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Surrey Home & Gifts Loyalty

Loyalty Points in Surrey Home and Gifts

Did you know that when you proceed with Surrey Blinds and Shutters using Chip & Pin you Earn 2% back to spend in Surrey Home & Gifts.

  • Spend £500 and get £10 in Loyalty Points
  • Spend £1000 and get £20 in Loyalty Points
  • Spend £2500 and get £50 in Loyalty Points

You can use your points to buy some of the fantastic items stocked in the stores including a selection of items for your home.

Alternatively you can use your points to make additional purchases with Surrey Blinds and Shutters.

Woodwick Candles

Surrey Home and Gifts stock a wide range of Woodwick Candles including the Trilogy Range.

Every month two different fragrances have 25% Off as part of our Scent of the Month Promotion.

Woodwick Candles

Jola Cushions

In store are also a selection of Cushions by Jola Designs. These are feather filled and have come in a number of stylish designs.

A range of Make Up Bags by Jola are also extremely popular.

Jola Design Cushions

Millifiori Diffusers

Millifiori Air Design Diffusers have a stylish design with 3 colours of Glass and Reed which are complimented by exciting fragrances in a variety of bright colours.

Millefiori Air Diffusers

Below you can see a selection of the other items available instore to buy for your home or save your points to purchase Gifts at Christmas.

Please remember that the Loyalty Points are available for all purchases by Chip and Pin only. This can be when the consultant visits your home or when you visit a store to pay. Telephone Payments are not included in this scheme.

Why Are Our Prices Higher Than The Internet

Beautiful Products and Great Service at a Reasonable Price

We are quite different and offer many advantages to both the the internet as well as other companies offering a similar service.

Our Guarantee

We offer a 5 year guarantee on our Plantation Shutters and a 3 year guarantee on all of our made to measure blinds and curtains.

5 Year Guarantee on Plantation Shutters

We can offer this due to careful product selection and over 10 years experience fitting the products we sell.

When we first started trading we had some cheaper ranges, however a number of these options had lower specifications and were less robust.

We made the decision to stop selling these lines with the introduction of our 3 year blind guarantee as we focused on improved reliability and quality.

Our Products

We select all of our products carefully with several factors in mind. It’s important that every customer is delighted with their new window covering as well as the fitting.

We generally try several different types of the same blind to select the best options for our customers. After we have fitted a new product we review the fit with our team to ensure the quality of the blind and the fixings.

Our Manufacturers

We have many different manufacturers that make products for us.

Each supplier is chosen carefully to ensure we have a wide range of great quality products to offer our customers.

It is important to remember that no manufacturer is the best in the market for all of the products that they produce. That is why we only choose selected products from each.

We withdraw a product if there is a drop in the quality of the product or the backup service provided.

Our Consultation

This is where we are very different.

We DON’T pay commission.

We believe that if you pay someone commission, they may not operate in the best interest of the customer.

That is why our team is trained to understand your needs, and provide you with a suitable solution, even if it is the cheapest item we offer. If we can’t offer a solution we will recommend another company who can assist.

A great example of this is Velux. We don’t offer blinds for Velux windows, this is because they are not made to measure but manufactured to set sizes. We therefore recommend their website as the items on offer would be no different, but would be more costly through us.

Customers appreciate our honesty.

Pressure Free

We also operate a no pressure or obligation policy.

We ensure this is maintained by sending a survey to our customers afterwards to check they were not put under any pressure.

This gives our customers peace of mind. They know we will never visit the homes of their vulnerable relatives and take advantage.

We are also happy to send our quote to relatives so they can talk through the quotation with them prior to any decision.

This reassurance is the reason why we have many loyal customers that we have been providing service to for over 10 years.

Measuring

We measure for all of the blinds and shutters we provide free of charge.

Free Measuring

Our team use lasers to measure, they are accurate to within 1.5mm in 50m. They are much more reliable than trying to balance a tape measure over a wide recess.

As well as measuring the width and drop or the recess we also take additional measurements such as the diagonals.

Our system compares all of our measurements in order to highlight any discrepancies or warns if a window is not quite square.

