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What is the maximum window height that a roller blind can cover?

by John James

Floor to ceiling glass is increasingly common in offices and residential apartments and roller blinds that are capable of covering the entire height are favoured by specifiers, interiors designers...

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Considerations when choosing printed blinds

by John James

Advances in printing mean that almost anything can be printed on – including blinds. Printed blinds are an excellent way to promote corporate messages for businesses and create inspiring...

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A cautionary tale of going for ‘cheap’ blinds…

by John James

Because of their relatively low value, blinds are typically not high on the priority list of buying decisions. The following real-life example highlights some of the consequences of putting price as...

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What are the best blinds for gable end windows?

by John James

Gable end windows not only look stunning, they also flood the room with natural daylight at ceiling level giving any space an airy feel. It’s important that any window blind solution used is as...

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How much space do electric motors on blinds need?

by John James

Electric blinds are becoming increasingly popular, especially in offices and high-end residential projects. Within this post, we will cover where the electric motors for blinds are mounted so you can...

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Why is glare from the sun an issue in winter

Why is glare from the sun an issue in winter?

by John James

Although winter is the darkest and coldest season, glare through an office window can be more of a nuisance than in summer. Glare problems persist all year round, but during the winter it’s...

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Fire Retardant Blinds

Why do blind fabrics have different fire retardancy ratings and what do they mean?

by John James

Fire retardancy is an important factor to consider when choosing window blind or curtain fabrics. Recent tragedies such as Grenfell Tower are a reminder of the importance of installing fire retardant...

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Can a white roller blind screen fabric cut out glare?

by John James

In our daily visits to architects and interior designers we’re noticing that white screen fabric is a really popular choice when selecting blind fabrics. This blog explains the pros and cons of...

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How wide can you make a roller blind?

by John James

Roller blinds are the most popular type of window blind especially in schools, offices and high-end residential projects. Modern building design often includes large glazed areas to maximise natural...

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How to use blinds & curtains to help acoustics in offices

by John James

Uncontrolled noise in commercial office interiors can have a negative impact on the productivity and health & well-being of staff. Increased stress levels, inefficiency and discomfort are all...

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Can I totally conceal roof light blinds so they are invisible when not in use?

by John James

Roof light glazing is being used increasingly in offices as well as residential buildings in order to maximise natural daylight. As a result roof light blinds are being used more frequently as...

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Office blinds to cut out heat & glare

Considerations when deciding the best fabric for office blinds

by John James

Whether you are an architect, interior designer or facilities manager it is easy to overlook the huge impact that blinds in offices have on staff productivity and well-being. As companies invest in...

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What is Solar Gain?

What is Solar Gain?

by Richard Webb

Solar gain (also known as solar heat gain) is the increase in temperature in a space, object or structure that results from solar radiation. The sun radiates energy in the form of short wave...

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How wide can you make a roller blind, without fabric joins?

How wide can you make a roller blind, without any fabric joins?

by John James

However neat, fabric joins in roller blind fabrics will always be visible to the discerning eye. As glazing in offices and high-end residential apartments gets bigger in width and height, fabric...

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Important considerations when purchasing blackout blinds for schools and offices

Important considerations when purchasing blackout blinds for schools and offices

by Adrian Hollands

Whilst all blackout blinds look similar at first glance, there is one important feature to look for if you want to ensure your blackout blinds provide adequate room darkening and do not become a...

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