. The system also meets all child safety requirements for use in any setting. See the 'child safety' section below for further details.
We can also make a range of matching items too, in whichever fabric you select.
If you would like a quotation for a made to order blind, simply fill in the information below and we will reply with a full quotation.
Please note; additional information which may be useful to add in 'Other instructions or request' is information such as:
- How far below the window you would like your curtain to hang.
- Are there are any radiators, fixtures or fittings which are in close proximity of where the blind will hang and may cause any restrictions?
All our blinds are complaint with British Standard BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014 for Child Safe Blinds. Our blind systems are high quality units manufactured by Evans Textiles and are made with child safety features built-in.
Many of the safety features of the Evans systems are demonstrated in this short video:
All our blinds are made to order so it's important you send us correct measurements. Here's our quick guide to getting it right
Decide Where The Blind Will Hang
Your blind can either hang inside the window recess or outside. If you're thinking of fitting inside the recess, check there is nothing to prevent the blind from hanging naturally, such as a handle, phone socket or fittings. If a recess is shallow - with a depth of less than 6cm - or your windows open inwards. it's usually best to fit the blinds outside the recess.
Get Your Tools Together
You'll need a measure and for this task, a metal tape is best. You'll also need a pencil and paper. Depending on the height of your windows, you may need a stepladder to reach the top of the recess. You'll see why that's important in the next step.
Take Your Measurements
Although window recesses are supposed to be square and straight, you'd be surprised how many aren't especially on older houses. This means that the height and width may be different depending on where you measure.
The solution is to measure both width and height in three different places. First measure the width across the top of the recess, then the middle and then at the bottom. Write down all your measurements. Then measure the height, first at one edge, then in the centre, then at the other edge. Write down all three measurements.
It's good practice to take each measurement twice. Anybody can misread a measure, even professionals - which is why they always measure twice.
Work Out Your Blind Size
For blinds outside the recess, you can average out each set of measurements. You then need to add a little for overlap:
- We recommend adding 10cm to the width to allow adequate overhang to block out light.
- We recommend adding 15-20cm to the height to allow most of the blind to be pulled up above the window to maximise the light.
- And if your window sill does not protrude and your blind can hang below it, we'd recommend adding another 5cm to the height to allow overhang at the bottom to block out light too.
For blinds to be fitted in the recess, you should use the minimum measurement for the width, otherwise you risk your blind being too wide for the recess. For the blind to rise and fall smoothly, we recommend you subtract 1cm from the width measurement. If you also use the minimum measure for height, your blind should hang naturally within the recess.
Please take care with your measurements. We want your blinds to be perfect, but the measurement is literally in your hands.
Fully Customised Made To Order Service
We can make all of our items in many fabrics and finishes. If you would like blinds made with other fabrics which cannot be currently seen on the website, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.
Quote Form For Blinds Made To Order
Please fill in and then send the form with as much detail as possible. We will get back to you with a personalised quote, with the option to order online.