Blinds for Special Shapes
shaped windows are a design feature used increasingly in contemporary
architecture. Growth in the conservatory industry has also created a boost
for special products and new and unusual shapes. The result of more than
a decade of development means that almost any shape of window can now
be fitted. Even awkward shapes can be elegantly shaded with timber or
special shapes can be provided as retractable or non-retractable blinds.
Retractable types have a conventional headrail and operating mechanism.
They have a tilt function and, where the shape allows, they will also
raise and lower. Non-retractable blinds have a fixed rack-arm system and
thus have only a tilt function. Generally, retractable blinds are fitted
to vertical windows and non-retractable types are used for horizontal
and sloping applications. Almost any shape of blind can be motorised to
tilt. Most retractable blinds can also be motorised to raise and lower
motorised systems can be fitted with automatic controls, which can be
solar, time, temperature or (for external installations) wind controlled.
Combinations of two or more control types are also possible. Control systems
are also used to operate two or more blinds from one point.
most applications we recommend 50mm slats. Popular shapes which are available
hexagons and octagons
and triangle tops
half-arches and arch tops
blinds (from 600 to 900 to the horizontal)
blinds are available with 50mm and 90mm slats in aluminium and 50mm in
wood. More robust 80mm louvres are available for internal and external
arches and circles
is not possible to show all options on this website. For any size or shape
not mentioned here, please contact
us and we will be pleased to offer advice and recommendations.
Sunshield non-retractable louvre blind system has been designed for internal
or external installation and is particularly suitable for horizontal,
sloping or unusually-shaped glazed areas. The fully-adjustable louvres,
made from aluminium or wood, reduce solar heat gain, control glare, allow
outward vision yet at the same time ensure best use of natural light.
Extruded sections in mill finish, polyester powder coatings or anodised
aluminium, plus nylon components, make Sunshield a cost-effective, low-maintenance
sunshading method. Blade widths are from 50mm, 80mm and 88mm. They are
supplied in a wide range of colours and can be used not only for conservatories
and other domestic installations, but also for many commercial applications
such as atria in large public buildings. By adding Autoshade controls,
Sunshield may be used in museums, art galleries, libraries, botanical
gardens and other locations where precise light level control is important.
In many large botanical garden applications, there is a need not only
to control light, but also temperature and humidity. The Sunshield 80
and 88 systems enable a number of different environments, such as deserts,
tropical or temperate zones to be accurately monitored and controlled
in one building.
extra benefit is the creation of a trapped air layer when the blinds
are closed, which helps to reduce overnight heat loss in cold weather.