External Blinds
  • External roller blinds along with being used for sun control can also be used during rain showers or to provide shelter from rain showers when installed on exposed apertures such as pergolas and verandas, as the fabric is running vertically and there is no chance of water ‘pooling’ on the material. On our external roof … More
  • Our external blind fabrics are produced from 100% spun dyed acrylic (blockout material) or polyester (dimout material) fibres. This simply means that as the fibres are spun into yarn, they are dyed in a chemical bath to give them their colour. This solution dying (also referred to as dip dying) process colours the fibre all … More
  • Our external blinds have been designed and constructed from high-quality materials with premium coatings and concealed elements, meaning the only maintenance required is a little TLC (cleaning) from time to time. Corrosion-resistant aluminium profiles and stainless steel components featured on our external blinds do not rust. Integrated motors concealed within the fabric barrel stay protected … More
  • Our exclusive dimout and blockout external blind fabrics are impregnated with the most advanced TEXgard coating; an invisible protective shield around each individual fibre which creates a surface structure similar to the microstructure found on a lotus leaf. Closely arranged NANO chemistry carbon fluoride chains prevent dirt and water from clinging to the fabric surface … More
  • All our external blinds are bespoke, made to measure to your exact requirements and therefore the cost varies significantly depending on the model, specification (size, hardware colour, operation type…) and mounting detail. The chart below details the typical from and to prices for the different external blind models assumed installed in the case of external … More
  • Our external blinds are designed and built to withstand the elements, including strong breezes and occasional gusts of winds. European Directive EN13561, which all external blinds must be certified to, details different wind classes (class 1, 2 & 3) and confirms the suitability of an external blind in different wind conditions. The chart below shows … More
  • The CE marking is a declaration by the manufacturer (in this instance us – Caribbean Blinds UK Ltd), that their products meet all the appropriate provisions of the relevant legislation implementing certain European directives. It is a form of safety tests to give the purchaser peace of mind that the product they are purchasing meets … More
  • The openness factor (OF), sometimes referred to as the openness co-efficient of an external blind fabric refers to the percentage of perforations (holes) in a fabric against the total surface area of the fabric. It is an important factor in determining how much light will transmit through a fabric along with the level of outward … More
  • Our external blinds are built to last a lifetime and we are pleased to offer therefore an industry-leading fully comprehensive 5-year guarantee covering parts, labour and our workmanship. The guarantee covers the complete external blind system including framework (hardware), mechanism (tensioning system), fabric (material) and electronics (motors, transmitters and sensors). In the highly unlikely event … More
  • External blinds mounted outside and running in front of glazing of all sizes and inclinations including sliding and folding patio doors along with roof and skylights, primary function is to stop the suns’ heat energy before it even reaches the glass, preventing unwanted solar heat gain (up to 97% heat block) to avoid overheating to … More
  • Our electric external blinds draw approximately 1.1amps, although at startup (activation of motor) this draw can double to circa 2.2amps. The tubular motor, which is built inside the external blind contained in the rollertube to either the left or right-hand side, has a sealed standard 3 core, (live, neutral, earth) black power cable, exiting it, … More
  • Our external blind fabrics are high-performance materials designed to provide both a functional and decorative role, however, despite meeting the highest European standards and laboratory tests, they can only be manufactured to a limited degree of perfection even with today’s state of the art machinery. Waviness and rippling occurs both around the seams (where the panels … More

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