Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb Blinds: Thermally Superior Window Coverings

Welcome! Dive deep into everything related to energy-efficient honeycomb blinds right here. Navigate using the 'nav-bar' below. To "Get A Quote' have your window dimensions close at hand; Choose DIY or SERVICE – and receive a quote swiftly

For detailed information about honeycomb blinds in NZ, our FAQS are a treasure trove to behold. For measuring and installation advice, our step-by-step guides have you sorted. And pore over independent customer reviews demonstrating why our honeycomb blinds are so popular. If anything is unclear, reach out to me – Ryan

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PRICE LEVEL

Mid Range – High End

IDEAL FOR

Superior Thermal Efficiency

LEAD TIME

8 weeks (SEA); 4 weeks (AIR); see LEAD TIME section

XMAS CUTOFF

Order by Oct 7 (SEA), Nov 15 (AIR)

WARRANTY

5 years

MAX SIZE (W)

3000mm wide (see FAQS)

CELL SIZES

25, 45, & 62mm single cell, 45 & 62mm double cell

OTHER OPTIONS

TDBU, DAY/NIGHT, Skylight, Cordless, Motorised...

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Experience the Warmth of Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb blinds, with their cell-structure fabric, are designed specifically to keep out the cold, and trap in the warmth. Vice versa in the summer. They’re like pink-batt insulation for your windows, reducing heat loss to a minimum

Honeycomb blinds surpass all other types of blinds, or window coverings in general, when it comes to thermal efficiency, due to their unique design and minimal side gaps after installation

Clients often comment on what a difference honeycomb blinds make to the comfort and warmth of their home, once installed

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Honeycomb Blinds – DIY or Professional Installation?

We offer honeycomb blinds for DIY enthusiasts all over NZ. If you prefer a professional touch, we can provide measurement and installations in all major centres. For the DIY inclined, you'll find straightforward measuring and installation guides below

Regardless of your choice – DIY or SERVICE – start by providing the measurementsIf choosing our installation service, precision isn't crucial initially. Simply send in approximate measurements to kickstart the process. Click below when you're ready to get started...

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blockout honeycomb blinds in a modern bathroom
light filtering honeycomb blinds in the dining room and showing their versatility

Experience Honeycomb Blinds Firsthand

Witness the unmatched quality and longevity of honeycomb blinds by visiting our showrooms at either: Penrose–Auckland, or Mt Maunganui

Familiarise yourself with the look, feel, fabrics, and the functionalities these shades offer; and in what ways they can elevate your home décor. Interested in a visit? Email me at ryan@blindsonline.net.nz for showroom details and availability

For those not so close to a showroom, we can forward loan samples to you; to view in-home after you first... 

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Quality Honeycomb Blinds – Worth the Wait

Once your order is finalised, your honeycomb blinds will be expertly crafted before being delivered (DIY) or professionally installed (SERVICE), within 3–8 working weeks, dependent on your shipping preference. SEA FREIGHT at about 8 weeks, AIRFREIGHT approximately 3–4 weeks with up to a 10% increase in your quote

Honeycomb blinds are meticulously custom-constructed in China by NORMAN using top-tier materials which will be evident once installed, as well as their warmth and superior build quality

Note: Honeycomb blinds exceeding 2400mm in width need to be sea freighted

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light filtering honeycomb blinds for soft diffused light in the kitchen


50 Shades of Honeycomb Blind to Consider; Light-filtering and Blockout

Our honeycomb blinds come in either light-filtering or blockout, accommodating varied room requirements, and lighting preferences; Go neutral, or add splashes of colour – the choice is yours

Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Black Ink
Black Ink (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Champagne
Champagne (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Dusk
Dusk (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Flax
Flax (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Fog Green
Fog Green (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Glacier White
Glacier White (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Indigo
Indigo (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Infinity
Infinity (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Latte
Latte (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Lead Gray
Lead Gray (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Mineral
Mineral (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Primrose
Primrose (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Slate
Slate (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Terra
Terra (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Topaz
Topaz (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Vanilla Milkshake
Vanilla Milkshake (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using Whisper White
Whisper White (Blockout)
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Blockout Honeycomb Blinds Using White Water
White Water (Blockout)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Agave
Agave (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Bright White
Bright White (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Chestnut
Chestnut (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Chocolate
Chocolate (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Coral
Coral (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Creamy
Creamy (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Crystal
Crystal (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Dove
Dove (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Flax
Flax (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Ginger Spice
Ginger Spice (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Graphite
Graphite (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Harbor
Harbor (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Heather
Heather (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Indigo
Indigo (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Ivory
Ivory (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Jet Black
Jet Black (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Marigold
Marigold (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Marshmallow
Marshmallow (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Mica
Mica (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Natural Cream
Natural Cream (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Oxford Blue
Oxford Blue (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Pebble
Pebble (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Petal
Petal (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Plum Purple
Plum Purple (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Rose
Rose (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Sand
Sand (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Shale
Shale (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Sky
Sky (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Soft Taupe
Soft Taupe (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Spearmint
Spearmint (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Terra
Terra (Light-filtering)
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Light Filtering Honeycomb Blinds Using Willow
Willow (Light-filtering)
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Measuring

Accurately Measure for Honeycomb Blinds; Simple, Stress-free

No need to worry; our measuring guides ensure you get your honeycomb blinds bang on. With our 'measure thrice, pick the smallest measurement' rule, perfection is a given. Detailed 'inside fit' and 'outside fit' PDF instructions are a click away, below

We include 'outside fit' instructions, as now and again this is needed, however for optimal thermal efficiency, and aesthetic appeal, we recommend honeycomb blinds to be installed inside the jamb, i.e. 'inside fit'

The following 3 simple steps are based on inside fit:

Measure in 3 steps

1. Width 3 Times

With tape measure in hand, measure the width of the jamb you intend to install a honeycomb blind in. Measure the width at three different heights. This shows up any bowing or warping in the window frame and it’s the lowest measurement you want to supply. Don’t make any deductions, you want to supply tight, wood to wood measurements. The factory will make minimal deductions at the manufacturing stage

Don’t forget to hold the measuring tape level for accuracy and don’t be shy to employ a family member to help out doing so; especially on the bigger windows or doors. Supply measurements in millimetres to ensure maximum precision honeycomb blinds

2. Drop 3 Times

Now measure for the honeycomb blind drop. Again its best practice to measure the height at three different spots across its width. Why? Well again we want to discover the shortest measurement and supply that so the honeycomb blind stops there rather than at the longest measurement, making the bottom-rail sit slightly crooked. Measuring this way allows for any uneven window frames

Again you’re measuring inside the jamb, tight wood to wood measurements and make sure you hold the measuring tape perpendicular to the window sill

3. Supply Once

Once measured, hit the ‘Get A Quote’ link and accurately enter (in millimetres), the lowest width and drop measurements for your honeycomb blinds. For those getting a check measure and installation, you don’t need the measurements for a quote to be bang on, as we will be measuring before manufacture for you

It’s good to be fairly accurate though so your quote is precise. For the DIY’ers please follow the measuring steps closely so no one ends up crying over wrong size blinds

Download PDF measuring instructions: Inside the Reveal

showing the versatility and control options of honeycomb blinds in the bathroom

Easily Install Your Honeycomb Blinds

Installing honeycomb blinds is straightforward for those with DIY gusto. Just follow the detailed instructions below for well installed, perfectly functioning, honeycomb blinds

1. Assemble Your Tools

Never go into a blind install cold and stiff; roll that neck and shake those arms; limber up and make sure you have the following items on hand: a pencil, an appropriate screwdriver (or if you have the necessary licence to operate; a power drill and the right drill and screw bits)

You may also need a step ladder or stool, and a measuring tape. Release the honeycomb blinds from their packaging and move to fitting the brackets as in step 2 below

2. Fitting the Brackets

Included with your brand new honeycomb blinds will be the necessary brackets and screws. Each honeycomb blind will need a bracket near each end of the blind. Depending on the honeycomb blind type you’ve chosen will depend on what components are in the headrail and where exactly you can position the brackets or not

Brackets closest to the ends may be anywhere between 15mm to 150mm from the end of the honeycomb blind. Lay the honeycomb blind you’ll be installing on the sill so you can see the innards of the headrail and so you can position the brackets to avoid obstructing any mechanical parts. This is where the tape measure may come in handy

Take a pencil and with the honeycomb blind brackets in position, mark through the top of the brackets, where the mounting screws will go. Think about the desired depth you want the honeycomb blinds to be within the jamb. Think about any handles you need the honeycomb blinds to miss

Once pencil marked, pre drill the screw holes with a drill bit small enough to guide the screws while still leaving enough ‘meat’ for the screw to bite into. Use 2 screws per bracket and secure firmly

For wider honeycomb blinds, over a metre, there will be extra brackets included. Evenly space these out to support the honeycomb blind centrally. Again position brackets to avoid obstructing any mechanical components within the headrail

3. Secure Your Honeycomb Blind

With the brackets firmly in place, the hard work is done. The headrail should be slightly tilted away from you as you offer the honeycomb blind up to the brackets. The front edge of each bracket needs to neatly slide under the inner front edge of the honeycomb blind headrail

Then push the back of the headrail upward until the flexible tab at the bottom of each bracket snaps onto the back of honeycomb blind headrail. You should hear them click into place and the blind should feel secure

Make sure the honeycomb blind is facing the right way; with the controls facing into the room. Don't forget to give yourself a pat on the back. Well done

Download PDF installing instructions: Inside the Reveal Outside the Reveal

Honeycomb Blinds Warranty

Your new honeycomb blinds come with a 5 year warranty. They will be free from any defects in components and workmanship under normal conditions of use

The warranty does not apply to any honeycomb blinds that have been misused or have been subject to negligence, incorrect installation, accidental damage, or improper cleaning or maintenance. (full warranty PDF below)

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honeycomb blind in an apartment office area with a view

Download full warranty PDF: Warranty

Mankind's feedback on our honeycomb blinds

Over 799+ Online reviews | 5 Google & 97.9% on no cowboys profiles

Ryan Ambler

We received quotes and measurements from the local blind companies and no one could come close to matching the price that Ryan provided us, especially for the same brand and style of honeycomb blinds

Ryan was always prompt with providing the various quotes we requested and helpful at answering any questions we had. The website is quite informative and made the process of ordering our own honeycomb blinds easy

We saved a significant amount of money doing it ourselves and with Ryan's help. We will definitely use Ryan's service when we are ready to order more honeycomb blinds for the other rooms in our home

