SHY® ZIP® blinds are flexible, easy to operate and extremely durable. Developed and proven through years of successful installations – often in very challenging situations – they achieve a standard virtually unsurpassed by any other roller blind screen system on the UK market today.
The heart of the system is SHY®’s specially designed zipper ribbon which is welded to the edges of the blind fabric to create a super-strong, flat, join. The zipper ribbon is securely held in a shaped plastic side channel which allows the blind to run freely and quietly but prevents the fabric from being pulled out of the channel.
The zipper ribbon, the plastic channel and the edge of the blind are all contained within an elegant, slim, aluminium side channel.
With all SHY® ZIP® blinds, the hem bar of the blind is also permanently fixed to the fabric and a brush strip prevents light ingress when the blind runs into the optional bottom channel.
Excellent light seal
SHY® ZIP® blinds’ side guides trap cloth in the side channels achieving an excellent light seal. The optional bottom channel receives the hem bar with brush strip, which reduces light ingress around the base of the blind. The cassette headbox, with fitting possibilities though the box itself, also minimises light gaps around the head of the blind.
With SHY® ZIP®’s fully cassetted system air is trapped between the glazing and the blind fabric providing additional insulation. In fact the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) guidance on the thermal resistance of blinds states that a fully cassetted blind with a low emissivity fabric is 8.8 times more effective that a standard roller blind.
With the blind fully lowered, the air trapped between the glazing and blind fabric helps to reduce noise in a similar way to double glazing.
Good wind resistance
The robust SHY® ZIP® guides prevent the cloth from pulling or blowing out of the side channels, even when fitted externally.
Dimout, shading, light control, heat control, insect screens, room dividers, business presentation & home cinema screens.
Hand or electric operation
Neat and Stylish
With a compact headbox which contains the cloth cassette and operating mechanism plus slim, aluminium side and bottom channels, SHY® ZIP® blinds can provide an attractive complement to the surrounding decor. The aluminium hardware can be anodised or powder coated to any RAL/BS colour.
Easy access for maintenance
Maintenance access (for all but the smallest, 65mm square head box) is via an easily removed front cover on the headbox. This can be removed for maintenance while the blind is in position.
With all SHY® ZIP® blinds, the hem bar of the blind is permanently fixed to the fabric and a brush strip prevents light ingress when the blind runs into the optional bottom channel.
SHY® ZIP® blinds are all made to measure and, with sizes up to 49m2, most requirements can be covered. By choosing the appropriate blind fabric either shading, dimout or blackout can be achieved - and with our 'twin blind' system even greater control over light levels can be achieved.
ZIP® blinds can be installed on vertical windows, sloping windows, tilting windows, rooflights and atria, shaped glazing and even curved areas such as glazed domes, cupolas or barrel vaulted roofs. ZIP® blinds can even pull sideways or upwards (lifting).
ZIP® blinds can be operated by hand, side chain mechanism, crank (gearbox), or motorised and operated electrically. Our case studies cover a variety of applications and locations to illustrate how architects, specifiers, installers and end-users have exploited the remarkable versatility of this system.
With our box and side channels, the standard colours are white (RAL 9910) and black (RAL 9005) 60% gloss.
Natural anodised is also possible on some ranges as standard and others depending on quantity.
However, we are able to paint these to almost any colour (and we are sometimes asked for some very odd and interesting colours), but usually one of the more standard colours from the RAL colour range.
A pot of touch up paint is supplied on all special colour paint orders. We also carry touch up paint in our standard black and white.
Other plastic parts/components are either white black or grey and chosen by us to complement the paint colour chosen… Unless you tell us otherwise.