Guthrie Douglas manufacture a wide range of high quality rooflight blinds for a range of commercial and domestic applications. They provide effective temperature and light control and with some planning in advance can be completely concealed within the frame of the rooflight.
Why apply blinds to a rooflight?
The increasing desire to bring natural light into our homes and offices from every angle, together with recent advances in glazing technology, mean that rooflights are getting increasingly larger whilst window frames are getting smaller. A high quality rooflight blind must cover these spaces in an elegant way whilst coping with extremes in temperature, solar radiation, and even wind speed for openable rooflights. More basic systems will inevitably deteriorate under these pressures with fabrics coming loose, creases or sagging appearing. Not all rooflight shading systems are equal. It is important to choose wisely.
Engineered rooflight shades
When it comes to shading, we know the correct system is dependent on building design, materials, location and aspect. Our engineered TESSTM rooflight shading systems have been expertly designed to solve the puzzles created by modern rooflights.
Since its inception 30 years ago as a blackout system for airports and luxury hotels in Europe, the TESSTM design has been meticulously refined by our engineers to adapt it for the residential environment. Invisible when retracted. Clean, simple lines when in use. Unlimited colour finishes blend seamlessly with the skylight surround or window frame.
Blackout fabrics and tensioned systems can be concealed within the surrounding frame to provide an elegant finish. We have helped hundreds of householders and businesses maximise energy efficiency and create a comfortable internal environment with effective shading. Our rooflight blinds are also strong enough to cope with extremes in both temperature and wind speed.
Why choose us?
Guthrie Douglas create blind systems tailored to your individual requirements using years of experience. Fabric is dynamic. It expands, contracts, and stretches in response to forces in its surrounding environment. If the system which holds it does not adapt to these forces, the fabric will wrinkle, distort, or tear. This is why only a correctly engineered, tensioned shading system can offer complete stability.
We ensure that maximum performance and a long service life is guaranteed as we are often involved in overseeing the installation of our own blinds. Our engineering expertise combined with our truly bespoke approach deliver commercial blinds that work in tune with your building design and performance.