Side Opening Blinds

From domestic kitchen, diner-patios, to covered walkways, bars, and cafés, feature windows made from vast, unbroken spans of glazing are an ever-popular design trend creating fluid spaces that are adaptable to a range of functions.

Huge walls of glazed panels define spaces without obstructing natural light, and often give the option to open up the space completely by removing the partition with bi-fold or sliding pocket doors. This offers the space huge versatility, combining interior and exterior, preserving light, and giving an open-plan feel to the space.

These types of features are popular in commercial and domestic settings alike, bringing the garden into the home via an extension to the kitchen or dining room, or to define breakout or dining spaces in office settings. Both of these scenarios can then be turned easily into event or hosting spaces when needed.

However, while letting in an abundance of natural light, these large ‘curtain wall’ installations can suffer from heat gain and at times become too bright, especially when south-facing in summer months. In these circumstances, shading with blinds seems the natural solution, but many clients find it looks untidy when the space is open, breaking up the clean-line appeal of the design.

This is where the Finnestra ‘Party Blind’ comes in. We can design and install a side-opening zip roller blind that runs side-to-side. This minimises the visual impact, while the external application maximises internal space.

The blind fully retracts out of sight when needed for a seamless look, providing the maximum space for when the party starts. As well as being fully opened or closed with the door/window, our party blind operates independently of this feature, allowing it to be part or fully opened for comfort shading/cooling, whatever stage the doors are in.

Through our partnership with Somfy, these electric blinds can be operated via a wall-mounted Smoove switch, handheld remote, an app on your phone or tablet, your smart home device, as well as the majority of BMS systems and smart devices on the market.

For more information on our side-opening “party blinds”, get in touch with our projects team today using the details below.

Featured Case Studies
University Case Study

The Client was impacted by high heat levels throughout the summer.  The vast glass area acted as a greenhouse making it uncomfortable for students, visitors and employees.

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Famous Fashion Designer Case Study

Finnestra was called into the Head Office of this prestigious fashion designer in London. The Client had a number of motorised roof blinds that had failed. We were recommended to the client by a main contractor as in their opinion Finnestra are the experts in this type of blind.

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External Shaped Blind Case Study

With a large irregular shaped window, the client wanted a shading solution for their bedroom, to completely block the light.

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Outdoor Printed Blinds Case Study

The client wanted to enclosed an outdoor terrace space with timber doors but faced opposition from the local authority.

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Primary School Case Study

Finnestra was called into a community Primary school to update their window dressings throughout. The Client had a number of blinds that had failed and the existing curtain was very dated.

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Sun Room Roof Case Study

As with many modern homes, sun rooms are now been adapted to daily living spaces to expand on usable space and negate the need to move.

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