Contemporary designs for conservatories in recent years have evolved more towards glass extensions and orangeries. Often these structures are complemented with bi-folding or ‘concertina’ glazed doors. While this modern innovation creates an exciting and open living space, the addition of quality blinds is essential if you are seeking a degree of privacy and intimacy.
Made to measure blinds to fit your glazed roof and sides will control heat gain and reduce light and glare. This is crucial if you want to utilise your room all year round, especially for activities such as watching television or for working on a computer.
Blinds with a reflective coating are effective at reducing any build-up of heat in a glazed room, but will not block out too much light, leaving your room with a light and airy feel to it. As temperatures rise throughout the day, conservatory blinds serve as the primary method for effectively controlling solar gain (rising temperatures) within the space and they succeed where air conditioning does not.
Oakhurst specialist blinds provide all year round temperature control by reducing the heat in the summer and insulating the space during the winter.
Additionally, they provide privacy when it is dark and they also noticeably boost light level by giving a reflective surface for the lighting that you have installed – something that is not often considered.
Pleated blinds are most suited for use in glass extensions because the narrow profile of our blind rails fits so neatly and unobtrusively into the window recesses.
Alternatively, new blind technology, systems and fabrics are evolving to enable thermal control roller blinds to be attached to the narrow frames that glazed extension’s are built. These blinds are specialist systems and not to be confused with regular house blinds systems and therefore require a specialist company, such as Oakhurst to design, survey and fit. We are a nominated re-seller for these specialist companies and can advise on the most suitable systems for your glass extension or build.
Oakhurst Blinds for glass extensions can be controlled either manually, with a wand, or by a motorised system. For greater convenience, our Somfy remote control systems provide the perfect solution and maximum controllability.
Our blinds do not feature unsightly cords or pulleys and they fully comply with recently introduced child safety standards.
As an independent company, Oakhurst has access to all fabric suppliers in the market. This means that our customers have an unlimited choice of fabrics and styles from which to choose.
Pleated blinds, as well as controlling heat, light and privacy levels, also offer an excellent opportunity for you to be creative in enhancing the decorative feel of the room, adding a greater sophistication and tone to the overall appearance.
photo’s courtesy of Silent Glass