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are wooden blinds too heavy for upvc window?

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user1489844432 Thu 25-May-17 15:46:30


I have a sales person coming on Saturday with some samples of wooden blinds. I want them for my bay window. My concern is that bay window is UPVC and due to its design you can fit brackets only by drilling into plastic frame. The bay window is fairly large 198cmx118cm, 198cmx71cm, 198cmx75cm and I wanted to by wooden blinds with 50mm slat.

I know they would look lovely in my living room but I just all of the sudden got really concerned about the weight. I was wondering if they may be too heavy for upvc.

I spoke with the guy whos coming on Sat and he said no problem but obviously he wants to sell me his product. I cant seem to find any info online on this so was wondering if anyone here could advise?

TheGoodWife16 Thu 25-May-17 15:55:00

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fairislecable Thu 25-May-17 19:04:38

I have shutters on my windows. Mine are wooden but the shutters are in a frame which stands just a little away from the window frame.

I can't ' see a problem on upvc windows as the weight of the shutters is held by the frame.

GladAllOver Thu 25-May-17 19:13:55

It will certainly invalidate any guarantee on the windows, if that is a concern.
Can't the shutters be mounted onto the wall outside of the window?

twocockers Thu 25-May-17 19:21:53

Years ago we wanted them for our conservatory and had a company round to measure them and subsequently ordered them.

The fitter when he came to fit them refused to fit them as he said they would gradually pull the windows out of alignment so the company had to refund us.

user1489844432 Thu 25-May-17 20:52:36

Thats my main concern I guess I need to start considering other options.

SpearmintTea Fri 26-May-17 09:07:57

Can they not be fitted to the wall above the window? The horizontal part if need be.

emwithme Fri 26-May-17 09:32:07

We have wooden blinds on our upvc sash bay window. Ours are wider and longer than yours, and we also have 50 mm slats.

The box at the top with all the gubbins in is fixed to the wall directly above the window. This means that the windows can be opened completely, top and bottom but none of the weight of the blinds is on the plastic frame itself.

Is there no way you can have the blinds starting above the window, on the wall?

user1489844432 Fri 26-May-17 11:08:06

Unfortunately windows go all the way upto ceiling coving. There is literally no wall space above the window to attach blinds.

MiladyThesaurus Sat 27-May-17 10:10:48

Can you not fit the blinds to the ceiling if the windows come right up to it?

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