PINOLEUM ORANGERY BLINDS IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
These stunning pure™ Pinoleum Blinds are installed within a striking timber orangery in Buckinghamshire. The customers use their orangery as a dining room, and as such needed the blinds for a wide variety of reasons; to help reduce the amount of heat build-up in the room, to reduce heat loss on cold days, to limit glare and to protect the furniture from fading to UV exposure.
Moreover, the owners wanted to maintain a very high-quality appearance with a slightly traditional style, but without looking too quaint.
To solve all of these problems, we recommended our pure™ Pinoleum Blinds into both the lantern roof and the sides of the conservatory. The Pinoleum blinds provide a traditional look, while still using the latest in conservatory blinds technology to make the room more comfortable.
When it came to the blinds for the lantern roof, the customers decided to have blinds that were recess fitted right up to the glass, so that they matched the shape of the roof that they liked so much, rather than having one big blind running horizontally across the bottom. The benefits of this style of fitting are that it keeps the extra space the roof lantern provides, while also looking more natural when all the blinds are retracted.
The roof had several openable vents, and we were able to recess fit the blinds inside those vent windows so they can still be used with the blinds.
Notice just how incredibly neat these woven wood roman blinds are, even when they are fully retracted. Unlike other blinds they can be easily moved using an operating rod – not fitted so tight that they can never be realistically operated and will inevitably stretch over time.
Because we specialise in making and fitting these types of shaped blinds, we were able to neatly fit the pinoleum right up to the edges of the frame, even around the central boss, for the neatest possible look.
Notice how these blinds cover so much of the shape that you cannot see any bare glass that isn’t actually covered by the external leadwork around the crown moulding. This level of attention to detail is simply unheard of elsewhere.
Since the orangery is used as a dining room, making sure the blinds were all totally child safe was extremely important. The window blinds were fitted with the child-safe SmartCord® system, that allows the blinds to be easily operated with a cord that retracts away to a safe length.
The headrails are all colour coordinated and are such a superior design innovation that they add to the overall stature of the installation, making it simply ooze quality.
This is a good example of a practical solution, with a pre-eminent design solution that has been executed with great care and which will clearly still be looking good many years from now.