In 1989 – Cliff started selling blinds for conservatory roofs
In 2008 – Ellen took over broadening the range to all types of blinds, curtains, shutters and awnings
In 2017 - Cliff retired but is still there for Ellen and their family
In 2018 - We changed our name from Premier Blinds to WiSER Interiors and Shaded Cube (all external products)
In 2020 - We moved the office to Sevenoaks in Kent. We have now reduced our coverage to mainly Kent, Surrey, Sussex and London - to give you a better service and to keep our costs down
Our Shop-at-Home Service and Aftercare Service are available - just call 01372377112.
As we came to the end of 2023, we paused and took a look back at some of the lovely projects we have enjoyed being involved in.
Roof Daylight Blind – we revisited this lovely hotel in Liphook to replace one of their large roof blinds (4.1m x 5.3m). Vital for darkening the room for conferences and other special events.
Pleated Conservatory Roof Blinds – Was this a conservatory or orangery or garden room? Never mind – the pleated blinds looked fabulous and with a solar control backing, they also made the room comfortable.
Pinoleum Conservatory Blinds – Whether you have a semi-detach or a country pile, our blinds last for years and years. These Pinoleum Conservatory Roof Blinds were 15 years old, but after a bit of maintenance, they work as well as ever.
Roof Roller Blinds – You know you are getting old when you get a call to replace blinds that were installed before the millennium! The motorised roof roller blinds in our Solar R fabric keep this room cool and shaded.
Awnings - It is our privilege to work in some amazing places. As a cricket fan, it gives me a special thrill to spot our awnings at Lord’s whether at a live match in person or on TV.
Every year we get involved in some new build projects with blinds throughout the house. Usually motorised, often in combination with an automation system like Loxone, Lutron, Control4, or Rako. This year we loved seeing all the planning come together on these projects.
Of course, in between all the more unusual projects we are installing roller blinds, skylight blinds, shutters, curtains, roman blinds and much more.
To think ahead to the warmer temperatures. We are excited about some product developments.Firstly, a new skylight blind. This uses a track like a tank down the sides, rather than springs. It offers reliability and is very competitive with all the benefits of temperature gain and shading that our existing range also offers.
Then we have a beautiful new awning model. The Smaila has a rectangular profile, and sits snugly against flat walls. With the extra cover profile it hides all the brackets and removes the gap behind the awning. It also goes just that bit larger than our entry level cassette awning – to a maximum of 5.5m wide by 3m, or you can achieve a 3.5m projection up to 5m wide.
To see these amazing blinds and awnings, and to find out if they are suitable for you just ask.
To start the process just call or contact. We can talk you through your options and provide estimated costs. We can then book you a visit from one of us to show samples, fabrics and provide an accurate quote.
We cover every room, shape and size - with a large selection of swatches and finishes, we are certain our team can help find your perfect match.
After the summer months, bug dirt on metal and wood venetian blinds can be a problem. To clean them, our top tip are wet wipes. Hold the louvre one end and run the wipe along being careful not to snap or bend the slat. For light dusting, close the blind and use an ostrich feather duster. Unfortunately, it is not financial feasible to restring venetian blinds as the carriage and labour will add up to more than replacing them with lovely clean ones. We can also motorise venetian blinds – either just to tilt, or to tilt and lift completely. The tilt only ones are great value so I have ordered one for my study as I'm ashamed at how dirty my wood blind is.
To beat the 2024 price increases. This year hasn’t seen a repeat of the multiple mid-year increase we experienced in 2022, but with inflation staying consistently high across the world, our suppliers will definitely be putting their prices up on the 1st January. So invest now in any of those window shadings you have been considering to keep your costs down.
Somfy have launched a new version of the Tahoma app to update the older boxes. Just download the new version from your preferred app store. The customised settings from your old app will move across.
