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Touch Up Paint

Touch Up Paint

We have all been there. You accidentally damage a blind when fitting it; you have to make an adjustment on site that requires cutting the hardware; another tradesman  - or even the customer - manage to damage your pristine installation ... What do you do? Reach for the fitter’s friend in a bottle of Tippex? What if the hardware is not the same colour?

 

SHY® (UK) have a much better solution - a small bottle of touch up paint, complete with brush, in exactly the right colour for your hardware. So whether you order the standard white or black powder coated finishes from SHY® (UK) or a customised RAL or BS finish, you can be safe in the knowledge that you'll be able to deal with the odd scratch or blemish on site.

 

Martin Dibben, SHY® UK’s Managing Director, commented; “We realised from customer feedback during our SHY® School that touch-up paint was a frequent requirement. This is particularly useful in commercial and contract work, where payments can be held up for the smallest of marks. So we decided to research what we could do to help.”

 

Of course, touch-up paint can also be used when refurbishing and maintaining blinds or even to help get that dreaded retention released on a contract.

 

SHY® (UK) now provides matched touch-up paint to customers with each special colour order. And customers ordering standard Black and White products also receive a bottle with their first order. Subsequently, additional Black and White bottles can be purchased at a subsidised price.

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Obscura Case Studies

Obscura Casestudies

Clever protection from SHY (UK)

Sevenoaks library proudly possesses a unique tapestry created by evacuees and children during WW2 and they now possess a unique application of a SHY® (UK) roller blind system too. The library...

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When simple is best

SHY® (UK)’s roller blinds are a very versatile form of window shading and so the applications are many and varied, including church windows as at this site. A refurbishment of this...

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Great blinds for Great Yarmouth

Great blinds for Great Yarmouth - Grade 2 listed building gets Grade 1 blinds Arguably one of the most beautiful buildings in the town, Great Yarmouth Town Hall was opened by the...

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions of web site use and privacy policy

By accessing or using this web site (www.shy.co.uk), you agree to these terms and conditions of use.


Exceptionally, if you have come directly to this web site to view our terms and conditions and privacy policy, and do not wish to accept them, please leave this site directly from this page.

 

Accuracy, use and feedback

We are committed to respecting the privacy of users of our site. We respect your privacy, and comply with the Data Protection Act of 1988. If you wish to access and correct your personal information, please contact us. We will not pass your personally identifiable information to any third party. This includes our database for sending our email newsletter.

 

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As with most sites, we analyse usage information about the numbers and frequency of visitors to our web site . This data helps us to determine how much our customers use parts of the site, so we can improve it. We use the data for no other purpose.

 

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Sunfacta Case Studies

Sunfacta Casestudies

Unique interiors need unique solutions

SHY®’s commercial roller blind systems are so versatile that they don’t look out of place in a domestic environment. Such is the versatility of SHY® (UK)’s commercial roller blind systems that...

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Shaped, curved, motorised and high level

This job shows the ingenuity of SHY® (UK)’s engineering when coupled with an installer with a vision and the technical aptitude to take on a real challenge. Glasgow City Council needed...

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Privacy

SHY® UK privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how Ideas by Design Ltd (trading as SHY® UK) uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this web site. SHY® UK is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this web site, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. SHY® UK may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

 

This policy was reviewed and updated on 1 June 2011.

 

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  •  Name and job title
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  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

 

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

 

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.
  • We may use the information to customise the web site according to your interests.


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We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

 

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For your convenience some of our pages use 'session cookies' to keep track of what you have told us. These are temporary and are cleared when you finish using our site. No personal information is permanently kept by these cookies. If you have cookies disabled in your browser, you may still use our site fully - but there may be occasions when usage is a little less convenient.

 

Links to other web sites

Our web site may contain links to other web sites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other web site Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the web site in question.

 

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us at 1 Bilton Road Industrial Estate, Cadwell Lane, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 0SB If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Rooflight Case Studies

 

 

Rooflight Case Studies

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Even conservatory roofs

Even conservatory roofs

It is often said with conservatories that the last thing you think about is the blinds. This was not the case when Ace Contracts were asked to provide roof blinds...

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Massive museum roofblinds

Massive museum roofblinds

100 square metres of black-out in just 3 blinds to protect museum artefacts from fine art to dinosaur skeletons   A major renovation to a gallery in the New Walk Museum &...

