Roof Lanterns are becoming more and more popular in homes around the UK, and lantern roof blinds have been growing in popularity year by year. A traditional lantern roof is a rectangular or square shape, however we were recently contacted by a customer in Brighton who was looking for something slightly different: this lantern roof was triangular.
The customer had been trying to find a solution for this lantern roof for a long time, and no other company they had seen had been able to help. This is because the triangular lantern roof posed several problems; due to the design of the glazing, it was not possible to fit the blinds next to the glazing itself, but since most lantern roof blind systems are designed around rectangular blinds, other companies were not able to help. Creating a triangular shaped blind that fitted at the base of the lantern roof and could retract away neatly required a certain level of expertise with complex shaped blinds.
At Conservatory Blinds Limited we specialise in offering blinds for unusual shaped glazing, so this project was an interesting challenge for our sales and installation team. With years of experience making and fitting blinds for a wide range of shapes in a conservatory, we knew we’d be able to find a solution to a problem like this.
In this case, we were able to cover the area with just a single blind. Like a normal lantern roof blind, the blind runs horizontally across the base of the lantern roof, rather than having multiple blinds fitted next to the glass. Using a similar frame to our standard lantern roof blinds, the shaped triangular lantern roof blind is able to cover the area with no edge gaps, and is able to retract away neatly when not in use. While the blind itself may look simple, it was actually a deceptively complex blind to both make and fit.
The customer had struggled with controlling light, temperature and privacy. We used the Duette® fabric in the lantern blind to help overcome all these problems:
The customer was experiencing very high temperatures within her room as a result of the roof lantern. For that reason, we installed our Duette® Pleated Blind as its honeycomb structure to help to keep the heat out in the summer months and heat in within the colder months.
Roof Lantern blinds are great for controlling the amount of light in a room throughout the different seasons. This is because the blind can be fully retracted; part extended or fully extended to the customer’s desire.
We left the customer feeling very satisfied with her new blinds, mainly because she spent years trying to find a solution and no other company could help her. At Conservatory Blinds we listened to her requirements and then designed a blind bespoke to her home.
If you have any unusually shaped glazing in your home and are looking for a bespoke blind solution, arrange a quotation with a member of our sales team.