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ECO fabrics - giving recycled yarns a brand new life

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

You don’t need to visit your local Municipal recycling plant, like I did a few years ago, to know how much we throw away. The tour had been organised by our local Chamber of Commerce, who were trying to open the eyes of business to the staggering quantity of rubbish that is generated. With...
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Stop-Motions for export

Sunday, 04 October 2020

New House have been designing and manufacturing yarn-breakage detector systems for the textile industry for over 70 years. Called stop-motions in the textile trade, our first detectors were developed by Harold and John Stanier who were trying to use early nylon in their own production plant....
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Automate for the home

Monday, 22 June 2020

Automate™ is a new name in the UK’s window covering industry and available from New House Textiles. Automate™ is the fastest-growing division of Rollease Acmeda, who in turn are one of the industry’s largest independent engineered component and systems manufacturers. Based in USA and Australia,...
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Blinds for the Smart Home

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Rollease Acmeda has been dedicated to the pursuit of continual design and refinement to become one of the largest, independent engineered component manufacturers in the window furnishing industry. They have just released their latest generation of motor systems. Their new Automate range offers...
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warm winter roller blinds

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

How cozy does this image look, taken in my cottage window with a candle and sorting through the Christmas decorations? The fabric is Dot-to-dot in white-on-white with one of our Glitter egg pulls and matching copper trim. The lurex yarns really catch the light and make them a perfect and cheerful...
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ITMA 2019

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

ITMA is still the World's largest textile machinery show and every four years it moves between cities. This time it was in glamorous Barcelona where we showed our latest stop-motion for the first time.     New House have been manufacturing stop-motions since the 1950's, originally for our...
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Early images from the New House Textiles archives

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Not long ago we came across an old file of images taken between 1918 and the mid 30's by New House's founder, Harold Stanier. It contained images of him learning to fly at Duxford, the Crimea as a bomber pilot and the early days of the Company.   Harold was always a keen photographer and took...
H. Stanier learning to fly an RE8 at duxford 1918Read more
Classic Porsche repaired with a Domicet spring

Saturday, 18 May 2019

It has to be said that most of our spring systems go into roller blinds where they spend their life in someone's home, smoothly taking a blind up and down. Yet there is the odd spring is given a different role in life... Recently we were contacted by the owner of a classic 924 Porsche who was...
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Heavy-duty roller blind clutches

Monday, 11 March 2019

Our collection of high-quality Rollease Acmeda roller blind hardware systems grows again with the addition of Skyline SL20 heavy-duty clutches.  Designed in the USA for a larger than average roller blind, this clutch can haul up to 9.1 kg of blind fabric up-and-down with ease and comfort. It fits...
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Heimtextil 2019

Monday, 14 January 2019

Heimtextil in Frankfurt is Europe's largest interior textile fair and always in the second week of January. This makes it always the first fair of the year and one of the most important and interesting too. Heimtextil is a truly global exhibition with 70,000 visitors from 135 countries seeing...
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Behind the scenes of our new collection

Saturday, 06 October 2018

There's always a story behind every artistic endeavour or design work, so here's a few out-takes from the day we shot our latest roller blind collection. Phil James of shadowplay has been our photographer for years and we were so pleased that he could help, as ever since he started the amazing...
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Wider roller blind fabrics

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Windows in the home and office are definitely getting wider and bigger. Some of this is due to architects specifying more glass in buildings, the growing popularity of bifold doors, and just the realization that the more light we have in our homes the more joyful they are to live in! At New...
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Rollease Acmeda hardware

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

New House are pleased to become the UK distributor of Rollease Acmeda window blind hardware. Rollease Acmeda are a USA/Australian company well known for superb over-engineered precision hardware and are now innovators in automated blind solutions.     Rollease Acmeda clutch systems have...
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Summer sheer fabrics get wider

Saturday, 02 June 2018

The best blinds for summer have got to be sheers and we have just launched a wider version of one of our classics Nimbus as well as two brand new ultra-wide sheers. With window sizes getting larger, the growing popularity of bi-fold garden doors and with architects using floor-to-ceiling...
nimbus sheer roller blind fabric in whiteRead more
Embellishing a blind

Sunday, 25 March 2018

It's always been true that window blinds are often one of the last decorative furnishings added to a room, so are often white or cream to blend in with the other furnishings. There's nothing wrong with this as in fact almost every blind in our houses at New House are white, neutral or...
arco braid and wooden pull on white blindRead more
Yorkshire's Stonehenge

Monday, 08 January 2018

Was walking in the Yorkshire Dales and visited Yorkshire's Stonehenge - the Druid's Temple at Swinton. This circle wasn't built by ancient mysterious ancient Celts, but a man called William Danby (1752 - 1833) who lived in Swinton Hall about a mile away.  He paid a shilling a day to his...
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Restoring an elderly knitting machine

Monday, 04 December 2017

Our textile business was started by my Grandfather Harold Stanier back in 1921 when he bought his first knitting machine. Over the years he produced many sorts of fabrics, but in the 1950's started to make aerospace-grade filtration fabrics. We were still manufacturing them until John Stanier wished...
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Sheila Bownas, designer

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

New House has always had a thing for the cheerful designs of the 1950's and 60's so it was a real treat to visit Harrogate's Mercer Gallery and see their exceptional exhibition of designer Sheila Bownas' work.  I've been in design all my life so must have seen her work, but did not know her name....
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Visit to Almedahls in Sweden

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Ever since the 1990's New House have worked with Almedahls in Sweden to produce many of our roller blind fabrics, homewares or our unique designs.  Based in the small Swedish town of Kinna just 30 minutes from Gothenburg, Almedahls began production in 1846, so are one of the most historic of the...
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Some new banner images

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

New House has had a website since 2001 and this year we split it to make two sites. The one you are reading this on is our B2B trade site, while our retail site is on www.newhousetextiles.co.uk. To make these changes we needed a lot of new images, often in unusual formats that we didn't have...
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