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  • Using high-performance blind fabrics to improve workplace productivity

    April 4th, 2024
    2023 saw major companies place a big emphasis on employees returning to the office on a more frequent basis. Apple launched an employee attendance tracker to ensure staff were in the office at least t

    The advantages of high performance blind fabrics

    March 28th, 2024
    High performance blind fabrics play a crucial role when identifying strategies to prevent solar heat gain and glare, or to reduce air conditioning bills. In this blog, we pick our way through some of

    Can roller blinds help buildings achieve sustainability accreditations?

    March 7th, 2024
    In today’s era of pushing for more sustainable architecture, achieving certifications like NABERS, BREEAM, LEED, SKA and WELL is becoming increasingly important. And though they’re often o

    What is a metallised blind fabric? And is it more expensive than non-metallised?

    January 25th, 2024
    Specifying the right type of blind fabric can be a tricky decision. From shading coefficient and TV values to the impact the blinds have on occupants inside the building, there are a host of considera

    What does 2024 have in store for the solar shading industry?

    January 18th, 2024
    What does 2024 have in store for the solar shading industry? What developments can we expect to see over the next 12 months? For many in the construction industry, 2023 was a challenging year. A host

    Our team pick their project of 2023

    December 21st, 2023
    As another busy and challenging year draws to a close, we asked a few members of our team to pick their favourite project from the last 12 months. From fantastic locations to technically challenging j

    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

    What is the difference between motorised and automated blinds?

    September 26th, 2023
    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 solar shading to keep a building cool in a heatwave

    September 5th, 2023
    With the UK set for a spell of hot weather in the next fortnight, typically as the schools return from summer holidays, many will be looking for ways to keep cool without relying on energy-sapping air

    The 10 most frequently asked questions in our CPD presentations

    July 13th, 2023
    At the start of 2022, we introduced a brand new CPD presentation ‘Improving Sustainability through Performance Solar Shading. Originally delivered to individual architect practices, we successfu

    What to consider when specifying blinds for long windows

    March 28th, 2023
    Floor to ceiling glass is increasingly common in offices and hospitality venues, and roller blinds that are capable of covering the entire height of long windows are therefore favoured by specifiers,

    Specifying blinds for hotel rooms

    February 16th, 2023
    Hotel guests have high expectations when it comes to the level of finish and functionality within their room. And rightly so, as they pay to stay in a comfortable and luxurious space. Window coverings

    5 of the most frequently asked questions from our CPD presentations in 2022

    January 18th, 2023
    Back in November 2022, our Specification Manager Richard Webb answered 10 of the most frequently asked questions from our CPD’s last year. The presentation, Improving Sustainability through Perf

    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

    Waverley doubles production capacity with factory relocation

    October 31st, 2022
    Luton move secures supply chain for major projects Waverley, the shading and acoustic solutions expert, has doubled production capacity for blinds and curtain track systems by relocating to larger pre

    Waverley’s first webinar delivery of RIBA-accredited CPD is a success

    October 27th, 2022
    Since it was brought to market in May 2022, Waverley’s RIBA-approved CPD ‘Improving Sustainability Through Performance Solar Shading’, has received rave reviews from architectural practices acro

    Why metallised blinds are the sustainable choice when upgrading office blocks

    October 24th, 2022
    Metallised blinds provide part of the solution to retrofitting office blocks to meet environmental standards in the UK. Last summer’s heatwave showed that many office buildings are not equipped to d

    Waverley’s hugely popular RIBA-accredited CPD launches in live webinar format

    October 4th, 2022
    Following the success of its CPD titled ‘Improving Sustainability Through Performance Solar Shading’, originally delivered directly to architects either at their practice or virtually, Waverley ha

    Waverley launches new RIBA-approved CPD to great response from architects

    May 26th, 2022
    Shading, screening and acoustic solutions expert, Waverley, has received a strong response to its new RIBA-approved, core curriculum CPD ‘Improving Sustainability Through Performance Solar Shadi

    Energy saving tips for the office using blinds and curtains

    March 9th, 2022
    The rising cost of energy is affecting every UK business. More and more people are searching for energy saving tips. The FT recently quoted a hotel owner as saying “It would be ironic if we survived

    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

    Blind fabrics explained: What options are available to businesses?

    October 28th, 2021
    If you’ve been given the task of choosing a blind fabric for commercial premises you’ve no doubt realised that there is a vast range to choose from. The best way to choose fabrics for blinds is no

    What are the best sustainable blind fabrics?

    September 29th, 2021
    Whether you’re managing a commercial refurbishment project or replacing blinds in a residential setting, it is important to choose high-quality, sustainable blind fabrics that are both functiona

    How to conceal electric roller blinds

    September 22nd, 2021
    While electric roller blinds represent some of the most efficient and durable window coverings on the market, they can negatively affect the style of a space if left uncovered and when developing beau

    What are the best blackout blinds for hotels? 

    September 15th, 2021
    If your project involves sourcing shading solutions for a hotel, it is important to consider what will benefit the hotel guests the most. Hotel owners and managers will naturally want to ensure their

    What are the operational considerations for roller blinds?

    June 12th, 2017
    Roller blinds are the most frequently specified type of window blind on commercial, education and hospitality projects. Their simple construction with minimal moving parts and the plethora of fabric c
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