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Nowadays we are all rushing around, trying to keep ahead of the increasing pressure of modern living that by the time you get home all you want to do is relax.
Our Residential service allows you to either choose your products from the extensive ranges within our up to date showroom, or from the convenience of your own home or office.
Telephone us to discuss your exact requirements and we will arrange a Date and time to visit you, bring the samples and take the exact measurements needed to start to bring your ideas to life.
Builders, Shops, Offices, Hotels, Public Houses, Schools, Colleges, Retirement or Nursing Homes, Wine Bars, Restaurants, Night Clubs, Architects & Specifiers.
We understand that you need quality products but to fit the budget.
Fire retardant blinds and fabrics, CS Yarns, modern and traditional designs, and all installed by experienced, CSCS qualified, insured and security checked fitters.
Quick turnaround but Superior Workmanship. We help you to reduce your energy usage with the use of UV Filtering Blinds.
We provide a reliable service by combining quality products, professional experience, a genuine concern to work to budget and an ongoing environment commitment.
All backed up with a personal touch that comes with a family run, independently owned and operated business.
Are you an interior designer or curtain maker, who works from home?
DON’T want to invest in the vast amount of fabric books, track samples and premises?
Are you a retailer who has a client that wants a fabric that YOU don’t sell?
If you’re in the trade and can prove it, then we can help. Our Trade service is simple, we have a showroom so why don’t YOU use it!
Bring your clients to our showroom to view the vast array of products available and we will give you a trade price on all of the products that YOUR client has chosen.
We will even get the products delivered to us for you to collect or direct to you. We can even arrange a professional fitter to install them.
Energy Savings: By blocking the sun’s rays, a Luxaflex® Awnings can reduce the amount of heat entering your home, reducing the strain on your air conditioning system and ultimately lowering energy costs.
Increased Comfort: By providing shade and shelter, a Luxaflex® Awning can create a more comfortable outdoor environment, even on hot summer days.
UV Protection: Awnings can protect against harmful UV rays, helping to prevent skin damage and keeping your furniture, carpets, and blinds from fading.
Increased Longevity: A Luxaflex® Awning can protect your windows and doors from weather damage, prolonging their lifespan and reducing the need for costly repairs.
Aesthetics: The Luxaflex® Awning collection is available in a variety of styles, colours, and materials, so you can choose a perfect solution that compliments the look of your home.
Enhanced Privacy: Awnings can provide privacy, while still allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.
Our stunning collection of Awnings will help you create an oasis of calm that suits you and your family’s needs, making your garden feel like an extension of your home.
There’s nothing to stop you having a full Sunday dinner on your patio, elevenses by the pool or breakfast on the veranda!Our incredible range of Awnings mean you can experience alfresco dining in shade, shelter and comfort.
The advanced fabric technology helps protect the fabrics colour so it won’t fade and contains a UV treatment to assist in blocking out the sun when you’re enjoying time outside.
The Gathered Heading style is also referred to as a cottage pleat. This style gives a traditional yet informal look to your curtains and can be used with most fabric styles.
With these gathered curtains, you can either use a track or a pole. A pole will be visible whereas tracks are recommended for if you want a more discreet look.
Pencil Pleat is the most common of all headings and is the modern version of standard tape or ruffle tape.
A heading tape is Stitched to the top of the fabric and then the cords which are connected to the tape are pulled up to
Ruffle the Fabric to create the Pencil Pleat.
This heading can be found on every pre packaged curtain available but is still sometimes made to measure or bespoke using exclusive fabrics.
This heading is also used for most commercial applications, due to its speed in making up the curtain.
The down side to the Pencil pleat heading is the curtain stack back is very large compared with other heading styles.
Some designers and colour consultants do not understand the pencil pleat heading as they often specify this heading if a pelmet or valance is going to be used, as they think that as the heading is not going to be seen it is OK to use,
but the pencil pleat heading has the worst dressing record, as is very difficult to keep neat and tidy.
On the positive side of this heading, if you want a messy look or a very old traditional look then the pencil pleat heading is for you or if you have a second home and want to keep the cost to a minimum.
