Roller blinds for Sale
Roller blinds are by far the most popular type of blind for homes and offices today. They offer incredible versatility, are easy to operate and unobtrusive. This makes them the ideal choice for minimalist designs that add an understated elegance to the home or office setting.
Roller blinds come in a wide range of colours, materials and textures to suit all windows. A useful way to start choosing the right fabric is by how much light it lets through, also known as light control.
Blockout fabrics let no light through, as the name suggests. They are particularly suited to bedrooms and media rooms that need to be darkened. Be aware, however, that there can be some light spillage around the edges of the blind. This can be mitigated – speak to us about options for doing so.
Screen fabrics, such as the Sheerweave range of fabrics, are made of high-tech meshes manufactured to exacting specifications. They are highly effective at reducing glare, heat and dangerous UV rays that may damage books and furniture. A special feature of these mesh fabrics is that they provide one-way vision: during the daytime, you’ll be able to look out, but people on the outside won’t be able to see in. Keep in mind that it’s the other way around at night, when it is dark outside and the lights are on inside the house. Sheerweave fabrics are the most popular fabric for roller blinds at present, because of their durability, functionality and great looks.
Finally, there are light filtering fabrics that do let significant amounts of light through. Some of these are translucent – they allow light, but not detailed shapes to pass through – and others are transparent, allowing you to see through them. As you can see, there are many options available to you, and that is before even getting started on the colour schemes.
When it comes to colours, there are two fundamental categories to look at: the standard ranges include the most popular neutral colours, usually ranging from dark greys to bright whites, with many shades of off-white and grey in between. These colours are very versatile and will complement the décor of any interior. The second category consists of the designer ranges – much bolder hues and patterns ranging right across the colours of the rainbow, from red through orange, yellow, green and blue to in-between hues and shades. The designer fabric ranges are vivid and make a statement. They are often usefully combined as colour accents with the more muted tones of the standard ranges.
There are also more specialised variants of roller blinds, such as double roller blinds (two separate blinds mounted on a single bracket, e.g. one blockout and one Sheerweave), roller blinds with side channels to prevent light spillage, and Vision or zebra blinds, which combine alternating strips of opaque and translucent fabric to provide fine regulation of light. In addition, there are outdoor blinds, which can be made to much larger sizes to accommodate patio openings.
Roller blinds can also be easily motorised and then controlled using a remote control or your smartphone. In motorisation, the wirefree models are becoming especially popular at the moment. They are driven by high-capacity, long-lasting, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries rather than by electricity drawn via a cable from the mains.
Contact our friendly Blinds Express consultants in Randburg for a free consultation and price estimate. You are also invited to come visit our bright and welcoming showroom in Randburg, where all types of blinds are on display.
These prices are intended to give you an indication of the price range for roller blinds.
Prices vary according to the width and length of a roller blind and are not calculated per square metre.
Price estimates including VAT –
1m by 1m roller blind in standard fabrics from R545 to R1400
1m by 1m roller blind in designer fabrics from R825 to R1730
Two types of motors are available for roller blinds.
A 220V power point is required for each motor. The motor is enclosed in the tube of the roller blind. The blinds can then be operated via a remote control from up to 80 metres away depending on the nature and number of walls or other obstacles between the roller blind and the remote.Up to three adjacent roller blinds can be coupled and run off a single motor. Coupled blinds do not always line up with each other in the up and down positions. It may be necessary to choose to have the blinds lined up in either the up or the down position.
Battery Powered Wire Free Motor
This motor does not require a power point as it is powered by 8 lithium ion batteries mounted behind the tube. An optional solar energy kit is also available for this motor. It is supplied with rechargeable batteries and a small solar panel that can be adhered to the window.
|All roller blinds can be motorized with the exception of the vision roller blinds. The key benefits of motorising a roller blind would be for large blinds that are heavy to lift or blinds that are out of reach.A programmable upper and lower limit is set and a favourite intermediate position can be set and operated using the ‘MY’ button on the remote control.|
Motorisation is available for between R4900 and R9000 depending on the options selected.
|A half round valance compliments your roller blind with a stylish finishing touch. Valances are available in an array of different colours|
|Optional brushed steel end caps, joiners and returns are available for the half round valances|
|Roller blind aluminium facia|
|Wire side guides are useful for holding roller blinds in place to prevent the blind from swinging in the wind when it is down|
|Wall cleats can be used to fasten the lift cord securely to the wall|
|Steel ball chain for roller blinds provides a metallic look (as opposed to the plastic ball chain that comes standard with roller blinds)|
|Easi lift spring® aids in lifting bigger and heavier roller blinds|
|Scallops and braids can be created at the base of your roller blind for a decorative finishing touch|
|Deco pole scallop can be created at the base of your roller blind for a decorative finishing touch|
|Flowers and corsages can be created at the base of your roller blind for a decorative finishing touch|
|Eyelets can be created at the base of your roller blind for a decorative finishing touch|
|Decorative tassels can be added to the base of your roller blind for a decorative finishing touch|
|Intermediate or coupled brackets can be used between two adjacent roller blinds to reduce the gap. The coupled bracket enables both blinds to be operated as a single roller blind.|
|Roller blind back Bar for specific installations|