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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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What is a blackout blind?

What is a blackout blind?

by John James

A popular choice for school or office spaces, a ‘blackout blind’ refers to a blind designed to ‘cut out the light’ and is a term used by architects and facilities managers alike. Within this...

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Waverley support Hertfordshire Scouts work in Swaziland

by Travis Reynolds

Waverley has donated £150 to boy scout William Haslam, who has set himself the task of raising £2,000 to help the Hertfordshire Scouts provide the necessary funding to complete the construction and...

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The Advantages of integral gutters on canopies

The advantages of integral gutters on canopies for projects in schools

by Mark James

As a contractor or facilities manager, you will be aware of the plethora of choice when it comes to external canopies suitable for schools and public buildings. Whilst at first glance most look to be...

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A closer look at different operation methods for roller blinds

What are the operational considerations for roller blinds?

by John James

Roller blinds are the most frequently specified type of window blind on commercial, education and high-end residential projects. Their simple construction with minimal moving parts and the plethora...

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Safety considerations when specifying blinds for your project

by Adrian Hollands

BS EN 13120 legislation relating to looped blind cords in publically accessible areas came into effect in February 20014. Blinds installed in areas where children under the age of 42 months are...

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3 steps to ensure existing blinds in publicly accessible areas comply with BS EN13120

3 steps to ensure existing blinds in publically accessible areas comply with BS EN 13120

by Adrian Hollands

Blinds that are operated by cords or chains which could form a hazardous loop and place a child in danger. Therefore existing blinds that installed after February 2014 into areas where children under...

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What is the law relating to blind cords and child safety in publicly accessible areas?

by Adrian Hollands

When installing blinds into residential or public buildings, including schools and hospitals, the law now specifically addresses the importance of child safety. BS EN 13120 legislates that any new...

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What are the best type of blinds for a school?

by Adrian Hollands

The short answer is – roller blinds are the best blinds for schools. This post will provide a slightly longer answer by exploring the most important considerations when choosing blinds for schools...

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Blinds or curtains? Window furnishing considerations for student accommodation projects.

Blinds or curtains? Window furnishing considerations for student accommodation projects.

by Travis Reynolds

Student accommodation provides its own set of unique challenges when it comes to choosing the best window furnishing solution. Blinds or curtains need to be robust, easy to use, low maintenance at...

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