SHY is a leading commercial roller blind specialist in the UK; designing, manufacturing and testing all of our blinds at our factory in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. We specialise in bespoke commercial roller blinds for windows of out-of-the-ordinary shapes and sizes, with British-made, innovative products that transform windows.
Our in-house design expertise and technical knowledge means that shading solutions can also be created for installations where the fitting of standard roller blinds isn’t an option.
We work with distributors across the UK providing shading solutions for their end clients. We can save time on contracts by providing commercial roller blinds for windows where standard roller blind fitment is a problem. All our commercial roller blinds are designed and manufactured in-house, ensuring the high quality and reliability their customers expect.
Architects turn to SHY when they are looking to specify a particular design or need guidance on the window shading solutions possible for an unusual, large, uniquely-shaped or angled window. This means that our commercial roller blinds become an integral part of the overall design, and not just an add-on feature.
SHY also provides shading solutions for our referral partners, such as rooflight manufacturers, BMS and climate control businesses, to complement their product ranges and enable them to offer a complete service to their clients.
Our vision is to become the commercial roller blind supplier of choice for engineered shading solutions.
We are committed to creating and manufacturing innovative, effective and cost-efficient shading solutions for our clients, whilst also providing excellent customer service, including helpful, practical information.
The family of co-owner, Martin Dibben has a long history of roller blind making, having been in the industry since 1828. His great great grandfather was also the founding President of the BBSA (British Blind and Shutter Association) in 1919 and of which, SHY is still a proud and active member.
Martin himself learnt all the traditional skills of roller blind making from the age of 5 in the wood mill, paint, smith, spring winding, sewing, roller assembly and carpentry shop. This understanding together with innovation and technology underpins the engineering and design services provided for SHY customers as shading solutions are developed for customer projects.
The origin of the name SHY stems from 1997, when the company was introduced to the ‘new’ zip technology from a business in Japan (S.H.Y. being derived from their founder’s name, Seizo Hayashicughi). We were the first in the world outside of Japan to work with “ZIP” technology. Since then, the company has specialised in SHY technology-ZIP® products, adapting them for the UK market and complementing them with other systems and technology.