How Do Pleated Blinds Work?

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Unlike other blinds, Pleated Blinds can work horizontally, vertically or laterally. They can also be top down or bottom up, meaning you can have them attached to the top of your window or the bottom, depending on your preferences.

Perfect Fit Pleated Blinds are fitted within the window/door frame, making them ideal for skylights, roof windows, patio doors, conservatories, and unusually shaped windows. When the Pleated Blinds are opened, the hexagonal cellular compartments collapse on themselves and are flattened.

This allows the blinds to sit neatly and discreetly at the top (or bottom) of the window frame. When the blinds are closed, the hexagonal cells are open, trapped air between each section to help insulate the room.

Plus, Pleated Blinds can be opened and closed without cords or chains, meaning they are great for homes with children and pets.

The Benefits Of Pleated Blinds

Every type of window dressing has pros and cons. Blinds are the most popular type of window dressing thanks to their versatility, style and longevity. Pleated Blinds have a variety of benefits and are the first choice for many homes.

  • Light Control

    Because they do not have slats like other blinds, Pleated Blinds completely block out the light when closed. When open, they are tucked away small, covering as little of the window as possible and allowing plenty of natural light to flood in. They can be opened part way allowing you to control the light.

  • Heat Control

    Pleated Blinds are also a great option for heat insulation. During the winter months, the hexagonal cells will trap cool air, prevent cool breezes from entering your home and stopping heat from escaping. During the summer, the blinds will deflect the direct sun when closed, keeping your home cool.

  • Privacy

    As with most blinds, Pleated Blinds allow you to control the privacy levels in your home. If you live in a home on a busy street or a home overlooked by neighbours, Pleated Blinds will be great for you.

  • Perfect Fit

    Pleated Blinds are tailormade to seamlessly fit your windows. This means there won’t be unsightly gaps between the blind and the window frame. Plus, they can be fitted within the window frame, making them the obvious option for skylights, conservatories, unusually shaped windows and patio/French doors.

  • Blackout Pleated Blinds 

    Pleated Blinds are available in a blackout material, making them ideal for bedrooms, nurseries or any room that requires total darkness.

  • Custom-Made

    When it comes to Pleated Blinds, the choice is all yours. You choose the fabric, colour and design. Would you prefer blackout material? Or a sun-protection coated fabric? Would you like them positioned at the top or the bottom of your window? Would you like them perfectly fitted or free hanging? The choices are endless with Pleated Blinds.

Get in Touch

At Express Shutters, Blinds & Curtains, we provide made to measure, bespoke window dressings, including high-quality pleated blinds.

You can choose from an array of different fabrics and colours to create the perfect look for your windows.

We also provide a selection of tailormade soft furnishings including cushions and tie-backs. This allows you to select additional furnishing elements of your room to match your blinds or curtains.

Not only do we provide a wide range of different products to suit your requirements. But we have an express turnaround service to get the job done as quickly as possible. Get in touch to find out more.

We also have a beautiful showroom in Barnsley that you can visit for a browse or a chat with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

We are usually open to the public Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm, however, this may be subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact us before visiting.

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