16 October 2022

What exactly are integrated blinds, and how do they function in doors and windows?

What exactly are integrated blinds, and how do they function in doors and windows?
Integrated blinds are slowly becoming one of the most popular ways to change the look of a house in Essex. Homeowners all across Clacton-on-Sea are falling in love with their contemporary good looks and their simple yet effective utility. However, what exactly are integrated blinds, and how exactly do they function?

Integral blinds are typically installed in a double or triple-glazed unit between the individual panes of glass that make up the unit. Even though the blinds are in between the panes of glass, they can be opened or closed by hand or by an automatic system.

They are custom-made to fit the dimensions of the opening and can be installed in bifold doors, windows, and conservatories. This blind system is perfect for controlling the amount of light and shade in a wide range of places, such as homes and offices. Because of their one-of-a-kind Venetian style, they also lend an air of refined elegance to the interior of your home.

How do integrated blinds work?

With manual and automatic operating systems, our range of integral blinds are incredibly easy and accessible to use.

Operation of the blinds by hand

You may control the blinds by pulling on a cord that is firmly fastened to a magnetic mechanism on the side of the unit. This causes the blinds to rise and fall as a result. This method does involve the use of a cord; however, the cord is only held lightly under strain, therefore it is entirely compliant with the Make it Safe rules.

The British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) initiated the “Make it Safe” campaign with the purpose of bringing attention to the need for safer blinds and preserving the safety of infants and young children.

There is also an option that does not require a cord. In this instance, the blinds may be opened and closed quickly and easily thanks to a single magnetic slider that has been thoughtfully developed (see the video below).

Functioning of the blinds automatically

There is a motorised operation system that can be powered by solar energy. This solution uses long-life accessible batteries, paired with an external solar panel. The blinds can be raised and lowered by using either a remote control or a control device that is magnetically attached to the window. The motor is responsible for this movement.

Is it possible to retrofit integral blinds into double-glazed windows after they have been installed?

Yes. We are able to retrospectively fit integral blinds into any glazing cavity, provided that the width of the cavity is at least 20 millimetres. Changing out the sealed unit in the window or door will allow us to accomplish this goal. uPVC and aluminium frames are only two examples of the many different types of frame materials that can accommodate integral blinds.

The maximum width that is capable of supporting integral blinds is 2.6 metres. Because of this, they are appropriate for use in triple-paned windows as well as in large commercial buildings.

Are built-in blinds an option for sliding or bi-folding glass doors?

Yes. Having built-in blinds is a fantastic addition to your sliding patio or bifold doors. The doors can slide over each other without any obstruction from the blinds because they are integrated perfectly with the sealed glazing units.

This is why integral blinds are so useful for sliding glass doors, French doors, and any other product that features large panes of glass. You can adjust the amount of light entering your home with these blinds, and it won’t have any effect on the door’s functionality.

Can you explain why integral blinds are preferable?

To protect one’s privacy and add a touch of class to one’s home, consider installing integral blinds. These are just some of the many advantages of these blinds. The added bonuses are:
  • Regulate the amount of light and darkness in your home with ease.
  • Reduce time spent on upkeep and cleaning
  • Friendly to kids and meets all of the Make It Safe standards
  • The lack of dust they attract means they’re great for people with dust allergies.
  • Keep heat in and use less of it, which could significantly cut your heating costs.
  • Options galore in terms of colour

From the double glazing specialists in Colchester and throughout Clacton-on-Sea, we offer a wide selection of integral blinds for bifold doors, windows, and conservatories.

Do you have an interest in our selection of integral blinds? To learn more, we invite you to stop by our Brightlingsea showroom and speak with a member of our helpful staff in person. Aluminium windows, uPVC windows, and sliding sash windows are just a few examples of the wide variety of products we offer and have on display.

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