Monthly Archives: March 2014

  1. Expansion Plans

    Expansion Plans

    As part of our 2014 Expansion & Growth plans we are expanding our Blaydon Showroom to offer our customers a greater selection of Blinds, Fabrics and Services to make your browsing experience an unforgettable one.

    We believe our showroom will be one of the most modern and high tech in the country, we are leading the way in offering a greater choice for our customers. As well as having a larger selection of traditional fabric books we will have the latest ipads to browse our virtual sample books as well as tv/video/audio screen samples.

    We will also have displays of full size Patio/French Doors & Windows, as well as having example’s of Conservatories & Conservatory Roofs so you can see a selection of blind types and fabric samples in situ to give a better idea of how they will look in your home.
    Our showroom will also offer a greater selection of roman, vision, wooden blinds and plantation shutters.

    Our expansion also includes having new offices b

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  2. Child Safety Law Newly Established

    Child Safety Law Newly Established

    A new Standard, BS EN 13120:2009 (Internal Blinds - Performance Requirements Including Safety) will assist businesses in manufacturing and supplying products which are safe for consumer use.

    As of 17th March 2014 all products manufactured by A1 Blinds will comply with the New Child Safety Laws BS EN 13120.

    All blinds with operating cords or chains will be fitted above the height of 1.5 meters or be fitted with the appropriate Child Safety Device.

    The steps we will take:

    1. We will attach a warning notice to the product, the safety device and the packaging.
    2. We will provide and fit a device to keep cords and chains or similar out of reach of children.
    3. Where the sale is for “supply only” we will include instructions for fitting the blind, the safety device and its proper use.
    4. Where the product requires a looped operating mechanism, we will provide a means to limit the risk by incorporating it
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