Vertical Blind Specialists - Quick & Simple Vertical Blinds
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What Customers Say
  Blinds Glossary
   
Free samples on Vertical blinds
 
Patio Door Blinds
'Superior' Range:
Patio Door Blind
Dimensions: 180cm wide
210cm drop
Vertical blinds UK
 
  Phone: 01604 671189
Contact Us >>>
 
quote slats
 

Blinds Glossary

A I B I C I D I E I F I G I H I I I J I K I L I M I N I O I P I Q I R I S I T I U I V I W I X I Y I Z

 
Instant Online Quote
 
Acorn
Attached to the pull cord on a spring roller blind and on central cords of wood and metal venetian blinds. Used to open and close blind.

Aluminium Blind
A blind consisting of horizontal aluminium slats which are available in varying widths; 12mm, 25mm, 35mm and 50mm.

Austrian Blind
A blind made with soft fabric and decorated with vertical seams to give a ruched appearance.

Blinds Quote

Bamboo Shades
A natural wood product which is made in both Roller and Roman Blind styles. Excellent appearance but has little privacy factor when internal lights are on; similar effect as net fabric.

Black Out
Refers to fabric used in Vertical and Roller blinds to block out any daylight.

Bobble Chain
A cord used on the bottom of a Vertical blind, which joins the slats together via the bottom weights.

Bottom Weight
A plastic or wood insert fitted into a pocket at the bottom of a roller blind or Venetian blind to provide stability and rigidity. Linked together with a bobble chain. Weights come in two sizes; 89mm and 127mm.

Brackets
Fittings used to hold blinds in position, attached to wall or window frame. Can sit on top, face or side of fitting.

Vertical Blinds Quote

Carriages
Fittings at the top of a vertical blind, attaching the slats to the headrail.

Cheap Vertical Blinds
As manufactured by www.blindcorner.co.uk; can be contacted by email at mail@blindcorner.co.uk.

Cord Lock
Mechanism used to lock Venetian, Roman, Austrian and Festoon blinds in a raised position.

Discount Vertical Blinds
As manufactured by www.blindcorner.co.uk and can be contacted by email at mail@blindcorner.co.uk.

Fabric Vertical Blinds
Fabrics are translucent or opaque. Both can be made fire resistant if required.

Face Fix Brackets
Used mainly in venetian and vertical blinds to attach the blind to the face of the window, for instance, in a conservatory, or on a wall when fitting blind to the outside of a window recess.

Faux Wood Blinds
The material used in the manufacture of wooden venetian blinds.

Festoon Blind
A blind that is has a ruched effect the complete length of the window, in a similar way to cinema curtains.

Instant Online Quote

Hangers
The long rectangular strip of treated fabric which hangs vertically to make up a vertical blind. Also known as Slats, Vanes, Louvres or Material.

Headrail
The straight rod along the top of a venetian or vertical blind to which the blind is attached.

Individual Replacement Vertical Blind
Replacements of all parts or complete headrails can be obtained from most good manufacturers.

Knot Holder
Found attached to the bottom ? at the back of a spring roller blind.

Louvres
The long rectangular strip of treated fabric which hangs vertically to make up a vertical blind. Also known as Slats, Vanes, Hangers or Material.

Material
The long rectangular strip of treated fabric which hangs vertically to make up a vertical blind. Also known as Slats, Vanes, Hangers or Louvres.

Instant Quote

Panels
Fabric panels of your desired width in any roller blind fabric or in a curtain fabric of your choice to compliment your existing furnishings. Both translucent and opaque linings available.

Parts
Replacements can be obtained for complete Head Rail, slats (vanes), top hangers, bottom weights and bottom link chain; all of these are 89mm (3.5”) or 127mm (5”).

Pin End
The top outer edge of a blind, opposite the spring or clutch mechanism.

Plain Bottom
A straight edge finish to the bottom of a roller blind.

Plantation Shutter
Wooden window blind inspired by tropical estates that grew rubber or cotton.

Pull Cord
Attached to the knot holder and acorn at the bottom of a spring roller blind.

