Splay Rebates & Roman blinds

Hi all Elsie here.

You do not see these in every house but they are lovely.

Splay rebates used to be around when we had sash windows with shutters attached. Modern architects are using them more and more in modern designs giving them a classical twist.



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I feel they reflect additional light into the room and also help to make windows look that touch brighter themselves and bigger. Lovely.

However they can be a touch awkward to dress if you are wanting to fit a blind into the recess of the window.

As you can see from the images above there will always be a bigger gap at the side front edge of any blind. The further they project the bigger the gap.

Roman blinds are the closest fitting you can choose to have the blind the same with as the rail (narrowest part at the back) or you can make the blind slightly wider (where it is hanging in the recess). Be aware though that when the blind is down all is well. As you raise the blind because it folds back into a space not as wide the blind will push forward.

So it is up to the client. Bigger gap (witch you could hide with a curtain) or smaller gap and blind lifts forward. The choice is yours.

Please note that when you are either making or advising the use of blinds please ensure the BS safety regulations? I refer to Child Safety Requirements for Internal Blinds BS EN 13120, BS EN16433 and BS EN 16434.

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