Grey is an incredibly popular colour for interior design, and grey blinds are at the forefront of this style revolution. Classy yet understated, this Amazon Grey Dimout Roller Blind commands attention and adds a contemporary style to your space.This particular blind has a medium opacity, making it a grey dimout blind. Sunlight is able to penetrate the fabric, allowing some light into the room.
Looking for an alternative colour? Why not check out the full range of Electric Blinds by clicking here?
Moisture resistant blinds do not absorb or retain water
Electric Roller Blind Technical Specifications
Our roller blinds are made to the highest standards. They are made using an aluminium barrel and the fabric is locked into the barrel, holding it securely in place. Depending on the size of the blind and the weight of the fabric, our barrels can have a diameter of 32mm, 40mm or 45mm, which we select automatically when processing your order at no additional cost.
The bottom bar is covered with the fabric of the blind to muffle any sound it may make against objects on the window.
The brackets are white metal and can be used to face fix, top fix or side fixed and they come with white plastic brackets covers too. As standard the fabric of our roller blinds is back rolled, meaning it rolls off the back of the barrel, closest to the window.
There is a chance on a wider width roller blind that it may have a join in the fabric running horizontally near the top of the blind. For wide blackout blinds particularly
Accessories & Extras
As you will rarely need to charge your DotcomBlinds electric blinds we will supply a single mains charger per order (regardless of how many electric blinds you order). If you require additional chargers these can be purchased separately. Your blind will not come with a remote control. Remote controls are sold separately.
Single Channel Hand Held Remote
Design and functionality are a top priority for any handheld controller. This transmitter, complete with its sleek lacquered surface and LED illumination
Thinking of purchasing the solar panel to keep your battery-operated electric blind topped up? You’re in the right place – here’s what you need to know!
First things first, every battery-operated blind order comes with a charger (one per order regardless of the number of electric blinds), and this is standard regardless of whether you have a solar panel or not. This means you always have a back up and you can give your blind a full charge at any point, should you feel it needs it.
The solar panel provides a tickle charge for the battery. This is particularly useful for tall installations where it might not be easy to reach the top of the blind with the charging cable to charge up every four-or-so months.
The solar panel doesn’t need to be ordered at the same time as the blind, it can be purchased afterwards and will simply plug into the motor – it doesn’t come pre-fitted to the blind.
So, what are the other benefits of a solar panel charger for your battery-operated blind? To start with, this is the greenest way to enjoy an electric blind, with the power for the blind coming from the sun.
This also means that your electric blind plays no part in your electricity bill, which helps save you money in the long run. It helps to keep your blind charged when plugging it into a charging cable is too difficult, and it’s one less thing for you to remember to charge up.
Got any questions? Get in touch with our team for more information!
How to Install
You overcame the measurement minefield and now you must face the final challenge – installing your roller blind. Honestly, it isn’t half as bad as you think it is, and with this very easy guide, you’ll be done in no time.Firstly, you need to remember how you measured for your blind. This affects where you attach the brackets.
Step 1You’ll come across two ways of attaching your blind’s brackets: either attach them to the wall or window frame (depending on how you measured your blind in the first place). This is called face fix. To attach this, you should use a thin wood drill bit if attaching it to the window frame, or if it is going on to the wall, use a masonry drill bit with wall plugs (make sure the drill bit and the wall plugs are the same size). The alternative way of installing your blind is to attach these brackets to the ceiling or top of the recess with the blind hanging below, which is known as top fix.
Once the brackets are up you can add the bracket covers. These will simply slide onto the brackets, giving your blind a professional and clean finishing touch if outside of the recess. If you wish to use bracket covers on a blind going into the recess, be sure to account for the size of the cover before screwing in the brackets as it might be a tight fit.
Your blind will come with some charge in the battery, which will be enough to programme the blind with, but we recommend plugging in the charger and letting it top up the battery before you use it fully.
Changing the Roll
If you wish to change the way the blind is rolled, which is sometimes a good idea if you are trying to avoid window handles or other protruding objects, then simply unravel the blind and then re-roll it in the direction you want.
2 Year Warranty
A blind from DotcomBlinds is made to the highest standards, designed to provide you with years of service and shade.
In fact, we’re so confident and proud of our blinds, we offer a 2 year warranty on all our blinds. This is one of the longest warranties available and a clear sign of the quality of our blinds.
Obviously, there are a few exclusions:
✖ Damage caused by poor installation/not following fitting instructions (don’t worry, installation is easy, read this.)
✖ Misuse or Failing to maintain the blind
✖ General wear and tear and fading (these blinds are exposed to very intense UV rays)
✖ Alteration to the blind
✖ Exposure to the elements or fitted in an unsuitable location (these are indoor blinds!)
However, if your blind stops functioning for any reasons other than those listed above, get in touch. Our warranty covers:
✔ Manufacturing defects
✔ Fabric/slat colour fading within a year
✔ Mechanical malfunction
✔ 2 year warranty on battery motors used in electric roller blinds
So, in summary, avoid grossly mistreating your blind, show it a little TLC every so often and don’t use it in ways it wasn’t intended. If you do all those things and something goes wrong with the blind, you’re golden – we’ve got you covered and we’ll and repair or replace it free of charge.
Moisture resistant blinds are ideal for bathrooms and kitchens where there may be a lot of moisture present. Our Moisture Resistant material is rot-proof and Biosafe®. This is because it will not absorb and retain any water under normal circumstances, which is key to preventing the build-up of bacteria or mold in these warm, damp spaces.
We offer a range of moisture resistant blinds – including bathroom blinds, kitchen blinds, and roller blinds. With our measuring guides and unparalleled customer service, you can ensure your blinds are perfect for the room they are used in.
These blinds are super easy to clean and perfect for busy households; simply wipe over with a dry cloth to remove dust and any debris or use a damp cloth to remove stains. Ideal for homes with kids or areas close to food preparation (including use around the kitchen sink). Please consider the type of fabric best suited to the situation, for example, PVC fabric blind may be a better choice is you plan to clean your blind more vigorously. If you’re unsure of the type of fabric you will need, please feel free to order as many free samples as you need.
Fire retardancy is a worthy feature to look out for with a window blind. A fire-retardant blind provides peace of mind, knowing that you have a product in place that will protect your loved ones. It is a high quality and safe alternative in case somebody leaves a candle on the windowsill, or you install a blind close to your hob in the kitchen. This material will only smolder if presented with a flame, and once the source of heat has been removed, it is designed to self-extinguish.
This can be added to your fabric by selecting this add-on at the checkout.
If you are unsure about whether the type of blind you are interested in is fire retardant, please speak to our customer service team.
Our plain fabric blinds and curtains provide you with the incredible diversity that comes with a single colour. Easy to match to a room and available in a huge choice, these fabrics are a fantastic way to bring some life and colour to your windows. Be sure to order your free fabric samples to get a feel for the fabric in person and to see all the great features these fabrics have to offer.
Solar Powered Roller Blinds
Battery Powered Roller Blinds
Highstreet Price Comparison
Our highstreet price comparison calculator works on an average price based on similar made-to-measure blinds sold by highstreet retailers. We compare their blinds to ours using the same measurements, same type of fabric and same mechanism, doing our best to find a like-for-like system. To find out more, click here.