Elite Roman Blind Kit – Chain or Motorised

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Elite roman blind system, capable of spanning 5 meter extra wide windows and lifting 10kg blinds (when chain operated).

Fully made to measure product.  The kit contents and components supplied can be specified online, in short, this is the ultimate kit for making up your own roman blind, whatever the size.

  • Available in extra wide sizes up to 5m Chain operated or 3.5m Motorised (minimum width for motorised is 47.5cm)
  • Headrail, bottom bars and rods all cut to custom sizes.
  • Supplied with bottom bar, 7 rods (optional)
  • Supplied fully assembled
  • Headrail can be ceiling or wall fixed
  • Max weight 10kg Chain operated
  • Max weight 4.5kg Motorised
  • Roman blind kit & headrail are fully compliant with BS EN 13120, and are fully tested to BS EN 16433 and BS EN 16434 safety standard. When making your own blind additional child safety breakaway devises might be required
  • Kit includes: Extra wide aluminium bottom bar, 7 x 4mm rods, safety warning labels, cord spools (350cm drop), lever-lock brackets and fixings
  • Additional spools can be added if required – additional spools are recommended for heavier weight blinds. This reduces the pressure on each rear cord break away device, allowing the system to lift a heavier blind without the rear cord break away devices giving way
  • Cord breakaway devices can be specified during purchase (optional)
  • Somfy motor with headrail mounted 12V Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery Pack (more options available)
  • Brackets included to attach battery pack to blind headrail

Motorising your roman blind kit

Motorised with the market leading Somfy RTS motors and the latest Lithium Ion battery technology.  You can select from the full range of Somfy control options, including wall switches and remotes.

All Somfy RTS motors work with the Tahoma Home Hub.  You can operate the TaHoma® interface via the internet on a computer, smartphone or tablet.  This allows you to have touch control of curtains, blinds, lights, electrical equipment, heating, garage doors and gates, etc regardless of where you are – in the house, on holiday or at work.

Control multiple devices at once with scenario settings and personalise your TaHoma home automation system with smart programming features that ensure your home always works to your schedule. It’s also compatible with expert partner systems such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Philips Hue, Sonos and Velux and over 100 Somfy RTS & io homecontrol products.

All motorised roman blind kits are made to measure, serviced on a 4 day lead-time. Please note all made to measure products are non returnable.

If you are looking to upgrade your existing roman blind to basic non motorised spec and need something same day despatch, please shop our stock sizes roman blind by clicking here.

As this is a made to measure product, please select the correct details from the specification chart opposite (click to enlarge).  For in between sizes, please refer to the smaller size for the spool quantity.

Fixing Type: universal can be wall or ceiling fixed.

Control Side: right-hand side as standard, but can easily be changed to the left hand side.

Material: metal

Colour: white

Conforms to: Child Safety Legislation BS EN13120:2009 + A1:2014

Next day delivery available subject to stock availability.

Click here to view The Home Of Interiors  Roman Blind Measuring Guide.

If you are upgrading an existing roman blind to a new headrail, or are new to roman blinds, read our blog post on how to attach the roman blind fabric to the headrail, or watch our YouTube video that explains the process.

The type of safety device selected will depend on how you are making up your roman blind.

If you are making the rod pockets from the roman blind material or the lining material then you will need to select the sew on safety devices.

If you are using a roman blind pocket tape then you will need to select the clip on safety devices.

One of the toggles is sewn / clipped on to the last point of the blind for each cord. The cord is threaded through the toggle and left un-knotted, allowing the cord to pull through the toggle if within 6kg of force is applied.

Two of the break away clips are required for each cord. One is sewn / clipped on to the last point of the blind, the other to the penultimate pocket. You may either knot the cord to the bottom clip or for easier adjustment you could have a standard toggle positioned after the bottom clip with the cord knotted after the toggle, to ensure that the toggle and clips do not slide off the cord in the event of a break.

If you select the child safety device option whilst specifying the product online, we will supply two breakaway clips and a standard toggle per cord.  If you prefer to use a different configuration then these devices can be shopped from our range of workroom essentials here.

