Grants have been designing, manufacturing and fitting blinds for garden rooms, orangeries and conservatories for over 35 years and gained invaluable experience. Innovations include reflective coatings, curved guide tracks and ways to conceal blinds for minimum visual impact.
Although the idea of garden rooms, orangeries and conservatories is to appreciate the light, these buildings tend to get very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Reasons for having blinds also include decoration, privacy, glare management, and security. Our most popular shading solutions for garden rooms, orangeries and conservatories are French Pinoleum, Pleated Blinds, and Roller Blinds. They can all be used in both skylights and windows.
Our traditional French Pinoleum is woven using narrow strips of carefully prepared wood, with all timber being produced from sustainable sources. As a natural insulator, Pinoleum has excellent shading properties while it also allows delicately filtered light through the weave, helping create a relaxed colonial feel.
Solarwood ® is our own carefully engineered reflective backing. It increases the reflection of heat, glare and UV transmissions while allowing the soft light effect of the weave to continue to filter through. The high-performance lining is attached discreetly to the reverse side of the blinds.
For a final touch to the design, we can paint or stain the French Pinoleum in any colour, to match the room perfectly.
Grants Pleated Blinds are made of high performance materials (e.g. voile, semi-transparent, opaque, and blackout) and can be provided with specialist solar reflective backing. Cellular blinds, such as Honeycomb pleated blinds, are made up of two or more layers joined at the pleats to form compartments that trap air, providing insulation. These can all be made to be stacked at the top, or even a floating stack. If you need a blind that is more flexible, we can manufacture these blinds as a day/night blind.
Roller Blinds provides a clean, contemporary look and can be made fully concealed when not in use. They can be used in large skylights without any wires, and really are the only solution when you require 100% light exclusion/blackout. Roller Blinds are available in a range of high performance materials (e.g. transluscent voile cloth material, screen material, opaque, blackout) and Grants can make bespoke roller blinds using Clients' own material.