Swift Direct Blinds FAQs
Swift Direct Blinds FAQs

Information Centre

All our blinds, curtains and shutters are made to measure meaning you don't have to worry about trimming or adjusting your blind to your specific window size, we'll do it for you. We make blinds using high quality materials and components, to ensure they look stunning on your windows and last you years to come.

Scroll down to learn more about individual blind type. Got question about your blind, browse our information centre with plenty of answers or feel free to get in touch.

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Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are one of the most popular and versatile blind types with hundreds of colours and patterns to choose from.

Fabric of a roller blind covers window glass completely and you can lower and raise the fabric to any height; roller blinds are suitable for absolutely any room in your home. Even though roller blinds won't give you a flexible light and air control as venetian or vertical blinds do, blackout roller blinds will offer a total light exclusion when your blind is lowered.

Roller blinds come in a variety of fabric options, including blackout, solar control, waterproof fabric, all of which are extremely easy to clean. You can also choose an electric option, which is perfect for large and hard to reach windows as you can operate these using a remote control or even Alexa and Google Home. Electric roller blinds don't have any hanging chains or cords, hence they are inherently child safe.

All our roller blinds are made to your specific measurements, meaning they will fit your window perfectly without cutting down required. 

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Wooden Blinds

If you don't like drawing attention to functional items in your home, including window blinds, then wooden blinds will be another great option for your windows.

Wooden blinds are extremely popular thanks to their great looks and flexible light and air control. The horizontal slats can be tilted to any position from fully closed to fully open and the blind can be raised to any height. 

You can choose to have your slats made from real wood or UPVC material; all comes down to your personal preference, however make sure to choose UPVC option for rooms with moist conditions, including kitchens, bathroom, utility room, as they won't easily warp if get wet.

Wooden blinds also come with different slat width - the winder the slat, the more light you can allow into the room when tilting and less stacking heights when the slats are raised; hence 50mm slats are the most popular option.

You can choose to have coordinated or contrast tapes on your wooden blinds, which will look extra stylish and give blind that finished look.

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Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are very popular amongst proud and interior savvy homeowners. If you’re looking for a sophisticated and elegant blind option that will create a cosy ambience and add a touch of luxury to your leaving space, consider roman blinds. 

Roman blinds are sort of a soft version of a roller blind - when lowered to its closed position, the fabric of a roman blind is flat and fully covers the window glass, when raised the fabric folds into neat horizontal pleats. 

Roman blinds come in a variety of colours, patterns; plus, you can have it made with blackout, thermal or inter lining to add body and texture to your blind. As the roman blinds aren't usually made of wipeable or moisture resistant fabric, we wouldn't recommend using these in your kitchen, bathroom or a utility room. Instead choose roman blinds for rooms where creating cosy ambience, whilst retaining heat and excluding light is especially important, for example bedrooms, living room or hallways.

You can also combine roman blinds with curtains to create extremely luxurious look and increase heat and light retaining features of your window dressing.

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Vertical Blinds

Times when vertical blinds were considered a boring window dressing option for offices and commercial buildings are long gone. Nowadays, people love making them part of their modern and minimal interior and now wonder why. Vertical blinds offer great light and air control - the vertical louvres/ slats can be drawn across the window to any position and tilted from fully open to fully closed giving great control over light and privacy.

Vertical blinds are great for large, floor length windows, conservatories and patio doors. Keep in mind that vertical louvres/ slats will take up your sill space, so if you like to keep ornaments and photo frames on your window sill, consider different window type.
Vertical blinds come with chainless or sealed-in weights, which are child and pet safe, and you don't have to worry about dust and dirt getting trapped in the bottom chains.

You can also get individual replacement slats/ louvres and mix different colours and patterns to find your perfect, unique combination. 

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Who are we?   

We’re blind and curtain crafting experts, with 50 years of experience under our belts, all Made-to-Measure, proudly manufactured in Huddersfield, at the heart of heritage textile country. We are Swift Direct Blinds.

We’ve been through a journey of making and selling our blinds that’s lead us right up to the cutting edge. 

In our Information Centre we want to share our knowledge and expertise and answer any questions you might have about window blinds, curtains or shutters. Browse our Information Centre to find answer to your question.

P.S. We offer an extensive range of blinds, curtains and shutters on our website, shop here if you feel inspired and need window coverings for your home. 

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