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Victorian Blind Refurbishment on one of the oldest listed shopfronts in London

Posted: 14th November 2017

Foxes Fine Wines & Spirits, Moorgate – Victorian Blind Refurbishment. October 2017

We received an enquiry to restore and refurbish a Victorian style trellis arm blind which was built in to the shop front of a listed building. The blind is very old and was no longer operational and had completely seized up.

Due to the fact the building is one of the oldest listed shop fronts in London, we met with a City of London Officer on site to discuss the details of the work we intended to carry out. The officer granted us permission to proceed and the restoration work could begin.

The trellis arms were covered in layers of paint and needed to be taken apart carefully in order to strip them back properly. Once cleaned the original stainless steel was polished up and the arms were rebuilt, we were really pleased with our work.

AFTER                                                                                                                                                                    BEFORE

Front Rail Before

Refurb AFTER

The front rail was also cleaned and polished to look like new; as you can see from these before (right) and after (left) pictures which really show how Express Sunblinds can effectively restore old Victorian Blinds.

We returned to site to reinstall the blind along with a brand new black acrylic cover. The shop owner was over the moon with the end result and pleased that we were able to bring a piece of history back to its former glory.

Express Sunblinds expands!

Posted: 8th March 2017

Express Sunblinds are pleased to announce that we have had our mezzanine floor installed at our premises in Hoddesdon. This effectively doubles our workspace meaning we can facilitate even more work! 2017 looks set to be busy so this is great news.

We are just finishing the creation of our showroom area on the first floor so customers can come down and visit us, see what we do, and test the quality of our products for themselves! Why not stop by we even have a kettle 😉

Looking forward to selling blinds in 2017.

Express Sunblinds new wesbite has launched


We have lauched our new website as of January 2017 to help showcase what we do in a clearer and more informative way! We hope you like the changes? Further updates and live content to come! Watch this space………….

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