This installation consists of eight roof blinds in four pairs, 3,000mm wide by 3,200mm draw. Simply moving backwards and forwards all day their action goes unnoticed but hides a shading masterpiece.
Motors at the top lift the blinds and motors at the bottom retract. These are linked through a control box clever enough to apply the correct tension so that the cloth lays flat. The cloth edges are guided and retained by SHY® ZIP® side channels.
As the blinds lift to the ridge in pairs, a single ridge bracket has been made that enables the cable rollers for each blind to be mounted together.
Finally, a cover is attached to conceal the rollers. Operation is by radio control.
SHY® (UK) designed and manufactured this 18 metre long blind, in just two sections - running from either end so they closed in the middle of the rooflight.
The rooflight was also fitted at a slight pitch but this poses no problem for SHY® (UK)'s rooflight system which can be fitted at any pitch and at any angle.
To prevent the fabric from sagging when deployed this rooflight blind used a Fabric Tension System (FTS). In this system motors at either end of the blind work in conjunction with each other and when the blind is stopped at any position the motors gently turn in opposite directions to tension the cloth.
To keep the blind running perfectly square along its line of travel ZIP® channels were used which allows the fabric to run freely but always guided.