London Blue Chip Company
To reduce solar glare directly onto PC screens, giving operators
a more user friendly and safer environment in which to work.
To reduce solar heat gain - both radiated and direct - to
cut the cost-burden of running air conditioning.
To give privacy to staff when working later in the day,
when natural light has faded.
To blend into the existing curtain walling and not appear
as an afterthought.
To be user friendly in operation, while retaining the view
of the lake outside.
We chose a fabric which reflects solar glare up to 83%,
thus giving clear vision of PC monitors. This reduces eye-strain
and the possibility of headaches, etcetera, which are associated
with long-term glare on screens.
Again, because the fabric reflects the sun's rays, direct
and radiated heat is reduced and produces comfortable working
conditions. The result is a healthy working environment
and a reduction in the building's running costs.
The fabric has a 3% openness factor which gives the required
privacy levels, plus all natural light levels, whilst allowing
a view of the outside.
Using the unique zip guide system, plus the IBS lock system,
the blinds became part of the overall curtain walling with
no light gaps - thereby giving 100% protection. This was
no small achievement, since the curtain walling formed a
semi circle. All cassette boxes and guides are powder coated
to match the existing structure.
Operation is all automatic, including sun sensor, night
switch, etcetera. Not bad for a glazed space of 145 square