SHY® is the commercial roller blind specialist in the UK, designing, manufacturing and testing all their blinds in their factory in Hertfordshire. With over fifteen years of continuous product development and refinement, they have gained an enviable expertise in overcoming challenges. These include; difficult locations, buildings of every type, size and age (including heritage buildings) and those set by designers, architects and developers with a vision to realise.
Their three roller blind ranges, ZIP®, Obscura® and Sunfacta®, provide different technical solutions and great versatility in installation. Each range can utilise hundreds of different roller blind fabrics to ensure compliance with the client's aesthetic and light control requirements. All ranges can be operated manually or motorised.
SHY blinds can produce roller blinds that are small, large, very large, straight, shaped, narrow, curved, vertical, horizontal or angled.
A recent SHY Obscura job
They wanted a single blind to cover the 4.7m wide byfold door opening. The SHY Obscura blind with 1% screen fabric was the perfect choice offering a limited view outside while still allowing diffused light to enter the room.
The 4.7m wide blind is powered by a Somfy 240v motor and control is via a somfy handset.
This video gives information about SHY and includes a test to demonstrate the strength of the SHY zip system compared to the competitions blinds.
SHY® ZIP® blinds are flexible, easy to operate and extremely durable. Developed and proven through years of successful installations – often in very challenging situations – they achieve a standard virtually unsurpassed by any other roller blind screen system on the UK market today.
The heart of the system is SHY®’s specially designed zipper ribbon which is welded to the edges of the blind fabric to create a super-strong, flat, join. The zipper ribbon is securely held in a shaped plastic side channel which allows the blind to run freely and quietly but prevents the fabric from being pulled out of the channel.
The zipper ribbon, the plastic channel and the edge of the blind are all contained within an elegant, slim, aluminium side channel.
With all SHY® ZIP® blinds, the hem bar of the blind is also permanently fixed to the fabric and a brush strip prevents light ingress when the blind runs into the optional bottom channel.
SHY® Sunfacta cassette roller blind systems are ideal for shading large or small areas. Designed specifically for the demanding contract market, the roller barrel and operating mechanism are fully enclosed in a neat headbox.
With five headboxes and nine roller barrel sizes available, SHY® Sunfacta blinds can be installed on windows of many sizes - from standard dimensions up to extremely large areas of bespoke glazing.
SHY® Obscura roller blinds have the look of standard roller blinds - but that is where the similarity ends!
This roller blind system is anything but standard: it can provide maximum overall coverage of 70m2; has fixings/brackets for virtually any situation and clever features like counter-balancing springs, making it as easy to raise an Obscura blind manually as to lower it.