John Lewis Sheer Roller Blinds, White
Do not buy - mechanism is faulty
I bought 5 blinds in Oct 2013 & 2 of them no longer work due to a faulty mechanism. I have a feeling the others go the same way soon. It is a disappointing deviation from the usual JL quality.
26 March 2014
exactly what we wanted
we recently purchased these blinds to replace our old ones, we new exactly what we wanted and got that, did not have to cut all of them as some fitted straight away, would recommend this to others
03 March 2014
Nice blind but mechanism doesn't work
The quality and look of blind is exactly what we wanted. Unfortunately the mechanism to pull the blind up or down does not work when the blind is installed, making it quite useless. Happily we didn't need to cut the blind to size so the only time wasted was drilling four holes in the wall...and repacking the blind ready for return!
23 February 2014
Excellent sheer voile blind.
This is exactly what it claims to be, namely a sheer blind. It provides privacy without blocking any daylight... obviously at night it will not provide privacy with lights on but then that's not the purpose of this type of blind and you would close curtains anyway.
I purchased this blind for a front window is rather close to a public footpath and it provided the privacy required without darkening the room.
Therefore if you want a sheer voile effect and don't want to pay for made to measure then this is a great alternative at a fraction of the cost.
05 January 2014
This is a really bad product and very disappointing from the usually excellent JL.
It doesn't provide any privacy as a proper sheer blind should. It is very loose weave and you can see through it. Unfortunately you can't establish this until you have cut it to size and put it up in your window, so you then can't return it.
The edges of the blind are all frayed as well so you have to cut all the loose threads off yourself.
So bad, I will have to buy another one elsewhere as it is not fit for purpose.
30 August 2013
Poor Chain Mechanism
As competent DIYers my husband and I thought it would be quite easy to fit these roller blinds. However, as previous reviewers have commented, the plastic fitting which houses the chain pull cord is rubbish. It took over an hour of fiddling to position the bracket in such a way that the chain would roll both up AND down. We could get it to go one way, but then not the other. Since this is what roller blinds are supposed to do we were disappointed with the product as a whole. Seems to be working at the moment, but not sure how long it will last. If this was being used in a window where we regularly opened and closed the blinds, ie on a daily basis, then we would definitely have returned for a refund. The sheer fabric is quite nice and works well as a privacy blind. But, the manufacturer needs to look at this issue as there seems to be a problem with the metal wall bracket/ chain roller mechanism/plastic fixing and how they all work together.
25 August 2013
Not as good as I had hoped for.
My next door neighbour installed an eye-sore of a privacy screen which was clearly visible from my kitchen window so I decided on a sheer blind to hide the view of it, whilst at the same time allowing maximum light into my kitchen. Once fitted and pulled down, the blind was excellent and obscured the view. However, the plastic fitting which houses the chain mechanism does not work properly and I cannot get the blind to go up. I will not be sending it back as it will be in the down position permanently, but I had hoped to be able to move the blind up when I clean the window. Therefore, sadly, I cannot recommend this blind.
22 July 2013
Chain slides through but blind doesn't move
Put the blind up in bathroom, feeling satisfied with my hard work as it took ages to screw in ( the walls fault not the blind). However when I went to test it the chain just slides through the mechanism at the top, catching and moving the blind as it should only occasionally. Then what happens is the clip that you can use to shorten the chain reaches the mechanism at the top and you have to stand on a chair, hold the blind at the top and free run the chain through the mechanism so the shortening clip is at the bottom again. Very dissatisfied and dreading getting those screws out to return it.
25 February 2013