Are performance figures based on real-life conservatories?

No, the performance figures supplied by fabric manufacturers are theoretical and are NOT tested in a conservatory, nor are they tested using the same type of glazing.

This is the true of all fabrics from all manufacturers whoever you buy your blinds from.

We provide genuine expert advice based on many years of empirical evidence of what fabrics are best suited to differeing confditions, which is another reason to only deal with a genuine conservatory blinds specialist, rather than a general retailer or direct sales company.

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Some test figures are based on single glazing, but those based on double-glazing do not account for the type or thickness of glass or even whether the gap is vacuum-sealed or argon filled.

Performance figures are not available for polycarbonate roofs. Because current legislation now stipulates that glazing must be far more energy efficient in respect of heat loss, such test figures may also be out of date and unrepresentative.

The only reliable way to be sure of independently verifiable data is for us to to use the BBSA Shade Specifier, inputting all of the data about your conservatory. Even then, results will be subjective to local conditions. 

Tests are not carried out in a conservatory and so do not account for any part of a conservatory structure, the sealed volume of air being heated or for any level of ventilation. This is why we do not rely on the claimed statistics and simply recommend fabrics based on empirical evidence from our experience.

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The only reliable way to be sure of independently verifiable data is for us to to use the BBSA Shade Specifier, inputting all of the data about your conservatory. Even then, te results will be subjective to local conditions.

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