By Emily Rivers
Last updated 21st August 2023

Cost to fit blinds in 2023

If you're considering installing blinds in your home, you're probably wondering how much they will cost to fit. While it's possible to fit blinds yourself, it can be tricky, and you might not get the finish you want, especially if you need to make cuts.

So how much does it cost to fit blinds using a professional? We'll explain in this guide.

How much do blinds cost to be fitted?

It will cost between £20-£30 per hour to have a professional fit your blinds. How long it will take to fit your blinds will depend on the type of blinds you choose and how many sets of blinds you want to have fitted.

This hourly cost is an average based on the entire UK. You may pay less or more depending on where you live. If you live in London or the south east, expect to pay more than this average, while if you're in the north of England or in Scotland or Wales you may pay less.

Take a look at the table further down the page for our estimated rates for blinds installers in different areas of the UK. We have a huge database of hourly and daily rates for carpenters and blinds professionals and use them to break down costs based on location.

Cost to fit blinds

Types of blinds

There are many different types of blinds – we'll go through some of them and their costs here:

Type of blinds

Average cost for a 61cm x 162cm window blind

Hardwood blinds

£40-£120

Bamboo blinds

£5-£40

Roller blinds

£5-£15

Pleated blinds

£10-£50

Venetian blinds

£30-£80

Electric blinds

£50-£150

Velux/skylight blinds

£30-£100

Vertical blinds

£15-£35

Hardwood blinds installation

Hardwood blinds are a great option for many homes. They look fabulous in many types of property and are good at blocking out light, so are good for bedrooms. Expect to pay between £40-£120 for an average-sized wooden blind.

You can also buy faux wood blinds which are more budget friendly; these cost around £25-£50 each.

Roller blinds installation

Roller blinds are an ideal choice if you want your blinds to be tucked into the window. They're called roller blinds because they have a piece of fabric that rolls down to cover the window. They can be installed within the recess of your window or on the outside.

This type of blind comes in lots of different colours and patterns, so they fit in lots of rooms. You can also buy moisture-resistant roller blinds, making them a great option for kitchens or bathrooms.

Expect to pay between £10-£50 for an average roller blind.

Venetian blinds installation

Venetian blinds have been a popular choice for many years because they're so aesthetically pleasing. They are made up of horizontal slats that you can adjust to let in different amounts of light. You can usually buy them in a wood finish, aluminium and PVC, so are suitable for many different rooms.

Venetian blinds are ideal for allowing in light but still offering you privacy. They're a good budget option as an alternative to shutters.

Generally, Venetian blinds will cost between £30-£80 each.

Vertical blinds installation

Vertical blinds are ideal for large windows or French doors. They are usually made from strips of fabric that hang vertically from the window or door frame.

Again, vertical blinds are great for allowing you to control the amount of light that enters your room, but they're no longer as popular as Venetian or roller blinds.

An average vertical blind will cost between £15-£35.

How much do blinds cost from Hillarys?

Hillarys are a popular brand of made-to-measure blinds. They have been in the market for years, so offer good-quality blinds that should last a long time.

As you'd expect, Hillarys blinds will cost you more than blinds that you pick up ready made from a home or DIY store.

Their blinds start at £50 for a small roller blind, verticals from £55 and Roman blinds from £93. These are their value range prices, so expect to pay more if you want a better finish. Their faux wood blinds start from around £84, while their hardwood and bamboo range will cost more.

Are window blinds cheaper than curtains?

The answer to whether window blinds are cheaper than curtains is: it depends! You could pick up a budget ready-made blind for the same price as a pair of budget curtains. On the other hand, high-quality made-to-measure blinds will cost much more.

But there are also luxury, designer curtains that could cost far more than window blinds. It all depends on the look you're going for.

Do blinds increase home value?

Like any home furnishing, blinds can increase your home's value if they give a good finish and seem well looked-after. Beautiful blinds that really complement the rest of a room's decor will add value, while dirty, broken or badly-fitted blinds may put buyers off and therefore lower the value of your home.

That's why it's important to get a professional to install your blinds for you. Whether you get made-to-measure blinds or ask a professional to install ready-made blinds that you've bought yourself, you'll get a much better finish.

What is the law on blinds in the UK?

