Magnolia is a lovely, easy colour to use in a room, as it just brightens up any space without stealing the show from other items. It looks clean and bright but manages to avoid the quick deterioratation often associated with light coloured items. This blackout fabric is coloured on both sides, meaning you can see the same colour whether you're in the room our outside of the room looking in. Combined with a capable roller blind with an array of mechanisms, this is truly a go-to blackout blind for DotcomBlinds customers.
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.
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. For a recess fit Double Roller Blind we will make a 2mm deduction to the given width to account for the brackets. Do not account for this deduction yourself when measuring, we make these deductions automatically. 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 double roller blind. Honestly, it isn’t half as bad as you think it is, it's just a case of getting the brackets in place and then putting barrels up into the brackets! Simple! 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.
|Important Note: Ensure there is enough space at the pin-end bracket (the end opposite the mechanism) to allow for free movement of the barrel. The pin-end of the blind is sprung to allow for easy removal of the blind and should not be fully compressed as this can cause the barrel to rub on the bracket and make operation stiff.|
Once the brackets are up you can add the bracket covers if you ordered them. These optional extras will simply slide onto the brackets, giving your blind a professional and clean finishing touch if outside of the recess. The bracket covers are designed to have a nice tight fit, if you ever need to remove them insert a flat screwdriver into the cutout at the bottom inside of the cover and twist, this will release the cover.
Note: 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.
Now it is time to fit the blind. First, attach the end opposite the controls (known as the pin-end), push gently against the pin-end to suppress the pin, lift the control end up and attach to the control end bracket. Allow the blind to drop into its locked position. The bracket needs to sit between the two collars, on the part coloured blue in the illustration. Once locked in place, the blind will need to be pushed up first if it is to be removed and then pushed towards the pin end for the spring to compress, allowing you to pull the mechanism end out.
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
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 all the way to the metal barrel and then re-roll it in the direction you want.
Note: Make sure your hands are clean, you wouldn’t want to mark you nice new shiny blind! It’s also a good idea to have your hands at equal lengths to ensure that when you re-roll the blind the roll is even, this will prevent any gather at one end and exposed barrel at the other.
As with all our blinds, our double roller blinds are built to last and withstand the rigours of daily use. This means we use metal componentry where necessary, including for the barrels and brackets and chain.
We also offer the ability to go even wider with our double roller blinds. The maximum width is 3.4m and at this size the maximum drop is 1.85m. The reason for these limits is down to the square metreage of fabric and the effect this has on the components of the blind. Also, we’re limited by couriers as to the maximum size of items that we can send out to you, but a maximum width of 3.4m is plenty for most windows! On the other hand, with our minimum width being 650mm, our maximum drop can be up to 4.2m, meaning we’re able to happily shade those tall, thin windows that are often a struggle to cover. For a recess fit Double Roller Blind we will make a 2mm deduction to the given width to account for the brackets.
Our double roller blinds consist of two barrels with fabric attached, and they are fitted to one pair of brackets. The white metal brackets are 2mm thick and measure 120mm x 120mm and can be fitted with bracket covers (if selected at the time of ordering). The brackets can be both top fixed or face fixed. Occasionally, in times of stock shortages, we may temporarily swap to an alternative top fix-only bracket, and if this is a concern please get in touch to discuss whether or not your blind would be sent with this type of bracket.
The top front blackout fabric blind chain is right-hand controlled, with the lower back dimout/screen fabric blind being left-hand control. Each blind can be operated independently, and you’re able to raise one, lower the other, raise both or lower both. The chains are made from nickel and are a continuous loop.
Each blind comes with a white plastic bottom bar with the fabric wrapped around the front, forward-facing half, but not the back. If this is a specific requirement, please get in touch once your order has been placed.
Double Roller Blind in Action
Blind shown in video is a Double Roller Cool Blue featuring matching Bosa & Palermo Cool Blue fabric
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?
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. Please note, the Right Size Guarantee excludes Cassette Blinds.
Why do I need this Insurance?
We can’t accept returns or provide refunds for blinds that are mismeasured 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! The Right Size Guarantee covers all made-to-measure blinds and curtains except our Cassette Blinds.
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.
Buy Now Pay Later with Klarna
DotcomBlinds is pleased to be partnered with Klarna, providing you with more ways to pay.
At the checkout you will see Klarna provides two options: Pay in 3 Instalments or Pay Later.
Pay in 3 Instalments
With Klarna’s option to pay in three instalments, you can spread the cost of your purchase across three interest-free monthly payments.
To pay with Klarna’s ‘Pay in 3 Instalments’ option, you just need to be a UK resident over the age of 18 years old and have a valid payment card.
Pay Later In 30 Days
The second Klarna payment option you’ll find in the checkout is to buy now & pay later with their ‘Pay Later in 30 Days’ option at the checkout.
With this payment option, you make your purchase now and don’t pay until 30 days after we have shipped your product to you, giving you plenty of time to save up!
To pay with Klarna’s ‘Pay Later in 30 Days’ option, you just need to be a UK resident over the age of 18 years old and have a valid payment card.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with 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 up to 10 samples to your basket. When you’re ready, checkout – delivery is free too – and relax, our samples will be on their way to you in no time. When they arrive you'll find a handy label with the name and key features on the back of the fabric sample.
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!
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 and mains electric 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.
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.
Just what you need when you retreat indoors on a scorching summer’s day. Our solar reflective fabric has a special backing that bounces back the sun’s rays. This reduces heat and glare building up in a room beyond the abilities of a regular blind, ideal for rooms exposed to a lot of sunlight, giving you an element of solar control. Please note that the backs of these fabrics will appear different to the front of the blind due to the solar reflective properties.
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.
The Fabric Fronted Blackout Blind collection provides you with the light-blocking properties expected from a blackout blind, but with the vibrancy of the colours and patterns you’d expect to find on fabric blinds. The fabric is backed with an additional light blocking material making it impossible for exterior light to penetrate the fabric, casting your room into total darkness.
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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.