Roller blinds are a popular choice in the UK. You may be wondering if it’s worth the money to get them in the PerfectFit frame?
In this review, we’ll go over the pros and cons of made to measure rollers so you’ll know if they are the right choice for you, as well as where to get them at the best price in the UK.
What are Roller Blinds?
Roller blinds, often referred to as “pull down blinds” are one of the most common types of window blinds you’ll see in the UK.
They’re extremely adaptable, most manufacturers offering hundreds of fabric colours or pattern choices, and can be customized to suit almost any room.
For kitchen windows, patio/bifold doors, and conservatories they’re a stylish way of providing more control over light in your room – and can easily be rolled down to completely darken the room. Especially with a blackout fabric.
Why Choose Roller Blinds in the PF Frame?
The Perfect Fit Frame is without cords, so there are no free-hanging cords to pull for controlling the blind. Which is especially great if you have children around the home.
It does this by using a “tab control” system. Simply raise or lower the tab, and they will remain in that position. Most people report that the tab feature is extremely convenient and easy to use.
What are the Benefits?
There are many benefits to going with these blinds. We will highlight the most important ones for you below.
Easy to Install on Windows/Door Frames
No drilling, nor screws or holes will be made into your window/door frames, so you can keep your guarantee and have peace of mind. The blinds fit against the window, so you can continue to open it without it swinging out, and you can access handles without needing to make adjustments first.
Keeps the Light Out
For blackout fabrics, the frame will completely prevent light entering the room and it can be fitting to uPVC windows, French doors, and conservatories is easy.
Variety of Colours
Any fabric can be used to match the rest of your home. There are a ton of different colours available like black, white, pink, teal and many others.
The Potential Downsides
Although these blinds are an excellent choice there are a few downsides that you should keep in mind when buying online.
Not as Much Control
While the tab control system will allow you to easily control the blind, therefore the light entering the room. It won’t provide as much control as a Venetian blind would, also available in the PF frame.
That’s because you’re limited by either letting the light in, or not. You can cover half of the window as an example, preventing the sun from directly hitting yourself – or more importantly – the TV when you’re trying to watch it.
But with a Venetian, you could simply tilt them and point the light in another direction – still letting it enter the room.
For most people, this probably won’t matter. Pulling it down until the glare is reduced is more than enough, and the blackout lining will provide a significantly better block out solution. It is something for you to consider though.
Fits on 95% of Window Frames
The PF system can be installed on 95% of uPVC window frames. If you’re not sure if you’re in the 95%, then you should consider contacting a reputable supplier like Hillarys for a home appointment first.
They’ll be able to consult you and see if there will be an additional cost for the frame. Though this should be more than worth it if it saves voiding your guarantee, and/or wasting your window sill space which would be terrible.
Where to Buy Roller Blinds?
When it comes to buying a set of rollers you have two options depending on how handy you are.
Your first option and the one we recommend is to schedule a free appointment with a professional from Hillary’s. They’ll come to your home with samples of both the frame and slats so you can choose the exact one that you want.
If you consider yourself to be an expert handyman then you can always buy roller blinds online through web-blinds. The downfall of this is that you don’t get to see them in person before you buy. They have both short and long blinds, click the button below to see their selection.
The Verdict on Rollers
Rollers are a beautiful, timeless solution for furnishing your window and providing additional privacy and light control.
The PF frame makes that experience even better, especially for patio doors, windows, and a conservatory that is accessed regularly.
If you’re considering it, we highly recommend you give our recommended supplier, Hillarys, a call and arrange a home appointment with your local advisor.
Or if you want to see more options view some more Perfect Fit blinds in the UK.