Skylight / Rooflight Roller Blinds

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Skylight / Rooflight roller blinds can be designed and manufactured to fit virtually any size, shape, angle or age of window. Utilising a wide choice of blind fabrics, every level of shading, through to full dim-out can be achieved.  Motorised for your convenience our Skylight / Rooflight roller blinds can be controlled by wall switches, hand held remotes or can be integrated into your home control system.

We have partnered with SHY, whose speciality roller blinds are used in many commercial installations as well as high-end domestic situations.

They are ideal when rooflights or skylights are used to provide much needed light but want to be able to control the amount of light and heat that could cause problems for the building and its occupants.

The blind systems are split into two main options;

  1. Basic roller system – tensioned end to end without any support down the side of the blind.  These can be supplied with the rollers and spring boxes exposed or enclosed within boxes.
  2. Zip roller system – the blinds are tensioned end to end in the say way as the basic system, however the sides of the blinds are supported by Zip side channels.  These side channels help to provide additional tension across the fabric to greatly reduce sagging and for blackout fabrics, will eliminate the light gap.  When the Zip system is specified all the blinds will be supplied with head boxes.

The majority of the systems we specify for skylights / rooflights are Zip, due to the signifiant improvements in fabric tensioning.  The heart of the SHY Zip system is SHY’s specially designed zipper ribbon, which is welded to the edges of the blind fabric to create a super-strong join. The zipper ribbon is securely held in a shaped plastic inner rail which allows the blind to run freely and quietly but prevents the fabric from being pulled out of the inner rail.

Depending on the size of the skylight, there are different tensioning systems that can be specified.  Small to medium blinds use wires/cords connected to spring boxes that create a constant tension in the fabric to reduce sagging.  The basic Constant Tension Systems  (CTS) will have cords evenly spaced across the fabric, however up to a certain size, a premium wireless system can be specified where  no  tensioning wires can be seen. For larger applications, rather than sping boxes, motors are used at both ends of the fabric.  These Fabric Tensioning Systems (FTS)

SHY CTS Zip Blinds

Ideal for shading smaller glazed areas, a CTS uses a single motor system. This means it has one motor which is located inside the cloth tube. It also has a spring boxes at the other end that pull the fabric under tension. They are often used with SHY’s ZIP® side channels which allow the blind to run freely and quietly but prevents the fabric from being pulled free.

Up to 2m x 2m will be supplied with two cords concealed in the side channels.  For all blinds wider than 2m one additional tensioning cord will be required every 50cm.

SHY Wireless CTS Zip Blinds

SHY Wireless rooflight blinds use a far more powerful version of the constant tension system, using SHY’s own patented spring boxes and a heavy-duty hem bar to help prevent sag. With maximum dimensions of 3m x 3.5m, depending on fabric choice, the two tension wires run in the side channels giving a truly ‘wireless’ opening. Note the basic CTS Zip blind detailed above, only requires a third (visible) wire for sizes larger than 2m, so for blinds less than 2m, the basic CTS also provides a wireless solution.

SHY FTS Zip Blinds

An FTS is a double-motor system with a special motor at both ends of the blind. The motors “talk” to each other through a control box as the blind is travelling to control the moving and finishing tension.

Depending on the draw and width required, FTS blind can be up to 6.5m wide and up to 20m (that’s 65 feet!) long. Please contact us directly to discuss the special wiring needed, best fabric choices and position of the tension cables across the heavy-duty hem bar.

We can also specify twin systems should you want a light filtering fabric or a fly screen for the day and a blackout fabric for the night.  Please refer to the twin system tab for more information.
Features

  • Side channels
  • 33x28mm side channels
  • Flange mounted or through mounted
  • Zipper ribbon runs within the inner rail

 

 

  • Headboxes
  • Headboxes will be 150mm square for blinds up to 5m wide or 6.4m long
  • For blinds over these sizes bespoke 200 Plus boxes will be required

 

  • Constant Tension Spring box for CTS system
  • Up to 5kg of strength per box
  • Ensures the fabric is kept under tension to keep it taut as possible
  • Pulls the blind across the opening

 

  • Constant Tension Spring box for Wireless system
  • Patented system for extra load
  • Ensures the fabric is kept under tension to keep it taut as possible
  • Pulls the blind across the opening

 

  • FTS Control Box
  • An FTS is a double-motor system with a special motor at both ends of the blind.
  • The motors “talk” to each other through a control box which allows adjustment of the moving and finishing tension.
  • When planning your FTS system please make an allowance for this control box to be fitted in an accessible location beneath the blind installation.

