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FAQs Roller Blinds & Curtains

FAQ motorised roller blinds & Curtains
  • How do I measure up for a curtain?
    Tools you may need: Measuring tape Pencil and paper (or a digital note-taking device) Steps to Measure for Curtains: 1. Determine Curtain Rod Placement: Decide where you want to install the curtain track or rod. You may want to install the curtain on the window frame, ceiling, or just above the window. Ensure it's at the desired height and width, allowing the curtains to cover the window appropriately. Decide where you want the curtain to stack when opened, left stack, right stack or centre opening. If your space allows it, it is common to stack the curtain past the window so that it doesn't interrupt your view. 2. Measure the Width: Measure the width of the window or the area you want to cover with curtains. It is important to be precise, to the millimetre, so it's best to get someone to hold one end of the tape. Measure as high up as you can reach, and avoid measuring the distance on the floor as the distance may vary from the floor to where you will actually install the track. We need the overall measurement, do not make an allowance. We will make the allowance when manufacturing your track and curtain to ensure your track fits when installing. 3. Determine Curtain Length: Decide how long you want the curtains to be. Common options include: Sill length: Curtains end at the windowsill. Apron length: Curtains end just below the windowsill. Floor length: Curtains are approximately 10mm off the floor. Puddle length: Curtains gather slightly on the floor for a luxurious look. 4. Measure the Length: Measure from the rod or track down to the desired length based on the options mentioned in step 3. Use a measuring tape to ensure accuracy. Take 3 measurements from different spots. One from the left, one from the right, and one from the middle. We need the smallest measurement. Most often you will find that there will be a difference in height to the floor. 5. Double-Check Your Measurements: It's important to double-check your measurements to ensure accuracy. Incorrectly measured curtains may not fit or hang as desired. 6. Record Your Measurements: Note down all your measurements accurately, including width and length 7. Decide On Your Pleat: Wave or S Fold Gathered Double Pleat Tripple Pleat Eyelet 8. Order or Customise Curtains: Once you have your measurements, and determined the style of curtain you desire, you can order custom curtains made to your specifications. Remember to measure carefully and consider any specific preferences you have for how your curtains will look and hang. If you're unsure about any step or measurement, it's always a good idea to contact us for professional advice or assistance.
  • How do I measure for a motorised curtain?
    Steps to Measure up for a motorised curtains: 1. Simply follow the steps for a standard curtain: you will find all the info on measurements required in the previous question. 2. Motorisation requirements: You will need to determine if you want a Rechargeable Battery or a 240 volt motor. A rechargeable battery will usually only require charging once or twice per year and is done so by a charger very similar to a phone charger. A 240 volt motor will require an electrician to fit as you will need a power source. A motorised curtain has a belt which is driven by the motor to move your curtain. Therefore at the stack end of your curtain there will be a motor that hangs down approximately 600mm, which is hidden by the curtain. This motor can also be inverted and hidden in the ceiling providing there is space for it. 3. Motorisation recommendation: I strongly recommend opting for rechargeable battery motors for your curtains & roller blinds. These motors come with numerous advantages, making them a practical choice. They have an impressive performance capacity of approximately 500 cycles (where each open and close operation counts as one cycle) and can be recharged approximately 500 times. This means that you'll only need to charge the batteries approximately once per year, ensuring they last for a very long time. One of the most significant benefits of rechargeable motors is that they eliminate the need for an electrician, making the installation process a straightforward DIY project.
  • How to install roller blinds?
    Installing roller blinds is straightforward. First, mount the two brackets on either side of your window frame using a drill and screws. Next, simply clip the roller blind into the brackets. Make sure the blind operates smoothly by lowering and raising it a few times. For blinds with a control chain, attach the safety device to keep the chain secure. Here is a link to our
  • How to clean roller blinds?
    To clean roller blinds, dust them with a soft brush or vacuum with the brush attachment. For spots, use a damp cloth with water. For detailed cleaning tips, visit our blog post on cleaning & mainting roller blinds.
  • How do measure up for roller blinds?