Pencil Pleat is nearly always Machine Made and not hand made.
Wave offers a more contemporary curtain presentation.
What makes the wave heading so unique?When completely closed or part open, the curtains offer a smooth, continuous Wave effect.
The wave heading stacks back neatly, taking up less space than traditional pleated headings.
Depending on the fullness selected, Wave can be as economical as standard 1″ Tape but much more stylish.
How it works…A special glider cord is contained within the track or pole which limits the extension of the curtain fabric, creating a smooth and continuous wave effect.
The Pinch Pleat Heading is the most Popular of all headings.
It is a very neat and tidy style of heading which can be dressed into a number of different ways, you can have double pinch pleat, triple pinch pleat or even Quad pinch pleat.
The Goblet Heading is a very decorative style of heading and can be dressed in a number of ways.
The fabric is made into a cup style and padded out to keep its shape.
This is a very formal and traditional style of curtain heading.
Various Trimmings can be added to create a luxurious design to your new curtains.
The Eyelet Heading curtain is a modern style for our modern living, which allows the curtain pole to pass through the actual curtain making the pole rings redundant.
There are different sizes and colours of eyelet ring to choose from, for the different size of curtain and pole.This is a very neat and tidy stlye of curtain heading, with very little daily dressing needed.
Metal Poles are the best to use for Eyelet Heading as the Eyelet ring which is fixed in place in the curtain, will glide over the pole whereas wooden poles are soft so the Eyelet ring mixed with the weight of fabric will dent the wood, or Grab the wood making it almost impossible to pull the curtains.
Tab Top Heading is mainly used to create Decorative or Dress curtains as the heading is not very functional as the fabric does not glide across the pole as a pole ring would.
The Tab Top heading can be hidden under a pelmet or valance or left open as a decorative feature.
The Tab Top heading has been revived in the past years as a new a decorative heading for Roman blinds.
Made from architectural grade aluminium, Portchester® shutters have all the style and functionality of our wooden shutters with the additional advantage of intruder resistance. Safety features include a top and bottom guide system that prevents the shutters from being lifted out of their channels, and a patented strip-proof lock. Available with 89mm louvres, a choice of 4 paint colours and a custom colour option. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Premium HardwoodOur most versatile range of hardwood shutters. Its reduced weight makes it perfect for covering large window expanses and glass ceilings. It can also be crafted into any shape, it is available in a vast array of colours, and it’s our only range to achieve stain and Osmo finishes. When stained or treated with an Osmo finish, Fiji shutters are made from Paulownia, a sustainable hardwood which reaches maturity in 7-10 years. Its distinctive grain is ideal if you love natural textures. Painted Fiji shutters are made from a mix of three premium hardwoods.
100% Waterproof ABSOur most robust range of shutters is made from ABS which is very strong and is also used to make motorcycle helmets, not only are they incredibly durable they’re also 100% waterproof! This range of shutters is ideal for high-humidity rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens, as well as children’s play areas where knocks and bumps are likely to occur. Finished with stainless steel hardware that won’t rust or corrode over time.
Premium Hardwood Cuba blends premium hardwood shutter panels with frames made from a eco-friendly engineered wood composite (EWC), for a more accessible and luxurious range of wood shutters. The panels are custom crafted from 100% hardwood using premium quality timbers from qualified sustainable sources. The specialised hardwood makes the shutter panels lighter allowing multiple hinged panels, which are mounted to robust EWC frames and make this range an ideal solution for large expanses.
Engineered Wood Composite (EWC) This popular shutter range is both elegant and hard-wearing. Antigua is our EWC range, made from a combination of a specially formulated moisture-resistant MDF with a laminated wood core for the ultimate damage resistance and structural integrity. The high-quality, wood composite is covered in a patented polypropylene (PP) coating with a UV inhibitor, giving extra protection against scratching, chipping, staining and heat damage. The wood used to produce the MDF is sourced from sustainable plantations in Australia, New Zealand, Chile, and the MDF used has extremely low formaldehyde E0 rating.