When this happens we discuss any adjustments with the customer to ensure they are fully informed and have the best fit possible.

Product Samples

We bring real samples of our products to consultation so we can show you how they look.

On many ranges we also have an app where we can take a picture of your window simulate the products in place.

Each member of the team also has an iPad with photos of our different fits.

Fitting Position

During a consultation we also discuss the positioning of the product.

This may vary depending on your needs or any specific requests, this alters the measurements required and is vital for a great fit.

We will also discuss the placement of any child safety device to ensure the blinds conform to child safety regulations.

Training

We conduct weekly staff training with all of our field team and the colleagues in our showrooms.

This is vital to continually improve the fitting and quality of our service.

We discuss any changes to specifications, new products being introduced and also the measuring and fitting of our products.

This is also a great opportunity to allow the team to understand all aspects of our service and continually improve our quality.

Fitting

We fit all of the blinds and shutters we provide free of charge.

Free Fitting

Our fitting team is directly employed by Surrey Blinds and we never sub contract fitting.

Our Senior Fitter previously worked in the ship building industry, finishing luxury yachts, and so has extensive carpentry skills.

This makes him ideal to lead and train the team.

Motorisation

We have been providing motorised blinds for over 8 years and offer solutions with different motorised SMART Hubs.

These allow operation through a mobile phone or a home voice assistant such as Alexa or Home Hub.

Our fitting team have been fully trained in the operation and set up of these products.

Motorised Remote Control

Showrooms

We have 2 showrooms in Surrey, they are located in Guildford and Camberley.

They are situated in the town centre for the convenience of our customers.

The showrooms are great places to see real blinds functioning. This is particularly important in the case of motorisation.

We also have an extensive range of fabric books to assist our customers in finding the perfect fabric.


Beautiful Products and Great Service at a Reasonable Price

Beautiful products and great service at a reasonable price has always been our aim.

Reducing Bright Summer Sun & Heat

Bright Summer Sun Streaming Through Windows

We have finally reached May, the sun is out for the Bank Holidays and it’s time for a BBQ or 2.

However this is also the beginning of an increase in Sunlight.

If you have a South Facing Window or Conservatory then the heat levels will increase astronomically if the hot midday sun is not kept in check.

This is where we can assist.

Roller Blinds

We have a wide range of Roller Blinds which dim out a fair portion of the light and heat entering the room.

If the room has a particularly sunny outlook we have Solar Reflective Coatings on the Back of selected Fabrics which can reflect up to 70% of the hot rays of the sun.

This can keep your room more comfortable from both a light and heat perspective.

Motorised Blinds

Motorisation is now possible and can be set up with a SMART Hub in order to control your blinds. This can be via Remote Control, a Mobile App or even under instruction from Alexa, or another Digital Assistant.

The SMART Hub also allows a timer to be set up to lower your blinds at specific times in order to avoid heat gain during the hottest part of the day and then raise the blinds later when the Hot Mid Day Sun had done its worst.

We also have a hub that knows the Sunrise and Sunset times locally and can be set to operate at these times.

Vertical Blinds

In the same way as roller blinds we can supply Vertical Blinds using Solar Reflective Fabrics.

These are great for covering a row of bifold doors and have the advantage that they can be pulled back to one side when not required.

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Pleated Blinds

Another type of blind that uses Solar Reflective Coatings is Pleated Blinds.

These concertina either up or down in the window and so can be controlled very specifically to your particular aspect or requirements.

Pleated blinds can be fitted near the glass in the window and so are quite discreet when not in use.

Perfect Fit Pleated Blinds are also available which fit within a frame around the blinds and so it feels part of the window itself. This is particularly useful for use on doors as the blinds moves with the door when it opens.

Perfect Fit Pleated Blinds On A Door

Swan Lane Showroom

Swan Lane Store

Surrey Blinds and Shutters are delighted to announce that we have opened a new showroom in Guildford.

The Showroom is within the Surrey Homewares Store in Swan Lane.

We have have a range of different Blinds, Shutter & Curtain options on display with some additional designer fabrics from Lotta Jansdotta and Orla Kiely.

