A light maple coloured slat showing the natural grain.
When privacy and light control are the number one issue, venetians are perfect as the slats can be tilted to a create light, airy space during the day or an ambient cosy room at night and with a choice of 3 different slat sizes to best suit your requirements. Offering the beauty of real wood our collection features a stunning mix of 13 finishes in both natural wood and contemporary painted shades to add warmth and interest to any room as well as complementing the latest interior trends. All our venetians are finished with a colour matched valance, bottom bar and wooden acorn and come with a colour co-ordinated cord condenser and a two-part safety cleat to comply with Child Safety Regulations.
Child Safety Information
You may be aware that there have actually been a number of extremely unfortunate cases of children or animals perishing mistakenly because they’ve been suffocated by the inner or outer cords of a blind. You may be unaware of the legislation that was passed in February 2014 to attempt and avoid these unnecessary deaths.
It’s the Law
It’s now prohibited to install a home window blind which doesn’t adhere to the brand-new child safety requirements. Blinds must be fully compliant with BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014 and validated as ‘safe’, and this is typical of blinds in all rooms in every house, regardless of whether youngsters are present or otherwise.
Why is this essential?
Toddlers matured 16-36 months are specifically in danger of strangulation. They’re mobile, but their muscle control and windpipes aren’t fully established. Because their heads still weigh proportionately greater than their bodies, they cannot release themselves effortlessly if they come to be tangled, and they asphyxiate more quickly compared to adults if their necks are restricted.
The brand-new regulations intends to shield babies and kids by making certain that child-safe blinds are set up in all houses now and in the future, no matter the existence or absence of kids.
A recess measurement is the opening space inside of your window. A recess-fit blind will sit within this opening of your window, without overlapping onto the wall. To take the correct measurements for a recess-fit blind, accurately measure the inside width (Red Line) of your window in three places, writing down the narrowest. This is your recess width.
Then measure the inside height ( drop – Blue Line ) of your window in three places, writing down the shortest. This is your recess height.
We will reduce your recess sizes by a small amount to ensure the blind fits within the opening accurately without catching
Use a metal tape measure for accuracy.
Measure across the window width, adding an extra 100mm to the total width to allow a 50mm overlap either side of the window to block out light effectively.
Decide where you want the bottom of your blind to end and measure the length of the window from the top of the fitting to this point.