Published On: Wed, Jun 7th, 2017

Solar-shading solutions for bi-folding doors from Sunbell

Integral blinds are the ideal partner for bi-folding doors and can help towards achieving energy efficiency homes.

Originally developed for the commercial sector integral blinds are a glazing alternative to internal or external blinds, shutters or traditional curtains. Sealed within the glazed unit, blinds are sealed from any ingress of dirt, dust or moisture offering an inexpensive and safe solution, with low maintenance and reduced sound intrusion and solar glare. Blinds can reduce air-conditioning and heating costs by providing greater insulation and light reflection minimizing the effect of direct sunlight, providing protection from overheating in the summer and thermal insulation in the winter months.

For homeowners, blinds are both a creative and practical solution for any home, adding elegance and style while at the same time offering a safe and low maintenance answer to providing light and privacy. The customer has a wide choice of stylish Venetian and fabric finishes including blackout options in a range of colours to complement the building’s designs. Although traditionally corded operated, blinds are being increasingly supplied motorised either powered by a battery unit on the glass or hard wired through to a central control box. Motorised blinds are the ultimate in safety and convenience, easily controlled by a hand held remote unit for up to 12 blinds or interfaced with a home automation systems such as Lutron or Control 4.

Italian-style quality, custom made

Italy’s leading designer and manufacturer of interstitial blinds, Sunbell, has created a range of high-quality, innovative and energy-efficient solutions. A well-established family business in Italy Sunbell has a good reputation for service and quality, manufacturing a wide range of traditional and integral blinds. Supplied in kit form, custom made, Sunbell can offer a wide choice of solutions and styles to suit every taste comprising of aluminium Venetian slats, pleated (Sunlight), duette (Sunveil) and blackout (Sunblock) including a new venetian finish ‘Charcoal Grey’ (that’s a close match to the ever popular grey RAL 7016) together with a choice of spacer bar, black or silver. 

Venetian blinds are designed to control the diffusion of light that offer varying degrees of privacy for all rooms. Simple to operate and adjust Sunbell’s venetian blinds provide a modern, sleek design that will enhance the look of any home. As a well-established leading designer and manufacturer of stylish blind solutions and electrical control systems; Sunbell offers a unique combination of Italian design, superb quality and engineering excellence.