Intu Blind FAQ’s discussed by Select Blinds
Intu blinds are often seen as a versatile alternative to Perfect Fit Blinds. Their innovative no-drill blind system means there is no drilling or screwing required to fit them to your windows, doors or conservatory making them a great and easy addition to any home or property. An Intu Blind snap-fits to the window or door pane making them easy to fit, open, close and keep clean.
What is an Intu Blind?
An Intu Blind fits into the frame of your window or door and they come in 3 different types of blind; Roller, Venetian and Pleated. Unlike a Perfect Fit Blind which has a four-sided frame, Intu Blinds have a head-rail that houses the tensioned blind material with the bottom rail which you use to open and close the blind. Two discreet side channels run the length of the window and this keeps the blind under constant tension and enables the full use of the window or door ensuring the blind doesn’t swing.
How does an Intu Blind work?
Intu blinds have a headrail which clips into the top of the window frame and the blind material runs up and down the window frame guided by a discreet cord that runs down either side of the window frame which keeps the blind under constant tension making them easy to open and close.
What are the benefits of an Intu Blind?
There are lots of benefits to an Intu Blind including:
- Neat and simple control options
- No free-hanging cords, pulleys or rods
- They will fully integrate with all modern windows including ’tilt and turn’, bi-fold and glazed doors
- Easy to install and can be clipped in place in minutes if they have been made to measure your window or door
- They can be quickly removed if you move house, are decorating or doing a deep clean
- The blind doesn’t hinder the window or door handle as it fits inside the frame of the window or door
- Easy to operate
- Extremely lightweight
- Their flush and tensioned design stops the blind from rattling against the glass pane
- You can fully open and close your windows or doors without the Intu blind swinging or getting in the way as they are attached flush to the pane
- They have a clever tensioning system that prevents the blinds from rattling or blowing if there is a breeze
- They are suited to conservatories, tilt and turn windows and any types of full or partially glazed doors
- Their flush-fitting system means light is minimised around the sides when fully closed
- Clutter-free window sills
- They are easy to remove for cleaning making them perfect for conservatories where you may have lots of window coverings
- They control sunlight, enhance privacy and improve insulation in any room
- They come in 3 different blind styles; Venetian, Pleated and Roller
- They come in a wide range of materials and colours
- They are extremely versatile and can come in a blackout option from some blind companies
What is the difference between Intu Blinds and Perfect Fit Blinds?
Perfect fit blinds have a frame-based system that push-fits between the glass of the windows pane and the neoprene gasket (a rubber-like material around the glass). This means they clip onto a frame that is fitted onto the window, creating a neat and easy fixture. There are 4 different types of perfect fit blinds available including; cellular, pleated, roller or Venetian blinds.
Intu Blinds are similar to Perfect Fit Blinds, however, they don’t have a frame-based system as such but instead, they have a plastic cover that is fitted at the top of the window or door and an inbuilt slider that operates the tilt function of the blind. As with Perfect Fit Blinds, there are no cords or pulleys that hang down and pose a threat to children or pets. Intu Blinds have a very clever tensioning system that runs down either side of the window frame making them easy to open and close as well as keeping the blinds from rattling if there are drafts and they fit flush to the glass pane ensuring you can fully open and close your windows or doors.
How does an Intu Blind open and close?
An Intu Blind fits flush to the glass pane and inside the window frame which means you can fully open the window or door whether it opens inwards or outwards. A Venetian Intu blind opens by you tilting the slats using the top bar, offering full or partial privacy, or you can use the top or bottom panel to push it up or down to open or close it. Pleated Intu blinds can be pushed down from the top leaving just the top part of your window exposed or pushed up from the bottom leaving the bottom party of your window exposed making them a really versatile blind with lots of privacy and shade options.
How is an Intu Blind Fitted?
An Intu blind is easily fitted and just clips into the frame of your window or door pane in just minutes with no drilling or holes needed. Simple brackets fit into the window bead, tensioning the blind which means there are no hanging cords or pulley systems making them one of the safest blinds available.
What material do Intu Blinds come in?
Professional blind companies like Select Blinds have a huge range of materials, colours and patterns available for you to choose from across the 3 blind types when it comes to their made to measure Intu Blinds.
What patterns can Intu Blinds be in?
You can choose patterned material for your roller or pleated Intu Blinds and a good blind company will have a huge range for you to choose from.
What colours can Intu Blinds come in?
Intu Blinds extremely versatile and they come in a range of materials, patterns and colours, with an added blackout option available from some professional blind companies.
What size can an Intu Blind be?
Intu Blinds are lightweight and easy to fit therefore there is not normally a maximum or minimum size when it comes to them being made to measure. The benefits of an Intu blind clipping to the inside of your window or door frame make them perfect for large and multi-pane doors or windows including patio, conservatory and bi-folding doors.
Why would you choose an Intu Blind?
An Intu Blind is a modern and contemporary versatile blind choice which offers a sleek design as well as clutter-free window sills. They are easy to unclip to remove and clean and then easy to clip back in.
Can an Intu Blind be cut to size?
An Intu Blind can’t be cut to size due to its mechanisms and material so it’s always best to check with a professional blind company if they can supply Intu blinds for the size of your window or if they offer a made to measure service as Select Blinds do.
Can an Intu Blind rest on a window or door sill?
