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Duette Blinds with Side Channels for " Blackout " *

Duette Blinds from Luxaflex offer many benefits including noise reduction, excellent blackout and excellent thermal qualities. If you also have side channels installed they are even more efficient.

Duette blinds with side channels and smartcords are perfect for childrens bedrooms, or any bedroom where you are looking for nearly full darkness. If you are looking to make an existing window treatment darker it can be possible to retro fit duette blinds with side channels behind the existing curtains or blinds depending on the shape and depth of the window recesses

Below are two sets of photographs of duette blinds with side channels installed by Changing Curtains, these blinds are also fitted with smartcords

Changing Curtains offer a measure and installation service for duette blinds in North London and Central London and in East London / Docklands

At the bottom of the page we provide a link to the official duette.co.uk website for more technical information

Duette Blinds with Side Channels installed in Central London by Changing Curtains

 pair of windows - side by side - before blinds are fitted
before blinds are fitted

pair of windows with duette blinds fitted and stacked at top
duette blackout blinds now fitted , you can see the smartcords

 

pair of duette blinds fitted to windows and lowered
blinds now lowered , the smartcords always return to the same position

 

duette blackout blinds lowered, light comes in round the edges
without flash you can see the fabric stops light, but lightwash comes round the edges

 

Pair of duette blinds fitted, now one blind has had side channels installed
side chanels now added to left hand blind

 

blinds lowered and with the flash off you can see the contrast between with and without side channels
blinds lowered and with the flash off you can see the contrast between with and without side channels

 

duette blinds fitted with side channels - blinds raised
side channels now installed for second blind also

duette blinds with side channels half lowered
blinds half lowered - you can stop the blinds in any position

 

Blackout Duette blinds with side channels - here photographed with flash
Blackout Duette blinds with side channels - here photographed with flash

 

Blackout Duette blinds with side channels - here photographed without flash
Blackout Duette blinds with side channels - here photographed a moment later without flash
you can see glimmers of light where the headrail meets the side channels

 

Blackout Duette blinds with side channels - here photographed with flash from where the bed is
Blackout Duette blinds with side channels - here photographed with flash from where the bed is
positioned - without side channels there would be a lot of light from the edge

 

Blackout Duette blinds with side channels - here photographed without flash from where the head of the bed would be - again glimmers of light from where the headrail meets the side chanels
Blackout Duette blinds with side channels - photographed without flash from where the head of the bed would be - again glimmers of light from where the headrail meets the side channels

 


Duette Blinds with Side Channels installed in North London by Changing Curtains

Duette blackout blinds fitted with side channels in this North London bedroom
Duette blackout blinds fitted with side channels in this North London bedroom

 

duette blind installed waiting for the side channels to be fitted
duette blind installed waiting for the side channels to be fitted

 

with the blind lowered you can see the lightwash at the edges
with the blind lowered you can see the light wash at the edges

 

side channel now installed, blind goes up and down inside channel
side channel now installed, blind goes up and down inside channel

 

blackout duette blind half lowered inside side channels
blackout duette blind half lowered inside side channels

 

blackout duette blind fully lowered inside side channels
blackout duette blind fully lowered inside side channels

 

a pair of blackout duette blinds fully lowered inside side channels
a pair of blackout duette blinds fully lowered inside side channels

 

a pair of blackout duette blinds with side channels - one up one down, no flash
a pair of blackout duette blinds with side channels - one up one down, no flash

 

duette blinds with side channels showing some reflected light off the insides of the side channels
there is some reflected light from the inside of the side channels, much more noticeable on these white channels than the darker ones in the first set of photographs. Having discussed it with the client I have some fibre brush on order to see if installing a strip inside the channel behind the blind will help. Possibly more photos to be posted on this one

 

depending on your position there is more or less lightwash from the edges of the blinds
depending on your position there is more or less lightwash

 


* " Blackout " Duette blinds will not give total darkness, even with side channels, there are always some gaps around the edges, and a limited amount of light will reflect off the insides of the side channels

" your duette blinds will not exclude all light from your environment "

For more technical information you may wish to visit the official   duette.co.uk   website

Changing Curtains do offer a full service from measuring through to installation, which may be available in the following areas. North London Central London East London Canary Wharf Docklands N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 N6 N7 N8 N9 N10 N11 N12 N13 N14 N15 N16 N17 N18 N19 N20 N21 N22 N23 North West London NW1 NW2 NW3 NW4 NW5 NW6 NW7 NW8 NW9 NW10 NW11 NW12 NW13 SW1 W1 W2 W8 W9 EC1 EC2 EC3 EC4 WC1 WC2 City or West End Alexandra Park Angel Archway Arkley Barnet Barnsbury Bayswater Belgravia Belsize Park Borehamwood Bounds Green Brent Cross Brondesbury Park Burnt Oak Bushey Camden Canonbury Chalk Farm Childs Hill City Cockfosters Colindale Colney Hatch Covent Garden Cricklewood Crouch End De Beauvoir Docklands East Finchley Edgware Edmonton Elstree Enfield Finchley Finsbury Park Fortis Green Friern Barnet Golders Green Gospel Oak Hackney Hampstead Hampstead Garden Suburb Haringay Haringey Harringay Harrow Harrow Weald Hendon Highbury Highgate Holborn Holland Park Holloway Hornsey Islington Kensington Kentish Town Kilburn Kingsbury Kings Cross Ladbroke Grove Maida Vale Marble Arch Marylebone Mill Hill Mayfair Muswell Hill Neasden Notting Hill Old Street Palmers Green Ponders End Primrose Hill Radlett Regents Park Shenley Southgate Stamford Hill Stanmore Stoke Newington St Johns Wood Swiss Cottage Tottenham Totteridge Tufnell Park West End West Hampstead Westminster Whetstone Willesden Winchmore Hill Wood Green Woodside Park
We cover Central and North London as far as the M25 plus areas such as Cheshunt Colney Heath Cuffley Hatfield London Colney Potters Bar St Albans Waltham Abbey Waltham Cross and Welwyn Garden City, which are just beyond the M25. By limiting our area we feel we can offer a better level of service.

Outside of these areas we may be able to install for you, it would depend on what was required, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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