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The difference between Perfect Fit blinds and INTU Blinds

We often get asked what’s the difference between Perfect Fit blinds and INTU Blinds. So, we decided to help describe the main differences of these two similar products.

Perfect Fit and INTU blinds are usually fitted into conservatories, uPVC windows, tilt and turn opening windows, or bi-fold windows, and are both great options. Similarly both offer a pleated, roller and venetian blind option. So what sets these products apart and which one is better for our customers?

 

the difference between Perfect Fit blinds and INTU Blinds

 

What are Perfect Fit blinds?

Our Perfect fit blinds are just that, perfect. We have a team of fitters who don’t have to drill holes and fix screws into our customers uPVC. One of our major suppliers, Louvolite developed the system which integrates fully into the window or door, allowing the blind to operate as one with the opening. Louvolites system comprises of a four-sided frame-based system with the blind pre-installed onto the frame, that push-fits between the glass of the uPVC windows and the neoprene gasket (a rubber-like material around the glass). To simplify, brackets are slid behind the rubber gasket and the four-sided frame then clips onto the brackets, creating a neat and easy fixture.

 

the difference between Perfect Fit blinds and INTU Blinds

Perfect Fit pleated blind

 

What are INTU blinds?

Similarly, INTU Blinds developed by rival Eclipse Blinds also has a lot of features that are similar to the Perfect Fit Blinds. They integrate fully into the window or door, no holes to drill, no screws to fix, child safe due to no cords hanging down. INTU blinds instead of having a four-sided frame, come with a headrail which sits on the face of the window at the top. Two discreet side channels that then run the length of the window, which keeps the blind under constant tension.

 

the difference between Perfect Fit blinds and INTU Blinds

INTU pleated blind

 

The main differences between Perfect Fit blinds and Intu Blinds?

We’ve established the similarities. Both integrate fully into the window or door, no holes to drill, no screws to fix and child safe. Both of the products we offer come in a range of different hardware colours. So, what ‘s the difference?

In short Perfect Fit blinds have a frame whereas INTU blinds don’t. Sounds simple, but below we’ve gone into a little more detail to discuss the pros and cons of having, or not having the frame.

 

the difference between Perfect Fit blinds and INTU Blinds

Perfect Fit pleated blind

 

One of the main advantages of the Perfect Fit frame is greater privacy. The frame overlaps the front of the fabric or slat allowing less light to filter through from the window. Without the frame the edges of the fabric and slats are exposed, leaving more glass is visible.

 

Aesthetically Perfect Fit it can look a more complete product, as the frame houses the blind of neatly. We have to stress this is down to our customers own personal preference. Many of our customers (and staff) prefer the INTU blinds. Mainly, due to the fact it does away with the frame altogether. Less frame taking up less of their window!

 

Disadvantages of the Perfect Fit can include the trapping of dust and fly’s in the bottom section of the frame. Due to the four-sided frame and being generally installed in conservatories, they can be prone to collecting the odd stray fly.

 

Another potential disadvantage from listening to our customers feedback, is the noise the blinds generates when it hits the frame. Installing the blind on a patio door and having the door is open in a breeze can cause the blind to gently knock into the frame. Please note this only applies to the metal venetians we install. Pleated and roller blinds would make very little noise. Our expert fitters have also found the exact same can happen with the INTU venetian blinds. Knocking into the window/door itself rather than the frame, creating similar noise.

 

the difference between Perfect Fit blinds and INTU Blinds

INTU pleated blind

 

As a result the main differences between the products is simply the frame. Subsequently it comes down to our customers personal choice. Whichever type of blind our customers decide upon, they will find they are easy to operate and extremely child-friendly. We recommend a visit to our showroom to see both of these products on display. Our expert advisors are always happy to demonstrate each product and answer any questions.

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