For over 30 years Village Blinds and Shutters have been a standard bearer for quality blinds in Northern Ireland. In 1991 when Harold McCloy began making and selling blinds in Ballymena he aimed only to supplement the income of his young family.
Soon enough a site in Cullybackey was used to specialise in the production of Vertical, Venetian, and Roller Blinds. As this once-small team grew so did the desire for more blinds and soon enough Village Blinds outgrew the Cullybackey site, moving to Pennybridge in Ballymena in 2000.
By manufacturing locally, close to customers, we have been able to ensure a standard of quality that has held up over time. A key priority from our early days was providing blinds at a top standard. By manufacturing ourselves we have always controlled the quality of first our blinds and now our shutters, using top materials to provide excellent products.
Over time this has built a local reputation that has only grown with the business. We have continued to return and serve a number of the same customers from the early days in the 90s, whilst still building that same relationship with the new customers of today in our ever-expanding regions.
We have continued to grow for the past 30 years because we have been able to evolve and move forward as a company. This has often meant providing new and exciting products. This began with increasing from just 3 blind types to over 10. Then as our site grew and developed we were able to open the only site in Northern Ireland specialising in handmaking bespoke Plantation Shutters.
The integration of new technology has played a huge role such as new blinds technology such as the SOMFY motorisation systems. Our internal systems have constantly upgraded as well to meet our customer’s needs, such as to better allow online booking for our free home appointments.
The needs of our customers have always been central to the identity of Village Blinds and Shutters. Beginning by offering a local supplier of blinds to becoming a large supplier, manufacturing locally to remain close to our customers.
Our service began with Harold’s personal touch and has continued in a personable, face-to-face nature. With our free home appointment, we not only measure but provide support in helping our customers make the right choice for their home. Our complimentary fitting service has always been praised for not only the speed and quality but friendly nature of our fitters.
Our 30-minute free blinds appointment is perfect for measuring up to 10 made-to-measure blinds, suitable for most domestic needs.
Getting ready to move into a new build? Our 60-minute New Build appointment will allow enough time to measure everything up and talk through the available options.
Looking to maximise your outside space? Our 45-minute Pergola appointment will allow us to carry out a site survey and provide you with some great options.