Beautiful, well-designed conservatories deserve nothing less than the most exceptional blinds. Available in a range of colours, our impressive collection of conservatory blinds is designed to showcase the beauty of your conservatory design. They will create a warm ambience that makes your conservatory a relaxing place to work or unwind alone or with family, anytime of the year.
- High quality performance fabrics such as ESP™ provide insulation to help keep you warmer in winter
- Advanced fabric technology such as SPC® to filter light and reduce glare to help protect furniture and plants
- An effective way to increase privacy and security
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So, you have just extended your house with a beautiful new conservatory and now you are looking for the perfect furniture to decorate it, or perhaps you have a conservatory already but you would like to give it a facelift, one of the things you may want to consider are blinds.
Why have blinds for your conservatory?
There are many reasons why you may opt for blinds for your conservatory, including:
Most conservatories have a lot of glass panelling meaning that it can be very easy for someone to look into the property – especially if there are vantage points such as a canal bank or if it is situated on a hill with properties alongside on higher ground. However, a set of blinds can ensure you have privacy when your conservatory is in use.
The glass panelling in a conservatory can also cause a problem in winter as it get very cold in there which can mean more money is spent on energy bills to keep the conservatory warm, however conservatory blinds can help to keep the heat in during winter which can help to bring your costs down and make your home more energy efficient.
Protection from sun damage
As well as working in cold weather, conservatory blinds also help in warmer weather too – by keeping the sun out it can keep your conservatory cooler and more comfortable during the warmer months. Also, they can help to protect furniture within the conservatory from damaging sun rays which can cause issues such as discolouration and damage to fabrics within it.
Strength & Durability
Another benefit of having blinds for your conservatory is how strong & durable they can be. Though when most people think of blinds, they usually think of fabric, but in fact there are many different materials which can be used to make blinds, including wood, aluminium and uPVC. This means they have the strength and durability to last for years to come. Also, in comparison to other options, conservatory blinds can be very cost-effective for this strength and durability.
Types of conservatory blinds
There are many different types and styles of blinds that you can choose to have in your conservatory, many of which can also be used around the rest of your home as well.
A venetian blind is a stylish yet practical option for window dressing – they consist of slim, horizontal slats which are suspended at regular intervals going down the length of the window using specially designed “ladder” cords and come in a range of colours, shades and finishes. Whether simple and classic, or bold and impactful, Venetian blinds can add a special touch to your conservatory.
Another option which was set to be a big trend last summer and likely to continue into this year is pleated blinds. Pleated blinds are shades made from a pleated fabric so that the shade forms an accordion-like pattern in the window which can be raised or lowered. They look visually similar to Venetian blinds but unlike these, pleated blinds come in one piece of fabric whereas venetian blinds are individual slats – this does unfortunately mean that they can’t be adjusted from side to side, only raised or lowered.
Another great option for your conservatory, Roller blinds consist of a single piece of fabric which wraps around a casing to raise or lower them and can come in a variety of colours, patterns and finishes. They are very simple but are also very versatile – from designs that can blend in with the surrounding area, to bold statements that can create a real focal point within your conservatory – the possibilities really are endless. You can even print your own design on the blind if you have a particular photograph you love, maybe a family photograph or a stunning beach scene from a holiday.
Vertical louvre blinds are a great alternative to old fashioned curtains and are a great option for large windows, patio doors and conservatories. Here the blinds go from top to bottom rather than left to right and they can be opened and closed as well as rotated to combine light control and privacy. Like all our other styles they come in a range of colours and designs so you can be sure to find the perfect set for you.
A Roman blind works by mounting slats which are connected by cords into the back of a fabric panel so that when the blind is lifted, the cords pull the slats together and force the blind to fold into pleats. They are a very popular and stylish option for conservatories but similar to pleated and roller blinds the individual slats can’t be rotated, only raised or lowered.
When choosing blinds for your conservatory, it can sometimes be easy to forget about the roof but it is possible to fit conservatory roof blinds as well. This can be particularly important for thermal insulation in the winter as hot air rises but will be caught by the blind to keep the conservatory warmer, similarly in summer the blinds can help keep the sun out so that the conservatory stays cooler.
Controlling heat in my conservatory
One of the main problems with a conservatory is controlling heat which can be a year-round problem. In the summer the sun’s rays can burn down through the glass roof but often the heat from the sun cannot escape, resulting in a greenhouse effect where temperatures can rise up to 70oC inside your conservatory in the height of summer. Likewise, in winter the lack of insulation provided by a conservatory – which is essentially a series of glass panels means it can get very cold in there as it doesn’t retain heat very well. One of the ways which can help control heat in your conservatory is having blinds. In the summer, they act as a shield from some of the sun’s rays meaning that the conservatory stays cooler for longer and likewise in the winter, the fabric will help insulate the conservatory to keep heat in.
At Val Hever Blinds, we stock the best quality and most varied range of blinds in Wolverhampton and the surrounding area. Combined with our 30 years’ experience in the trade and our fabulous modern showroom in Tettenhall Wood, you can be sure when you visit us you will find the perfect blinds for your conservatory.