This is the time of year I really appreciate the simple automation that the hub affords me with my blinds. As the nights get darker earlier, the time the blinds shut varies without even having to think about it. And when the clocks change at the end of the month – again it is taken into consideration. If you haven’t got a Tahoma Hub but do have motorised blinds and would like to automate - £285 free P&P.
We can also retro-fit motors to most roller blinds and then control them via the hub from your phone. Just ask.
Charlotte of Charlotte Williams Design.
Her kitchens are truly personal, tailor-made for you and your lifestyle. Made-to-measure for your home. The handcrafted kitchens are beautiful, but more importantly, Charlotte’s design skills based on an in-depth consultation to find out how you use the space. She factors in what you like and hate about your current kitchen, if you are left-handed, or exactly how you like to do your dishes! Covering Kent, Sussex and Surrey, Charlotte can either just provide the design service and recommend a kitchen to match your budget, or take care of the whole process using luxury, handcrafted joinery to create your dream kitchen.
At the end of summer, you probably have a few dead bugs in your roof blinds, or the spiders are moving in. This is where a vacuum and hair dryer come in handy.
Close the blinds and hold down one side to allow you to blow or vacuum any debris from the top of the blind or from inside the honeycomb fabric. If you notice any marks on the fabric, only use a damp cloth. Then open the blind and vacuum above the shelving. Also check that any solar panels are wiped clean.
Please take care if you use a ladder to do this at height.
To order your shutters to have them installed before Christmas. Whilst shipping has got quicker, the worldwide movement of goods usually means more congestion and delays at this time of year, plus we need to factor in extreme weather.
This year our order cut off date is the 15th September. We will be squeezing in any last-minute technical surveys on the 18th-20th September, but recommend not leaving it until the last minute to avoid disappointment. Air freight will be available probably until the end of October, as will all other blinds and curtains.
As we are currently booking installations into October, now is the time to think about ordering any shading product to have a home you are proud to share with friends and family this Christmas.
Roman blinds and curtains are still incredibly popular for all types of windows and doors. We have a lovely book of fabrics which gives a decent choice, but we can also source most fabrics. This bunny fabric was printed to order for a stylish girl’s bedroom.
Want matching cushions, bolsters, headboards, and bedspreads – just ask. But as motorised shading specialists, we can also retro-fit motorised roman headrails and curtain tracks to upgrade existing blinds and curtains. Then automate them for convenience, privacy and security.
We love working alongside Steve and his team at Diamond Interior Contracts.
Whether it is for simple vertical blinds in a business in Dagenham once they’ve done the glass partitions; metal venetians to a head office in Northiam after decorating and new flooring; or roller blinds, roman blinds and curtains for a quick turnaround as part of a whole refurbishment of a prestigious rental in Mayfair. Their work ethic and quality finish match our own.
The sun has finally emerged from behind those interminable grey clouds and I have had my awning out to shade the decking. It is still going strong after 16 years (a great investment) but needs a little maintenance to keep it in top condition. The metal cassette is powder-coated aluminium so a simple wash with a soft brush and soapy water brings it back to sparkling. The fabric has a bit of dirt on it which can be dislodged with a soft brush. And that’s it!
If you have tried your awning and there is no response, please check the power supply is switched on. Over the winter the plug socket might have been used for something else. Otherwise, check that there is a little LED light showing on your handset which indicates the battery is working. If these are both okay, then call us on 01372377112 for further help.
If you have an old awning which needs recovering or the hem bar is tilting – we can help. We can also replace the existing one with the best of the modern models on the market today. Just like we have at Lords Cricket Ground.
To add shading to roof glazing. As the original conservatory blind company in the South-East, we have added solutions to our range so that we can help to cool and reduce glare on all types of sloping or horizontal glass. Even with solar reflective glass and vents, skylights and orangeries will allow up to 6 times more sun rays in.
This month we’d like to introduce you to Tangent Space.
