GUIDE: Where to use integrated blinds

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An overview of where you can use integrated blinds

A home or commercial building has many areas inside and outside where you can use integrated blinds. An integrated roller blind is a metal blind that raises, tilts and lowers, placed between the glass in a double or triple glazed unit. Integrated blinds are available as manual blinds, operated by a cord, magnet or other control. Blinds can also be motorized with hardwired, remote control or solar powered.

Where can you use an integrated blind?

Integrated blinds, also known as Venetian blinds, are popular for bi-fold doors, but can be used inside and outside the home.

Integrated blinds are a great accessory for any door or window, but there is an assumption that they are usually only used in bi-fold doors.

For large glass doors such as bi-fold doors, integrated blinds are attractive.

However, there are many other types of windows and doors where you can use integrated blinds, both interior and exterior, residential or commercial.

Where you can use an integrated blind in your home

For replacing the glass in your existing windows and doors. If you already have older double glazing, it may be possible to upgrade your older windows with new sealed units with automatic or manual integrated blinds.

Older double glazing typically consists of standard sealed units with a metal spacer bar and an air space. Modern sealed units contain thermal edge spacers, glass coatings and argon gas fills.

Not only is this latest generation glass more energy efficient than your old glazing, but it can also improve the performance of your windows and the overall comfort of your home. Add an integrated roller blind, in a sealed unit can perform even better.

Integrated blinds in your front door
A front door is where you can use integrated blinds. A Screenline integrated roller blind from Morley Glass fitted to a Smart Systems front door in a new build home.

We recently presented an installation of a modern aluminum door with an integrated roller blind for a newly built house. The homeowner was looking for a significant way to improve the light coming into the home. The integrated blind provided both privacy and extra natural light.

Integrated blinds for gallery screens and balconies
Many homeowners are renovating their homes with gallery spaces and making interior glazing a feature or focal point of their home.

It’s common to use large interior wood, steel or aluminum screens. Even commercial curtain walls are also used in the home.

Integrated blinds can work in any of these interior glass screens to provide privacy, separate a room and also provide shade.

Integrated blinds conservatory and orangery windows
The vertical elements of any conservatory or orangery consist of standard aluminum, PVCu or wooden windows with the necessary profiles designed to fit into a conservatory. Just as integrated blinds for standard windows are possible, the same is true for conservatory and orangery windows. They can even be supplied for the roof glass. That’s why there are several options for integrated blinds in conservatory roofs.

Integrated blinds for interior doors
A fully double glazed interior door in wood or other materials is possible with an integrated roller blind. Areas inside the home can benefit from a roller blind in doors to study areas, playrooms or home offices.

Integrated blinds for rear doors
A rear door consisting of either a center rail, a solid panel at the bottom and glass above can also have an integrated roller blind. If you’re currently looking to replace a back door, take a look at integrated blinds and see if they can benefit your home. Integrated blinds are possible in composite doors, as well as PVCu and aluminum.

You enjoy the same privacy and light control without having to fit an aftermarket curtain to the door or frame.

Integrated blinds for your new windows and doors
If you’re considering replacing your old windows and doors with new aluminum, PVCu or wood, why not get a quote to have them fitted with integrated blinds in the units?

A comparable quote for new windows with blinds between the panes would enable you to compare with the cost of curtains and aftermarket blinds, should these also be part of your renovation project.

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Where you can use integrated blinds in commercial buildings

Commercial buildings have a significant amount of interior and exterior glazing. Here, too, integrated blinds are widely used. If you are an architect or consultant looking to supply aluminum systems for a commercial building, contact us for information about integrated blinds.

Integrated blinds for residential buildings
If you are an architect or developer, specifying integrated blinds can be done when preparing tender documents and specifications. There’s also no reason why developers can’t offer integrated blinds as part of the upgrades discussed with potential property buyers.

Integrated blinds in commercial buildings
Commercial buildings have many areas inside and outside where you can use integrated blinds. Integrated blinds can be supplied for curtain walls, windows, doors, interior partitions, interior fire doors, exterior commercial doors and any atrium or skylight.

In commercial buildings, you can use integrated blinds that can be used to create private environments, such as indicating that an office is occupied or that the user is currently unavailable.

You’ll also see blinds between glass in secure units, hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories and other types of special buildings.

For existing windows, there is more information on repairing integrated blinds.

Integrated blinds are available for most types and sizes of glass units, including triple glazing. They are available in a choice of manual or automatic operation, large color selection and can even be customized for shaped glass.

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