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Guthrie Douglas

Interior Shading Systems
 
Tess 100

For horizontal, sloping or curved glazing
Minimum width 1.1m
Maximum width 3.0m
Maximum draw 6.5m
Maximum area 16m2
Maximum fabric weight 450g/m2

 
Tess 101

For triangular & trapezoidal atria and openings
Minimum width 1.1m
Maximum width 4.0m
Maximum draw 5.0m
Maximum area 9m2
Maximum fabric weight 450g/m2

 
Tess 120

Side-guided horizontal or vertical system
Minimum width 1.1m
Maximum width 4.2m
Maximum draw 6.5m
Maximum area 18m2
Maximum fabric weight 450g/m2

 
Tess 140

Wire guided horizontal or vertical system
Minimum width 1.1m
Maximum width 4.0m
Maximum draw 6.5m
Maximum area 18m2
Maximum fabric weight 450g/m2

 
Tess 200

For large scale applications up to 18m draw
Minimum width 1.3m
Maximum width 4.0m
Maximum draw 18.0m
Maximum area 60m2
Maximum fabric weight 450g/m2

 
Tess 300

For large windows and curtain walling
Minimum width 1.0m
Maximum width 6.0m
Maximum draw 12.0m
Maximum area 17m2
Maximum fabric weight 450g/m2

 
Exterior Shading Systems
 
Tess 420

Horizontally or vertically mounted
Minimum width 1.1m
Maximum width 4.2m
Maximum draw 6.5m
Maximum area 16m2
Maximum fabric weight 450g/m2

 
Tess 421

For triangular and trapezoidal atria and openings
Minimum width 1.1m
Maximum width 4.0m
Maximum draw 5.0m
Maximum area 9m2
Maximum fabric weight 450g/m2

 





Internal Systems - T25 - T50 - T50W
 
Techtonic internal domestic application is available with 25mm or 50mm aluminium slat, with a 50mm wood slats option for a more fully furnished look in offices, restaurants, boardroom or domestic use.
 
T50 with Aluminium slat, this is the standard blind and the most cost effective, shown here with optional motor.
T25 Normally only used for smaller openings & shapes. Aluminium slat with over 130 colour options available. On a conservatory, we suggest that the correct balance is to use 50mm slat on the larger roof area and 25mm venetian on the windows. Not available in timber slat.
T50W This is a wood slat option which is available only in 50mm slat width. High quality Basswood is used which is sourced from renewable forests in the USA. Basswood is the most suitable wood for manufacturing blinds as it has a very even grain and of all woods, has the least tendency to warp or bend. These features make Basswood the key element of quality wood blinds. Wood is a natural product and has maximum tolerances which are far lower than those of aluminium, (for example, the maximum length of slat which may be used is far shorter than that of aluminium.) Extremely popular in domestic conservatories and with designers, wood gives Techtonic a completely different, beautifully furnished look. An extensive choice of wood colours is available.

Internal Systems - T80 - T88AV
 
T80 This has a heavy duty 80mm aluminium rolled edge slat which could be preferred in larger scale areas. This system is not normally appropriate for domestic use. The blind will reduce light levels down to around 200 Lux and is suited to to areas used for audio-visual slide presentations.
T88AV A heavy duty extruded 88mm section that interlocks when closed. It gives a good degree of dim out for film projection or gallery light level control in addition to providing a fully adjustable sunscreen. With side masking fitted, the blinds can also be fully closed to reduce light levels down to 20 Lux and below.

88mm Slat profile

80mm Slat profile


External Systems - T80X - T88XAV
 

Externally mounted Techtonic NR T80X is the most effective method of reducing solar heat gain through glazed areas, with reductions of between 80% and 90% being achievable.

By using wind baffles and special louvre clips, it has been demonstrated that the external systems can withstand extreme weather conditions.

In large botanical gardens, there is a need to control light as well as temperature and humidity. Use of external Techtonic NR, means that a variety of conditions, such as desert, tropical and temperate, can be accurately monitored and controlled in one building.


Light Control Solutions

In recent years the international requirements for daylight control in museums and galleries have become far more rigorous. Many galleries now need to control light levels down to less than 20 Lux, enabling them to display the widest range of exhibits and to attract prestigious international temporary exhibitions.

Techtonic NR T88XAV with interlocking extruded aluminium louvres and brush seal surrounds has been developed specifically to meet these strict requirements. In addition to providing a fully adjustable sun screen, the blinds can also be fully closed to reduce light levels to 20 Lux and below. The high level of performance achieved by Techtonic has meant that it has been specified for and installed in a large number of this particular type of building.

Accordingly, Techtonic NR 88 is also ideal for lecture halls, schools, operating theatres and multipurpose buildings, such as sports halls and community centres, where significant light exclusion is required. Techtonic NR 80 will also reduce levels down to around 200 Lux and can be suitable for audio-visual slide presentations.


Control Options

Most domestic applications use electric control for convenience although manual controls can be used where the areas covered are not too large or if the roof is not too high. Electric control means that the whole area can be adjusted easily from one switch. Manual options range from a simple lever control, a cord control, or a gearbox which has a detachable handle. The latter option is by far the most popular.

Electrically operated systems have the motor located within the blind area and control can be from a simple manual switch to a complex system linked to the building services.

For galleries, light level control systems allow the louvres to adjust to maintain an even light level within a selected band width. For commercial buildings less complex solar, thermostat or timer controls would usually be specified. Our leaflet, “A Guide to Control Options for electric blinds” describes the options in detail.

Automated control can ensure that the blinds react to external conditions to produce optimum performance. In commercial buildings certain areas may be provided with manual overrides, (local switch), to the automatic system, to cater for the occupants varying lighting or shading requirements.



Fins

Tectrix aluminium fins were designed in the early 1970’s and with consistent improvement over the decades now provide the most robust and functional solution to problems of sunlight penetration. The aesthetics of Tectrix Fins will enhance flat or curved building facades, combining form and function, perfectly suited to the principles of modern day architecture.

Tectrix Fins can be installed in a fixed position or operated in many ways from manual to electric, remote or computer linked to building management systems. Sun sensors and timers are also available.




DayLight Systems - Beauty, comfort and convenience in your interior space

Interior design possibilities abound as you control a moving canvas of light at the touch of a button.

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DayLight© Systems are specifically designed for challenging window treatments at any angle, including skylights and rooms filled with windows. The patented ma
nual and automated shades accommodate most cellular and pleated fabric selections with simple installation and reliable operation. With DayLight© at your fingertips, enhance the profitability of your business by adding versatile design solutions to your product repertoire for the windows your competition ignores.

 

 

For a full technical specification on any of these systems please contact us
via this website or call theblindco.com team on 01293-851010