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5 tips to keep your homes warm and cosy in winter

 

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Deva blinds launch blackout roller blinds in a cassette.

 

Deva blinds are pleased to launch our new product a blackout roller blind within a cassette.

Paul Pollard-Fraser, owner of Deva Blinds said, “Before we offered blackout roller blinds in the recess and light crept round the gaps.  It was all we had then and not very satisfactory.  We are now able to offer our customers a cassetted version that lets very little light through.”

“We launched our low cost motorised blinds early in 2015 and they have proved a huge success.  The video above shows you a sample of a cassetted blackout roller blind being operated by a rechargeable battery operated motor.  There are no wires or trailing cords and they are completely child and pet safe.  A single 8 hour plug in charge lasts between 6 and 8 months or we also do a mains powered option.”

“With British Summer time starting tomorrow, the phones will be ringing next week with mother’s of small children wanting to darken their child’s bedroom.  Our blackout roller blinds will certainly fit the bill.”

 

Add style to your windows with roller blinds

Posted in Smart home | by Lynn Lynn

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Roller blinds are an excellent way to add style to your windows without having to do any lengthy or expensive alterations. They are relatively easy to fit, come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, designs and sizes and are suitable for any room in your home. A roller blind can transform the way your window looks and also enhance your interior design scheme. As you can see in the pictures, found on Elite Blinds, there are suitable roller blinds for every room of your home, from minimalistic and plain designs to the more elaborate and embellished.

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An extremely versatile way to add style to your home – roller blinds are one of the most simplest and effective ways to dress up your windows, creating pleasant focal points. They function very well and can be made from many different materials. Your choices are huge and include everything from sheer fabric such as voiles to PVC and black out roller blinds. Choosing a roller blind style will depend on your personal taste and which room it is to be used in. Each roller blind is an attractive addition to your window dressing and also has practical features that make it a fantastic choice for the home.

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Many companies offer bespoke roller blinds and will assist you with their knowledge and experience. For example a PVC roller blind may be best for a bathroom where the air is often damp or moist and a black out blind could be the ideal purchase for a bedroom to help minimize light. Blinds can be made to match your décor with added finishing touches such as braiding or patterns to bring extra interest and color. Roller blinds are a great choice for those harder to fit windows or simply to compliment your own style, taste and interior design theme.

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Deva blinds will no longer manufacture corded vertical blinds.

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With the soon to be implemented introduction of European law EN13120 about the safety of blinds for young children, Deva blinds Ltd have taken a step to greatly increase the safety of their blinds.

Paul Pollard-Fraser, owner of Deva blinds said “The new law will hopefully reduce the risk for young children, but I want to eliminate the risk altogether.  We are going to stop manufacturing our vertical blinds with looped cords and only supply them with a wand operation.  This will ensure that there is no risk to young children.”

“I have been fitting blinds for many years now and most parents and grandparents are aware of the dangers of electric sockets and the stairs, but often forget about the dangers of looped blind cords.  By only manufacturing vertical blinds without looped cords we will be able to totally remove the risk to young children.”

“Deva blinds also offer perfect fit blinds that fit to the individual window without any trailing cords and also have sprung loaded blinds that remove the need for cord operations.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blinds expert backs ‘Legacy for Lucy’ campaign to ban looped cords

A MAN with more than 30 years of experience working in the curtain and blind industry has backed a campaign over the safety of looped blind cords.

As reported in the Daily Echo, grieving Bournemouth mum Annette Latimer is calling for people to back the ‘Legacy for Lucy’ campaign after her two-year-old daughter Lucy died when she got caught up in a blind cord in her bedroom five years ago.

Earlier this month, she found out that another little girl, Sophia Lily Parslow, aged 17 months, died in the same tragic way and she decided that something had to be done. She was the 28th child to die in such a way since 1999.

Chris Hodgkins, who is based in Canford Heath, said there were already devices that could prevent accidents – and he urged all parents to make sure they are fitted.

He said a device called a cord tidy was available to keep cords out of the way and they could be fitted retrospectively.

Chris added: “The blind manufacturers supply these and when I go out and measure a job I mention to people that if they have young children they should have them fitted. But some say they don’t want them fitted.

“It’s about three years ago that these came in and we think in the next 12 months that it will become law. It’s not just down to the fitters and suppliers, it is also down to the pub

Annette said she wanted as many people as possible to know of the dangers of the blinds and has launched a petition to get them completely banned.

She added yesterday: “If something else can be done that makes sure that, 100 per cent, everybody is safe, then that’s my aim.

“The more people that know, the more people that will go out and fit a device.”

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has been successful in asking the government to make it a regulation that these type of blinds are manufactured with breakaway connectors.

