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Why Choose a BBSA-Accredited Blinds Company?

Why Choose a BBSA-Accredited Blinds Company?

Here at Solo Blinds, we’re proud of our accreditation with the BBSA, as it shows our high levels of professionalism and adherence to industry standards.

However, we realise that this may not be something that our customers are fully aware of. That’s why this month, we’re going to explain what the BBSA is and why it benefits you to select a company accredited by them when it comes to blinds for your home or business.

What is the BBSA?

BBSA stands for British Blind and Shutter Association. It is the only national trade association for blinds and shutter companies – including those who make them and those who fit them.

The BBSA counts over 570 members in its ranks, with 104 years of operation. It provides an impartial role in helping to set standards for blinds, shutters and grilles, along with any associated motors and controls. This means that, in order to be a BBSA-accredited company, you have to meet their Code of Practice, which is constantly updated to ensure it is relevant in relation to industry developments.

Why do you need a BBSA-accredited company?

You might already be able to understand the benefits of using a BBSA-accredited blinds company, but here are seven reasons to choose one for your home:

The safety of your children

Nothing is more important than the safety of your children, and any BBSA member has to adhere to the Make It Safe campaign. Funded by members, it means we get regular news and guidance on making window blinds safe for everyone — especially children.

Insured for your peace of mind

To be a BBSA member, you have to be fully insured in relation to the size of your operations and the work you carry out. That gives you peace of mind that you’re working with a company backed by insurance as opposed to more unscrupulous companies.

Trained to uphold health and safety

Health and safety, business training and product-related training are all provided by the BBSA. As members, we’re required to stay up to date with this training, including regular updates, which means you’re getting products and services from a company at the forefront of the industry.

Code of Practice ensures quality

Having a set Code of Practice means that there are high standards set across the board for all members. With this in place, you know that when you choose a BBSA-accredited company, they’re at the top of their game — from the recommendations to the products themselves.

Constant updates keep us relevant

Where other companies might stand still, the consistent updates for the industry from the BBSA means that we’re aware of all the latest products, technology and best practices that develop. There is no one better placed to provide fantastic service and the very best blinds and shutters than someone with the backing of the BBSA.

You get free mediation if anything goes wrong

While it’s highly unlikely that you’ll need to use a mediation service when you work with a BBSA-accredited company – because of all the other points we’ve just highlighted) – it can put your mind at ease knowing there is a free service to fall back on in an emergency.

Accreditation has to be validated every year

As a BBSA-accredited company, we have to reapply every year to maintain this membership. That means we don’t just apply once and rely on it for decades — we’re always working to deliver the best possible service and products for you and your property.

Our commitment to quality and safety is embedded in our membership with the BBSA. This means that no matter where you are in the North East – including Cramlington, Ashington, Morpeth, Blyth or the surrounding areas – you can trust us when it comes to recommending, supplying and fitting blinds for your home or commercial business.

We offer free home visits and a bespoke design service thanks to our incredible team, so why not call today and book your appointment with a Solo Blinds expert?

For expert advice, call our friendly team using the numbers below:

Domestic enquiries 01670 630 108

Commercial enquiries 01670 630 107

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  • A history of quality installations We’ve fitted blinds at Barclays Bank head office and even Wembley Stadium
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