Laurel Sampson

Paraparaumu Beach - May 2024

Google Google | 5 Stars

Thanks for such a great comprehensive review regarding your honeycomb blinds and experience with us, Laurel; i very much appreciate it and thank you for it and your business; happy to help again with future projects; enjoy the honeycomb blinds; glad they have worked out so well for you

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - May 2024

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Ryan Ambler

Good honeycomb blind products with excellent service and follow up

Derek Lardenoye

Swanson, Auckland - Mar 2024

Google Google | 5 Stars

Thanks for your honeycomb blinds business over the last couple of years; thanks for the review and may those honeycomb blinds keep you warm, Derek

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Mar 2024

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Always nerve racking when buying online, especially when you want, quality, well priced, and easy communication...
Don't hesitate with Ryan, follow his advice and you can't go wrong. I've bought honeycomb blinds for a beach house. Ryan is an excellent communicator, knows his product and gives help if needed with measurements, and right blind for purpose. Their honeycomb blind products are well priced and top quality. The Honeycomb blockout blinds are a total block out of light and keep out the summer heat and the cold in winter. Love the hand pull down option. Every aspect from placement of order to honeycomb blind delivery has been a 10 out of 10. Thank you Blinds Online

Maree Stewart

Whangamata - Feb 2024

Google Google | 5 Stars

Woohoo thanks so much for such a great review, Maree; i very much appreciate your business and am so happy all the honeycomb blinds have worked out so well for you!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Feb 2024

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Ryan Ambler

Very good service and honeycomb blinds product

Dean Cuthbert

Takapuna, Auckland - Nov 2023

Google Google | 5 Stars

Thanks Dean. All the best. Enjoy your honeycomb blinds!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Nov 2023

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Excellent service, quality honeycomb blind product at a reasonable price. I have used Blinds Online several times now and highly recommend them. Clear instructions, great communication. Honeycomb blinds look great, perfect fit. Thanks Ryan

Elaine Tutty

Karikari Peninsular, Kaitaia - Oct 2023

Google Google | 5 Stars

You're most welcome, Elaine! Thanks for the great review and for your multiple honeycomb blind orders. All the best

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Oct 2023

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Ryan Ambler

If you're after honeycomb blinds, go here. Service is phenomenal, product is excellent and price is highly competitive. I have 7 honeycomb blinds from Ryan and more to follow. They are and look fabulous 👌

Suzanne Robinson

Cooks Beach, Whitianga - Oct 2023

Google Google | 5 Stars

Woohoo, thanks Suzanne, really appreciate that and your business. Glad you like the honeycomb blinds; happy to help with more in the future should you require

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Oct 2023

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Awesome blinds. Can’t believe the difference they have made in keeping the room warm. Would definitely support Blinds online again.

Mark & Catherine Cvitanich

Timaru - Jul 2023

Google Google | 5 Stars

They work well for warmth don't they, those honeycomb blinds! Glad they've made such a difference. Thanks Mark, thanks Catherine, enjoy the ease of operation with the motorisation feature. All the best!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jul 2023

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Really great service. Good communication and the blinds are just what we wanted. The honeycomb blinds are making such a difference to the warmth in our home. Super happy with the product (GOOGLE)

...Ryan, whom we dealt with was very professional and helpful (NOCOWBOYS)

Huia Gray

Waikanae - Jul 2023

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

So glad you are so thrilled with honeycomb blinds, Huia. Thanks for taking the time to write such a good review and for your business. People again and again are so pleased with the thermal efficiency of our honeycomb blinds; it is so good to hear

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jul 2023

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Ryan Ambler

Extremely efficient service, beautiful honeycomb blinds and faultless delivery and installation process

Diana Kirk

Grafton, Auckland - May 2023

Google Google | 5 Stars

I strive to be process driven and customer focused. Very happy the experience was a good one, Diana. Thanks so much for your honeycomb blind business and fantastic review

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - May 2023

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Ryan Ambler

We have just purchased honeycomb blinds for the third time from Ryan and we would give him a 5 star plus rating. The honeycomb blinds are very good quality, well priced and I found Ryan very helpful in answering queries I had in relation to the measuring etc. We have purchased both the honeycomb blinds and the roller blinds, and they all look great. Very highly recommended :)

Gayleen Guy

Jacks Point, Queenstown - Apr 2023

Google Google | 5 Stars

Thanks so much for your business over the years, Gayleen. It's never a hassle and is paramount we get the details correct. Enjoy the honeycomb blinds and thanks again. Brilliant blinds review

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Apr 2023

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Really happy with our honeycomb blinds and great service and communication from Ryan

Laura Stuart

Tawa, Wellington - Feb 2023

Google Google | 5 Stars

So glad you like your honeycomb blinds and the service received; thanks for your business Laura!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Feb 2023

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Initially I found responses very slow, but possibly due to the nature of my somewhat technical questions. However it was worth persevering as we are very happy with the Honeycomb blinds we bought. Delivery was around the time quoted (even with the Covid madness). Quality appears to be excellent and installation was simple. I opted for rechargeable motorised blinds which are (despite being told otherwise) able to be controlled via Google Assistant (and I assume Alexa) with the addition of a hub.

Overall very happy with the blinds, only suggestions would be faster response times to queries and supplying a battery for the remote which I was surprised to find didn't have one, we live rural so meant a trip to town

Tony Cox

Martinborough - Oct 2022

no cowboys |83% Rating

Thanks for your patience, Tony. 95% of the time I'm very prompt; it is key I believe. However yes if I need to go back and forward with others before giving the most accurate information then this does slow things down. I could be a little better in updating people that that is what I am doing. No one is ever forgotten; sometimes some more complex jobs take longer to iron out the wrinkles (so to speak – no wrinkles in the blinds!). I'm very surprised the motorised honeycomb blind / remote system works with Google Assistant etc. They aren't designed yet to do so. That's an unexpected bonus! There are lots of restrictions around posting / freighting batteries – I used to try however it is best the client sources batteries now. I try to make this clear in the quote description for clients. I very much appreciate this sort of feedback though, Tony. Always looking for things to improve. Glad you are happy with the motorised honeycomb blinds

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Oct 2022

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

We were a bit nervous about buying online, sight unseen, but we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it now. Ryan and team were really helpful throughout the process, and once the honeycomb blinds arrived I was super impressed with the quality. And of course, they look great!

Denise Buckton

Blockhouse Bay, Auckland - Sep 2022

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

Glad we didn't disappoint, Denise. Very happy to help and super appreciative of your business and wonderful review. Enjoy the light-filtering honeycomb blinds

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Sep 2022

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Great service, patient answering my many question. The blinds were excellent all the way down to the brackets and screws. Would definitely buy again

Narissa Tuawhiorangi

Glenholme, Rotorua - Jul 2022

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

Woohoo thanks Narissa. Quality, right down to the screws even! Very true. No corners cut here. Thanks Narissa, it was a pleasure. I hope you enjoy those 25mm single cell corded honeycomb blinds for years to come. They will definitely increase the thermal efficiency of the lounge, making those winter evenings warmer for sure

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jul 2022

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Ryan was really awesome to deal with! Super patient and knowledgeable, with great comms all the way through. We're stoked with the look of the honeycomb blinds and impressed with the quality. Thanks Ryan!

Calum O'Neil

Northland, Wellington - Jun 2022

Google Google | 5 Stars

Thanks so much for the awesome review, Calum. It was my pleasure. Glad you're stoked with the honeycomb blinds! Enjoy!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jun 2022

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Ryan was a great help with everything, Honeycomb blinds are great, thoroughly recommend him and Blinds Online – (NO COWBOYS)

Ryan was a great help throughout the process of deciding ordering and getting honeycomb blinds. Would recommend Blinds Online to all. Thank you and they are wonderful! – (GOOGLE)

Teresa Karl

St Andrews, Hamilton - Jun 2023

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

Thanks very much, Teresa. I want my clients to be well informed and to make decisions best suited to their situation and environment. Thanks for such a massive order. You have a lot of windows. That's 38 honeycomb blinds all working effortlessly to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. All the best, Teresa!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jun 2023

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Just received our honeycomb blinds this morning. I couldn't wait and have installed them already and honestly they are amazing. There were a few nerves about my measuring skills. But I must of measured at least ten times!

They fit perfectly. Was a breeze to install and are of such a high quality. I deliberated on what kind of window coverings would work for our space. But at every turn I felt I was going to have to compromise somewhere. Until I found the honeycomb blinds in your range. They fit well with our narrow sill inside the frame without taking up the view when they are up

Thank you again for a great honeycomb blind product and service from beginning to end. I won't hesitate to order from you again and recommend to others to order from you too!

Louisa Brown

Manurewa, Auckland - May 2022

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

I'm so wrapped you are so happy with your honeycomb blinds, Louisa. You're very much welcome – thank you for your business and thorough review of your experience and our thermal honeycomb blinds

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - May 2022

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Ryan was excellent to deal with and his advice and help was second to none. Very happy with style and speed of delivery

Mike Bell

Green Island, Dunedin - May 2022

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

Thanks Mike, sounds like I ticked off all the boxes I strive to. Very pleased you are happy with the service and your new honeycomb blinds

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - May 2022

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

From start to finish Ryan and his team have been great! Professional service to measure, helpful with my questions about style, colour and mechanism, timely delivery during Christmas and installation a breeze with Raymond. 5 Stars with a bonus. Thank you Ryan for a wonderfully painless experience

John Matsuoka

Stonefields, Auckland - Jan 2022

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

We strive for excellence, John. It's been a pleasure throughout, dealing with you also. I'll pass your good words on to the team. Glad you like the TDBU Cordless 25mm single cell honeycomb blinds! Brilliant choice, John. Thank you

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jan 2022

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Great service, quick instalment! – The communication from head office was always clear and patient to all our specific requests. We highly recommend! – (NO COWBOYS)

Great service and communication all the way through! – (GOOGLE)

Jennifer Zea

St Heliers, Auckland - Dec 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |98% Rating

Thanks for the positive feedback, Jennifer. I very much appreciate your business! Enjoy the versatility of your cordless day night honeycomb blinds! All the best

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Dec 2021

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

We have been the customers from hell, and yet throughout the whole process Ryan has remained completely helpful and professional. We needed honeycomb blinds for our holiday home on the other side of the island, so measuring and colour matching, like making cheese, took time. The blinds arrived over a month ago and we have finally got them up

Wow! The three honeycomb blinds all fitted perfectly, and the seal around the windows is really making a difference. We bought them to improve the thermal qualities of a dining room with far too much glass. They replaced roller blinds that really did little to keep the heat in. After two very cold days here, we are absolutely thrilled with the results

We unreservedly recommend Ryan and Blindsonline, and I thank him again for his patience and professionalism

Philip Harding

Parklands, Christchurch - Oct 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars

Woohoo, what a great review, thanks Philip. So glad to hear you are feeling the difference the honeycomb blinds make; they really are thermally superior to anything else aren't they. Glad it has all come together for you. Thanks Philip, all the best.

