Pleated Blinds Overview

British Blind Company began manufacturing Pleated blinds in 1987 and were one of the first companies to produce Blinds for conservatories in the UK. At that time lean to conservatories were most common and nearly all of the blinds produced were rectangular. Now we find that most conservatories are either Victorian, Edwardian or a hybrid of the two styles, which means that more and more of the blinds leaving our workshop are intricate shapes. We manufacture blinds to both the trade and retail user and have training programs where we educate trade suppliers in how to survey and install blinds to our required standards.

Lean to conservatory
Lean to conservatory roof
Lean to
The most basic shape to shade consisting of mostly rectangular blinds with wedged shaped panels at either end. Blinds particularly suited to lean to conservatories are: roof - budget, standard or deluxe pleated roof blinds, pole, crank or motorised operation sides
Victorian conservatory
Victorian conservatory roof
The most popular and traditional shaped conservatory consisting of 5-9 triangles and any number of rectangles. Blinds particularly suited to victorian conservatories are: roof - budget, standard or deluxe pleated roof blinds, pole, crank or motorised operation sides

Edwardian conservatory
Edwardian conservatory roof
Edwardian conservatories consist of triangles rectangles as well as pentagonal and hexagonal shapes. Blinds particularly suited to Edwardian conservatories are: roof - budget, standard or deluxe pleated roof blinds, pole, crank or motorised operation sides
P shaped conservatory
P shaped conservatory roof
P Shaped
The most complex of all conservatories Hybrids typically consist of upside down shapes which are best suited to blinds with layflat cording. Blinds particularly suited to P shaped conservatories are: roof - standard or deluxe pleated roof blinds, pole, crank or motorised operation sides

Having manufactured and installed conservatory blinds for 24 years we believe that pleated blinds are the original and still the best overall conservatory blind for value for money, efficiency, good looks and ease of use. All of our conservatory blinds are handcrafted to create specialist shapes and angles that are found in the average UK conservatory, especially in the roof.

Pleated blinds are not just for conservatory windows, they are becoming more popular in standard windows too. There are many Pleated blind systems available on the market today. Our system of choice is the superior German designed Cosiflor system. Also available are the Eos, Plisol, AG, Louvolite and Eclipse systems, but in our opinion the Cosiflor system is head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to design, strength, technical innovations, quality and most importantly good looks!

Our fabrics are pleated under very high temperatures to create the concertina effect that means when retracted, the blinds are much more unobtrusive than any other style of conservatory blind available.

Our performance fabrics are specially designed to create a barrier to protect you and your home not only from blinding glare and unbearable heat, but our thermal insulation fabrics also reflect heat back into the room in winter months and keep the cold out. We have highly researched and tested our fabrics for their heat retarding and retaining technologies, and we can say with confidence that Cosiflor Pleated blinds from British Blind Company are among the most technically efficient available on the market today and will help you conserve energy and control the climate of your conservatory all year round.

Standard pleated blind fabric
Honeycomb fabrics add insulation
A standard pleated blind fabric consists of a single layer of fabric and can be sheer, translucent, solar reflective, patterned, textured or blackout. With single pleat fabrics the blind cords and cord holes are visible.

Cellular, or honeycomb fabrics have two, or more layers of fabric giving an added insulating barrier of air between. Cellular fabrics are available in translucent or thermal insulating blackout. Cord holes are not visible.

British Blind Company Tip:
There are many cheap, industrial looking, systems available that dont incorporate the unique design features of the Cosiflor system. Always ask to see a sample of what you will be receiving before acccepting a quotation. Some companies even show you one thing at the time of sale but install a cheaper version later on. Beware of lesser quality products, even from some of the bigger companies.


  • Thank you again for the beautiful conservatory roof blinds that you fitted to our swimming pool enclosure. They are absolutely perfect, and even better than I imagined they would be.

    Chelsea, London
  • Your blinds for conservatories are excellent expecially the Cosiflor blinds which are much easier to use and fit more neatly than the previous ones fitted by another company.

    Fetcham, Surrey
  • I am very pleased with my conservatory blinds. Your informed and honest approach is a breath of fresh air, especially as we had some unpleasant experiences with other companies.

    Ewell, Surrey
  • Your designer was very knowledgeable and professional, offering the right solution to our shading problems - our conservatory is more bearable to be in and the blinds look great!

    Ascot, Berkshire
  • Thanks for the work you have just completed. This is the second time I have used you, first for conservatory blinds and now for wood shutters, with excellent service both times.

    Westerham, Kent

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