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Direct fabrics are a Leading UK Manufacturer of chain operated roller blinds that are designed for the contract sector. The blinds have a 10 year manufacturers warranty and of the highest possible quality

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Our range is simple 4 styles and 50 colours. Daylight / Blackout / Screen / Wipeable - All are Flame Retardant.

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Direct Fabrics chain operated standard roller blinds are UK manufactured and come with everything for one installation either top fix or wall fix.

Our blinds are a contract quality roller blind and all our fabrics in our core range are flame retardant. This means that they can be used in hotels, care homes, schools, offices and all commercial environments. As a specialist in flame retardant roller blinds, we offer a smaller range specifically designed to last. The range has 4 fabric options including a shade blind that lets light pass through the fabric, a blackout fabric that stops light coming through. A screen fabric with a pin-dot effect so you can see slightly through the blind and also a wipeable antibacterial blackout blind for the toughest areas

Strength and simplicity make the R20 the first choice for a vast range of applications. The choice of barrel size means that the blind is always ideally matched to the window size for optimum performance. Vandal resistant features include Slipstream® Technology: a friction-reducing technology that aids smooth action, with an air-cooled design and double spring function. It provides you with enhanced hold, an exceptionally long lifespan of the blind and advanced chain loading. It has a metal control chain, and the fabric is locked into the barrel and bottom bar. It is installed using sturdy, stylish metal brackets.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Chain operated blinds are window blinds that are operated by pulling a chain to raise or lower the blinds. The chain is usually made of plastic or metal and is attached to the side of the blind. These types of blinds are commonly used in homes, offices, and other buildings as they are easy to operate and can be used to control the amount of light and privacy in a room. Direct Fabrics offers a range of chain operated blinds in different colors, materials, and styles to suit different preferences and needs.

Yes, chain operated blinds can be motorized to make them more convenient and easier to operate. Motorized chain operated blinds can be controlled by a remote control or a wall switch, eliminating the need to manually pull the chain. Direct Fabrics offers motorized chain operated blinds that can be customized to suit different requirements and preferences.

Chain operated blinds can be safe for homes with children or pets if appropriate safety measures are taken. Direct Fabrics offers a range of child-safe and pet-safe chain operated blinds that comply with the relevant safety regulations. These blinds have features such as tension devices and cord cleats that keep the chain out of reach of children or pets, reducing the risk of accidents. It is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for safe installation and use of chain operated blinds.

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


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