These systems are sold in their component parts as kits to allow you to specify and make your own roman blinds.  It is ultimately your responsibility to ensure the finished roman blind complies with the legislation using the safety devices correctly.

Choosing the power supply for your electric roman blind

You have several options available to you when selecting your blind power supply:

Mains adaptor
Somfy Mains Plug-In Power Pack is a simple plug-in power pack that provides a dedicated power feed to the motorised blind. The power pack plugs into a standard mains socket outlet, with the supply cable connecting directly with the motor. This solution will require a socket outlet within 3M of the motorised blind.

Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack (standard option)
Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack for a Somfy WireFree powered blind. The rechargeable Li-ion battery pack simply connects to the motor to provide the power supply. Once the battery power expires, simply disconnect from the motor, charge back up and reconnect for continued operation. (NOTE: Battery charger supplied separately.)

Battery pack
Somfy lithium battery pack for WireFree motorised blind. This battery pack comprises of
– a Somfy reloadable battery tube
– 8 x AA lithium batteries
– Supplied with battery tube mounting clips.

Solar pack
The compact Somfy solar panel is designed to fit behind the blind on the inner window pane and continually charge the battery during daylight. The 12V rechargeable battery pack connects to the solar panel with simple plug in connector. The battery supply cable then plugs into the motor to make the power connection complete.
This solar pack comprises of:
– Solar panel
– Somfy reloadable NiMH battery tube
– 10 x AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
– Adhesive strips to secure the solar panel to the inner window pane
– Battery mounting clips.

No Power Supply
Warning: only select this option if you already have a Somfy Power Supply
Your electric blind will not operate if you do not have a power supply connected to the motor.

Revolutionising Home Comfort Control

Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) is Somfy’s exclusive control platform which enables users to adjust motorised interior window coverings and motorised exterior products such as awnings, rolling shutters, pergolas and screens from virtually anywhere.


  • RTS is omnidirectional and travels through walls making controlling motorized products easy. You don’t necessarily have to be in the same room as your motorised product(s), or aim at them in order to operate.
  • No extra wires are needed.
  • Features Somfy’s exclusive “my” function, which allows you to program a preferred product position.
  • You can mix and match controls as you wish.  Use a fixed wall switch or a remote or use both.
  • Provides the ability to change user preferences anytime with simplified programming.
  • RTS allows you to build your home automation system gradually. For example, you can start with a motorised curtain, then add blinds and other accessories later.
  • What’s more, RTS adapts easily to changes in your interior layout, as you can add control points or move them at will.

Control Options

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Wall Switches

The Smoove 1 RTS

makes a stylish statement, while offering all the benefits of a single channel remote. This battery-operated solution is easy to install and doesn’t require an electrician.

  • New timeless look, with interchangeable frames to match any room.
  • Surface-mount avoids cutting into drywall.
  • Completely wireless.
  • Quick and simple installation
  • Includes open, close and stop functions, and programmable ‘my’ button
  • being stationary on a wall provides an ideal way to operate motorised products when entering or exiting a room.
  • Available in seven decorative colour frames.
Smoove Origin 4 RTS

This multi channel wall switch can control multiple RTS products individually and as a group. In addition to the 4 individual channels, you can create temporary groups by selecting a combination of the 4 channels. The relevant led’s are pressed to select a temporary group, then the direction or stop button is pressed to operate the blinds. The command signals are sent consecutively to each channel, with the corresponding channel led blinking during operation.

The three control buttons provide raise, lower and stop control functionality. A favourite position can also be programmed and recalled at the touch of a button (‘my’ button).




Situo hand-held remotes offer convenient and simple operation of every type of motorised application. Single channel remotes can operate one individual product or one group of motorised products.


  • Use the single channel to operate the motorised blinds above your sink.
  • Use the single channel to operate the group of motorised roman blinds in your dining room, to raise and lower them at the same time.



Five channel remotes offer more functionality because they offer an additional
5 channels of control. Each channel can still operate one individual product, such as a single motorised curtain, or one group of motorised products, such as all the motorised blinds on the first floor. With a total of five channels, you can set the preferences that suit your life.


