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Roman blinds - cassette v wooden batten

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Mandy21 Wed 15-May-13 13:04:10

Can someone tell me if the added cost of having an aluminium cassette / cord mechanism (or whatever its called) is worth the extra? Does it give a much more professional finish than a covered wooden batton?

sinclair Wed 15-May-13 19:32:44

I still prefer what one of my clients calls 'traditional strings' - softer, less utilitarian looking. However I am increasingly getting asked for the rotary systems - and not just in kitchens/bathrooms, where I can see the practicality would win out. It is the less homemadey option so more professional and functional looking, not sure I can promise that it will actually work any better tho.

Do request a metal chain if you are being offered plastic - much nicer.

Expect to pay around £25-35 extra for the mechanism, depending on the size of the blind.

Mandy21 Wed 15-May-13 21:07:05

Thank you very much. That's helpful.

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