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Enviroblinds finds its tribe and joins the Good Homes Alliance

We’re not just talking hot air – joining the GHA is another step in our pledge towards halving our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 I’m delighted to announce that Enviroblinds has been accepted as a member of the Good Homes Alliance (GHA). As many readers will know, the GHA promotes higher quality sustainable housing and …

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Risks to health, wellbeing, and productivity from overheating in buildings

This report published by the Climate Change Committee in July 2022 outlines the serious threat to our health and wellbeing from periods of high temperatures, which will become more frequent and intense over time. Overheating can cause heat stress whereby the body’s means of controlling its internal temperatures begins to fail and impacts productivity at …

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FAQs – Top 10 Questions & Answers

1) Why are external blinds more efficient at reducing over heating than internal blinds? External blinds are installed on the outside of the window and block up to 90% of the solar heat from penetrating the window. Internal shading cannot stop solar gain from penetrating the window. 2) What is meant by the g value …

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Heat Health Alert!

With the heat wave in Europe and temperatures set to continue rising, learning to manage overheating at home and work has become a must for our health and wellbeing. Combined passive measures of cross ventilation and solar shading help to maintain cool and comfortable temperatures indoors. Opening the windows and blinds early in the morning …

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Enviroblinds solar power external roller screens installed in a passivhaus with no electrical works or penetration of the building shell required.

Solar powered external screens

The ultimate energy saving external roller screen powered by a solar panel and integrated battery located on the 150 x 150mm casing box. No electrical works required, simply install onto the façade without penetrating the shell of the building. Perfect for retrofit installation and passivhaus type construction, like this one installed in Taunton. Smaller box …

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Maximise energy savings with external roller blinds

External shading is a sensible investment with our escalating energy bills and targets to reduce carbon emissions.  This article from SOMFY talks about the benefits of motorised internal blinds, but we know that external blinds are much more energy efficient because they stop the heat from penetrating the window. Having external blinds allow you to …

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Pergolas make social distancing easy

This stylish wall mounted pergola Agava 170/36 comes complete with a motorised louvred roof, integrated roller screens, lighting and wall mounted heaters providing the perfect space for a safe family visit. The screens when down retain the view to the outside of the garden whilst providing protection from the wind, rain and sun. Check out …

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Fixed and folding shutters for prestigious coastal residence

Design, supply and installation of bespoke folding and fixed panels, to the first and second floor of a prestigious private residence on Hove seafront.  Powder coated stainless steel frames with profiles in painted accoya wood were specified according to wind load calculations for this harsh coastal environment. Click here for more information.   

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Woodside Recreation Centre

Supply and install of the SC800 Zip screen with new system for fixing onto the curtain wall.  These external screens have successfully reduced overheating in the community building where internal shading and comfort cooling had not worked. https://youtu.be/fjqGT1UeEDo

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External blinds to reduce overheating in schools

Enviroblinds’ commissioned AMA Consulting Engineers to model the performance of retrofitting external blinds onto Little Commons School in Bexhill. Maximum classroom temperatures rose up to 35°C in the summer months with internal blinds installed, compared to just 26°C with external blinds. Comfortable classroom temperatures are essential for a healthy working and learning environment. Read the …

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