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Window treatments control light, add style

Window coverings are essential and need to be done right. To achieve a custom, professional look, you’ll need help from experts. We can come into your home to give you help. If your home is in need of window treatments here are a few things to consider. 1. Blinds versus curtains: There are several different kinds […]

5 tips to keep your homes warm and cosy in winter

KEEP the heat in and the cold out this winter with a few simple measures that won’t break the bank. 1. A quarter of the heat in an uninsulated house is lost through the roof, according to the Energy Saving Trust. Insulating the loft is a great way to retain heat and save money. Even […]

Design with style: consider vertical blinds

Sliding doors and French doors provide an interesting entrance while allowing more light to enter a living space. Natural light, usually viewed as a positive, can become a problem when the sun is in your eyes during dinner or breakfast. It also can affect the screens on your TV or monitors. Many times the consumer doesn’t think about the damage that […]

Success for Sophia’s Cause campaign: Ikea to stop selling blinds with cords

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has said it will no longer sell window blinds with cords. Cords from blinds have been associated with the deaths of young children, including Gloucestershire’s Sophia Parslow, through strangulation. Sophia’s mum Amanda O’Halloran, from Tirley, was left devastated when her 17-month-old daughter died by accidentally hanging herself on the blind cord […]

Ikea to stop selling blinds with cords

Pose too much danger to toddlers By Emma Woollacott, Oct 2, 2015 Updated: October 2, 2015 7:34 AM Ikea has promised to stop selling window blinds with cords in an effort to improve childsafety. As of today, it’s stopped selling them in the US, and says it plans to discontinue them internationally by the end […]

Toddler died after hanging himself on cord of window blind

Thirteen-month-old Johnny Doran was pronounced dead at the John Radcliffe Hospital Photo: ITV Meridian   A toddler died by accidentally hanging himself on the cord of a window blind in his parents’ bedroom, an inquest heard. Thirteen-month-old Johnny Doran was found suspended above the ground next to the window by his father Martin, 35, when he […]

Window Covering Can Help Cut Your Energy Costs

  SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 11, 2015) –  Are you concerned about your carbon footprint? Or maybe you are just concerned about how high your utility bills have been because of the recent heat wave in Southern California. Recent studies demonstrate that up to 40% of our energy costs are spent on heating and cooling […]

Sustainable Faber Blinds products feature in new landmark project

  Faber Blinds is helping to inspire the next generation of landscape professionals and raise awareness of green infrastructure at the RHS Hyde Hall’s new Learning Centre. The company, part of the Hunter Douglas Group, has supplied solar shading solutions for the £3m new facility. The project is a beacon of sustainability for the construction […]

Have sex in the dark if you want to get pregnant – really?

Blackout blinds could help you conceive according to this new study.     If you want to get pregnant, you should have sex in the dark. That’s what the tabloids are saying today, after researchers in the US and Japan found that menstrual cycles were disrupted by differences in light. The study – on mice […]