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30 May 2024

Integral blinds provide a practical, stylish upgrade for garden rooms

Integral blinds provide a practical, stylish upgrade for garden rooms

Incorporating Uni-Blinds® integral blinds into the windows and doors of garden rooms is an easy way to provide the all-important shading and privacy required in these stand-alone buildings in a sleek, stylish and low maintenance way.

Garden rooms have become a popular choice amongst homeowners with sufficient outdoor space who want to extend their living and working accommodation without the hassle of undertaking a full scale building extension project. Whilst the garden room concept had been gaining traction since the early-2010s, the pandemic boosted sales hugely as more people were forced to work, learn and exercise at home, and these buildings provided a quick and easy way to add space.

One of the most attractive aspects of adding a garden room is the fact that many suppliers offer standard, ‘off the shelf’ designs and sizes with a set specification. In the case of many garden room manufacturers, all buyers need to do is choose the garden room model that best suits their needs and the supply and installation process can begin.

However, like any new extension, garden rooms will still require tailoring when they are ready to use, and this is often when the question of window and door shading first arises. Whilst some garden room manufacturers will offer integral blinds as an additional extra, many will not, which means the home gym, home office, hobby room, yoga studio or granny annexe will need blinds or curtains to make it fit for purpose.

The good news is that Uni-Blinds® integral blinds from Morley Glass can be easily retrofitted into garden room windows and doors. Whether the room is used as a space for work, leisure, or relaxation, replacing the standard IGUs (insulating glass units) with Uni-Blinds® can transform its comfort and useability by providing an easy way to control the amount of light entering the building.

These integral blind units are suitable for the PVC-U, aluminium and timber frames used in the vast majority of garden rooms given that they are manufactured in the standard IGU thicknesses of 28mm and 24mm. All five of the manual and motorised Uni-Blinds® control systems are compatible with garden rooms, and a choice of glass types is available to help maintain a warm, stable internal environment in winter whilst reducing the risk of overheating in summer.


Ian Short, MD of Morley Glass said: “Garden rooms offer great versatility for homeowners who have the available outdoor space, which is demonstrated by the huge variation in what people use them for. But like every room in the house, it is important to ensure a garden room offers the right level of privacy as and when it’s needed, as well as being protected from the effects of strong sunshine.


“Uni-Blinds® are a great solution because they are encapsulated within the double glazed unit. This results in a sleek appearance and they don’t add clutter inside a garden room where space is often fairly restricted. They provide a contemporary look too with modern appeal versus more traditional curtains and blinds – and they require virtually no cleaning or maintenance during their lifetime.”

All Uni-Blinds® are manufactured by Morley Glass at its HQ and production facility near Leeds using ScreenLine® integral blind systems – the world’s leading brand in this sector. Customers can choose from a variety of colours in both Venetian and pleated integral blind styles and the units are suitable for all types of windows and doors, including French doors, bi-fold doors and standard casement windows.

Uni-Blinds® integral blinds are also supplied in the industry’s fastest turnaround, enabling window installers to offer garden room owners the opportunity for a quick transformation. Installers can receive their Uni-Blinds® in as little as 10 working days when ordered by 10am on Thursdays, with the added bonus of complimentary delivery.

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