Motorised Blinds VS Regular Blinds

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You may have heard about motorised blinds, but what you’re probably wondering is, what’s the difference between those and regular blinds? We’ve covered the main features, as well as positive and negative points, about both regular blinds and motorised blinds in the hope that this makes things clearer for you and could potentially help you make a decision on which are better for you.

About regular blinds

I’m sure there’s not much you really need to know about regular blinds, as they’re pretty self explanatory. However the main things to consider are all of the different kinds available, such as venetian blinds, roller blind, blackout blinds etc. There’s pretty much an endless selection of them for you to choose from and create the perfect match for within your property.

About motorised blinds

To put it simply, motorised blinds are pretty much just electric blinds. So, they’re like your standard blinds, but they’re not restricted to being controlled manually. You are able to create actions through use of a remote control or a timer.

Pros of regular blinds

I’d say the biggest positive to make about regular blinds, is that there are SO many different kinds and styles. You can really make them as tailored to your property as you would like. With regular blinds you can get endless designs and functions, and they tend to be extremely adjustable. Furthermore, regular blinds tend to be very much made to measure, and so are quite literally the perfect fit in any room. There are lots of options with regular blinds, and it all depends on what’s most important to you. For example, controlling light and adjustability, privacy, or blocking out as much light as possible – there is a solution for pretty much everything.

Pros of motorised blinds

Motorised blinds are extremely modern and convenient. One of the best things about them is that you can automate their movement by timings. So, if you’re going out for example, you can automate them to shut at a certain time or when it goes dark, giving the illusion that there’s someone home, and so they bring a huge perk in the way of safety and protecting your property.

Another big perk of motorised blinds is that they’re remote controlled – they allow you to be lazy! For example, if the lighting changes you can alter the blinds via remote control to suit the room. They take away a lot of stress and worries as you know that your property is always kept safe due to the blinds being controlled automatically.

Cons of regular blinds

It’s difficult to pinpoint anything negative about standard blinds as there really is something for everybody and you can always find something to suit your specific needs and requirements. Also, as we’ve said, there are so many different kinds to choose from. If we had to say anything negative about regular blinds, it would only be that you can’t control them if you’re not there eg. if you leave your house and it goes dark while you’re out, you couldn’t time them to shut by themselves, so motorised blinds have the edge when it comes to protecting property.

Cons of motorised blinds

The biggest negative about motorised blinds would be that of course, they are more expensive than any standard, manual blinds. However that being said, you do get great value for money with them and the rise in price is justified by their ability.

If you’d like to know more or even consider a purchase of any of these types of blinds, give us a call today on 01925 653 971 or send an email to

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In early 2014 the standards regarding the manufacture, supply and professional installation of internal window blinds changed significantly. It is now illegal to supply or professionally install a window blind which does not comply with the child safety requirements of BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014.

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