Roller blinds are a popular choice and are available in a variety of colours and patterns. Roller blinds can be fitted inside or outside the recess. They can also be voile or black out. Voile blinds give privacy and filter the light. Roller blinds are a practical solution for kitchens and bathrooms where the fabric needs to be water resistant, sponge-able or waterproof.
You can have your chosen fabric laminated (embossed) into a roller blind. There is a wide range of beautiful patterned fabrics to match your style. To add interest when they’re open, you can choose to have a different fabric on either side.
Roller blinds can also be used in bedrooms with blackout material to exclude as much light as possible, if you fit them in the recess this can help to reduce light seepage.
To hide the top of the blind you can also have a matching pelmet.
Due to the child safety rules the chains to operate the roller blinds must either:
be secured with a safety clip 150cm from the floor if the chain is a continuous loop,
have two break away clips on the chain and be no longer than 60cm from the floor.
An alternative to a roller blind with a sidewinder chain is:
Spring Loaded Roller Blind
These are perfect for children’s bedrooms and nurseries as there are no looped cords or chains. You simply pull the base of the blind to operate or have a central pull cord. You can even opt for a decorative pull.
So that the blind does not snap open quickly when you release it they have introduced a speed reducing or slow rise spring mechanism.