  • Shelf
  • It is recommended that wherever possible, rooflight / skylight blinds are orientated so the head boxes point up to the glass with the cloth at the lowest point, and if on show, that our shelf system is used.
  • Regardless of the opening, the blind can be fitted square to ensure the best finish for the fabric and long life of the blind.

 

  • Fabric
  • Blackout – prevents or significantly reduces the amount of light passing through the fabric
  • Glass fibre and polyester screen – protect against heat and glare of the sun
  • Refer to the fabric tab mor more information and to download the SHY fabric cards

  • Motorised control
  • Hard wired – wall switch or integration into control systems
  • Radio control – remote or switch through dry contact receiver

 

 

How to Shop

A member of our technical sales team will only require a basic understanding of your requirement,  aperture dimensions and if possible an image of the installation area, to be able to provide an approximate quotation for your system.

A full site survey should then be undertaken by the builder or fitter who will be installing the blind system.

Tensioned Skylight / Rooflight blinds are not recommended for DIY installation.

Fitting / Installation instructions are provided.

For customers based in the South / South East of England, we have partnered up with a SHY installer specialisig in Rooflight / Skylight systems and is able to install even the most complicated FTS systems, see the site survey and fitting tab for more information.

Please note: a sample swatch is recommended before an order is placed as the colours shown on screen are not accurate enough for colour approval.  

Please also get in touch if you have any questions or would like any advice. Please email sales@thehomeofinteriors.co.uk or call us on 01590 615775.

 

SHY Fabrics for Skylight / Rooflight blinds are broken down into two main categories:

Light Filtering – avaialble in three main levels of openness.  These openness factors of 1%, 3% and 5% determine the amount of light and heat that can pass through the fabric, but also the transparency of the fabrics (the ability to see through them).  The image below shows an example of these three openness factors.

Blackout – Prevents or significantly reduces the amount of light passing through the fabric.

Shy have specified two different light filtering fabric options.  The Polyester Screen collection is suitable for most domestic installations and includes the flyscreen fabric.  The Glass Fibre Screen collection is for heavy duty applications so more suited to contract installations and XXL  windows.

You can click the links below to download the SHY fabric cards. 

SHY Solarscene polyester screen

SHY Solarscene glass fibre screen

SHY Solarblock blackout

Please contact us for fabric swatch samples.

Please email sales@thehomeofinteriors.co.uk or call us on 01590 615775.

OVERVIEW

  • ZIP® technology used with constant tension spring boxes
  • Used for areas up to 30m2 (also see our Wireless and ZIP® FTS rooflight)
  • Features headbox and side channels with the option for blind shelf

SYSTEM DETAILS

SHY ZIP® CTS rooflight blinds can operate in a vertical or horizontal position and at any angle in between, drawing upwards, downwards, or sideways.

The heart of the system is SHY’s specially designed zipper ribbon which is welded to the edges of the blind fabric to create a super-strong join. The zipper ribbon is securely held in a shaped plastic inner rail which allows the blind to run freely and quietly but prevents the fabric from being pulled out of the inner rail.

A single motor system is used, located inside the cloth tube, encased in our extruded aluminium head boxes. The box at the other end of the blind contains spring boxes that pull the fabric under tension.

APPLICATION

Ideal for shading smaller glazed areas, these systems are used in
many commercial installations as well as high-end domestic situations. They are ideal when building occupants need to control the amount
of light, glare and heat attributable to the skylight. Utilising a wide choice of blind fabrics, every level of shading, through to full dim-out can be achieved.

Hardware can be powder coated to any RAL colour (standard colours are white and black) to suit existing surroundings.
Recommended shelf can be used to assist installation and running of the blind.

