Thermal energy saving blinds

December 1st, 2011 in All About Blinds

Having just moved into a new home I have first-hand experience of the draughts that whistle into a room from an unadorned window! Even the best performing windows lose five times as much heat through them as the same area of wall.

A quick and easy way to remedy this is to hang a thermal blind at the window.

The special backing on the rear of energy saving blinds keeps warmth in and cold out. It’s a win, win situation. The blinds look fantastic, transform the look of a room, radiators work less hard and energy bills fall. All this from the purchase of a blind!

We have two fabrics, Insutex and Thermatex. The Insutex fabric is plainly woven while the Thermatex fabric has a top stitched detail. With over 15 different colours and available as both roller and vertical blinds there are plenty of choices for keeping your home warm and cosy.

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2 thoughts on “Thermal energy saving blinds

  1. We are interested in thermal blinds for a Victorian bay window and wonder if you can fit the three blinds in the space ie not a square bay – without overlap. The 2 side angles are approx 135 degrees.

    • Hi Caroline

      Thank you for your enquiry. I have attached a measuring guide to help you take the measurements (particularly the widths) for the three blinds to sit in your bay without clashing in the corners.

      You will see on our website that we have a number of different styles of energy saving blinds available.

      The pleated blinds would be my first recommendation as the fabric runs the full width of the blind and therefore the three blinds would give the minimum amount of space in between the blinds in the corners. If you use the guide to measure for these, allow 30mm where the guide refers to ‘measurement A’.

      Quite a few of our customers choose to use the thermal fabric roller blinds. The only place on a roller blind that the brackets can sit is at the ends of the tube and so it does create more of a gap between the fabric on each blind in the corners where brackets meet. However the roller blinds are still very efficient (but not quite as much as the Duoshade and Duolight pleated blinds) and have the familiar appearance that you would expect from a roller blind. If you’re measuring for these then decide if you will mount the brackets onto the window frame or the ceiling. For ‘measurement A’ in the guide, use 70mm if you’re mounting onto the window frame or 50mm if you mount to the ceiling.

      The last option we have are vertical blinds with the louvres in the same thermal fabric as is used in the roller blinds. These are less efficient than the pleated blinds or roller blinds as the gaps in between each louvres allow a flow of air where heat can escape. However they will conserve energy considerably better than standard vertical blind louvres. If you are measuring for these then allow 75mm for measurement A in the guide.

      Best regards

      Ian Rowell

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