Pleated blinds have traditionally been a popular choice.
Over the years pleated blinds have been a popular choice here at Blinds by Peter Meyer, with people opting for a blind that neatly tucks away into a flat position on the window frame and when expanded adds a layer of texture to the room due to the pleated nature of the fabric. We have also seen our motorised pleated blinds add that extra element of convenience and safety.
Honeycomb blinds are taking over from Pleated blinds.
In more recent years, we have found that the advances in Cellular blinds such as Honeycomb blinds have taken over the market with over 95% of our customers opting for the more energy efficient Honeycomb blinds. These blinds use the exact same system and aesthetics as the Pleated blinds but offer far more insulating properties, plus the blockout fabrics do not have keyhole light breaking through like the Pleated blinds.
Pleated blinds vs Honeycomb blinds.
On first look, Pleated blinds and Honeycomb blinds appear identical. They have similar-looking fabric, run off the same systems and both can have the appearance of a Roller blind when they are fully extended. However, they have a completely different construction.
Pleated blinds can give you some insulation as with most blinds, due to the presence of a fabric layer sitting over the bare window. You can get a little more if you add additional layers of fabric, such as what you may get with some blockout Pleated blinds. Honeycomb blinds on the other hand, are the more technologically advanced and modern relative to the Pleated blind. Honeycomb blinds were specifically engineered to give people increase insulation. Utilising multiple layers of fabric on the one blind, the Honeycomb blinds is constructed in such a way that it offers supreme energy efficiency. Two or more fabric layers are brought together to create a cell that houses a pocket of air – hence the name Honeycomb blind due to the honeycomb shape that the cell creates. The additional layer of fabric and the cell with the pocket lessens the heat seeping in through the glass windows during the hot Australian Summer and offers protection against heat loss during our crisp Winter.
Due to their more advanced construction, Honeycomb blinds do tend to be a little more expensive initially but customers find this additional cost to be more of an upfront investment – due to the fact that they are far more insulating and therefore have the potential to save more money on energy in the future.
What are the positives and negatives to Pleated blinds?
There are many positives to Pleated blinds such as their ease of use, light filtering ability and capacity to soften a window’s aesthetic. However, Honeycomb blinds have all of the same benefits as Pleated blinds and more. As with Pleated blinds, Honeycomb blinds are not noticeable when the blinds are open, appearing streamlined with the fabric folding back neatly against the window frame. Honeycomb blinds are just as easy to open as our Pleated blinds used to be as they run off the exact same system. Pleated blinds however, do not offer the same insulating properties as mentioned previously. Plus, they have cord holes running down the fabric on both sides causing pinholes of light visible from the inside and outside. Whereas Honeycomb blinds have the cord and cord holes running up inside the fabric, ensuring that there are no visible pinholes of light. This, coupled with the option to get double Honeycomb cells, ensures that Honeycomb blinds offer the absolute epitome of insulation, privacy and light blocking abilities. In addition to this, the extra fabric offers great soundproofing abilities and are therefore particularly good for inner city living
Extensive new Honeycomb blinds range replacing Pleated blinds.
With this in mind, Blinds by Peter Meyer have now phased out our Pleated blinds offering and now offers an extensive range of Simply Cell Honeycomb Cellular blinds. The stunning new range of Honeycomb blinds from Blinds by Peter Meyer includes new Freehanging, Pretentioned and Skylight systems with hand, crank and motorised options to suit all needs. We also have a huge array of new fabrics with 190 stunning options such as bold colours, coordinated prints and matching blockouts and translucents. This massive range of fabrics is a stand-out in the Australian market with an outstanding collection of textures, florals, nature-inspired prints and bright colours seldom seen here in Australia.
Make sure you check out this stunning Honeycomb blinds range today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cellular blinds or otherwise known as Honeycomb blinds are definitely the superior choice. Cellular blinds have the same appearance and run off the same system as Pleated blinds but they are far more insulating and can save you money on your energy bills due to their technologically advanced air cells that prevent warm or cool air from escaping or hot and cold air from entering your home through your windows. They are a great way to keep the ambient temperature of your home exactly what you want it to be.
Your cellular blinds should not be installed in rooms where dampness or steam regularly occurs as Honeycomb Cellular blinds are not completely waterproof.
It is recommended that cellular blinds are not installed in bathrooms or laundries.
A Cellular Shade is another style of a blind. They are certainly very compact and there is no better insulating style of blind or shade on the market than a honeycomb blind.
Good quality Honeycomb blinds are not only good but they are the most energy efficient style of blind on the market.
The honeycomb fabric forms an air pocket which is extremely good at keeping your home insulated against both heat and cold.
There are a lot of good quality honeycomb blinds on the market but make sure you look for quality. There are a lot of imported inferior quality versions on the market which have proven to not last! Germany produced some great quality systems as its most popular window style sold.
Blinds by Peter Meyer sells the most popular honeycomb custom made blinds throughout Germany and has the widest selection of fabric and blind styles on the market including Shaped Blinds, Chain operated blinds, Skylight blinds, motorised blinds, normal free hang blinds and shaped honeycomb blinds.
Honeycomb blinds are definitely worth the investment. With energy prices skyrocketing and weather in Australia becoming more extreme every year, people are looking for a hard-working blind that can help keep your home warm in Winter and cool in Summer. Honeycomb blinds are by far the most insulating and energy efficient blind on the market.
