The advancement of motorisation and home automation systems is changing this with the need for shading to be considered and provided for in the earliest stages of the design. The result of this is that the option to provide for concealed blinds within the construction becomes incredibly attractive, meaning that architects can future proof homes bringing power and data cable to each window. Final decisions regarding blinds can then be left for the client to pick up when they are ready to focus on it.
As a concealment specialist, WindowTreat can provide architects with:
2. Controlled Light and Aesthetics
Being involved from the earliest stages enables discussions about the needs for shading, glare control, blackout, privacy, decorating etc. in all rooms of the house. With our expert guidance, the client can be inspired and make informed decisions on combinations of different window covering solutions to create the dream house.
Whole house considerations:
3. A Journey Together with A Trustworthy Partner – Best Interest of the Customer Put First
Working with a client and their architect and/or designer throughout the project, specifying and assisting with concealment solutions, builds relationship, establishes trust and brand loyalty. When it is time for product sales, the client already has positive feelings towards a company brand and dedication to purchase from the same company, regardless of competitors’ actions.
Considerations when selling concealment solutions:
4. Collaborating with Customers, Architects, Builders & AV Companies
Blinds and AV companies have a lot to benefit from finding local companies with complementary products. Architectural glazing companies, garden room companies and glass window/door providers are obvious examples. They are often considered exceedingly early in-house projects; they often have showrooms demonstrating their products and they frequently get questions about shading and privacy.
Other companies providing recessed or concealed products such as spotlights, speakers or hidden sliding doors should also be considered. The clients, designers, and architects they work with are likely also interested in concealed blinds.
Opportunities to consider:
This is an amazing solution, but if you are in the midst of a new build or extension, then you have the wonderful opportunity to invest in concealed blinds by building Blindspace boxes into the window structure. Concealed blinds using Blindspace are popular due to their minimalist appearance and clean lines.
Another approach, which incredibly is even more minimalist, is to invest in external rooflight blinds that can’t be seen from inside and offer up to 97 per cent solar heat rejection.
Electric Roof Lantern Blinds can be mains-powered. However, you can click the following links to explore solar-powered roof lantern blinds and battery-powered roof lantern blinds.