FAQs

When you book your free consultation we allow plenty of time to discuss any questions that you may have, or you are welcome to give us a ring or pop into one of our local showrooms. However, here are some of the questions that we get asked:

  • I already know what fabric I want – can you source this for me?

    We are an independent business, which means we are not tied to any particular supplier. We can usually source fabric for you if you have something particular in mind.

  • Do you make blinds for offices as well as homes?

    Yes, our blinds are made in our Attleborough factory so we can create blinds for most types of property, and in fact have many commercial clients as well as domestic.

  • I have an unusual shaped / large window, can you make blinds to fit?

    All our blinds, curtains and shutters are made to measure, which means we can create them to fit most spaces, and advise on the best solution for you. In fact because of our expertise, we are being called in more and more often to help with unusual or complex spaces.

  • How do I fit my blinds or curtains?

    We offer a free fitting service so you don’t need to worry about balancing on chairs/ getting the ladder out! We can fit them professionally for you.

  • Do my blinds come with a guarantee?

    All our products come with a 5 year guarantee.

  • Can you create matching cushions and other soft furnishings?

    Yes, we can create matching cushions, valances, table runners – if you have something in mind, just give us a call or have a chat during your design consultation.

  • How long do you take to fit a blind?

    For a normal sized window we would allow around 20 minutes per blind. It depends on the type of blind and the shape of the window.

  • Who do you send to our home appointment?

    You will be visited by one of our reps, who will be able to take measurements and will bring along fabric samples. Once the blinds, curtains or shutters are made, they will be fitted by one of our experienced team. All our reps and fitters are employed and many have been working for us for years. You can see some of our current team here.

  • Can you replace the vanes/ louvres in vertical blinds?

    If you are redecorating your room, or your vertical blinds are looking a little tired, we can replace the louvres for you. There are lots of modern fabrics to choose from, enabling you to update your decor in a cost-effective way. We can also make soft furnishings in fabric to complement your design.

  • What is the difference between vertical and venetian blinds?

    Vertical blinds are made from fabric and hang vertically in your window, whereas venetian blinds are made from wood or aluminium, with the slats across the width of the window.

    Here is some more information, and some tips on which type of blind to choose.

  • Do you make blinds that work with Amazon Alexa?

    Yes, we can make these blinds for you and help set this up. Click here for more info.

  • What blinds and curtains are best for a Bay Window?

    Bay windows have their unique problems, but here is a roundup of some of the blinds that work best. Your Norwich Sunblinds rep can advise further when they visit your home to take measurements, as each case will be different.

  • What are the alternatives to net curtains?

    There are a number of modern solutions that you may not have heard about, such as Vision Blinds and Allusion blinds, as well as some beautiful voile fabrics. Here are some ideas, but you are best to chat to your rep when they visit your home as they can get a better idea of what you need.

  • Can blinds help reduce hayfever?

    Yes, the clever Pollergen fabric from Louvolite can reduce hayfever by trapping pollen before it enters the home or office. We can make blinds using this fabric. Click here to find out more.

  • I have booked an appointment – will you be there at that exact time?

    The appointment slots are scheduled to give us time to get from one appointment to another. We will arrive at any time within that slot, so for example, an appointment slot of 2 – 4pm means that we could get there at 3pm. Norfolk is a large county so we need to allow a time-frame for travel to and from appointments.

  • I am not sure what sort of blinds or curtains to choose – can you help me?

    We are happy to offer a free design consultation in your home or office. We will measure your windows, chat to you about how you intend to use the room, look at your existing colour scheme and recommend the best type of blind or curtains for you, and show you a range of samples. Equally, if you already know what you want, that’s fine too.

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