Obscura blinds

SHY Obscura commercial roller blinds have the look of standard roller blinds - but this roller blind system is anything but standard: it can provide maximum overall coverage of 70 square metres.. Obscura roller blinds can be installed on vertical, sloping, or tilting windows, rooflights and atria, shaped glazing and even curved areas such as glazed domes, cupolas or barrel-vaulted roofs.

No matter what size of fabric is used, a choice of 9 roller barrels with diameters from 33mm to 160mm, ensure that Obscura roller blinds operate efficiently and effectively. Obscura roller blinds can even pull sideways or upwards (lifting).

Obscura roller blinds can be operated by a side chain mechanism, crank (gearbox), or be motorised and operated electrically. Having fixings for virtually any situation, and clever features like counter-balancing springs, makes it easy to raise and lower an Obscura roller blind.

The standard colour for our brackets is white (RAL 9910) 60% gloss. However, depending on the hem bar choice, this could also be finished in black (RAL 9005) 60% gloss and natural anodised.  However, we are able to paint these to almost any colour, usually one of the more standard colours from the RAL colour range. Other minor parts/components are either white, black, or grey and chosen by us to complement the paint colour chosen… unless you ask otherwise.

Why choose Obscura blinds?

Obscura commercial roller blinds have multiple uses. With a such a wide range of sizes and fabric options Obscura roller blinds can be used for all sorts of applications - from glare and heat control window blinds, to room and space dividers, projection screens in offices, and use in home cinemas.
Obscura roller blinds can be operated manually by side chain or gearbox with an attached (or detachable) operating handle. With SHY's motorised roller blind options, the motor is fully contained in the roller barrel and virtually any control system is available. As with all SHY motorised roller blinds, this ranges from a simple switch, through to fully automated operation,  linking to building management or home automation systems.

Obscura roller blinds have high strength, quick-fix brackets. The strength and design of the brackets used for Obscura roller blinds is a critical factor, from both an operational and safety point of view. SHY brackets have been designed to allow quick installation and provide a secure attachment of the barrel to the brackets.

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Product Technical Data

SHY has a wide range of product deta sheets. if you are unable to see the information you need, please contact us. 

Obscura Normal Drop Order Forms

Obscura Rooflight Order Forms

Please use these forms for ordering Obscura rooflight blinds. If you need any assistance when completing or have questions before ordering, please do contact us