Anyone familiar with Luxaflex Duette blinds?

itm2 Posts: 1,303
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We're looking for blinds for our kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (for installation by an experienced fitter). The primary reason for installing them is for insulation, as we have large windows in a couple of rooms which lose alot of heat through the glass. We also want the bedroom blind to be blackout as well.

We've been directed to the Luxaflex range, but there is a wide range of products and prices, from Solo Duo at one end to Architrella at the other. Each seems to be about 15% more expensive than the price band below it, and I think there about 4 price bands. We are struggling to get an idea of what the higher-priced options give you - e.g. do they offer better insulation, or are the differences largely cosmetic? I know that some of the pricier blinds have a double layer of foil inside the honeycomb design, but does that make it much more effective at heat retention, or is it as much to do with cosmetics and light insulation?

We're really not bothered what the blind in the bedroom looks like, particularly as we'll be using it in conjunction with the existing curtains. We just want it to keep the room a little warmer. We'd like the blinds in the kitchen to look decent as well, though.

I've been trawling the Luxaflex brochure and website, but I can't find a guide to the differences between the various options in their price range. I've also spoken to a couple of suppliers, and they were very vague and non-specific on the matter. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience of the product range?

EDIT: Hmmmm....the reviews here (from Australia) do not give much confidence about the build quality of Lunxaflex Duette...



  • silvercar
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    Have you ordered samples? 
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    silvercar said:
    Have you ordered samples? 
    Yes, I have, but now I'm thinking that investing multiple £k's in Luxaflex might be too risky.
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