Apple Double Roller Blind
This double roller blind is made using Palermo Apple and Bosa Apple fabrics. Palermo is a dimout fabric ensuring privacy and protection from UV sun rays whilst allowing a natural level of light to enter the room, this is closely matched to the Bosa blackout fabric, a solar reflective blackout fabric. A double roller blind gives you the ability to enjoy both dimout and blackout fabric in your window, exactly when you need it.
Sometimes you just need some peace of mind when you come to place an order for your blinds. With DotcomBlind’s Right-Size Guarantee you can have just that. With our Right-Size Guarantee we will replace a blind with the correct size if you get the measurements wrong when you order.
Why do I need this Insurance?
We can’t accept returns or provide refunds for blinds that are mis-measured because all of our blinds are made to measure and so the onus is on the customer to get the measurements right for their blinds. Sometimes you might just be having an off-day, get your centimetres and inches mixed up and end up with a blind that is nigh-on useless. With our Right-Size Guarantee we will take that blind back, remake it to the correct size for you and send it back, saving you from having to buy a totally new blind!
How does it work?
✔ Purchase Right-Size Guarantee when you place your order
✔ If one of your blinds has been measured incorrectly, get in touch with us within 14 days and we’ll tell you how to return the blind to us.
✔ Once your blind is with us, we’ll remake it or adjust the blind to your correct measurements and send it back.
✔ Please read our terms and conditions for full details as you will incur additional costs returning the blind to us.
Free Samples?Free samples are available on all of our fabrics and slats. Simply click the ‘order free sample’ button.
Your free sample will be added to the basket ready for you to checkout. You can carry on browsing, adding as many samples to your basket as you like. When you’re ready, checkout – delivery is free too – and relax, our samples will be on their way to you in no time.
Why order samples?We always recommend ordering samples to ensure you fall in love with the fabric or slat. Screen resolution and brightness settings vary and you may find some fabrics look a little different in real life to how they appear on a screen. You can hold a sample in your hands, feel the fabrics, the weave and see the opacity before your very eyes, something you can’t recreate online.
We’ve made every effort to accurately portray the fabric realistically, but you can never be too careful.
Quick TurnaroundWe pride ourselves on the speed with which we can get your free fabric samples to you. We send your samples with first class delivery to be with you the very next day. We often dispatch them the same day you place your order (and most certainly by the next working day if you order after hours or on the weekend). With our fast free fabric sample delivery you’ll be one step closer to shading your home with some of our fabulous blinds in no time at all!
How to Measure
Now, you can’t mess this one up. It’s what we call ‘easy’ here at DotcomBlinds. But just in case you need some help, follow this quick guide.
First thing's first, identify whether your blind is going inside or outside of a recess.
Inside the recess
A recess fit blind means you supply us with the width and drop of your recess – from top to bottom and wall to wall. We make deductions to account for the brackets to ensure your blind fits within the recess perfectly.
To measure a roller blind to fit inside the recess of your standard window, simply measure the full width and the height of the recess. Then input those measurements into the product page with your order selecting the ‘recess’ option. We’ll do the rest, leaving you the well-deserved excuse to put your feet up, you worked hard for it after all!
Don’t be tempted to deduct any measurements, we do this for you. Make sure you use a metal tape measure; a cloth one can stretch and give you more millimetres per centimetre than a pound-shop ruler. Also, take your measurements in three places and give us the smallest (if there is a smallest). You will find that some recesses shift and settle over time.
Outside the recess
A blind going outside of a recess is usually called an exact fit blind. An exact fit blind means we won’t make any deductions to the width or drop measurements. Exact fit is the bracket to bracket measurement and is commonly found installed outside of a recess. The size you give us is the size your blind is made to.
If you want your blind to hang outside the recess, measure the height and width but be sure to add some overlap to reduce light leakage. This overlap should be about 70mm at the top and bottom and 50mm each side, ensuring you suffer no dazzling strips of sunlight once your blind is happily installed. Please select the ‘exact’ size option when ordering.
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.
There are two ways of attaching your blind’s brackets: either attach them to ceiling (or top of the recess) or to the wall or window frame (depending on how you measured your blind in the first place).
Fitting the blind to the wall or window frame is called face fix. To fit the brackets, 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 with the blind hanging below, which is known as top fix.
