Perfect Fit Blinds – A Perfect Choice!

August 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Made To Measure Perfect Fit Blinds – No Screws, No Holes, No Mess! – Just click and fit! It really is that simple!

Revolutionary Perfect Fit™ blinds are a fantastic new system for UPVC windows and doors, not only creating a stunning visual effect but with the added bonus of removing the hassle and damage caused by screwing holes into the frames.

Order Made to measure Louvolite Perfect Fit Roller Blinds

Stylish Made to measure Louvolite Perfect Fit Roller Blinds


Ultra modern Perfect Fit blinds developed by Louvolite, offer a choice of Roller blinds, Aluminium Venetian blinds or Pleated blinds all pre fitted within a modern frame, for all types of windows and doors, especially suitable for loft windows and conservatories. They are simply fixed within the existing window frame, into the glass rebate by their stylish frames which can be supplied in White, Mahogany and Silver. The majority of our fabrics can be used, including blackout fabrics and we will be updating our website as soon as possible so that Perfect Fit blinds can be ordered on our website. (We are currently taking orders for Perfect Fit blinds by email and at our outlets in London and Essex!).

Louvolite Made To Measure Perfect Fit Venetian Blinds

Create Stylish and Practical Long Lasting Blinds


Louvolite Perfect Fit Venetian and Pleated blinds come with tension wires running through the slats and a neat built-in handle to raise or drop the blind whilst Perfect Fit Roller blinds run between plastic side channels making them a great choice as child friendly blinds as they have no operating strings or loops.

Blackout Perfect Fit Pleated Blinds

Perfect Fit Pleated Blinds. Ideal For Loft Bedroom Windows

Click for Perfect Fit Blinds measuring, assembly and fitting instructions.

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Measuring Your Windows For Custom Made To Measure Blinds

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

In our day to day dealing with customers, we find many people are confused when it comes to measuring for a window blind. It shouldn’t be difficult if you research first!

Firstly you need to decide whether you wish to have your made to measure blind fitted inside a recess or fitted externally/ flush against a wall. If you choose to have the blind fitted in the recess, you need to measure at the top where you would hang the blind, from wall to wall. Do not make any allowances as your blind manufacturer will do this for you. If you have reduced the recess width yourself, make it clear when ordering to avoid your blinds being made too small. If you have a picture rail also measure between this as well as the wall to wall measurement above the rail, so this can be taken into account when the fabric is cut. Do this also if you have a half tiled recess. You will next need to measure the drop from top of the recess to the window sill. Again, there is no need to add-on any extra as you will receive more than you need to extend the blind fully. If you are measuring for a vertical blind or venetian blind, measure the drops on both the left and right and the centre and submit the shortest drop measurement.

If you plan on fitting your blind outside of a recess or flush to the wall, measure your overall window size including the frame and add between 1.5 and 2.5 inches either side for the fabric measurement, keeping in mind our brackets are half an inch wide each. Ideally, you will want to go a good couple of inches either side to ensure proper coverage of the window and its frame.

Many homes in the UK have bay windows of 3, 5 and more glass panels. To measure for a bay window, start at the outside edge of the first window frame and measure to where the window frame meets the next window, continue this until you finish at the outside edge of the last window. This gives us the sizes of each individual window including its frame. On angled bay windows it’s alway best to ask for the brackets in advance and blue-tac them to the window frame, adjusting where needed. Once you are happy with the brackets positioning, measure from the back of one bracket to the back of the other for side control blinds or from the inside bracket to bracket on a spring-loaded blind.

For Velux blinds/ loft roof blinds, either provide us with the GGL code which can be found on your window or measure the whole moving window part, including the frame for both the width and the drop. If you plan to side fix the brackets of a roof window blind, measure wall to wall instead. Let the blind manufacturer know your measurements are for this type of window blind so that the fabric is set on a permanently sprung roller for roller blinds and tension wires for venetian blinds.

If you are measuring for a door blind, measure from the edge of the glass to the inside of the door handle and then add this measurement to the other side and class this as your material size. This way, once your blind is hung, the fabric will roll behind the handle rather than catching on it each time you roll your blind down. Alternatively you can request for your blinds to be made with the roller blind fabric rolling over the front of the roller to clear a handle.

Always ensure you use a proper metal tape measure when measuring for your blinds as fabric tape measures are not accurate enough and always measure in what suits you best, be it inches or centimetres!


We hope this helps you when measuring for your perfectly fitted made to measure blinds but If you would like further help just ask us and we will do our best.


If you live within the London area / Essex borders we offer a blinds measuring and fitting service. Please contact us for more details.

Summer Days and Early Morning Sunshine? Think Blackout Blinds!

