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Blinds for windows in conservatory roof

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by potato80, 8 Aug 2020.

  1. potato80

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    Hi all

    We're having the old draughty doors and lower windows replaced (in the attached photo). New doors and lower windows will have integrated blinds.

    We're keeping the angled windows in the roof though...
    So what are the options for us installing blinds in the angled windows in the roof? Is there an off-the-shelf option, or will I have to pay through the nose!?

    Not bothered about it being manual rather than electric.

    Thanks all
     

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    On mine, I bought cane type blinds that roll up. I sewed little rings in 2 rows along each blind and trimmed it to the width of the roof panel.
    I then ran two lines or wire rope down each roof panel and fixed the blinds using the rings.

    Basically the blinds slide up and down the tensioned wire, one slides up, one down, they catch in the middle with a couple of magnets and hold together

    If I was doing it again, maybe aluminium extrusions on each side of the rafters might be better, with rods between them, in a Roman Blind style? At present, the wires need tightening
     
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    If your good with a sewing machine I've seen instances where customers have bought cheap material and some canes and made static blinds that drape underneath, looked ok and for only a couple hundred quid in materials for what was quite a large lean to connservatory and then at the other end of the scale I've seen Thomas Sanderson remote control blinds that slide up and down on tensioned wire but they cost thousands, probably as much as the whole roof did originally
     
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    Cheers, some of these solutions are really interesting.

    I did think about the film, but the reduction in light (particularly in cooler months) is something we definitely don't want (the light makes the room, essentially).
     
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