Mark is an Architectural Technician who specialises in sustainable and thermally efficient buildings. He used Green Oak to create a beautiful bespoke home in which we were pleased to help shade the bedroom. With a wonderful view through the gable-end window, our blinds made sure nothing was obstructed during the day but the light was reduced for sleep.
Long-life Lithium batteries usually last 10-12 months. This often means that when the blind stops working, we forget that it is probably simply time to recharge. We have been labelling our chargers for the last few years, as most of us have many different devices. Keep an eye out for the WiSER sticker.
This March I will have been running the business for 15 years. I am proud to have made it this far, through some interesting times. I am especially pleased to have done it alongside some great people - particularly Sean. He has provided the technical and practical skills to ensure that you get a result he’d be happy to have in his own home. He has been called a perfectionist - but we don’t apologise for this! Together with Effie, Jake and Phillida, Sean and I are now continuing to provide blinds to new and returning customers.
We loved revisiting this large conservatory recently. The motorised Pinoleum Blinds needed an overhaul after withstanding extreme heat and UV rays since 2008, plus a good clean.
For planning your garden to enjoy the summer months. Our Outdoor Collection includes awnings, outdoor pods, verandas and external shades. We are partners of Weinor who have just bought out a new fabric collection. Just call 01372377112 to find out what could be possible in your outdoor space.
This month we’d like to introduce Bathroom + Kitchen Eleven.
As you may deduce from their name, they design, supply and install bathrooms and kitchens in the West London and Surrey area. We have installed shutters, motorised blinds and curtains to compliment many of their beautiful designs. The quality of their workmanship matches our own so it is a pleasure to work alongside them.
If you have a remote control handset, there will be a battery in it. This should last a decade at least. If the little LED light is illuminated when you push a button, then the battery is still functioning. If the light fails to glow, then the battery needs replacing.
This month we’ve been thinking about both the Climate Crisis and Energy-cost Crisis. I don’t think there is anyone who isn’t concerned about both of these issues, but I’m a big believer that everyone doing a little bit will add up to a greater whole. Here at WiSER Interiors, we are passionate about being part of that.
So many of the solutions to sustainable energy saving in your own home are either impractical or extortionately expensive. Our top tip is to carry out a heat loss audit. Imagine you are standing outside your home using a thermal camera.The windows, roof glazing and doors will be the parts that glow brightest even if they are triple glazed. We need to revert to the tricks our Grandparents used - blinds and curtains for insulation.
Our trade association www.bbsa.org.uk is currently conducting scientific research at Salford University to find out the exact insulating ability of different types of blinds. This has required a whole house to be built in a lab which can then be subjected to different weather conditions. We should have the results by Christmas, but early numbers are confirming our expectations. It is quite obvious that layering window dressings provides the most insulation - think boutique hotel with both blinds and curtains at the window.
You have already invested in some kind of window covering with us, so please make sure you are closing blinds and curtains as the nights draw in to reduce heat loss. If you have motorised shades then a WiSER Hub will automate the movement for your convenience.
If your heat loss audit throws up any glazing where you are rapidly losing heat, then please call us to discuss how you can cover that area. You will also enjoy additional benefits of privacy, security, and a reduction in light pollution by covering those windows.
To order for fitting before Christmas. By the end of October it is unlikely that we can order anything to be made for fitting in 2022. This is already true for plantation shutters - shipping from China still hasn’t returned to pre-pandemic speeds and with strikes at Felixstowe port, it continues to be challenging to provide you with definitive delivery times. So if you want to refresh your home for your guests over the Yuletide season, please contact us urgently.
This month we’d like to introduce you to Spiller Electrical.
Jake and his team recently did a great job providing external electrical supply for awnings and a pod. With lights and heaters attached to the awnings, it was important that the electricity draw would not blow the circuit.
This work needs a qualified electrician who can certify their work - and as we never cut corners we got the experts in. If you need an electrician who is incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, neat and reasonable, we definitely recommend Jake.