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  1. Advantages of Conservatory Blinds

    Conservatory vision blinds

    What are the advantages of conservatory blinds and why do you need them? Good question! Having a conservatory is great. It provides you with a light, bright and comfortable space with beautiful views of the outside. That is true for some of the year at least!

    To make the most of your conservatory all year round, you must consider how it will work in various weather conditions. In the height of summer, many conservatories become unbearable with heat. In winter, quite the opposite and they’re difficult to keep warm. That’s before we even mention the glare from the sun or the noise from the rain!

    Having the luxury of window coverings in a conservatory is especially beneficial where you use your conservatory as a living space. For example, if you use the room to relax, or watch TV. No matter what the function of the space is, you’ll want to be able to minimise noise and glare and maintain a com

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  2. Beautiful Blinds for Windows

    Beautiful Orange blinds for windows

    Choosing beautiful blinds for your windows is a big part of interior design. We’d say the decision is just as important as choosing a new sofa or flooring!

    To us at A1 Blinds, blinds are a ‘functional accessory’ that should be thought of as a key feature in the home. That’s why we have over ten different styles within our range for you to choose from!

    But, choosing beautiful blinds for windows in your home is more than just selecting your favourite style. Along comes many other options, such as fabrics, accessories, and how they operate. This is the beauty of choosing made to measure blinds.

    Beautiful blinds for windows will also need to fit perfectly – another reason to choose made to measure! At A1 Blinds, we’ll make your blinds (in-house) to fit your windows exactly. They are made just for you and your windows, meaning there will be no unsightly gaps to ruin the look.

    In this blog, we’ll run through some of our most popular blinds, their benefits and

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  3. Best Blinds for Modern Homes

    Vision Blinds for Modern Homes

    When it comes to choosing the best blinds for modern homes, it’s not a one size fits all solution! At A1 Blinds, we believe the look of your blind all comes down to the styling!

    When you choose A1 Blinds, you’ll have the freedom to design your own blinds completely. Your blinds will not only be bespoke in size but also in the design, fabric, colour and accessories too. Therefore, the best blind for modern homes isn’t just about the blind style you choose! You’ll also need to consider the fabric, the colours and the prints and how you incorporate them into the rest of your décor.

    So, as you can probably imagine, it’s not as simple as us just telling you that a particular blind is the best for modern homes! However, what we can do is tell you what’s hot right now, including styles, colours, fabrics, and accessories. Read on to find out more…

    The Best Blind Styles for Modern Homes

    At A1 Blinds we manufacture over ten blind styles right here in our Newcast

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  4. Roman or Roller Blinds?

    Roman or Roller Blinds?

    It’s easy to get stuck between Roman and Roller Blinds because as a matter of fact, they are quite similar. At A1 Blinds we often get asked this very question! Roman or Roller Blinds?

    Well, while both styles are similar in certain ways, they do come with their differences. So, there are still some factors you might want to consider when choosing Roman or roller blinds for your home.

    The key differences between the two are the mechanisms, how they look, and how they work. The clue is in the name; roller blinds roll up, whereas Roman blinds fold up. Both are made of a single piece of fabric; however, the fabric sits differently on each when open. Both styles are operated by chains used to pull them up. This can be done by motorisation too.

    What Are Roman Blinds?

    Roman blinds are a traditional choice - they have been around f

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  5. Roller Blinds for Commercial Spaces

    Grey roller blinds for commercial spaces

    One of our most popular styles for all settings, roller blinds for commercial spaces are a fantastic choice. Not only do they provide a particularly modern look, but they’re also armed with a long list of benefits which makes them especially good for the workplace.

    Choosing blinds for commercial spaces isn’t all about the aesthetic. You’ll need to think about light control, privacy, efficiency, and maintenance. Depending on the type of workplace, you may also need to consider child-safe blinds or antimicrobial fabrics! It’s also important to note that workplace blinds must comply with the Fire Safety Order, and failing to do so may lead to prosecution.

