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2017
2017
MAR
14

Introducing Twilight Pearl

The PVC free textile solar control mesh fabric

Twilight Blind Fabrics

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Twilight Pearl to our range, the innovative textile mesh fabric for external roller & roof blinds. Woven from solution dyed polyester fabrics, which are fade & UV resistant, Twilight Pearl is completely free of PVC and features a NANO technology (TEXgard) self clean effect coating to ensure the materials keep a clean visual appearance.

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2017
FEB
09

Express Yourself

You design, we create

Pantone Greenery Awning Fabric & Hardware

Following last weeks blog on Greenery - Pantones Colour of the Year - we thought we would highlight the endless possibilities you have with our products, able to design and create your very own personalised external shading system. With hundreds of fabric designs and colourways to choose from coupled with an endless array of hardware (metalwork) colours in numerous finishes from matt to gloss you have a virtually unlimited scope to style your external blind or awning to suit your landscape and your lifestyle.

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2017
JAN
24

The Finer Details

Even down to the thread.

Blind Fabrics Thread, Awning Thread, Matching Thread

Before entering the purchasing process we are usually triggered by a need. Once this need has come to light, we look for a solution, one that will benefit us in the long run. We have to consider what we can afford and who will be able to provide us with the quality and service that we seek for the money we are willing to part with.

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2015
2015
JUN
05

Sun Safe

How High is Your Personal Protection Factor?

Patio Awning UV Protection

Discover how long you will stay protected (based on your skin, eye and hair colour) under one of our UV rated patio awnings in the easy to use chart above. 

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2015
JUN
03

Enjoy The Sun Responsibly

Summer has finally arrived

Heatwave Advice

After a relatively cool May and with yesterdays rain and gale force winds behind us, temperatures should reach in some areas (South East) 25 degrees by the weekend, as we’re set to bask in a glorious heatwave for most of the month of June. 

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2015
FEB
05

Controlling Glare With Fabric Blinds

Selecting the right material

External Blinds for Glare Control

With a significant increase in enquiries for external roller blinds for glare control, which has been heighted due to the low winter sun reflecting off the snow covered ground, we thought we would post this useful article on making the right fabric selection to provide sufficient glare control.

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2014
2014
DEC
01

Fabrics Are Just A Click Away

shadingspecifier.co.uk integrated within our main website

Awnings Fabric Selector

For the past few years, you have been able to view the different materials available for our wide range of fabric shading systems on our Shading Specifier, a dedicated online performance fabric selector where aswell as seeing all the design and colour options, you could view how well the selected fabric blocked heat in combination with your glazing type along with all other key solar and optical properties.

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2014
AUG
22

Changes To Our External Roof Blind Fabric Ranges

cb_297 Twilight Pearl fabric being phased out

Our external roof blinds are available in a wide range of blockout and dimout materials to ensure the right level of solar heat block and light control is provided, with our most popular fabrics those from the Twilight Pearl Collection, a unique range of materials with a wide 2.2m fabric width (so minimal joins), constructed from a hi-tenacity polyester, with solution dyed fibres and TEXgard easy clean coating.

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2013
2013
DEC
12

New Fabrics Introduced To cb_600 Screen Range

3 great colourway additions

Our popular cb_600 solar control mesh fabric collection, featured on our windproof Antiguan model external roller blind and the integrated zip-guided screen within our Outdoor Living Pod has been expanded with the addition of 3 new colours; wet sand, jade & sandstone (from left to right in image). These new colourways perfectly fill the current voids in the collection and now mean the cb_600 range has a comprehensive neutrals selection from light to dark tones allowing you to find the perfect shade for your application and requirements.

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2013
DEC
09

Rippling & Waviness in Awning Fabrics

Natural Characteristics That Cannot Be Avoided

We were recently asked to comment on the above photo of a competitors awning about the waviness / rippling around the seams which the dealer had been advised by their supplier was a ‘natural characteristic’, so thought we would post this in depth article about this particular characteristic of awning fabrics that sometimes (when not advised at point of sale) gives cause for complaint, however, despite even the most advanced confectioning machinery and techniques cannot be eradicated.

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2013
NOV
07

High Sun Protection

To what extent are UV rays filtered out by your awnings?

Yesterday we received the above question through our contact form on our cbsolarshading.co.uk website and given that studies by the WHO (World Health Organisation) indicate a threehold increase in skin diseases caused by harmful UV radiation and that our patio awnings are designed to offer optimum sun protection we thought we would post an expanded answer / information on here. So just how well do our awnings protect you from the suns harmful ultraviolet radiation...

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2013
NOV
05

Glare Control

Harnessing Natural Light

Following on from our article on Friday – Openness Factor, we thought we would post this relevant follow up article on managing natural light to avoid glare.

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2013
OCT
31

Openness Factor

Preventing glare whilst maintaining the view

Following questions we were asked earlier this week pertaining to the various openness factors of the solar control mesh materials featured on our external roller blinds and tensioned roof blinds and what it all meant, we thought we’d post this comprehensive article to clarify.

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2013
SEP
04

All Fabrics - Same Price

No price differential between fabric ranges

Unlike virtually all other companies who supply exterior blinds of any description, we do not make a price difference between our dimout and blockout fabric ranges available for our external blind systems.

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