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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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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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