One of the most important things to establish when we’re preparing quotations for commercial blind installations is the fixing height. In this blog, we detail what a fixing height is and why they are so important.
A blind fixing height is a measurement taken from the finished floor level up to the surface where the blind will be fitted. Usually, this height is approximately 2.1 metres, but this can increase to 6 metres and higher in areas such as school halls and high ceiling areas in offices and hospitals.
When we receive a request for quotation, we are often given approximate blind sizes and quantities in order for us to prepare that quote. Although often overlooked, we must know the blind fixing height at this stage. This is because higher fixing heights bring additional costs including the transportation and assembly of high-level access equipment, such as scaffold towers and scissor lifts and blinds at height also take longer for our blind fitters to install. As a result, this has an impact on the quotation we supply.
We will usually advise that commercial blinds in high-level areas should be electrically operated, rather than manually operated. This is because manual operation, such as by chain or crank, would need to drop down to a height that can be easily operated from a standing position on the floor. This would result in long controls that are less aesthetically pleasing and that aren’t as easy to use. They’d also be more prone to breaking due to general wear and tear, which would result in much higher maintenance and repair costs.
Our sales team can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org and will be happy to advise you on the essential information required to prepare a full quotation. They will also advise on the most suitable commercial blinds for your project.