Integral blinds are the ideal solution for bi-folding doors! Large amounts of glass need screening for privacy and to control light, and when combined with large clear openings this causes problems. Because they are contained within the window itself, they can be concealed discretely when not in use, and stay out of the way when the doors are opened. The contemporary design of uniblinds means that the operational components of the Uni-Blinds are in the head rail and do not require an unsightly additional frame which diminishes the viewable glass area.
In addition to controlling light and heat from outside, integral blinds installations are low-maintenance. As they are contained within the double glazing unit itself, the blinds require no cleaning, always appear new and are protected from damage, making them great for busy family homes.
When opened, Uni-Blinds also provide up to 20% greater light transmission compared with other brands on the market such as Push Block blinds. This light, contemporary feel is why we recommend uniblinds in our bi-folding door installations, and makes them ideal for communal areas such as kitchens and conservatories.
The manually operated Uniblind is operated by an external cord. The operation itself is a patented magnetic system for manually raising and tilting venetian blinds incorporated within a double glazed unit. The cord is held lightly under tension by a cord tensioner and fully complies with the British Blind and Shutter Association – ‘Make it safe’ campaign. Another manual option The SV slider version, which contains a guide track down the right or left-hand side of the double glazed unit, a magnetic slider runs up and down the guide track allowing the slats to be raised and tilted. The blind is raised and lowered by moving the slider up or down and is tilted by slightly lifting or lowering the same slider. These cost-effective options are supplied with warm edge spacer bars as standard.
As people continue to look for environmentally friendly glazing solutions, solar powered uniblinds continue to grow in popularity. These blinds are adjusted through a swipe controller or a remote, with the mechanism powered by an external solar panel. Should we have a cloudy spell, an internal battery will provide the system with power, which can be topped up with a mobile phone charger or next time the sun comes out.
The system can be fitted quickly and easily and is suitable to all types of window frames, even existing ones; no wires or electrical contacts are required. The installation procedure itself is simpler than our electrical systems, and can be carried out with or without an electrician, and can help reduce your home’s energy consumption.
Mains powered, motorised systems use a brushless motor coupled with a control unit, allowoing the simultaneous operation of several blinds and the accurate tilting of the slats. The motor and the entire electronic blind management system are positioned within the head rail, on a specially designed slide that will reduce vibration, making the system almost silent.
Activated by means of either wall-mounted push buttons or remote control, electric uniblind installations are seamlessly integrated into your home decor. Pre-wired and tested for a faster, hassle free installation, our bespoke control panel allows for elegant control over your interior blinds either manually or through the addition of smart home devices.