Custom Made Blinds - Vertical BlindsProbably the most popular type of custom made blindis the Vertical Blind – it’s versatile and very well priced. Verticals are responsible for about 55% of all the blinds sold in the UK.Some of the reasons for this are the almost infinite choice of materials and combinations available – you can even mix materials on one blind. PVC blinds (which are stiff) which have no weights or chainsat the bottom as they hang under their own weight and are great for damp environments.One big consideration these days is health and safety, children can easily become entangled in theoperating chains (damaging the blind and possibly themselves). Using monorod controls means nooperating chains and a very discrete solution. These ‘stick’ controls enable the drawing and tilting of the drapes with one simple control.Vertical blinds can often be used in difficult window opening configuration eg. ‘tilt and turn’ windowsoften open into the room but by planning the way the drapes draw (to either side, both ends or even tothe middle) this need not be a problem.Vertical blindss can also be used in curved bay windows – made possible by using a plastic inner tiltrod. Also conservatories often have sloping sides which can be a challenge for other blinds, this is notthe case for verticals though as custom made blinds will have drapes cut to suit various window shapes.Large windows present no major problems for vertical blinds as rails can be cut typically up to 4 metreswide and many metres deep. That why they are more often that not seen used in school halls, churchesand offices where large windows are typical (and budgets are tight)!