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Shades and Blinds for Commercial Spaces

Are you better off with blinds, or are window shades the smarter choice for window coverings in your business or home? Many people don’t even know there’s a difference! Direct Shop Fronts can explain everything to help you decide.

Window blinds are structured window treatments featuring slats that can be tilted open or closed, and the blind itself can be raised or lowered. They typically come in materials such as wood, faux wood, aluminium, plastic, and sometimes fabric. They also can be in the vertical or horizontal format.

Window shades are a solid single window covering made from softer textiles and can just be raised or lowered. Popular shade styles include cellular shades, roman shades, and roller shades.

Blinds and window shades will add beauty to your décor in addition to providing light control, privacy, and insulation. Schedule a free consultation with Direct Shop Fronts for design advice and product selection.

The Benefits of Window Shades and Blinds

When it comes to window coverings, both shades and blinds have a number of beneficial uses and features.

Adjustable Light Control

Control how much light you want to enter the room, any time of day. Blinds and shades can easily be adjusted to let in more or less light.


When fully closed, window coverings will provide excellent privacy.


Insulate your rooms with window coverings that have high insulation properties. You can save energy and reduce electric bills.

Infinite Design Choices

The sky is the limit when it comes to the different styles and looks of window coverings, with endless possibilities for materials and fabrics to choose from.


Window coverings come in a wide range of budget-friendly options as well as luxury high-end window treatments.

Why choose Direct Shopfront Ltd?

Our extensive knowledge in quick fit-outs guarantees the creation of a polished and fashionable shopfront to draw in new clients.
Affordable, fair prices for superior service & products.
We complete projects as promised.
24/7 emergency repair service.
A professional team at your disposal from start to finish.

Contact us today for a free quote

Direct ShopFront provide a choice of attractive, practical, and long-lasting entry solutions for the front of your business, such as modern doors that draw attention, fashionable roller shutters for your store, and branded shopfronts in aluminum, timber, or steel.

UK-Based Aluminium Shop Front manufacturers

Our UK-based manufacturing plant has been building high quality shop fronts for the British high street for over 25 years. We are a CHAS Approved Contractor, with work inspected and approved to a British Standard level. From fabrication and powder coating through to installation and glazing, finishing with locks and handles, every step of the process meets the highest standards for insurance and legal peace of mind. Every project is built to specification, and can be customised from start to finish.
Whether you want to choose a specific brand colour for your powder coating, need a certain specification of glass, or want to install matching roller shutters for security – each element is bespoke, high quality, and comes with a price guarantee. We have built an expert team over the course of decades, and now serve the whole of the UK with our high quality aluminium shop fronts from our East London roots.
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