In 2014, new regulations for blinds were established in the UK after a series of blinds-related fatalities in children. These are referred to as BS EN 13120, and they apply to every set of blinds sold in the UK, regardless of whether they're installed in a home with children or not.

According to these British Standard regulations, blinds must have no accessible cords. This means that some blinds must be installed with child safety devices and all pull cords must have 150cm distance between the bottom of the cord and the floor. If you have a breakaway device on your blinds, this is reduced to 60cm.

A breakaway device is a safety device that splits the chain from the rail if more than 6kg of weight is applied. This ensures that the cord will fall to the floor if a child gets tangled up in the cord.

Your blinds installer must adhere to these regulations. When you get quotes from carpenters and blinds fitters, make sure you check that they're aware of BS EN 13120.


Estimates for common carpenter & joiner jobs;

Rates for other trades

Fit blinds cost in the UK
Fit blinds cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKFit blinds cost
Fit blinds near Aberdeen£54
Fit blinds near Amber Valley£50
Fit blinds near Angus£54
Fit blinds near Arun£60
Fit blinds near Ashfield£50
Fit blinds near Aylesbury Vale£68
Fit blinds near Barnsley£48
Fit blinds near Basildon£64
Fit blinds near Basingstoke & Deane£68
Fit blinds near Bassetlaw£44
Fit blinds near Bath & North East Somerset£50
Fit blinds near Bedford£66
Fit blinds near Belfast£32
Fit blinds near Birmingham£58
Fit blinds near Blackburn£50
Fit blinds near Blackpool£60
Fit blinds near Bolton£52
Fit blinds near Bournemouth£58
Fit blinds near Bracknell Forest£70
Fit blinds near Bradford£48
Fit blinds near Braintree£60
Fit blinds near Breckland£44
Fit blinds near Bridgend£50
Fit blinds near Brighton£56
Fit blinds near Bristol£50
Fit blinds near Broadland£40
Fit blinds near Broxtowe£50
Fit blinds near Bury£58
Fit blinds near Caerphilly£60
Fit blinds near Calderdale£48
Fit blinds near Cambridge£54
Fit blinds near Canterbury£50
Fit blinds near Cardiff£54
Fit blinds near Carmarthenshire£38
Fit blinds near Charnwood£48
Fit blinds near Chelmsford£62
Fit blinds near Cheltenham£58
Fit blinds near Cherwell£66
Fit blinds near Chester£50
Fit blinds near Colchester£56
Fit blinds near Conway£42
Fit blinds near Coventry£52
Fit blinds near Crewe & Nantwich£52
Fit blinds near Dacorum£66
Fit blinds near Derby£50
Fit blinds near Doncaster£46
Fit blinds near Dover£48
Fit blinds near Dudley£56
Fit blinds near Dumfries & Galloway£38
Fit blinds near Dundee£56
Fit blinds near East Ayrshire£48
Fit blinds near East Devon£46
Fit blinds near East Dunbartonshire£50
Fit blinds near East Hampshire£56
Fit blinds near East Hertfordshire£66
Fit blinds near East Riding£44
Fit blinds near Eastleigh£56
Fit blinds near Edinburgh£54
Fit blinds near Elmbridge£70
Fit blinds near Epping Forest£68
Fit blinds near Erewash£50
Fit blinds near Exeter£46
Fit blinds near Falkirk£50
Fit blinds near Fife£58
Fit blinds near Flintshire£50
Fit blinds near Gateshead£44
Fit blinds near Gedling£48
Fit blinds near Glasgow£50
Fit blinds near Gloucester£56
Fit blinds near Guildford£66
Fit blinds near Gwynedd£40
Fit blinds near Halton£52
Fit blinds near Harrogate£48
Fit blinds near Havant & Waterloo£54
Fit blinds near Highland£50
Fit blinds near Horsham£56
Fit blinds near Huntingdonshire£72
Fit blinds near Ipswich£58
Fit blinds near Isle of Wight£54
Fit blinds near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£44
Fit blinds near Kingston-upon-Hull£42
Fit blinds near Kirklees£48
Fit blinds near Knowsley£52
