If you’re looking to buy some blinds in the UK then you have most likely heard of the Perfect Fit System. Venetian blinds are one of the more popular options for many reasons.
You may be wondering if these blinds are right for you? Well, in this review we will be going over everything you need to know about this style, as well as where to get some for cheap in the UK.
What are Venetian Blinds?
Venetian Blinds often referred to as “horizontal blinds”, are becoming one of the most popular types of window blinds in the UK. Especially wooden ones.
Aluminium ones are also extremely popular in office environments because of their versatility and ability to easily control and divert light entering the windows. Tilting them can allow you to reduce glare on computer screens, TVs, or people – while keeping the room bright and full of natural light. The great level of control is one of the best features.
Most people will differentiate “Venetians” between the aluminum and wooden type, though technically they’re both the same type.
Why Choose Venetian Blinds in the PF Frame?
The PF System completely eliminates the need for cords and allows you to fit the blind directly to the window, door, or conservatory with ease.
So for environments with children, it is completely safe. Simply raise or lower the blind and it’ll remain in position. Or turn the wand to tilt it to the level you want.
On top of that, it fits directly against the window, so you can continue to operate doors or regularly used windows – without having to move the blind first.
Benefits of Venetians
There are numerous benefits of these blinds. We will go over every reason why they are better than other types.
With the Perfect Fit frame there is no drilling or screws, so no damage is made to your uPVC window/door frames. This helps you to keep your guarantee intact saving money in the long run.
The blind is clipped into the window frame, so you can continue to use the window or door without it swinging out, or removing your access to the handles.
There’s also no cords, so it’s completely safe for homes with young children. They can be fitted to windows, patio doors, and conservatories.
Works with any 25mm Venetian blind, so even if you don’t use them everywhere around your home, you can match them up.
They can be custom made with numerous colours and patterns, allowing you to find the ideal match for your room and home. Ranging from basic colours like black and white, to shiny or matte, and various stylish patterns. Every interior designer will find the style they are looking for.
Downsides of Venetian Blinds
Although these are one of the best and most popular types of blinds you can get for your home, there are a few potential drawbacks that we will go over with the materials like wood, plastic, and PVC.
Fit Limited Slat Sizes
The frame size can only fit slat sizes up to 25mm. Which is the most common type of aluminum blinds, but is very uncommon for wooden.
If you already have Aluminium Venetians, they’re probably already 25mm – so this shouldn’t be an issue. Likewise, if you’re purchasing new ones, you’re likely to be recommended 25mm by your advisor, simply because they allow the most control over light entering the room.
If however, you have wooden blinds that you would like to match up. The best solution will probably be to use a similar coloured aluminum option, as even if you find a supplier for a narrow 25mm wooden blind – it would look completely different to what’s in the rest of your home.
That is something to consider but doesn’t take away from all the advantages provided by these blinds.
Fits 95% of Window Frames
While the Perfect Fit System can be installed on 95% of uPVC window frames, you want to be certain you’re in the 95%.Consider contacting a reputable supplier like Hillarys. They’ll send a local advisor to your home, who will be able to answer this for you, measure up, and show you the different design options available.
Purchasing a Venetian blind in the PF frame costs more than without, as should be obvious. Though, especially for doors and windows where you would usually drill into the frame and ruin the guarantee, this should be more than worth it.
Where to Buy Venetians
When considering where to buy them, you need to first decide if you want to install them yourself or have a professional do it for you. We highly recommend getting a professional from Hillary’s to come out for a FREE measuring appointment but will go over both options.
Getting a professional to measure your windows for you takes away a lot of the headaches. There’s a lot that can go wrong when trying to figure out how to fit these blinds to uPVC windows, so it’s best to leave it to the technicians at Hillary’s to do it for you, they have all the fixings.
If you schedule a FREE appointment, they will come out and bring sample frames and slats to look at so you can see the ones you want in person and choose your favorite.
DIY Measurement & Fitting
If you’re a confident handyman/handywoman and want to do it yourself then we’d recommend heading over to web-blinds to pick up a pair for fitting yourself. The downside is that you can’t see them in person so they may look slightly different online. If this is ok with you then click the link below to view their selection.
The Verdict on Venetians
These blinds are a beautiful, highly flexible solution for furnishing your windows. Allowing simple, yet total control over light entering the room by tilting the slats to whatever angle you want. Easy cleaning is also a great benefit.
The PF frame improves that experience with the “pull up” tab and clip-in fit to the window frame. Making this a great choice for french doors, conservatories, bathrooms and regularly accessed bay windows.
If you would like to learn more or have an advisor visit your home, we highly recommend you give our recommended supplier, Hillarys, a call and arrange a home appointment with your local advisor.
Not sure if these ones are right for you? Check out our other Perfect Fit Blinds review on the homepage.