DIY SOS - The BIG Build

Absolute Blinds were honoured to take part in the show when it arrived on its doorstep in Welwyn Garden City! A local Mum of four with a life-threatening illness had her home transformed on the show by a plethora of local tradesmen and Absolute Blinds were asked to supply and fit all the blinds. For all who were involved, their experience was the same; each felt that it was a great project to be involved in and were very proud of what they provided.

All the blinds seen on the show, which will be aired on the BBC, have been provided by Absolute Blinds. If there are any of the blinds you have seen, which you would be interested in, please do get in touch via for more details. See bottom of the page for more photos from our experience.

Victoria Centre Care Home

Absolute Blinds worked alongside the Project Manager, Victoria Forsythe, to create a warm and stylish high quality care home. After tendering to supply all the curtains, blinds, chairs, tables and furniture, we won the project, not just on price but our quality of service and our desire to meet the high standards as laid down by our client. We delivered on time in budget and we received excellent feedback from the client and also the building contractor.

Uniserve UK Limited

A lovely old Mansion House was being refurbished and in keeping with the unique surroundings we installed 60 Custom Painted 50mm Wooden Venetians in Farrow and Ball Colour Tallow with 63mm ramp valances and Brass toggles. We installed all the blinds in 2 days and our client was delighted with all aspects of our work and in his own words were “perfect”.


We have worked on 3 projects for Net-A-Porter in the past year with 2 of them installing 40mm manual operated roller blinds in Sunscreen Black to their warehouse offices and the other for their exciting new office space on the top floor of the Westfield Centre called the Village. There we installed 76 electric operated Sunscreen roller blinds and 12 electric black-out roller blinds. Each bank of 6 blinds had their own switch control for maximum light control with an override switch to control all blinds in one go.


Ropemaker Street in the heart of the City a brand new development we installed 80 White Sunscreen blinds to the office floor area. We also installed 2 Silent Gliss electric operated 5400 curtain tracks to the boardroom area and 4 pairs of Skopos Alto Fabric interlined Wave headed curtains. The switch control enables the user to either operate both pairs at the same time or separately.

Minehead Community Hospital

We worked closely with our client Laing O’Rourke to ensure the hospital received total sun and UV control at all times. 80 vertical blinds were installed in Carnival fabric colour lilly with Kestrel anti-ligature brackets where requested. We also designed and manufactured a new side channel for the 22 black-out cassette blinds in the x-ray and examination rooms to go around the window winding handles.

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