Monthly Archives: March 2014

28 
Mar

Integral Blind Colours

Sunshade Integral Blind Colours

Click on the image to see the colours that Sunshade Integral Blinds can have.

 

In order to cater for the widest range of tastes and aesthetics Sunshade Blind Systems can supply integral Venetian blinds in a palette of fourteen integral blind colours – this is nearly double the range available from other integral blind suppliers.  The colour range is designed to complement users’ lives by blending in with the contemporary modern styles and colour schemes available today in sealed window blinds.

 

Intending to cater for aluminium, wooden and PVCu systems in domestic and commercial applications you can be sure that almost any window and door system colour can be matched or complemented by the Sunshade Integral Blind Colours range.

 

Extending from White through the pastel colours of Cream and Oyster White the colour range can complement all aluminium systems with Sky and the Greys (Light, Stone and Dark) and Black. Sunshade is unique as it is the only UK supplier of Black integral Venetian blinds. No other blind system can currently supply a black integral blind.

 

To add a touch of class and the exotic the blind can even be specified in Gold!

 

To complement the increasing popularity of wooden windows and doors Sunshade’s blinds can now be specified in a light or dark Woodgrain effect print. These cater for Oak or Mahogany products.

If you want to find out more about our Integral Blind Colours call us on 0800 310 12 22 or use our contact form.

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Published Date: 28th March 2014
Category: Integral Blinds
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21 
Mar

Industry Leading Quality Standards

Industry Leading Quality StandardsWhen light shines directly into your room it can produce uncomfortable glare, particularly in the summer months.  Sunshade integral Venetian blinds are a great way to filter the light and our Venetian blinds have adjustable louvres that tilt to give you greater control, providing the perfect solution.  Sleek and simple Sunshade integrated Venetian blinds filter light coming into your room beautifully, offering a great way to play with shade and colour using  Industry Leading Quality Standards.

Our reputation rests on every blind we make.  And we want you to be completely satisfied with everything we do for you. We know how much care and attention has gone into each and every one, that why we’re happy to offer a full guarantee.

Renowned for our stringent testing, Sunshade sets the quality standards within the window blinds industry. No other manufacturer performs more tests and checks to ensure their products will withstand the demands of every day use, year in, year out.

A conservatory is a wonderful addition to a home, providing much needed space and a place to get away from it all. Add our made-to-measure Sunshade integral Venetian blinds in the windows and doors and the results will be distinctive and desirable, with practical benefits too including control over light, shade and temperature, as well as being dust and dirt proof.

Bathroom windows are generally small but provide an opportunity to add colour and character.  Blinds you choose for your bathroom need to be hardwearing and practical enough to ensure they won’t warp under the moist and steamy conditions. Our range of Sunshade integral Venetian blinds are the perfect choice, thanks to being entirely contained within the sealed units the blinds are totally impervious to water, dust and damage, and they look great.

The living room is an important room of the home for family and friends to gather and relax that’s a real reflection of your style. When it comes to choosing a window dressing, there are so many options.  Are you traditional or contemporary? Is privacy an issue?  How big is your window and how much natural light does it allow in?  Sunshade integral Venetian blinds are the ideal way to filter light into your room while maintaining your privacy.  Elegant contemporary style

An important part of the home for encouraging families to communicate more, the dining room can also double up as a study, providing plenty of space to get homework done and the perfect spot for a laptop.  For the windows you need a versatile option that can easily create an intimate atmosphere for a romantic meal or a light and airy space for studying.

Elegant integral Venetian blinds are timeless, and suit all types of homes and styles. They’re perfect for windows and doors, enhancing rather than covering up the views. With a range of fourteen colours, including Woodgrain prints to blend in with other wood in the room, you have plenty of choice for a fresh look or to lighten up the overall mood.

This most practical room of the home also acts as our own personal retreat – a place to relax and get away from it all, that should always feel light and airy and that needs to offer just the right level of privacy, so sealed unit blinds are a great solution.

As well as exposing our materials to extremes of temperature, we also check for resistance to fading. It’s not just the fabrics that need to be checked, the components are put through their paces too. And just as important is ensuring the manufacturing method is sound, with intensive trials to fine tune the process for a beautiful end result, guaranteed to stand the test of time.

