About Duette® Blinds

Duette® blinds are the market-leading honeycomb blinds, combining style, energy efficiency and light control. Duette® blinds are delivered by Thomas Sanderson, specialists in bespoke window furnishings. With over 30 years of experience, you can rely on Thomas Sanderson to recommend the best custom-made solution for your window.

What are Duette® blinds?

Duette® blinds are made up of clever honeycomb cells, which trap air. Their innovative honeycomb structure creates an insulating barrier at the window, reducing heat loss by up to 55%. These energy-efficient thermal blinds help to keep rooms cool in summer and warm in winter, providing optimal control over rising energy costs.

Duette® blinds are also available as smart electric blinds, for ultimate convenience.

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Energy saving

Their honeycomb design means Duette® blinds trap warm air at your window, reducing heat loss by up to 55%. In summer, they block up to 99% of harmful UV rays and can reduce warm air coming in by up to 78% too.
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Electric

The wireless way to control your blinds, our electric Duette® blinds feature a simple remote. Control a single blind or multiple blinds at the touch of a button.
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Blackout

Enjoy daylight on your terms. Choose a blackout Duette® blind and you’ll reduce the natural light coming in. A layer of Mylar foil keeps the sunshine out until you’re ready to get on with your day.
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Privacy control

For rooms that are overlooked our Duette® blinds are a great solution. With certain styles you can raise or lower your blind from the top and the bottom, so it covers exactly the area of window where you need privacy most.
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Made to measure

Crafted in the UK by experts, Duette® blinds are made to the exact measurements of your windows, for a precision fit. We can make a solution for almost any shape and size of window, for a uniform look across your entire home.

Step 1: Appointment

Request a free design consultation using our appointment request form and choose your preferred day and time. A range of weekend and evening slots are available. One of the Thomas Sanderson team will be in touch to confirm your appointment or offer you an alternative.

Step 2: Design Consultation

Your local Thomas Sanderson design expert will come to your home and guide you through our Duette® range. They will bring samples for you to look at and discuss the best options for your space. Your design consultant will also provide a no-obligation quote.

Step 3: Survey

Your local Thomas Sanderson installer will visit your home to verify your window or door measurements, to ensure the perfect fit for your Duette® blinds.

Step 4: Production

The Thomas Sanderson team will create your beautifully bespoke Duette® blinds, custom-made to your exact specifications. Only the best materials are used, tested to the highest standards.

Step 5: Install

Your Thomas Sanderson installer will return on installation day, taking time and care to ensure that your new Duette® blinds are fitted to the nearest millimetre. For added peace of mind, you have a five-year guarantee on materials and workmanship.

Frequently asked questions

How do Duette® blinds provide insulation?

Duette® blinds provide an insulating barrier at the window, which can reduce heat loss by up to 55%. This is achieved through a clever honeycomb structure, which traps air, keeping heat inside the room. Energy-efficient blinds can help you to maintain a comfortable temperature all year round. They provide the perfect combination of style and practicality. Over the summer months, thermal blinds work to keep a room cool, and over the winter months, they provide much-needed insulation.

Are Duette® blinds made-to-measure?

Yes, we partner with Thomas Sanderson, specialists in bespoke window furnishings. A design consultant will visit your home, share the full range, and provide a no-obligation quote. If you decide to proceed, an installer will return for detailed measurements, to ensure your new blinds fit to the nearest millimetre. With over thirty years of experience, you can rely on Thomas Sanderson to fit blinds in all varieties of shaped windows and doors, from bay windows to gable end windows and from patio doors to bi-fold doors. Duette® blinds are also suitable for use in a conservatory roof.

Are Duette® blinds better than curtains?

Duette® blinds provide a contemporary alternative to traditional curtains. They offer complete control over light, privacy and temperature. They’re also suitable for a shaped window, such as a bay window or gable end. There are plenty of ways to personalise your blinds, with a stunning array of Duette® shades and fabrics, including blackout options. At your in-home design consultation, you will be able to view the full range from Thomas Sanderson.

Are honeycomb blinds see-through at night?

Because Duette® honeycomb blinds are made from two or more layers of fabric, it isn't easy to see through them at night, unless you deliberately choose a sheer fabric. For this reason, they are ideal for windows that may be overlooked. Unlike some other styles of Pleated blinds, Duette® blinds do not have visible holes. The lack of holes means that they can be thermal blackout blinds when you select a blackout fabric.

Are Duette® blinds child-safe?

Yes, Duette® blinds are inherently child-safe by design, so they are perfect for a child's bedroom or nursery. They are operated by a simple tab control, rather than loose hanging cords. If you choose to upgrade to electric blinds, they can be controlled with a remote control or even a smart device, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home.

How to clean Duette® blinds

The easiest way to keep your Duette® blinds clean is to use the soft brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner, designed for soft furnishings and upholstery. You could also use a feather duster or a damp cloth. It's important not to press too hard when cleaning your blinds, as you risk damaging the unique honeycomb structure.

Are Duette® blinds available in different styles and colours?

Yes. Duette® blinds are available in a wide selection of colours and fabrics, giving you total control over the finished look. At your in-home appointment, your design consultant will show you the full range. They can also advise on which designs may suit your window or door. For example, in a bedroom, you may want to consider blackout blinds, to prevent light coming in.

How are Duette® blinds fitted?

Duette® blinds are fitted at door or window frames using a patented tension technique, which doesn't use loose or free-hanging cords to operate the blinds. For this reason, they are inherently child-safe by design. The blinds can be fitted in many different shaped windows and are perfect for different window sizes and large expanses of glass. If you have a bay window or gable end window, they can be made to fit perfectly. They are also ideal for doors, including patio doors and bi-folds.

Are Duette® blinds the same as acoustic blinds or noise-reducing blinds?

Duette® blinds help to provide acoustic control and reduce background noise. As well as being energy efficient, the unique honeycomb structure of the blinds absorbs up to 45% of background noise, improving the acoustics in your room. They are also available as made-to-measure blackout blinds, for ultimate light and noise control.