Monthly Archives: February 2024

  1. Transform Your Commercial Space with A1 Blinds: The Perfect Fusion of Functionality and Style

    Transform Your Commercial Space with A1 Blinds: The Perfect Fusion of Functionality and Style

    Are you contemplating a makeover for your commercial space that perfectly balances practicality with aesthetic appeal? We are the choice for a transformation that combines functionality with style. At A1 Blinds, we are dedicated to offering customised solutions that elevate any commercial environment, tailored to diverse sector-specific requirements.

    Custom Made-to-Measure Blinds: The Ideal Fit for Every Space

    We understand that every business is unique, and we tailor our offerings to reflect that. Our custom-made-to-measure blinds guarantee an exact fit for windows of all dimensions, ensuring that your space not only looks great but functions seamlessly too. Be it a professional corporate office, a dynamic retail space, a tranquil healthcare facility, or an educational establishment, our blinds are crafted to meet and exceed your specific demands.


    Read more »
  2. The Rise of Solar-Powered and Motorised Blinds

    The Rise of Solar-Powered and Motorised Blinds

    In the era of sustainable living, solar-powered blinds are not just a trend; they are revolutionising the way we think about window treatments. Combined with the advancements in motorised blinds, they represent a significant leap forward in home automation and energy efficiency.

    Motorised Blinds: A Blend of Efficiency and Convenience

    Motorised blinds, known for their convenience and ease of use, are opened and closed by a small, motorised unit that turns the bar to which the blind is attached. These motors are highly efficient, using minimal power to operate. They offer flexibility in power sources, with options to connect to the mains supply or use rechargeable batteries. This versatility makes them suitable for various settings, from new builds to retrofitting in existing homes.

    Control Options for Motorised Blinds

    Read more »
  3. Case Study: Enhancing Comfort at Matfen Hall Hotel Golf & Spa with Custom Roof Blinds

    Case Study: Enhancing Comfort at Matfen Hall Hotel Golf & Spa with Custom Roof Blinds

    Matfen Hall Hotel Golf & Spa, set amidst the picturesque Northumberland countryside, offers a tranquil retreat for its guests. However, a significant challenge was presented in its Orangery, impacting the comfort and functionality of this otherwise idyllic space.

    Major Shading Issues

    The primary issue in the Orangery was the lack of effective shading solutions. The extensive roof area produced excessive brightness and heat, particularly during sunny days. This made the space uncomfortably warm and compromised the ambient charm Matfen Hall is known for.


    To address this, our team conceptualised and designed custom solar protective coating (SPC) roof blinds. The design process involved meticulous consideration of the Orangery's unique architectural elements. Our goal was to create a solution that would not only address the practical concerns of heat and brightness

    Read more »
  4. Thermal Blinds: Answering Your Top Home Insulation Questions

    Thermal Blinds: Answering Your Top Home Insulation Questions

    Overview of Thermal Blinds

    Thermal blinds are not just window dressings; they're ingenious solutions for maintaining a comfortable home environment whilst reducing energy consumption. Whether you're battling chilly winters or scorching summers, these blinds play a pivotal role in regulating indoor temperatures.

    Benefits of Thermal Blinds

    Energy Efficiency Enhancement

    By insulating windows, thermal blinds significantly reduce the need for heating and cooling systems, leading to lower energy bills. They work as an effective barrier against temperature changes, keeping warmth in during the winter and heat out during the summer, thus reducing the reliance on central heating and air conditioning.

    Improved Home Comfort

    Read more »
  5. Case Study: Enhancing Customer Comfort at Starbucks with Sustainable Innovation

    Case Study: Enhancing Customer Comfort at Starbucks with Sustainable Innovation

    Balancing Aesthetics with Practical Comfort

    A Starbucks outlet faced a unique architectural challenge. Behind its inviting full glass façade, an issue of excessive sunlight began to compromise the customer experience. The task at hand was to find a solution that mitigated the sunlight issue, aligning with Starbucks' commitment to sustainability and customer comfort.

    The Challenge

    The café's design, while aesthetically pleasing, brought about a practical dilemma. The seating, arranged along the glass wall, exposed customers to the harsh glare and heat of the morning sun. Traditional shading solutions were impractical due to the seating alignment and were financially unviable, given the prohibitive costs of installing electrical points for wired motors. The need was for a solution that was not only effective in controlling sunlight but also cost-effective and minimally invasive in its installation.

    Innovative Collaboration

    In our quest for a

    Read more »
  6. 35 Years of Crafting High Quality Blinds: Discover the A1 Difference

    35 Years of Crafting High Quality Blinds: Discover the A1 Difference

    Welcome to A1 Blinds, the premier window blind company in the North East. Boasting over 35 years of expertise in manufacturing blinds, we take immense pride in delivering the highest quality blinds in the region. Our reputation is underpinned by recommendations from our gratified customers - a testament to our exceptional products, service, and pricing.

    The A1 Promise

    At A1 Blinds, our commitment to excellence is unwavering. Our promise to you encompasses:

    Local Craftsmanship

    Our blinds are crafted in Newcastle by skilled local artisans, ensuring a touch of homegrown quality.

    Quality Materials

    We select only the finest materials for our products, ensuring longevity and style.

    Assured Quality

    With over three decades in the business, we confidently guarantee top-tier quality in every blind.

    Expert Service

    At A1 Blinds, friendly and expert service is not just a promise, it's a standard.


    Read more »
  7. The Evolution and Versatility of Vertical Blinds: From 1950 to Modern Homes

    Vertical blinds have been a staple in home and office décor since their inception in 1950 by Edward & Frederick Bopp. The duo, who started their company 'Sun Vertical' and patented their invention in 1960, sparked a revolution in window treatments that continues to influence design choices today. But what makes vertical blinds so popular, and how have they evolved over the decades? This blog delves into the history, functionality, and aesthetic appeal of vertical blinds, shedding light on why they remain a top choice for homeowners and designers alike.

    The Birth of Vertical Blinds

    In the 1950s, vertical blinds emerged as a modern alternative to traditional drapes and horizontal blinds. Edward & Frederick Bopp's innovation not only introduced

    Read more »
Copyright @ 2023 A1 blinds, All rights reserved.