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  • Improving a building’s NABERS UK rating through automated solar shading

    July 11th, 2024
    Building rating scheme NABERS UK looks set to play a significant role in the future of the construction industry. Earlier this year, the City of London “formally approved plans to require all major

    Automated blinds: Three key specification considerations

    June 27th, 2024
    The importance of specifying automated blinds has grown significantly in recent years. With temperatures continuing to rise, it’s imperative our buildings have sufficient solar shading to accomm

    Introducing S3 Synchronised Solar Shading

    June 19th, 2024
    As the leading designers, manufacturers and installers of inventive shading and screening solutions, we’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of our industry first and highly innovative S

    What is the difference between motorised and automated blinds?

    June 6th, 2024
    We’ve seen a large increase in the use of automated systems over the last two years, with our manufacturing facility in Luton witnessing a 57% increase in the production of motorised roller blinds i

    Using automated solar shading to reduce the reliance on air conditioning

    May 30th, 2024
    When discussing automated solar shading with architects, one of the key benefits we explain is how it can improve the energy efficiency of a building by reducing the reliance on systems like air condi

    Incorporating automated solar shading with biophilic office design

    May 9th, 2024
    Office architecture has embraced the concept of biophilic design over the past few years. But what exactly is biophilic design? And how can automated solar shading be incorporated within this? We expl

    Cost considerations for an intelligent automated blind system

    April 11th, 2024
    When discussing automated blind systems with architects, we’re often asked for a cost comparison between intelligent automation and traditional motorised systems. But, before we dive into the blog,

    Introducing the Benefits of an Automated Shading System – Our new RIBA-approved CPD

    December 14th, 2023
    We’re delighted to confirm that our latest CPD, ‘Introducing the Benefits of an Automated Shading System,’ has received RIBA approval. The presentation becomes the second of our CPD&

    What is the solar heat gain coefficient?

    December 7th, 2023
    Effectively managing solar heat gain is hugely important. Be it on a small residential property or large commercial building in London, the impact is the same. If too much heat enters the spaces we li

    The importance of pairing energy efficient fabrics with an intelligent blind control system

    November 30th, 2023
    Specifying blinds is seldom at the forefront of an architect or contractors mind at the start of a project. But it should be. Blinds play a huge role in improving a building’s energy efficiency and

    How can solar shading enhance a building’s NABERS rating?

    November 23rd, 2023
    By now, we’re all aware of the need to tackle climate change, particularly those in the construction sector. But with a 2022 report identifying how the built industry has in fact made the gap to dec

    Using automated blinds to prevent light pollution from commercial buildings

    June 28th, 2023
    The impact of light pollution is a growing concern across the globe. Research shows how the night sky is now twice as bright as it was eight years ago, with astronomers reporting a 9.6% increase in br

    Our team pick their projects of 2022

    December 22nd, 2022
    We’ve had one of our busiest years to date! From working in some incredible locations to creating completely bespoke systems, our projects have had it all. And with 2022 now coming to a close, w

    Automated Blinds – the importance of considering control and power in the design process

    October 29th, 2021
    Richard Webb, Regional Specification Manager at Waverley, explores the options for automating blinds and discusses common pitfalls. As architects and designers strive to improve the sustainability per
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