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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

    Using dynamic solar shading to provide project cost savings

    July 4th, 2024
    The common assumption with automated solar shading is there is an uplift in cost compared to other systems such as manual or motorised roller blinds. And the assumption is often correct; the initial c

    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

    Using Coil Mesh curtains to elevate spaces

    April 25th, 2024
    When people think of curtains, their first thought is usually the everyday curtain used in homes across the UK. However not all curtains are designed just to be drawn across the windows for warmth, or

    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,

    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

    External Blinds – A discussion with Guthrie Douglas

    March 14th, 2024
    On 21st March 2023, the European Solar Shading Organisation (ES-SO) launched Global Shading Day, aiming to highlight the importance of solar shading when it comes to combating climate change and makin

    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

    The environmental benefits of external solar shading systems

    February 29th, 2024
    2023 was yet another year of record high temperatures and extreme conditions across the globe. And as we’re all aware by now, drastic action is required to combat this. The construction industry

    External blind maintenance considerations

    February 22nd, 2024
    One of the key considerations when specifying external blinds is how the systems will be maintained. As they’re installed externally, they present a slightly more challenging task with regards to ma

    Using external blinds to comply with Part O regulations

    February 15th, 2024
    Last summer saw record high temperatures regularly broken across Europe. July was “Earth’s hottest month on record,” with parts of Europe experiencing lengthy spells of continuous 40 degree heat

    What are the different types of external blinds?

    February 8th, 2024
    When discussing the future of architectural design, significant thought must be given to the specification of external blinds. Unlike many European countries, the use of external blinds in the UK is s

    Four considerations when specifying external blinds

    February 1st, 2024
    While they’re regularly specified across Europe, external blinds have yet to really become a consideration for many projects in the UK. However, this is starting to change, with architects begin

    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

    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

    What are the best blinds and curtains for heat retention in commercial buildings?

    November 2nd, 2023
    Although autumn has been unseasonably warm, the Met Office suggest the usual cold winter weather could soon be with us. And with colder temperatures comes a heavier reliance on central heating systems

    Our External Shading Systems CPD is RIBA-approved

    October 17th, 2023
    Following the launch of our new external blind product range earlier this month, we’re incredibly proud to introduce our RIBA-approved CPD, ‘External Shading Systems.’ Presented by our Specifica

    Introducing our range of external blinds

    October 5th, 2023
    We’re delighted to introduce a new range of 18 external blinds to our website. By working alongside the likes of Warema, Guthrie Douglas and Shy, we’re able to create bespoke systems to suite faca

    What is solar gain?

    September 14th, 2023
    Solar gain, also referred to as solar heat gain, is the increase in temperature in a space, object or structure that results from solar radiation. The sun radiates energy in the form of short wave rad

    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

    Considerations when specifying room divider curtains

    August 31st, 2023
    Room divider curtains have become increasingly popular in the last few years. Interior spaces have evolved into flexible and adaptable environments, designed to cope with varying requirements through

    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

    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 new and improved fabric binder

    June 15th, 2023
    We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new and improved fabric binder! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes during the first half of the year, updating our current fabric offer

    Key considerations when specifying wave curtains

    May 11th, 2023
    Wave curtains are a neat and stylish heading system, created through a combination of wave glider cords and a specially designed heading tape. Though commonly known as a wave curtain, some suppliers h

    What to consider when specifying curtain tracks for commercial projects

    April 21st, 2023
    When it comes to specifying curtain tracks, there are a host of things to consider. In this blog, we discuss this topic in greater depth by looking at fixing details and how this helps to determine wh

    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,

    How curtains are creating a ‘home from home’ for workers returning to the office

    February 21st, 2023
    The past few years have seen a gradual merging of work and home life. Flexible working has become more popular, with people creating home offices or using a dining room as a workspace by day, before r

    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

    Commercial curtain trends to look out for in 2023

    November 2nd, 2022
    Curtains are back in vogue. That’s true whether you design and specify for domestic interiors, hospitality or offices. In the commercial context, a host of factors are driving the popularity of fabr

    Waverley takes strides to lead the market for shading, screening and acoustic solutions

    October 31st, 2022
    Firm gears up for increased demand for buildings that boost productivity and tackle impact of climate change Waverley is investing over £700,000 this year to enhance the shading, screening and acoust

    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 invests in its curtain workroom facility in response to increased demand from commercial projects

    October 31st, 2022
    Automation complements hand-sewn expertise Waverley is investing to semi-automate its curtain workroom facility in Alresford, to cater for increased demand from the commercial sector. Waverley Directo