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.
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. Make sure to do this before you fit the blinds.
Now it’s time to attach the two blinds. Starting with the blind closest to the window (as standard the dimout roller blind here), attach the end opposite the controls (as standard this will be the right-hand side), and then attach the control end. Hey presto! Blind number one is up and you simply need to repeat this process for the second blind. The two blinds as standard have been designed to have the controls at opposite sides. (Dimout at the rear with left-hand control, Blackout at the front with right-hand control).
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.
Finally, attach each of the child safety devices. The cord retainer should be at the maximum distance possible from the control mechanism, keeping the chain taut. Put the retaining device on the wall, mark the hole with a pencil, drill the hole, insert a wall plug and screw the device to the wall. And there you go – your blind is safely up, so all that’s left is to give it a quick test.
Changing the roll of fabric
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. This will only work on standard blinds and not cassette blinds where you can’t get to the roll of fabric.
Ensuring our products are child safe is a priority for all of us at DotcomBlinds. As a result, our blinds are child safe by design, with built-in safety mechanisms to help reduce the risk of an accident. These mechanisms specific to roller blinds are:
• All chains provided with our products are made at a maximum length of one metre
• Chain tensioners (or p-clips as they're also known) are supplied with every chain operated blind to hold the chain out of the way of children
We offer Child Safe Plus features with our roller blinds, which are an upgrade to remove the chain mechanism and replace it with a cordless means of operating the blind.
Our crank operated roller blind option replaces the chain with a detachable crank handle which hooks onto the mechanism and is turned, lowering or raising the blind as it goes. The crank handle can be unhooked and put out of reach of children and ultimately removes any chance of loops which are the biggest risk-potential when it comes to blinds.
We also offer an electric blind option which means the roller blind is controlled by remote control. Again, this removes any chains or cords and also makes operating a blind more convenient.
If you have any questions around child safety and our blinds, please do not hesitate to get in touch, we're always happy to help.
3 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 3 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.
Our double roller blinds consist of two barrels fitted to a single set of brackets, one in front of the other, with the blind at the back a fraction higher than the other. We recommend putting the blackout blind in the front bracket, and the dimout blind at the back, although this can be swapped to suit your preference.
The brackets measure 120mm wide and 120mm drop. The brackets are 2mm thick and are universal, meaning they can be top fixed and face fixed. The brackets and the barrels for the blinds are metal, as are the control chains.
Our range of Double Roller Blinds are easily controlled by separate chains which are secured safely to the wall with child safety clips. Not only does this prevent any accidents, but it also stops the chains annoyingly swaying in the breeze when the window is open. The front blackout blind is operated by the right-hand chain, with the rear dim out blind being controlled by the left-handed chain.
Moisture resistant blinds do not absorb or retain water, meaning they will not rot when exposed to damp conditions. Ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.
Super easy to clean and perfect for busy households, simply wipe with a cloth to keep these blinds look spick-and-span!
A fire retardant blind will only smoulder when presented with a flame and will self-extinguish once the heat source has been removed. This can be added to your fabric by selecting this add-on at the checkout
All our blinds come with child safe features as standard but some are inherently more child safe due to the deliberate removal of chains and cords.
This Blind is available for Next Day Delivery. Order before 11am to have it despatched the same day to be with you the very next working day. All you have to do is select ‘Next Day Delivery’ when you checkout and we’ll take care of the rest.
If you order after 11am, we’ll still process your order as a priority and despatch it the next working day to be with you the following working day, but we can’t guarantee that it will be with you the day after you place your order, unless we discover light-speed or time travel in the meantime!
Next Day Delivery only applies to selected blinds and isn’t applicable to other non-qualifying blinds ordered at the same time. If you’re located within the Channel Islands of the Scottish Highlands we’ll still despatch in super quick time but the couriers may take a little longer to get to you, so please allow 48 or 72 hours for delivery.Why order before 11am?
Ordering before 11am ensures we are able to fit your blind into the day’s work schedule for our factory to get it built ready in time to catch the courier. Your order will jump the queue of work and head right to the front where our expert team will build your made to measure blind in time for it to arrive at your home in 24 hours’ time. Now, how’s that for service?
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.