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Window Blind Systems

At Chris Craft Contracts we offer the most extensive range of window blind coverings in the Scottish market. Our core products which include Roller, Vertical, Venetian and Pleated Blinds, are designed exclusively to offer the ideal solutions for both contract and commercial sectors. And you'll know you're getting a quality, reliable product from us, because we only select fabrics that meet the strict Flammability Standard of BS5867 (Part 2: Type B) and have been Colour Fastness tested in accordance with BS EN ISO 105-801-1999.

With the increasingly growing demand for motorised blinds, we are constantly expanding our available products, so get in touch if you want to enquire about a specific window blind system that we haven't mentioned below.

Some of the products currently in manufacture:

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

In our very popular aluminium venetian blind collection, we offer an extensive range of 100 colours and finishes, with slats available in four width sizes to create your ideal look: 16mm, 25mm and 50mm. All of our venetian blinds are manufactured with a colour-matched ladder braid or wide ladder woven tape to create a beautifully co-ordinated overall look. Various control options are also available, including cord-lock, cord lift, cord tilter, wand tilter, continuous cord or lithium battery and mains electric operation.

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Timbercraft Venetian Blinds

The beauty of genuine timber has always made it a popular choice for the domestic consumer, whilst the commercial customer has been somewhat left behind. This has been due to the increased awareness of the dangers from fire and resulting poisonous fumes. Now there is a demand for commercial wooden products specified as flame retardant. With this in mind our Timbercraft Wood Venetian Blinds can now be treated and subsequently classed as BS476 Class 1, the safest classification for surface spread of flame. The treatment is carried out after the blind has been manufactured, ensuring the entire timercraft system, including the braids and cord, are flame retardent. The hardware used is the same reliable Classic and Continent Headrails used in our Aluminium Venetian Blinds.

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Roller Blinds

There are lots of roller blind options at Chris Craft, and we offer a variety of systems that are each uniquely designed for interior blind demands. The standard Louvolite Systems 32®, 40® and 40+® can satisfy most window types and blinds sizes. These blinds are manufactured using quality materials such as aluminium, mild steel, acetate and glass-filled nylon plastics. For larger, heavier blinds we can call upon our Louvolite Systems 45® and 45+®. Various linking operations are available. A drive link version of Systems 40+ and 45+ allow multiple blinds to be joined together with a shared single control mechanism, so you can close all blinds with one button.

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Vertical Blinds

There are some very stylish and innovative designs in our Vertical Blind systems product range, which incorporate a range of options from our standard Vogue and Senses friction glide systems, through to the Maestro Heavy Duty wheeled traverse headrail. All three systems are designed to accommodate both 89mm and 127mm vertical slats. The gears in the carrier trucks are self-aligning with limit stops, this restricts the vane rotation to 185°, which allows an efficient closure without strain on the mechanism. Operation is either by inherently child-safe wand or by cord and chain. Both operating methods allow for right hand, left hand or split draw.

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Pleated Blinds

There are lots of options available with the Chris Craft pleated window blind systems, from free hanging blinds and cord guided/tensioned blinds, through to skylight blinds. Pleated blinds are not only incredibly stylish, but they're also very versatile, which is why they're so popular in the modern conservatory, but they suit a wide range of window and room styles. Operation can be by hand, Control Wands, Crank Operation, or motorised with a remote control. Motorised options are the perfect solution for high roof blinds which cannot be reached by hand. The expansion of our Duette LiteRise® range includes a free hanging blinds system which is inherently child safe. The corded alternative are the Duette SmartCord® blinds, offering a retractable cord which can be kept comfortably out of reach of children.

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Panel Blinds

Panel blinds work beautifully as window covers, or even as a stylish room divider for creative spaces. They are a versatile and contemporary way to control light, glare and privacy in both domestic and commercial installations. The panel blind is an innovative shading solution for larger window spaces that look fabulous in both contemporary and traditional interior design schemes. What makes panel blinds so unique are the wide panels that reflect and filter daylight so effectively. When open, the panels stack neatly behind one another allowing maximum light into the room. Sliding the panels into the closed position creates a complete fabric screen providing light control. Tracks are available in white with three, four or five channels. Panel sizes are available from 300mm to 1000mm and can be free floating or connected and can be stacked left, right or split draw. Wand Control is standard or cord operation is also available.

