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Fraser James Blinds vs Hillarys Blinds

If you're looking for a company to provide made-to-measure blinds for your home or business, you'll find that there are many UK companies out there. Fraser James Blinds and Hillarys, to name but two. The main difference between them is the quality of their service and the products they offer.

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Fraser James Blinds vs Hillarys Blinds

If you’re looking for a company to provide made-to-measure blinds for your home or business, you’ll find that there are many UK companies out there. Fraser James Blinds and Hillarys, to name but two. The main difference between them is the quality of their service and the products they offer.

At Fraser James Blinds, we’re proud of our high standards and excellent reputation when it comes to providing made-to-measure blinds at affordable prices. 

We operate throughout the Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Coventry, and Northampton areas with fully trained staff who will help you choose from a range of different styles and designs. So you can be sure that your new window coverings will always look good in your home! 

The first Striking Difference Between FJB & Hillarys 

Hillarys sells via a network of approximately 1200 self-employed advisors.

Whereas at Fraser James Blinds, we have a close-knit in-house team based in Leicester. We also have set price lists so whoever visits your home, the price will always be the same.

Which type of blinds do each company offer?  

Fraser James Blinds and Hillarys offer a wide range of blinds, shutters, and awnings. From Venetian Blinds to Wooden Shutters, each company has a wide variety of options for you to choose from!  

The main difference is that at Fraser James Blinds, we offer pergolas

Our Pergolas are absolute showstoppers – creating a unique outdoor space that not just protects from the sun but creates a functional living space all year round.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our pergolas, book your free home visit today and let’s make your outdoor space more usable!  

What’s the price difference?  

At Fraser James Blinds, we are proud to offer honest, upfront prices every single day. The fact we are a family-run business means we can pass on the best prices to our customers immediately and on-going.  

Nationally run companies like Hillarys Blinds tend to have many more overhead costs to consider, which can sometimes reflect in pricing to the customer. However, we think it’s best said by our customers, like this review from Emily Besley:  

“We love our blinds! Originally had a quote from Hillary’s, but Fraser James came in so much cheaper and is obviously just as good quality! Ian did an excellent job fitting! He was a friendly and professional presence, left the place clean and tidy, gave us plenty of after care information and even took our old curtains away with him! I would recommend Fraser James and Ian to everyone” 

Or this one from Rachel: 

“Really good service from measuring/quoting (also the most reasonable quote we got!) down to the fit on the day. They were really responsive and answered any questions to do with the quote. On the day the fitters Tom and Ian were lovely, They were quick and efficient and have done a brilliant job! Would highly recommend. Thank you!”

We believe every home deserves the best possible quality when it comes to blinds, shutters, and awnings. Here at Fraser James Blinds, we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect fit for your home at the best possible price, and that’s why our star rating is 4.9 on Google, compared to Hillarys 3.7-star rating.

In which areas do each company operate?  

Hillarys operate nationwide, covering most major cities and towns across the UK.

Fraser James Blinds is a local, family-run company that supplies and install made-to-measure blinds, curtains, awnings, and shutters. Here are some of the areas we cover: 

If you reside in one of the areas listed above and are interested in our services, why not give us a call? We can organise your free home visit, sample viewing and no-obligation quote right away. 

What’s our story?  

Fraser James Blinds are a family-run business based in Leicester, specialising in the design and installation of made-to-measure blinds. More than anything, we’re passionate about helping families find the perfect blinds to suit their homes and are proud to offer one of the broadest selections of high-quality, British-designed window dressings on the market. 

It wasn’t always this way, though. Starting off in a smaller space with a limited selection of blinds, we used our passion for interior design and knack for customer service to expand our business, move to a larger premises and offer the selection of blinds that you can see today. 

Over the course of our thirteen years of trading, we’ve learnt how to tailor and refine our services to the needs of each customer, ensuring they get exactly what they’re looking for. It’s this keen focus on customer service that really underpins our business, and it’s what sets us apart from your average blinds retailer. 

What are the advantages of using a smaller, more dedicated family-run business?  

Fraser James Blinds are invested in its customers. For the business owners of large national companies, it’s challenging to have a personal interest in each of their customers. The business operation has reached such a large scale that these owners are often disconnected from the day-to-day happenings of their own company. They typically don’t even know the employees responsible for working directly with customers.  

Because of this, it’s difficult for business owners to care about each of their shoppers truly. But, for small family-owned businesses like Fraser James Blinds, their customers mean everything to them.  

The customer service is better. Have you ever tried contacting a larger organisation to express concern about a service or product? Yeah, we’ve been there, too. It can be tough to reach a customer support member via phone. Even when you do, there’s often a lack of communication on how they plan to resolve your situation.  

With family-owned businesses, there are usually fewer company demands taking up time, which allows them to offer quick and easy support on an individual basis. Smaller, family-owned businesses want to guarantee satisfaction. 


When you shop at a family-owned business like Fraser James Blinds, you’re supporting local businesses and keeping money in your community. You also benefit from a more personable approach and a personalised service that you might not always find at larger companies.  

Top quality Blinds, Shutters and Awnings in Leicester, Coventry, Northampton, Nottingham & Derby  

There’s something for everyone here, with various fabrics, designs, finishes and colours, offering quality that off-the-shelf solutions cannot match.   

Our blinds, shutters, and awnings are made from the highest quality materials and components.  

We care deeply about our customers’ experiences, so don’t hesitate to contact Fraser James Blinds today to arrange a free home visit in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Coventry, Northampton, or the surrounding areas. 

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