Prestige Light Grey Pleated Conservatory Blind
The Prestige Light Grey Pleated Conservatory Blind boasts a quick and easy installation coupled with stylish good looks whilst maintaining a robust and well-supported shading system. The semi-transparent fabric provides fantastic shading opportunities as well as increased thermal and solar reflective benefits thanks to the honeycomb fabric. Each honeycomb creates an individual pocket of air which helps with insulation. This dimout honeycomb fabric allows light to pass through but it is diffused, much like a lampshade, meaning piercing beams of light are blocked and you can enjoy a warming glow instead.
The Prestige hardware is available in either White or Anthracite. The adhesive strips that run vertically down the sides of the glass are colour matched to the hardware, ensuring a seamless and clean looking finish. The headrail and bottom bar are held in place using the unique clic-fit fixing method, which requires no screws or drills. Simply slide the end tabs into place and click the headrail and bottom bar in to secure, ensuring a perfect fit every time.
Please read the "Geeky Stuff" section below for more information on the product dimensions and other technical specifications.
Want to see the fabric before ordering? Simply order a free fabric sample, and we'll pop it straight in the post for you to see in the comfort of your own home.
Not quite the colour you were looking for? Click here for our full range of Conservatory Blinds.
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.
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.
Prestige Conservatory Blinds Technical Details
The Prestige Conservatory Blinds consist of a headrail, a bottom bar and a bar attached to the fabric that is used to pull the fabric up and down. Running vertically down each side of the windowpane, next to the gaskets, are 2 self-adhesive strips that colour match the hardware. No screws are required, the blind is held in place by metal brackets that slide under the rubber gasket that runs around the windowpane. These blinds require a gasket depth of 17mm (from frame to glass).
The fabric is fixed to the headrail, meaning this blind is operated from a top-down only method. The fabric can be left at any point down the window thanks to the cords that run from top to bottom. The hardware comes white as standard but you are able to choose anthracite painted metal.
To hold the headrail in place at the top of the window, a self-adhesive strip is fitted to the glass vertically down the window. This strip is 15mm wide and 1mm thick and it is colour matched to the hardware in either white or anthracite.
The headrail and bottom bars measure 19.5mm deep and 15mm high and measure 32mm from glass to the front of the folded operating handle on the bar.
We allow a +/- 1-2mm tolerance on our window blind deductions when cutting.
Our honeycomb and pleated fabrics have an uncoloured reverse, meaning the back of the fabric (the side that faces out of the window) is white.
If you wish to know how much space the headrail and fabric will take up at the top of the window, you’ll first need to know the drop measurement. For every metre on the drop measurement, add 10mm. Take this and add it to 30mmm (the combined height of the top bar and pull down bar) and you’ll have a rough estimate for the size that will be covered when the blind is fully drawn up.
How to Measure
Prestige Bifold door blinds are held in place by brackets that slide under the rubber gasket and are held against the glass. Take a look at the window. You’ll see a rubber seal that runs around the glass. This is called a gasket (some refer to it as a seal, either way, it’s the rubber “bit” located between the edge of your doors and the glass!)
Use a credit card or butter knife and slide it behind the gasket to check that you can get the blind’s tab under it. This is to replicate the thickness of the bracket used to install this blind. For these blinds to work correctly, you need a rubber gasket and not a foam gasket. Some gaskets are stuck down, and if this is the case, your window isn’t suitable for pleated blinds.
Mark on the card or knife where the gasket reaches and then remove it from the window. Measure from the edge of the card or knife to the mark. This distance needs to be at least 17mm for your window to be suitable. If it is not 17mm, we don’t recommend this type of blind for your window.
Slide a butter knife/credit card behind the rubber gasket.
Mark on the knife/card where it natually comes to a stop.
|If you have a gasket that measures at least 17mm or more then the Prestige Bifold Door should be suitable for your doors.|
Measure the width from the inside part of the window where the gasket ends on one side to where the gasket starts on the other. Repeat this for the top to the bottom too to get the drop measurement.
Please note we will make a 4mm overall deduction to the width of the blind to ensure the rivet is free to move and will not come into contact with the frame.
Step 3. Measure WidthTake two measurements of the width, at the top and the bottom of the window.
If there is any variation always use the shortest width to order your blinds. If the windows are particularly large you can take intermediate measurements to check.
Step 4. Measure DropTake three measurements of the window drop.
If there are any variations, then always use the longest measurement.
You must measure accurately and to the nearest millimetre to ensure a good fit.
Step 1 - Fit the brackets.
Fitting the Prestige Conservatory Blinds couldn’t be easier. Place the bracket end tabs flat against the glass, push it towards the window frame, and do this for each corner. Push the bracket as far as possible into the rubber gasket.
Step 2 - Apply Side Profiles.Take the self-adhesive strip and arrange the strip so that the cutouts go either side of the brackets. Ensure it is presented to the glass and tight up against the gasket. If this is not tight up against the gasket, it won’t impede the operation of the blind, but you may see the light bleeding around the edge of the window.
Please note This strip should be fixed to the glass only once, and it is not designed to be removed and refitted multiple times. Therefore we recommend presenting the adhesive strip to the lugs prior to taking the backing tapes off. We will not be able to send you a new side strip if you damage the strip or glue, so please take your time fitting these side strips.
Step 3 - Install the Blind.Push the headrail into place, ensuring it is securely attached to the brackets. Repeat this for the bottom bar. The spring under the bottom bar needs to be in the centre. The cords are intentionally long and should be tucked under the bottom bar. Do not cut them, they can help with tension adjustment if required.
How to operate the blindSimply raise or lower by pulling the plastic tab up and down.
TroubleshootingOur Prestige Conservatory blinds function through tension in the cords, and this tension is what holds the fabric in place up and down the window. All blinds come pre-tensioned and you shouldn’t need to adjust it, but if you find that the fabric isn’t holding its place and is dropping, you will need to adjust the tension.
To do this, Use a pen to mark the cord being held by the screw. This will give you a visible indication of how much you have adjusted the tension and allow you to reset it if you go too far.
Undo the screw and either increase or decrease the tension by 1 cm. Tighten the screw and check the blind and repeat as necessary.
Pleated Dimout Fabric Composition
Please see below for the fabric composition and specification for our Prestige Pleated Dimout blinds.
|Light Fastness||5 – 7|
|Oeko-Tex Standard 100||Yes|
Wipe clean with a damp cloth but do not rub the fabric vigorously or use chemicals. Never iron the fabric. Please ensure any window cleaning chemicals do not come into contact with the fabric and that the window has sufficient ventilation to present condensation spots. As such we do not take responsibility for any fabric damages caused by cleaning materials, excessive moisture or insect excrements.
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!
White & Anthracite Hardware Options
You can choose which colour you want the hardware and components for the blind to come in. As standard, all our Conservatory Blinds come with white painted hardware as standard, however we offer a choice of white or anthracite (RAL 7016), allowing you to pair the blind with your door. There is a small additional cost for anthracite, but please indicate your choice at the time of ordering above.
1 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 1 year warranty on 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.
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.