When using a side-by-side mount, you can ask the blind manufacturer to design the slats the same level all the way across, which provides a cleaner, more unified appearance.
Used to refer to venetian blinds constructed with horizontal strips of aluminium.
A window in the shape of a half-circle. Commonly placed over a door or another window, arches are often used for decoration and allow for additional light.
Typically this term is used when ordering crown arches, an attached arch shares the window frame with a standard shade.
Geared mechanism that allows a venetian blind to be raised/lowered to any position.
Lift system that uses metal or plastic rather than standard cord material. Typically, pull chains on blinds are made from straight, plastic type material but with a beaded loop chain, the pull has small beads one after another, creating a more elegant look. Additionally, beaded loop chains can be colour coordinated to match the draperies or room colour.
Usually refers to a roller blind, blockout blinds have a coating on the rear of the fabric to prevent light penetration.
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.
Piece of material securing ladders and cords to the bottom of a blind. It can be made of metal, aluminium, wood, or faux wood is used at the base of blinds to weigh them down. The result is a professional, finished look.
Piece of plastic that fits firmly into small openings located on the bottom of the rail for securing ladders in place.
Weights, usually injection moulded plastic which are placed in the pocket of a vertical blind louvre and stabiles the blind.
Brackets used for one-inch horizontal or two-inch traditional blinds.
Polyester braided with rungs on which the blind slats rest.
A type of roller blind with a shaped bottom finish through which a wooden or metal rod is inserted.
Clips attaching to vertical vanes to the track system for vertical blinds.
Made for wider blinds, supporting the weight of the blinds.
Usually refers to a blackout roller blind to prevent light penetration and are ideal for children's bedrooms / light sleepers.
Distance from the wall to the back of the window covering
Decorative braided cloth available in colours and used instead of typical cord ladders.
Feature allowing two or more blinds/shades to be mounted on the same head rail unit.
Situation in which one valance is used to cover two or more blinds.
Custom made roof blinds usually with high shading and thermal properties.
Cord designed to come out of the head rails, attaching to the bottom rail.
Tilt and lift length.
Small bracket that affixes to the wall on which the cord can be hung.
Feature on the head rail that allows the blinds to be raised/lowered and then locked into position.
Lifting feature whereby the blinds can be raised or lowered without a cord.
If you want to eliminate the messy look of pull cords or if you have small children and you want to create a safer solution for window treatments, the cordless lift is ideal. In this case, the blinds would be raised or lowered simply by pulling lightly on the bottom.
Mechanism that operates with two cords.
These blinds are created specific to the measurements required. Advantages are they ensure a perfect fit but will require a longer delivery timeframe.
For ready made standard blinds our manufacturers may require to cut the drop (length) of your blind to fit your entered measurements. The blind will be taken out of its packaging and trimmed to suit your window size and then spray sealed to add a protective coating.
Section of blind cut out for obstacle clearance.
For ready made standard blinds our manufacturers may require to cut the width of your blind to fit your entered measurements. The blind will be taken out of its packaging and trimmed to suit your window size and then spray sealed to add a protective coating.
If you want to enhance the appearance of your cordless blinds, you could add a decorative pull.
Usually refers to a roller blind, blackout blinds have a coating on the rear of the fabric to prevent light penetration.
A combination of two roller blinds attached together in the one window frame with a double roller blind bracket.
For larger blinds, an easy tip is often used to help make operation easier. For this, the cord is kept at the same length no matter the position of the blinds.
Plastic caps that secure on to the bottom rail and head rail of Metal and Cellular Shades—they are colour coordinated to match the window covering.
Metal piece on the end of the head rail to help provide centre support.
Metal pieces used for blind installation needing to be extended over a window sill.
A method of fitting the blinds to the face wall.
Material made from wood pulp mix, vinyl, or PVC that looks like real wood with the exception of lower price and better longevity.
Amount of space required for the inside of your window sill for the blinds to be installed where nothing protrudes.
Service provided by the manufacturer or retailer whereby measuring and installation are included in the price.
The prefix code on a velux window which indentifies the type, Velux blinds are ordered not by size but via the window code.
