Solo Blinds

Domestic Enquiries - 0800 7560866

Commercial Enquiries - 01670 733788

Domestic customers

Solo Blinds have been manufacturing and installing blinds for domestic customers for over 30 years. This long running relationship between us and you has been built on reliability, value and quality.

Call us today to discuss your needs and to arrange a free visit and measuring service.

Video how-to guides and tutorials

Welcome to our video section, here we have some helpfull guides and how-to video on various topics.

Just click on the links belot to see the video; and if you have any requests or suggestions of other guides you would like to see, just drop me and e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll answer any of your questions and make new guides for any popular requests.

So grab a cuppa, sit back and let the learning begin!


Motorised Blinds


 Somfy RTS Motors, basic set up guide for your new blind.


Somfy RTS Motors, How to change the limits.


Somfy RTS Motors, How to add and change the Intermediate "My" Position.


Somfy RTS Motors, resetting back to factory default - Wiping the motor


Yewdale Battery Motors, basic set up guide for your new blind.

Vision Blinds

Our New Vision Blinds are our latest offering and offer a unique solution for light management and for the ultimate statement the Motorised Vision system is simply stunning !!, click here to see them in action or here for yet another great video!

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Read the Vision Blinds News Article here

Velux Roof Blinds

New to Solos' range of products are Excel roof blinds.

Specifically created to be compatible with the most common roof windows, the Roof Blinds have been designed to fit Velux, Fakro, Keylite and Rooflite windows.

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We offer many different options in drapery hardware. Modern, traditional, transitional, or contemporary, our product styling is up to date and interior designers nationwide find us to be a valuable resource for curtains and hardware. We also offer window shades, top treatments, blinds and valances.

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Electric Blinds

Almost any type of blind can be motorised to be electrically operated. Solo have been offering electrically operated blind solutions for many years and as the technology has progressed the available systems have improved dramatically.


Solo now use several of the leading motor and control system manufacturers including Goelst, Somfy and Becker; to offer the best solution whatever the situation or type of blind. Systems are available in mains powered, 24V, 12V and even totally wire free battery powered options. Every blind we manufacture is available with a motorised option including our curtain tracks and roman blinds.

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Fully integrated systems are also catered for, such as assisted living, BMS (Building Management Systems) or home automation, where the electrically operated blind can be linked into existing systems, or fully functioning automated systems can be installed by us to meet your every need.

Controller options are available in IR (Infra Red), RF (Radio Frequency), or hard wired.  We even have systems that can be intergrated into your WiFi system and controlled from your iPad; anywhere in the world!!

Wooden Blinds

Buy Solo wood blinds and you'll get quality that meets or exceeds wood blinds sold anywhere else.

Made from solid wood, they are beautifully finished, and come with a decorative valance as standard. Our deluxe wood blinds are strong yet light, warp resistant and easy-to-clean.

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Roman Blinds

Roman blinds look stylish and are easy to operate. Our roman blind fabric collection is a stunning range of fabrics, plains, patterned, blackout fabrics, printed fabrics, voiles, suede fabrics, water resistant fabrics, there's plenty to choose from and all are made to measure to your exact specification.

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Pleated Blinds

Sleek, simple and practical, pleated blinds are designed to gently filter the light into a room, creating an inviting mood.

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Venetian Blinds


Solo Venetian blinds offer the perfect solution to light control in the workplace. Made to measure, they are available in a wide choice of materials and colours with colour co-ordinated headrails and ladder strings.

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Roller Blinds

Roller blinds offer a classic system for any home or office which can be tailored to your personal need in an almost infinite number of styles and finishes. From modern florals and abstract patterns to contemporary classics and retro style, the roller blind range is packed with exciting prints that will really make a statement in your home.

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Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds offer superb control over how much light is filtered into a room. When closed they provide privacy as well as protection from direct sunlight and insulation benefits to help lower your heating costs. Tilt them to an angle to combine light and privacy or pull back completely for a clear view of the outside world.

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Child Safety

An issue that has become more and more prominent recently and extensively documented in the press is that of child safety. Blinds for both domestic and commercial installations have been the focus of several campaigns recently and fuelled in particular by RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) there are plans for the review of current legislation regarding operation cords and chains on blinds. 

The current European standard (EN13120) relating to looped blind cords; states that safety devices must be supplied and is currently being strengthened and its scope broadened. It is hoped that the revised standard will take effect sometime during March 2014.

Solo are taking this as a No.1 Priority and rolling out a safety campaign of its own to do everything within our power to reduce, minimise and ultimately eliminate the risk of injury posed by any kind of blind.

Solo now offer, at NO additional cost several systems covering all types of blinds to remove the "looped cord risk".

Vertical blinds are now offered in a fully "Wand" operated system, the control wand is used to both tilt the vanes and to Wand Control Vertical Blinddraw them closed and open, this facilitates a completely cord and chain free system. The linking chain for the bottom weights is also removed and replaced with either Tag-In weights or Sewn-In weights. In addition, the control wand is Bio-Coated, an invisible anti-bacterial coating that kills 99% of bacteria including MRSA and E.Coli.

Roller blinds are available as a spring operated system or with a crank control, both systems are a completely cord and chain free. If a traditionally standard chain operated roller is required, these can also be fitted with "Cord Tidy", a simple device that is securely attached to the wall which keeps the control chain taught with no dangerous loop.

Venetian blinds are available with a wand control for the tilt function and often there is no requirement for the blinds to be lifted and therefore no additional cords would be necessary, however, if the lift operation is required, a cord device can be fitted which after use, can be used to lift any loose cord to a safe height.

In addition to all of the aforementioned systems, Solo also offer the option to motorise all blinds, a completely cord and chain free option, arguably one of the safest options of all.

Solo have been offering these systems for some time now and with the initiative of Solo's campaign and the imminent change in legislations, we hope to make child injury or death as a result of blinds a thing of the past.

If you would like to know more about our child safety products or for advice on how to make your home or workplace a safer environment with the correct use of blinds or an alternative such as window film, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

Remember, you may not have children yourself, but they can visit your home or workplace.

More information on this subject is also available at the RoSPA website at the child safety section.

Andy Ward TechIOSH
Solo Blinds H&S Manager


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Commercial Sales
Unit 3, Trafalgar Court
South Nelson Industrial Estate
NE23 1WF

Domestic Sales
5 Northumbria House
Manor Walks Shopping Centre
NE23 6UR

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