Speciality Window Treatments for every type of window
With years of experience designing bespoke window treatments, at Hops and Camellias we have a solution for every unusual window.
Curved Window Blinds
Those who do not wish to have curtains on their bow window are not left with many options for blinds; we have several solutions for such a situation, although it may often be best to fit a series of flat blinds in sections across the curve. Elegant, contemporary vertical blinds mounted on a curved track are the best solution for a blind which follows the shape of the glass. The vanes are available in a broad range of fabrics and modern weighting systems remove the need for chain-linking at the base.
Roof Light Blinds
Pitched or hipped roof lights are often made up of several small panes of glass in a combination of rectangles and triangles; this therefore requires many small blinds if you were to follow the line of the glass. Another option is to span longer blinds across the skylight void at normal ceiling level – this is cheaper and easier and is the ideal solution for flat roof lights. Pleated blinds are a perennial choice, excellent for situations where a discreet solution is required since they take up very little room when retracted and provide a clean modern look when extended. For a more traditional look, Pinoleum is perfect and available custom painted in Farrow & Ball ® colours; louvred roof shutters are also an alternative and ideal for awkwardly shaped roof lights. For very large roof lights, we might suggest high quality roller cassette blinds spanning the void with the fabric held in tracks on either side.
Triangular windows present a challenge for blind manufacturing and specifying, however Hops and Camellias & Co. specialises in such difficult shapes and we have several options available. Pleated blinds or Venetian blinds can be used for triangular windows with operation similar to shaped gable window blinds; wooden shutters can also be made to a variety of shapes, hinging open or detaching with simple catches to allow access to the window. Shaped roller blinds are great for simple, relatively small and symmetrical triangular windows, either operated electrically or with a cord and pulley. Blackout fabric is available and these blinds make a perfect solution for blocking the light in a bedroom.
Bifold Door Blinds
Bifold doors or, more accurately, folding sliding doors, present a challenge for blind design and installation – the doors fold tightly together, so the only options are for slim blinds to be mounted to the doors themselves or to fit the blinds outside the door recess.
Pleated blinds are very slim and therefore can be mounted against the glass of the doors without hitting each other with the doors retracted. The fabric is hard-wearing and washable, so if the doors open outwards, the blinds will not suffer in a brief rain shower. For covering large expanses of glass, roller blinds are ideal and can be fitted into recesses to maintain a clean minimal look. Wooden Venetian blinds are perfect for a more traditional look and can be fixed above the doors if they open outwards. Very slim aluminium Venetian blinds can be fitted to the doors themselves, with clips to prevent them swinging as the door moves. The Perfect Fit blinds system may be suitable for this solution, holding the blind against the glass without the need to screw into the frame.
Veranda blinds are an increasingly popular solution for glass roofed structures, providing shade for summer al fresco dining. Many blinds companies will not provide blinds for these semi-external conditions, but we see no reason why the blinds should be compromised by this. Pinoleum is a statement look, providing dappled shade and a classic appearance; the fabric can be left in natural wood tones, or painted in a range of colours. Pleated blinds are a more modern and discreet option with many fabrics to choose from, ranging from sheer and semi-opaque to blackout, all in a variety of colours. Simple roller blinds are also a traditional choice, with a huge range of different fabrics. They are especially suited to situations where the natural hang of the blind is to be a feature of the veranda.