OVERVIEW

  • ZIP® technology used with patented spring boxes
  • Used for areas up to 3m wide and up to 3.72m total system length(for larger sizes, see our ZIP® FTS rooflight)
  • Features 110mm headboxes and side channels with the option for blind shelf
  • No visible guide wires

SYSTEM DETAILS

SHY ZIP® Wireless rooflight blinds can operate in a vertical or horizontal position and at any angle in between, drawing upwards, downwards, or sideways.

By using SHY’s ZIP® technology, the cloth is held securely in the inner rails. This allows the blind to run freely and quietly, guiding the fabric as it deploys and retracts. The patented spring box and heavy duty 75mm hem bar ensures that the blind operates with minimal sagging or rippling.

A single motor system is used, located inside the headbox.

APPLICATION

Ideal for shading smaller glazed areas, these systems are used in many commercial and high-end domestic situations. Havin no guide wires showing means it is deal for contemporary and stylish installations and where a sleek, minimal profile is needed. They are ideal when building occupants need to control the amount of light, glare and heat attributable to the skylight. Utilising a wide choice of blind fabrics, every level of shading, through to full dim-out can be achieved.

Hardware can be powder coated to any RAL colour (standard colours are white & black) to suit existing surroundings. Recommended shelf can be used to assist installation and running of the blind.

 

OVERVIEW

  • ZIP® technology used with our Fabric Tensioning System (FTS)
  • Used for areas of up to 6.5m wide or 20m long with a maximum of 50m2
  • Features headboxes and side channels with the recommended option for blind shelf

SYSTEM DETAILS

FTS rooflight blinds can operate in a vertical or horizontal position and at any angle in between, drawing upwards, downwards, or sideways.

The heart of the system is SHY’s specially designed zipper ribbon which is securely held in a shaped plastic inner rail which allows the blind to run freely and quietly but prevents the fabric from being pulled out of the side channel.

This system uses small diameter stainless steel cables attached to the leading edge of the hem bar to pull the fabric across. These cables are wound around cable drums in the tension head box and driven by a motor, therefore an FTS system requires a mains connection to a control box that then distributes power along product specific wiring to both top and bottom motors.

APPLICATION

Perfect for large rooflights and lanterns, these systems are used in many commercial and high-end domestic situations. They are ideal when building occupants need to control the amount of light, glare and heat gain attributable to the skylight. Utilising a wide choice of blind fabrics, every level of shading, through to dim-out can be achieved.

Hardware can be powder coated to any RAL colour (standard colours are white & black) to suit existing surroundings. Recommended shelf can be used to assist installation and running of the blind.

Twin rooflight systems OVERVIEW

  • Features two rollers with different fabrics
  • Encased in either one headbox, or two boxes back to back
  • ZIP® technology used with constant tension spring boxes

SYSTEM DETAILS

SHY ZIP® CTS rooflight blinds can operate in a vertical or horizontal position and at any angle in between, drawing upwards, downwards, or sideways.

The heart of the system is SHY’s specially designed zipper ribbon which is welded to the edges of the blind fabric to create a super-strong, flat join. The zipper ribbon is securely held in a shaped plastic inner rail which allows the blind to run freely and quietly but prevents the fabric from being pulled out of the inner rail.

A single motor system per fabric is used, located inside the cloth tube, en- cased in a headbox. The box at the other end of the blind contains spring boxes that pull the fabric under tension.

Depending on size and space available, the system can consist of one blind in a 150mm square extruded aluminium box or a bespoke 200 Plus Series handmade steel box, or two blinds placed back-to-back.

APPLICATION

These systems are used in many commercial installations as well as high-end domestic situations. Utilising a wide choice of blind fabrics, one blackout and one shading fabric is used. This enables different light solutions for the glazed area.

Hardware can be powder coated to any RAL colour (standard colours are white & black) to suit existing surroundings. Recommended shelf can be used to assist installation and running of the blind.

 

A member of our technical sales team will only require a basic understanding of your requirement,  aperture dimensions and if possible an image of the installation area, to be able to provide an approximate quotation for your system.

A full site survey should then be undertaken by the builder or fitter who will be installing the blind system.

Tensioned Skylight / Rooflight blinds are not recommended for DIY installation.

