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    Hi - just had a conservatory and am now getting round to getting blinds. Had a man out today and he wanted £500+ for venetians - (its a small L shaped window set up as live in a terrace!) anybody got any advice or any good web sites they know??? Also how would you attach the blinds - what fixings do you use (obviously want to do it the cheapest way poss lol!
    Cheers for any help x

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    we have got Dunhelm Mills coming down tomorrow to measure up. They are a reasonable price. Give them a try

    Original Poster

    ok - cheers - hadn't thought about them

    Think you just need to shop around and get some local quotes. We have a biggish conservatory with large windows and double doors and I think we paid around £100 a side. They arefabric strips that are on tracks. If you have metal venetian blinds then they will be dearer.

    DIY. We did. We bought lovely stainless steel blinds from I can't remember where, and just fitted them like we would anywhere else. They were screwed into the frame as close to the top as we could get, and we measured like three times before drilling, as you don't want spare holes in the upvc. We bought one blind per window, and it looked fab. Doing it this way means you can spend a bit more on some pukka blinds, and save on the fitting. We ended up having to do our mother in laws too, she was stunned at how much the big companies charge!

    Check on Ebay, there are loads of good blinds on there at cheap prices.

    We had Hilary`s blinds for ours.Done a great job and cheapest qoute we could find.

    smallkiwi;8367303

    We had Hilary`s blinds for ours.Done a great job and cheapest qoute we … We had Hilary`s blinds for ours.Done a great job and cheapest qoute we could find.



    hilarys are stupid expensive!

    look up suntec blinds boston lincs
    very good price if local they do it all or mail order
    My dad had 10x10 conservatory 3/4 length blinds and full lenght double doors
    For £300.00 fully fitted

    suntecblinds.co.uk/

    We have venetian blinds in ours which cost a small fortune many moons ago. I'd like the ones that actually go on the roof of the conservatory so that we could actually use the place as a normal room. Its too hot in summer and too cold in winter. We did get a price from Hilarys for £2000 - can you believe it? Thought about trying to make something myself with some sort of material/blackout lining - anyone have any ideas?

    Your location please.

    Original Poster

    thanks for all the ideas - we live in Llanelli - South Wales. We had a local company out yesterday , chic next week and hilarys - but am keen to diy it as they are only blinds - did have a bit of a shock with the price but was expecting it as had been warned lol!!

    magicbeans;8367409

    hilarys are stupid expensive!


    Strange that,we had ours from hilary`s because their qoute was less than half of all our local companies

    smallkiwi;8368810

    Strange that,we had ours from hilary`s because their qoute was less than … Strange that,we had ours from hilary`s because their qoute was less than half of all our local companies



    agreed they beat my cheapest qoute by 10% when i mensioned i had a cheaper quote from another company really lovely blinds as well had them a while now and they still look great

    welshgirl1;8368668

    thanks for all the ideas - we live in Llanelli - South Wales. We had a … thanks for all the ideas - we live in Llanelli - South Wales. We had a local company out yesterday , chic next week and hilarys - but am keen to diy it as they are only blinds - did have a bit of a shock with the price but was expecting it as had been warned lol!!



    Can give you tel no. of a blinds fabricator in Brynmawr but maybe a bit far for him, but if you give him sizes, design/type etc maybe he'll give you an estimate/quote.
    He's done a few of my customers conservatories and ordered himself one too, now have to buy wine, chocies and flowers.
    Although I've not had chance to check his finished work he seems an ok guy but who knows?
    PM me if tel no req'd.

    Russ.

    Original Poster

    Was on ebay a lot yesterday and found wood effect blinds for the whole room for under £60 - haven't ordered yet as want to double check measurements and wondering about quality of blinds but thats like £500 cheaper than the quote we had - happy days :-D
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