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Pleated blinds with reflective layer in a lean-to conservatory roof

Pleated Blinds + Lean-to conservatory roof, PERFECT

Pleated Blinds in a Conservatory

When it comes to a conservatory, they are great till the weather is a hot in the summer or very cold in the winter!

Its a lot of money to spend on a space that you want to relax in and use, to find you are sitting in an over or a fridge.

Both cost a lot in electric to either heat or cool down, thermodynamics are no joke on this cost to cool or heat, but this is about options, and there is a few good low cost option when it comes to lean-too conservatories

Putting Blinds in the eve’s of the support to block out the sun, or control how much sun comes in is a great start and keeps the reason why most people invested in a conservatory in the first place.

This, I have seen people covering their conservatory roofs via netting, although not the best option, it provides a starting cover and a quick easy fix with a sort of mystic east feel.

The Pleated Blinds option

There are better options, I always offer Pleated Blinds, I have seen roller blinds used, some customers have installed full roofs in place of the Perspex’s or glass, there is even a company that put plastic above and below the glass and box off the windows with insulated panels.

But things and the settings need to be perfect for them, Pleated Blinds have the ability to be tensioned into place and to slide and supported by cabled running through the fabric for support.

The added advantaged off Pleated Blinds are with the manufacture ability to do more to the fabric and divert the sun or to insulate the room.

The Reflective layer

Some Pleated Blinds come with a silver back to them, this silver back adds a reflective layer that reflect heat and light making your space cooler straight away, I have installed Pleated blinds in conservatories on a hot day, sweating, but then the pleated blinds with the silver back are in place, you can feel the temperature dropping in the shaded covered area.

These reflective lined pleated blinds come in blackout and semi porous material, both are good, depending on the results you need.

The Honey comb Pleated Blind

The Honey Comb Pleated Blind are a double layer fabric shaped in a bee comb style shape, a hexagonal shape, 6 sides.

This is great for adding more protection between your internal temperature and external temperature, I’m going to write another blog on the best blinds to protect you against the outside cold and how blinds help, but for this blog, I’m focusing on conservatories.

The honey comb shape add strong structure and more insulation, this coupled with a blackout or a foil insert on some ranges, you get a GOOD walled protection against outside elements.

Pleated Blinds are a perfect fit for conservatories, especially in lean-to conservatories and wanting protection against the sun without losing the reason you wanted that lovely warm space to socialise or relax in in the summer.

Outcome for Pleated Blinds

Pleated Blinds are great, I like them, I have them in my place (no, I don’t have a conservatory lol) and for Lean-to conservatories they are very inexpensive option, some might have noticed I haven’t talked about Apex roofs, the answer is, yes, this can be done with pleated blinds, but it isn’t cheap, and sometimes not perfect, it fits 99% of all Apex conservatories but there will be “annoying gaps”


Pleated blinds additional benefit is that they can be cut to shapes, minimum cut is 100mm (sometimes less if you have a specialist company for this), max (depending on material) is roughly 1500mm.

You need to have a good budget for this, a lean-to, that is roughly 3.2m long by 3m width, can cost about £2000, an apex roof can set you back double this, so you need to consider this against other options,

But remember the benefits above, with blinds (pleated blinds) you can control the light and heat without losing the goal of why you wanted to have your conservatory in the first place.

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