Conservatory Type: Timber, Amdega Victorian conservatory, 5.6m x 6.5m, glass roof
Mrs. Good understood that for her conservatory supplied by Amdega roof roller blinds or pinoleum roof blinds were the only options. Pleated blinds would not suit the roof structure of Amdega’s as the roof sections divided by the deeper wood beams, are too large for pleated blinds to operate within.
Any blinds selected would need to have good thermal properties, in reflecting the strong sunlight away (the Amdega conservatory is south facing), reducing harsh glare & protecting her furnishings from fading further. Mrs. G did not want too many cords against her glass roof as she loved the appearance of the glass with timber rafters.
She really wanted plain, rather than fancy, roof blinds & so roof rollers were quickly decided upon. Only 1 thin cord is used per blind to pull it up, & only visible with the blind retracted. This then made the choice for side blinds easy, as she preferred roller window blinds to match the style of the roof.
Whilst the roof roller fabric is highly reflective to keep the sun out & protect both the fabric itself, & furniture below from fading, the window roller blind fabric does not need to be reflective as such. The roof blinds take most of the punishment from the sun, whilst the side blinds need to provide protection from the lower, weaker sun & afford privacy from prying eyes! Therefore a quality, complimentary cream fabric with a subtle print was selected, without thermal backing. The rollers were “reverse rolled” to easily lower over the handles & hide the actual rolls.
“Very neat, attractive & inconspicuous, just what I wanted, & the cassettes ensure no visible rolls.”