    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 acquires SioSystems to expand acoustic and screening offering

    July 4th, 2022
    Shading and acoustics solutions expert Waverley has continued its strategic growth journey with the acquisition of SioSystems.  The acquisition strengthens the Waverley portfolio for architects, desi

    Waverley curtains help Orangebox draw in the crowds at Clerkenwell Design Week

    May 30th, 2022
    Drawing people in. If the office of the future is to be a place for collaboration, creativity and nurturing relationships, then companies must offer spaces which intrigue people and draw them in. That

    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

    Setting the scene for the long-awaited Clerkenwell Design Week 2022

    May 13th, 2022
    Waverley has collaborated with Orangebox to create an exhibition space with the wow factor, ready for the first Clerkenwell Design Week in three years. 100m of wave curtains will be installed on the U

    Waverley sponsors RIBA’s Radical Rooms exhibition which explores power within the domestic plan and reexamines the role of women in architecture

    May 4th, 2022
    RIBA Architecture Gallery, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD. FREE.  Thursday 28 April 2022 – Saturday 30 July 2022 Waverley has become the material sponsor for the latest exhibition by the Royal

    Waverley launches Exterior division to meet future needs for outdoor shading and shelters

    May 4th, 2022
    Waverley has launched a new division to handle increased demand for exterior shading and shelters as the UK seeks to harness the economic, social and environmental benefits of usable outdoor space. 

    Waverley signs SME Climate Commitment as it acts against climate change 

    April 14th, 2022
    Waverley is intimately bound up with environmental improvements. Our curtains and blinds shade buildings and people from the effects of solar gain and retain heat in winter. These reduce the need for

    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

    The 5 trends shaping the industry in 2022

    January 1st, 2022
    “Workplace envy” is one of the most unexpected outcomes of the pandemic, as firms invest in their office environments to entice employees back following long periods of working from home. As a res

    2021 – A year in review

    December 24th, 2021
    As 2021 draws to a close, we’d like to thank our team for their hard work this year. From our staff and installation teams to our supply chain and clients, we look forward to seeing you in the n

    Waverley supports First Love Foundation in Overbury charity support scheme

    November 23rd, 2021
    Waverley were pleased to support First Love Foundation with volunteers, helping to pick and pack food parcels at their Tower Hamlets foodbank. First Love Foundation have spent the past 10 years helpi

    Vario by Création Baumann – a flexible acoustic divider system that reduces noise by 23dB

    November 12th, 2021
    More space, more room to move, more creativity. Open space in workplace design brings new freedoms. But not every one is an advantage. Open space becomes flexible space Unless addressed, open spaces w

    What is a hybrid roller blind?

    October 29th, 2021
    Waverley announced this week that it is partnering with QMotion UK to bring patented wireless hybrid roller blinds to the commercial market. But what are they? Ground-breaking hybrid technology Batter

    Waverley announces partnership with QMotion

    October 29th, 2021
    Today, Waverley announced a partnership with QMotion UK, which sees the company become the largest commercial dealer of QMotion shading technology in the UK. The companies have collaborated to bring a

    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

    Commercial office blinds: Best options for offices

    October 22nd, 2021
    When it comes to commercial office space design, window treatments can play a huge part in the success of the overall look and feel of the space. Commercial office blinds can be a perfect cost-effecti

    Understanding the performance data of solar shading fabrics for blinds

    October 4th, 2021
    When considering what is the best fabric to use for your blinds it is important to have an understanding of what the various performance data tells you about that fabric and any specific colour. This

    Curtains installed in new London showroom for Scandinavian furniture designers, HAY

    October 4th, 2021
    Waverley were pleased to install curtains throughout a new London showroom for Scandinavian furniture designer, HAY. With a single pleat heading, these curtains are comprised of tracks from Silent Gli

    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

    Green London office buildings could achieve 12.3% rental premium

    September 8th, 2021
    New research from Knight Frank and BRE, the creators of BREEAM, shows London office buildings that achieve the highest sustainability standards can achieve up to a 12.3% rent premium. As the focus on

    Tax Incentives for External Shading

    April 20th, 2021
    External solar shading systems are now more tax-efficient! From this month, expenditure on such systems qualifies for a 50% tax deduction in the first year.  This is because the cost of this equipmen

    Keeping Up Our Standards With Accreditations

    March 30th, 2021
    We are pleased to confirm that we have again successfully renewed all our Health & Safety accreditations. These are the result of rigorous assessment processes and we are gratified to hav

    How much space do electric motors on blinds need?