April 24, 2011 Leave a comment

We all love waking up on a warm sunny day but when the sun hits our windows at half five in the morning, it can get rather tiresome, mentally as well as physically! Especially if it involves young children! This is the time of year when many people are considering window blinds to block the bright summer sun. There are two types of service you can look for. There’s the kit blind that comes in standard sizes or a hand-made to measure custom blind, made to fit your individual window. Kit blinds, bought from department stores are made as cheaply as possible. Many with cardboard rollers and low quality fabrics, however you may think custom blinds are outside of your budget. Many high street blind shops and online companies charge unbelievably high prices for made to measure blinds but we think that you will be pleasantly surprised to find our made to measure blinds are not at all expensive even though we manufacture them with the best quality components available, like aluminium rollers and long-lasting, child friendly control systems. Our fabrics are of the best quality from Louvolite.

Henely Rum and Raisin Blackout Roller Blind Made to Measure

Stripe Blackout Roller Blind Fabric Henley Rum and Raisin


The best type of blind you can buy to stop any light entering the room is a Blackout Roller Blind. Our blackout fabrics are three layered – best quality polyester front and an acrylic back with an aluminium sheeting between the two, guaranteeing that no light whatsoever will penetrate the fabric. Our blackout blinds are exactly that, 100 % blackout. Our blackout blinds come in all modern colours and also in the latest style of patterns like the Savoy stripes,and floral Tafetta. We keep our prices as low as possible as we manufacture the blinds we sell, eliminating the middleman and therefore any higher costs.

Lily Olive Blackout Roller Blind

Lily Olive 100% Blackout Roller Blind

If you are local to any of our outlets (Romford or Central London) you can bring in your existing blinds and we will recover them in any fabric of your choice and any style you choose. This works out cheaper for you, gets rid of any measuring or fitting of new brackets and saves good working rollers and rails from the bin! Can’t go wrong with that!

Most of our fabrics can be used for Roller blinds, Vertical blinds and Roman blinds, allowing you to mix and match beautifully throughout your home.

We also offer the best quality aluminium venetian blinds you can buy in all colours at the same prices we have kept since 2007! And we are still running our 30% discount! This also goes for our superb made to measure wooden venetian blinds !

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Exciting 2011 Blinds Fabric Range!

March 1, 2011 1 comment

We just had to share the excitement in receiving our Brand New 2011 Louvolite fabric book!  The vote in the workshop was unanimous – This is definitely the best book yet!

Taffeta Raven Roller Blind

The Stunning Taffeta Raven

There really are some gorgeous fabrics in the Pattern Section but I fell instantly in love with the Taffeta Blackout Range.

It comes in 3 colours – Cream, Chocolate and Raven. They are all totally to die for! My favourite is the Chocolate.

Taffeta Blind Fabric

Exquisite Silky Blind Fabric in three Beautiful Colours

The fabric is  80% Polyester 20% Cotton + Flock. Visually it looks like silk with a gorgeous shine to the fabric making it visually rich and very, very eye-catching!

The pictures do it no justice at all! Ask for a swatch and see!

Damask Blind Fabric

Elegant and Classy - Damask Roller and Roman Blinds.

Another fabric that I wish I had a spare window for is the Damask Range.

Again, offering a modern and visually stunning pattern in 3 different shades, Selsby, Albony (My Favourite) and Cannonbury (Beige/Cream, Black/ Cream, Black/ Blue).

Visually Striking Damask Albony Blind Fabric

The Damask Range is 75 % Cotton 25 % Polyester, so not really suited to damp rooms. Can be used for both Roller and Roman blinds.

The Damask Albony, as a roller blind with a gull shape scallop and a black braid, really is striking.

A gorgeous addition to any room – I just wish I had the room for it!

There are so many beautiful fabrics in the 2011 range, that I could go on for ages. An array of rich colours and soft shades mixed with the vibrant and lively patterned fabrics offer such quality choices, it’s hard to pick an overall favourite from all your other favourites!

Soft delicate creams to bright and vibrant colours, the range has a massive selection to offer covering all the latest ‘in’ shades and patterns.

Why not have a look at the full blind fabric range and see if you can find your overall favourite? Believe me – It’s very difficult! 🙂

All Shades And Colours In Our New Blind Fabric 2011 Range

All Shades And Colours In Our New Blind Fabric 2011 Range

Welcome To Create-a-Blind

March 8, 2010 2 comments

Made To Measure Blinds in Romford, London and the UK

If you are looking for made to measure roller blinds, venetian blinds, roman blinds or vertical blinds, we promise you the very best quality available at great, affordable prices.

Create-a-blind.co.uk - Beautiful Made To Measure Blinds.

Create-a-blind.co.uk is a leading made-to-measure blind manufacturer in the UK. Our customer satisfaction is paramount.

We offer an easy to use online blind shop giving our customers the freedom to design and create beautiful made to measure blinds in a matter of moments – delivered to your door.

We offer stunning window blinds for every room in the home, be it the kitchen or the  bedroom – the conservatory or even the office.

From subtle voiles to light blocking blackouts, heavy patterns to simple plains, our vast selection of roller blind and vertical blind fabrics will have something for everyone. We also offer a selection of shapes and styles to suit your personal taste.

Our top of the range venetian blinds come in 20 wooden venetian slat colours and over 45 aluminium venetian slat colours for you to choose from. Our gorgeous wood weave roman blinds offer over 20 styles of woven wood.