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This is our blog – over time we’ll address all the questions you need the answers to. Openly, honestly and truthfully. Let's call this - Shadeipedia or Blindipedia?

Our fresh start – #newnormal #newnantmor #staysafe #staycalm #helpothers 20th May, 2020 We’re very happy to announce we’re now in the process of returning to work in our factories and you’ll soon be able to book an appointment with us for sales and installation, once...
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Gable windows

May 1, 2020
Gable windows, by which we mean the triangular windows found at the top of and between the edges of a pitched roof, used to be really tricky areas to cover with a blind in the old days. Vertical louvre blinds are a versatile option here, but probably better suited to larger ...
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This used to be really difficult to do. Because of the high level of pull-out forces involved with awnings and, as mentioned elsewhere, because these stresses can mean the fixing can fail and a catastrophic accident take place, we used to have a builder remove the roof tiles...
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What's the best awning?

April 30, 2020
The best awning for you will depend on the type of building you’re wanting it fixed on. Essentially there is ONE BIG GOLDEN RULE with awnings - NEVER have an awning that can’t be properly installed. To be installed correctly there must be enough wall or ‘weight’ abov...
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How much do awnings cost?

April 30, 2020
An ‘off the shelf’ ready-made awning can cost between about £150 and £500. A bespoke made to measure unit can cost between £2000 and £7000, depending massively on size, spec, methods of operation, extras and so on.Buying an awning is a little like buying a car. You c...
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How do awnings work?

April 26, 2020
A patio awning will generally consist of a large panel of fabric which is attached to and wrapped around a roller tube at the top, and this fabric extends and is attached to the front rail of the blind. The front rail is bolted to a pair of folding arms and the back of thes...
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Where are shutters made?

April 24, 2020
The best value and now the very best quality plantation shutters are sourced directly from China. For many years they have been refining and improving their manufacture, to the extent that it now seems nowhere else can produce shutters of such quality. Having said this, as o...
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Temporary Blinds

April 21, 2020
In all our years it's been rare that we’ve been asked for temporary blinds. I suppose that’s because when a customer has a real need for something urgently we’ve been able to step up, and get the blinds manufactured urgently. What’s changed? - well over the last few...
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Are shutters expensive?

March 25, 2020
This is a question not everyone wants to answer...Compared to a simple roller blind, yes. Less so if compared to a motorised Alexa activated bespoke motorised and interlined Roman blind. Or a beautiful pair of curtains.If you look at comparing a bespoke installed shutter to ...
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Where are my blinds made?

February 6, 2020
If it's important for you to know where we make our products, or where they're made for us, this is what you may like to know. Roller and Vertical blinds - we make these at our main factory site. We buy the hardware (extrusion, brackets, roller tubes, bottom rails,...
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