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Oct 2021

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Really happy with our honeycomb blinds. Great service from Ryan. He made the entire process very easy, would definitely use Blinds Online again!

Deb Hill

Mourea, Rotorua - Oct 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars

Yay, thanks so much for the review, Deb. All the best and thanks again. Enjoy your new honeycomb blinds

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Oct 2021

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Great honeycomb blinds. Good service. Thank you

Jenny Tizard

Devonport, Auckland - Oct 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars

You're most welcome, thanks Jenny! Enjoy the new honeycomb blinds

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Oct 2021

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Both the service I received and the quality of the honeycomb blinds are excellent. A very easy process to order them; they arrived perfectly on time and were a breeze to install! Thank you!

Sandy Morris

Lawrence - Oct 2021

no cowboys |100% Rating

I strive to make the whole process as easy as possible for people. You're most welcome, Sandy – thank you! Enjoy the honeycomb blinds

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Oct 2021

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

With so many blind companies out there it was initially a real challenge to find one that offered quality honeycomb blind products at a good price point. I'm thrilled that we have gone with Blinds Online. Ryan is organised, an excellent communicator and provides the customer with a lot of information about his products on the website FAQs which helped with understanding and choosing the best product for our home. Ramiz who measured and installed our new honeycomb blinds is professional, friendly and very organised as well. I've already recommended Blinds Online to friends and family

Elizabeth Holt

Bayswater, Auckland - Jul 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars

Thanks for the multiple honeycomb blinds orders, over the years, Elizabeth; always a pleasure and i wish you all the best and many years ahead with those quality honeycomb blinds to keep you warm; thanks for the recommendations too!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jul 2021

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Great service and communication from Ryan. Great range of honeycomb blind colours to choose from. Steve the installer was fabulous to deal with, super knowledgeable and helpful. We are very happy with our new honeycomb blinds

Tina Leung

Thorndon, Wellington - Jul 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars

Thanks for the fantastic feedback Tina. I'm so glad you're happy with the honeycomb blinds and the service throughout

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jul 2021

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Great quality honeycomb blinds and easy to put up. Has been a game changer for warmth in my office which doubles as a sun room

Conor Kershaw

Martinborough - Jul 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars

Thanks Conor, I'm glad the honeycomb blinds are working out well. Thanks for your business and review. Much appreciated

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jul 2021

Ryan Ambler
Ryan Ambler

Bought three double cell honeycomb blinds from Ryan @ Blinds Online and found them to be: very easy to fit (DIY), effective, attractive, and easy to operate. Communications with Ryan was straightforward and he also directed me to a showroom in Tauranga where I could view samples. I would buy again and would not hesitate to recommend

Jack Sharman

Cambridge, New Zealand - Apr 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars

Thanks very much, Jack. Enjoy your honeycomb blinds; glad they were easy to install

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Apr 2021

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Ryan Ambler

I have received the honeycomb blinds & they are great. Much better than I imagined they could be! I imagined they would be bulky & kind of ugly when fully drawn. They are not!

I spoke to around 5 blind suppliers about what I wanted. Most said I couldn't get what I wanted (width too wide for motorised day/night blackouts) or that they would have to come and measure & couldn't make it to Akaroa for 3 to 4 weeks, or that it would be around $3,000+ or it was just too difficult for them to bother with, or so it seemed. Your website was what brought me to you and the depth of information within it. You replied within 24 hours, always, and kept going until we had agreed every point. It was a very good buying experience and I would recommend you highly. Thanks Ryan your a star & the honeycomb blinds look great & work perfectly.

Brent Dyer

Akaroa, Christchurch - Apr 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

No problem whatsoever, Brent. Thanks so much for your review; sharing your experience. And I'm so glad the honeycomb blinds have worked out so well for you. Brent's blinds are motorised day and night honeycomb blinds. Thanks Brent

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Apr 2021

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Ryan Ambler

Blinds were ordered online with the agreement that the buyer would attend to the installation. Totally satisfied with the online ordering system that this company offered and their order confirmation procedures. Honeycomb products arrived, and met the quality expected, well packed and within the confirmed delivery date. Installation instructions and fittings supplied made installation very simple. (NOCOWBOYS)

Excellent communication from day one of contact. Easy to use web site with clear instruction for ordering and good order confirmation procedure. Order was dispatched and received within in good condition within the advised delivery date. Very satisfied with their service and honeycomb blind product. (GOOGLE)

Kate Luck

Birkenhead, Auckland - Apr 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |93% Rating

Thanks for such comprehensive feedback for myself and future clients, Kate. Thanks heaps. Enjoy those light-filtering honeycomb blinds. All the best!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Apr 2021

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Ryan Ambler

We chose Ryan from Blinds Online to supply x11 honeycomb blinds after visiting local suppliers in person and having home quotations done as well. Total costs were similar. The deciding factors were Ryan's excellent and prompt communication and knowledgeable advice, better range of colours, cell size (we wanted 45mm for aesthetic reasons and some suppliers do not have this) and the type of blind control (we wanted a solid cordloop control).

The quality is very good, the colour, measurements and fit are exactly as ordered. (we laser measured our windows very carefully 3x and followed the instructions on measuring). The blinds were delayed due to Covid freight issues but this was expected and we received updates. Self-Installation was fine for the honeycomb blinds as long as you are mildly handy with measuring and a drill.

One honeycomb blind was damaged on delivery by the courier and with photos from us Ryan sorted out the replacement painlessly and without dispute.

Ryan runs a trustworthy NZ business and accepted 50% deposit with payment of balance on receipt – which I think should be standard given these honeycomb blinds are made offshore in China and freight is currently so slow.

All in all, whilst I would generally prefer a NZ- made product, the quality and range offered by Blinds Online plus the service provided by Ryan won me over and I thoroughly recommend his services.

Tim Marsland

Orinoco, Motueka - Mar 2021

no cowboys |98% Rating

Wow what an extensive review and feedback; thanks Tim, it is much appreciated, as is your business. I also thank you for your patience with shipping in these times. Thanks for the photos of your honeycomb blinds. Everything looks fantastic; well done. All the best, Tim, thanks for your business

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Mar 2021

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Ryan Ambler

Ryan provides excellent customer service and communication and even though he is not based in Auckland and we are we had no problems because of that. Ramiz who came to measure and fit our lovely honeycomb blinds was friendly and efficient. I would definitely use this company again.

Pauline Thomas

Mt Wellington, Auckland - Mar 2021

no cowboys |100% Rating

I'm very happy you had such a positive experience, Pauline. Thanks for your support, and please enjoy the warmth and privacy those honeycomb blinds bring

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Mar 2021

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Ryan Ambler

Excellent service from Ryan. Great communication and quality honeycomb blind product.

Lloyd Anderson

Kerikeri - Mar 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

Glad it worked out well Lloyd. Enjoy the cordless and cordloop honeycomb blinds. Thanks for your business

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Mar 2021

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Ryan Ambler

Great experience. High quality honeycomb blinds for very good price, not much more than super cheap sites but way better product. Ryan very helpful and great communicator, I had lots of requirements for several large windows, nothing was a problem. Although done online, I was able to visit a showroom to see examples. Ramiz excellent installer and also helped me with advice on measurement. Would definitely buy from Blinds Online again (NOCOWBOYS)

Would definitely buy again. Easy helpful ordering, great pricing, fantastic communication from Ryan. Had a bit of a wait for blinds due to cargo delays. Ramiz excellent installer. Love our honeycomb blinds, I had quite a few requirements for our large windows. High quality way better than some from super cheap places, they are exactly as I'd imagined (GOOGLE)

Debbie Rowland

Mellons Bay, Auckland - Feb 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |98% Rating

Yay, glad you had a positive experience Debbie. Enjoy the honeycomb blinds; they are great quality. I appreciate your business and the in-depth feedback. All the best for now; happy to help again should you need me

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Feb 2021

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Ryan Ambler

We have just installed honeycomb blinds in our master bedroom. They were easy to install and look very smart. Looking forward to experiencing their thermal qualities soon! We will be ordering more blinds from Ryan at Blinds Online for our other bedrooms soon.

Jill Greathead

Carterton - Jan 2021

Google Google | 5 Stars

Thanks so much for the positive words, Jill. Hope you enjoy the honeycomb blinds!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jan 2021

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Ryan Ambler

Great service all the way through. Ryan isn’t pushy but is always available to answer questions and keep you informed of progress. Skylight honeycomb blinds look good and are working well. Thanks!

Helen Lynch

Riverlea, Hamilton - Dec 2020

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

Thanks for the great feedback, Helen. You're welcome and I'm glad the skylight honeycomb blinds are working out well for you

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Dec 2020

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Ryan Ambler

Really easy service, great communication and excellent honeycomb blinds products. We've had 9 different blinds made and delivered through Ryan at Blinds Online. The selection process, measuring, advice and delivery were all made easy by Ryan.

Luke Doubleday

Papatoetoe, Auckland - Oct 2020

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

Glad we can make the process easy, Luke. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, and thanks for your repeat business. Enjoy all the blinds you have; the PVC blind, the sunscreen blinds, and enjoy the warmth those double cell smartrise honeycomb blinds will bring you and your family. Much appreciated

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Oct 2020

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Ryan Ambler

Owner Ryan was a thorough, excellent communicator who quickly gave us all the information we needed. We also on his recommendation, visited the showroom. Ladies there helpful, patient and friendly; and let us explore various options. Ramiz visited home and measured windows for exact measurements and helped us confirm blind colour, he installed quickly and efficiently, and took our old blinds with him. We love our new honeycomb blinds. Have recommended to friend who is also very very happy with service and product. We will certainly use them again.

