SKYLIGHT & LANTERN BLINDS

MAX SIZE: 3 metres x 7.5 metres.
Available in sunstop or blackout fabrics

Our Duette lantern blind system has been specifcally designed to meet the challenges of today's roof lanterns. It delivers exceptional solar (UV) protection, thermal insulation and diffuses glare completely.

It's lightweight, designed for purpose and powered by low voltage - or battery - motors , making it easy to retro-fit.

look no wires!

It's very simple. If your blind is between 700mm - 1200mm wide (or up to 1400mm if it's blackout fabric), there'll be no visible support wires. None.

Max length is 3800mm

Anything wider than this will have visible wires.1200 - 1700mm wide, there are two visible micro-cables. Above 1700mm wide - 6no. visible cables.

But we're working on this, so watch this space...

 

how our lantern blinds work...

Our lantern blind system has been designed to solve the challenge of effectively shading large roof lights. It has a four sided framework that supports the blind and allows us to build in the tolerance we need. Your blind needs to move freely, and lantern recesses are rarely perfectly square. Our system deals with all of this without looking 'gappy' .

Most lanterns are not perfectly square and 'run out' a bit here or there. The framework has been designed to solve this within reasonable measure.

The motor is hidden away discretely in the headrail. If you've got a power supply in your recess, we can connect your blind to that - if not, we can offer a battery powered motor which requires recharging every 3 months or so - depending on the frequency of use and the size of your blind.

 

battery powered lantern blinds

Battery powered blinds are available, with a discrete battery pack fitted below the blind beneath the headrail. The batteries are rechargeable - a charger is provided and the batteries are recharged in situ.

 

wired lantern blinds

Our wired skylight blinds are powered by Somfy low voltage motors. These require suitable transformers and we have different options to suit your wiring.

Motors are concealed in the headrail - final connections are made out of sight, above the blind.

lantern blind fabrics - shade or blackout

Our fabrics offer exceptional light diffusion (or blackout if you prefer). All deliver excellent thermal protection - keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

You probably don't need blackout...

Duette Elan allows you to watch TV and view computer screens in comfort, by lowering the light levels and zapping all the glare.

And it will protect your furnishings - depending on the colourway you choose, it'll block up to 99.5% of the UV.

Elan is an incredibly effective fabric for light control - even in white or a pale neutral it lowers light levels and erradicates glare. If you're look to darken the room further - consider a darker tone to give a dim-out effect.

For bedrooms - or dedicated media rooms - Duette blackout fabrics deliver an effective blackout solution with the side channels covering nearly all the light leakage.

privacy & shade

Duette Elan offers complete privacy when viewed from above, as well as delivering exceptional shade.


Duo Lantern blinds - up to 8m long

Duo-lantern blinds solve the problem of shading extra-long runs of glass. We have dedicated hardware and framework to support blinds end-to-end.

 


Lantern roller blinds

Our skylight rollerblinds are supplied with side channels

The fabric is held under tension and kept within the side channels by a 'fabric tooth' system - rather like a giant zip. This ensures the blinds smooth running - and maintains appearance of the fabric over time.

This type of blind is more suited to very oversized lantern windows and atriums. The video shows a substantial roof roller blind in a white screen fabric.

Electric blinds for roof lanterns

Our blinds are suitable for fitting at most styles of horizontal and sloping roof windows. However if your windows open inwards ( like many Velux style rooflights) you'll need to install a blind that can be mounted directly onto the window frame.

Duette versus roller blinds, for lanterns

We believe that most residential roof windows are best shaded with Duette lantern blinds. The fabric is far more thermally efficient and the blind is lightweight and in most cases more practical to maintain.

Very large roof lanterns - over 3m wide - may work better with roller blinds - we're happy to discuss your requirements.

remote controls

Our pleated roof blinds are operated by remote controls that incorporate Somfy's patented RTS system. They're available in a range of finishes designed to suit today's modern interiors.

Controls are available as either hand-held or wallmounted.

skylight blind fabrics

Our roof blinds can be supplied in Elan and Elan Blackout All are 25mm.