Curtains, blinds and new safety regulations / by Janine Helfgott Lowy


Every property and it’s windows are different.  There are so many solutions for dressing your windows depending on the type of window, how they open and your budget.

In recent years, there has been a huge increase in demand for voile roller blinds instead of voile curtains, but voile curtains seem to be making a comeback; especially where the windows open inwards and there is no room to have a roller blind.  The photos to the top and just below show a property with floor to ceiling windows, they all open inwards…roller blinds would look messy, vertical blinds are not as aesthetically pleasing as curtains.


The ‘Make it Safe’ campaign by the British Blind and Shutter Association was launched to promote window blind safety in all homes, public buildings and other environments where babies and young children are present. 

For child safety reasons, there are now a number of restrictions when making and fitting blinds and curtains.  We have been instructed by various property managers in the past few months to go into existing properties to asses whether the window treatments meet with current regulations and add the required fixings to ensure they do comply.

All new blinds are fitted with child safe alternatives.  All tension pulleys on curtains have to be fitted above the floor. We have to make sure all blinds have correct tensioning devices and child safety brackets as per the current government legislation.
Please contact us for more information or call 0845 0268086 and also visit the ‘Make it Safe’ website

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