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Flyscreen Curtain
Flyscreen Curtain
3.4 stars out of 5 based on 80 reviews.

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slightly disappointed -good and bad pointsby Mrs Dobinson

4 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

While visiting the UK I purchased the flyscreen after seeing it at my friends farmhouse. Living on a farm in South Africa I thought it would be great for reducing the flies and Mosquitos. It has served that purpose very well and has also helped keep out a considerable amount of heat on days with temperatures in excess of 40deg C. It was easy install. Sadly the weights do not stand up to my dogs pushing in and out and I find myself re-attaching the weights numerous times daily and this is causing the mesh to deteriorate. Overall an amazing product - just needs "dog proofing"!

Published 15 10 2014

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Disappointedby Lucy A

1 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

We purchased one of these screens years ago for our old house - it was fabulous, we regret leaving it behind when we moved. We spoilt ourselves to a new one this year & have been very disappointed with it, we are constantly having to reattach the weights on the bottom, they just don't hold as tightly as they did on the original, which we never had to touch once it was up. it is a real pain, it is not as though we have young children or pets pushing though it all the time, we don't - so sad as the old one was far superior.

Published 19 08 2014

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Great idea does not withstand more than 3 or 4 walk thoughs!by Tracy

2 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

The idea is fab and the best one we have tried so far, however for the cost I am disappointed. The bottom clips come away every 3 or 4 walk throughs, we have to reattach the clips about 10 times a day sometimes, so disappointing for the cost of it. It is a great idea but does not withstand being used on the back door where we might go in and out frequently at times! It is disappointing and frustrating we keep having to reattach them and the side panel thread is fraying too already after only a month or two of using it, so not going to last beyond the summer. Disappointed really :-(

Published 06 08 2014

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Overpowering chemical smellby Mike Carrington

1 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

As mentioned by other reviewers, the assembly is fiddly, but the worst problem is the strong petroleum smell from the mesh. I left it outside for 2 days before hanging it, but the smell is still as strong. ... and our catflap-savvy cat refuses to go through it.

Published 05 08 2014

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Poor Designby Mrs Henwood

1 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

I am very disappointed with this product, it was terribly difficult to set up, even with two people it took for ever to get the lengths all the same. The bottom bits keep falling off, I have used nearly a whole roll of double sided tape fixing them back on and now, having already replaced one of the sections (we only used 3 for our door width) another has now torn at the top. It is only fit for the bin to be honest. Not worth the money.

Published 14 07 2014

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Disappointedby Mrs White

1 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

I bought this item from a Lakeland shop quite a few weeks ago. The assembly was tricky but we managed it. We are using the curtain on a door from our conservatory into the kitchen. However, ever since we hung the curtain the plastic end pieces are constantly falling off. I have even tried sewing and tying them on to no avail. So now it is hanging there with no plastic ends and we still have flies in the house. I bought this item from Lakeland because their products are usually good quality. I expected this to be the same considering the price. I would not recommend this.

Published 27 06 2014

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untidyby Jan

3 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

bought this for my mother and her puppy, needed help to put it up as rather fiddly however the weights keep falling off and driving us mad also with a dog as they pass through the door the weights come off and the more the weights come off the material starts to fray!!! Concept is brilliant, however needs tweeking at source.

Published 24 06 2014

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Musty smelling fly screenby

1 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

I first ordered screens 4/5yrs ago well used, decided to buy new ones to go across patio doors, 1st order sent back because of musty smell ordered another one exactly the same smell. I ordered two as door is wide, never had this problem with the previous ones. Did hang the first lot but the smell went through the down stairs it really is quite strong. If there was a rating of no stars that would be my rating.

Published 13 06 2014

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Irritating problemby Lynda Watt

3 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

The screen was, indeed, very easy to install and gives good protection. The weights on the bottom, however, keep falling off. We do have a dog and every time he goes out one of them starts to come off. This spoils an otherwise excellent product.

Published 09 06 2014

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Not perfect.by Glynis Connery

1 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

Having read the reviews I decided that I would give this screen a try as everyone has their own opinion. However, sadly, I now agree with the majority of customers who also found this screen tricky to install, (lots of patience required not to mention skill) but also that the weights do fall off continuously, once they go once that is it you are forever putting them back on until there is nothing to attach it to as they material has frayed. In my opinion this product is highly over priced for what it is I have contacted Lakeland and will be returning, lesson learnt.

