Regulations

Why domestic blinds should not be installed in schools

by John James

The above picture says it all and we come across it often in schools – budgets are stretched so why not buy blinds at low prices from a domestic blinds e-commerce website and get the site manager...

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Fire Retardant Blinds

Why do blind fabrics have different fire retardancy ratings and what do they mean?

by John James

Fire retardancy is an important factor to consider when choosing window blind or curtain fabrics. Recent tragedies such as Grenfell Tower are a reminder of the importance of installing fire retardant...

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3 steps to ensure existing blinds in publicly accessible areas comply with BS EN13120

3 steps to ensure existing blinds in publically accessible areas comply with BS EN 13120

by Adrian Hollands

Blinds that are operated by cords or chains which could form a hazardous loop and place a child in danger. Therefore existing blinds that installed after February 2014 into areas where children under...

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What is the law relating to blind cords and child safety in publicly accessible areas?

by Adrian Hollands

When installing blinds into residential or public buildings, including schools and hospitals, the law now specifically addresses the importance of child safety. BS EN 13120 legislates that any new...

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Blinds or curtains? Window furnishing considerations for student accommodation projects.

Blinds or curtains? Window furnishing considerations for student accommodation projects.

by Travis Reynolds

Student accommodation provides its own set of unique challenges when it comes to choosing the best window furnishing solution. Blinds or curtains need to be robust, easy to use, low maintenance at...

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