An Intu blind doesn’t rest on a window sill as they are made to fit the inside of your window or door frame perfectly, meaning they don’t hand over the bottom part of the window frame and rest on the sill.
Can an Intu Blind be fitted to a door?
Yes, Intu blinds are perfect for part pane doors of full pane doors, whether that’s a back door, front door, patio, conservatory or bi-fold door and they ensure you can open your door inwards or outwards without the blind rattling against your windowpane or the blind covering the upper window recess.
What sort of windows can an Intu Blind be used for?
Intu blinds are really versatile and can be fitted to inward or outward opening windows or doors, fitting flush to the glass and they can be made to measure for any size and shape of windows.
What rooms do Intu Blinds suit?
Intu Blinds come in so many materials and colours so are suitable for any style and type of window or room, they are amazing features in kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms, lounges, dining rooms, hallways, bedrooms, offices, playrooms and much more.
What types of property do Intu Blinds suit?
Intu Blinds suit many different styles, types and ages of property and look amazing both inside and out, the beauty of them being is that they don’t hide the frames of your windows and this results in the window really standing out and framing your room.
Can an Intu Blind be fitted into a window or door recess?
No, an Intu blind can’t be fitted into the recess of a window or door as they are made to fit flush against the glass and inside the frame rather than the recess so they don’t hang over or inside the recess.
Do Intu Blinds keep a room warm?
Yes, Intu blinds are energy efficient and will keep a room warmer in the colder months.
Do Intu Blinds keep a room cool?
Intu Blinds will keep a room cooler in the summer as they can be fully or partially closed to prevent the direct sunlight from entering a room, keeping its temperature cooler and consistent.
Are Intu Blinds energy efficient?
Pleated Intu Blinds offer a flexible multi-zone option giving you ultimate control over privacy and light. They have 2 moveable headrails at the top and bottom of the blind so you are able to open the blinds from the top and bottom leaving the bottom or top half of your window exposed. This means you can flex and control how much direct sunlight enters your room and they can be fully closed offering maximum energy efficiency keeping your room warmer or cooler dependent on the time of year. Venetian Intu blinds slats can be tilted to offer you the amount of privacy and light you want to enter the room. all Intu blinds can be fully closed and offer energy efficiency in both summer and winter.
Can Intu Blinds be used in an office?
Yes, Intu blinds are perfect for use in an office or work environment as they are quick and easy to fit, they control how much sunlight enters a room, they are energy-efficient, they don’t hinder the opening and closing of a window or door and are easy to unclip and clean making them a really versatile blind option with lots of colours and materials to choose from.
Do Intu Blinds give you privacy?
The Intu pleated blind system provides a flexible multi-zone option giving you the ultimate control for privacy and sunlight. They have 2 moveable headrails at the top and bottom and this means you can open the blinds from both ends. Intu blinds can be set to the exact position that you want so you can have shade from direct sunlight whilst still allowing light into the room and partial or full privacy with the natural light still entering.
Can Intu Blinds be partially open?
Yes, dependent on the type of Intu blind you have you can tilt the slats if it is a Venetian blind or have them partially open or closed if they are a pleated or roller versions.
Are Intu Blinds safe for children?
Yes, Intu blinds are really safe for children as they are opened and closed using the bars at the bottom and top, or the slats can be tilted directly meaning there are no cord or pulley systems for children to get injured on.
Are Intu Blinds safe for pets?
Intu blinds are really safe for pets and animals as they are opened and closed using the bars at the bottom and top, or the slats can be tilted directly meaning there are no cords or pulley systems for pets to get tangled in.
Does an Intu Blind reduce the sunlight in a room?
Absolutely, an Intu blind can be fully closed to block all sunlight from entering a room, or partially open allowing some natural light to enter.
How do you measure for an Intu Blind?
Each manufacturer will have different guidelines for measuring for your Intu blind so always use theirs rather than standard ones.
Do Intu Blinds need a lot of maintenance?
Intu blinds are really easy to maintain and keep clean. They are quickly unclipped making them easy to clean and just need regular dusting and a wipe down with a damp cloth every now and again.
Can you buy off the shelf Intu Blinds?
You can buy off the shelf Intu blinds but always be careful as once you’ve opened the packaging they may no longer be returnable. If you use a reputable blind company like Select Blinds they may have off the shelf Intu Blinds to fit your window and will talk you through how to measure them to ensure they fit, if not they offer a made to measure service so they will fit your window or door perfectly.
What are the benefits of made to measure Intu Blinds?
- They are made to measure your window and its pane perfectly
- They let minimal light in through the side of the window when they are closed
- You can choose from a range of materials and colours to match your style and decor
- They don’t cost much more compared to standard off the shelf Intu Blinds
- Good and reputable blind companies offering a made to measure will come out to give you advice, measure your windows and come back to fit them for you
About Select Blinds
If you are looking for Intu Blinds we have a wide selection and range of standard off the shelf ones to choose from, or we offer a ‘free measuring, made to measure and fitting service’ in your home or business in areas across Scotland and you won’t find a more professional and customer-focused service than ours. Contact us today on 0808 301 9018 and one of our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have or to book in your free measuring and fitting service for you.
What areas do Select Blinds cover in Scotland for their measuring and fitting service?
We cover; Glasgow, Stirling, Coatbridge, Livingstone, Bathgate, Motherwell, Cumbernauld, East Kilbride and the surrounding areas across Central Scotland.
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