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170-bedroom airport hotel gets two blinds to every window

This new Hyatt Place hotel in Hayes serves travellers using Heathrow Airport. Created from an unprepossessing 1960s office block the hotel features 170 bedrooms, 24-hour restaurant facilities and meeting rooms. Dearnleys were contracted to provide shading systems to effectively control the light to the bedroom spaces and installed 2 blinds to every bedroom window. An Astralux 3000 roller blind with screen fabric filtered daylight and an Astralux 4000 room darkening blind provided the dim-out required for sleeping.

Carnegie Pavilion, Headingley

This £21m development created a world class media and players' facilities and teaching space all under one roof. Astralux blinds were used and as the glazing slopes outwards a cassetted zip system was specified. This clever roller blind has zips welded to the edge of the fabric which run in the side channels of the blind. This ensures the blind always runs square and is ideal for sloping glazing as the blind is permanently guided. A FR screen fabric was used in most areas to effectively control light levels and solar gain but also allowing a view to the outside.

HSE Headquarters

Astralux Systems dealer, Pentel Contracts, were involved with the architect and contractor some two years before the first piece of ground was broken on site at the headquarters of the Health & Safety Executive. The Astralux 5000 tensioned roller blind system is a proven solution for atria installations and was used at this site to control glare and heat to both the main atrium, 13m from floor level and a circular rooflight. In total 140 blind systems were installed covering an area of glazing of some 2,500 square metres. Operation was by localised group operation with radio controlled (wireless) switches.

Manchester One

This building which is now known as Manchester One was completed in 1962 and at that time its height of 80m made it one of the tallest buildings in the UK. As part of a £2m re-development of the 21 floors a new reception was created. Blinds were required to reduce heat and light gain in this highly glazed reception space. Pentel proposed the Astralux 3000 heavy duty roller blind system with just three blinds required to shade over 50 square metres of curtain walling.

Overheating library is no sweat for Dearnleys

Visitors to Horsforth Library in Leeds were having difficulty using the computers due to too much glare. In addition, in the summer the solar gain through the roof glazing was making the library uncomfortably hot. Dearnleys proposed the Astralux 6000 louvre blind system which is ideal for sloping glazing as the slats are securely held on rack arms. These arms allow the slats to be tilted to control light and glare. At this site the blinds were operated by a detachable crank handle but motorisation is also available.

Sports hall gets into gear with Astralux

A new extension to the sports facilities at Outwood Academy, Adwick, Doncaster saw the creation of a new sports hall and other facilities. Dearnleys have extensive experience in supplying and installing blinds to schools, colleges, and universities across the UK. See more here.

Yet another university shaded by Astralux

The Clifton Campus at Nottingham Trent University has recently undergone a major investment programme to enhance the facilities for the 8,000 students who are based at this site. Part of this multi-million pound spend was the creation of The Pavilion, a space for students to meet and study with full height glazing flooding the space with light. To help control light and glare the lower sections of the curtain walling were shaded by Dearnleys using the Astralux 3000 roller system. These blinds were fitted with screen fabric with a 1% openness.

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