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Tales of the river bank

Tales of the river bank

The owners of this home wanted to capitalise on their location next to the river Thames in Berkshire. A new fully glazed extension with a flat glass rooflight helped to...

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20m long - no problem

20m long - no problem

The renovation of The Magazine Building to become the Serpentine Sackler Gallery – a 900 square metre exhibition and social space in the heart of London’s Kensington Gardens was undertaken...

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Long, thin and high level

Long, thin and high level

When you need to blackout a high level rooflight it has to be a motorised solution and it has to be reliable. SHY® (UK) have been designing, manufacturing and testing...

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Two blinds meet in the middle

Two blinds meet in the middle

With no roof beams spoiling the view of an attractive skylight, the architect wanted a shading option that avoided cluttering the clear opening SHY® (UK) designed and manufactured this 18 metre...

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Glazed roof in historic building

Glazed roof in historic building

Rooflights are often specified to allow natural light into a space but sometimes too much light, and heat, can cause problems for the building and its occupants. This installation consists of...

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ZIP Case Studies

 

 

ZIP Blackout Case Studies

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University Challenge

Sometimes ensuring the trouble-free operation of electric blinds is a chalenge but not with SHY (UK)'s new obstacle detection motors.   At this University lecture theatre there were 9 blinds each 1,700mm...

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Blackout in Dulwich

Dulwich Prep School’s new laboratories had large glazing that needed blinds to provide the ultimate control over light.   The solution was simple - SHY® ZIP® blinds which have a clever ZIP®...

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Privacy for Olympic pool

The Olympic Aquatic Centre has a training pool separated from the main pool area by full height glazing positioned on a gentle curve.   SHY® (UK)’s dealer, Soltech Systems, were asked to...

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Are you sleeping comfortably?

Clever use of motorised ZIP® blinds to provide dim-out to bedrooms in open plan apartment.   This large open plan apartment in a converted Victorian school had two bedrooms on a mezzanine...

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Narrow and very, very long

Narrow and very, very long   There is a general rule of thumb in the blind trade that a roller blind width to drop ratio which exceeds 1:3 is asking for trouble. No...

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Best in class

Reading University blinds – best in class   This project shows the versatility of SHY® (UK)’s product range with differing fabrics, operating methods and hardware colours.   The majority of the roller blinds were...

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Lecture theatre black-out

Lecture Theatre Black-out The School of African and Oriental Studies needed to provide an effective black-out to large windows in teaching areas. Some of the windows could be opened and this...

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Curved windows - No problem

Curved Windows – No Problem A new auditorium at Newcastle-under-Lyme College had an interesting array of windows on a curved wall. As the auditorium was a multi-use space with the need for...

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Great movement and control

Great movement and control from SHY® (UK) The conference facility at the Hilton Hotel at stadium:mk, the home of the Milton Keynes Dons F.C., posed quite a simple challenge for SHY®...

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The long drop

Beautiful buildings deserve beautiful blinds no matter what their size When SHY® (UK) was challenged to make some very long and narrow black-out blinds they had several engineering challenges to overcome...

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SHY (UK) black-out laboratories

SHY® (UK) black-out laboratories When St Crispin’s School in Wokingham created a new science block they approached SHY® (UK) dealer, Valley Blinds, to provide robust yet elegant black-out blinds.   The solution was...

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Village hall gets SHY treatment

Village hall gets SHY® treatment There aren’t many village halls that have such a stunning vista as the one at Porthallow in Cornwall. Situated right on the beach this new build...

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Now you see them, now you don't

When you have a room with a view, particularly one as magical as this - the blinds have to be magical too On the shore of Loch Lein in Eire the...

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Conference room black-out

When a major financial institution wanted to ensure the complete privacy of its conference room from surrounding buildings they were quick to call on IBS Ltd who were even quicker...

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Lawyers left in the dark

So often blackout blinds, don’t. They come free from the side channels and jam. The result is light where there should be none and a blind that doesn’t work. A major...

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ZIP External Case Studies

ZIP flies in the face of the elements

Even smokers are entitled to some comfort. One pub in Ireland has kindly built them a Victorian gazebo. But how do they keep out the elements? SHY® ZIP® screens, installed...

