- KEY FEATURES + BENEFITS
- Regulates Solar Heat & Light
- Prevents Furnishings from Fading
- Any Glazing Type, Any Size
- Side Wire Guides or Alu Channels
- Optional Fabric Locking Mechanism
External Roller Blinds & Screens
Mounted externally and running down directly in front of windows and sliding folding / bi-fold doors of all sizes, our extensive range of sun screens and solar blinds are the most effective way to regulate solar heat, light (glare) and UV (ultraviolet), to provide a comfortable, healthy indoor space for occupants.
Providing a physical barrier to the suns energy, our streamline and elegant range of external screens and roller blinds block upto 96% of the suns incoming solar heat radiation, acting like air conditioning to keep you cool on even the hottest of summers days without the energy bill or related CO2 emissions.
Diffused glare free, evenly distributed natural light is still admitted, avoiding the need to use artificial lighting with damaging ultraviolet rays filtered to prevent fixtures, fittings and furnishings from fading. Clear outward vision is maintained (subject to material choice) but with privacy provided from overlooking buildings and passers-by.
Additionally during colder periods our external roller blinds as they trap air between the glass and screen fabric provide an additional layer of insulation to the glazing, helping to retain heat in the building, keeping you warm and cosy whilst avoiding high winter heating bills.
Optional zip locking technology featured exclusively on our Antiguan external roller blind system locks the screen fabric within the side channels to provide a windproof blind which acts as an insect screen too as an additional benefit.
How they work...
Our external screens and roller blinds work in a similar manner to interior roller blinds; fabric contained around a rigid galvanised steel fabric barrel is attached to a weighted aluminium lead rail which locates within a side guide or onto a side wire. When the motor, contained within the fabric barrel is operated, the fabric lowers and the side guides/wires ensure the lead rail and subsequently fabric runs smoothly and square.
A full cassette headbox around the fabric barrel protects the material and operating mechanism from all types of inclement weather when retracted, with the front of the headbox easily unhinging for any maintenance requirements. A range of fixing brackets allow installation of the side guides/wires and headbox to any structure type.
The fabric on our screens sits close to the glass to ensure no light leakage through the sides, whilst also allowing any heat build up between the glass and fabric to simply dissipate as air passes through.
Strong, Durable and Long Lasting
Don’t let the compact dimensions of our range of external roller blinds and screens decieve you. Not only are they visually attractive but highly robust. Featuring hardware that is manufactured from aluminium and parts of stainless steel our blinds are both corrosion resistant and incredibly strong, designed to withstand the knocks and bumps of any busy environment.
An array of finishes, styles and options are available for you to choose from, such as square or rounded cassette headboxes to complement the look of your property and infinite hardware colours so you can blend or contrast the casing with your façade. We can even integrate the headbox within the façade so when our screens are retracted away they are hidden from view.
Certified to both independent and European safety standards every single component of our screens and blinds has undergone the most rigorous tests and stringent quality control to ensure they will perform day in, day out, free of problems, able to withstand windspeeds upto Beaufort 6 (dependent on system).
Speak to one of our solar control specialists on 0844 800 1947 for expert advice on the right sun screen blind for optimum thermal and visual comfort in your building.