Blinds make practical and pretty additions to the home. As well as turning windows into room features, they also help with privacy and keep draughts at bay in chillier months. Forth Blinds are on hand to find the perfect blind for your home.

Philip O’Brien and Colin Mercer established Forth Blinds in 2015 following a serious factory fire at Sunrite Blinds Ltd where they had both worked. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes the company quickly went from strength to strength. And in only six months the business moved from Colin’s garage to a 600 square foot industrial unit in Prestonpans, where they are now based. In order to accommodate their increasing workload, Forth Blinds now employs two fitters, Jamie and Peter and an administration assistant, Sharon.

Some of the company’s success can be contributed to the buoyant housing economy including both mid-market rental and social housing. However, much of the success is down to the attitude of Phil and Colin, who between them have nearly 40 years’ experience measuring and fitting quality blinds. They have used their expertise to build up a solid reputation for quality workmanship and a very high standard of service always going the extra mile for their customers. Colin explains “With so many working couples out during the day and the increasing on-line competition it’s important we always try to accommodate customer requirements. Hence we never refuse requests for weekend or evening visits”. Quality is so important to the business that they recently became members of The British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA), the only national trade association for companies involved in the supply and fitting of window blinds. The Association takes a leading role to ensure high standards of product, service and fair trading throughout the industry. 

Whether you’re picking blinds for one window or for an entire house, you’ll need to consider window shape and size, how you use the room and the amount of sunlight you want to let in and keep out. And, then there’s the question of Roller, Roman or Vertical? This is where expert advice is essential – bring in someone who can measure your space and run through colour, material and pattern options. 

Forth Blinds offers an efficient free home design visit and quotation so you know exactly what to expect. Colin adds “There is no shape, size, or style of window we haven’t tackled over the years!” They offer a huge selection of Roller, Roman, Vertical, Venetian, Wooden, Perfect Fit, Velux and Conservatory Blinds to suit every taste and meet all budgets. And, what’s more they provide a full blind fitting service with their own professional and friendly fitters who will clean up afterwards and take away all the packaging, making Forth Blinds a blindingly good choice!


showroom open Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm or by special arrangement over the weekend
Unit 16, Mid Road Industrial Estate, Prestonpans EH32 9ER | t: 01875 814817 |