    Yes, there are many things to consider when choosing blinds for commercial spaces, but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult! A1 Blinds has hundreds of blinds suitable for the workplace to meet employee

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  6. Best Blinds for Thermal Efficiency

    Perfect fit blinds for home insulation

    ‘What are the best blinds for thermal efficiency?’ That's a question we’ve been asked a lot recently at A1 Blinds! In today’s world of rising energy costs, many of us are looking for ways to keep those bills down! And yes, blinds are certainly a great option.

    There are, of course, other options you could consider. You could upgrade the UPVC doors and windows across your home... Sounds expensive! Or you could wear extra layers of clothes and buy a thicker duvet… Which sounds a little uncomfortable!

    But by simply upgrading your window blinds to our thermal range, you’ll be able to reduce your home’s energy costs by up to 16%! Impressive, right?

    We’ll explain more…

    What are The Best Blinds for Home Energy Efficiency?

    All blinds will help improve your home's energy efficiency in one way or another. Blinds add an extra insulating layer up at your windows which helps to keep the warmth in and prevents it from escaping through the windows.

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  7. Venetian Blinds for Traditional Homes

    Venetian Blinds for Traditional Homes

    Are you considering Venetian blinds for your traditional home? You have excellent taste! Whether your traditional home is a Victorian townhouse, modern manor, country cottage or a stately home, there’s a style of Venetian for each.

    At A1 Blinds we offer wooden, PVC, Faux Wood and Aluminium Venetian blinds for traditional (and modern) homes in the North East. Our range has something for every home, taste, and budget.

    While considering all your options, it’s important to think about the overall look and feel that you want to create. This will influence the material, colour, and slat width that you choose.

    Venetian blinds are timeless and traditional but lend themselves perfectly to the more modern takes on a period property. In this blog, we’ll guide you through our range of Venetians for traditional homes and our top tips for choosing the best style!

    What Are the Benefits of Venetian Blind

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  8. Roller Blinds for Modern Homes

    Roller blinds for modern homes

    Roller blinds for modern homes are a great choice for many reasons. They’re simple, sophisticated, and budget-friendly too! But not only that, roller blinds are great for modern homes (and others) because they come with so many choices!

    You’ll choose your fabric. Then you’ll choose your lining. Then your control options. Do you want a bottom bar? What about braiding? And so on! Roller blinds allow you to create exactly what you want. You could say that’s what makes roller blinds for modern homes perfect! We all love bespoke styling in the modern-day, don’t we?

    So, whether you’re styling a modern interior or a new build property, we can make the perfect roller blinds for any modern home!

    Patterned Roller Blinds for Modern Homes

    We’re big fans of pattern, and roller blinds are the perfect way to introduce it into the home! However, if it's roller blinds for modern homes that you’re looking for spe

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  9. Case Study: New Office Blinds for TSG's Office Refurb

    A1 manufacture new office blinds for TSG

    Following a complete refurbishment of TSG’s Team Valley office in Gateshead, it was only right to complete their new look with new office blinds.

    TSG came to A1 Blinds with an open mind. They were unsure of styles and colours and were looking for ideas for their new office blinds. A1 cover all bases when it comes to window coverings, with over ten styles within our range in thousands of fabrics and colours. So, with our help, TSG knew they’d find exactly what their new office needed!

    Our team began by visiting the office for a consultation. We offer this service for free to every customer. This is our opportunity to get a feel for the space, the customer’s requirements, and measure the windows.

    Choosing the Perfect Office Blinds

    It was important to TSG that their new office blinds would enhance their already impressive office refurb. Therefore, colour was a key consideration during the process.

    We worked with TSG to choose a fabric colour to ma

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  10. Vertical Blinds for Commercial Properties

    Vertical blinds for commercial properties

    Are you considering vertical blinds for your commercial property? Good choice! We’ll explain why a little later. But first, a couple of things you might not know about blinds for commercial spaces…

    Choosing the right blinds for commercial environments is key. Did you know that blinds can help to increase a person’s productivity? Employees need to be comfortable at work! Therefore, creating an environment with improved thermal efficiency and high levels of light control, will help a workforce to feel motivated in the workplace.

    The addition of blinds can influence a person’s behaviour. This is because lighting affects the way people feel and act. For example, in a restaurant, you’ll want to help people to feel relaxed so the lighting might be dimmed. But in a retail store, you’ll want your customers to feel excited and alert, so the lighting is likely t

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