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timmmay
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  #2586128 16-Oct-2020 07:44
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Side channels completely sealing a window will help a lot with insulation as air can't go up like a chimney, and the air is an insulator. I doubt there's honeycomb with side channels.


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  #2586163 16-Oct-2020 09:17
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timmmay:

 

Side channels completely sealing a window will help a lot with insulation as air can't go up like a chimney, and the air is an insulator. I doubt there's honeycomb with side channels.

 

 

Found one called Blocco from Window Treatments. Have asked them for a quote as no indication on the website on price.

 

https://www.window-treatments.co.nz/products/blocco-blinds/


 
 
 
 


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  #2586253 16-Oct-2020 12:27
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CrashAndBurn:

I wonder if there is a honey comb with side channels now to get best of both worlds e.g. blackout and insulation as the windows are single and not double-glazed.

 

 

Not sure what you mean by side channels but you can get blockout honeycomb bliinds no problem, e.g. these or these.

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  #2586260 16-Oct-2020 12:45
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If you are looking at honeycomb blinds and don't need anything fancy like bottom mounted instead of top/larger than 25mm honeycomb and limited color range I would recommend the below company. Saved ourselves thousands compared to 3 or 4 different blind companies that came and quoted.

 

 

 

Worked out for us as we couldnt fit double cell or larger blinds anyway due to space. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.budgetblinds.co.nz/ 


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  #2586268 16-Oct-2020 13:22
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Torquenstein:

 

https://www.budgetblinds.co.nz/ 

 

 

Just a big +1 for these guys, and there other site https://www.onlineblinds.co.nz/

 

Bought a bunch of roller blinds from them and they are perfect every time. I personally just go for the "outside" fit (blind doesn't sit within the frame), with it rolling off the back, and then you get perfect blackout as the blind is right up against the frame.


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  #2586290 16-Oct-2020 14:01
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neb:
CrashAndBurn:

 

I wonder if there is a honey comb with side channels now to get best of both worlds e.g. blackout and insulation as the windows are single and not double-glazed.

 

Not sure what you mean by side channels but you can get blockout honeycomb bliinds no problem, e.g. these or these.

 

These still have light leak on the sides hence the side channels to completely block out the light.


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  #2586291 16-Oct-2020 14:02
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Window Treatments does both rollers and honeycomb with side channels. They call them "Blocco Blinds".

 

The honeycomb ones have quite an ugly handle on them (unless you go motorised) and also have framing along the sill. So we went for the rollers instead, which don't have the ugly handle or framing along the sill.

 

Getting them installed tomorrow in the bedroom and on the living room windows on either side of the TV. I'll post my thoughts and how well they block the light.


 
 
 
 


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  #2586451 16-Oct-2020 22:49
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Neither are particularly brilliant for that in my experience.

 

 

 

Our bedroom had narrow vertical windows either side of the bedhead. A very silly idea - the room was set up so that was the only realistic position for the bed, and it meant that the rising sun shone on your face through the Venetian blinds every morning! Drove me mad for years as I am not an early riser by choice preferring to get up when I wake, usually between 8am and 8.30am

 

 

 

When we did the double glazing last year, I had those two windows made with no glass in them at all - just solid boards powder-coated to match the joinery. Result: no sun in face and no need for blinds either.

 

 

 

In the blind choice scenario, I would pick curtains with a good overlap on curtain rails that are close to the wall rather than standing out in preference to blinds if you can.






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