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New Integrated Breakaway Gear Housing…

June 2018

We’re proud to announce the arrival of our new chain breakaway housing for the Professional Roman Blind System.

Designed and manufactured by us to the highest standards the 1:4 gear ratio carries blind weights of up to 3kg and allows for chain lengths up to 60cm from the ground, making this a user-friendly device that is perfect for most situations with no need to drill into the wall.

Through extensive testing and customer feedback, we’ve made the device easy to assemble and when in use easy for customers to put back with a simple click when the guide arrows are aligned.

Available to order with our Made-to-Measure service or as a standalone item, you have the choice of white plastic or six metal coloured chains when you place your order.

As with all our child safety devices, you can rest assured with the knowledge they have been thoroughly tested by the Hallis Team and externally approved by Bureau Veritas.

Click here to download more information and the Child Safety Certificate

Click here to order your Professional Roman Blind System

Click here to order your standalone Integrated Gear Housing Breakaway

NEW Hallis Book 9 Price Guide & WFN …

May 2018

We’re proud to announce the arrival of the WFN magazine & July 2018 Trade Price Guide - we’ll be including these with your orders over the coming days and weeks so look out for your copy!

To make the guide easier to use we’ve made some changes such as, placing the ‘ready reckoner’ quick look-up tables at the front of each product section, adding new products launched since the arrival of Book 9 to the front of each section and updating our order forms with the latest product information.

To view and download a copy of the updated Price Guide from our customer-only area click here

To view a copy of the latest WFN magazine click here

New Trend:
The Textured Triangle …

May 2018

Lucy Shore, Creative Designer at Sunflex offers us insight into the latest trends in the world of interior design - found in the pages of Hallis Book 9!

The trend for geometric patterns has been strong for some time, with stripes and blocks at the forefront. But now the textured triangle is dominating this geometric scene and is regularly featured on the pages of top home fashion magazines.

‘This simple shape can be used so effectively within home interiors,’ said Lucy. ‘It’s all about the triangular motifs being enhanced by surface textures and finishes.’

Universal has the perfect solution for this trend - The Textured Triangle Blind. The design has been created by combining printed textures with triangular shapes which embrace the look and feel of this new trend.

‘Expressive printing techniques really bring the triangle to life and give it a much softer edge, which is easily integrated onto furnishing fabrics,’ Lucy stated.

The look works well with other contemporary Scandi simplistic designs, which are at the height of fashion too. The neutral colour palette of this black-out roller blind, with a hint of blushed pink, creates a fresh look to any room.

To view or buy click here

Step into Spring, with a fresh new collection from ILIV …

May 2018

Step into Spring, with a fresh new collection from ILIV Inspired by walks along sandy coastlines and beachcombing holidays, the new ILIV Sea & Sand collection is a refreshing medley of painterly, fun designs including sailboats, beach huts, colourful ice lollies, sea birds, seahorses and much more.

Available in three eye-catching colourways, Sea & Sand is the perfect collection to add a relaxing seaside feel to any room.

To view the new collection click here

To order your pattern book click here

NEW Silent Gliss Website…

April 2018

We’re proud to share the news that our supply partners Silent Gliss have launched their new contemporary website! The re-designed image-rich site offers easy navigation to images, case studies, detailed product information and the latest developments from Silent Gliss.

To visit the New Silent Gliss website click here

New ILIV Collections …

April 2018

ILIV have just released two new exciting collections for the new season – Nalina and Haworth.

Boasting beautiful globally inspired designs, this rich woven collection gives a fresh look to any room. This hand-crafted collection includes eight textual designs with simple motifs from English oak leaves, to Navajo designs in a choice of nine colours, from soft ivory to rich ruby, for a perfectly harmonious home.

To view the new Nalina collection click here

A collection of on trend woven check designs with a luxurious faux wool finish. This collection comprises of four designs; two traditional checks Heathcliff and Cottlingley; a classical stripe design Haworth and a complementing plain design Clayton, combining a large range of coordinating colours.

To view the new Haworth collection click here

The New Antoinette Collection …

March 2018

We're pleased to announce the launch of our new range of opulent Antoinette tiebacks and trimmings, which are a modern take on the grandeur of the past. Evoking the luxury of Marie-Antoinette’s Palace of Versailles, the new Antoinette Collection offers a choice of nine rich colours, including Silver, Gold, Rouge and Mulberry.

Embellishments are key in this opulent revival and the new collection offers a wide choice of trimming styles, giving you the option to create subtle detail or go for all out luxurious splendor! Adorn cushions, blinds and curtains with a choice of rich cording options, intricate braids, ruches and stunning ball and tassel trims.

Antoinette tiebacks are available in double or single options. Adorned with sumptuous ruches, they have long skirts for added luxury. The matching tieback extenders are dual purpose. Link them together and add to the tieback ropes to increase their embrace or create a stylish knotted rope tieback, perfect for smaller windows. Echo the styling of your scheme with a matching key tassel.

Read more here

To view the Antoinette range and pattern books click here

Hallis Blinds Training Day…

February 2018

On Tuesday 13th February, customers attended a special Hallis Blinds Training Day at The Barns Hotel in Staffordshire.

The aim of the day was to share with customers, insights and best practice when working with or selling our extensive range of blinds. Julie Milner-Williams, Area Field Account Manager and Amanda Maguire, Internal Account Manager for the West Midlands were joined by expert trainers Marc Brown, Product Manager for Blinds and David Lorek, Sales Support at Hallis.

The team provided an overview of the Elite and Professional Roman Blind Systems, including Child Safety and Somfy Motorisation as well as imparting expert advice on the Signature Blind collection, including Venetian, Duette, Visage, Duo, Roller and Vertical Blind Systems. Customers also experienced practical sessions on Laminated Rollers, Perfect Fit, Intu blinds and Motorisation.

Customers were explained the finer details to consider when choosing blinds for different situations and the unique selling points of each type. Everyone also benefitted from the professional experience and tricks of the trade shared to those who were new to the Signature range.

Feedback on the day was extremely positive. Customers agreed that the day had been very beneficial and informative and felt much more confident with their product knowledge.

For details of further Blinds Training Days and other customer training events visit our Training Seminars page.