Published 28 05 2014

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Up with the new and up with the old!by Elspeth

5 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

I treated myself to a new fly screen this year but also recycled my old one. My son has an old caravan and the old fly screen cut down to size is perfect fitted to the inside of the doorframe. Fly free zone mark 2!

Published 07 05 2014

Not quite as I expectedby Sue

3 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

I am a little disappointed with this as I personally found it quite difficult to fit and so I paid a maintenance guy to fit it. Also I do find as you go in and out you have to keep straightening up the flaps which I didn't think I would have to do as I thought the weights would do this.

Published 02 04 2014

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Disappointingby Robert Munro

1 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

Very disappointed. Not only fiddly to hang, but the plastic rod holding it up melted on a hot day and no longer held the nets in place. Will be taking back for a refund.

Published 31 07 2013

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Waste of moneyby Mrs Roberts

1 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

I had high hopes for this but found it very disappointing. First it took my husband 1.5 hours to put up so the description 'easy assembly' fails to mention the long DIY session required. Now that it's up though the weights at the bottom keep falling off the panels. We keep putting them back on but they fall off every other day. To top it all now the panels themselves are falling off so we've only got half of the panels left. Not impressed at all. A very expensive product that doesn't live up to expectations. I'd give it a zero star rating if I could!

Published 12 07 2013

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Flyscreen curtain assemblyby Linda

4 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

We have had a previous version of this product and have found it excellent. The panels started to tear and so we bought a new one. The new version has a different track and carrier. The main problem with the new model is if the track is face-fitted the screw heads bind on the carrier and prevent it from seating. It is necessary to countersink the screw heads which is not easy and requires good DIY skills. The carrier rail for the panels is a better design in that the two sections lock together and no sticky tape is needed but very difficult to separate if you need to adjust the hanging.

Published 28 08 2012

brilliantby Mrs moore

5 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

great product. sorry to hear you are no longer stocking it.Yes the instructions are a little complicated, and its a bit fiddlely to fit. We too needed a bit of glue(two lively dogs). The test was when another exterior door had to be left open. the house was full of flies.this screen stops flies. I would recommend it to every one.

Published 02 08 2012

This review is for an older version of this product

Very difficult to fitby Mrs Gleave

1 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

The screen appears well constructed, however the screws supplied with the carrier rail sit too proud of the rail to permit the curtain holding rail to slot in. This renders the curtain pretty useless. The screws supplied are round-head, they should be flat-head, which would make them sit more flush with the back of the carrier rail. The instructions state that if you wish you could countersink the screws; if you countersink the screws provided, you would be left with virtually nothing of the carrier rail to screw into, so this is not a helpful option. Not a great experience.

Published 25 07 2012

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Wonderfulby L

5 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

We originally had a flyscreen that we purchased at a garden show and after 5 years faithful service we needed a new one. This one is just as good and it really does keep out all wasps/flies/bees and very offensive gnats! We are able to get in and out without any trouble and with our first screen our daughter was only 2 and had no trouble either. Have only had a couple of occassions when we have trodden on a weight accidentally and it was easily fixed and stayed in place. Take down in winter and put back in Spring. Now ordering one for my mum-in-law!

Published 27 06 2012

This review is for an older version of this product

Thin plasticby LEANNE

3 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

Bought this item which had broken brackets so had to be returned. The new one was better although fiddly to put together. Once Up was really good... Until the weather changed, and it melted in the heat of the conservtory causing the pole at the top to warp and the nets dropped to a different length. Now the bottom fixings hit the door in the wind. Disappointing quality for the money.

Published 25 06 2012

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NOT easy to fit flyscreen curtainby Fiona

1 stars out of 5

Flyscreen Curtain

I am very disappointed with this purchase from Lakeland; the first time in many years of shopping with you that I have said this. I had to enlist the help of a handy friend to install this & even he found it awkward to assemble & install. I fact if you have arthritis in your hands as I have, you will need someone to help. Now it is up it still flaps around in the wind, even with the rather ugly weights on the bottom & in fact I have just had a rather large bee in my conservatory today, so it's not really working as it should. Not money well spent in my view

Published 15 05 2012

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