Protecting Heritage Sunscreen Blinds

Kensington Palace sunscreen blinds

Kensington Palace - bronze

Bishops Palace sunscreen blinds

Bishops Palace - linen

Brantwood sunscreen blinds

Brantwood - alabaster

Tyntesfield - bronze

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Key Features

  • Perforated, allowing through-vision
  • Excellent lux control
  • Highly durable & sustainable
  • Flame-Retardant
  • Roll widths up to 3.2m

Description

Over the past few years, historic buildings have seen a significant shift away from traditional cotton blind fabrics, towards a more modern but very effective range of perforated materials. Cotton, or 'Holland' fabrics do transmit the light beautifully, but unfortunately suffer from many disadvantages:

  • Shrinks in sunlight, distorting the cover and increasing light spill at the sides
  • Stains irrevocably (squashed insects and leaky windows are problematic)
  • Restricted to a neutral colour range, due to colour fastness
  • Limited material width (1.8m / 6 ft), resulting in fabric joins on larger windows
  • Does not allow a view out, thereby 'boxing in' the room
  • Sustainability and pollution issues in manufacture

The wide range of perforated 'sunscreen' materials at the disposal of Sun-X will eliminate all the above shortcomings. The robust and sustainable fibreglass construction means the material will remain stable & hang true for many years, and can be wiped clean as required. A vast myriad of colours and weave densities are available to suit any requirement; a dark colour with one of the more open weaves will provide over 90% reduction in lux levels, whilst maintaining an excellent clarity of through-vision. This has a priceless positive impact on visitor and staff satisfaction. It will also be near-invisible from the outside, giving a uniform appearance even if half-drawn, and also an added security benefit, as it appears that shutters are not closed, and the building is occupied. Roll widths of up to 3.2m enable almost all windows to be covered with just a single piece of material.

Following an extremely successful trial at Kensington Palace in 2011 prior to its grand refurbishment, Sun-X installed blinds throughout the building in the now highly popular charcoal/bronze colour. Hampton Court Palace and Kew Palace have now followed suit with wholesale replacements. Once word had spread, many other presigious properties are continuing the trend, such as the Palace of Westminster, Somerset House, Apsley House, and a growing list of several National Trust buildings including Waddesdon Manor, Tyntesfield, and Uppark.

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Kensington Palace sunscreen blinds

Kensington Palace - bronze

Bishops Palace sunscreen blinds

Bishops Palace - linen

Brantwood sunscreen blinds

Brantwood - alabaster

Tyntesfield - bronze

Book a no obligation quote

Thank you for the professional way your company conducted itself whilst working at The Marriott's. Ashley and Neil were both very polite and tidy during their working time with us and more importantly very courteous towards our residents. Please thank the guys for me and thank you SUN-X once again.

Barchester Healthcare

Frequently Asked Questions

I have very large windows - what can you do?

Not only do Sun-X manufacture extremely heavy-duty systems to cope with wide and/or tall windows, some of our fabrics are over three metres wide, reducing the need for either fabric joins, or light gaps where two or more blinds are butted together.

My conservatory/office is too hot - will blinds help?

Blinds are not the most effective solution to solar heat gain, as the heat has already entered the building. Most blind fabrics will absorb, rather than reflect heat, which will re-radiate into the room. Even materials with reflective backings will rarely have sufficient capacity to reflect a substantial amount of heat, especially back through sealed units in double glazing. Solar window film reflects heat at source, and is therefore much more efficient.

My windows are out of arm's reach - can you help?

Sun-X manufactures and installs a wide range of motorised systems, now including battery & solar powered ranges, avoiding the cost and invasive installation of electrical wiring.

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