Kay & Roger Marr

Conifer Grove, Takanini - Sep 2020

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

So glad you are happy with the new double cell honeycomb blinds, Kay and Roger! Thanks so much for the referral and taking the time to write a review/testimonial. I wish you both all the best. Thanks for your business!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Sep 2020

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Ryan Ambler

First class customer service from Ryan from my original enquiry until the honeycomb blinds arrived. The blinds are exactly as ordered and I am very happy with their quality and the price I paid, which was certainly reasonable. I will be using Blinds Online Ltd for any future needs for sure.

Gareth Morton

Tawa, Wellington - Sep 2020

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

Thanks so much for such a great review, Gareth. I always appreciate hearing how the journey went for people. I'm sure those light filtering honeycomb blinds will create some soft ambient light in your kitchen. Enjoy and thanks for taking the time to write a review on your experience and the product

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Sep 2020

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Ryan Ambler

I have just got my honeycomb blinds and they are fantastic. The service was great and kept you informed all through the process. I would recommend to anyone.

Judy Illingworth

Rakaia - Sep 2020

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |100% Rating

Thanks so much Judy. I'm glad you are so happy with your honeycomb blinds. Thanks for your business and for your great review. Enjoy those light filtering honeycomb blinds

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Sep 2020

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Ryan Ambler

I can highly recommend working with Ryan to achieve total satisfaction when deciding on the right blinds for you. There was great communication throughout the process and we’re so happy that we opted for the honeycomb blinds. The honeycomb blinds are incredible for blackout and thermal insulation. Our daughter's bedroom is so much warmer. Delivery of blinds came earlier than predicted - so another bonus. Thanks Ryan! And thanks for answering all of my many queries. Look forward to working with you again soon

Jenna White

Carterton, Wairarapa - Aug 2020

You're most welcome Jenna; thanks for such a great review on our service and honeycomb blinds nz products. Glad the honeycomb blinds are making such a thermal difference for you. Look forward to assisting you again when needed

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Aug 2020

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Ryan Ambler

Lovely honeycomb blinds. Great quality and excellent customer service. Highly recommended.

Kym Tipping

Kelburn, Wellington - Aug 2020

no cowboys |100% Rating

Thanks so much, Kym. Much appreciated. Glad you like your honeycomb blinds nz so much; they're good aren't they!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Aug 2020

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Ryan Ambler

Great job. Great service.

Bevan Rudge

Bayswater, Auckland - Jun 2020

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |93% Rating

Thanks Bevan. I trust those honeycomb blinds NZ are keeping your family warm and toasty. Thanks for your business and reviews

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jun 2020

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Ryan Ambler

Blindsonline offers the most comprehensive range of honeycomb blind products at a very reasonable price. Ryan was most helpful and responded to questions efficiently. We ordered at the most trying time before the Covid-19 lockdown and hence the delivery was significantly delayed. Ryan followed up and kept us up-to-date with the order status.
We are happy with the end result and we highly recommend their products and services.

Georgia Lowe

Remuera, Auckland - May 2020

no cowboys |98% Rating

Thanks so much Georgia. Thanks for your patience through this time. And your business. Please enjoy your new honeycomb blinds nz

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - May 2020

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Ryan Ambler

Excellent blind product at the right price. Ryan could give lessons to other businesses on how to communicate and how to run a business. He kept me informed every step of the way and nothing seemed too much trouble. Highly recommend.

David Martin

Mahau Sound, Marlborough Sounds - May 2020

no cowboys |100% Rating

Thanks so much for the great feedback, David. Enjoy the cellular blinds. They are so good at keeping the home warm

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - May 2020

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Ryan Ambler

We are very happy with the honeycomb blinds we recently purchased. Good quality and easy to install. Thanks again for your great communication.

Alex Murray

Rosedale, Invercargill - Jan 2020

no cowboys |93% Rating

You're most welcome, Alex. Glad you're happy. Enjoy the honeycomb blinds NZ

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jan 2020

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Ryan Ambler

Amazing customer experience and end product. Ryan was super informative and available to make sure that we received the right honeycomb blind NZ product for our needs, and went the extra mile. Would absolutely recommend - we are stoked with the cellular blinds we got. So many great comments from people who have never seen anything like them before. Totally resolved our issue of privacy whilst still looking fantastic.

Kirsten Smith

Mount Maunganui, Tauranga - May 2019

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |95% Rating

Wow what a fantastic review, thanks Kirsten. So glad you are so happy with them! I know decent honeycomb blinds do cost sometimes considerably more than some of the rubbish available; so glad you went with these and it has worked out so well. They are a great product. Thanks for the detailed review and thanks for your business, Kirsten. Till next time, stay warm

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - May 2019

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Ryan Ambler

GOOGLE REVIEW: 5 STAR
This is an authentic and reliable service. It would be hard to find more helpful knowledgeable and genuinely nice guys to work with.

NOCOWBOYS 85%
I recently purchased honeycomb blinds from Blindsonline and am extremely happy with the result. Ryan walked me through the options, explained types, mechanisms, fabrics and procedures. He was prompt and courteous; knowledgeable in answering my questions and patient with my indecision. The result is blinds that are both functional and beautiful a stunning asset to my home. I recommend this service ~ you won't be disappointed.

Susannah Shaw

Lynfield, Auckland - Nov 2018

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |85% Rating

Woohoo, thanks so much Susannah! Has been an absolute pleasure. Enjoy the honeycomb blinds

Thanks Susannah! It's been a pleasure. Thanks for your patience; there are so many operating options with those honeycomb blinds NZ. Glad we achieved such a great result for you! Stay warm

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Nov 2018

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Ryan Ambler

Ryan was great - excellent communication and advice.

Denise Carian-Smith

Bradford, Dunedin - Dec 2017

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |90% Rating

Denise's Dunedin home is now warmer having installed honeycomb blinds in key areas. Thanks for the order and review, Denise

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Dec 2017

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Ryan Ambler

I found these guys great to deal with. At first thought the honeycomb blind was too expensive so went back to them to try and get a cheaper blind. Ryan came to my work to show me samples. I chose a better honeycomb blind for my situation and it arrived in great condition, fit perfectly and very very happy with the blind. Now thinking about getting more.

Fenella Christian

Great Barrier Island - Dec 2017

Google Google | 5 Stars     no cowboys |90% Rating

Thanks Fenella. I always encourage people to give me feedback re the first quote they requested; there is often different products, componentry, fabrics, etc etc I can suggest depending on people's budget. Thanks for the review and thanks for your business; much appreciated. Enjoy the extra warmth you'll retain with those honeycomb blinds out there on the Barrier

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Dec 2017

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Ryan Ambler

Really happy with the honeycomb blinds! I installed them myself and had no problems, a perfect fit. Thanks heaps Ryan.

Martin Curham

Newtown, Wellington - Apr 2017

no cowboys |100% Rating

Great to hear, Martin. Happy we could help and thanks for your business. Those honeycomb blinds will keep you warm down there

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Apr 2017

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Ryan Ambler

Really stoked with my beautiful Luxaflex duette blinds! Ryan was so friendly and helpful all the way from my initial online enquiry, through the onsite measure and quote, to installation. Ryan kept me informed and up to date with what was happening, and the installation work was top notch. 100% recommend Ryan and his team - I'll be using them again, for sure.

Alex Jepsen

Titirangi, Auckland - Feb 2017

no cowboys |100% Rating

Glad you're so happy, Alex, was an absolute pleasure dealing with you. Stay warm and toasty with those honeycomb blinds throughout your home – they will make an amazing difference to your home's comfort levels

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Feb 2017

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Ryan Ambler

Great communication and follow-up provided throughout with a good provision of info so I could make an informed decision; a range of suitable options were provided and our many questions were answered in a prompt, friendly and helpful manner. The installer was efficient and did a great job, and the honeycomb blinds have made a huge difference to the warmth of our house. I would definitely recommend Blinds Online.

Bex Molloy

West Harbour, Auckland - Jun 2016

no cowboys |98% Rating

So good to hear what a difference the honeycomb blinds make to the warmth of your home, Bex. Very happy. You're welcome and thank you for your business and review. Stay warm!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Jun 2016

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Ryan Ambler

The service, product and attention to measurement and fitting detail from Ryan at Blinds-Online was exceptional. Ryan's advice and meticulous care in measuring and installing a particularly tricky corner window with blinds was spot on. The detail of end caps was awesome. The fit of the cellular blinds was perfect and the added cleats and care to ensure the window stays did not interfere or damage the blinds was further attention to detail and care. Ryan's service and communication was excellent throughout and the quote from Blinds Online was cheaper than others! I couldn't speak highly enough of Blinds Online for price, service, finish and product. Thanks very much Ryan.

Denise Famularo

Northcote Point, Auckland - Apr 2016

no cowboys |100% Rating

What an exceptional review and feedback, thanks so much Denise! It's all just part of the service here. So important to get the big and small aspects right. The honeycomb blinds NZ product works so well at providing superior warmth for anyone's home and especially those large wooden villas. Safe warm and thanks so much for your business, Denise

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Apr 2016

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Ryan Ambler

After providing the measurements to them and getting a quote, Ryan came to do a full measure before making the honeycomb blinds. Great service, friendly and products are of very high quality. The installer also did a really good job and also helped me install my existing curtains. The type of honeycomb blinds I went for (Luxaflex duette blinds) were quite new to the NZ market and Ryan's prices were half of Harvey Furnishings quote. Plus his service was a lot friendlier. Highly recommend these guys. A year plus on and the blinds look as good as new! I'm asking them back to quote for a different room.

Lotte Bayly

Northcote, Auckland - Feb 2016

no cowboys |100% Rating

Wow what amazing feedback, thanks Lotte! I strive to deliver great honeycomb blinds NZ products and great customer service; so to hear how highly you recommend us is very pleasing. Enjoy the warmth and aesthetics those honeycomb blinds provide. Thanks Lotte!

Ryan Ambler - Blinds Online (PRIVATE)

A MAN - Feb 2016

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FAQS

Q.

What are honeycomb blinds?

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Honeycomb blinds sit in your window frames much like other blind types however the hanging fabric used, is of a cellular honeycomb design. It's this special honeycomb design that maximises the energy efficiency of your home. Honeycomb blinds are like 'pink batts' for your windows. And its through your windows you lose the majority of your homes heat. It's the honeycomb blind's cellular structure that creates a pocket of air between you and your windows (i.e.; cold glass).

There are different cell sizes, fabric choices, and cell configurations that all contribute to the level of insulation delivered. That being said, no matter what honeycomb blind setup you choose from us they are all miles ahead of any other blind type in terms of energy efficiency. Using honeycomb blinds at your windows can block as much as 62% of the heat transfer into or out of your home. They are by far the best window covering (including curtains) when it comes to insulating your home. Check out this independent Consumer NZ test and comprehensive article comparing all window covering types.