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Published Date: 21st March 2014
Category: Integral Blinds


 

14 
Mar

Integral Venetian Blinds

Integral Venetian BlindsWith Sunshade integral Venetian blinds there are no old fashioned cords or wands for controls. Our blinds have hand controlled powerful permanent magnets running either side of the sealed unit. The magnets are discrete and unobtrusive, are smooth to operate and never wear out. They give a contemporary and stylish look to integral Venetian blinds that tilt and turn, as well as raise and lower.

 

Sunshade integral Venetian blinds come in fourteen colours, that’s almost twice the colour range of other integral blinds manufacturers. Whilst many people have their Sunshade integral Venetian blinds colour co-ordinated so that the slats match the cassettes, it is possible to have both the blinds and the cassettes in any of the in any of the fourteen colours available so there are 371 combinations of colours available.

 

Sunshade integral Venetian blinds use St Gobain Planitherm Total +

 

Using St Gobain Planitherm Total + as a standard low emissivity coating in sealed units containing the Sunshade integral Venetian blinds gives less tinting and clearer vision. The Planitherm coating is more thermally efficient than many alternatives which leads to greater heat retention and thus lower heating bills. As the inner glass surface is warmer there is less (or no) condensation and less chance of a ‘haze’ as with other coatings. Best of all, it is specifically designed for Window Energy Ratings (WERs)and makes ‘A’ ratings more easily achievable.

 

Advantages

 

There are many advantages of the Sunshade integral Venetian blinds over competitors. With no wands or cords the Sunshade blinds pose less risk to children and pets, have a more aesthetic and contemporary look and have no cords to wear or get dirty and frayed.

 

If an integral (or interstitial) Venetian blind is required in black, there is only one manufacturer in the UK who can supply it – Sunshade Blind Systems. No other UK manufacturer can supply a black cassette with black slats in an integral Venetian blind.

 

The supply chain stretching across Europe and beyond means the delivery time for an integral Venetian blind is normally four to six weeks. However with Sunshade integral Venetian blinds a standard delivery of four weeks is normal. This means installations take place quicker and job completion is sooner; advantages to the installer and the end user.

 

BSI Accreditation

 

Sunshade Blind Systems has BSI accreditation BSEN1279 pt3 which denotes excellence in the manufacture of flat double glazing units and the ongoing assessment and testing assures customers of Sunshade’s commitment to providing quality products.

 

An extremely motivated workforce on the manufacturing floor coupled with dedicated Sales and Technical staff mean that Sunshade Blind Systems is always ready and able to meet all customers’ glass and integral Venetian blind requirements.

 

Sunshade integral Venetian blinds are assembled and permanently sealed within the double glazing cavity. Once sealed in this totally dust-free environment, the blinds require no cleaning, always appears new and are protected from damage. Blinds are available in Venetian format and can be operated by sliding magnets, cord or electric.

 

All blinds are manufactured in accordance with high technical specifications and stringent production standards. The slat raising, lowering and tilting functions are achieved using magnetic transmission through the glass, guaranteeing the units hermetic seal. An electrically operated system with numerous options is available.

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Published Date: 14th March 2014
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07 
Mar

Why Sunshade Blinds Integral Blinds are safer than blinds with cords

Why Sunshade Blinds Integral Blinds are safer than blinds with cords

What is the problem?

 

RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has been running a campaign since 2004 for the window blind industry to take voluntary action to reduce the risk posed by looped cords. RoSPA’s has constantly highlighted its own research that shows there have been at least 27 deaths across the UK due to looped cords since 1999 (14 of which have occurred since the start of 2010).

RoSPA have announced that on 20 February 2014 new European standards were published three new European Standards (EN13120:2009+A1:2014) to will help manufacturers to improve the safety of window blinds. These standards are aimed in particular at reducing the risk of accidents associated with the cords that are used to operate window blinds.

 

The original European standard published in 2009 have been amended by the new standards. The scope of the standards have been extended to cover almost all blinds operated by cords.

 

The standards state that new blinds must be “safe by design” or be supplied with the appropriate child safety devices installed.

