Thomas Sanderson blinds going strong after 26 years

Thomas Sanderson blinds going strong after 26 years

The company was delighted to be contacted by customers asking if blinds bought in 1991 could be restrung - yes was the answer and the products are set for another 26 years' use

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A couple from Liphook asked for the Thomas Sanderson conservatory blinds in the house they'd bought to be restrung. They decided to get in touch with the manufacturer after finding the warranty left by the previous owner. It was dated March 1991.

Thomas Sanderson has renovated blinds that have been in use since 1991, citing them as proof that not every company believes in built-in obsolescence - some really do pride themselves on making to last.

The story came to light when a couple moved house and found that the blinds left for them in the conservatory needed re-stringing. Instead of throwing them out and buying new, they found the warranty that came with the blinds when they were bought in 1991 and decided to see if Thomas Sanderson would help. It was pleased to do so and recognised that the blinds were some of the first to have been made in its factory.

MD Nigel Campkin says it was 'fantastic to hear this as we pride ourselves on making British handmade blinds and shutters to last the test of time,' although he notes that given the throwaway times we're living in, blinds don't often get the opportunity to show off their longevity.

 
Tracey Hahn-Griffiths did the restringing work in the company's Waterlooville HQ and says she was impressed to see that the colour had held fast and the material itself hadn't frayed.
 
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