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Venetian Blinds Inside Double Glazing

Venetian Blinds Inside Double GlazingVenetian Blinds Inside Double Glazing provide an ideal solution for patio doors and double glazed windows. If they are in patio doors they do not get in the way when someone goes in or out. Having Venetian Blinds Inside Double Glazing ensures they are permanently dust free. They are also protected from external accidental damage. They are safe from little fingers and pets. With no external access to the environment they do not collect dust or allergens. Thus they provide a practical solution that protects the blinds.  It also provides all the benefits of Venetian blinds without any of the down-sides of having them. This means that you have convenience, insulation, energy efficiency and privacy from one solution.

Venetian Blinds Inside Double Glazing are ideally suited to be fitted in conservatories, bi-fold doors and sliding door systems. They are inconspicuous, tidy, exceptionally flexible and provide great shading for a room.  This is especially true if it gets direct sunlight for prolonged periods of a day.

The blinds can be fully opened or closed or tilted to let in the light while maintaining privacy. They are the perfect product to incorporate into a conservatory, kitchen, commercial offices.  They can be used anywhere where hygiene needs to be maintained.

Features of Venetian Blinds Inside Double Glazing or integral blinds are:

  • Made to measure to fit your windows spaces
  • Protected from damage or wear and tear inside the double glazing windows
  • Maintenance Free because they are sealed inside the glass
  • Flexible to allow improved solar light control in your rooms
  • Clinically safe and Allergy free because they do no collect muck like conventional Venetian blinds
  • Supplied in a wide range of contemporary colours
  • Protected to avoid degradation in UV Light
  • Affordable, elegant and provide eye catching window solutions
  • Ideal because they do not affect the Window Energy Ratings of the double glazing

If you want to be able to supply exceptionally high quality Venetian Blinds Inside Double Glazing to your customers, call 0800 310 12 22 now.


Published Date: 18th November 2015
Category: Integral Blinds



Window Energy Rating – how energy efficient is my integral double glazing?

The Window Energy Rating (WER) is a system that allows you to know just how energy-efficient your double glazed windows are. The rating system is based on a an eight point scale, The scale is labelled from A+ at the top end down to G for the most energy inefficient windows. You will no doubt be familiar with the energy rating system used on white goods, like washing machines, fridges or freezers. The principle is very similar.


Regularly touted figures show that up to 25% of the heat lost from a house is through the windows. This is one area that is worth looking at to lower this heat loss. If you are having double glazing fitted for the first time then the benefits of fitting and A or A+ rated window will be well worth it. However, the difference between C and A+ is much less noticeable. Sunshade Blinds use Planitherm™ energy saving glass that is manufactured by Saint-Gobain Glass because we have found it to be a market leader in energy efficient glass for double glazing.


It is worth noting that the WERS rating refers to the whole window – the frame and the glass. If you sell these components separately, then that WERS rating will not be relevant; it is the total system.


So how does Window Energy Rating work?


WERs are calculated using a formula. This takes into account the total amount of the sun’s heat that can pass through the glass. This is known as the g-value. The U-value is the rating attributed to the whole Unit, that is the whole window of the frame and glass combined. Other factors used in the calculation include:


  • Just how effectively the window unit keeps the heat inside your home.
  • Is there any air infiltration through the window seals?


The idea of the WERs is to have a standard that is consistent across all products. It is also judged against a standard window size and layout. After the calculation of the formula, a result is produced that will give a value that will be placed in the scale A to G. Obviously, the A-rated windows are the most energy-efficient.


The WERs are supported by various registered bodies who audit window installers. Examples of typical labels are shown below.

Window Energy Rating CERTASS

Certass Thermal Rating Register Scheme Website: Tel. No. 0845 838 8580

Window Energy Rating BSI

BSI Kitemark Scheme for WER Website: Tel. No. 0845 076 5602

Window Energy Rating BFRC

British Fenestration Rating Council WER Scheme Website: Tel. No. 020 7403 9200



Published Date: 5th November 2015
Category: Integral Blinds
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