Garden City Blinds is a reputable and well-established blind company with roots in Ayrshire that has been in business since 1980. We have a highly skilled and knowledgeable crew that can answer any queries you may have. For Ayrshire blinds Dreghorn, have a look at our gallery.
We at Garden City Blinds are confident that we have the perfect range of blinds for you, whether you're seeking functionality, something aesthetically pleasing, or even a combination of both.
We have a modest showroom within our Saltcoats facility where you can stop by to see our vast selection of materials and chat with a friendly member of staff who is happy to help you with any questions about which blinds are best for your home.
Alternatively, for further information or to use our free-quote service, give us a call.
We produce and install the following types of blinds in Ayrshire, and our knowledge covers all brands and fashions of blinds:
Vertical blinds - The vertical fabric louvres or slats that make up vertical blinds may be twisted to close and block the window or extended widely to let in a lot of light. The rope that controls the louvres is attached to a chain that runs along the far right or left of the blind.
Replacement slats - If your blinds are damaged and some of the slats need replacing, we can help you.
Roller blinds - A roller blind is a single piece of cloth that goes into the top of your window frame, either inside or outside of your window recess and wraps around a casing. A pull cord attached to the bottom of the blind or a side-winding chain mechanism linked to the blind casing are the two ways to operate a roller blind. There are also motorised controllers that allow you to operate your blinds remotely.
Venetian blinds - Venetian blinds are 2" wide horizontal slats that are stacked one on top of the other and can be made of aluminium, wood, or plastic. The slats may spin together approximately 180 degrees since they are suspended by broad fabric tapes or cables.
Wooden blinds - A cable pulley system connects the several horizontal slats that make up wooden blinds. The term "Venetian" also applies to this type of blind. The slats at the top of the window come together when the window is fully lifted, exposing the whole outside.
Intu (Roller and Venetians) - By neatly fitting into the window bead rather than having to screw into frames, Intu blinds preserve the guarantee on your conservatory, glass door, or window. Intus are perfect for places with children because they have no ropes or shackles. Intu systems come in roller, pleated, or venetian styles.
Velux roller blinds (translucent or blackout) - In places where complete darkness is not required, the Velux roller blind offers minimal seclusion while still allowing natural light to enter the home. The seamless design may be placed anywhere in the window and runs in aluminium side channels.
Why not install your own blinds rather than pay someone a lot of money to do it for you? The procedure isn't as challenging as it may seem. To install blinds, determine the dimensions for an inside or outside mount and buy blinds that fit those specifications. Then, use a drill to connect the brackets, insert the head rail into the brackets, attach the valence to the head rail, and finish the installation by securing the blind wand.
Measuring - When measuring for an exterior mount, measure along the window's casing's outside borders. The exact distance between the casing's top and bottom should be measured. For an interior mount, put your measuring tape inside the casing where the window's glass meets the casing to take measurements for an inside mount. At the top, centre, and bottom of the window, measure its width. Use the smaller number as the foundation for your measurements if there is any variation in the figures.
Buy your blinds based on your measurements - Our choice of blinds detailed above can be made to measure to perfectly fit your measurements.
Mark the wall where the mount is going on - For an exterior mount, hold the blind up so that the head rail—the top portion—is level with your window's casing, which is made up of the two vertical slats that serve as the window's "frame." On each side of the casing, make a pencil mark exactly below the headrail. Additionally, you need to mark each head rail 14 of an inch past the end. Place the head rail within the case for an inside mount. Even if your window is not level, maintain your handrail level. Make pencil scribbles below each end's headrail.
Hold the brackets in place - Hold the end brackets in place while opening the bracket door. Put them inside the lines you've drawn with the pencil. The bracket has two open sides, one of which should face outwards toward you and the other inwards toward the centre of the window. The bracket door has to be facing the interior of the space.
Mark where you are drilling - Place markers where you will drill. Mark the locations where you will need to drill your pilot holes using a pencil (there should be two of them). To make your brackets more sturdy, pick two diagonal holes to drill into. Remove the brackets and use a level to make sure the two holes are equal.
Drill the holes and secure the bracket in place - Snap the valance clips in place on the wall. The head rail is fastened to the valance using valance clips. The valance is what hides the head rail and gives it a somewhat more opulent appearance. Before inserting the head rail into the bracket, the valance clips need to be secured over the front lip of the rail.
Place the head rail into the brackets - After drilling the brackets into place, put the head rail into the brackets by making sure the bracket doors are completely open. Snap the bracket doors shut after the headrail is in place. There should be a discernible snapping sound.
Attach the valance - The valance should be positioned where you want it to go along the headrail. It should be supported by the valance clips. Once it is at the desired position, gently press down until the valance clips lock into the valance, locking it in place.
Secure the blind wand - If the blinds you purchased came with a wand to open and close them but it was not already attached, do so right away. The end of the wand should be inserted into the hook by pushing up the plastic sleeve, which should then be pushed back down.
For uPVC windows, integrated blinds are perfect for your home. INTU systems have the major benefit of not requiring any drilling, so they truly appear to be a part of the window. Similar brackets are pushed between the beading and the glass to install both systems.