It has also encouraged parents to fit safety devices to existing looped cord blinds.

Blinds expert backs ‘Legacy for Lucy’ campaign to ban looped cords

A MAN with more than 30 years of experience working in the curtain and blind industry has backed a campaign over the safety of looped blind cords.

As reported in the Daily Echo, grieving Bournemouth mum Annette Latimer is calling for people to back the ‘Legacy for Lucy’ campaign after her two-year-old daughter Lucy died when she got caught up in a blind cord in her bedroom five years ago.

Earlier this month, she found out that another little girl, Sophia Lily Parslow, aged 17 months, died in the same tragic way and she decided that something had to be done. She was the 28th child to die in such a way since 1999.

Chris Hodgkins, who is based in Canford Heath, said there were already devices that could prevent accidents – and he urged all parents to make sure they are fitted.

He said a device called a cord tidy was available to keep cords out of the way and they could be fitted retrospectively.

Chris added: “The blind manufacturers supply these and when I go out and measure a job I mention to people that if they have young children they should have them fitted. But some say they don’t want them fitted.

“It’s about three years ago that these came in and we think in the next 12 months that it will become law. It’s not just down to the fitters and suppliers, it is also down to the pub

Annette said she wanted as many people as possible to know of the dangers of the blinds and has launched a petition to get them completely banned.

She added yesterday: “If something else can be done that makes sure that, 100 per cent, everybody is safe, then that’s my aim.

“The more people that know, the more people that will go out and fit a device.”

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has been successful in asking the government to make it a regulation that these type of blinds are manufactured with breakaway connectors.

It has also encouraged parents to fit safety devices to existing looped cord blinds.

Manufacturing of wooden blinds is about to start.

Deva Blinds Limited had placed it’s first order for wooden blinds.

Paul Pollard-Fraser, owner of Deva blinds Limited said “It is great to be in total control of the manufacture of our wooden venetian blinds for our customers.  I now know that I will be able to fit exactly what I order, it will be a great relief.  Not only will I be able to get the exact blinds that I want, but I will also be able to control when I get my blinds.”

“By manufacturing our own blinds we will be able to give a better service to our customers.”

“With my wife, May running the wooden blinds section, I can give her a call and ask her “Where are my blinds!”  Hopefully she will not give me the run around I used to get from previous suppliers.”

“I think that this is the way forward, I will also offer blinds to the trade as I know what I want as a fitter and believe that I can offer trade blinds that are easy to unpack and fit.”

Deva blinds Limited move forward again.

Deva blinds will come and see you when YOU want us to come.

Unlike most of my competitors that are  long in the tooth and only want to see you during the day, I will come to see you during the evening and at the weekend.

Deva blinds are a modern company and will fit in with you.

Please contact me for an appointment  that suits you.

Another great end of year at Deva blinds.

It is Easter Sunday and the end of the financial year for Deva blinds.  I have been to see a customer as usual.

Business has doubled on last year, the phone does not stop ringing and I am totally booked up most days including the weekends.

I now have 70 websites that produce all my enquiries, I do no other advertising, it is all online and word of mouth.  I thank all my internet partners that help spread the word.

It has been a great year for Deva blinds and I thank every customer not only for their business but also for the many posts on the Testimonial section of the website.

My wife, May went back to Thailand last week and I am going to join her for 10 days next Monday, I am looking forward to the rest.

Thank you for your custom.

Paul.

 

St. Valentines day or Deva blinds day ?

My wife wants me to celebrate St Valentines day tomorrow and take her to an expensive resturant where they will charge more because they can!

I prefer to celebrate the birth of my first website devablinds.co.uk .  This was the start of my business, I moved from a national company and went on my own.

Things have changed a lot since that first day, I now have 55 websites covering the North West of England and North Wales and don’t get a seconds rest.  I answer all my phone calls, book all my own appointments, visit my customers and then return and fit my customers blinds and shutters.  I love what I do and it is great to be busy. My wife May helps me a lot and often comes with me to fit my orders.

I am constantly meeting suppliers to see what they have to offer, I love to see the latest designs and products.  I am just about to offer the new Luxaflex Twist Roller blinds.

I run an independent company and I am able to show you many things that the big companies and franchises are not able to offer.  I supply quality products at a sensible price.

I have many testimonial comments but I think one that sums me up is this one:

“I found Paul helpful, friendly and professional.He was punctual, efficient and offered me good advice. He uses quality products, which he fitted really well.The job was done at a good and fair price.I would certainly recommend Paul.”
Thank you to all my customers that have made me successful, without you I would have no business.
Happy St Valentines day !!