Get the Best of Both Blinds with a Double Roller Blind
They say good things come in pairs, and we couldn’t agree more. Whether the darker nights upon us or you just some some extra privacy during the day, letting in as much natural light as possible is everyones goal but it shouldn’t come as a compromise to your home privacy. Enjoy the best of both blinds with the innovative double roller blind system from Louvolite, the perfect solution to achieving daytime shading with an outside view. We’ve broken down how the double bracket works and 5 ways it can benefit you!
How does it work?
The sleek double bracket works by holding two separate fabrics within the same system. By combining a sheer with a blackout, you can get the best of both worlds depending on your preferences. Lower the sheer for an outside view with gentle daylight shading. Or, for evening hours, lower your blackout to achieve privacy. The blinds can be manually operated with a pull chain or a motorised Somfy control system.
The blinds are manufactured using the Louvolite System 40® roller blind mechanism with specifically designed grooved 40mm aluminium tubing. The fabrics are formed and held into the tubes with locking tape. It is recommended the top fabric be blackout and reverse rolled and the bottom fabric be screen/dimout and standard rolled.
The side control units are made from glass filled Nylon 6, with an acetal sprocket, sprocket guard and locking spring. The operating chain, No. 10 size in metal or plastic, ensures reliable performance, and improved chain location enables quick and easy on-site adjustment. A chain diverter is required when the two controls are on the same side. Mild steel brackets are zinc plated and powder coated, suitable for top, face or side fixing.
A sprung plunger end mechanism is positioned at the opposite end to the control unit, providing a more secure fit of the blind and smooth operation. The side control unit is fitted with a centre plug that ensures the mechanism operates smoothly even under extreme loads.
Colour spec: White RAL 9010, Black RAL 9011, Anthracite Grey RAL 7016
10 year life cycle tested to ensure long lasting performance. All Louvolite roller system units are designed and manufactured in the UK using prime quality plastic materials and include a dedicated steel locking spring to ensure a positive performance. The sidewinders lock into the bracket with the unique bracket securing pin for safety after installation.
Using manual or motorised operation, all blinds must be compliant with the child safety elements of BS EN13120. Where children may be present, the chain must be fitted with easybreak connectors or a cord tidy.
Oval, made of aluminium or pvc, can be single or double wrapped in fabric or left exposed, while circular and the dual face Gemini, made of aluminium, only have the fabric formed and locked into the top part to leave the bar exposed. All fabric is formed and held into place with locking tape. The dual face Gemini bar, smooth on one side and angular on the other, improves the ease of manufacture and use of thicker laminate fabrics.
All of the System 40® roller blind system components are manufactured using aluminium, treated steel and plastic. They do not present any corrosion problems in normal environments. The system has been designed for a smooth operation, together with a rigidity to prolong the window blind’s working life. Manufacturing size restrictions are included in this specification brochure.
Double Bracket 70mm Full Fascia Cassette
Roller blinds with cassettes are manufactured as per the standard Louvolite System 40® and include the specially designed powder coated cassette system with dedicated top, direct or face fix brackets. On specification the user has the choice between a single coloured extrusion in dedicated colours or a fascia which incorporates the same fabric or contrasting fabric used on the roller blind.
The double roller blind system can work with any combination of standard roller blind fabrics. Some special fabrics such as velvets or other thick fabrics might not be suitable depending on the drop required.
Normally a Sheer Fabric is specified at the back and either a light filtering or blackout fabric at the front.
The choice of fabrics is totally up to you. We have such a wide range of fabrics that its not possible to put them all online, however please give us a call to discuss your requirements and we will make some suggestions and send out some fabric swatches for you to review.
The correct bracket spacing to edge of fabric can be found on the product specification tab. For this double system the dimensions are 14mm and 20mm and not those shown above.
Revolutionising Home Comfort Control
Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) is Somfy’s exclusive control platform which enables users to adjust motorised interior window coverings and motorised exterior products such as awnings, rolling shutters, pergolas and screens from virtually anywhere.
RTS is omnidirectional and travels through walls making controlling motorized products easy. You don’t necessarily have to be in the same room as your motorised product(s), or aim at them in order to operate.
No extra wires are needed.
Features Somfy’s exclusive “my” function, which allows you to program a preferred product position.
You can mix and match controls as you wish. Use a fixed wall switch or a remote or use both.
Provides the ability to change user preferences anytime with simplified programming.
RTS allows you to build your home automation system gradually. For example, you can start with a motorised curtain, then add blinds and other accessories later.
What’s more, RTS adapts easily to changes in your interior layout, as you can add control points or move them at will.
The Smoove 1 RTS
makes a stylish statement, while offering all the benefits of a single channel remote. This battery-operated solution is easy to install and doesn’t require an electrician.
New timeless look, with interchangeable frames to match any room.
Surface-mount avoids cutting into drywall.
Quick and simple installation
Includes open, close and stop functions, and programmable ‘my’ button
being stationary on a wall provides an ideal way to operate motorised products when entering or exiting a room.
