pleated blinds

  1. The Perfect Fit... Every Time!

    Perfect Fit Blinds

    The perfect blind does not exi- ...YES IT DOES!

    Perfect Fit blinds have gained significant popularity due to their sleek and seamless integration with windows, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality. Their innovative design eliminates the need for drilling or screwing, preserving the pristine look of window frames while providing excellent light control and privacy. This unique approach to window coverings has positioned Perfect Fit blinds as a top choice for those seeking a modern and elegant window treatment solution.

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  2. Safe Blinds For The Healthcare Sector

    Healthcare Blinds

    Our carefully selected range of blinds prioritises durability and low maintenance, addressing the major concern of cost without compromising on quality. Many of our fabrics come with an Ultra-Fresh™ anti-microbial coating that eliminates the MRSA superbug and other harmful microorganisms on contact. Additionally, these blinds are machine washable, ensuring they remain fresh and hygienic for extended periods. These features make our blinds ideal for healthcare settings where cleanliness and infection control are paramount. We take pride in offering competitive prices while delivering a product that meets the highest standards of performance and safety.

    • Hospitals
    • Care Homes
    • Doctors Surgeries
    • Dentists
    • Residential Homes
    • Elderly Care
    • Sure Start Centres
    • Waiting Rooms


    Our range of blinds have been carefully chosen with durability and low maintenance in mind. We understand t

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  3. What Are The Performance Benefits Of Pleated Blinds?

    performance benefits pleated blinds

    Pleated window blinds are a popular choice for many homeowners and businesses due to their versatility, style, and functionality. They are made from a series of crisp, folded fabrics that stack neatly when raised, and they offer a variety of benefits when it comes to controlling light, privacy, and temperature in a room. In this article, we will discuss some of the performance benefits of pleated window blinds in more detail.

    1. Light Control

    One of the primary benefits of pleated window blinds is their ability to control the amount of light entering a room. Pleated blinds can be adjusted to allow varying degrees of light to enter a room, making them a versatile choice for any space. The folded fabric of the blinds creates a series of cells that trap air, which helps to insulate the room and reduce energy costs.

    Pleated blinds are also available in blackout versions, which block out all light completely.

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  4. The Benefits Of High Performance Pleated Blinds

    High performance pleated blinds

    Pleated blinds are a single layer of fabric that aids in blocking out sunlight from rooms. They pull up or down and fit flat at the top of a window in homes. The beautifully crafted design helps add texture to a room while keeping it warm inside. Pleated blinds provide a combination of elegance and appeal while costing less than roller blinds for cost-efficiency. They have no slats that help block light when closed, which is a good tool when trying to block out streetlights at night.

    We discuss the performance benefits pleated blinds bring into homes when installed. They have grown in popularity due to their performance efficiency and appeal.

    Protection from UV Rays

    When it comes to pleated blinds, the aluminium

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  5. 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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  6. What Are the Benefits of Buying Made-to-Measure Blinds?

    Buying made to measure blinds

    Made-to-measure blinds come with a long list of benefits. They are superior to their off-the-shelf alternatives for many, many reasons. But first, let us explain exactly what they are!

    Made-to-measure window coverings are made to fit your window and your window only. Using your measurements, and the fabric and lining that you’ve chosen, we go off and make your blinds, exactly as you’ve asked. No two made-to-measure blinds are the same. And that’s their beauty.

    The alternative option is off-the-shelf blinds. These are the ready-made option. You’ll find them packaged up on the shelves, in set colours and sizes. Whilst they’re a quick solution to window coverings, off-the-shelf blinds are unlikely to fit your windows and meet your requirements as they should.

    Stay with us whilst we take a closer look at the benefits of made-measure-blinds to help you make the best decision possible…

    Discover 6 Benefits of Buying M

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  7. What Are Pleated Blinds?

    Pleated blinds for large windows

    Pleated blinds come with a long list of benefits. This makes them one of our top choices for window dressings! They’ll provide you with the ideal combination of performance and style. Here’s why…

    Pleated Blinds Explained:

    Pleated blinds are naturally beautiful thanks to their elegant folds which will add a soft textured effect to any interior. 

    Pleated blinds are made up of a ‘honeycomb’ structure. A series of hexagonal cellular ‘gaps’ between two layers of fabric that are joined at the top and bottom of each shape. The gaps are flattened when your blinds are open and expand again when your blinds are closed.

    The cellular composition of pleated blinds allows them to sit neatly and discreetly at the top of the window frame. They are cordless; operated manually or via motorisation. This makes them totally child-safe, especially when paired with our Perfect Fit system!


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  8. What are the Best Blinds for Warmth? Discover Winter and Thermal Blinds

    Thermal Roller Blind

    As the cold months draw in (which they certainly are!), you’re probably already thinking of ways you can make your home warmer… without having the heating on 24/7 that is.

    There are of course the usual ways of getting warmer. Putting a jumper on. Thicker socks. Warmer blankets. Winter Duvets. But have you thought about improving the place where much of the cold air is coming from? Your windows!

    Let us introduce you to window insulation using thermal blinds and our top tips for energy efficiency…

    What are Thermal Blinds?

    We define thermal blinds as blinds that are designed to conserve energy in both winter and summer. Either helping to trap heat in your room or reflecting the sunlight off the windows. So, investing in new blinds for winter will benefit you in the summer months too! Thank us later!

    Some blinds are naturally ‘thermal’ by design, some have a specific thermal lining, and some have a thermal treatment applied to the reverse. Either wa

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  9. What are the Best Blinds for Privacy?

    What are the Best Blinds for Privacy?

    Privacy is something we all want and expect in our homes. But if your home is closely facing another, or you live on a busy road, this can be difficult to achieve. So, whilst beautiful large windows are a desirable asset to have, finding the perfect blinds for privacy is essential.

    Blinds provide the perfect window dressing solution for privacy, and with so many styles on the market these days, it’s easy to find the perfect set! But since you’re here you’re probably wondering, ‘What are the best blinds for privacy?’. Let us tell you…

    A1’s Blinds for Privacy in Your Home...

    All blind styles will provide you with a degree of privacy and at A1 we have 13 styles to choose from! This includes vertical, Venetian, pleated, panel, allusion blinds and many more! However, if total privacy is what you desire, A1’s top picks are roller, Roman, or pleated blinds. Here’s

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  10. How To Choose Blinds For Living Rooms

    How To Choose Blinds For Living Rooms

    Choosing the best blinds for living rooms can be tricky. There are so many options with different functionalities! Plus, it’s probably where you spend most of your time, so you’ll want to make sure you make the right decision.

    Rollers, Romans, Verticals, Venetians, Vision, Panel, Pleated, Velux, Perfect-Fit, Shutters, and Allusion are all suitable blinds for living rooms. But to find the best blinds for your living room, you’ll need to consider what you want the blinds for! This is because all styles and fabric choices offer different benefits.

    What to Consider When Choosing Blinds for Living Rooms

    1) Blinds for Living Rooms with Light and Privacy Control

    Is your living room facing the main road, another house, or a busy park? Do you often catch passers-by peering in? If the answer to any of the above is yes, privacy control should be a key consideration.

    If it is privacy control you require, we recommend three different blind styles: Visio

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