Loop cords and chains on window blinds pose a strangulation risk for young children and there have been a number of tragic accidents involving children in Ireland in recent years. This has raised safety concerns about window blinds in homes and places where children visit.
The 3 new standards that have been published are:
‘Internal blinds – Performance requirements including safety’ – This standard amends the previously existing European standard (EN13120) which was published in 2009. It specifies the requirements that internal blinds should fulfil when they are fitted to a building. The amendment expands the scope to cover many types of blinds, while expanding the clause on ‘protection from strangulation; to address specific hazards posed by cords.
Internal blinds – Protection from strangulation hazards – ‘Test methods’ – This is a new standard that specifies test methods which can be used to verify that a window blind conforms to the requirements relating to protection from strangulation.
‘Internal blinds – protection from strangulation hazards – Requirements and Test methods for safety devices’ – This standard specifies the safety requirements for test methods for safety devices that can help to improve the safety of window blinds and prevent accidents. These safety devices can be fitted to window blinds during the manufacturing process or alternatively fitted to window blinds that have already been installed.
Here are some simple steps that can be taken immediately to remove any potential hazards from existing blinds and help to prevent tragic accidents and fatalities in the home:
Cords ending in a loop are particularly risky. If possible, cut the cord to get rid of the loop and install tassels;
Cords should end at least 1.5 metres above the ground so children cannot reach them. Replace cords with curtain or blind wands;
Where cords cannot be cut, a tie-down or tension device should be used to pull the cord tight and secure it to the floor or wall;
Never place a child’s cot, bed, playpen or high chair near a window or patio door where a child could reach a curtain or blind cord;
Keep sofas, chairs, tables, shelves or bookcases away from windows to prevent children climbing up and reaching curtain or blind cords
Our bespoke Venetian blind range now provides a wide selection of colours and textures in a number of different slat widths to suit any window.
Our Venetian Blinds are made of lightweight and hardwearing aluminium that does not compromise on quality, with matching or co-ordinating headrails, bottom rails and cords. All of our blinds are made to measure and manufactured to the highest standard to ensure a sleek and contemporary look in any home!
If that’s not enough to convince you that Right Price Blind’s Venetian range are the right blinds for you, here are some other great reasons!
Four different slat widths available, 15mm, 25mm, 35mm and 50mm.
Lightweight and hardwearing material
Unity metal venetians combine wood with metal
Available in tabbed Perfect Fit frames an ideal child safety solution
Perfect for humid environments like bathrooms and kitchens.
To find out more about our great range of Venetian and other blinds call Right Price Blinds today on 0871606509 for a no obligations quotation and we’ll bring the showroom to you!
Right Price Blindsalso specialise in Roller Blinds, Vertical Blinds, Cassette blinds, Velux Blinds, Roman Blinds and Timber Venetians. Currently servicing Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford and Kerry!
According to the paint brand Dulux, the shade for 2018 is a muted heather-grey.
The company has declared that its colour of the year for 2018 is Heart Wood, which sits somewhere between smoky taupe and dusky mauve. It’s a warm neutral with a hint of heather and although most people think of neutrals as being black, white, grey, brown and beige, this versatile shade also fits the bill.
80 colour experts meet together with professionals including social and economic forecasters as well as architects and tech leaders to pin down ‘the mood of the moment’
They consider what is happening in the world and how we behave – like where we go on holiday, what we’re buying, any political or wellbeing influences and their conclusion this year was of ‘instability’
“We don’t trust the news, we don’t know what’s going to happen next,
we have divisions in our society and it’s affecting how we’re living”
“So, we are taking comfort in our home, where we can feel safe, secure and nurtured.
We can control how it looks, who comes there and how we interact with the world from it”
Heart Wood links perfectly with many textures and materials and is a useful addition to the existing trend for nude pink, deep indigo and warm metals like copper and brass, but more conventionally, it also works well with off-white or soft beige.
Heart Wood is a useful addition to the existing trend for nude pink, deep indigo and warm metals like copper and brass and more conventionally, it also works well with off-white and soft beige.
The Aquarius fabric collection for Romans, Curtains, Verticals and Rollers offer many shades to give a nod to the Heart Wood trend.
To update your home for 2018 call us here at Right Price Blinds for a no obligations call out and we’ll bring the showroom to you!
March is our Birthday and to celebrate we’re giving one lucky Right Price Blinds customer the chance to win 50% off the cost of their blinds!
All orders placed in March will be entered into the draw and a winner will be drawn on 31st March. Call us today on 0871606509 to book your appointment!
Right Price Blinds are Munster’s leading supplier of superb value blinds, including roller blinds, cassette blinds, Venetian blinds, vertical blinds, velux blinds, Roman blinds, Plantation shutters and awnings. All of our blinds are made to order and available in a wide range of colours and finishes.
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Window dressing is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to update your home
Window dressing is one of the most easiest and fastest ways to update your rooms – and won’t break the bank!
This year’s interiors are all about a chic modern look, and what better way to achieve that than with some stylish new blinds. Here are our top tips to achieve the look:Keep it Simple
Keep it Simple
Less is more when it comes to choosing your window dressing. Use clean and simple lines to enhance the space available and avoid a cluttered look. Cassette Blinds and Vertical Panel Blinds are an ideal solution for achieving the simplistic look, while still offering privacy and maximum light.
Use Patterns Wisely
Use texture and tone to create warmth in a room rather than cluttering things up with too many complex patterns. That doesn’t mean you need to avoid bold designs, but try to choose colours that will compliment the window view all year around. Roller Blinds are ideal for adding some pattern to a colour scheme.
Choose Colours That Compliment
The current trend in tones are jewel colours such as burgundy, bottle green and teal. These shades help create a natural feel to a space and maintain a crisp contemporary feel. Check out the wide range of fabric colours available at right price blinds here.
Automate Your Blinds
Automatic blinds are huge this year and offer a sleek and convenient finish. Most of our range can be automated and our unique custom made system offers exceptional value to our clients. Contact us today for more information on automating your blinds.
Check out our website www.rightpriceblinds.com for more great window dressing ideas or call us on 087 1606509 and we’ll bring the showroom to you!
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