Vertical blinds are probably the most versatile solution to sun shading problems, with many installation options and fabric types available. Vertical louvres can be rotated through 180 degrees, and drawn out of the way in either direction or with a centre split option. This allows full control over the amount of light that can enter the room, the rotating louvres allow you to effectively follow the sun as it moves in the sky allowing ambient light to enter the room without direct sun light entering.
- Over 200 fabric colours and patterns
- Slats available in 89mm (3 1/2") and 127mm (5") slat sizes
- Ideal for patio/french doors & conservatories
- Many fabrics are matched to roller blind fabrics so you can co-ordinate the design of your room
Our spectacular array of fabrics come in plain, textured or jacquard weave types. Dimout, blackout, PVC (rigid and flexible), washable and fire retardant fabrics are all available.
Vertical louvre blinds consist of two basic elements, a rigid headrail along which travel louvre carriers incorporating rotatable hooks and a set of louvres each of which hangs from one of the hooks. The carriers are connected to each other in such a way that they can be bunched together at one or both ends of the headrail or drawn out along the full width of the headrail. When drawn out, the distance between adjacent hooks is less than the width of the louvres. Therefore when the hooks rotate the blind to the closed position each louvre overlaps the louvre or louvres next to itself.
Louvres are weighted at the bottom and connected to each other by chains that are fitted near the bottom of the louvres.
Another option features a bottom rail with controls operating both headrail and bottom rail. Blinds made in this way can be fitted at an angle and are suitable for skylights. Louvres can be made in a variety of materials. Woven, knitted or non-woven fabrics are used as the base to which specialist coatings are applied to endow the fabric with additional performance features. Such features include finishes such as solar protective coatings for improved solar and optical performance and flame retardant coatings. Totally opaque fabrics are available in a variety of substrates for blackout purposes. They are also available in washable fabrics. Although such fabrics can be completely opaque it should be noted that vertical blinds only offer a dim out option.