Head rails are used in venetian and vertical blinds and is the part that contains the operating mechanism.
Option on fabric roman shades that adds horizontal pleats to the fabric.
Brackets that hold the bottom rain in place when fully lowered.
Mounts used for fitting blinds to the inside of a window frame.
Slat design where the slat closure is tighter, making for better light control and privacy.
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Used during installation to extend the blind over the window sill.
Thin cords threaded through individual slats.
Metal clips compressed on ends of ladder.
Cord pulled to raise and lower the blinds.
Braided ladder used for route less blinds.
Strips of blind fabric which hang vertically, refers to vertical blinds.
Cylinder piece fitting into the head rail of a standard blind.
Remote feature whereby the blinds could be raised, lowered, or tilted with the touch of a battery operated control.
Type of mount to include inside, which is inside the window frame or outside, which is on the outside of the window frame.
A narrow structural object between two windowpanes.
New window blind design that prevents light from filtering in between the slats.
Default option for blinds.
Mounting option in which blinds are installed on the outside of the window frame.
Used for one and two-inch blinds.
Pleated blinds have crisp, horizontal pleats forming a concertina effect, A very popular choice for loft windows or any window at an angle.
Distance from the front of the window covering to the location where mounted on the wall.
Method of raising and lowering a venetian blind by use of a cord control.
Blinds pre-made in set sizes, customers are given the option to trim the blinds to their exact size. Advantages are low cost and fast delivery.
The distance from the face of the head rail to the wall or frame. Also the valance piece that attaches to the face of the valance to completely cover the head rail.
Used to attach returns to the face of the valance.
Specially stiffened fabric blind which simply rolls onto a tube when operated. Very popular and economical window treatment.
Soft fabric blinds which gather into pleats when raised.
A type of fold on woven wood shades that folds up from the bottom like an accordion, back and forth on itself.
Punch in the slat through which the cord is routed.
Cord is designed to route through the slats.
Blinds with notches cut out of the front and back of each slat. These blinds are designed without routing holes, which means better privacy, less light, and an increase of energy efficiency.
Roller blinds which have a scalloped finish at the bottom usually with the addition of braid.
A method of fitting the blinds to the side walls, usually used with a recess fitting.
A mechanism for operating a roller blind, located at one end of the blind and allowing easy and accurate positioning.
A blackout blind for a velux window.
The horizontal, ledge like portion of a window casing Spacer/Projection Brackets- 3/8" clear plastic spacers that are used on top or behind an installation bracket to clear obstructions.
Blinds specially designed to cover a skylight.
Strips of material (aluminium, vinyl, PVC, wood, fabric, etc) that make up the main body of the blinds.
Hardware option used to help the blinds clear trim and other miscellaneous obstacles.
Circular piece joining the lift cords coming out of the head rail.
Plastic component to which the tilt rod is secured.
Attachment on the end of the cord, which is typically colour coordinated.
Control with a wand or cord for tilting the slats of the blinds.
Bar designed to move individual slats.
Method of rotating the slats [venetian blinds] or louvres [vertical blinds] by use of a control cord.
Method of rotating the slats [venetian blinds] or louvres [vertical blinds] by use of a control rod.
Design feature that allows you to open the blinds from the top down or bottom up.
A method of fitting the blinds to the ceiling.
This system is used for all vertical blinds, featuring a head rail on which the blinds are hung.
Used 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
Feature that allows a person to raise one blind while keeping the other blind closed or vice versa.
Part of the design that covers the head rail from the outside.
Clear plastic piece used to attach the valance to the head rail.
Used with vertical blinds, which are the "slats" that would be found on horizontal blinds.
A type of blind manufactured specically for Velux Windows commonly found in loft spaces.
A range of windows specically desingned for lofts and situations where the window needs to be installed at an angle.
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.
Strips of fabric [louvres] suspended vertically from a headrail. Immensely practical blind which comes into it's own on larger sizes.
Long plastic cylinder used for tilting the slats for venetian blinds.
Component in the head rail that turns the slats up or down. A wand is attached and fastens to this with a connector.
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