Fit blinds near Lancaster£48
Fit blinds near Leeds£48
Fit blinds near Leicester£48
Fit blinds near Lisburn£34
Fit blinds near Liverpool£52
Fit blinds near London£70
Fit blinds near Luton£66
Fit blinds near Macclesfield£62
Fit blinds near Maidstone£56
Fit blinds near Manchester£58
Fit blinds near Mid Bedfordshire£64
Fit blinds near Mid Sussex£54
Fit blinds near Middlesbrough£76
Fit blinds near Milton Keynes£62
Fit blinds near Neath Port Talbot£48
Fit blinds near New Forest£56
Fit blinds near Newbury£70
Fit blinds near Newcastle-under-Lyme£52
Fit blinds near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£44
Fit blinds near Newport£54
Fit blinds near North Ayrshire£46
Fit blinds near North East Lincolnshire£46
Fit blinds near North Hertfordshire£66
Fit blinds near North Lanarkshire£50
Fit blinds near North Lincolnshire£42
Fit blinds near North Somerset£50
Fit blinds near North Tyneside£44
Fit blinds near North Wiltshire£54
Fit blinds near Northampton£62
Fit blinds near Norwich£42
Fit blinds near Nottingham£50
Fit blinds near Nuneaton & Bedworth£52
Fit blinds near Oldham£58
Fit blinds near Oxford£66
Fit blinds near Pembrokeshire£44
Fit blinds near Perth & Kinross£66
Fit blinds near Peterborough£76
Fit blinds near Plymouth£44
Fit blinds near Poole£58
Fit blinds near Portsmouth£54
Fit blinds near Preston£56
Fit blinds near Reading£72
Fit blinds near Redcar & Cleveland£62
Fit blinds near Reigate & Banstead£68
Fit blinds near Renfrewshire£50
Fit blinds near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£64
Fit blinds near Rochdale£56
Fit blinds near Rochester-upon-Medway£58
Fit blinds near Rotherham£46
Fit blinds near Salford£58
Fit blinds near Salisbury£56
Fit blinds near Sandwell£58
Fit blinds near Scarborough£54
Fit blinds near Scottish Borders£56
Fit blinds near Sefton£50
Fit blinds near Sevenoaks£62
Fit blinds near Sheffield£46
Fit blinds near Slough£68
Fit blinds near Solihull£56
Fit blinds near South Ayrshire£48
Fit blinds near South Bedfordshire£66
Fit blinds near South Cambridgeshire£58
Fit blinds near South Gloucestershire£50
Fit blinds near South Kesteven£52
Fit blinds near South Lanarkshire£44
Fit blinds near South Oxfordshire£68
Fit blinds near South Somerset£58
Fit blinds near South Tyneside£44
Fit blinds near Southampton£56
Fit blinds near Southend-on-Sea£62
Fit blinds near St Albans£66
Fit blinds near St Helens£52
Fit blinds near Stafford£62
Fit blinds near Stockport£60
Fit blinds near Stockton-on-Tees£74
Fit blinds near Stoke-on-Trent£54
Fit blinds near Stratford-on-Avon£54
Fit blinds near Stroud£54
Fit blinds near Suffolk Coastal£58
Fit blinds near Sunderland£44
Fit blinds near Swale£54
Fit blinds near Swansea£44
Fit blinds near Tameside£58
Fit blinds near Teignbridge£48
Fit blinds near Tendring£56
Fit blinds near Test Valley£56
Fit blinds near Thamesdown£50
Fit blinds near Thanet£46
Fit blinds near The Wrekin£54
Fit blinds near Thurrock£64
Fit blinds near Torbay£48
Fit blinds near Trafford£58
Fit blinds near Vale of Glamorgan£58
Fit blinds near Vale of White Horse£60
Fit blinds near Vale Royal£52
Fit blinds near Wakefield£48
Fit blinds near Walsall£58
Fit blinds near Warrington£54
Fit blinds near Warwick£52
Fit blinds near Waveney£46
Fit blinds near Waverley£64
Fit blinds near Wealden£54
Fit blinds near West Lancashire£54
Fit blinds near West Lothian£52
Fit blinds near West Wiltshire£54
Fit blinds near Wigan£52
Fit blinds near Windsor & Maidenhead£68
Fit blinds near Wirral£52
Fit blinds near Wokingham£70
Fit blinds near Wolverhampton£60
Fit blinds near Wrexham Maelor£52
Fit blinds near Wychavon£52
Fit blinds near Wycombe£72
Fit blinds near York£48