Hello, its Ryan from blinds superstore, I wanted to cover a couple of important point which we get asked a lot via telephone and email about these types of blinds. The two points we want to cover how wide can we go to on the width on our day and night roller blinds and key information regarding the cassette head box.
Wide width day and night roller blinds – We make the here at our factory on our own roller table, this means we have control and experience to go to really wide widths on our roller blinds. All the fabrics on our vision roller blinds all go to 2400mm wide. Most of our fabrics on our site going up to 2800mm wide. This means if you have very large windows, a patio door area or bi-folding doors for example, we can achieve that width without any problems.
How can we do it and other cant? We can make large vision roller blinds because we manufacture the blinds ourselves and we use a special reinforced tube. Vision roller blinds use two different types of tube, the standard tube is a 32mm diameter tube. The 32mm roller blind tube is used for most window blinds and has a maximum width of 2000mm wide. For the larger windows, we use a 40mm diameter tube which is slightly wider, thicker and is reinforced. We use the 40mm tube on larger window blinds going above 2000mm wide going all the way up to 2800mm wide. This 40mm roller tube stops the day and night blind from bending and distorting the tube. When you go to bigger widths on a small tube it cannot take the weight or span it is covering.
Cassette box – one question we get asked about our vision roller blinds is the sizes of the box, this is a really great question to ask especially when measuring day and night blinds for bay windows, measuring for outside recess and measuring in conservatories. I have a box on show here which I can show you from the side and measure with a tape. The boxes with a bracket are 90mm by 90mm and this is really useful information which you can apply when measuring your windows.
Measuring vision blinds for angled bay windows – Having these sizes is key information when you are measuring bays. When you come to measure your bay windows, whether that is a box bay or your bay is like a fifty pence piece. You can simply cut two pieces of paper at 90mm , put this paper at the back of your window and then push the paper towards each other till the corners of the paper meets. When the paper meets you can make your marks. You’re basically imitating your cassette boxes when they are in the window. This gets your sizes perfect and makes sure the blinds are as big as they can be but not too big.
Measuring vision rollers for outside recess – Measuring outside recess requires specific measurements, knowing the sizes of the boxes is really useful. It means you know how much you need to add to your drop if mounting the box on the outside of the recess. A simple method for doing this is measure the recess drop for example and add 90mm (this is the depth of the box).
Measuring day and night blinds for conservatories – Very like measuring box bays or square bay windows. You have a lead blind and a slave blind. Typically, you have one blind which goes all the way to the end, the slave blind is the one that butts up to the lead blind. You measure this by again using two pieces of paper at 90mm, put one piece against the window and make a mark. Where this mark is where you need to measure to for your slave blind.