    March 4th, 2021
    Electric blinds are becoming increasingly popular, especially in offices and high-end residential projects. Within this post, we will cover where the electric motors for blinds are mounted so you can

    How to use natural daylight to create optimum light levels in office interiors

    March 4th, 2021
    The aesthetic and health benefits of natural daylight have been well documented over the past decade by designers and researchers alike. Daylit environments are known to boost occupant productivity an

    Overheating in commercial buildings

    March 4th, 2021
    As we enjoy (or endure?!) the longest heat wave for over 40 years, this blog looks at the issue of overheating in offices, what the common factors are that contribute to this challenge and the solutio

    DRAPER blinds – the ultimate in durability for schools and colleges

    March 4th, 2021
    For the first time, this proven blind system from the USA is being fabricated in the UK by Waverley. The 25-year hardware warranty makes these blinds a ‘fit and forget’ solution which means no mor

    What is the law relating to blind cords and child safety in publicly accessible areas?

    March 4th, 2021
    When installing blinds into residential or public buildings, including schools and hospitals, the law now specifically addresses the importance of child safety. BS EN 13120 legislates that any new bli

    The New Domestic Reverse Charge VAT

    February 24th, 2021
    From 1st March 2021, HMRC is introducing Domestic Reverse Charge VAT for supplies of construction services which fall within the scope of the CIS Scheme. We would like to state that Waverley

    Covid Testing for Site Safety

    February 17th, 2021
    Lateral Flow or Rapid Antigen Tests are one of the tools being used to help detect and fight Covid-19, as these devices can identify people who have high levels of the virus who do not have symptoms

    Charitable Giving for 2020

    February 11th, 2021
    The vision of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) is ‘an end to preventable loss of life from medical emergency’. Waverley selected KSS as their chosen charity at the b

    New Product: Linea Mesh

    November 11th, 2020
    We are pleased to reveal an addition to our range of DrapeTech Decorative Screens: Linea Mesh. This uniquely delineated wire mesh is available in four reflective natural metallic finishes: st

    Keeping Calm & Carrying On

    November 5th, 2020
    Still pricing. Still collaborating. Still making. Still delivering. Still installing. We would like to assure you that there is no change or interrupti

    A Look at Anti-Microbial and Covid-Safe Fabrics

    November 4th, 2020
    Anti-microbial fabric is treated in a way that permanently kills and inhibits the growth of microbes and bacteria.  This helps to keep your fabric smelling fresh and reducing the risk of potentially

    TaHoma from SOMFY: Easy & Smart Living

    October 12th, 2020
    Somfy TaHoma is a simple and cost-effective system enabling the rapid deployment of smart building projects. Installation is simple and doesn’t even rely on internet access. It’s

    Kvadrat Textiles & COVID-19

    September 24th, 2020
    As more flexible working practices emerge, workplaces and public spaces remain important hubs for culture, collaboration and connection. Health and safety concerns are currently high on the a

    Why blinds with metallised fabric are the best option for today’s offices

    September 22nd, 2020
    A roller blind in screen fabric has long been the window shading solution choice of architects and interior designers when designing office interiors. However, the increased use of large expanses of

    New ShadeTech RBL-CS Child-Safe Roller Blind

    September 1st, 2020
    We are pleased to add this product to our range of ShadeTech roller blind systems. Although ostensibly – once installed – they are the same to look at, the RBL-CS differs

    Smart by Silent Gliss: Seamless Two-Way Integration

    August 26th, 2020
    The SMART control system by Silent Gliss is totally compatible with leading home control systems such as Control 4, Rako, KNX and Crestron, making this a great add-on to any project you are planning

    Update on the Waverley Team

    July 28th, 2020
    We last updated on how Waverley was working on 27th March, when we were almost all working from home. This has worked amazingly well in the circumstances, thanks to our cloud-based systems and of co

    Kvadrat Shades: Strengthening our relationship with Kvadrat

    July 1st, 2020
    We recently completed our first installation of Kvadrat Shades in an office fitout project in London’s West End. Kvadrat Shades are an aesthetically pleasing and versatile rolle

    Our CPD is now available online!

    July 1st, 2020
    We are pleased to announce that we are now presenting our RIBA-approved CPD ‘Solar Shading to Improve your Environmental Credentials’ online via Zoom or Microsoft Teams! For the t

    Why specify automated shading?

