The popular design feature but with little fore thought at design stage
The summer months means long days with light mornings and evenings but for people who need a dark room such as newborns this means sleepless nights for them and you. Finding a solution which fits your budget and still looks good can be challenging without our guidance.
Multiple products combined to create the solutions.
Privacy, Heat and Kerb Appeal
A common theme in house design of late is the lack of opening windows.
Both these homes only had one small window to the side of the gable gazing that actually allows air into the room. With only one window opening here you can’t achieve a cross flow of air unless you leave an internal door open. That’s not always possible if you have guests staying and young children, things could get embarrassing.
Stopping so much heat entering in the first place we essentially put a band aid on bad design. Our glass coatings made the rooms not only comfortable but private and gave uniformity to both homes.
Gables in work areas
Work is hard enough without being blinded, get eye strain or headaches caused by the sun. Being dazzled or slow cooked in the window while sat at your work station isn’t fun. Using our glass coatings stopped the glare and heat from a low sun whilst retaining spectacular views. The customer didn’t like the cost or the clutter of some shaped blinds but liked our ideas and end result.
Holiday cottage room with a view
No views were harmed in finding a solution to this problem.
Privacy when bathing is normally a given but before the glass coatings were fitted you could wave at passing cars while sat in the roll top bath. Now with modesty resumed, temperature controlled and view like that all that one needs is a bottle of bubbly for your bubble bath to enjoy that specular view.
Glare and heat is a thing of the past
When is the best time to talk about my gable?
The simple answer is at the planning stage. Talk to us early so we can speak with your home designer to design out bad design it will save you a fortune later.
I have an existing gable will I have to compromise on things?
Unfortunately unless you’re prepared to strip back the walls and/or change the glass you might have to live with visible solutions but we do our best to find a balance as always we are open and honest about things.
We have no money left after buying the house what can you do for us?
“No body told us that shaped blinds cost so much, we didn’t budget for this”. Unfortunately we hear this too often. We do have solutions but often it will mean you will loose natural light or have blinds hanging in the window all the time. Again speak to us at the planning stage if possible
If I have glass coatings are they fitted inside or out?
It depends on the issues you’re trying to address, the film fitted and the glass it’s going on to; don’t worry that’s where we determine things for you.
Do shaped blinds have to be motorised?
If you were using shaped Venetians, verticals or pleated no these can be hand operated it’s usually tensioned shaped rollers which must be under mains powered motorised due to the high tension the special fabric is under.
Can I have blinds which come out of the plaster work to keep the look clean?
Yes but it needs to be but in at the planning stage because it can determine where the final plasterwork will sit for the entire room so structural alterations and provisions for cavities need to be designed in. You need to decide what type of window dressings you want before you go to an architect then reverse engineer while consulting with us through out to determine clearances and logistics.
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