Honeycomb blinds work just as well in summer as they do in winter. Keeping the heat out in summer and in during the cold winter months. Our honeycomb blinds are manufactured from a high quality, non-woven polyester fabric. The room darkening (blockout) fabrics are lined with Mylar. Honeycomb blinds offer you more style choices, and more control options and special features than any other blind product; they are your best window covering choice if energy efficiency and home comfort are your chief concerns.

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With so many fabrics types, cell sizes, control choices, and extra features to choose from, I completely understand why this particular product group can seem overwhelming to many. We have one of the most comprehensive honeycomb blind offerings in the market. My hope is that the steps below make the process of selecting the right honeycomb blind, for you, somewhat easier. As well as directing you to more related information for further knowledge, where required.

STEP 1: How much light do you want to filter?

There are SHEERS, LIGHT-FILTERING, and BLOCKOUT fabric options available. How much light do you want to enter the room, how much privacy do you want, is it a bedroom or a more common living area. Do you need room darkening qualities or is soft filtered light preferable. A SHEER honeycomb blind is much like a sunscreen roller blind, in that you can see out through it and it cuts back some UV. LIGHT-FILTERING honeycomb blinds provide soft filtered light and give you complete privacy day and night. They don't offer room darkening during the day however. And finally the BLOCKOUT honeycomb blind doesn't allow light to pass through the fabric at all. Thermally, sheer honeycomb blinds don't offer any value; light-filtering fabrics are good, and blockout honeycomb blinds are the best. NB: Light-filtering honeycombs are more economical when compared to blockouts.

STEP 2 & 3: What cell size do you want? And what level of insulation do you want?

There are SINGLE CELL and DOUBLE CELL options available. The double cell honeycomb blinds offer more thermal benefits than the single cell however even the single cell options are so much more superior to any other blind type or curtains out there. View independent tests and results from Consumer NZ. Within the single cell range there are 25mm, 45mm and 62mm cell sizes. Within the double cell range there are the 45mm and the 62mm. NB: If your windows are very large then larger cell sizes may look better aesthetically – they are generally speaking more expensive however. NB: The 25mm and 45mm single cell honeycomb blinds are most economical. For more info on cell sizes see FAQ: 'What cell size are your honeycomb blinds?'

STEP 4: How do you want to control your honeycomb blinds?

You can have CORDED (much like a venetian), CORDLESS (where you use handles on the blind's bottom-rail to raise and lower it, rather than cords), CORDLOOP (much like a roller blind's chain control and ideal if you don't want dangling cords), and MOTORISED (if you like pushing buttons and marvelling at where we've come technologically these days). NB: Corded is most economical. Larger blinds, over 2500mm wide, may need to be 'Cordloop' due to their larger size and weight. Don't panic, I'm always here to direct you through the in's, out's, and finer details of the honeycomb blind world. For more info on control options, see FAQ: 'What control options are available for your honeycomb blinds and how do they effect price?

STEP 5. Do you need any special features or have your honeycomb blinds perform magic tricks?

Like when the top of the blind is able to come down, as well as the bottom raise, independently of each other. This is the 'top down bottom up' feature or for those that love acronyms and sounding like you know what you're talking about – TDBU. For more detailed info on this option, see FAQ: 'Do you offer the 'TOP DOWN BOTTOM UP' feature?' There's also the 'Day & Night' feature which essentially gives you two blinds in one. Another pretty neat trick. For more details on this option, see FAQ: 'Do you offer the 'DAY & NIGHT' feature?'

STEP 6. Pick the colour.

Sounds easy enough. Either choose colours online or ask me to send you the samples. There is no price difference between colours of a specific range. Samples must be returned, with tracking, promptly please. There is also a showroom in Penrose and one in Mt Maunganui – see FAQ: 'Do you have a showroom in which to view your honeycomb blinds?'

With a better understanding of all that; send window dimensions through the Get A Quote form and make some notes in the comment field around your preferred cell size, single or double, control type, and any optional features you may want. I'll fire back a quote. Questions are always encouraged. And if the first quote is over budget; let me know so we can explore other options and get a solution that fits your needs.

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Please note that our honeycomb blind cell size (the total thickness of the fabric) is measured at the cell's widest point (across the cell horizontally). I mention this because while this is usually the norm there are some companies that measure cell size in a different way; just to confuse us all. We do 25mm single cell, 45mm single cell, 45mm double cell, 62mm single cell, and 62mm double cell, honeycomb blinds. Wow, with so many choices it's easy to get overwhelmed, fast. But don't panic I'm here to help; the below guidance is aimed to shed light on the options and help direct your honeycomb blind decisions.

If you want the superior thermal benefits of honeycomb blinds but don't have a huge budget; stick to the 25mm single cell option – these are most economical and still provide excellent thermal efficiency over and above roller blinds, venetians, or any other window coverings including curtains. View independent test reports here from Consumer NZ. If you want the best thermal efficiency possible from your honeycomb blinds; consider using a double cell option. This provides two layers of insulation between you and the window pane. If your window reveals are very shallow you may need to choose a honeycomb blind that will physically fit into your window reveal, without protruding past the architrave. Roughly speaking, a 25mm honeycomb blind will need a minimum window reveal depth of 30mm to comfortably house both the blind and its brackets. For the 45mm honeycomb blind options you'll need a minimum reveal depth of 53mm and for the 62mm honeycomb blind options, a 70mm minimum reveal depth. For those with bigger budgets, bigger windows, and who are aesthetically focused you may want to consider the 62mm honeycomb blind options. Smaller cell size honeycomb blinds may not look in proportion to larger window openings. (i.e.; large widths and drops). This is however subjective and my not be an issue for you.

Again, the honeycomb blind cell sizes available are: 25mm single cell, 45mm single cell, 45mm double cell, 62mm single cell, and the 62mm double cell honeycomb blind.

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A little love and attention go a long way with most things – your honeycomb blinds are no different. Give them some routine care to ensure their beauty remains well into the future. Any of the following are good periodic cleaning practices worth considering.

Dusting: Regularly dust the honeycomb shade with a duster. In most situations this is the only cleaning method required.

Vacuuming: Use a hand-held vacuum on a low suction setting with a long bristle attachment to carefully remove dust.

Spot Cleaning: Dampen a clean cloth with warm water and mild detergent. Carefully dab, without rubbing the honeycomb shade fabric, until the spot has gone. Allow the fabric to dry in its completely lowered position.

Ultrasonic Cleaning: Your honeycomb shades can be professionally cleaned (ultrasonically). Specify that a mild solution must be used and that the headrail should never be immersed. Re-install the blind and allow the fabric to dry in its completely lowered position. I haven't personally used them however Ultrasonic Blind Cleaning Services Ltd (0800 329 858) ultrasonically clean honeycomb shades (Auckland). There is also Easy Clean Blinds in Napier (easycleanblinds.co.nz).

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Mould can grow on pretty much anything in the right conditions; Moisture, in the right environment, can form behind honeycomb blinds; behind any blinds or window coverings; so it is advised, in order to avoid mould, that the honeycomb blind is regularly opened and closed to allow good air flow;

If the honeycomb blind does get moist do not pull it open and keep the fabric stacked together for long periods; this will cause mould and the pleats may also stick together over time;

It is best to open and close honeycomb blinds regularly; If blinds have been exposed to moisture/condensation, they should stay completely lowered to allow the blind to dry before raising again; If the appearance of mould has been noticed, honeycomb blinds can be carefully 'spot cleaned' as per the above FAQ: How do I best clean and maintain my honeycomb blinds?

There are companies who clean honeycomb blinds and can remove mould however you should be inspecting and cleaning them regularly yourself and not letting mould take up home in your honeycomb blinds if you do have moist windows;

All our honeycomb fabrics are durable and water repellent, however they are not mould resistant; if a honeycomb blind is continuously exposed to moisture, there is the potential for mould to develop in time, it most things;

The honeycomb warranty does not cover moisture damage, exposure to the elements, or excessive humidity; All these conditions allow mould to grow and develop; If the appearance of mould has been noticed, we do recommend spot cleaning and/or having the honeycomb blinds professionally cleaned

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We have two showrooms set up for honeycomb blinds. Please note that these two showrooms are for honeycomb blinds only and don't feature any of the other products we offer. Our honeycomb blinds are a Santa Fe product made by NORMAN in China. I work with Santa Fe in a wholesale capacity; my prices are very competitive. Having sold and reviewed many other honeycomb blind products over the years i am very happy to be able to offer these. They tick all the right boxes for lasting quality honeycomb blinds

PENROSE, AUCKLAND SHOWROOM:
It is essential to phone or email ahead and make a time for the Penrose showroom. This will ensure someone will be there to let you in and show you the product. Please call (021782062) or email Karen Arthur to make an appointment. Bookings can be made for times between 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Weekends are not available. The Santa Fe Showroom is at Unit 4, 761 Great South Rd, Penrose, Auckland. Please advise them Ryan at Blinds Online has sent you

MT MAUNGANUI SHOWROOM:
The Mt Maunganui showroom is manned five days a week. No appointment necessary here: Santa Fe Showroom, 142 Newton St, Mt Maunganui. Weekdays only (8:30am–4:45pm). Let me know how you go and how i can assist next. Fire any product questions my way. Please advise them Ryan at Blinds Online has sent you

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Our honeycomb blinds have different control options, ie: different ways in which they can be operated. They can be operated with a cord, as cordless, using a cord loop, or motorised.

CORD CONTROL: The cord control option uses one 'set of cords' which raises and lowers the honeycomb blind (much like a venetian blind). This 'set of cords' (between 2–4 cords depending on the blind's width) join and run through a cord-lock which is how you set the honeycomb blind at the height you want (again much like a venetian). Cord control is the most economical control option. Honeycomb blinds using cord control have a maximum width of 2500mm. Cord control honeycomb blinds are available in the following cell sizes: 25mm single cell, 45mm single cell, and 45mm double cell. The cord can be on either the left or the right, and a cord cleat is supplied, if required, to manage the cords when the honeycomb blind is raised. There is also a child safety device attached to the end of the cord.

CORDLESS (SMARTRISE): The cordless option has a handle on the bottom-rail. You simply lift or lower the honeycomb blind by grabbing the handle and adjusting as you please. It will stay at the height you leave it at. If selecting honeycomb blinds with the cordless option it is important to test whether you can easily access the window and comfortably reach both the top and bottom of it. Max width 2500mm. Cordless is more expensive than corded and the same price as cordloop.

