Our recent large extension included a first-floor master bedroom with floor to apex curtain walling overlooking the garden. We hadn’t given too much thought on how to dress the window but soon realised we needed something to stop us being woken at sunrise!
We searched far and wide for a solution and discovered Avanti Shaped Blinds and their web site had examples of blinds for apex windows. David responded very quickly to our initial approach and provided quotes for various options. We decided on solar powered shutters in Anthracite to match the curtain walling and are delighted with the results.
David also provided large powered roller blinds to the ground floor folding door sets at a higher quality and similar price than ones we had bought previously for the original house.
The service received from David and the team was first class and I would highly recommend Avanti Blinds.
Graham Marshall, Lincolnshire.
We are simply thrilled with the work done by David on our Gothic arches. When we purchased a new home in a conservation area we thought it would be a simple job to get custom shutters for our gothic arches. This would suit the area and capture the arches without hiding them under curtains. After contacting two major UK brands - who advertise that they can do any arch and having home visits by both we were told that it couldnt be done - gothic arches were a no-no. One went so far as to say "if we cant do it no one can." They offered other solutions but nothing that would shape/frame the arch. Further research and more companies "we've never met an arch we couldnt cover" - well they have now. This led us to look for other solutions such as specialised curtain poles and pinterest was scoured for solutions. Eventually by pure chance we found Avanti Shaped Blinds. The website made similar promises as previous companies, but the examples of the work and testimonials actually made us think they might be able to do it. We contacted David by email and provided him with photos and dimensions. He was promptly in contact with guideline pricing and gave us the fantastic news that pending a site visit it could be done. From then on we were in safe hands. David provided clear professional advice and costings. The precision with which he conducted the site visit was incomparable to the rough guesses/half-baked solutions provided by the other companies. David actually took the time to look at the walls and noted all the particular issues there might be for installation. The benefit of having the site visit done by the person who would actually install - rather than a sales person. We were so impressed we also asked him to do another simple window to match. He kept us up to date on the progress of our order and when it came to install the process was simple (for us!) and stress free. They look superb inside and out. We are sure they have added value to our home. He left our home cleaner than when he arrived! We would not hesitate to recommend David and Avanti Shaped.
Catharine & Steve Dunn, Easenhall, Warwickshire
We had to find something that would let us control the light without wrecking the beauty of our huge arched windows. Avanti Shaped Blinds did just that. The bottom part of the windows have blinds that function in the normal way whilst the top arched section can be feathered to give more or less light. We were impressed with David Rigby from the start. His expertise, breadth of knowledge and ability to understand what was important to us was instantly encouraging. The surveying visit was a real eye-opener. The work was meticulous, painstaking and as proved by the final product, very accurate. He advised us throughout the selection process, and we ended up with a product that we are delighted with. We wanted something understated and went for white, light and thin blinds. These enhanced our windows rather than detracting from their character. David was a joy to deal with. He was quiet, skilful, professional, personable, and respectful of our home. We’d certainly have no hesitation in recommending him to others. An exemplary job!
Mike & Christine Davies, Todmorden.
When extending our bungalow we installed a large apex window on the new master bedroom, which is also south facing. We had been unprepared at how difficult it would be to find a company that would be able to provide made to measure shaped blinds. We approached a few companies for ideas and prices and found that David from Avanti Shaped Blinds was personable with great experience and product knowledge. David recommended shutters for their style, durability and because they could provide a range of light (and with this) temperature control.
The shutters were fitted on schedule and David and Ian were professional and friendly. We could not be more pleased with the shutters from Avanti Shaped blinds. They are exceptional quality, controlling the light, temperature and providing privacy whilst enhancing the aesthetics of the window and building.
Professional, reliable, knowledgeable and excellent value. Needless to say we would not hesitate to recommend Avanti and would definitely use them again.
