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Aura Blinds in a New Build Home

1 December 2023

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Find your perfect new blinds or shutters

Whether you are looking for new blinds or shutters for any room in your home, Village Blinds & Shutters are here to help make the process convenient for you.

1. A Refined Ambiance: Installing Aura Day Night Blinds in a New Build Home

We recently wrapped up an exciting project, fitting our Aura Blinds into a newly constructed home in Strabane, Co Tyrone. Working closely with our design consultant, Mark, the homeowners selected the perfect window blinds to complement their home’s clean and contemporary aesthetic. After exploring various options, they settled on our Copenhagen Grey Aura Fabric paired with an Anthracite Fascia and Bottom Bar.

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2. The Sophistication of Aura Day Night Blinds

Aura Blinds have swiftly become a favoured choice for new build homes, owing to their sleek, modern design and practicality. The clean lines and horizontal banding offer an architectural touch that harmonizes seamlessly with modern construction. The unique day/night fabric of Aura Blinds allows homeowners to filter daylight and ensure privacy when the blinds are lowered.

Aligning the horizontal fabric bands seamlessly when multiple blinds are adjacent on the same wall can pose a challenge. To achieve meticulous alignment from blind to blind, our team takes extremely precise measurements, manufactures each blind to milimetre perfect specifications, and installs them with great care. The end result is an elegant display of Aura Blinds with flawlessly continuous bands of fabric across all windows.

3. Curating the Ideal Aura Blind Design

When Mark, our design consultant, initially met with the homeowners, they expressed a desire for a sleek, modern aesthetic using the large full-height windows and corner windows throughout the home. Simultaneously, they wanted to infuse warmth and character into the contemporary concrete and steel construction.

The rooms where the blinds were to be added included a large open plan dining room, a living room space as well as a utility are.

With the homeowners’ vision in mind, Mark focused on fabric recommendations in subdued tones such as greys, taupes, and lighter wood shades, aligning well with the modern style while adding a touch of softness. After narrowing down the fabric selection, the homeowners settled on Copenhagen Grey Aura Fabric, feeling it struck the right balance of sleekness and warmth.

For the fascia and other hardware crucial to the overall aesthetic, Mark recommended finishes like brushed steel or anthracite grey to match the home’s structural elements. Anthracite offered the right mix of richness and sheen, making it the ideal choice to accentuate the Copenhagen Grey day/night fabric.

When it comes to controlling the Aura Blinds, Mark took the customer through the multiple options available, including convenient motorisation, and simple chain operated control, with the customer opting for chain operated.

Aura Blinds Crafted With Precision and Perfectly Installed

With the fabric and hardware aesthetic finalised, our production team turned their attention to meticulously executing the critical crafting phase. Even with detailed measurements, flawlessly aligning multiple Aura Blinds requires tremendous technical skill and precision. We are so commited to delivering a perfect finish every time, that we offer a market leading Five Year Guarantee on all our blinds and shutters

Our installation team, seasoned from numerous Aura blind applications, used their considerable skills to position brackets perfectly on the window expanses. Anthracite fascia bars were cut to exact lengths for each blind, with every component methodically labeled for efficient matching during hanging.

As the Aura Blinds were mounted to the fascia and brackets, the vertical blind drops had to be calibrated to ensure identical alignment of horizontal fabric bands. Thanks to precise measurements and fabrication, very few adjustments were needed during installation.

A Contemporary Masterpiece – Aura Blinds

Upon seeing the completed Aura blind installation, the homeowners were delighted with how the Copenhagen Grey fabric and Anthracite accents enhanced the contemporary environment. The colouration and composition of the blinds added warmth and depth to what could have felt like stoic living spaces.

Not only are the homeowners thoroughly enjoying their perfectly aligned bands of Aura blinds, but our team found great reward in overcoming the challenges of this installation. From design concept to fabrication to hanging, it required tremendous attention to detail. Witnessing crisp, modern blinds tailored exactly for the windows they adorn is tremendously fulfilling. The end result is a contemporary masterpiece now highlighted in our portfolio of Aura blind installations.

