Aluminium Venetian Blinds in a Wide Range of Colours
Aluminium venetian blinds are a great functional window covering that have been used in commercial buildings and in office environments in the UK for many years. Nowadays aluminium venetian blinds are used as much in the home and, as most venetian blind manufacturers will offer around one hundred different styles of solid and perforated slats in various colours, patterns and textures, there is usually an aluminium venetian blind to suit any interior design scheme.
Commercially aluminium blinds are a cost effective way of giving staff control over daylight levels and glare in an office environment. Using metal venetian blinds building users can control light and glare and still maintain natural daylight and keep energy costs down by reducing the requirement for supplementary artificial lighting when sunlight is falling on a building façade. Aluminium window blinds also provide privacy for building occupants from the outside and are also often installed on internal glazed partitions, screens and doors to provide privacy to meeting rooms and internal offices.
In the home aluminium venetian blinds are used in all rooms in the house. When you read our guide on how to clean venetian blinds you will see why metal blinds may be preferred to wooden blinds from a maintenance point of view. They are very often used as an effective and functional window covering in the bathroom. Aluminium slats are non-porous and corrosion resistant so are suitable for use in high humidity environments and areas where they can be splashed or subject to high levels of condensation. In addition to this aluminium blinds are ideal for the bathroom since, as well as providing privacy at night, they can provide privacy in the daytime without requiring the need for artificial light. In a house where wooden venetian blinds have been used throughout, aluminium window blinds with slats in a wood effect can be used in the bathroom and other areas where wooden blinds would not be suitable.
Aluminium venetian blinds are available to buy as a ready-made product in large diy and interior furnishing stores. A ready-made venetian blind will often require cutting down and altering and this can be a tricky task. A better option can often be a made to measure aluminium venetian blind and most blind manufacturers offer a wide range of styles in the made to measure service they offer to their customers. Buying a made to measure venetian blind online will not only get you a blind of exactly the right size requiring no alterations but will also give you access to a much wider range of slat styles and the chance to have your blind customised to create a unique product exactly to your taste. Most blind manufacturers will give you the option to add tapes, change the colour of cords and ladder braids, and even mix up slats of different colours and styles so that you can create a unique blind with different coloured bands or maybe a multi-coloured effect.
Aluminium venetian blinds are usually available in widths up to approximately 3000mm and drops up to approximately 3000mm. On larger windows or areas of curtain walling large aluminium blinds are often positioned next to each other to cover large sections. With a large number of blinds in one installation like this it is often a good option to introduce motorisation so that all the blinds can be raised, lowered and tilted together at the same time from one control.