CORDLOOP: The cordloop control option works much like the looped control chain of a roller blind however uses thick cord, not chain. You control the honeycomb blind, up or down, with the cordloop, just like you would a roller blind. The cordloop control option is the most expensive option of the 3 manual options, equal with cordless, however does away with long untidy cords and allows honeycomb blinds of greater widths to be made; up to 3000mm (3m).

MOTORISED:
All our honeycomb blinds (other than the skylight honeycombs) can be motorised. Please see FAQ: 'Can your honeycomb blinds be motorised?' for the full details on this control option.

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Our honeycomb blinds can come with the optional feature of 'top down bottom up' (TDBU) when desired. This feature isn't standard by default and attracts an extra cost (as below). The TDBU option really opens up the possibilities in which you can utilise your honeycomb blinds. With TDBU you can either raise the blind from the bottom (BU) or you can lower the honeycomb blind from the top (TD). Doing the latter can block off the bottom of the opening and leave the top open. This particular shade position really adds value in windows subject to passersby, where you want light coming in over the top of the blind but still want your privacy. The TDBU function provides really precise light and privacy control, and is available in CORDED and CORDLESS honeycomb blinds.

NOTE: If either CORDLOOP or MOTORISED control is required you can have TDBU as an option however it's termed as TD (top down) which means the top can drop but only when the bottom is completely down. The bottom can rise but only when the top is completely closed. This is similar to a true TDBU however each function is one at a time rather than you being able to drop the top or lower the bottom at the same time to different amounts.

TDBU honeycomb blinds are available in all 25mm and 45mm cell sizes. If you want the TDBU function with a 62mm cell size; this is only available with CORDLESS control.

CORDED honeycomb blinds with the TDBU function will have a control cord either side of the blind. The right cord will control the lowering of the top part of the shade while the left control cord will control the lifting of the lower part of the honeycomb blind. The TDBU function adds $52 per blind.

CORDLESS honeycomb blinds with the TDBU function are raised and lowered by hand, using the clear PVC handles on the mid and bottom-rails. NB: there will still be cords visible in the window opening, in the centre of the honeycomb blind when the top is lowered. Cordless refers to how it is controlled; the blind still uses cords within it for everything to work. The TDBU function adds $52 per blind.

DAY/NIGHT: There is no TDBU or TD function available with Day/Night honeycomb blinds. However as SHEER must be one of the two fabric types chosen with Day/Night, and as SHEER is at the top of the blind, you get that effect anyway.

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The 'Day & Night' feature is effectively two fabric types fitted in the one honeycomb blind. One fabric type above the other and separated by a 'middle-rail'. The shade above the middle-rail is a sheer fabric, while the shade below the middle-rail can be supplied as blockout or light-filtering, as required. The middle-rail is lifted or lowered to expose more or less of the sheer fabric, or more or less of the more opaque fabric. The entire blind can be raised from the bottom and stacked at the top of the opening as well to fully expose the window. The top rail is fixed into position and cannot be adjusted, ie: there is no option to have the 'top down bottom up' function with a 'Day & Night' honeycomb blind. The 'Day & Night' honeycomb blind can provide both complete light block and privacy, or alternatively allow filtered light into your room, all in one blind. NB: There is no option to combine light-filtering and blockout. It must be sheer and light-filtering, or sheer and blockout. One shade material must be the sheer fabric.

The 'Day & Night' honeycomb blind can be supplied as Corded, Cordless or Cordloop control. They can be motorised as well if required. If requested as a Corded control, the middle rail will be controlled by the righthand cord and the bottom rail by the lefthand cord. If requested as Cordloop control, the Cordloop will be on the righthand side as default and the shade will open and close in a cycle; if completely raised, the middle and bottom-rails will both descend and when the bottom-rail has reached its limit, the middle-rail will then begin to ascend and can then be positioned as you wish. Retracting the shade will function in the reverse order. NB: The bottom-rail must be lowered before lowering the middle rail. Likewise, the middle-rail must be raised before raising the bottom rail.

'Day & Night' honeycomb blinds are available in all cell sizes however the 62mm cell size is not available as Corded control.

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There certainly is a large price range in the 'honeycomb blind' category. NB: When I say honeycomb blind, I'm including all the different brand names and various terminology used (cellular, honeycomb, thermacell, duette, honeycell, etc). Not all honeycomb blinds are created equal or deliver the same results. There are cheap low quality honeycomb blinds available, and there are expensive, overpriced, honeycomb blinds too. Having been a reseller for the more expensive options for a time I'm familiar with these. I've also examined the cheap end of the market closely and it really is a case of 'you get what you pay for'. Our honeycomb blinds are made in China using higher-grade fabrics and componentry, and are designed to last in our NZ conditions. I'm very happy with the quality we provide and where our honeycomb blinds sit price wise. I get that to the untrained eye honeycomb blinds essentially all look the same. They are not. The below tips may help you choose a lasting quality honeycomb blind.

TIP 1: Have a feel of the operation of the honeycomb blinds you are considering. Pull them up and down to gauge ease of operation. This will also give you a feel for the level of componentry being used. Does it feel like it will last the distance?

TIP 2: Visually inspect the honeycomb blind. Often when comparing options visually you can see differences in fabric quality but more so the differences in componentry, cords, headrails and bottom-rails. Do things look flimsy? What's metal, what's plastic, and of the plastic parts what grade of plastic is being used? Does it look and feel cheap? Beware of thinner fabrics that don't deliver thermally and aren't as robust strength wise. There are fabrics that tear easily to be aware of.

TIP 3: It is at times hard to look at honeycomb blind fabrics and know what's what; how good or not the quality really is. For informed decisions, ask some questions like where the blinds are made? What manufacturer and who else do they supply to. What is the makeup of the fabric itself? Have the fabrics been made with NZ UV levels in mind? You'll get an idea of whether it's just a cheap import for the low end of the market and whether sales staff actually know the answers to these questions. Our honeycomb fabrics are made out of high-grade 100% spun-lace polyester. This means the fabric is very durable and they have higher insulation properties than many others.

TIP 4: Ask suppliers to provide you with official test reports showing the 'R' value of the honeycomb blinds they are offering. 'R' values are a measure of the fabrics thermal resistance. The higher the 'R' value the better the fabric will help insulate your home.

TIP 5: Look at the aesthetic finish the honeycomb blinds have. This isn't an important aspect to all however a product that has had thought put into the finer details is often of an all round better quality manufacture I've found.

TIP 6: The main purpose for purchasing honeycomb blinds is for their insulating function. The trapping of air in the honeycomb blind structure to create an insulating barrier and to minimise the 'passing of hot air' (chuckles). This very key feature is compromised when cheap low quality fabrics and construction methods are chosen.

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After researching and selling different makes of honeycomb blinds over the years; I currently supply what I feel are the best when both price level and great lasting quality are closely considered. I'm not restricted to any particular manufacturer or supplier; like you I research and weigh up the options, pros, cons, and prices to deliver what I consider the best honeycomb blinds available. I'm making these decisions with 12 years of industry experience (as of 2020).

The honeycomb blinds offered here are imported from China from one of the blind industry’s leading manufacturers, NORMAN. They are manufactured with high-end components and fabrics and the honeycomb blinds undergo stringent quality control as well as being extensively tested to ensure top performance for durability, ultra-violet protection, energy efficiency, and that each blind conforms to their own rigid specifications. As well as other aspects, these strict procedures ensure product consistency and the trueness of glue lines and cell configurations. This all delivers truly lasting quality and thermally superior honeycomb products. I work along Santa Fe (in a wholesale capacity) and am proud to be able to offer the honeycomb blind range, available here, to Blinds Online Ltd clients.

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Comparing honeycomb blinds from supplier to supplier can be difficult for the untrained eye. It's best to ask some direct questions; it's surprising how many companies/sales reps don't actually know the material makeup of the honeycomb blinds they offer. There may not be huge differences visually from fabric to fabric however in terms of thermal performance, there certainly can be. You're most likely buying honeycomb blinds for their thermal properties so best get ones that deliver real thermal efficiency. You also want your chosen honeycomb blinds to last in New Zealand's higher UV levels.

Our honeycomb blind fabrics are durable and water repellent; they are made from high-grade 100% spun-lace polyester. The fabrics are all spun by water jets rather than woven, which adds to the strength of the fabric. It also means the fabric is very durable and has higher insulation properties than many cheap honeycomb blinds on the market. If there's a large price difference; keep digging, there are reasons for it. Buying inferior honeycomb blinds will result in poorer insulation results; this is the ability to trap and hold the air in its cell like structure creating that all important barrier of air that stops the passing of cold and hot air in and out of your home.

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When it comes to our honeycomb blinds, there are three main types of fabric we offer. These differ in terms of their translucence and opacity. A fabric can be 'see through', 'light filtering' or 'blockout' depending on your requirements. These three separate ranges are: 'sheer', 'light-filtering', and 'blockout'.

SHEER: is a UV filtering translucent sheer shade. The fabric is very lightweight and allows visibility through the fabric when the shade is down. NB: At night when the lights are on inside a person on the outside of the house could see in.

LIGHT-FILTERING: is a lightweight light-filtering shade. Light-filtering fabrics offer the widest range of colours. You cannot see out through this fabric during the day, nor can anyone see in through it; even at night when the lights are on. Light-filtering honeycomb blinds are great for the common areas of your home; to filter light and create a softly lit ambience. Light-filtering fabrics still form an extremely efficient barrier against cold air entering the room.

BLOCKOUT: (also known as 'room darkening') has a blackout coating of Mylar (inside the honeycomb cells) to ensure the fabric stops light passing through the fabric; to best darken a room. Mylar is a stretched polyester film and is commonly used in products such as space blankets, protective plastic coatings and insulators, because of its proven thermal and insulating properties. Blockout honeycomb blinds have the highest thermal efficiency of the three fabric types available.

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Honeycomb blinds come using either light-filtering or blockout fabrics. No light passes through the blockout honeycomb blinds while soft diffused light does travel through the light-filtering honeycomb blinds. Blockout honeycomb blinds make sense for bedrooms and media rooms. Living rooms can use either blockout or light-filtering honeycomb blinds depending on how you want to use that particular living space; what's important to you. From a cost perspective the light-filtering fabric is more economical so you may wish to consider whether living areas actually need full blockout honeycomb blinds or not. You can't see in or out through light-filtering honeycomb blinds so don't feel you'll be compromising privacy in selecting this option.

