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Plantation Shutters

Monday, 27 April 2015 09:23:37 Europe/London

For a really classy finish to your windows, plantations shutters are a fantastic, modern choice of window dressing. The benefits they offer really make them a hard choice to beat in my opinion.

One of the key plus points with plantation shutters is that they are hugely flexible as they will allow you to subdivide your glass areas and to individually control the light which comes in.

So for example if your window faces the street, you can keep the lower portion closed for added privacy but open up the top portion to allow the natural light to flood through, a real bonus which is hard to find with other types of window covering.

Plantation shutters also will give you another layer of soundproofing and insulation and they are great at adding a perceived extra level of home security.

You will also love how easy they are to maintain and to clean. Unlike curtains which can be real dust traps, plantation shutters can be kept dust free by a quick wipe and we can even treat the wood with an anti-bacterial coating to keep your home really fresh and clean.Brilliant for any households where there are allergy sufferers.

What I also particularly like about these shutters is that they are so diverse. Firstly they come in all kinds of colours, frame sizes and slat widths so can be effortlessly integrated in any design scheme but secondly they are a fabulous choice for all kinds of window type.

For a Georgian period property for example a full height plantation shutter style works beautifully. Where privacy is an issue a tier on tier design works well and if you need to be able to fully expose the glass at any time for example where you are using shutters as a room divider, then bi fold and by pass styles can be used to stunning effect.

At Bob The Blindman we pride ourselves in installing only the very best plantation shutters available and will not compromise on a the quality of the product just to reach a price point.

Plantation shutters are an investment, they bring a luxurious look to any room and have the WOW factor. Really no window is unsuitable for plantation shutters and we can even create bespoke shutters for all kinds of irregular shapes, angles and curves.

What’s more plantation shutters are very highly regarded by prospective house hunters, so they are a wonderful investment in the long term value of your home.

If you would like to find out more about plantation shutters, my team and I would be delighted to welcome you into the shop to discuss your particular requirements. We have been serving the Shropshire community for many years now; measuring and fitting local windows and helping you to choose the right window coverings for your style and era of home is what we love to do!

Here at Bob the Blindman we offer free advice, free measuring and free fitting. All of our blinds are child safe by design and we pride ourselves on our excellent turnaround times.

For more information about Plantation Shutters or any of our products please contact Bob or one of his team on 0800 7837001

Posted in News By Si Russ

Electric Blinds

Monday, 16 March 2015 17:14:18 Europe/London

The benefits of electric blinds


Have you ever considered the benefits of electric (or automated) blinds? Recent developments in blinds technology, coupled with extended ranges in style and colour, have made the installation of electric blinds highly desirable. Here at Bob The Blindman, we have certainly seen a sales increase in Shropshire.

Automated blinds are excellent to use for those more hard-to-reach windows; in high-ceilinged rooms perhaps or where there are large expanses of glass with multiple doors and windows to shade, such as in conservatories or modern kitchen extensions. Media rooms and home cinemas where total blackout is imperative are also ideal places for an electric blinds solution.

Installing motorised blinds will not only save you the repetitive chore of opening and closing your blinds, it will ensure that the blinds are opened and closed correctly every time and so there will be less wear and tear than you may get from manually handling them on a daily basis. Automation is a real plus in particular for homeowners who have mobility issues – from the comfort of your chair you can totally control the natural light in your room.

However, where the real excitement comes with automated blinds is the flexibility they can give you. These blinds can be timer-controlled to open and close at any time of the day or night and pre-programming means you can even get them set to work while you are away on holiday, which adds an extra layer to your home security. The latest intelligent blind control systems can be controlled from wall-mounted buttons but also via smartphone apps, so you can have full control at your fingertips even when you are not in the building.

Furthermore, light and temperature sensors can be added to an electric blinds system. These sensors can be set to automatically open and close blinds according to the amount of sunshine, ensuring that the temperature in the room is evenly controlled.

There has also been an explosion in the design and style options available for automated blinds. You can make a real feature out of your blinds by choosing a striking contemporary pattern or a bold bright colour or you can go for a more discreet and neutral palette.

For expert advice on electric blinds, you need look no further than Bob The Blindman! Our team are real experts in all kinds of blinds and can offer you the very best, impartial advice in the latest models. We are highly skilled in measuring and fitting and will help you choose the right blinds for your style and era of home. What’s more, Bob The Blindman offer free delivery in Shropshire with excellent turnaround times… so you really do get a complete blinds service.

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Child Safe Blinds

Friday, 10 October 2014 12:13:27 Europe/London

Child safety has always been a big concern for Bob and so he has invested in new machinery to produce “Safe by Design Blinds.”

Since starting out, Bob the Blindman has been concerned with the safety of his customers and their families. He believes that child safety matters and so he always offers safety devices at the time he fits as well as afterwards.


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