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SHY protects Aviary from birds

Three radio controlled ZIP® Screen blinds with Mermet Airscreen fabric protect the modern art and listed aviary interior from roosting birds and nocturnal animals   Built for Baron Ferdinand Rothschild in 1889...

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SHY ZIP Screen on the slopes

Why have blinds if you can’t see out and why fit inside when you can have the benefit of extra solar protection from external blinds?   External shading is typically far more...

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ZIP Shaped or Sloping Case Studies

Shaped and lifting

A new school gym had some standard windows and shaped glazing above a door but there was a requirement for the space to have a black-out facility. The standard windows were...

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SHY (UK) takes to the slopes

The Carnegie Pavilion at Headingley, the home of Yorkshire Cricket Club, provides space for media, teaching and player’s facilities and has full height, sloping glazing overlooking the pitch. SHY® (UK)’s dealer...

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ZIP Twin Case Studies

Twins - the definition of bespoke

Twin blinds provide the ultimate in light control as in this job for a University expertly installed by SHY® (UK)’s dealer, Volvina. SHY® (UK)’s twin blinds contain two barrels and their...

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Twins - just got bigger

Two blinds in one headbox is quite unusual. But unusual is usual at SHY® (UK) and they even make twin blinds for vertical, sloping and even horizontal glazing. Using a 200m...

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Product Select

Product Select

Our ZIP® system may be our most prominent (and best-known) product range but Sunfacta and Obscura, our other commercial roller blind systems, provide alternatives that many of our clients seek for their applications.

 

Visit the product sections on this site to find more detail on each of these ranges. But for a quick summary of possible applications - and brief descriptions of the technology involved in each of the SHY® ranges - see the (downloadable?) summary chart below.

 

Do remember that we can make blinds up to widths of 6.4 metres and lengths of 12.8 metres, with some restrictions based on the fabric(s) chosen and the factors imposed by the installation location.

 

News

Rooflight shading made simple

SHY (UK) have extensive experience shading rooflights of all shapes and sizes. So when the owners of a home built a fully glazed extension containing a flat glass rooflight SHY were on hand to help control the heat and glare coming through the glass roof.

 

SHY proposed the SHY® ZIP® Fabric Tension System (FTS) with headboxes to conceal the cloth rollers and motors. This system has motors positioned at either end of the blind and these drive the blind back and forth across the glass. Clever electronics means that the motors "talk" to each other so when the blind is stopped in any position the motors gently turn in opposite directions to keep the fabric taut.

 

In this installation, expertly carried out by SHY (UK) dealer BBD Ltd, the headboxes were built into the ceiling detail under the rooflight with access panels for maintenance and the 1.8m x 6.2m blind is operated by a Lutron home control system. Fabric was Solarscene S110 with 5% light transmission to ensure the glare did not spoil the enjoyment of the AV equipment in this space.

 

See more about this project here

Obstacle detection motors

As a leading provider of commercial roller blind systems, SHY® (UK) continue to expand and develop their product range. The company recently introduced an extensive new fabric collection and are now pleased to announce their latest development - a suite of motors with built in obstacle detection technology for their ZIP® System.

 

These tubular motors which have an extensive and proven pedigree detect an obstruction, automatically stopping to prevent damage to the blind or the obstruction, so providing the ultimate in safe, reliable and trouble-free operation.

 

To prevent the motor stopping inadvertently it makes three attempts to pass the obstruction with a clever mix of mechanical and electrical technology ensuring that the motors accurately detect real obstacles.

 

These motors are designed for internal and also external blinds, where the odd gust of wind will not engage the obstacle detection when not required and there are other clever features which make them ideal for ZIP® blinds of almost any size.

 

Limit setting is very simple as there is no need to access the motor at any time. The blind is just fully raised and lowered and the motor senses the top and bottom of the blind travel and memorises these two positions. Soft stop is also a standard feature.

 

Using these new motors SHY® (UK) can make ZIP SCREEN® blinds up to 6m wide x 10m drop.

 

See a video on the new obstacle detection motors here

SHY (UK) black-out laboratories

When St Crispin’s School in Wokingham created a new science block they approached a SHY® (UK) dealer to provide robust yet elegant black-out blinds.

 

The solution was simple; the SHY® ZIP® black-out system with the flame retardant, black-out fabric securely held in the side channels by SHY® (UK)’s pioneering ZIP® technology.

