Thermal blackout blind 2-6ft 25% off argos  £5.99
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Thermal blackout blind 2-6ft 25% off argos £5.99

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Found 10th Oct 2011
Thermal blackout blinds easily trimmed to size 2-6ft £5.99-£14.99 choice of 13 colours.
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Am I right in thinking these won't 'overlap' as normal blinds do? Our window is just over 9 foot so would need 2 of these to make it work but the blackout effect would obviously be lost if there was a gap in the middle!

Shame really as this is a good price - heat added anyways
davesherman

Am I right in thinking these won't 'overlap' as normal blinds do? Our … Am I right in thinking these won't 'overlap' as normal blinds do? Our window is just over 9 foot so would need 2 of these to make it work but the blackout effect would obviously be lost if there was a gap in the middle!Shame really as this is a good price - heat added anyways




Dont know if it owuld help but I got some blackout lining for our curtains off ebay for a few pounds a metre, as we had the same problem for our 8ft window, you have to sew it on your self but you dont have to hem it so its just tacking it on.
Edited by: "lynda-anne" 10th Oct 2011
Thanks but I hate curtains - find it so much easier having blinds!! Thanks for the advice though - think I'll have to go with Venetian blinds and put up with small gaps...
Thanks OP - just what I've been looking for.
Thanks op reserved 2 for my sons bedroom x
They don't blackout very well. They do help, but if you put them inside the recess there is a gap either side and if you put them outside they don't sit flush with the wall and light leaks around the edges. I think if you want true blackout blinds you need to spend a lot of money and get blinds where the edges run in lightproof tracks inside the recess.
These are nasty quality, mine fell of the cheap cardboard roll which was just stuck on with glue, also they get creased really easy and i thought they looked really cheap and nasty, i took mine back for a refund...i paid full price for mine, i wouldnt even buy them at 90% off
Very poor quality bLind's. You will see this as soon as you put them up. I bought these for my daughters room at about £7. They are better than nothing but only just.
I agree about the quality, pretty rubbish, we bought 3 of them for each of our bedrooms. one is fine, another falls off regularly and the third broke completely. Having said that, I cut up the one that is completely broken and stuck the material at the window in my sons bedroom with velcro and its the best blackout solution I've found. You just take it down and fold it up during the day. Better than any of the blinds.
A-n-d-y

These are nasty quality, mine fell of the cheap cardboard roll which was … These are nasty quality, mine fell of the cheap cardboard roll which was just stuck on with glue, also they get creased really easy and i thought they looked really cheap and nasty, i took mine back for a refund...i paid full price for mine, i wouldnt even buy them at 90% off


Me too - I bought a 6 foot blind that sagged in the middle due to the cardboard centre & the winder wouldn't grip the cardboard. May be OK for the narrow windows, but I would avoid anything like this over 5' or so. Now got a metal core - much better...
Thermal Blackout OR NOT! roller blinds don't fit neat to the side so therefore light gets in!
I use these in a room with a projector, cut the blinds up to size and glued them to the window resulting in pitch black completely dark room even during the day
the fittings are rubbish!!
I need some blinds,can anyone suggest something better for a similar price?
You can easily make a Venetian blind.
u0421793

You can easily make a Venetian blind.




Poke him in the eye...........................................with your finger.
Bought the red one at the weekend. Colour match was perfect. Roller is metal, and doesn't sag across the 6ft length.

The comments about not being totally blackout are true, I have mine mounted on the wall, so there is a gap between the blind and the wall letting some light in. Although it's 100 times better than the curtains I had up before, and much cheaper than any other option I found

I just put up a 6 foot one last weekend. so far so good, but make sure you get a metal core with the longer ones.

The design of a roller blind means you will get some leakage round the edges. I put mine up behind our thin curtains and combined, its pretty dark.

If you want pitch black, you will need to spend a lot more money for Velux or similar blinds.

Or you could do the velcro trick as mentioned above!
I've got them in the kids rooms and they have very cheap fittings, ours pop out of the mounts regularly and you have to wind them very slowly and gently. Don't buy if you're after any sort of quality. They do block out most of the light though.
Edited by: "makkax1" 11th Oct 2011
You could try buying new mounts and replacing the existing. I would imagine they have standardfixing centres so could swap like for like
A great find at a decent price, Ill have to check this out to keep the glare off the TV!
If anybodies interested, got ours yesterday fitted just now. Theres a metal pole inside (4ft) easy to cut down and fit, i can see how it might pop out if you dont measure precisely, but mine seems to be nice and tight, even got my 3yr old to have a tug and it aint come down so fingers crossed x
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