  • Use channel one for your motorised curtain.
  • Use channel two for the motorised roman blind in your living room.
  • Use channel three for the motorised Curtains in your dining room.
  • Use channel four for the motorised roller blinds in the kitchen.
  • Use the fifth channel as a master to activate all of your motorised products.

Telis Chronis RTS combines the functionality of a hand-held control with the convenience of a programmable timer.

  • Quick Set Feature allows you to easily program or change the automatic operation of motorized applications with a brief button press.
  • Schedule one open and one close function per day with the automatic mode.
  • Different scheduled operation available for weekends and weekdays.
  • Offers a manual mode which disables the timed functions and allows you to use it as a remote anytime.
  • Comes factory pre-programmed with default time 7:30am OPEN, 8:00pm CLOSE,so if this schedule suits you, you can start using your timer right away.
  • Can be hand-held or stationary on a wall using the included wall mount clip.

Timer features allow you to really make your motorized products work for you!


  • Schedule your bedroom window coverings to open at 7am during the week and at 8:30am on weekends to enjoy a leisurely morning
    in bed.
  • Or if your have a flexible schedule, use the two different schedules on days that work best for you.
  • Utilise the manual mode at any time to simply open or close your curtains, regardless of set schedules, without losing them.

TaHoma Home Hub

TaHoma® makes running your home more comfortable, more secure and more economical

You can operate the TaHoma® interface via the internet on a computer, smartphone or tablet, allowing you to have touch control of curtains, blinds, lights, electrical equipment, heating, garage doors and gates, etc regardless of where you are – in the house, on holiday or at work.

Control multiple devices at once with scenario settings and personalise your TaHoma home automation system with smart programming features that ensure your home always works to your schedule. It’s also compatible with expert partner systems such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Philips Hue, Sonos and Velux and over 100 Somfy RTS & io homecontrol products.

Product benefits

The TaHoma® Box radically simplifies control in the house
– Easily control your home whether you’re home or away with the TaHoma® interface.
– You customize your smart home, at any time, so you stay in control.

Somfy wireless smart home system, TaHoma compatible with any configuration: newbuild or renovation.
– It is easy to install without major structural work, whatever your project.

Somfy smart home system, TaHoma, adapts as your needs and your budget change.
– You can add new devices to your installation whenever you want.




How does it work?

A simple press of a button on a remote control or wireless wall switch sends out a radio wave signal to move any motorised interior or exterior window coverings with ease. There is no need to point or aim the transmitter because RTS is omnidirectional and operates within a range of up to 65 feet. And just like a garage door opener, the radio waves travel through walls, making control of motorised products easier than ever.


What are channels and groups?

Did you know?

Window coverings powered by Somfy can be integrated with total home control systems. Somfy motors are compatible with third-party home automation systems, allowing the user to access and control their motorized window treatments from their home automation remote, touch-screen, wall panel or smartphone, which also controls lighting, security, HVAC and audio-video equipment.

Please refer to our delivery information page for information on our delivery charges.

Delivery Leadtimes:

Once an order has been placed and processed our customer service team will be in touch via email to advise a dispatch date and send a tracking link if available.  The lead-time information on all products is advised in the product description or product specification tabs on the product pages.  If you’d like us to check stock or advise delivery timings for a specific product please give us a call on 01590 615775 and a member of the team will be delighted to help.

Whilst we will endeavour to fulfil our delivery promises once the goods leave our warehouse we do rely on 3rd parties to fulfil their obligations.  We therefore recommend that a fitter or decorator isn’t booked until the goods are safely in your hands and have been checked for damage and any missing items.  We cannot be held responsible for any fitter or decorator cancellations.

Please refer to our Returns page for information on returning a product.

Prior to ordering!

We hope that you are delighted with your purchase.  To reduce the likelihood of having to return a product, we do recommend paint sample pots, wallpaper and fabric swatches are ordered prior to ordering the full sized items.  We can also send out ring samples, colour toggles or off cuts of curtain poles / tracks to ensure the colour is right before you commit to order.  Please get in touch if we can offer any assistance.  Please email sales@thehomeofinteriors.co.uk or call us on 01590 615775 and a member of the team will be delighted to help.