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TYPES of blinds
Blinds: an open
and shut case
Tradition and innovation combine to put Tidmarsh
at the forefront of designer window treatments
ince 1828, Tidmarsh has been
crafting bespoke blinds and
curtains, creating stunning
solutions for every type of
home, whether a modern apartment
or a more traditional farmhouse.
Over the years, its range has expanded
to include soft furnishings and shutters
for a range of buildings such as offices,
schools and listed properties.
Tidmarsh takes great pride in making
all its products in its highly specialised
workshop, incorporating the latest
For Tidmarsh, blind making is an art
and a craft involving wood, metal and
fabric. It requires innovative design
and engineering techniques, as well as
expertise in electronics. Many blinds can
be operated with remote controls for
the ultimate convenience - perfect for
conservatories and skylights.
The past has left a formidable legacy
of styles - Georgian, Regency, Victorian,
Edwardian - and Tidmarsh is eminently
qualified to recreate them because, in
many cases, its parent firm Tidmarsh &
Sons helped to create the originals.
The company's blinds can be seen in
many of Britain's great houses, including
Hampton Court and Audley End.
Even before 1890, Tidmarsh & Sons had
completed work in the British Museum,
Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace
and St James' Palace.
A family-owned company, Tidmarsh has
remained at the forefront of the industry
by keeping its customers happy.
Before embarking on a new project, its
engineers will carry out a comprehensive
site survey and discuss requirements
with you, showing you samples of the
materials that will be used. Where
necessary, the company will liaise
with architects and interior designers.
It is possible to send some products
to customers on a supply-only basis,
with full instructions for installation.
Being a bespoke service, its skilled
craftspeople can make more unusual
items - so don't be afraid to make
RACK ARM SYSTEM
This is a non-retractable louvre blind
system that has been designed for
internal or external applications. It is
particularly suitable for horizontal,
sloping or unusually shaped glazed
areas. The system (above) has a
sub-frame made of aluminium, which
is assembled above/outside the area
to be covered. Once this is in place,
aluminium louvres are clipped in. The
system can be adapted to fit almost
any glazed area, inside or out, and
solves the most difficult situations.
EXTERNAL SIDE GUIDED
ROLLER BLIND SYSTEM
These systems need to be strong
and weather resistant, while some
light structures require minimal load.
The external roller blind system
recommended by Tidmarsh retains
the tension force of the blind within
its aluminium frame, distributing
weight evenly through multiple
fixing points. Unlimited colours
and a wide range of fabrics make
it suitable for any project.
CHAIN LATH BLINDS
These provide attractive shading,
efficient temperature control
and are particularly suitable for
conservatories and greenhouses.
The blinds provide more than 70%
shading from outside the glass, which
controls the temperature inside to
the same extent as 98% internal
shading. In warm weather, they reduce
heat by reflecting it away. In cold
conditions, they reduce heat loss.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call 01245 237228 (Chelmsford)
or 020 7294 7554 (London)