BLINDS AND AWNINGS are proud to be members of the British Blinds and shutter Association (BBSA) and fully support the Make It Safe campaign

Since its launch in 2009 the Make It Safe campaign has pressed for safer window blinds and the promotion of safety for all window treatments

As an accredited member of the BBSA we have been closely involved in the Make It Safe campaign and the changes required in the way internal blinds are made, sold and professionally installed. The regulations place a legal responsibility on all suppliers and professional installers to

  • Provide safety devices to reduce the risk of any cords or chains forming a hazardous loop
  • Test all safety critical items of internal blinds
  • Test blinds using safety devices
  • Observe maximum cord and chain lengths
  • Provide specific warnings and instructions
  • Provide information on packaging and at point of sale
  • Fit safety devices when professionally installing blinds

NEW BLINDS

There are extensive ranges of products that are safe by design, meaning that they do not use operating cords or chains or have concealed or tensioned cords. We strongly recommended that these products are always considered first when you are buying new blinds for homes or public buildings.

If you require blinds that have operating cords or chains please note the new regulations will mean cord and chain lengths are determined by European standard, and where a safety device is needed we will have to install the device by Law.

Making Existing Blinds Safer

There are a range of safety devices which have been tested to the new mandatory standards and can help make existing blinds safer. There are options for virtually every style of blind so you do not have to wait until you change your blind to make it safer.

General Safety Advice

  • If fitting blinds yourself please make sure that you follow the installation instructions carefully and make sure SAFETY DEVICES are correctly installed.
  • Do not place your Child’s cot, bed, highchair or playpen near to a window blind. (Pic1)
  • Make sure all cords and chains are always out of reach of babies and young children.
  • Do not tie cords or chains together. Make sure cords or chains do not twist together and create a loop.
  • Do not put furniture near to a window blind as children love to climb. (Pic 2)


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Latest News

Covid-19 Update:

We would like to reassure all our customers that while our Showroom will be closed from Thursday 5th November, we will still be operating our Production, Quotation and Installation services as normal with safe, social distancing rules in place.

Under the latest lockdown restrictions, as tradespeople we are eligible to attend appointments and fittings in your home. For any enquiries please call or email us.

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Over 707 blinds installed within 8 weeks by our in-house qualified fitters. The client was extremely happy with the outcome and the job was a huge success. Well done team!

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From the initial visit to the showroom, measuring up, through to the final fitting of the blinds. Each individual member of the team was...
Wood Venetian blinds customer from Orion Bracknell, Berkshire
Good product, good service, nice people to deal with. Attention to details, explained safety aspect.
Roman Blinds customer from The Conifers, Crowthorne
Ben has fitted several blinds for us and Kenny has done the measuring and estimates. Both are polite and efficient. Good quality blinds. Thank you.
Roman Blinds customer from Redcrest Gardens, Camberley
From the chap who came and measured up, and the fitters today, they were courteous, clean and tidy workers, and I am thrilled with the end result.
Vertical Blinds customer from Meadow Way, Blackwater, Camberley
We have used this company for years always good service.
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