PVC Blinds
Also known as vinyl blinds. This is an opaque material which is made into vertical blinds. These blinds consist of solid slats that do not require bottom weights and chains.

Roller Blind Fabric
The fabric of a roller blind used to cover a window and attached to the roller tube. The fabric is treated to render it resilient and to prevent fraying and creasing.

Roller Blinds
Known as Roller Blinds in the UK but shades in the USA.

Roller Shades
As above

Roller Tube
Cylinder at core of blind, to which the fabric is attached. Can be constructed with wood or cardboard, but modern design is usually aluminium.

Roman Blind
A blind made with soft fabric which hangs as a flat piece of fabric when closed or folds upwards in a concertina effect when open, leaving a section of the fabric on display.

Get a  Quote for Blinds

Scallop
The bottom of a roller blind finished with an undulating shape.

Slats
The long rectangular strip of treated fabric which hangs vertically to make up a vertical blind. Also known as Vanes, Louvres, Hangers or Material.

Spring
Used to re-roll the fabric onto the roller tube, usually located on the left hand side at the top of the blind.

Tilt Cord
Situated at the control end of a vertical blind and used to draw open and pull shut the vertical slats. Usually a white plastic cord but can also be metal. Also called a Tilt Chain.

Tilt Chain
Situated at the control end of a vertical blind and used to draw open and pull shut the vertical slats. Usually a white plastic cord but can also be metal. Also called a Tilt Cord.

Top Fix Brackets
Bracket fittings used mainly on venetian and vertical blinds to fit the blind to the lintel or the ceiling.

Top Hangers
Situated in a pocket at the top of the slats of a vertical blind and used to attach the slats and workings of the blind to the headrail.

Online Instant Quote

Vanes
The long rectangular strip of treated fabric which hangs vertically to make up a vertical blind. Also known as Slats, Louvres, Hangers or Material. The slatting used in the manufacture of vertical blinds; the material can be both translucent and opaque; slats are also available in PVC, known as vinyl, and in wood.

Venetian Blind
A blind consisting of horizontal slats which are available in varying widths; 12mm, 25mm, 35mm and 50mm.

Vertical Blind Parts
Spares to repair vertical blinds obtained from most blind manufacturers.

Vertical Blind Repairs
Can be made using vertical blind parts, obtained from most blind manufacturers

Vertical Blind Replacement
The slats (vanes), slat hangers, bottom weights and bottom link chain can all be obtained from all good blind manufacturers.

Vertical Wooden Blinds
An opaque blind in various colours that does not require bottom weights and chains; the vinyl vertical blind is a similar concept.

Vinyl Blind
A solid vertical blind which is opaque (stops light) and also does not require any bottom chains; also known as PVC.

Wand
A plastic rod hanging at control end of a vertical blind and used to tilt the vertical slats forward and backwards to open and close the blind. Also present on venetian blinds and used to open and close the horizontal slats.

Window Blinds
Vertical Blind
Venetian Blind
Roller Blind
Roman Blind
Austrian Blind
Festoon Blind
Pleated Blinds
Panel Blinds

Quote for Vertical Blinds

Window Covering
Translucent – allows light to pass through partially or diffusely.
Opaque – light will not pass through.

Window Shades
Vertical Blind
Venetian Blind
Roller Blind
Roman Blind
Austrian Blind
Festoon Blind
Pleated Blinds
Panel Blinds

Wood Blinds
Can be obtained as a vertical, roller, roman or venetian blind.

Window Treatments
Vertical Blind
Venetian Blind
Roller Blind
Roman Blind
Austrian Blind
Festoon Blind
Pleated Blind
Panel Blinds

 
Quote for blinds now
 
Vertical Blind Specialists - Phone 01604 671189

Vertical Blinds Quick Reference / Product Guide

Vertical Window Blinds UK
Patio Door Blinds UK
Slat Blinds UK
Vertical Blind Manufacturer UK
Vertical Blinds for the Home
Vertical Blinds for the Office
Vertical Window Blinds and Lighting in the Workplace
Vertical Blinds Information
Replacement Blind Slats