Pangbourne College, Berkshire

Draper blinds with 25 year warranty ideal for student accommodation

Pangbourne College approached Waverley looking for a robust room darkening blinds for their student accommodation refurbishment project. Draper Flexshade XD chain operated roller blinds with a 25-year guarantee give Pangbourne College peace of mind that maintenance costs will be kept to a minimum.

Repairs to blinds are a common challenge for facilities management staff in the education sector. Mis-use by students costs money and time to rectify and blinds that don’t work have a negative effect on the learning environment. The problem can be exemplified in rooms where students are not supervised by staff (i.e. student bedrooms).

At first sight, the Draper blind stands out as something different to a normal roller blind. The square steel brackets are 3mm thick, making them indestructible. The chain mechanism has a unique ball bearing clutch making even the largest blinds smooth to operate. The chain mechanism is located in the bracket rather than the end of the roller tube giving extra stability. A simple clip-on aluminium fascia conceals the brackets and roller tube improving aesthetics.

Waverley manufactured and installed over 341 x Draper roller blinds to bedrooms and common areas using ShadeTech ThetaBlock 20 dim-out fabric. The blinds were installed with fascias to conceal the brackets and reduce light leakage. The control chain was installed with chain retainers to ensure blinds comply with BS EN13120 child safety legislation.

The Draper range of blinds has been produced in the USA for over 100 years. They have stood the test of time and a number of design features allow Draper to confidently guarantee their blind hardware for 25 years. Waverley is the exclusive fabricator and installer of the Draper range of blinds in the UK.

Pangbourne College can look forward to at least 25 years of trouble free window blinds! Draper blinds are an ideal solution for schools wanting to reduce their maintenance costs and provide the optimum level of solar shading.

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