Monday, November 21, 2016

Any ideas?

A couple of years ago I had these roman blinds installed in the bedrooms.
This one is no longer operational.....last week the pulley thing on the side rotated but didn't seem to do anything and it won't go up and down. Apparently they are now not sold with the cord/pulley thing but a wand that can be twisted. Therefore after just under 3 yrs of working the advice from the shop we bought them from was...'can't be fixed...need new ones that meet regulations..'.
This seems a bit defeatist to me and I have no intention of just replacing them because of what could be a small thing that could be fixed..but am I wrong? any ideas from you handy sorts out there?

12 comments:

Tom Stephenson said...

I have three very large, fabric roller blinds with the same pulley system as yours. that I decided not to use. They can be cut down to width - in my case it was a matter of about one inch. You can have mine for the same price I paid for them - about £48. BIt's not worth trying to repair yours, I think!

Tom Stephenson said...

I mean 'it's not'...

sensibilia said...

I'd get a second opinion from another supplier. If they really can't be fixed, I'd be tempted to pin them up rather than throw out perfectly good almost new blinds!

Tom Stephenson said...

Just throw them away - they are so cheap that it is not worth the effort of getting a second opinion!

Nana Go-Go said...

Could you buy a new Roman Blind Kit and transfer the material on to it? Seems a shame to chuck such lovely fabric.

Cro Magnon said...

Take them to bits, Um and Ah about the pathetic interior workings, then throw them away! Life is too short!

libby said...

Thank you everyone for your responses...roller blinds are cheap but these are lined roman blinds and weren't cheap - luckily this broken one is in a spare room so I shall just leave it alone and not worry about it..as Cro says Life is too short.

Mrs. Splapthing said...

If it were my broken blind, I'd pick a time when I was not in a rush for anything else, put on some cheerful music, and sit down with the thing and try and unroll it by hand, see what the issue is with the roller not working. It might be something as simple as a connector that came loose. I mean, obviously the blind is still rolled up in there, it didn't go anywhere, right? The cord is still attached to the gizmo that's supposed to turn, right? So the answer/problem has to be fairly simple. Maybe the blind fabric folded up inside and won't come out properly. Maybe a link came loose. In any case, it's not working now so you can't really break it. Get in there and try to see the mechanics of it, and if you can fix it, do that. If not, chuck it and try buying a different sort of blind next time! GOOD LUCK!

libby said...

Mrs S..thanks for your comment and when I have time I will play with it..but it's not a roller it's a roman so slightly different...but thanks x

Pam said...

I have no blind suggestions but many many congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter! We've just come back from visiting our very beautiful granddaughter 70 miles away, so I'm feeling rather sad. However, grannyhood is mainly lovely. Such wonderful news.

libby said...

Pam, thank you so much. I do hope we enjoy the same sort of lovely grandchild experience you blog about..happy days.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Just nail a blanket to the window. Much easier.