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2018
2018
AUG
09

Our Awning Fabrics are Designed to Take on the Rain

We only use the best materials to make up our superior awning designs.

TEXGARD Fabric, Awning Fabric, Waterproof Fabric

At Caribbean Blinds one of our primary focuses is to ensure that we deliver the best Patio Awnings money can buy which is why we take great pride in the detail of the design and manufacturing. We use skilled technicians that are precise and attentive to each garden awning that is produced in our factory with each awning going through a rigorous quality control process. We use the finest materials in the industry to make up our superior retractable awnings so that we equip our clients with an awning that is reliable and robust throughout all the seasons.

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2018
APR
12

A Company That Cares

We have an eye for detail and go that extra step in our designs.

Caribbean Blinds, Thread, Trim, Design, Hydem

When it comes to choosing a product there are many factors that ultimately lead to our decision to purchase and that can be based on price, quality, reputation and the service. With the cost of living increasing it is vital to make the right choices and invest in a product with longevity and quality. Premium products can often lead us to choose a cheaper option as we are lead to believe that we would be saving money, quite often this is not the case but only a short term solution. This does not go to say that you should be looking for the most expensive product on the market as this could lead you into a false sense of security. A price tag should not be the lead influence of your purchasing decision, you need to be able to look at the finer detail and see what qualities make that company stand out. These fine details could provide you with a product that will guarantee you a long term investment.

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2018
MAR
01

World of Sattler

New Patio Awning Fabrics Now Available!

Caribbean Blinds, External Blinds, Awnings, Awnings, Fabrics, New Fabric Range, Sattler, World of Sattler

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new World of Sattler premium acrylic fabric collection, exclusively available from Caribbean Blinds and featured as standard on our contemporary patio awnings and available as an option on our external roller and roof blinds.

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2017
2017
JUN
09

Privacy is Key

Is your home open to prying eyes?

External Roller Blinds, Blinds, Fabric, Caribbean Blinds

Our home is a place of relaxation, a retreat to block out the world outside so that we can enjoy our time with our loved ones. After a hard day’s work we look forward to getting home for that hot scrumptious dinner or sink into the sofa and read a book. Whatever we do in our own time we want it to be ours which means privacy is key.

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2017
MAR
14

Introducing Twilight Pearl

The PVC free textile solar control mesh fabric

Twilight Blind Fabrics

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Twilight Pearl to our range, the innovative textile mesh fabric for external roller & roof blinds. Woven from solution dyed polyester fabrics, which are fade & UV resistant, Twilight Pearl is completely free of PVC and features a NANO technology (TEXgard) self clean effect coating to ensure the materials keep a clean visual appearance.

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2017
FEB
09

Express Yourself

You design, we create

Pantone Greenery Awning Fabric & Hardware

Following last weeks blog on Greenery - Pantones Colour of the Year - we thought we would highlight the endless possibilities you have with our products, able to design and create your very own personalised external shading system. With hundreds of fabric designs and colourways to choose from coupled with an endless array of hardware (metalwork) colours in numerous finishes from matt to gloss you have a virtually unlimited scope to style your external blind or awning to suit your landscape and your lifestyle.

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2017
JAN
24

The Finer Details

Even down to the thread.

Blind Fabrics Thread, Awning Thread, Matching Thread

Before entering the purchasing process we are usually triggered by a need. Once this need has come to light, we look for a solution, one that will benefit us in the long run. We have to consider what we can afford and who will be able to provide us with the quality and service that we seek for the money we are willing to part with.

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2015
2015
JUN
05

Sun Safe

How High is Your Personal Protection Factor?

Patio Awning UV Protection

Discover how long you will stay protected (based on your skin, eye and hair colour) under one of our UV rated patio awnings in the easy to use chart above. 

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2015
JUN
03

Enjoy The Sun Responsibly

Summer has finally arrived

Heatwave Advice

After a relatively cool May and with yesterdays rain and gale force winds behind us, temperatures should reach in some areas (South East) 25 degrees by the weekend, as we’re set to bask in a glorious heatwave for most of the month of June. 

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2015
FEB
05

Controlling Glare With Fabric Blinds

Selecting the right material

External Blinds for Glare Control

With a significant increase in enquiries for external roller blinds for glare control, which has been heighted due to the low winter sun reflecting off the snow covered ground, we thought we would post this useful article on making the right fabric selection to provide sufficient glare control.

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2014
2014
DEC
01

Fabrics Are Just A Click Away

shadingspecifier.co.uk integrated within our main website

Awnings Fabric Selector

For the past few years, you have been able to view the different materials available for our wide range of fabric shading systems on our Shading Specifier, a dedicated online performance fabric selector where aswell as seeing all the design and colour options, you could view how well the selected fabric blocked heat in combination with your glazing type along with all other key solar and optical properties.

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2014
AUG
22

Changes To Our External Roof Blind Fabric Ranges

cb_297 Twilight Pearl fabric being phased out

Our external roof blinds are available in a wide range of blockout and dimout materials to ensure the right level of solar heat block and light control is provided, with our most popular fabrics those from the Twilight Pearl Collection, a unique range of materials with a wide 2.2m fabric width (so minimal joins), constructed from a hi-tenacity polyester, with solution dyed fibres and TEXgard easy clean coating.

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2013
2013
DEC
12

New Fabrics Introduced To cb_600 Screen Range

3 great colourway additions

Our popular cb_600 solar control mesh fabric collection, featured on our windproof Antiguan model external roller blind and the integrated zip-guided screen within our Outdoor Living Pod has been expanded with the addition of 3 new colours; wet sand, jade & sandstone (from left to right in image). These new colourways perfectly fill the current voids in the collection and now mean the cb_600 range has a comprehensive neutrals selection from light to dark tones allowing you to find the perfect shade for your application and requirements.

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2013
DEC
09

Rippling & Waviness in Awning Fabrics

Natural Characteristics That Cannot Be Avoided

We were recently asked to comment on the above photo of a competitors awning about the waviness / rippling around the seams which the dealer had been advised by their supplier was a ‘natural characteristic’, so thought we would post this in depth article about this particular characteristic of awning fabrics that sometimes (when not advised at point of sale) gives cause for complaint, however, despite even the most advanced confectioning machinery and techniques cannot be eradicated.

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2013
NOV
07

High Sun Protection

To what extent are UV rays filtered out by your awnings?

Yesterday we received the above question through our contact form on our cbsolarshading.co.uk website and given that studies by the WHO (World Health Organisation) indicate a threehold increase in skin diseases caused by harmful UV radiation and that our patio awnings are designed to offer optimum sun protection we thought we would post an expanded answer / information on here. So just how well do our awnings protect you from the suns harmful ultraviolet radiation...

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2013
NOV
05

Glare Control

Harnessing Natural Light

Following on from our article on Friday – Openness Factor, we thought we would post this relevant follow up article on managing natural light to avoid glare.

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2013
OCT
31

Openness Factor

Preventing glare whilst maintaining the view

Following questions we were asked earlier this week pertaining to the various openness factors of the solar control mesh materials featured on our external roller blinds and tensioned roof blinds and what it all meant, we thought we’d post this comprehensive article to clarify.

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2013
SEP
04

All Fabrics - Same Price

No price differential between fabric ranges

Unlike virtually all other companies who supply exterior blinds of any description, we do not make a price difference between our dimout and blockout fabric ranges available for our external blind systems.

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