Zip Blinds

Wind Resistant with ecellent dimming properties these blinds can be manufactured up to 30m in height. Zip Blinds present the perfect external soluion for your shading needs. Ideal for Balconies, Cinema Rooms, Verandas and other large spans of glazing.


As one of the very few UK companies that can install zip blinds, the team at Finnestra have developed a unique service to provide these blinds to suit a complete range of domestic and commercial needs. Zip screens are most often utilised externally, and consist of blinds that run within a fixed side channel where the fabric is fixed into the channel by a series of “buttons” along the side of the fabric.

These buttons make up the iconic ‘zip’ feature and allow the blinds to survive high wind speeds, making them ideal for large spans of glazing, balconies, terraces, listed buildings, and curtain walls. As well as wind resistance, these blinds also offer flexible weather-resistant characteristics, providing flexible and adaptable shading and privacy that can easily be retracted when not required.

Older and listed buildings will also benefit from the noise-reduction and energy-saving (when internally fitted) properties of these blinds, with the fabric acting as a retractable secondary glazing system helping internal heat regulation, especially in the summer months.

Zip blinds also provide a unique level of control in terms of light admission, as side channels let virtually no direct light in, and screens can be designed to filter and diffuse light in 3, 5, 10, and 15b precent light transmittance to help exactly regulate the light in certain rooms. Solid fabrics can also be used for privacy purposes, and to provide an almost complete blackout blind.

As well as all these benefits, our zip blinds come with the typical range of Finnestra print and installation options including vertical, horizontal, internal or external, sloping, gazebo, retractable conservatory, and oversize options.

If you want to know more about zip blinds and how they could be the ideal solution to your shading issues, contact Finnestra to discuss your project 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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