DVLA - The Driving Force Behind Innovative Roller Blind Systems
Three new buildings have proved to be the catalyst for Levolux to create a new innovative roller blind system that allows the occupants to choose a number of predetermined positions, helping to keep the entire building in symmetry to outside observers.
The buildings, owned by the DVLA in Bristol, have roller blinds at all of the windows. Whilst they provide vital control of light and glare for the occupiers, it was obvious that no two windows had blinds at the same levels. Looking in from the outside, it created an unsightly and irregular appearance which the DVLA and architects Aukett Europe needed to overcome.
a symmetrical yet functional shaded office
They approached Levolux, market leaders in the design, manufacture and installation of solar shading solutions who developed a system which will enable them to transform the building into a symmetrical yet functional shaded office.
Levolux produces a wide range of solar shading solutions for both internal and external applications. These include aerofoil fins, walk on Brise Soleil, fabric canopies, tension fabric solutions and specialist industrial louvre systems.
unique chain operation, controlled descent mechanism
To create a roller blind solution that would provide the DVLA with the control and aesthetic consistency they required, Levolux developed a unique chain operation, controlled descent mechanism that allowed the roller blinds to be deployed, withdrawn or opened to a fixed mid-position or positions.
This mid-position or positions can be predetermined by the building or window design. For example, if the windows feature mid-position transoms, the blinds can be produced so they can be deployed, withdrawn or opened to the transom point, to create a seamless blend with the window. Alternatively, if the window features openers a third of the way down, the blinds can be configured so that they stop at this point. If required, additional stopping points can be added to provide more control for the users.
enhancing the aesthetic appeal
Using this innovative control system, consistent and neat regulation of blinds can be achieved, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of a building from both the interior and exterior as the blinds will only ever be in one of a number of predetermined positions.
So far, over 375 roller blinds manufactured in glare reducing, pewter coloured material and featuring the innovative control system have been fitted in three new buildings for the DVLA, each designed by architects Aukett Europe.
Like all systems from Levolux, the internal roller blinds are backed with the company’s design, manufacture and installation package and can be produced in a variety of materials and finishes to co-ordinate with the overall architectural design of any building.
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