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Perfect Fit Blinds

One of the major concerns when installing window blinds to UPVC windows has been the potential damage when fitting with screws, because the instant the first screw pierces the UPVC surround it has probably invalidated any guarantee issued with the window. Perfect Fit resolves this, whereby a blind is fitted without the use of screws or adhesives, by using a simple snap-fit operation. Due to its unique construction Perfect Fit becomes part of the window. It does not interfere with handles or window ledges and can be easily removed for cleaning. This is the ideal solution for tilt and turn windows as it creates a seamless appearance with the blind becoming part of the window. The products available in the Perfect Fit blinds range are Roller Blinds on a neat 25mm roller tube, 15mm and 25mm Aluminium Venetians, 25mm Basswood Venetians, plus Pleated and Duette Shades.

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Intu Blinds

Ideal for conservatories, glazed doors and tilt and turn windows, Intu blinds fit neatly into the window bed so clients can still operate the window or door handles with ease. Light gaps are minimised, giving exceptional control of solar heat and light. The Intu system has an intelligent tension system to prevent the blind from moving against the glass when the door or window is opened or closed and allows up to 15 degrees of tilt. The Intu roller blind offers the privacy and security of previous Intu products, but with the additional benefit of the fabric being retained in side channels for a smooth transition. The Intu venetian blind, like the roller and pleated, has no need for cords or wands. In the case of the venetian, a tilter is built inside the headrail and can be adjusted by a slide tilt control on the fascia. Adjustment of the tensioned blind is achieved by raising and lowering the bottom rail, this simple operation is also applicable to the roller and pleated versions. These neat and simple control options eliminate unnecessary free-hanging cord loops, for improved child safety.

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Rooflight Blinds

Chris Craft Rooflight blinds are available in three different options; Roller blinds, Pleated blinds, and combination Blinds. Both the Roller and Pleated/Duette Blind are available in either an aluminium finish or in white. Side channels are provided alongside the blinds which guide the fabric as the blind is operated and also provide a high degree of light control. The tensioning of the bottom bar allows the blind to be set to any position in the window frame. Our stylish Combination Blinds version is supplied as both a roller and a pleated blind. The roller blind is positioned at the top of the window and the pleated blind is then attached to the roller blind bottom bar. Both blinds may be fully opened or individually closed to suit your requirements. A flying blind is also available, where the fabric may be positioned anywhere on the window with the aid of two moving bars

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Lightshield Cassette Blinds

The Lightshield Cassette Roller Blind System has been designed to suit many different applications related to room darkening, especially where VDU and AV are in operation. The cassette system comes complete with integral headbox and side channels to provide the ideal solution for room darkening.

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Louvolite One Touch™ Battery Motorisation Blinds

This is an innovative range of battery operated roller blinds with numerous benefits for you and your clients. The One Touch™ range makes motorisation accessible to a much wider market. It's powered by a Lithium Battery housed within a roller tube, with an easily accessible charging point. The window blinds are controlled by an attractive remote handset which can also be wall-mounted. There are two handset variations; one which can control up to five window blind systems, and a second that controls up to fourteen window blind systems.

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Battery and Low Voltage Electric Systems

There are battery and electric systems available for the majority of our window blind solutions. Somfy WireFree™ battery powered motorisation encompasses the Chris Craft product range from Aluminium and Timbercraft Venetian Blinds through to Roller, Pleated and Roman Blinds. Somfy also offer a Low Voltage range that covers the majority of window blind types, and Louvolite have expanded their One Touch™ motorised range to include a mains voltage option for roller blinds.

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Custom Requirements

At Chris Craft, we offer a unique service in that we handle window covering solutions from manufacture to installation. This allows us to create unique, in-house blind alternatives such as digital printing and lamination.

Specialist Fabrics

Fabrics to suit every environment: this is the Chris Craft promise. From Blackout and Dim-Out, thorugh to solar protective and anti-bacterial coatings, our products consistently provide quality without compromise.

Arrange A Consultation

We can visit you onsite, discuss all available window blind options and recommend the most suitable blinds for your project. Arrange a consultation today to meet with a Contracts Manager and discuss your project.

What Our Clients Say

"All staff that I met during this project were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and hard-working"

Ross Hastie (Facilities Manager)
Galiford Try Facilities Management

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