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Yes, all our honeycomb blinds can be motorised (except skylight honeycomb blinds). All fabric types, cell sizes, top down bottom up (TDBU) options, and day/night options can be motorised (again, all options except the skylight honeycomb blinds). The honeycomb blind is raised and lowered by a motor located within the honeycomb blind headrail. The motor is rechargeable and the remote uses an easy to replace battery. The motorised honeycomb blind is operated by using either the remote control or the manual control button located on the blind headrail. The blind raises and lowers smoothly and quietly. The motor is neatly concealed inside the headrail and located on the left hand side of the blind with the charging port on the right hand side. The motor must be located on the left hand side; there is no option to have the motor on the right hand side. Expected battery life is approximately 6 months however this really depends on how often you are using the motorised honeycomb blinds. White 5 channel remotes at $82 each and extra to your quote are available and are paired to each motorised honeycomb shade at the factory. Each remote can do up to 5 blinds. It is usually more practical to have multiple remotes if blinds are spread throughout different rooms in your home. When ordering please advise me how many remotes are needed and what blinds should be grouped together on which remote.

Each remote requires 2 X 3V CR2032 batteries which are included. The ‘0’ channel on the remote is an ‘ALL’ channel and operates all honeycomb blinds at once. The expected battery life of the remote control is approximately 10 months, again depending on usage. When the remote is not handy for some reason, remember there is the manual button on the blind headrail as well.

There are some manufacturing size limitations when motorising honeycomb blinds, which we can alert you to when enquiring, however they are here as well: The minimum ‘standard’ motorised honeycomb blind width is 610mm, minimum drop is 250mm, max width is 3000mm, max drop is 3600, however max m2 is 7.5m2 per blind. Minimum ‘TDBU’ or ‘Day/Night’ motorised blind width is 610mm, minimum drop is 250mm, max width is 3000mm, max drop is 3600, however max m2 is 4.64m2 per blind.

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The motor will always be on the left hand side for standard motorised honeycomb blinds, with the charging port on the right hand right. There is no option to have these the other way around. For motorised honeycomb blinds that require two motors, i.e; motorised honeycomb blinds that include the TDBU or the DAY/NIGHT options, there will be one motor per side and the charging point on the right hand side.

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Yes, we offer wire tensioned honeycomb blinds perfect for most skylight applications. They are available in either blockout or light-filtering fabrics, in the colours shown on this product page (see the COLOURS section above). While all the skylight honeycomb blind details aren't on the website yet, they essentially look like the images above, however for skylights. An extendable pole is used to adjust the skylight honeycomb blinds when required. For a quote please email me direct on ryan@blindsonline.net.nz with the rough skylight width and drop (length). Include the height from the floor to the high end of the skylight and the height from the floor to the low end of the skylight (roughly measured is fine). Please also include a photo of the skylight and its surrounds. This all helps me gauge access and install points, and makes for an accurate quote first time round. Skylight honeycomb blinds cannot be motorised.

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Honeycomb blinds provide one of the smallest 'stack' heights available when compared to many other window covering types. This means when you want the honeycomb blind up and out of the way it doesn't take up too much extra real estate at the top of the window. You maximise your view out. Below are stack heights for different honeycomb blind drops. The stack size given includes the brackets, headrail and bottom-rail to give a true stack height. For drops in-between the given data, please extrapolate.

Light-filtering honeycomb blinds with a 600mm drop will have a 56mm stack height. 900mm drop = 63mm stack, 1200 = 70mm, 1500 = 78mm, 1800 = 89mm, 2100 = 97mm and 2400 = 105mm.

Blockout honeycomb blinds with a 600mm drop will have a 54mm stack height. 900mm drop = 60mm stack, 1200 = 67mm, 1500 = 73mm, 1800 = 83mm, 2100 = 90mm and 2400 = 96mm.

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Our honeycomb blind headrails, bottom-rails, and cords aren't just one standard colour across the entire range. These aspects of our honeycomb blinds have been considered and matched with the available fabrics as best as can be expected. Headrails and bottom-rails have a powder coat finish so it is impossible to perfectly match a fabric colour exactly. The default colours used have been considered and we deem to be the best matches available.

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Honeycomb blinds are not covered by their warranty if used in bathrooms. However I've had clients who have used honeycomb blinds in their bathrooms with no issue. The key thing is adequate ventilation (air movement) and to ensure the bathroom is aired out on a regular basis. Allowing things to dry out properly. The honeycomb blinds use a polyester fabric – if the fabric gets too wet too often and isn't allowed to fully dry out, there can be a tendency towards mould build-up. The mechanisms and headrails are not stainless steel, they are powdered coated aluminium. So while the powder coating does provide protection, being wet for long periods isn't ideal. The fabric can be immersed in water (and dried out), but the rails should be kept dry.

If moisture is trapped and not allowed to dry out it will cause mould over time. If the honeycomb blind fabric breaks down in a bathroom environment this wouldn't be covered by the honeycomb blind warranty. If you are choosing honeycomb blinds for your bathroom, the best option would probably be the 'Smart Fit' option, which has the top down bottom up function and is locked in place on the sill as well as at the top. Therefore a window can be left open regularly, for ventilation, without the honeycomb blind blowing about excessively.

If you feel excess moisture is going to be an issue in your bathroom you may be safer off considering either PVC shutters or PVC Venetian blinds instead of honeycomb blinds.

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It certainly is possible to get colour samples sent out to you. I do encourage people get a honeycomb blind quote first to make sure the quote matches your budget, before sending samples out. Colours can initially be viewed higher up this page in the COLOURS section and are accurate enough to give a good idea whether we have something that will suit your taste. Samples are expensive to manufacture and are required to be sent back promptly so they can be sent on to the next client (thank you). There is also a showroom in Penrose, Auckland and Mt Maunganui if that is preferable; see FAQ: 'Do you have a showroom I can visit for viewing your honeycomb blinds?'

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Our honeycomb blinds have a range of different cell sizes in both single and double cell – see FAQ: 'What cell size are your honeycomb blinds?' for more information on that aspect. We do all sorts of control options as well – see FAQ: 'What control options are available for your honeycomb blinds and how do they effect price?' for information on that aspect. This FAQ deals with some specific honeycomb blind terminology that may be confusing people and outlines honeycomb blind functions separate from cell size and control choice.

BOTTOM UP (BU): means the honeycomb blind raises from the bottom and stacks at the top only. This is standard for most honeycomb blinds and is the basic and most economical approach to honeycomb blinds. BU could be corded, cordless, cordloop or motorised.

TOP DOWN BOTTOM UP (TDBU): You could have TDBU honeycomb blinds if required. This option opens up the possibilities in which you use your honeycomb blinds. With TDBU you either raise the blind from the bottom (BU) or you can lower the honeycomb blind from the top (TD), which blocks off the bottom of the opening and leaves the top exposed. The most common time this function is requested is from people that live in ground level apartments or near the street and want the blind in action for privacy however want light coming in over the top of the blind. The TDBU function combines TD and BU and is available in corded and cordless.

NOTE: If either CORDLOOP or MOTORISED control is required you can have TDBU however it's termed as TD (top down) which means the top can drop but only when the bottom is completely down. And the bottom can rise but only when the top is completely closed. Similar to a true TDBU however each function one at a time rather than being able to drop the top or lower the bottom at the same time.

*More features to be confirmed.

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Whether you choose a blockout roller blind or a blockout honeycomb blind, no light passes through the fabric itself. All blinds however have light leakage around the edges to differing degrees. You may have seen 'inside mounted' roller blinds installed before – there is a light gap along the top (this may be between 10-15mm, depending on a few factors, eg: bracket projection and tube size) as well as light gaps down the sides (a 17mm gap on the control side and a 15mm gap on the non-control side of the roller blind). The gaps are needed, as beyond the edge of the roller blind fabric you still have the blind componentry and brackets. For complete fabric coverage of a window using a roller blind you'd need to consider 'outside mounting' the roller blind. This is however a totally different look and not ideal for all tastes. Honeycomb blinds mounted inside the reveal offer a far 'tighter' fit as the headrail sits near flush at the top and the gaps on the sides are far smaller at between 2-4mm each side. Of all inside mounted blind types, in their standard forms, honeycomb blinds offer the best room darkening results. If you want to further improve the room darkening you could treat those minimal 2-4mm side gaps by adding 'light guards'. These are PVC L-shaped strips that get fixed to the sides of the window frame behind the blind. (see FAQ: 'How do I reduce the light gaps on the side of honeycomb blinds?' for more info on those).

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Standard honeycomb blinds already offer the best room darkening results of any standard blind solution (when compared with rollers, venetians, verticals, etc) and for the most part that's just fine. However if you want to go a step further in your room darkening efforts you may want to consider adding honeycomb blind 'light-guards' to your order. These are aluminium L-shaped strips which get fixed to the sides of your window frame behind the blind to further reduce light leakage between the reveal and the sides of the honeycomb blind. Brilliant. Light-guards run from the top to the bottom of your window reveals. Bear in mind that you will see these strips when you raise the honeycomb blind and that they'll block 35mm of the window on each side. They are a tidy looking solution and come in 5 colour options: Black Ink, Silver, Sahara (Tan Brown), White, Cottage White (Cream), and Chocolate. Light-guards can be used with any honeycomb blind cord type and are easily adhered to the reveal sides with double sided tape which is already attached to the correct side of the L-shape strip. Made of aluminium these light-guards are robust and won't bend over time. They have a coloured co-ordinated end-cap at the top ends of the aluminium strip so there is no risk of damage to your blinds. Priced at $45 per metre of blind drop (i.e.; you get both sides of the blind)(plus freight).

This light-guard video isn't 100% up to date however will give you a good idea of how these light-guards work and what they look like. Light-guards don't include the strip along the top as per the video; the two side light-guards are available.

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Our honeycomb blinds have been used a lot in boats, motorhomes and caravans, and are ideal in these situations. To stop the blinds flapping about while you are travelling, or cruising at sea, the best option is the 'Smart Fit' option which has the honeycomb blind supported on wire guides. This also means the honeycomb blind can be used for windows up to 15º off vertical. The 'smart fit honeycomb blind' can be raised from the bottom and lowered from the top, so you have ultimate control over how you adjust your blinds. I would encourage you to send in photos of the windows you are considering honeycomb blinds for (when doing these non standard type applications), as well as commenting on what material you would be fixing into, so I can comment on the suitability of a smart fit honeycomb blind for your project.

