Pleated Side Blinds - Technical Information

Tensioned (VS) - A tensioned pleated side blind doesn't have a pull cord, each blind is fixed at the top and bottom, either by our very stylish tension feet or by a third (or bottom) rail. A handle is mounted to the operating rail and simply pushed up or pulled down to the desired position. The blind will stop wherever you leave it, because it has a built in cording system which uses friction to keep it in place. VS blinds are available in the following versions:

VS1 window blind
VS2 window blind
VS3 window blind
VS split draw window blind
VS Split Draw
VS4 with BR window blind
VS4 with BR

VS1 - our standard and most popular tensioned blind, draws from the top down, (if required can be fitted upside down and drawn from the bottom up). VS blinds are supplied with a rail fixing at the top and two small stylish tension shoes to fix the cords at the bottom leaving you able to wipe clean the window sill and surrounds as necessary. When fitting to PVC windows reveals a third rail is required instead of the feet, (please order VS1 BR (bottom rail).

VS2 - a floating bunch blind where the blind can be drawn both from the top down and the bottom up without needing to turn it around in its brackets, giving you maximum versatility of shade and privacy. Bottom rail option available.

VS3 - a day/night blind consisting of two fabrics, usually one opaque and one translucent working on one blind. Combining different fabrics lets you create different moods, privacy and light levels easily.

VS Split Draw - a combination blind made up of a VS1 in one fabric, probably a blackout, and a VS2 floating bunch blind in another fabric. This allows you the 'bottom up' option for privacy in the daytime plus a blackout option for night time without having to purchase two seperate blinds.

VS4 - a shaped version of our traditional VS1, with a fixed triangular section above.

Tension shoe cord fixing
Tension shoe cord fixing, showing how the cleverly designed rail endcap fits over the shoe allowing the rail to sit flush with the window sill.
Plastic tensions foot
Either a plastic tension foot or a third rail can be used when fitting to beading reveals on PVC windows.
Rail endcaps elimiate light
The rail endcaps have been specially designed with a slot to overlap the fabric a few milimetres to eliminate light gaps. Also notice the metal sleeve to prevent wear from cords.

British Blind Company Tip:
Choose VS1(BR) with bottom rails for when fitting inside window beading surrounds and VS1 models with tension feet for when fitting to windowsills or face fixed to dorrs and windows.


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Cosiflor Pleated Blind Features

  • Suit all conservatory styles:
  • Timber, PVC or Aluminium
  • Suit all conservatory types:
  • Edwardian, Victorian etc
  • Fit shaped doors or windows
  • Heat and glare protection
  • Manual or automated systems
  • Strong and simple to operate
  • Stylish colours and patterns
  • Matching roof & side blinds
  • Discreet when retracted
  • Fit neatly into window rebate