This multi channel wall switch can control multiple RTS products individually and as a group. In addition to the 4 individual channels, you can create temporary groups by selecting a combination of the 4 channels. The relevant led’s are pressed to select a temporary group, then the direction or stop button is pressed to operate the blinds. The command signals are sent consecutively to each channel, with the corresponding channel led blinking during operation.
The three control buttons provide raise, lower and stop control functionality. A favourite position can also be programmed and recalled at the touch of a button (‘my’ button).
Situo 1 RTS HAND-HELD REMOTES
Situo hand-held remotes offer convenient and simple operation of every type of motorised application. Single channel remotes can operate one individual product or one group of motorised products.
Use the single channel to operate the motorised blinds above your sink.
Use the single channel to operate the group of motorised roman blinds in your dining room, to raise and lower them at the same time.
SITUO 5 RTS MULTI-CHANNEL HAND-HELD REMOTES
Five channel remotes offer more functionality because they offer an additional 5 channels of control. Each channel can still operate one individual product, such as a single motorised curtain, or one group of motorised products, such as all the motorised blinds on the first floor. With a total of five channels, you can set the preferences that suit your life.
Use channel one for your motorised curtain.
Use channel two for the motorised roman blind in your living room.
Use channel three for the motorised Curtains in your dining room.
Use channel four for the motorised roller blinds in the kitchen.
Use the fifth channel as a master to activate all of your motorised products.
TELIS 1 CHRONIS RTS & TELIS 6 CHRONIS RTS
Telis Chronis RTS combines the functionality of a hand-held control with the convenience of a programmable timer.
Quick Set Feature allows you to easily program or change the automatic operation of motorized applications with a brief button press.
Schedule one open and one close function per day with the automatic mode.
Different scheduled operation available for weekends and weekdays.
Offers a manual mode which disables the timed functions and allows you to use it as a remote anytime.
Comes factory pre-programmed with default time 7:30am OPEN, 8:00pm CLOSE,so if this schedule suits you, you can start using your timer right away.
Can be hand-held or stationary on a wall using the included wall mount clip.
Timer features allow you to really make your motorized products work for you!
Schedule your bedroom window coverings to open at 7am during the week and at 8:30am on weekends to enjoy a leisurely morning in bed.
Or if your have a flexible schedule, use the two different schedules on days that work best for you.
Utilise the manual mode at any time to simply open or close your curtains, regardless of set schedules, without losing them.
TaHoma Home Hub
TaHoma® makes running your home more comfortable, more secure and more economical
You can operate the TaHoma® interface via the internet on a computer, smartphone or tablet, allowing you to have touch control of curtains, blinds, lights, electrical equipment, heating, garage doors and gates, etc regardless of where you are – in the house, on holiday or at work.
Control multiple devices at once with scenario settings and personalise your TaHoma home automation system with smart programming features that ensure your home always works to your schedule. It’s also compatible with expert partner systems such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Philips Hue, Sonos and Velux and over 100 Somfy RTS & io homecontrol products.
Simple The TaHoma® Box radically simplifies control in the house – Easily control your home whether you’re home or away with the TaHoma® interface. – You customize your smart home, at any time, so you stay in control.
Accessible Somfy wireless smart home system, TaHoma compatible with any configuration: newbuild or renovation. – It is easy to install without major structural work, whatever your project.
Upgradable Somfy smart home system, TaHoma, adapts as your needs and your budget change. – You can add new devices to your installation whenever you want.
How does it work?
A simple press of a button on a remote control or wireless wall switch sends out a radio wave signal to move any motorised interior or exterior window coverings with ease. There is no need to point or aim the transmitter because RTS is omnidirectional and operates within a range of up to 65 feet. And just like a garage door opener, the radio waves travel through walls, making control of motorised products easier than ever.
What are channels and groups?
Did you know?
Window coverings powered by Somfy can be integrated with total home control systems. Somfy motors are compatible with third-party home automation systems, allowing the user to access and control their motorized window treatments from their home automation remote, touch-screen, wall panel or smartphone, which also controls lighting, security, HVAC and audio-video equipment.
Fabric Swatches: Please request any fabric samples by completing our contact form:
Once an order has been placed and processed our customer service team will be in touch via email to advise a dispatch date and send a tracking link if available. The lead-time information on all products is advised in the product description or product specification tabs on the product pages. If you’d like us to check stock or advise delivery timings for a specific product please give us a call on 01590 615775 and a member of the team will be delighted to help.
Whilst we will endeavour to fulfil our delivery promises once the goods leave our warehouse we do rely on 3rd parties to fulfil their obligations. We therefore recommend that a fitter or decorator isn’t booked until the goods are safely in your hands and have been checked for damage and any missing items. We cannot be held responsible for any fitter or decorator cancellations.
Please refer to our Returns page for information on returning a product.
Prior to ordering!
We hope that you are delighted with your purchase. To reduce the likelihood of having to return a product, we do recommend paint sample pots, wallpaper and fabric swatches are ordered prior to ordering the full sized items. We can also send out ring samples, colour toggles or off cuts of curtain poles / tracks to ensure the colour is right before you commit to order. Please get in touch if we can offer any assistance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01590 615775 and a member of the team will be delighted to help.