Dave & Clare Ross, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire
We have recently moved into a house in the Yorkshire Dales and wanted arched blinds/shutters for a statement window at the top of the stairs. The house is old, with no two walls the same and sloping in all directions! Having contacted Avanti Shaped Blinds online, for help and advice, we were immediately impressed with the prompt and outstanding service provided by David. Nothing was a problem, not even the distance, and the shutter was truly made-to-measure - and it looks stunning!! We can’t thank David enough for all his time, for his professional service, for a brilliant install - which he came to do for us Christmas week - and for the extremely high quality of the product.
Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company.
Gail & Glenn, Swaledale
After sending an online request for help, David was on the case, his reply was fast and the service was outstanding and living approximately 150 miles away, distance was not an object. It was a pleasure to have Avanti design fit our blinds, and I would recommend them highly. It is nice to find a team who are professional, reliable and deliver a wonderful job.You made our kitchen complete!
Karen Sutherland, Newcastle
Our new build home has a number of gables in double height rooms. Trying to find a company that could supply blinds that would look good, provide effective shade and work with these awkward angles proved difficult. No one seemed able to meet our needs until we discovered Avanti blinds. And this was after a global search. We have been impressed with every aspect of this company from personal service, attention to detail and the quality of both product and installation. They have also provided blinds for conventional shaped windows. I would not hesitate in using them again or recommending them to anyone who wants an excellent product and service at a competitive price.
Mike Clements - Alnmouth, Northumberland
Your professionalism is second to none. The advice you gave me in helping with my selection of which shutter was best for my room was excellent. You kept me up to date with expected delivery and fitting dates including informing me when they had arrived with you. As for the fitting, it appeared effortless for you to fit. The cleanliness of the fitting was fantastic, which is always a worry on a newly decorated room, what mess was made when the packaging was opened was cleaned up by yourself leaving the rooms as if you hadn’t even been. The finished product is brilliant.
Ian Brayshaw, Garstang
I found David to be a very honest, knowledgable and easy person to deal with. The blinds he installed were of a very high quality and both my client and I are very happy with the blinds.
Jon Pilling, Cambridge
I was very pleased with the service that I received from David at Avanti Blinds. He arranged an appointment, arrived on time and helped me to decide what would suit my needs best. The blind was ready and fitted on time and David completed the work himself (and he was very tidy!). I am extremely pleased with both the blind and the service that I received. I would highly recommend Avanti Blinds.
Claire Jones, Preston, Lancashire
We now have our whole house fitted with blinds from Avanti and we are very happy with everything, the quality, service and price are all first class! We have the wooden venetian blinds in every room apart from the conservatory where we have the Cellular blinds and they all look beautiful. The price is also very reasonable and David as always does a first class job on the installation, he really is a perfectionist! David is very professional, reliable and not at all pushy. I would have no hesitation what so ever is recommending him if you are considering having blinds fitted.
Julie Adams and Linda Douglas, Preston
We found David to be both friendly and very professional throughout the organisation and installation of our shutters. Very clean and tidy, you wouldn’t know he was there or had been there. We love our shutters as it makes the rooms look brighter and gives the illusion of more space. Would highly recommend.
Thelma Shaw, Preston
We are so pleased with the shutters that David fitted in our daughter's bathroom and son's bedroom. No heavy sales tactics just excellent service at a reasonable price.
Peter and Alison Pearson, Barton, Preston
David Rigby, pleasure to have him work on our house – on time and on price. The shutters fit perfectly and have transformed the atrium for us from a space into a 'living space'.
Mark and Lorraine Giblin, Preston
We’ve had two sets of shutters from David at Avanti Shaped Blinds, in the kitchen and most recently the bedroom. We also have a selection of blinds in most other windows of the house courtesy of Avanti Shaped Blinds, dressing the windows perfectly. The bedroom shutters were ordered pre lockdown, but David was swift to return as soon as ‘allowed’ to complete the job, and the results were worth waiting for. Communication throughout has been impeccable, and due to David’s eye for detail and a precision finish on a fabulous product we couldn’t recommend Avanti Shaped Blinds highly enough.
Jenny Nugent, Preston