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  • Grand Designs Water Tower Project

    Posted on 7th February 2013 by jenny.

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    CONTROLISS BLINDS GRAND DESIGNS PROJECT | SERIES 9 | EPISODE 5 | THE WATER TOWER | KENNINGTON, LONDON

    Controliss blinds were excited to be tasked with supplying and installing remote control blinds for Channel 4’s 100th Grand Designs episode, the fabulous Grade II listed Water Tower renovation in Kennington London.

    Liaising closely with client Leigh Osborne and the project architects from the early stages of the project. Our brief was to integrate a number of wireless 240v mains powered electric blinds that could be effortlessly controlled as independent zones within the building or as whole groups of blinds.

    Contemporary minimalism was the order of the day and the clean and sleek lines of our hand made pure white Roller blinds collection were the perfect companion to accompany the projects minimalist design theme. The Controliss fabric of choice in the various locations throughout the project was our Oscuro Frost white blackout Roller blind fabric.

    One of the greatest challenges was to seamlessly integrate the remote control blinds over the colossal two storey minimal profile glazed sliding doors that spanned an entire elevation of the cube. The doors which were installed by Fusion Glazing Systems in Notholt, Middlesex are amongst the largest ever installed in Europe. Controliss were able to manufacture and install three Roller blinds at over 2 metres wide and 6 metres drop to ensure the blinds visually maintained the architectural integrity of the doors.

    You can visit Channel 4's Scrapbook for Grand Designs to view some of the fantastic products involved with the project including bathrooms, kitchens, furniture and Controliss blinds.

    This Post was posted in Remote Control and was tagged with blinds, controliss, doors, grand designs, project, remote control blinds, roller

  • Has Anyone Seen The Keys?

    Posted on 4th August 2011 by Andy.

    When it comes to home security, Controliss automatically operated electric blinds can offer significant peace of mind. When controlled with a Controliss programmable remote control handset, your window blinds will operate automatically at a specified times of the day, giving the impression that you are at home, even if you are miles away. Of course, the typical way we cast our home security fears aside is by locking our doors and security system. Developers are continually trying to establish a better system than the everyday, often hard to find, house key.

    Say hello to your new front door key! It’s not a key as you would normally remember, that’s because Yale have invented the Keyfree locking system. It’s very similar to the system we now use to unlock our cars, which is remote control. It’s incredibly easy to use and is great for peace of mind, especially when you’ve just got back from the weekly food shop and it’s raining. Trying to find your keys in the bottom of the bag, whilst holding a load of shopping bags that are ready to burst, and getting wet, isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. With the Yale Keyfree, you can sit in the car, unlock the front door from your seat and, hey presto, you’re straight in with minimum fuss. The key will even talk to you if you want it to. So no more rummaging for keys in your bag, no more key cutting for spares, it is one simple system, which is battery powered. Even if the batteries fail, it still works with its backup emergency power. If you head upstairs and forget to lock the front door, not a problem, one press and you’re safe and secure. The Key Free Locking system comes as part of the handle and locking mechanism inside a multipoint locking door. You have a keypad on the inside, which also works as an alarm, so you can enter a code to lock and unlock, and the alarm sounds if anyone tries to tamper with the door. The remote key fob can lock and unlock from 10 meters away, and there is a slot for a normal key, which will override the system. So you have your remote control key for your car, your TV remote, your Controliss blinds remote and now you can lock and unlock your front and back doors with the Yale Keyfree Remote!

    This Post was posted in Remote Control and was tagged with automatic, blinds, controliss, door, doors, home security, locks, remote, Remote Control, security, system, window

  • Perfect Blinds for Bi Fold Doors

    Posted on 29th June 2011 by Andy.

    Bi fold doors have become an extremely popular choice for properties throughout the UK as an attractive way to invite space and light into the home and open up interior rooms to external garden patio and seating spaces. Electric blinds are proving to be an equally popular companion for bi-folds as an ideal way of controlling light and privacy over these expanses. External bi fold doors open and fold away to create a marvellous expanse between the inside living area and the outdoors, where you can walk straight out into the garden or onto a terrace or other outdoor seating area. The wide variety of doors are available in a range of finishes from uPVC, to aluminium and wood and can open a lot wider than traditional patio or French doors with up to a 95% clearance rather than the 40% offered with traditional patio doors. If you have decided to install Bi Fold doors in your home and would like the option of controlling the amount of light and privacy, Controliss Blinds offer a range of remote control blinds that offer convenient one touch operation for individual or multiple blinds over the bi folds. Battery powered roller blinds can be installed with no fuss and no wiring and when raised the blinds allow the whole bi fold door area to be open without obstruction. Alternatively our range 240v electric blinds can be wired into your mains electricity, the ultra powerful integrated motors allow single blinds to cover larger expanses up to 4 metres wide and 3 metres drop. The combination of a Bi fold door system and Controliss electric window blinds will make for a supremely stylish and practical set up, opening up your home and providing effortless control over space and light.

    This Post was posted in Electric Blinds and was tagged with bi fold doors, bi-fold, blinds, doors, Electric Blinds, folding doors, home, light, patio, roller

  • Dining Room Inspiration

    Posted on 7th February 2011 by yasmin.

    The central focal point of an inspirational and inviting dining room is the dining table and chairs with beautifully designed feature pendant lights and controliss remote controlled blinds coming in an extremely close second. We love the implementation of the monolithic walnut wood slab top and sculptured abstract base of the Italian designed Bonaldo big walnut dining room table. Measuring 3 metres x 1.08 metres (110in x 43in) this dining room table certainly lives up to it's name. The good news for those of us with smaller floor plans to work is that the big daddy version is also available in 2.5 metres, 2.2 metres and 2 metres.

    Considered a design masterpiece you would never believe the Poul Henningson made Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Suspension Light is over 40 years old. This unique and widely imitated design allows you to view the piece from all angles without ever being able to directly see the central light source.

    The first Artichoke lights were actually designed originally for the Laneline Pavilion in Copenhagen and they are still in use to this very day. The lights are now available in two sizes in white, copper and stainless steel finishes. This truly inspirational piece of sophisticated and functional dining room art for commands a premium price tag though so be sure to look around and find a design that suits your budget.

    The nature and location of the dining room within a property often means that there are larger windows such as patio doors, french doors and our favorites the contemporary and popular bifold folding doors. The exceptional functionality and luxurious one touch operation of the Controliss Electric blinds are a perfect way to add that extra level of sophistication that will really make the difference when it comes to the overall ambience of your interior dining space.

    One of the most popular window blinds for use on bi-fold doors are remote control Roller blinds that can be battery powered with everyday AA (LR6) batteries or supplied with mains powered 240V motorisation options for complete integration into the properties electrical supply as well as home automation systems. Be sure to checkout the ultra contemporary Controliss Viveza Platinum Roller blind fabric with its modern metallic appearance.

    This Post was posted in Designers and was tagged with bi-fold, bifold, blinds, controliss, design, dining, doors, lights, room, table

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