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Glass House Gelato

Brown & Carrol


Glasgow, Scotland

Service Delivered

Curtain installation

If there’s one thing a new ice cream parlour definitely doesn’t need, it’s additional heat and glare shining into their shop causing havoc for customers trying to enjoy their favourite flavours, especially after the temperatures experienced in the UK throughout the summer.

The Requirement

With this in mind, the client was keen to have an aesthetically pleasing manually operated curtain solution to reduce the amount of glare entering through the window in the Glass House’s parlour.

As you can see from the photo below, it was incredibly bright even on an overcast day.

Furthermore, as the building was operational, we were asked to arrange the supply, delivery and an overnight install to ensure minimal disruption during the day.

Our Solution

In order to maintain a view to the outside but also ensure the glare was kept to a minimum inside, the stunning grey curtains were used for the job.

The system used was the Silent Gliss SG 6840 hand operated curtain track system, with DrapeTech unlined voile wave curtains in the Kvadrat Daytime 2 flame retardant fabric.

As the height of the drops was over 3.5m, we split all the curtains into pairs to avoid any joins in the fabric, and used surface mounted tracks at the top of the façade windows. The curtains were operated by a custom ordered glass draw rod of two metres.

The Installation

We achieved the out of hours installation as per the brief, completing the project over the weekend with a night shift team.

Despite the overnight install, the job was finished smoothly and snag free thanks to the careful and considered planning and delivery from all involved!

The Outcome

We were extremely happy with the finish of this project. The curtain fabric compliments the space perfectly, allowing enough visibility to the outside world without allowing too much glare into the building.

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