Fitting / Installation instructions are provided.

For customers based in the South / South East of England, we have partnered up with a SHY installer specialisig in Rooflight / Skylight systems and is able to install even the most complicated FTS systems.

Full site surveys and installation are both based on a full day rate of £300 plus travel costs for the fitter.  For more complicated or multiple installations a full quotation should be requested.  Note. There is a London surcharge of £100

Please contact us for a detailed quote for site surveys and installation. Please email sales@thehomeofinteriors.co.uk or call us on 01590 615775.

 

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.

Convenience

  • 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.

Control Options

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Click the Image to view Somfy control options

Wall Switches

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.
  • Completely wireless.
  • 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.
  • Available in seven decorative colour frames.
Smoove Origin 4 RTS

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).

Remotes

 

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.

Examples:

  • 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.

Examples:

  • 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.

For a venetian blind tilt systems we will specify the Situo VAR remotes.

Situo VAR 1 Channel Remote

A single channel remote with scroll wheel, for fine turning the position of your blind. Suitable for operating a single channel to control between 1 and 8 blinds at the same time, but not independently. For added convenience, you have the ability to program your favourite position using the MY button.

Situo VAR 4+1 Channel Remote

A 4+1 channel remote with scroll wheel, for fine turning the position of your blind. Suitable for operating 4 radio channels each controlling between 1 and 8 blinds, plus the option to control all 4 channels at the same time. For added convenience, you have the ability to program your favourite position using the MY button.

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!

EXAMPLES:

  • 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.

Product benefits

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.

We offer free delivery on all Paint and Little Greene Wallpaper orders.

For other purchases, we offer free delivery on all orders over £97.50.  There is a £7.95 delivery charge on orders under this value.  Please refer to our delivery Ts and Cs for a full breakdown of our delivery charges.

LEADTIMES:

The leadtimes vary depending on the product ordered.  Please refer to the Leadtime on the product specification tab for information on the particular product you are looking at.  If the product is available on  a ’Next working day’ service this applies to all orders received up to 6pm.  Please note there is a 4pm cut off for any Jones products.  Any orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on the Monday for delivery to you on the Tuesday.

Please note the next working day service is subject to stock availability.  If there are any stock shortages we will notify you immediately and work with you to find a suitable solution to meet your requirements. If you don’t want delivery the next day please call us on 01590 615775 to place your order over the phone and we and we can set up delivery for your nominated day.

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 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 cancellations.

We hope that you are delighted with your purchase.  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 email sales@thehomeofinteriors.co.uk to request a sample.  Please note made to order / measure / cut to size products cannot be returned or exchanged unless faulty.  Please also note that we cannot accept returns on any paint orders as they are mixed to order.

For any standard products not listed above, in the event that you would like to return your goods we accept returns within 30 days of delivery.

There is an £20 collection charge to return curtain pole or curtain track orders. We appreciate this is a lot of money but this is what our couriers charge us. Curtain poles and tracks are classified as ‘oversized’ items and so they incur a premium for handling long parcels.

If you would like to return curtain pole accessories or curtain track spare parts these can be returned by Royal Mail or a carrier of your choice.  Please return smaller items to: The Home Of Interiors, The Design Hub, 41 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7RB.

To return and obtain a refund (excluding delivery costs) please email us at sales@thehomeofinteriors.co.uk or give us a call us on 01590 615775. We will then contact you to organise the collection / return. Failure to notify us may result in no refund or an additional cost to forward your returned item/s to the correct address.

Any products you return will be at your own cost and the goods must be in the same condition which they were received.  The goods must be in their original packaging.  The goods are your responsibility until they reach us so please make sure any returned items are very well packaged to avoid damage while in transit. Please ensure the returns reference, which will have been emailed to you, is clearly marked on the outside of the parcel.  We recommend you use the outer packaging the goods were delivered in.

If on receipt of the goods we inspect them and conclude that they are not in the same condition they were sent out in we will not be able to provide a refund. We will notify you if this is the case.

The refund, minus the original delivery charge and minus the collection charge, is usually actioned within a week of the items being returned but it can take up to 30 days. The refund will be made back to the account that the original purchase was made from.