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Our blockout (room darkening) honeycomb blinds have a blackout coating of Mylar on the inside the honeycomb cells. This is black in appearance (if you were to peer into the cells from the side of the blind) however you can't see this black layer in the normal fitting and operation of the honeycomb blinds. The black layer of Mylar ensures no light passes through the fabric itself and is essential toward delivering the best room darkening results possible. It also adds to the insulating results delivered by honeycomb blinds themselves. Mylar is a stretched polyester film and is commonly used in a variety of products; such as space blankets, protective plastic coatings and good insulators, due to its proven thermal and insulating properties.

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All blockout and light-filtering honeycomb blind fabrics are white on the back side of them, ie: the side that faces outside. This is irrespective of the blind colour you have chosen on the inside face, ie: facing into the room and on display. Having the outward facing side white is done to keep the look of your house neutral from the outside but also and more importantly to reflect as much outside radiant heat as possible, rather than the honeycomb blind absorbing outside heat unnecessarily.

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Honeycomb blinds, especially the smaller cell-sized ones, are pretty much the shallowest blind type available on the market. NB: The only other 'shallow depth blind' (but a completely different solution type) is the 25mm aluminium venetian.

With so many different combinations between cell size and control type, within honeycomb blinds, it is hard to list all the required jamb depths here. However, for the smallest (and most economical) honeycomb blind, the 25mm cell size, as a CORDED blind, you'd need a minimum of 30mm of clear available depth to comfortably house the blind and bracket together in the jamb. 30mm minimum to ensure the front face of the blind is flush with the architrave. At the other end of the scale, depth wise, the 62mm double cell size honeycomb blind in the CORDLESS control type would need 70mm to comfortably house the blind and bracket within the jamb. Deeper jamb depths are fine obviously, and jamb depths slightly shallower than the minimums may be ok, however the blind would protrude past the architrave slightly. Best to have at least the minimum depth required to keep things easy. If your specific honeycomb blind control type and cell size combination isn't mentioned above, and you have a critical jamb depth, somewhere between 30mm and 70mm, please email me with your desired honeycomb setup and your available jamb depth so I can double check we're all good to go.

In summary if you have somewhere between 30mm and 70mm (greater depths are fine) then there'll be a honeycomb blind type available that will work perfectly with your window jambs. Keep in mind we're talking about 'clear and available' jamb depths here; look for and keep in mind things that rob jamb depth, like hinges, handles, mullions, and window stays.

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The FAQ before gave an overview of what minimum jamb depths are required to comfortably house the smallest, and largest, honeycomb blinds available. Diving into specifics a little further (for those that need to know) here's a list of all honeycomb combinations with the minimum jamb depth required to comfortably house both the blind and its brackets within the jamb.

CORDED HONEYCOMB BLINDS: (includes Day Night & TDBU options).
EG: A corded 25mm single cell honeycomb blind requires a minimum of 30mm jamb depth.
Corded 25mm single cell – 30mm.
Corded 45mm single cell – 53mm.
Corded 45mm double cell – 53mm.

CORDLESS (Smartrise) HONEYCOMB BLINDS: (includes Day Night & TDBU options).
Cordless 25mm single cell – 57mm.
Cordless 45mm single cell – 57mm.
Cordless 45mm double cell – 57mm.
Cordless 62mm single cell – 70mm.
Cordless 62mm double cell – 70mm.

CORDLOOP HONEYCOMB BLINDS: (All designs)
Cordloop 25mm single cell – 57mm.
Cordloop 45mm single cell – 57mm.
Cordloop 45mm double cell – 57mm.
Cordloop 62mm single cell – 69mm.
Cordloop 62mm double cell – 69mm.

SKYLIGHT HONEYCOMB BLINDS:
25mm single cell – 32mm.

SMARTFIT HONEYCOMB BLINDS:
Smartfit 25mm single cell – 32mm.
Smartfit 45mm single cell – 49mm.
Smartfit 45mm double cell – 49mm.
Smartfit 62mm single cell – 67mm.
Smartfit 62mm double cell – 67mm.

Any confusion or concerns, don't hesitate to email me your questions.

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While it’s true that larger honeycomb blind cell sizes provide better insulation than smaller cell sizes, the inverse is true when considering the air gap behind your blind, i.e.; between the back of your honeycomb blind fabric and the cold glass. The smaller the gap behind the honeycomb blind the less cold air is being held there; so thermally speaking the smaller the gap behind the blind the better. Up to a point anyway; don’t go so close that the fabric is touching the glass. There still needs to be adequate clearance so the fabric isn’t getting wet. Moisture on anything causes mould over time so keep that in mind. If you get plenty of condensation I’d widen the gap between glass and fabric and ensure you pull your honeycomb blinds up regularly to allow plenty of air circulation behind them. If there is a lot of moisture at the window, ensure the blinds can dry out fully and regularly.

I personally wouldn’t lose sleep over trying to calculate the ultimate placement of honeycomb blinds. No matter what cell size you choose or at what depth in the reveal you place them, honeycomb blinds are miles ahead of any other blind types out there when it comes to keeping your home the warmest it can be (that includes curtains). If I personally had ample reveal depth to play with I’d still favour the front of the reveal and place them 10 or 20mm back from the architrave face; I think this looks better than having the blinds too deep in the reveal. Your eye for what looks good may be different, or you may rather set them back toward the glass; it’s up to you. All this, of course, is subject to how much available depth in the window reveal you have to play with in the first place. I hope this information helps your individual situation – weigh up available reveal depth, thermal aspects, moisture, and the aesthetic approach, knowing that you can’t really go wrong because honeycomb blinds are really great insulators. The human body isn’t going to detect the small variances between different honeycomb blind placement.

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Yes, all colours are the same price. There are however price differences between honeycomb blind type, cell sizes, and control types. For example: blockout honeycomb blinds cost more than light filtering honeycomb blinds. Double cell honeycomb blinds cost more than single cell options. And for some price guidance on control types, see FAQ: 'What control options are available for your honeycomb blinds and how do they effect price?'. But to answer the question again, yes all colours within a particular category are the same price as each other.

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The maximum width honeycomb blind possible is 3000mm (3m wide). If you have a window space over this maximum width we'll need to do it as two blinds and ideally butt the two honeycomb blinds over a vertical mullion to maintain privacy. The gap between two butting honeycomb blinds is minimal at approximately 5mm. A small gap between butting honeycomb blinds isn't a big deal; there are already minimal light gaps on each side of the honeycomb blind. This is so the fabric doesn't rub on the window frame. To get that max width of 3000mm we need to use the CORDLOOP control option. The max CORDED honeycomb blind is 2500 wide. The max CORDLESS honeycomb blind is also 2500 wide, and the maximum MOTORISED honeycomb blind is 3000 wide however do bear in mind at these wider widths we sometimes can’t get the same maximum drops. The maximum Smartfit honeycomb blind is 1800 wide by 2200 drop. The max skylight honeycomb blind is 1500 wide by 3000 long. However don’t worry, I’ll advise if window spaces are oversize and make suggestions as to how we best approach them.

CORDED: Max width: 2500mm, Min width: 220, Max height: 3600, Min height: 250mm.
CORDLESS: Max width: 2500mm, Min width: 280, Max height: 2200, Min height: 250mm.
CORDLOOP: Max width: 3000mm, Min width: 380, Max height: 3600, Min height: 250mm. Max blind: 7.5m2.
MOTORISED: Max width: 3000mm, Min width: 380, Max height: 3600, Min height: 250mm. Max blind: 7.5m2.
SMARTFIT: Max width: 1800mm, Max height: 2200. Max vertical angle: 15º.
SKYLIGHT: Max width: 1500mm, Max length: 3000. Max angle: blind can be installed flat.
DAY NIGHT CORDED: Max width: 2500mm, Min width: 220, Max height: 3600, Min height: 250mm.
DAY NIGHT CORDLOOP: Max width: 3000mm, Min width: 380, Max height: 3600, Min height: 250mm. Max blind: 7.5m2.
DAY NIGHT CORDLESS: Max width: 2500mm, Min width: 250, Max height: 2200, Min height: 250mm.

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We (myself and Santa Fe) have had no problems or negative feedback using our honeycomb blinds in skylight applications. They are such a great solution for skylights as far as I am concerned. I used to do roller blinds for some skylight situations however they were always so problematic. I am very happy to be able to offer skylight honeycomb blinds these days. At the very high end cost wise you can make roller blinds work however they are expensive and tricky to tension so the fabric doesn’t sag. Our skylight honeycomb blinds are easy to install by a trained installer and are far more economical than many expensive roller blind solutions. They are easy to adjust with the supplied telescopic pole, or by hand if the skylight window is low enough.

Most companies don’t offer honeycomb blinds for skylights so I don’t think they really understand them or their merits. There are always cheap products in all categories too that can give good things a bad name. I’m sure you can tell from reading this that I’m a fan of these; I’m happy to be able to offer skylight honeycomb blinds. They are neat, tidy, and a professional looking solution for skylights. NB: There is just enough complexity to these in terms of both measuring and installing correctly that I don’t offer skylight honeycomb blinds as DIY. They are SERVICE only. And they all come with a 5 year warranty.

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If you have single glazed windows, or mould, moisture, or condensation at your windows you will need to ensure that the honeycomb blind fabric doesn't touch the glass. Give some space between the fabric and the glass. Excess moisture will cause mould over time. Pull your honeycomb blinds up regularly so you get plenty of air circulation at the window and around the honeycomb blind. If there is a lot of condensation please ensure your honeycomb blinds are in a situation where they can dry out regularly.

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Occasionally I get concerns from people before purchasing, that they feel honeycomb blinds feel paper thin; that they feel they would tear and wrinkle quite easily. Firstly, I can't speak for all honeycomb fabrics and suppliers; there are plenty of cheap honeycomb blinds offered out there. I can however say that I have never had feedback from my clients, along those lines; that their blinds have ripped or have been damaged in the above ways.

Our honeycomb blinds are made of 100% spun polyester, which is what they make 'spunlace' and CHUX Multi-cloths from, so it is thin but very robust. Google 'spunlace'; it is known for its great strength. I have also spoken to blind cleaning companies that say they have not seen these sorts of problems with honeycomb blind fabrics; even with older honeycomb blinds. The honeycomb blind fabric can be scrunched up with the hand and the pleats will return to their normal form. Obviously, with any home furnishings there is due care required, but in terms of normal wear and tear this is a very solid product.

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