Complex - Londonderry
Requirements: This kitchen upgrade and conversion required
the fitting of blinds to south facing windows; and the object
of the exercise was to reduce bright sunlight reflecting
off stainless steel kitchen equipment.
since this was a kitchen environment, interior blinds were
not allowed due to hygeine issues.
solution: We installed external roller blinds in a PVC
coated fibreglass fabric. We used this material for both
its high tensile strength and high reflective solar properties.
is electric with RF remote switching.
considerations: As a safety precaution against wind
damage to the blinds, a wind sensor was connected to all
blinds. This sends a signal to the blinds so that they raise
when the wind strength increases above a certain level.
(The third picture from the top illustrates the wind sensor.)
is also an optional sun sensor which lowers the blinds when
kitchen staff are not in, thus keeping the kitchen cool.