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Blue Pleated blinds dressed on two kitchen windows. Blinds are matching colour to the cupboards and drawers of kitchen, with a peach jug accessory.

What are Pleated blinds?

All you need to know about Pleated blinds

by Chloé Jones

Window Solutions and Styling Expert

Published: 19/01/2023

Our made-to-measure Pleated blinds are available with innovative blackout and thermal solutions. They have delicate, concertina-like folds for a soft, streamlined look.

Crush charcoal conservatory pleated side blinds

What are Pleated blinds?

Pleated blinds offer practical and stylish solutions to suit all homes and budgets.

They’re a versatile solution for every room, especially garden rooms, conservatories and living spaces with bi-fold doors. With blackout and thermal properties plus shapes to fit windows of almost any size and angle.

Our range includes trend-let patterns, prints and colours, from vibrant tones to soft, calming neutrals, with an exclusive collection of fabrics designed in collaboration with House Beautiful.

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White Pleated blinds dressed on bifold doors. Block colour cushions on cream corner sofa bed, Doors are open.

Why should I choose Pleated blinds?

  • Minimise the light coming into your room with blackout fabrics
  • Specialist ThermaShadeTM and solar reflective SolarPleat™ fabrics will help keep your room cooler in summer and warm in winter
  • Perfect Fit blinds for windows and doors are a fuss-free, no-drill solution
  • Ideal for skylights and conservatory roofs, conservatories and glass extensions
  • Practical and stylish solution to suit all decors.

Can Pleated blinds keep my room warmer?

Yes, our clever ThermaShade™ blinds can reduce heat loss through your windows by up to 60%. Innovative honeycomb cells trap the heat and stop it escaping through your windows.

Our INTU Micro Hive Pleated blinds operate in a similar way. They are a slimline no-drill solution designed specifically for most UK bi-fold doors, so that they will not obstruct your doors opening or closing.

If your room is extra chilly, layering with thermal blinds will create an extra cosy finish in your home.

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crush pink conservatory top down bottom up pleated blinds

Are Pleated blinds blackout?

Due to their layered design, ThermaShade™ blinds will reduce the amount of light that enters your home, creating a blackout effect for a dark and cosy setting.

We also offer Pleated blinds in a variety of stunning colourways with blackout fabric in our Lanbury range. However, the holes drilled into the fabric for the operating cords will allow a little light seepage. For that reason they are not truly blackout.

Your local advisor will give you expert advice on blackout blinds at your in-home appointment

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Greenery Tropical PerfectFit blinds in a living room

Can I have a Pleated blind in my Skylight window?

Our Pleated blinds look stunning and can be made for most types of Skylight windows. You can coordinate them with other blinds in your room too. Just ask your local advisor at your in-home appointment.

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Grey motorised Pleated blinds dressed on windows of large conservatory. A large garden table along with chairs have been placed in conservatory.

Can Pleated blinds help keep my conservatory comfortable?

Yes, our range of Pleated blinds includes specialist fabrics that help to retain the heat in colder weather, while our SolarPleat™ fabrics feature a clever coating that reflects the sunshine rather than absorbing it, helping to prevent an uncomfortable build-up of heat.

Your local advisor will be give you professional advice on how our products can help you to use your conservatory all year round.

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