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Aura Blinds in a New Build FAQ

What are Aura Blinds?

Aura blinds, sometimes referred to as Day Night Blinds are a modern style of window blind featuring crisp, straight lines and horizontal fabric banding that allows the blind to double as both a daytime light filter and blackout nighttime privacy blind.

Why choose Aura Blinds for a new build home?

Aura Blinds pair beautifully with contemporary, new build home aesthetics. Their sleek style and functionality make them a popular choice to complement modern architectural designs with things like floor-to-ceiling windows.

Can Aura Blinds be motorised?

Absolutely! Many customers opt for motorisation for their new Aura Blinds, for convenient controls at the touch of a button or even vai your smart home assistant. Village Blinds and Shutters is proud to be County Antrims Certified Somfy Motorisation Expert, which means we have the technical know-how to deliver great results.

How are the Aura Blind fabric bands aligned on a wall of windows?

Precisely aligning the aura blind fabric bands from one blind to the next on a large bank of windows requires meticulous measurement, manufacturing, and installation.

What Areas of Northern Ireland can I get Aura Blinds?

At Village Blinds and Shutters, our design consultants cover all of Northern Ireland, with free home appointments to discuss your requirements, talk through your sample options and accurately measure up for your new blinds or shutters.

How do I book a free home appointment?

Booking a free home appointment with Village Blinds and Shutters is quick and easy. You can choose to book online or give us a call on 0800 059 0747

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Your new blinds and shutters all start with a convenient home appointment with one of our friendly design consultants.

1-10 Blinds Appointment

Choose a convenient time slot

Morning – 8:30am-11am
Midday – 11am-3pm
Afternoon – 3pm-5:30pm

(Approx 30 minute appointment)

10+ Blinds Appointment

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Morning – 8:30am-11am
Midday – 11am-3pm
Afternoon – 3pm-5:30pm

(Approx 60 minute appointment)

Shutter Appointment

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Midday – 11am-3pm
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Pergola Appointment

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Midday – 11am-3pm
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Village Blinds and Shutters Home Appointments FAQ

Our design consultant will arrive at the agreed time slot and ask you questions about your requirements and style preferences to help understand your project. They will measure your windows and discuss fabric/material options and provide you with a quotation based on your choices.

Depending on your requirements, a home appointment can take from 30 minutes for 1-10 blinds, to 60 minutes for 10+ blinds or window shutters. Our design consultant will work at your pace and we’re happy to stay longer to talk through your options and provide advice if you’d like.

We would ask ahead of the home appointment that you have arranged clear access to the window areas being measured and that any obstructing furniture or breakables near the windows are removed.

Once the windows are in, plastering has been completed and any tiling or skirting or architrave that might be close to the blinds has been installed. This will allow our design consultant to take accurate measurements.

Usually, our design consultant will be able to provide you with your quotation during your appointment.  Sometimes for some very bespoke projects pricing can take a little longer. If you haven’t heard back within 24 hours, give them a call or email and they will keep you updated.

Our production team work tirelessly to craft every single blind and shutter for our customers individually. Lead in times can vary depending on factors such as material availability and our production schedule. That being said we will always work to get your order as quickly as possible. Ask your design consultant for an up-to-date lead time estimate.

Village Blinds and Shutters offers free home appointment s across Northern Ireland. From Armagh to Whiterocks, Bangor to Strabane and everywhere in between. Why not book your free home appointment today?

Our design consultants strive to arrive for your home appointment within the scheduled timeslot, but unforeseen circumstances may occasionally cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience. If you have any questions about your booking please call out booking hotline on: 080 0059 0747

Our home appointment time slot is designed to enable you to get the most out of your time with our design consultant. It’s your opportunity to get free help and advice about your project from our experts. 

You can choose a convenient time slot from our morning slot, 8:30am-11am),  midday slot, (11am-3pm),  or afternoon slot, (3pm-5:30pm) (3pm-4pm on Fridays).