Q : Are we qualified to give advice on window blinds ?
A: Well we think so.
Based on the fact we take our knowledge from, not one , not two, but three
generations of Darcy family window blind makers.
First topic : Child Safety.
Q : Are all blinds sold in Ireland child safe.
A : All blinds manufactured and sold in Ireland are supposed to be child safe.
However in " our view " some window blind companies use manufacturing sources outside of Ireland which do not conform to strict Irish regulations.
Blinds manufactured outside of Ireland are compelled by law to conform to Irish regulations if sold in the republic of Ireland, but this is breached due to irregular importing practices.
Q : Do Tadhg Darcy Blinds fully conform to Irish child safety regulations ?
A : Yes , Tadhg Darcy Blinds conform fully and beyond,
All our products are manufactured to the highest possible standard.
We are proud to say our Irish manufacture is at 82% , All other imported product fully conforms to Irish regulations.
All our staff are fully trained on window blind safety.
We believe that our customers should also be fully aware of window blind child safety risks,
That is why on installation of our blinds we spend a very important 5 mins, Just to make our customers fully aware of the safety measures taken by Tadhg Darcy Blinds to help keep there home safe, the way a child sees and feels their home to be, The Safest Place On Earth.
Second Topic : LOCATION BAMBOOZLING
Third Topic : PVC Wood affect Blinds / Imitation
imitation Wood Blinds Made From PVC.
Q : Are PVC Imitation wood blinds safe and practical in the home.
A : No, Absolutely Not , Based on industry research and findings.
There are many Issues with PVC imitation wood blinds like, health, warping, fading, atmosphere, non environmentally friendly.
A : PVC is a synthetic plastic product containing many toxic chemicals. PVC is used in a multitude of "plastic" products in multiple industries: bottles, medical supplies, toys, food packaging, household products such as shower curtains and blinds, and construction products such as pipes and exterior siding. PVC is one of the most used plastics in the world.
The manufacturing of PVC imitation wood blinds and other PVC products creates massive amounts of toxic byproducts. Greenpeace tested many PVC products, among them PVC imitation wood blinds, which revealed the presence of hydrochloric acid, vinyl chloride, mercury, cadmium, lead and an extremely dangerous carcinogen, dioxin. According to My House is Your House, a consumer education and advocacy organization, these chemicals alone and in conjunction with others may cause a host of medical conditions such as cancer, immune system damage, birth defects, respiratory and neurological damage, organ failures and others. Not only is PVC harmful to the human body, but the environment suffers from the product. PVC accumulates in landfills and continues to contaminate air, water and soil. PVC blinds and other products cannot be recycled due to their high toxicity levels.
One of the leading concerns about PVC imitation wood blinds has been investigated by the United States Consumer Product Safety commission. Lead is used to stabilize the plastic compounds used in the manufacturing of PVC Imitation wood blinds and other PVC products. According to the CPSC, about 25 million blinds are imported each year from countries such as Mexico, Taiwan, China and Indonesia. The investigation determined that PVC imitation type of blinds break down when exposed to heat and sunlight. This slow deterioration of the PVC leads to lead dust forming on the surface of the pvc blinds. Washing the pvc blinds will not remove the contaminates. Children under six years of age are at the highest risk because they often touch or put their mouths onto surfaces directly ingesting the harmful dust particles. Lead is transmitted through breast milk and through the reproductive system. Lead can cause behavioral, developmental and health conditions. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends removing PVC imitation wood blinds from homes with children or pregnant women.
As world PVC imitation wood blind manufacturers feel increasing pressure from consumer and environmental groups to discontinue producing blinds made from PVC, it is up to the consumer to find alternative solutions to installing PVC Imitation wood blinds in windows. Blinds made from natural fibers such as basswood and other woods are available in attractive finishes. Blinds made of other inexpensive plastics not containing the harmful products found in PVC are also sold.
Fabric blinds and safe vinyl roller blinds and natural wood shades were used before the invention of PVC imitation wood blinds and continue to be offered by manufacturers.
Q : Are PVC Imitation Wood Blinds Available At Tadhg Darcy Blinds.
A : We have one PVC blind on display in our Wexford branch, primarily to demonstrate there poor quality and industry concerns.
In some cases our customers will request a PVC imitation wood blinds for a wet room, As a family business we do our utmost not to sell them, we offer alternatives for wet rooms.
To Date Tadhg Darcy Blinds has not sold a PVC Imitation wood blind to and of our customers.
Q : Do PVC imitation Wood Blinds Warp.
A : YES. PVC Imitation wood blinds do warp. PVC Imitation wood blinds cannot be fitted to south facing windows, Sunrooms, or in any direct sunlight.
Fact: Ask any window blind Company to give a guarantee on PVC imitation wood blinds against warping, They will not provide you with a guarantee.
At Tadhg Darcy Blinds we are committed to offering safe products.
We offer Top Quality Basswood real wood blinds at great prices.
Fact : Tadhg Darcy Basswood blinds do not warp.
WE COVER :
Enniscorthy, Wexford, Bunclody, Ferns, Adamstown, Askamore, Ballaghkeen, Ballindaggin, madeira wood,
Ballycarney, Ballyduff, Ballyedmond, Ballyhoge, Ballymurn, Blackwater, Boolavogue, Bree, Camolin, Castledockrell,
Clohamon, Clonroche, Courtnacuddy, New Line road, newtown, Road, Wexford,
Curracloe, Galbally, Glenbrien, Killanne, Kilmuckridge, Kilmyshall, Kiltealy, Marshalstown, Monageer, Monamolin,
Oylegate, Oulart, Poulpeasty, Raheenduff, Rathnure, Screen, The Harrow. Newtown, the Paddocks, Milehouse, Moyne, Shingan, Cherry Orchard, The Orchard, Caim, Kilteely, Bribgemeadow, Ard na Slaine, Crosstown, Cul na Greine, Churchwood, Briar Rose, Hollyfort, Gorey, carrigmacogue park Bree, Meadow Gate, Ard Uisce, Madeira Oaks, Cois Na Sruthan, Coolgarrow, Grange Lough, Rosslare Strand, Whitebrook, Whiterock Hill, Coill Aoibhinn, Newtown Fr Murphy Park, Slaney, slaney park, bohreen Hill, Clonhaston, Blackstoops, Old Dublin Road Enniscorthy, Spencer court, Moran Park, St Adians, Gimont, Road, Greenville,
Mauritiustown, Ashbrook, Shannon enniscorthy,
We also cover Co Wicklow and all of south Dublin areas such as :
South Dublin: Shankill - Carrickmines - Killiney- Dalkey - Cabinteely - Foxrock - Deansgrange - Sallynoggin - Monkstown - Stillorgan - Sandyford - Dundrum - Dún Laoghaire -Blackrock - Booterstown - Donnybrook -Merrion- Booterstown - leopardstown - Goatstown
hawthorn hill, whiterock,