    May 28th, 2020
    Buildings in recent times are rightly being designed with natural light in mind. Large scale glazing and curtain wall facades maximise the amount of daylight received by a space which as we know has a

    Update on how we are working

    March 27th, 2020
    We have taken the considered decision to remain open for now and to concentrate our efforts on maintaining our supply & install service for HOSPITAL CUBICLE TRACK  and ANTI-MICROBIAL WI

    Commendation for hospital work

    March 20th, 2020
    Our installation team supplied and installed cubicle track this week at King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 – a project for M J Ferguson. Nothing unusual there! This

    Business as Usual!

    March 18th, 2020
    We are pleased to assure you that Waverley are continuing to be fully operational whilst protecting all our staff and the wider community. The health and safety of our employees and clients is a f

    Achilles Certification

    March 12th, 2020
    We have just completed another Achilles Building Confidence audit and have been accredited for another year. It is a vigorous assessment process and we are gratified to have satisfied the aud

    Our Policy Statement on the Covid19 Coronavirus

    March 9th, 2020
    Waverley regularly monitor the UK’s government guidance and other sources of information on the Covid19 epidemic, and circulate to employees. Currently, employees are prohibited from tr

    “Superb” Installation of “Excellent” Blinds

    March 3rd, 2020
    We recently supplied and installed Lutron Sivoia QS Triathlon blinds to the offices of Eric Parry Architects in London. These are battery operated motorised blinds, with the renowned quiet Lutron mo

    Our highest ever curtain installation

    February 26th, 2020
    Waverley have reached new heights with the supply and installation of voile curtains to this project in Euston Road. With a drop of 10 metres, this was a challenging installation, involving a

    How can Blinds help achieve a Ska Rating? Part 2: Window Coverings & Treatments

    February 20th, 2020
    In Part 1 of How can Blinds help achieve a Ska Rating, we looked at the benefits to businesses and the criteria of Daylight Glare Control.  In Part 2 we look at the assessment of window coverings and

    How can Blinds help achieve a Ska Rating? Part 1: The Benefits & Daylight Control

    February 19th, 2020
    The Ska Rating is the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) environmental assessment method and sustainability award body.  Launched in 2009, it helps landlords and tenants evaluate, rat

    Waverley Hold Informal Lunch & Learn Event at Farrells

    January 30th, 2020
    We enjoyed holding an informal lunch and learn event recently at the London office of Farrells architects. Our Specification Managers, Ben Vowles and Richard Webb provided a product o

    Approved Installers of Lutron Palladiom Shades

    January 14th, 2020
    We are proud to announce that, following our training at the Lutron London showroom (pictured), Waverley are now approved installers of the Lutron Palladiom Shading System.  These are super

    Welcome to Wes!

    January 14th, 2020
    We are pleased to welcome Wes Clements to our Business Development Team.  Wes joined us in October last year, having worked in the window blinds industry for the past 8 years and brings with hi

    Cyber Protection: We’re On the Case

    January 14th, 2020
    Cyber crime is absolutely no joke – as any company that has been unfortunate enough to have been hacked will be able to confirm! We view cyber security seriously and have now taken further

    How Wide can a Roller Blind be?

    September 4th, 2019
    The modern architectural design of commercial and residential buildings continues to feature large expanses of glass, in order to maximise daylight to the interior and provide the best connection for

    How can curtain tracks & blinds be totally concealed when not in use?

    July 12th, 2019
    Designed to Disappear – Shading when Needed  Blinds appearing only when needed and then magically disappearing when not in use?  This is not just a dream but now reality, thanks to BL’NDSPAC

    The need for blinds in swimming pools

    May 8th, 2019
    If you search online for safety in swimming pools, there are numerous guidelines and health and safety pointers that owners need to know and follow, from chlorine levels to permitted temperatures, but

    Soft Option: The Use Of Curtains & Blinds In Offices To Improve Acoustics

    February 18th, 2019
    We all know too much noise in the office can have an effect on staff productivity: creating issues with increased stress levels, discomfort and finally decreasing efficiency. All these can be side eff

    Fire retardant curtains saved lives at this private boarding school

    July 21st, 2018
    If you are having blinds or curtains installed at your school, college or workplace this summer, the following pictures are a timely reminder to make sure they are fire retardant to BS5867. Our surv

    Avoid this mistake when specifying blinds

    July 10th, 2018
    It is entirely possible that blinds are sometimes seen as a minor item along with a whole lot of other fixtures and fittings that can be taken care of by a ‘use-what-we-did-on-the-last-project’ ap

