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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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