You can also book a FREE, No Obligation Quotation instore for us to come out and Measure for your new items, as always our prices will also include fitting of our made to measure items.

Beat a Burglar before they start

We hear many stories when we visit Surrey homes about Burglaries they have experienced or know of locally.

Offering advice on security in regards to Blinds and Shutters is part of our job, and as one of the team has worked for a company who sells other security products, we thought we would share some top tips picked up at briefings by the local crime prevention officer.

Firstly, Burglars want to have an easy time as possible, so the important thing is to make your home an unattractive target.

You are 5x more likely to be Burgled with no security measures in place.

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What valuables are they looking for ?

If they are going to take the time and effort to break into your home that want to ensure a payoff.

Ensure they can not see any valuables that you have in your home, but they may not just be the normal items you would feel have value.

Data – A laptop hard drive may have more value than the laptop as it may give access to data that can be sold on and yet can fit in a Jacket pocket.

Pictures – By taking personal items that have unique memories and cannot be replaced they may be able to demand a ransom.

ID – Paperwork sitting on the top of a cabinet can be a real find, particularly if a passport or credit card can be obtained at the same time.

Jewellery – Small portable wealth is easy to conceal and has a high value.

Large items – They are not so interested in these as much as they are more obvious when leaving the area and more difficult to sell unless they are brand new.

 Dimout Blinds and Lights

Concealing your real Valuables

Hide all keys, including car keys, don’t hang these up on a key hook or use a lock box as they may just steel the box and open it at their convenience.

Ensure side gates are in good order and kept locked to prevent access to the back where they may not be able to be seen.

Make sure rear fencing is in good repair, often if the home backs on to unused common land it makes accessing your property much more discreet.

Keep documents in a secure place and most importantly don’t leave items such as Credit cards and passports with them, the whole set is far more valuable than the individual items.

Jewellery and passports should be properly stored in a safe or bank vault, definitely not in a shoebox in the bottom of the wardrobe.

Put laptops out of site no matter its age, its not the laptop, its the data that has the real value.

Blinds & Shutters – Fitting Blinds or Shutters that can be used to prevent burglars from being able to see into your home will help secure your valuables. If they can’t see anything of value then they may move onto another house where valuables are easily visible.

Close Blinds and Shutters or at least adjust the slats so a clear view into your home can not be achieved to see if you, or your dog, are at home.

Shutters in Bungalow

Make their life difficult if they choose you !

Lock doors and windows when you leave the house, these should locks with comply with BS 3621 and EN 1303:2005

Leave radios or lights on when you are out, preferably with a timer, dim-out blinds downstairs are ideal for this as its the glow of the light can be seen through the blinds, but you can’t see into your home.

Install good outside lighting with movement sensors to highlight when someone is present.

Keep ladders stored away or alternatively use a ladder storage bracket and a lock to prevent its use.

Secure bikes by locking them in a shed or to a secure fixing point on your home, they are becoming increasingly valuable for parts and make a good way to getaway quickly.

Tools should also be stored securely, there is no point in assisting them with equipment.

Plants with thorns planted near low fences increase the difficulty of making over.

Burglar alarms are a great idea but ensure their always set, a dusty alarm box can give the game away as they imply that it isn’t really used. Again these should be British Standards approved and alert the authorities.

Remember, prevent them from picking you !

The feeling of violation when you return home to a ransacked house and the loss of sentiment items that you cherish is far more of an issue for most people than the cost of the items stolen, cost of repairing damage and the cost of time securing your financial affairs.

 

Surrey Home and Gifts

Surrey Home and Gifts

Surrey Home and Gifts is the sister Company of Surrey Blinds and stocks a range of readymade Bedding, Cushions and Curtains.

Being Located in, The Square Shopping Centre, Camberley it also stocks a number of items to dress your home such as clocks, picture frames, candles and diffusers.

Camberley-Showroom

So pop along to Surrey Home and Gifts in Camberley Today.

World Biggest Coffee Morning. 30th September 2016

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning at Surrey Blinds

On the 30th September we at Surrey Blinds are joining the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

I first came across Macmillan Nurses when my step-gran was diagnosed with Cancer. Although she had carers who would pop in twice a day, they were so limited for time she would hardly get a chance to breath, let alone talk, whilst they washed and dressed her for the day, or changed her for bed.

