Commercial blind systems
Commercial blinds are designed for high traffic installations and have a robust internal mechanism giving longevity in these high use areas. Having this more robust construction also permits larger blind sizes and takes over in domestic applications if the blind size becomes too large for the domestic system. Commercial blinds are available in more systems and a larger range of cavity and size options.
Please note that the warranty is only applicable to each blind type and using residential domestic blinds in commercial installations will mean they are not covered under any warranty.
General information on manually operated blinds
SL20 Venetian corded – Venetian SL20C, SL22C, SL27C, SL29C, SL32C
The Venetian system is the best-selling blind option. The slats are 0.2mm thick giving great vision through open blinds.
The operation of these blinds is via internal/external magnets. The magnetic force operates through the glass pane. Pulling the cord control rotates the external magnet, which in turn rotates the internal magnet. This rotation will tilt the blind slat open or closed, with continual rotation raising and lowering the blind.
The front knob control option is designed for Venetian systems to tilt the slats open or closed only. It will raise and lower the blind through continual turning but this is not recommended due to the time this would take.
The commercial options are available in the cavities denoted by their code – 20mm, 22mm, etc. They are available in sizes up to 5.2m2. Click here for more information on limitations.
SL20 Pleated – Pleated SL20C, SL22C, SL27C, SL29C, SL32C
The SL20 pleated blind is available in a wider range of colours and black-out options. It is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms where complete privacy is assured. This blind cannot be tilted open as the pleated material is continuous in its formation. The blind is therefore open or closed.
Operation is the same as Venetian – pulling the cord will raise or lower the blind. The commercial options are available in the cavities denoted by their code – 20mm, 22mm, etc.. They are available in sizes up to 3.75m2. Click here for more information on limitations.
|SL20C Knob Control||SL20C Pleated||SL20C Venetian|
General information on remotely operated, battery powered blinds
Venetian W Swipe system – Venetian SL20W, SL22W, SL27W, SL29W, SL32W
The battery powered W Swipe system offers touch and remote control operation. The battery pack is trickle charged via an external solar panel, ensuring optimal battery power.
This system offers the easiest retro fit for remote control blinds or for installation where ‘hard wired’ electrical installation is difficult or not feasible. Each unit is complete with motor and wiring so that no loop circuit is required for operation. Wiring is positioned in the void between the sealed unit and the frame, slotting under the gasket where desired, to affix the battery pack to the glass.
Each blind can be programmed to operate individually or in groups, giving flexible control of operation.
Key additional benefits:
- Remote operation
- Programmable – have individual or groups controlled together
- Self-contained wiring – no channelling out walls or drilling of frames
- No electrician required – or associated costs
- Solar charging – no costs to run
The commercial options are available in the cavities denoted by their code – 20mm, 22mm, etc.. They are available in blinds up to 9m2. Click here for more information on limitations.
|Solar Panel||Remote Control||Power Pack||Swipe System Power Pack|
Electric mains wired motorised MB system
Venetian SL20MB, SL22MB, SL27MB, SL29MB, SL32MB
This blind is suitable for both domestic and commercial applications and is fully guaranteed for both. They can be remote control and/or switch operated. It is recommended that a switch is incorporated if possible, in case of loss or damage to the remote control handset, rendering the blind inoperable until a new remote can be delivered.
When considering installing mains wired electric blinds, thought and planning needs to be given to the whole installation. In addition to the IGU with the blind inside, there will be a power transformer, control unit and radio control receiver. These components vary depending on how many blinds there are and their positioning in a room/installation needs to be considered.
The blinds are operated by a 24v loop circuit. This means each blind is connected by wiring. The wiring needs to route through the frames, outer frames and where there are any opening windows/doors, make/break contacts need to be fitted and aligned to complete the circuit. This requires accurate installation to ensure the wiring doesn’t get chaffed and the contacts touch.
Once this has been done, a qualified electrician will need to be sub contracted to wire the blinds to the mains. As with all blinds, these are delivered on a supply only basis with all the electrical work needing to be carried out and guaranteed by the installer.
The mains wired option are available in the cavities denoted by their code – 20mm, 22mm, etc.. They are available in sizes up to 9m2. Click here for more information on limitations.
Stainless steel anti-ligature knob control SL20P Venetian
This system is the lowest priced integral blind product. It is tilt only. The system has a fixed knob control that offers anti-ligature and anti-tamper capability.
|P System Operating Knob||P System Gearing|
The knob is fixed to the frame in suitable position. A flexible drive cable connects the knob through the frame to the tilt control gear that is affixed to the side of the sealed unit.
The cable is positioned in the void between the unit and the frame, behind the glazing bead. Turning the knob will tilt open/shut the blind slats.
The P system option is available in the cavities denoted by their code – 20mm, 22mm, etc.. They are available in sizes up to 3.5m2. Click here for more information on limitations.