Pleated blinds are less of an investment upfront compared to Honeycomb blinds, however, in the long run, do not have the same ability to save on energy costs that Honeycomb blinds offer you due to their incredible insulating abilities.
No, We certainly wouldn’t recommend allowing an internal blind to get wet!
It’s best to leave the cleaning up to the professional and never leave your blind down in front of an open window.
When closed Cellular Blinds provide complete privacy, even at night time.
Choosing cellular blinds are a popular choice for those wanting especially when their blinds are closed.
Unlike other screen blinds, Cellular Blinds provide total privacy for you and your family.
Blinds by Peter Meyer also offer a sheer range of fabric in our Cellular fabric collection.
The ability to see through Honeycomb blinds is dependent on the fabric you choose.
Blinds by Peter Meyer offers Australia’s largest range of Honeycomb blinds fabrics that include sheer, light filtering, dimout and blockout fabric options. If you opt for a sheer Honeycomb blind, you will have a much greater ability to see through your blinds than the other fabrics. If you choose a darker sheer fabric, this also increases your ability ever more to see outside.
Once again, some fabric probably will perform OK but always refer back to the manufacturer for details on how to clean your specific fabric.
Also, if in doubt, call in the professionals. Someone like Amazing clean has franchises around Australia and will be great at bringing your blinds back to life!
In one word, yes, they really do insulate.
Because of the way cellular blinds are constructed there are small pockets that can hold and trap air, creating a barrier between your house and the glass surface.
When installed correctly, Cellular blinds should fit perfectly inside your window which also contributes to insulation and protection from the sun.
Most certainly, in fact, they are the most efficient blind style on the market for keeping heat out and cold in.
Insulation is the key selling feature of a honeycomb blinds and there are different fabrics out there that will form 2 cells side by side or one inside the other, each forming more a more insulation than the single cell versions.
Honeycomb blinds are a stunning blind that can tuck away and almost look invisible when open or give your room some added texture when closed. Blinds by Peter Meyer have over 190 designer honeycomb fabrics that include on-trend colours, patterns and textures.
Honeycomb blinds work by trapping an air pocket between 2 layers of fabric.
This air pocket forms a barrier against heat and cold transferring through fabric. Basically it slows down the heat loss of heat gain process much more than any other blind style.
This is why honeycomb blinds are known to be the best insulating blinds available on the market.
As there are many different honeycomb fabrics available on the market we always suggest leaving this up to the experts.
The last thing you want to do is damage an expensive fabric or leave a visible watermark. There are plenty of blind cleaning companies out in the market that will be able to clean your blinds safely.
Like any blind style, when looked after properly, you should get many years of life our of your window shade.
Buying a quality honeycomb shade is the key to getting value for money, Buy it once and buy it right.
Always look for a good warranty. Blinds by Peter Meyer offers a 5 year warranty on their Simply Cell + Pleat range of honeycomb and Pleated blinds.
For a specific price estimate, we must take specific measurements and specific material and customisation into mind.
Please contact us to request a quote for the cellular blinds that you are interested in. If you have any questions
Because we build our blinds according to your speciﬁc needs, we don’t take a “one-price-ﬁts-all” approach.
We oﬀer a detailed quote for your custom honeycomb blinds after taking speciﬁc measurements and discerning the materials and customisation you have in mind.
In regards to costs, the Cellular blinds do tend to be more costly but you certainly get what you pay for! There is a lot more material and labour that goes into making a honeycomb blind compared to say a roller blind. They will also save you more on your heating and cooling bills compared to any other blind style.
The best way to clean your cellular blinds would be by using a very light feather duster or the soft brush applicator if you have one on your vacuum cleaner.
Regular dusting will help ensure your blind’s quality and endurance. Never use a wet cloth on your cellular blinds, a damp cloth may be used on heavy-duty fabrics.
There are a few different ways to install cellular Blinds, however, the most advantageous option is to simply install your Cellular Blinds in the window recess.
Mounting on the window frame, on the beading of the window bar, or with bracket holders are other options available to each client.
To remove your Cellular Blinds we recommend discussing the process with us during the installation process.
For any questions regarding installation or removal, please contact us at your own convenience.
Cellular Blinds are made from a soft cloth-like material such as spun lace or bonded polyester are used. Generally all quality Cellular fabrics are 100% polyester.
Our custom made cellular blinds come with a range of material options in order to best suit your home.
Cellular Blinds are a type of indoor window covering that provides a range of benefits.
During both Summer and Winter heat can penetrate glass, cellular blinds can have a dramatic impact on insulating your home.
There is no better performing window blind on the market than a Cellular Blind or Honeycomb blind when it comes to insulation.
Honeycomb blinds are window coverings constructed from soft materials (usually polyester) and intended for indoor use.
They’re often made from one continuous piece of fabric that’s folded and bonded to create unique pleats and cells.
That’s a simple one, it’s just another name for the same style of product group.
Some people call them Honeycomb blinds after the shape the fabric makes when it is lowered down.
The name cellular is also a name that relates to the shape the fabric makes when it’s lowered.
When purchasing your Cellular Blinds, Blinds by Peter Meyer is the perfect place to start looking.
Get in touch with one of our friendly team members by phone on 1800 254 631 or via email at email@example.com
When it comes to which cellular blind is best, that comes down to the customer’s needs and the design of their windows and doors.
We provide a large selection of custom cellular blinds, these options are outlined in our brochures that can be found on our website.