Roller blinds are probably the simplest and most elegant window dressing solution available in the world today, and from office board rooms to kitchen windows, roller blinds are the option of choice for families and business all over the Southeast of England.
Simple and elegant as they are, the roller blinds Southeast England loves are available in a staggering range of styles and finishes, sizes and shapes, so that any window can have the perfect roller. Southeast England’s homeowners should read on for a look at modern roller blinds.
The History of Roller Blinds
Southeast England has its fair share of blinds of all sorts but despite their popularity, not many people know where blinds came from. Roller blinds, venetian blinds, roman blinds and wood weave blinds are all developments from early window coverings that date back as early as the ancient Egyptians. Blinds in ancient times were made out of woven strips of reads and papyrus to cover windows, keeping out dust and keeping the home cool. Keeping homes clean, safe and warm has always been a challenge, and early blinds did everything from protect against the weather, keep out bugs, stop dust getting in and offering some level of thermal insulation. So, what about the roller blinds Southeast England loves?
Roller blinds really developed in the early 18th century in Scotland. A type of cloth called Dutch linen was soaked in spring water and then pummelled for about four days with heavy beaters in a mill. This 'fulling’ process felted the material giving it a stiff, stable feel and a smooth, almost shiny finish. This fabric became known as Scotch Holland and was used to make early roller blinds. These early roller blinds used very simple pulleys to draw the material up from the sill to cover the window. As roller blinds became more popular, more effort went into developing suitable material and lots of different techniques were tried, but the next real breakthrough in roller blinds design was the development of ‘Swedish Plain’ which create a similar style material as Scotch Holland, but in a much simpler and faster process that used potato starch to felt the material. Swedish Plain made the roller blinds Southeast England needed much quicker and simpler to produce, making them cheaper and more popular.
Modern Roller Blinds
Southeast England’s homes are still using roller blinds, but they have progress from the early string drawn designs. The modern roller blinds Southeast England’s customers love best are produced using synthetic fibres that are better suited to heavy use in domestic or commercial settings, and they use spring powered mechanisms to create a smooth and easy rolling action.
Bubbles Blinds and Shutters provide the very best roller blinds Southeast England needs. With an extensive range of finishes there is something for everyone. Safe, easy to maintain and practical all year around, there are no better roller blinds. Southeast England’s homeowners can get fast, practical service from Bubbles Blinds and Shutters online today.