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    • Hedgehog99
    • By Hedgehog99 17th Mar 17, 3:22 PM
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    Curtains, blinds and shutters
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    • 17th Mar 17, 3:22 PM
    Curtains, blinds and shutters 17th Mar 17 at 3:22 PM
    Anyone have any experience of Hillary's Blinds?

    I'm thinking of inviting them to quote along with a local company.

    Thanks.
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    • Vimtola
    • By Vimtola 18th Mar 17, 12:19 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:19 AM
    No, but I saved compared to my local companys quote, by buying mine online. Eg, quote for one window. Faux wood blind was £340, I paid £115. EASY for a diy fit.
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 18th Mar 17, 10:00 AM
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    We fitted the whole house out with wooden venetian blinds we bought from a seller on eBay, custom made and they're great. Think they were about £50-£60 each window, and fit perfectly. 4 holes drilled, easy job.

    My sister used Hilarys and I think maybe paid 4 times as much as we did.
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 18th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
    Be prepared to be bombarded with spam and nuisance phone calls if Hilary's Blinds ever get hold of your email address or phone number.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 18th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
    We used them once, they're fine but pricey. No spam or phone calls. We usually now buy from web-blinds which is the same company but you fit them yourself.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • ComicGeek
    • By ComicGeek 18th Mar 17, 10:56 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:56 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:56 PM
    Have had blinds from them over the last 8 years. Costs will depend on how many you're getting done - becomes more economical the more you have as the reps have to get their money back from all the wasted sales visits where people want just one blind. We got a large number done each time, and they matched local installer for price and quality, but with larger selection available. I could fit myself, but to be honest was nice having someone else doing it!

    More recently we've had shutters installed by them, and have been really pleased with them.

    No nuisance phone calls or emails, or any problems. Though I do think that it really depends on how good your local rep and fitter. Worth getting the local company to quote first so that you can negotiate with Hillarys as their 'list price' is ridiculous - that's the only bit that annoyed me, as it ended being less than 50% of this after negotiations.
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