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27-07-2004, 10:29 PM
Does anybody know where I can purchase a proper blackout blind the type with side channels please?
Any web sites or company names.
Thanks in advance
28-07-2004, 08:18 AM
I have just had quotes from Hillarys and Elliots and Blacks, neither cheap though :(
28-07-2004, 10:28 AM
Faber blinds do a laboratory grade guaranteed blackout blind (the Series One, NOT any other despite what the website says), but as Nic says, it's not cheap at all.
They have a website
and John Lewis will order for you direct from them (custom order)
28-07-2004, 11:43 AM
Thanks for the replys chaps :thumbup:
28-07-2004, 08:54 PM
SilentGliss make motorised blackout blinds. They call them dim-out blinds I think:
02-08-2004, 11:17 AM
Would a heavy double lined curtain work as well?
If so does anyone know a good make or material to purchase?
02-08-2004, 11:32 AM
John Lewis' made my blackout curtain. They stock a matt black fabric and can line it with blackout lining. They can make it to any size too.
15-08-2004, 03:42 PM
Ive just bought some blackout material from my local Dunelm Mill, at £2.50/m and some velcro to sew on to it..a mates mother is a seamstress, along with some sticky velcro to stick to the walls around the window, enabling me to put up and take down the blackout material as I need.
Will post some pics when its all done.
25-08-2004, 07:30 PM
I've made my own; I got a "light stop" blind from John Lewis and used some plastic channel (conservatory flashing) from B&Q for the side channels.
Works a treat, keeps out all the light, however noticed light coming in from the door edge now so that's next.
25-08-2004, 07:47 PM
Depends on where you are located, but I had excellent service from Flamingo Blinds, based in N. London. Check out the web site and give them a call, they may cover a wide area.
If you are confident of your measurments they may make it for you to self install. They're not cheap though.
25-08-2004, 08:31 PM
Flamingo were recomended by Eric and they are very good great service I had a problem with a colour that was wrong and they sorted it out no problem and no cost superb!!
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