Types of window blinds by Blindology Blinds Plymouth

Please see below for a small explanation of the types of window blinds that Blindology are proud to offer. All of the below types of window blinds have varying uses, positives and negatives. To find out more, please browse the relevant information for each type of window blind.

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With regard to window blinds, the main properties that people require are either one or more of the following: 

To help with privacy, to help with shading and last but not least decoration. 

There are many more uses for all blinds, but the type of blind will depend on the type of uses that you require it to do, i.e; roller blinds are more of a blind that is either up or down (open or closed).  But can be operated to stop any where in the drop.

A very small breakdown and explanation of each window blind now follows below. 

Please click on the blinds icon or type of blind for a more detailed description.

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Vertical window blinds

Is a window blind with a series of thin slats, hanging vertically in front of a window (vertical blind), which can be turned as a group and closed with a slight overlap to block the window/light.
This helps in shading and privacy.

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Venetian window blinds

Is a window blind consisting of a number of thin horizontal adjustable slats that overlap when closed and with a slight overlap.
This in turn helps with shading and privacy.
Available in aluminium or wood.

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Roller window blinds

Is a window blind that rolls up out of the way on a tube, using a chain to operate it or remote controlled and battery operated. This are perhaps more for areas that do not require quite as much privacy. Kitchens or bathrooms for instance.

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VELUX SKYLIGHT window blinds

A window blind to cover a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air, these are normaly available as a roller blind, pleated blind or venetian blind.

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COMMERCIAL window blinds

We can supply and install commercial window blinds in Plymouth for businesses, office’s and other commercial buildings. Especially suited for areas that perhaps require an FR (Fire Retardant) rating.

choosing the type of MATERIAL

Once a decision has been made on what type of blind is required, the next step is what type of material could be chosen?

Materials that are available are as follows, but dependant on the type of blind that is required: Wood, faux wood, fabric, aluminium or PVC.

With the fabric range, they are also split into various groups: standard, dim out and blackout. All three groups are and have various properties depending on the fabric, this ranges from for instance; anti glare, stay fresh, wipe clean, advanced solar control, fire retardant and suitable for moist conditions. But all of the fabrics will comply with the standard for colourfastness according to the current British Standards for colourfastness.

Wood or wooden (Venetian blinds) are available in gloss, matte, plain or a wood grain finish. They are now even available in a faux wood finish, these are specifically produced for the use in kitchens and bathrooms. Any where there is moisture.

Aluminum ( Venetian blinds and now also vertical blinds) available in plain and textured finishes.

But what also needs to be remembered, is the actual choice of colour, and what sort of “LOOK” that is to be hoped to achieve with these window blinds, this all depends on where, what and when.

WHat to consider?


Where are the blinds going to be installed?


What type of blind is being thought of, to be installed?


When is shading or privacy required, and when would the blind be used?

There is no rush!

As with all types of materials and equipment, there are so many numerous types and qualities of available blinds. 

This is more of a minefield, as perhaps having no prior knowledge regarding blinds, and perhaps not being aware of the differing qualities of blinds that are available. 

Blindology get so many customers saying 

“Well a blind is surely a blind!” 

Just by answering

 “If you take cars, how many differing makers and manufacturers of cars are there?” 


 “How many types of carpets are there?”

As with any supplier, of any type of goods that are being considered for purchasing, Blindology also state to customers, use what ever resources are available before accepting any quote, estimate or price. 

Perhaps just asking friends, family or even carrying out a search online, for perhaps reviews of companies (Blindology have very good reviews. Just carry out a search for “Blindology reviews” and see some of their reviews by customers! This is one of the best indicators of any business and what customers actually think of any service that a company has carried out or supplied. 

These reviews can range from conduct, price, advice, quality, workmanship, even down to what time the company called and were they late, did they ring or call to let you know etc.


Well, now that Blindology have explained some of the things, that perhaps hopefully may help, and make customers more aware of some of the information required before selecting a window blind and before you think of any type of window blind (in fact any type of purchase to be honest!)

Hopefully, this will help some customers realise and perhaps in what should be asked of any company. Whether it is for blinds (if it is, then Blindology do hope that they would be considered for any type of blind that is required) or from choosing a local garage, for the repairs of a vehicle, to what sort of carpet or flooring that is required.


Blindology, also hope that this has been informative, and if there are any questions or feed back, please feel free to contact Blindology.