Our phones are very busy, skip the queue & get solutions online here
 5 year guarantee
Fast & Free Samples
Up to 70% off High St prices

Blinds Glossary


Aluminium Blinds

Used to refer to venetian blinds constructed of horizontal strips of aluminium.


Automatic Cord Lock

Geared mechanism that allows a venetian blind to be raised/lowered to any position.


Blackout Blinds

Usually refers to a roller blind, blackout blinds have a coating on the rear of the fabric to prevent light penetration.


Bobble Chain

Plastic chain which is used on vertical blinds, The bobble chain attaches to the bottom weights and ensures the smooth operation and uniform appearance of the blind.


Bottom Weights

Weights, usually injection moulded plastic which are placed in the pocket of a vertical blind louvre and stabiles the blind.


Cafe Rod

A type of roller blind with a shaped bottom finish through which a wooden or metal rod is inserted.


Children's Blinds

Usually refers to a blackout roller blind to prevent light penetration and are ideal for children's bedrooms / light sleepers.


Conservatory Roof Blinds

Custom made roof blinds usually with high shading and thermal properties.


Dim-Out Blinds

Usually refers to a roller blind, blackout blinds have a coating on the rear of the fabric to prevent light penetration.


Face fix

A method of fitting the blinds to the face wall.


GGL Code

The prefix code on a VELUX® window which indentifies the type, VELUX® blinds are ordered not by size but via the window code.


Headrail

Headrails are used in venetian and vertical blinds and is the part that contains the operating mechanism.


Louvres

Strips of blind fabric which hang vertically, refers to vertical blinds.


Pleated Blinds

Pleated blinds have crisp, horizontal pleats forming a concertina effect, A very popular choice for loft windows or any window at an angle.


Raise & Lower Cord Control

Method of raising and lowering a venetian blind by use of a cord control.


Ready Made Blinds

Blinds pre-made in set sizes, customers then trim the blinds to their exact size, Advantages are low cost and fast delivery.


Roller Blinds

Specially stiffened fabric blind which simply rolls onto a tube when operated. Very popular and economical window treatment.


Roman Blinds

Soft fabric blinds which gather into pleats when raised.


Scallop Blinds

Roller blinds which have a scalloped finish at the bottom usually with the addition of braid.


Side fix

A method of fitting the blinds to the side walls, usually used with a recess fitting.


Sidewinder

A mechanism for operating a roller blind, located at one end of the blind and allowing easy and accurate positioning.


Siesta Blinds

A blackout blind for a VELUX® window.


Tilt Cord Control

Method of rotating the slats [venetian blinds] or louvres [vertical blinds] by use of a control cord.


Tilt Wand Control

Method of rotating the slats [venetian blinds] or louvres [vertical blinds] by use of a control rod.


Top fix

A method of fitting the blinds to the ceiling.


Trucks

Used on on vertical blinds and is part of the mechanism within the headrail, The fabric is attached to the trucks [via hangers] which move smoothly along a guide rail opening and closing the blind.


VELUX® Blinds

A type of blind manufactured specically for VELUX® Windows commonly found in loft spaces.


VELUX® Windows

A range of windows specically desingned for lofts and situations where the window needs to be installed at an angle.


Venetian Blinds

Blinds constructed of horizontal strips of wood, aluminium or PVC, Gives a modern look to home or office and a large degree of light control.


Vertical Blinds

Strips of fabric [louvres] suspended vertically from a headrail. Immensely practical blind which comes into it's own on larger sizes.


5 Star

Blinds arrived before expected delivery…

"Blinds arrived before expected delivery date and the quality is excellent, easy to fit. I’d definitely buy from Web blinds...

5 Star

we are very pleased with the blinds and…

we are very pleased with the blinds and the service was very good

5 Star

Excellent service.The blinds were well…

Excellent service.The blinds were well made and fitting them was very straightforward.

5 Star

Excellent service and excellent quality…

Excellent service and excellent quality blinds definitely will be buying more.

5 Star

Great service

Great service. Fast delivery and excellent quality as usual

5 Star

First time iv ordered blinds on line

"First time iv ordered blinds on line, the service was great and the blinds fitted perfectly, will definitely be ordering again."

5 Star

amazing

excellent product very good quality blind will definetly shop with again very quick dispatch

5 Star

Good quality and reasonable price will…

Good quality and reasonable price will definitely recommend.

4 Star

The Venetian blinds arrived in good…

The Venetian blinds arrived in good time. They were easy to fit and the colour is fantastic. The price was very competitive.

5 Star

Prompt delivery all fitted ok neat tidy

Prompt delivery all fitted ok neat tidy

5 Star

Easy to put up and exactly the size…

Easy to put up and exactly the size ordered

4 Star

Vertical blind pleasure - almost.

"Delivery took only a moderate amount of time from ordering. The packaging was excellent, very robust on the outside and...

5 Star

Thank you Web Blinds.

Thank you Web Blinds. My blinds arrived in good time and look great.

5 Star

Quality product and service

Fast efficient service.Excellent quality blinds easy to assemble .

5 Star

Excellent quality and exactly I…

Excellent quality and exactly I imagined the blinds to be. I've used Web Blinds for 4 years and they never disappoint.

5 Star

Easy to order and fast delivery and…

Easy to order and fast delivery and much cheaper than other places won’t be buying blinds from anywhere else

5 Star

Top class start to finish.

Top class start to finish.

5 Star

Happy customer

I have order 3 blinds now and all of them are brilliant and easy to put up!! I did them myself. One tip: don’t adjust measurements they do it for you.

4 Star

Blinds good-fittings not so

The blinds themselves (1 roller 1 vertical) were excellent but the fittings were a disappointment. For 1 blind there were...

5 Star

Everything is easy!

"Easy ordering system, their website is a breeze to use. Lots of instructions on how to measure your windows, great samples...

5 Star

Easy to order and fast delivery

"Easy to order and fast delivery, these are the third lot we’ve had for various rooms."

4 Star

Great value for money and delivered…

Great value for money and delivered really quickly. Would use again and recommend!

5 Star

Great value and quality

"Great value and quality, recommended"

5 Star

Very impressed

"Can only fault our experience in one area, and that was a strange problem with the address label leading to a nonsense address...

5 Star

Excellent blinds quick delivery

Excellent blinds quick delivery

5 Star

Great quality and price

Third time we've used - always great value and quality!

Cookie policy , this site uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site you agree to these cookies being set. Agree