    Why blinds in modern office interiors will be inadequate without metallised screen fabric

    June 12th, 2018
    Roller blinds with screen fabric have long been the window blind of choice for architects and interior designers working on office projects. Screen fabrics are PVC coated fibreglass or polyester yarns

    Why domestic blinds should not be installed in schools

    June 11th, 2018
    The above picture says it all and we come across it often in schools – budgets are stretched so why not buy blinds at low prices from a domestic blinds e-commerce website and get the site manager to

    Considerations when choosing printed blinds

    April 28th, 2018
    Advances in printing mean that almost anything can be printed on – including blinds. Printed blinds are an excellent way to promote corporate messages for businesses and create inspiring environment

    A cautionary tale of going for ‘cheap’ blinds…

    March 21st, 2018
    Because of their relatively low value, blinds are typically not high on the priority list of buying decisions. The following real-life example highlights some of the consequences of putting price as t

    Why is glare from the sun an issue in winter?

    December 13th, 2017
    Although winter is the darkest and coldest season, glare through an office window can be more of a nuisance than in summer. Glare problems persist all year round, but during the winter it’s particul

    Can a white roller blind screen fabric cut out glare?

    November 21st, 2017
    In our daily visits to architects and interior designers we’re noticing that white screen fabric is a really popular choice when selecting blind fabrics. This blog explains the pros and cons of usin

    How wide can you make a roller blind?

    October 24th, 2017
    Roller blinds are the most popular type of window blind especially in schools, offices and high-end residential projects. Modern building design often includes large glazed areas to maximise natural d

    Can I totally conceal roof light blinds so they are invisible when not in use?

    October 2nd, 2017
    Roof light glazing is being used increasingly in offices as well as residential buildings in order to maximise natural daylight. As a result roof light blinds are being used more frequently as occupan

    Considerations when deciding the best fabric for office blinds

    August 30th, 2017
    Whether you are an architect, interior designer or facilities manager it is easy to overlook the huge impact that blinds in offices have on staff productivity and well-being. As companies invest in im

    How wide can you make a roller blind, without any fabric joins?

    July 7th, 2017
    However neat, fabric joins in roller blind fabrics will always be visible to the discerning eye. As glazing in offices and high-end residential apartments gets bigger in width and height, fabric joins

    What is a blackout blind?

    June 28th, 2017
    A popular choice for school or office spaces, a ‘blackout blind’ refers to a blind designed to ‘cut out the light’ and is a term used by architects and facilities managers alike. Within this p

    Important considerations when purchasing blackout blinds for schools and offices

    June 28th, 2017
    Whilst all blackout blinds look similar at first glance, there is one important feature to look for if you want to ensure your blackout blinds for schools and offices provide adequate room darkening a

    Waverley support Hertfordshire Scouts work in Swaziland

    June 19th, 2017
    Waverley has donated £150 to boy scout William Haslam, who has set himself the task of raising £2,000 to help the Hertfordshire Scouts provide the necessary funding to complete the construction and

    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

    Safety considerations when specifying blinds for your project

    June 9th, 2017
    BS EN 13120 legislation relating to looped blind cords in publicly accessible areas came into effect in February 2014. Blinds installed in areas where children under the age of 42 months are likely to

    3 steps to ensure existing blinds in publicly accessible areas comply with BS EN 13120

    June 7th, 2017
    Blinds that are operated by cords or chains which could form a hazardous loop and place a child in danger. Therefore existing blinds that installed after February 2014 into areas where children under

    What are the best type of blinds for a school?

    June 1st, 2017
    The short answer is – roller blinds are the best school blinds. This post will provide a slightly longer answer by exploring the most important considerations when choosing blinds for schools and ex

    Blinds or curtains? Window furnishing considerations for student accommodation projects.

    May 29th, 2017
    Student accommodation provides its own set of unique challenges when it comes to choosing the best window furnishing solution. Blinds or curtains need to be robust, easy to use, low maintenance at the

    Customer feedback helps raise money for Help for Heroes charity

    May 11th, 2017
    Waverley recently received a letter on behalf of Bryn & Emma, the co-founders of Help for Heroes, thanking us for our recent donation to this worthy cause. What this charity has achieved and the w

    Considerations to ensure visual comfort is achieved on building design

    May 9th, 2017
    Buildings that include visual comfort in the design brief ensure a high degree of health, wellbeing and productivity for its’ occupants.  A wide range of research studies shows that factors such as
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