Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Tensioned blackout blinds for museums, Ashmolean Museum

Waverley supplied & installed a special lateral tensioned roller blind to a high level ribbon window measuring 12m long x 1.6m high.

The aim was to provide a comfortable environment for visitors whilst protecting valuable artefacts from harmful UV. The glazing had to be unobstructed when the blind was not in use, this meant the window had to be covered by a single blind.

After the production of a full working prototype, Waverley installed a ShadeTech RDBT-E tensioned blackout blind with a non-blackout screen fabric. The blind is mounted on its’ end at one side of the window. Cords attached to the fabric hem bar are concealed within the side channels and attached to tensioned spring at the other end of the glazing which draw the fabric laterally across the 12m span.

The blind is operated via a wall mounted radio switch. ShadeTech RBL-E roller blinds were installed to other standard windows in the museum.

  • Location: Oxford

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