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Direct Fabrics are leading manufacturers of contract venetian blinds with 25mm vanes. Our range is produced for offices, hotels, care homes and schools. We offer free samples of our vanes and work to supply you with the very best blinds. 

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Metal Venetian blinds are window coverings that consist of horizontal slats made of metal, usually aluminum or steel. These slats are suspended on cords and can be tilted to control the amount of light that enters the room, as well as raised and lowered to adjust privacy and view.

Metal Venetian blinds offer several benefits. They are durable and easy to maintain, making them ideal for high-traffic areas such as offices and commercial buildings. They are also lightweight, making them easy to operate, and can be customized to fit any window size or shape. Additionally, metal Venetian blinds are available in a variety of colors and finishes, allowing you to choose the one that best complements your decor.

Yes, metal Venetian blinds can be motorized, allowing you to control them with a remote, smartphone, or home automation system. Motorized metal Venetian blinds offer several benefits, such as improved energy efficiency and convenience. They can also be programmed to open and close automatically at specific times, enhancing home security and privacy.

As a family business, we at Direct Fabrics aim to provide a uniquely professional and personalised service for all our customers, however big or small. We work within contract furnishings sectors and have over 60 years of experience, ensuring we provide unparalleled quality in all projects we assist in. We are only too aware that each customer will have individual requirements, whether it’s a metre of fabric or a contract for a hotel, school or nursing home, we’ll be able to tailor our service for you.

All members of our customer service team pride themselves on giving every customer clear concise advice and informing you, whatever stage your order’s at, from quick quotations to receiving free samples, and then post-order. When you pick up the phone, you’re able to speak to the team between 9am-5pm from Monday to Friday. You may even speak to the Director himself as he plays a keen role in the day-to-day operations of the company.

Our humble story started with Joe Simon commenced trading in 1947, his market stall was the place to buy velvet in the North East. The chances are that if you are from the North East, a member of family will remember the ‘curtain men’, Joe and son Martin, from the early days. Nowadays Direct Fabrics is a third-generation family business; for over 60 years we have expanded our business with loyal and dedicated staff.

ECS Enterprises Ltd’s trading entity, Direct Fabrics, still prides itself on the same ethics that Joe and Martin Simon stood by. We share our passion for textiles with all our clients to make your projects run smoothly and ensure the quality of soft furnishings you expect from a British manufacturer. We continue to provide you with a comprehensive range of quality fabrics including bedding, towels and restaurant linens, all at competitive prices. We’re preferred by some of the most prestigious hotels including the Marriot, Sheraton, Hilton and many more.

We look forward to doing business with you and we look forward to receiving any questions or comments you may have.

Edward C. Simon


ECS Enterprises t/a Direct Fabrics

Company Registration - 08543363

VAT Number 181905107

Our fabrics that feature sound absorption coefficients and an acoustic rating have these scores as a result of extensive laboratory testing alongside SRL Acoustics.

Contract curtains are required by law to be flame retardant, they must meet the BS5867 Part 2 Type B/C standards. We at Direct Fabrics offer a large range of fabrics that BSI have accredited with these standards.

Some other accreditations held by our several flame retardant fabrics include:
- NFPA 701 Part 1 & 2
- European EN 13773
- Italian Classe Uno
- IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 7

Metal Venetian Blinds

Direct fabrics are a leading manufacturer of 25mm venetian blinds. We work to supply a quality product that is made to measure to our customer's requirements. Our 25mm metal venetians blinds are specifically manufactured for use in the contract environments.

They have a strong aluminium head rail and a heavy gage aluminium vane. The venetian blinds are sculpted with a slighted feathered edge to give a designer appearance.

Product Specification

Features: VN25 Venetian Blind includes, as standard, a premium extra depth headrail, (27 x 24mm) with top fix turning fixing key brackets. The quality aluminium slats are 25mm wide with a 0.21mm thickness. The movement of the 25mm slats is guaranteed by the traditional 3 cord lock mechanism and the aluminium slats are controlled with a tilt wand mechanism for precision angles. Benefits: Robust and vibrant with a high quality level of performance, including smooth operation, the VN25 is visually pleasing to the eye. The comprehensive colour options satisfy almost every environment whether it be residential or commercial. The extra deep headrail can accommodate wider installations and requires less brackets. This system has been designed to offer a trouble-free solution throughout its lifetime. Options: The VN25 system has a vast range of coloured and textured aluminium slats. Which can be co-ordinated with headrails, bottom bars, ladders and cords. A side guiding option is available for installations with a drop of over 2 metres. Specification: VN25 premium Venetian blind with tilt wand and cord control as manufactured 27 x 24mm colour coated aluminium headrail in 44 colours and closed rail bottom bars also in 44 colours, both with colour coordinated ladders and cords. Aluminium 25mm slats with 0.21mm thickness with an impressive collection of 81 colours and textures.


Product Components

25mm Metal Venetian Blind Specification

Office Venetian Blinds

Our range of office venetian blinds are designed to offer a easy to operate shading solution that fits all the requirements for a busy office whilst providing a great a stylish window dressing.

As our blinds are made to last they have quality components that can under go the stress required when working in an office.

The 25mm Venetian blind is a classic blind that has been used in offices across the country.


Why Choose Direct Fabrics for Venetian Blinds

Our 25mm metal venetian blinds are manufactured In the United Kingdom and are made to measure usually in 5 days or less. Direct Fabrics offer a supply only service or we can do a supply and install.


Contract Metal Venetian Blinds

As metal venetian blinds are made from metal they inherently pass the flame retardant standards to BS5867 and as such can be used in a variety of contract environments including; Offices, Care Homes, Hotels, Hospitals, schools and more.


Where can the Metal Venetian Blinds be used?

Our Aluminium Venetian Blinds can be used anywhere from an office to the comfort of your own home. They are perfect for environments like kitchens & bathrooms as they are easy to clean. They will provide enough privacy to feel comfort, these blinds can also be used in living areas and office windows. Our venetians are Dimout not blackout blinds.



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