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The blinds industry have produced thousands fabrics/ wooden blinds to choose from. They are ranges to suit all budgets and tastes. Some have special properties such as being moisture resistant, blackout, solar reflective, suitable for computer environment, flame retardant or wipe clean. Some fabrics are available in the same fabric for vertical, roller and pleated blinds.
Often the more properties are added in order to produce the fabric the greater the cost. Some cost come about as a result of the type of fabric the blind is made from and the manufacturing process. If a designer fabric is selected, then this may impact on the price.
As a general rule most blinds manufactures calculate the cost of a blind using a matrix or grid system. They may place the fabrics in bands. For example, there may be six bands or groups in the vertical collection. Band /group 1 being the least expensive with band 6/group 6 being the most expensive.
The next factor would the width and drop of the blind especially if it is made to measure blind. This means that the there can be a great variation depending on the fabric selected along with the measurements.
If money is really tight, this maybe an option you may need to opt for a set of ready made, then these blinds tend to cheaper. However, you would need to think about the quality of the blinds and try to get the best of both worlds.
Other additional costs may be added such as fitting, accessories, delivery and VAT depending on the charging policy of the blind company.
If you can afford to buy bespoke blinds then take time to decide of what factors are important to you and try to meet that check list. These blinds cost enough and so you need to ensure you get the right blind at the right price.