What's The Cost to Install Electric Blinds in 2024? | Checkatrade
Request a quote
Review a Trade

Have you completed a project recently? Let your tradesperson know how they did.

Advice Centre

Get Inspired! Check the latest industry expertise and read insider tips from our vetted tradespeople.

Search For A Trade

We interview and vet all our tradespeople to ensure they meet our high standards.

Join Checkatrade

Join us and benefit from the millions of potential customers who use Checkatrade to find reliable tradespeople.

Advice Centre

Grow your business! Check out top tips and expert advice for boosting your reputation online.

Login To Your Account

Edit your profile, view callback requests and ask for feedback from customers.

Last updated on April 3rd, 2023

Cost to install electric blinds

Electric blinds can make life so much easier. You can say goodbye to reaching and stretching to open and close blinds manually, which can be quite time-consuming in larger homes. 

But what’s the cost to install electric blinds? Read on to find out the average electric blinds fitting cost in the UK.

Electric blinds can make life so much easier. You can say goodbye to reaching and stretching to open and close blinds manually, which can be quite time-consuming in larger homes.

With electric blinds, you can control the opening and closing from anywhere in the house. This is most often done with a remote control, but you can also use a smartphone app or other smart device. Electric blinds can also be surprisingly stylish.

But what’s the cost to install electric blinds? Read on to find out the average electric blinds fitting cost in the UK.

Cost to install electric blinds

Electric conservatory roof blinds cost(1)

The average electric blinds fitting cost depends on a few different factors. These include the brand of electric blind, and there are lots to choose from.

For example – Allusion Blinds, Duo Vision Blinds, Perfect Fit Blinds, Pleated Blinds, Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds, Vertical Blinds and Venetian Blinds. 

The size of the window can also affect the total electric blinds cost, as can your location (as fitting costs can be higher in London compared to the rest of the UK). 

Electric blinds for bifold doors cost

StyleSize of bi-foldUnitCost - high
ConcealedUp to 3.5 metres1 blind£2,750
ConcealedUp to 7 metres2 blinds£3,400
ConcealedUp to 10.5 metres3 blinds£4,950
ConcealedUp to 14 metres4 blinds£6,600

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

The average motorised blinds cost for bifold doors primarily depends on the size. Blinds for 2.5m bifold doors can cost around £2,750, but this can reach up to £6,600 for 14m bifolds.

These prices are just a guide, and factors such as the type of electric blind will also affect the overall cost. You may also pay more for extra features like wireless controls, integration with smart devices and a longer warranty.

See the tradespeople we've checked and recommend for your job

Electric conservatory roof blinds cost

Type of blindSizeAverage cost
Electric roof blind2,000 x 2,000mm£3,200
Electric roof blind3,000 x 3,000mm£3,800

To save you even more time and effort, why not install electric blinds on your conservatory roof? This can stop it from getting too hot in the summer, when the sun’s shining directly in.

The typical electric conservatory blinds cost depends on the type of conservatory you have. For example, lean-to, gable end, Edwardian or Victorian, orangery, lantern roof or even a bespoke structure.

But on average, you can expect to pay £3,200 to £3,800 for an electric roof blind roller system. This will be hardwired, in screen/translucent or blackout fabrics with handheld remote or wall switch. The cost also includes installation and a 5 year motor warranty.

See the tradespeople we've checked and recommend for your job

FAQs/ Key takeaways

Are electric blinds worth it?

Electric blinds are popular because of the time and effort they can save you. In short, they can make life a little easier. They also look contemporary, stylish and attractive in most homes.

Remote control blinds costs are definitely higher than most other types of blinds. However, many people consider the extra expense worth it, as they work so much harder and offer a far greater level of functionality.

How are electric blinds powered?

Electric blinds have a motor, which can be powered either by a special battery or your home mains supply. Battery-powered electric blinds have the advantage of being wireless, which many people prefer.

Can you add a remote control to existing blinds?

It could technically be possible to add a motor to certain kinds of roller blinds, which could add increased functionality. But ideally, it’s recommended to choose specially designed electric blinds, which come with their own remote control or smart device integration.

See the tradespeople we've checked and recommend for your job

Find and book your trade with us and we'll guarantee their work up to £1,000*.

Guaranteed for 12 months. Eligibility and T&Cs apply

Working with professional estimators, we collate cost estimates for the common home improvement and repair jobs in the UK.

All the costs are estimates only. For accurate costs for your particular requirements, you are encouraged to reach out to professional tradespeople to receive a quote for your job.

Our estimators are Chartered Members (MRICS) of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Members of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB). See full disclaimer.

Tell us what you think

Please note, you cannot leave a review, or contact a tradesperson by commenting.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What others think of this article:

No comments yet!

Also in this project

Conservatory blinds cost guide

Inject life into your old conservatory with stylish and visually stunning blinds. Our conservatory blinds cost guide is packed with helpful information and tips....

Read more
Roof lantern blinds cost guide

Roof lanterns have become a popular staple in single storey extensions, but sometimes that wonderful source of additional light flowing into the room needs a bit of controlling – that’s where roof...

Read more
Window blind repair cost guide

Blinds are a great accessory for windows and french doors, but when they break it can be a nightmare. Thankfully, it’s usually cheaper to have blinds repaired than to replace them. In this guide we ...

Read more