This Blackout Roller Blind incorporates smooth-action technology and stunning detail to create an attractive and versatile blind. The Blackout Roller Blind has a stylish PVC fabric, giving it Full opacity. This blind is shown in a beautiful Toscana Iron grey finish.
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.
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.
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.
Ideal for children’s play areas, communal areas, bathrooms and homes with pets. Our Anti-Bacterial, anti-microbial blinds are treated to kill bacteria. Biosafe® is the international accreditation standard for an antimicrobial formula that ensures the effective inhibition of infection. What’s more, it is an inherent formula, which means it will not wear off over time. This formula is used in hospitals, care homes, and health care centres across the country.
The term anti-bacterial can sometimes throw up visions of grey, lifeless blinds – however, we have a huge number of anti-bacterial blinds perfect for your home. In particular, the roller blinds range is a popular choice for tackling bacteria in the home.
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.
Providing high levels of light exclusion, these are the nigh-on bombproof blind fabrics that are suited to the toughest conditions. This moisture resistant, fire retardant, anti-microbial wipe clean blackout fabric is 4-ply: three layers of PVC and one layer of fiberglass. All those layers mean that no light can seep through. PVC Blackout fabric is ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, kids’ rooms and more!
All of our PVC blackout blinds are made to measure to your windows so you can ensure there is no interrupted sleep and light creeping in. If you’re measuring outside of the window recess, ensure you add additional length to your width measurement to remove the potential of light shining through the sides.
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