We recently fitted our Duette® blinds into a large bespoke timber conservatory in Oxfordshire. We were contacted by the owners earlier in the year, as they were having problems with privacy and glare. They knew they needed blinds to help solve the problem, and were looking for something that would be both discreet and would fit in with the contemporary style of the room.
The task at hand
After speaking with a member of our sales team, we recommended using a Duette® fabric across the entire room. The conservatory contained many different areas of glazing such as:
- A gable roof,
- Bi-folding doors,
- Triangular shaped windows and
- Large windows.
We installed a wide range of different techniques to fit each of the areas perfectly.
The Gable Roof Solution
One of the main problem areas was the gable. They needed a solution that would neatly cover the space while still looking discreet when not in use. Our unique pureaspect™ Gable Blinds were the perfect option, as they were able to cover the entire gable with just two blinds and can retract away neatly. The gable blinds were battery powered so they could be remotely operated without needing mains power.
Our Solution for the Bi-Fold Doors & Triangle Windows
Below the gable blinds were a set of three bi-fold doors. Using our recessed blinds, we were able to neatly fit folding door blinds into each panel of the door. This means that the doors can still be operated while the blinds are still in use, without getting in the way of the doors.
For the triangular shaped window, next to the folding door blinds, we used another pureaspect™ gable blind. This blind extends down below the triangular shape and covers the entire window. This type of blind is free-hanging, so we used the child-safe SmartCord® system to operate the blind.
Our Solution for the Windows
The large window blinds were fitted with a floating rail, which allows the blinds to be operated both from the bottom up and the top down. This gives the customers complete control over where they want their blinds to be, allowing them to adjust their shading to precisely where it needs to be.
One of the most important things for the customers was consistency. We used several different blind types across this conservatory, including battery-powered gable blinds, a free-hanging SmartCord® blind and large tensioned side blinds, and the customers wanted to make sure that all the blinds looked the same across the entire room.
For example, the above photo actually features two different blind types:
But without knowing the exact differences between the two systems, it is hard to tell the difference between the two. We were able to provide this consistency as every single blind we made, regardless of it’s operating mechanism, is made at our own UK-based factory. On each project we can ensure that the same fabric from the exact same dye batch is used throughout. It also means that we can powder-coat all of the components of the blinds to the same colour. So not only does the fabric match each other, they also fit in with the colour of the conservatory frame.
What makes us experts?
We have a vast knowledge of conservatory blinds which shows in our attention to detail across an entire conservatory. We have many years of experience so are able to provide solutions to all areas in a conservatory. In many cases we use technology we have developed for trickier areas of a conservatory. If you’d like to have the same level of quality throughout your conservatory, orangery or extension – arrange a quotation from a member of our sales team.