Vertical blinds have been in existence for a long time now and they haven’t really changed that much over those years. They still have a track which the louvres run on and the louvres in the main are still weighted at the bottom. The big change for this blind and the blind industry came in March 2014 when child safety regulation set new rules on how blind cords and chains could be used in the home and public places. As a company who have been practising child safety with blind cords long before the regulations were announced we are now supplying Vertical blind headrails with a wand control as standard.
This wand control pulls the blind back and forth over the window and also tilts the louvres with no hanging cord or chains. We can still supply the old system with chain to tilt and cord to move the blind. However there are now rules which we have to obey. All cord and chains must be 1500mm of floor and be held in place with a child safety device which in some cases make the blind more difficult to control
In standard fabric, louvre widths come in 89mm and 127mm. There are many textures and colours to choose from ranging from sheer to opaque to blackout. The louvres can be stacked to the right, the left or split like a pair of curtains. If using a wand control we can only manufacture right or left not split draw.