Pleated Fabric Information

What are pleated blinds?

Pleated blinds present a versatile choice suitable for various areas within your home, gaining particular popularity in garden rooms, conservatories, and as blinds for bifold doors.

Functioning on a principle akin to roller blinds, pleated blinds employ zigzag-folded fabric instead of a traditional roll. This design allows for seamless adjustment, effortlessly dropping the blind into place whenever privacy, security, or darkness is desired.

Explore our diverse selection of designer fabrics, showcasing an array of colors, patterns, and properties such as blackout and thermal insulation. With this extensive range, you can personalize your pleated blinds to harmonize perfectly with the aesthetics of your property.


How do pleated blinds work?

Pleated blinds are constructed with a single, continuous panel of fabric, intricately folded in a concertina-style. During retraction, the folds neatly press against each other, compacting the fabric into a condensed space at the top of the blind.

Upon extension, the weight of the fabric causes it to unfold, creating a seamless, solid blind that effectively covers a portion or the entirety of the window.

The versatility of pleated blinds lies in the control over how far the blind is lowered. This feature allows for partial shading, enabling you to block out the intense glare of the sun when it's high in the sky, all while maintaining a soft, diffused daylight in the room.

How do you clean pleated blinds?

Cleaning pleated blinds is a straightforward process, offering various methods to suit different levels of cleaning:

  • Routine Cleaning: Utilize a feather duster or a microfiber duster for light surface dust removal during regular cleaning.

  • Occasional Cleaning: Employ the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner, using a low suction setting for occasional cleaning.

  • Detail Cleaning: For a more detailed clean, a damp cloth or sponge can be used to lift surface residue. Be cautious about using chemicals that may cause staining or bleaching of the fabric.

In cases where more intensive cleaning is required, easily remove the blinds from the frame. Treat any stains before rehanging them to maintain their pristine condition.

Exercise caution with chemicals that might harm or bleach the fabric. When using water, ensure it is at a maximum temperature of around 30°C to preserve the integrity of your blinds. Following these guidelines will help keep your pleated blinds in excellent condition.

Are pleated blinds any good?

Absolutely! Pleated blinds offer versatility and impressive features. Here are some noteworthy attributes:

  1. Adaptability to Various Shapes: Pleated blinds can be tailored to fit irregularly shaped windows, making them an excellent choice for conservatories and rooms with unique window configurations.

  2. Perfect Fit Compatibility: Pleated blinds seamlessly integrate with the Louvolite Perfect Fit system, ensuring an even tighter fit around the edges. This not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also minimizes light infiltration.

  3. Automation with Louvolite One Touch: Embrace modern convenience by automating your pleated blinds with Louvolite One Touch. This system allows for remote control, app operation, or integration with smart speakers, offering a hassle-free and sophisticated way to manage your blinds.


 Enhance your Home Insulation with Cellular Blinds

Did you realize that, as per OFGEM, the average household allocates approximately £1,254 annually to heating and power expenses, potentially ranking among the highest overheads for households in the UK? Our windows directly confront the elements, and Cellular blinds emerge as a solution that can significantly impact your home.

As the temperature decreases, it becomes imperative to contemplate strategies for insulating your home in preparation for the upcoming winter. Given reports suggesting that this year may be one of the coldest on record, incorporating Cellular blinds becomes crucial as the primary line of defense for your windows.

Now, let's delve into the mechanics of how Cellular blinds operate.


It’s hexagonal structures connect to create effective little air pockets that when the blind is extended, slows down thermal transfer from your windows.


The air cavity created by the cell creates a clever and effective additional insulation factor to keep the heat in and the cold out.


If you'd like to let some winter sunlight in to heat your home naturally, simply pull up your blinds as you wish and close again that evening to trap all that natural heat inside.

 What sets Cellular blinds apart is that they offer more than just a seasonal solution for winter; they deliver year-round temperature management. In winter, the cozy indoor air tends to escape through windows, leaving your home colder and resulting in soaring heating bills. Similarly, during summer, outdoor heat effortlessly penetrates your windows, warming the interior—particularly bothersome if you have an air conditioning system or multiple fans running throughout the day. Regardless of the season, Cellular blinds diligently maintain a balanced temperature, ensuring cost savings and alleviating stress throughout the entire year.

Our Cellular collection boasts a dynamic and colorful range that reflects the essence of contemporary tastes and trends. What's more, the blackout option provides heightened privacy for your home.