 

So what does this mean?

 

♦   There is a recognised safety problem with blinds operated by cords
♦  If there is a loop fitted to a blind then it should be fitted during the manufacturing process with a safety device that will break under pressure.
♦  Blinds must be supplied with safety devices to secure the cord to a wall so it does not hang free.

 

The standard also imposes a maximum cord and chain length. All blinds must also continue to carry safety warnings. The main standard is supported by two additional standards: EN 16433:2014 and EN 16434:2014 which relate to testing requirements.

 

So why are Sunshade Blinds Integral Blinds safer?

There are 2 major factors that make integral blinds safer than conventional window blinds:

 

♦  There are no cords with Sunshade Blinds because our blinds are operated with a slide on the frame. There is no cord that a young child or toddler can tangle round their neck and harm themselves with.
♦  Sunshade blinds and their mechanisms are sealed inside the glazed unit and the frame respectively. So besides not needing cleaning or maintaining they have no mechanism that can harm a young child.

 

If you want to know more about keeping your children safe with double glazed units with blinds inside, Call 0800 310 12 22 or email us

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Published Date: 7th March 2014
Category: Integral Blinds


 

07 
Mar

Integral blinds in double glazed units

Integral blinds in double glazed unitsWith Sunshade integral Venetian blinds there are no old fashioned cords or wands for controls. Our Integral blinds in double glazed units have hand controlled powerful permanent magnets running either side of the sealed unit. The magnets are discrete and unobtrusive, are smooth to operate and never wear out. They give a contemporary and stylish look to integral Venetian blinds that tilt and turn, as well as raise and lower.

 

Sunshade integral Venetian blinds come in fourteen colours, that’s almost twice the colour range of other integral blinds manufacturers. Whilst many people have their Sunshade integral Venetian blinds colour co-ordinated so that the slats match the cassettes, it is possible to have both the blinds and the cassettes in any of the in any of the fourteen colours available so there are 371 combinations of colours available.

 

Integral BlindsUsing St Gobain Planitherm Total + as a standard low emissivity coating in sealed units containing the Sunshade integral Venetian blinds gives less tinting and clearer vision. The Planitherm coating is more thermally efficient than many alternatives which leads to greater heat retention and thus lower heating bills. As the inner glass surface is warmer there is less (or no) condensation and less chance of a ‘haze’ as with other coatings. Best of all, it is specifically designed for Window Energy Ratings (WERs)and makes ‘A’ ratings more easily achievable.

 

There are many advantages of the Sunshade integral Venetian blinds over competitors. With no wands or cords the Sunshade blinds pose less risk to children and pets, have a more aesthetic and contemporary look and have no cords to wear or get dirty and frayed.

 

If an integral (or interstitial) Venetian blind is required in black, there is only one manufacturer in the UK who can supply it – Sunshade Blind Systems. No other UK manufacturer can supply a black cassette with black slats in an integral Venetian blind.

 

Integrated BlindsThe supply chain stretching across Europe and beyond means the delivery time for an integral Venetian blind is normally four to six weeks. However with Sunshade integral Venetian blinds a standard delivery of four weeks is normal. This means installations take place quicker and job completion is sooner; advantages to the installer and the end user.

Sunshade Blind Systems has BSI accreditation BSEN1279 pt3 which denotes excellence in the manufacture of flat double glazing units and the ongoing assessment and testing assures customers of Sunshade’s commitment to providing quality products.

 

An extremely motivated workforce on the manufacturing floor coupled with dedicated Sales and Technical staff mean that Sunshade Blind Systems is always ready and able to meet all customers’ glass and integral Venetian blind requirements.

 

Sunshade integral Venetian blinds are assembled and permanently sealed within the double glazing cavity. Once sealed in this totally dust-free environment, the blinds require no cleaning, always appears new and are protected from damage. Blinds are available in Venetian format and can be operated by sliding magnets, cord or electric.

 

All blinds are manufactured in accordance with high technical specifications and stringent production standards. The slat raising, lowering and tilting functions are achieved using magnetic transmission through the glass, guaranteeing the units hermetic seal. An electrically operated system with numerous options is available.

Readmore..

Published Date: 7th March 2014
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