When the Macmillan nurses came in they had time to chat to her and make sure that her mental health was being looked after as well as her physical health.

This kind of support is only there because of donations from the public and fundraising events such as the coffee morning.

So, please come and join us for a cup of freshly ground coffee and a slice of delicious cake. All we ask is you make a small donation to keep the help and support Macmillan nurses give available to all who need it.

We look forwards to seeing you on Friday 30th September in our Guildford Showroom
24 Enterprise Estate
Slyfield
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 1RB

Perfect Fit Blinds

Perfect Fit Blinds

Perfect Fit Aluminium Blinds

Perfect Fit Frames can Perfectly complement your window colour

Perfect Fit blinds are an amazing ‘no screws necessary’ solution to window dressing. The Blinds are fitted close to the glass of the window or door, using brackets which are slotted behind the rubbers.

The Blinds have a frame which houses the blind, holding it in place. These frames are available in a number of different colours including White, Brown, Golden Oak, Mahogany and the NEW Anthracite, making it easy to match the colour of your windows and door frames.

The frame houses either Aluminium Venetian Blinds, Pleated Blinds or Roller Blinds (selected sizes only), meaning there is a huge selection of colours and patterns making it easy to complement any decor

It also covers the small gaps down the side of each blind, improving Privacy and insulation. Because the blind fits closely to the glass, it leaves the windowsills clear.

An additional bonus is that they are Child Safe as the blinds are tensioned, removing any ugly cords or chains.

Perfect fit really is the perfect solution

Reducing Solar Heat Gain in Your Conservatory

Solar Reflective Blinds – Reducing Heat Gain in Your Conservatory

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Pleated Blinds with a Solar Reflective coating can help reduce heat build up in your conservatory

Many people love the idea of having a conservatory, this extra space can be fantastically versatile and bright.

However when the days are becoming warmer, these rooms can become so hot they can be uncomfortable and, in some extreme cases, unusable.

The good news is there is a solution. Installing blinds with a Solar Reflective Coating (SRC) or Advanced Solar Control (ASC) will reflect solar radiation and reduce heat build up.

Some of the most popular types of conservatory blinds, including pleated blinds, roller blinds and vertical blinds are available with this coating.

The blinds are manufactured with a highly reflective coating on the back which reflects heat before it enters your home. This  reduces solar gain and, therefore, heat build up.

Solar Reflective Coating Pleated

Pleated Blinds can also be used on windows for an attractive finish

These blinds can also help to reduce the heat loss during the winter months, reducing heating bills too.

At Surrey Blinds we have a huge range of blinds with Solar Reflective Coatings, and, with our team of expert installers, we can help you make the most of your conservatory all year round.

Reducing Noise Levels with Blinds

Are there any blinds that will help reduce noise levels?

I get asked this question often and the good news is, yes there are several very effective solutions which can really help reduce noise levels and are really good heat insulators as well!

Some of the best solutions are as follows

Shutters

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Shutters are brilliant insulators of both heat and noise. Our Vazon, Alderney or Herm Ranges are the best as these shutters are made of much denser material than the others. Obviously though the noise reduction only works when the shutter slats are closed!

Honeycomb Pleated Blinds

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Pleated blinds come in a wide range of colours and these blinds have a honeycomb structure which traps a layer of air between the pleats of the fabric. This means that the shape of the blinds absorbs sound making these a practical and stylish choice.

Curtains with Acoustic Interlining

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Curtains with a special acoustic interlining can also be a good choice as the lining  absorbs the noise, so the fabric on the outside can be any from our huge range, giving a massive choice of colours, patterns and textures to choose from. You can also team the acoustic interlining with a blackout lining for the ultimate in darker and quieter bedrooms!

Wooden Venetian Blinds

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These are the  most cost effective way of achieving some sound reduction although not as effective as some of our other blinds, wooden venetian blinds are a stylish addition to any window

With so many choices there is bound to be one which will help reduce noise pollution and help you achieve a quieter room

For more information visit our Noise Reduction Products Page