 

In total there were over 50 blinds on this project with most being 4m wide and 2m drop. For these blinds SHY® (UK) supplied their 110mm2 headbox complete with smooth running gearbox and detachable handle to prevent unauthorised use of the blinds.

 

For door blinds and other windows it was possible to use a smaller 85mm2 headbox with side chain operation and a suitable child safety device.

 

On this project there was an additional challenge of an 8m x 5.4m window in a new lecture theatre which also needed the black-out treatment. SHY® (UK) supplied a number of blinds to cover the complex mullion arrangement on this window but the centre piece was a 4m x 3.5m electrically operated blind within a 150mm2 headbox.

 

SHY® (UK) used their B50 Solarblock fabric which is white backed for heat rejection but comes with a choice of face colours.

 

B50 cloth is a heavy duty solution ideal for this type of high use environment as its glass fibre sunscreen base structure ensures the fabric retains its shape in any plane.

 

To contact SHY® (UK) about your project click here
 

SHY (UK) - touch up paint service

At the SHY® School, our customers provided valuable feedback on the usefulness of having touch up paint available for SHY® supplied blinds - for repairing accidental surface damage during installation or maintenance ... and to cover raw edges created by cutting hardware when making an adjustment before fitting. This need was agreed to be particularly important in situations where even small blemishes could hold up payment for completed contract work.

 

SHY® UK's MD, Martin Dibben, followed up the feedback by asking his technical team to research the options for providing customers with the support needed. Now, whether you order the standard white or black powder-coated finishes from SHY® (UK) or a customised RAL or BS finish, you'll be supplied with a small bottle of matched touch up paint (complete with its own brush) that's perfect for repairing scratches and other blemishes on site.

 

With all special colour orders, the matching touch up paint is included with the delivery. For black and white finishes, the relevant touch up bottle is supplied on a customer's first order and is available thereafter from stock - at a subsidised price.

Support

Support

Technical information on SHY ZIP blinds, Obscura roller blinds and Sunfacta cassette blinds can be found by following these links or via the pictorial product links in the menu to the left of this page.

 

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please call to discuss your problem directly with one of our factory experts. The number is: 0845 67 20 000  

Child Safety

SHY® Safety bulletin

 

Child safety and internal window blinds

SHY (UK) have supported the British Blind and Shutter Association’s ‘make it safe’ campaign since it was launched in 2009.

 

All of SHY (UK)’s products can be supplied with gearbox or motorised operation which are inherently child safe. For chain operated blind systems SHY (UK) provide compliant tensioning devices (to BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014) which, when correctly installed, ensure that the chain is held taut and so remove an unrestrained loop.

 

Changes to child safety standards

The British Standards Institute published a revision to the child safety standard, including two test method standards, on 28 February 2014.


These standards affect blinds in any premises where children between 0-42 months are present or likely to have access. Consequently this affects all homes, public buildings and the publicly accessible areas of commercial buildings.

 

If you have any questions regarding child safety with internal blinds just contact us for advice.
 

 

SHY (UK) backs the British Blind and Shutter Association campaign to Make it Safe



Download a copy of the BBSA’s free make it safe brochure.

 

Don't forget, we also supply other forms of hand-operated blinds, or electric controls.

 

When ordering we suggest you use our order/measure forms to ensure you allow for child safety requirements. Click for Zip®, Sunfacta®, and Obscura®

 

If you need help give us a call on 0845 67 20 000.

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Welcome to SHY® (UK)

SHY® is the commercial roller blind specialist in the UK, designing, manufacturing and testing all our blinds in our factory in Hertfordshire. With over fifteen years of continuous product development and refinement, we have gained an enviable expertise in overcoming challenges. These include; difficult locations, buildings of every type, size and age (including heritage buildings) and those set by designers, architects and developers with a vision to realise.
 
Our three roller blind ranges, ZIP®, Obscura® and Sunfacta®, provide different technical solutions and great versatility in installation. Each range can utilise hundreds of different roller blind fabrics to ensure compliance with the client's aesthetic and light control requirements. All ranges can be operated manually or motorised.
 
Through our knowledge and experience and our expert dealer network we can produce roller blinds that are small, large, very large, straight, shaped, narrow, curved, vertical, horizontal or angled.

Wiring Diagrams

Layout and wiring diagrams for ZIP®, Sunfacta and Obscura electric blind control systems