Pinoleum Blinds

Pinoleum blinds are a traditional form of shading for conservatories, sun rooms and Orangeries as their material gently filters the light.

Pinoleum blinds are available in a wide range of finishes making them one of the ultimate bespoke blinds. Wooden strips are woven together using UV resistant threads to create an elegant light filtering blind often used for conservatory shading.

The reeds are available in a flat as well as a round finish and can be lacquered, stained or painted to suit every type of decor and every taste. Some BBSA members even provide a paint matching service. Wood weave blinds typically have an edging braid stitched to the side of the blind and again these are available in a range of colours.

It is possible to have some Pinoleum weaves where the slats overlap providing a high degree of dim-out and some are available with a reflective backing making them ideal for roof blinds.

Pinoleum can be made into shaped blinds and can be operated in a number of ways including motorisation by low voltage motors and remote controls.

For vertical glazing, Pinoleum blinds tend to be made in roller, roll-up or Roman blind format.

Types:

Free hanging
Cord operation passing through a cord lock for operational control.

Roman
Operated by cord which is then secured around a cleat or by a continuous chain at one side.

Tensioned
To be fitted in a rooflight or sloping window. They may be cord, wand, hand draw or electric motor operated.

Shaped
Most triangular shapes are easily covered however other more complicated shapes may not be fully operational.

Components:

Head and Bottom Rail sections
Anodised or painted aluminium or wood.

Cord
Made from polyester.

Brackets
Galvanised or painted steel.

Cord lock
Locking mechanism to secure the blind in the raised position.

Cleat
Made in a variety of finishes and used to secure cord instead of a cord lock.

Tension wire
PVC coated steel or Kevlar coated cord.

Child Safety

Always consider window blind cord and chain safety in buildings where children live or may visit. See information on window blind safety here.

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