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Colour is Key

Colour is Key

When looking for fabrics for your window coverings, what you see on a screen or in a book, will be different to when you hold it up in your window. For example with Roller Blind fabrics, the light coming through the window will change the colour of certain fabrics...

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Bend it like Beckham – Curved Blinds

Bend it like Beckham – Curved Blinds

Curved Bay windows have been considered a bit tricky to fit blinds into as certain blinds can leave gaps between them, that can allow the outside world to look in. So if you are a bit perplexed as to what type of blinds to install in your bay, think like Beckham -...

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Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

I've got the bug again... Within our small company both Matt and Steve are keen fishermen.  They have all the gear and go every week. One day my wife says to Steve "Please take him with you as he (i.e. me) is doing my brain in when he's at home and stressed. So there...

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Curtain Making, yes that is me!

Curtain Making, yes that is me!

So with the delayed launch of JB Bespoke, our Handmade Curtains department, I took it upon myself as the owner to learn all about the art of hand making Curtains, Roman blinds, pelmets and much more. I research the internet for some courses and was recommended to seek...

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I can never get through to the office…

I can never get through to the office…

This is something I can not understand with some businesses and can see the benefits of external answering services, but at John's Blinds we like to have our office answering the phones as they know exactly what is going on. So Steve, our fitter relays a message from...

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New Fabric Collections

New Fabric Collections

At John's Blinds we are always looking to improve our selection of products and fabrics. With the introduction of Curtains & More earlier in the year we are already opening up new accounts on a regular basis with fabric suppliers such as: Prestigious Textiles...

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Sold to The Man in Over Shoes

Sold to The Man in Over Shoes

As a rule I have educated our team to be curious and polite - that's a given! Also when entering a customers home, take off your shoes, or as in my case when I survey I put on a pair of overshoes.  Saves people have to smell my smelly boots really. Now these things...

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Feeling HOT, HOT, HOT

This is the time for BBQ's and lovely hot weather (well it should be but we do live in UK...) Our installation guys love this weather, shorts and cotton shirts, windows open in the vans, or air-con on - lovely, but on the odd occasion there are some things you just...

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