    Measuring for roller blinds is a straightforward process, but it's crucial to do it accurately to ensure that your blinds fit your window correctly. Here are the steps to measure for roller blinds: Tools you may need: Measuring tape Pencil and paper (or a digital note-taking device) Steps to Measure for Roller Blinds: 1. Decide Mounting Location: Determine whether you want to mount the roller blinds inside the window reveal (reveal fit) or on the architrave or wall (face fit). This decision will affect how you measure. On sliding doors, determine whether you want more than 1 roller blind on the door, which allows for access to the door while still have a blind down. Check for obstructions. Be sure to check for any obstructions like window handles, locks, or other fixtures that might affect the blinds' installation or operation. It is very common for handles to be in the way of roller blinds when using the reveal fit method, e.g. most sliding doors will not have enough space for a reveal fit due to the handle and/or mullion will hit the fabric. 2. Reveal Fit Measurements: Width (W): Measure the width of the inside of the window reveal at the top. Provide us with this measurement and we will make the deduction for allowance to ensure your blind fits when installing. Height (H): Measure the height from the top inside edge of the reveal to the window sill or the desired endpoint. This measurement is not crucial as there will always be a little extra fabric on a roller blind. 3. Face Fit Measurements: Width (W): Measure the width of the area where you want the blinds to cover. Typically, this is the width of the window frame or the space you want the blinds to span. Height (H): Measure the height from the top of the window frame to the desired endpoint, such as the architrave, window sill or the floor. 4. Consider Overlap: If you're doing a face fit, you may want the blinds to extend slightly beyond the window frame for better light control and privacy. Typically, add 50 to 100mm to the width measurement on each side. If you are doing this, you should also consider using a mounting rail as you will most probably not find a stud in the wall where you want to install your brackets. 5. Check for Obstructions: Be sure to check for any obstructions like window handles, locks, or other fixtures that might affect the blinds' installation or operation. It is very common for handles to be in the way of roller blinds when using the reveal fit method, e.g. most sliding doors will not have enough space for a reveal fit due to the handle and/or mullion. I know I am repeating myself, but this is very important. 6. Record Your Measurements: Note down all measurements carefully in millimetres. 7. Double-Check: Double-check your measurements to ensure accuracy. Mistakes in measurement can result in blinds that don't fit properly and even a remake of blinds. Check 3 times, while writing each time. 8. Consult Us: If you are still unsure, call us or email us for advice. 9. Order: You are ready to order. Remember that the exact measuring process can vary slightly depending on the installation method (face or reveal fit) of your roller blinds.
  • What are the different type of fabrics for roller blinds?
    Roller blinds are available in three main types: Sunscreen, which allows visibility while blocking UV rays; Light Filtering, which diffuses light and provides privacy; and Blockout, also known as Blackout, which completely blocks light. Each type is suited for different settings. Check out my blog on choosing the right roller blind fabrics.
  • Where can I install roller blinds?
    Roller blinds are versatile and can be installed in almost any room of your home or office, including living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. They work well for managing light and privacy and are suitable for commercial spaces like offices and conference rooms. You can choose between a reveal fit (inside the window frame) or a face fit (outside the window frame), depending on your preference for aesthetics and how much light blockage you need.
  • What are motorised roller blinds?
    Motorised roller blinds are window coverings that can be opened or closed using a motor, allowing for remote control or smart home automation integration. This elliminates the use of a chain.
  • What is meant by a back roll and front roll?
    For roller blinds, the terms "back roll" and "front roll" refer to the direction the fabric rolls off the tube when lowered: Back Roll: The fabric rolls off the back (window side) of the tube. This is typically chosen for a closer fit to the window glass or frame, minimising light gaps. Front Roll: The fabric rolls off the front (room side) of the tube. This option is often selected to avoid any obstructions the window itself might cause, such as handles and mullions. A front roll is also used for aesthetic reasons, as it can hide the roller mechanism and avoid seeing the back side of the fabric which is white for some blockout fabrics, providing a more finished look.
  • How are motorised blinds powered?
    Motorised blinds operate using either a rechargeable battery-driven motor or a motor connected directly to the home's 240-volt electrical system. For those hard-to-reach areas, solar panels can be added to the battery motors. Beware of cheaper alternatives available online that merely move your chain. Such options tend to be unreliable and often don't last. If someone tries to sell you these inexpensive variants, run for the hills. Otherwise, you might find yourself removing them within a month and repairing the damage done to your window frames.
  • Can I integrate motorised blinds with my smart home system?
    Yes, our motorised blinds can be integrated with popular smart home systems like Siri, Google Home, & Alexa, allowing for voice control and automated schedules. To do this you will need a hub, like the Pulse 2 Hub from Automate.
  • How do I measure up for a motorised roller blind?
    Steps to Measure up for a motorised roller blinds: 1. Simply follow the steps for a standard curtain: you will find all the info on measurements required in the previous question. 2. Motorisation requirements: You will need to determine if you want a Rechargeable Battery or a 240 volt motor. A rechargeable battery will usually only require charging once or twice per year and is done so by a charger very similar to a phone charger. A 240 volt motor will require an electrician to fit as you will need a power source. 3. Motorisation recommendation: I strongly recommend opting for rechargeable battery motors for your curtains & roller blinds. These motors come with numerous advantages, making them a practical choice. They have an impressive performance capacity of approximately 500 cycles (where each open and close operation counts as one cycle) and can be recharged approximately 500 times. This means that you'll only need to charge the batteries approximately once per year, ensuring they last for a very long time. One of the most significant benefits of rechargeable motors is that they eliminate the need for an electrician, making the installation process a straightforward DIY project.

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